Pera Bistro

60 Spring St, Williamstown MA 01267
$ Mediterranean Recommended Editor's Pick Outdoor Seating

Healthy and Fresh Mediterranean Restaurant in Williamstown, MA. Our dining room has a spacious 23 tables, but we do fill up fast. Please ensure your table is ready and waiting for you when you arrive by either calling us directly at (413) 458-8676 with your party’s preferences or by using the form below to set your reservation. For parties of 6 or more, please call us directly so we can make sure to serve you promptly and properly. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in our Mediterranean restaurant soon!

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 60 Spring St, Williamstown MA 01267
  • Cross Street: Mohawk Trail
  • Cuisine: American | Mediterranean |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Available
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: 15.00 |
  • Staff: Jose Huasasquiche | Chef
  • Phone: (413) 458-8676
  • Features: Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Business Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.67 out of 5 stars based on 551 votes

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Jan 29, 2023
Bill S.
Service and food were very good! Will definately be back!

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Jan 23, 2023
Ellen D.
Best food I have had EVER!! I was talking about the dinner for days after. The experience was culinary magic! Chef Carlos is an artist. Will be returning many times! I know this review may sound like hyperbole, but it was truly an amazing, uniquely satisfying meal.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 16, 2023
Clarence F.
Our first time at Pera with our son, a Williams College sophomore (he has been there on his own). We'll be back as soon as possible. The food was outstanding, the service top-notch and the ambiance very pleasant even when the restaurant was full at prime time on Saturday evening. A real Spring Street gem!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 30, 2022
David H.
The food was delicious, the service was excellent and Tyler's recommendations were perfect! Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2022
David S.
We had an amazing dinner fro start to finish - best Spanakopita ever! - delicious Seafood Tagine, chicken and lamb kebabs, a trio of baklava for dessert. Owner and wait staff couldn't have been nicer!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2022
Patty M.
Our waiter was impressive by his recommendations to us, getting a new battery for the heater and being very attentive. The lamb and red lentil soup was exceptionally delicious.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 17, 2022
Ron T.
Very busy Saturday night. Owner and staff were remarkable. Friendly, composed... Food, superb. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2022
Debbi L.
Food, Service, and Ambiance were fabulous. I would go back there anytime I am in Williamstown.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 04, 2022
Beverly S.
We had a great dinner and nice choice for my brother who is vegetarian. Took another reviewers advice and started with the Muhammara appetizer. OMG this was so delicious and when I asked the owner how it was made he obliged and gave the most wonderful step by step process on how fresh all the ingredients must be. Our dinner for four consisted of Lamb burgers, watermelon salad,wild mushroom ravioli. Every dish was delicious, fresh ,tasty and presented beautiful. And a great value I must add. Look fwd to dinner again and this lovely restaurant..

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 20, 2022
John M.
Friendly Excellent food Graciousness to all guests A welcome respite for me

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 04, 2022
Heidi B.
Outstanding food in a small “Main Street” location. Excellent service, very nice atmosphere. I’d return on another visit to this region.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 27, 2022
Douglas S.
Excellent good. Good service and smbience

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Aug 25, 2022
Bernard R.
Great experience. Food was outstanding.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2022
curt c.
The food was delicious. Everything we got was very tasty. The service staff was attentive, even though they were very busy. The owner was very friendly. It was so good we went back the next day for lunch.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2022
Paul S.
The grilled trout special was super! My favorite main course I have eaten this summer.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 06, 2022
Rick E.
Wonderful food. Great service. Friendly staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2022
Karen F.
Love this restaurant! Reasonable and delicious! The mushroom ravioli is exquisite! Spanakopita and other traditional dishes also excellent! A favorite in Williamstown.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 26, 2022
David K.
This is so far above the regular standard of "Mediterranean Cuisine" that there is simply no comparison; the sampler was outstanding, as was the mushroom ravioli. Not cheap, but very good value for what we got. Highest recommendation.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 20, 2022
Patricia T.
We love this restaurant. Had hoped foe dinner outside but weather didn’t cooperate. We got a great table by the window snd couldn’t have been happier.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Jul 20, 2022
Maggie K.
Arrived an hour early, and a table was graciously found. Service was excellent. Good temp inside on a very hot day. Not too noisy. Comfortable. Too much sauce on the wild mushroom ravioli, but delicious flavor. Good in-house brewed iced tea.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 09, 2022
lorraine W.
Excellent food, ambiance and a wonderful staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 06, 2022
Elizabeth L.
We had such a nice start to our graduation weekend celebration at Pera. The service was excellent, including personal service from the owner and excellent wait service overall from the servers. We love Pera and go there every time we visit Williamstown. Lovely, laid-back atmosphere with delicious food!

Overall: 10/10
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May 21, 2022
Henry A.
Every aspect of this dining experience was excellent. I would not vhange a thing.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 14, 2022
Anna J.
Wonderful ambiance and delicious food.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 12, 2022
KURT L.
The atmosphere was wonderful. The waitstaff was very attentive to you and courteous. The food was terrific.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 30, 2022
Brian K.
We had a wonderful experience. Everything we tried was something new. Our server was great with suggestions, and we altered our choices based on his recommendations, with both entree and wine choices. We thoroughly enjoyed our entire experience. Highly recommend. Will definitely return.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 15, 2022
Jenny C.
THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED AFTER BEING ALLOWED TO MAKE A RESERVATION ON THIS WEBSITE!!!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 26, 2021
Betty G.
The restaurant was closed for Christmas!!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 21, 2021
Annie G.
Great!!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 28, 2021
Karin S.
The restaurant was closed, due to a gas leak. But a note on the door to inform us of this fact would have been most helpful!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 26, 2021
Elizabeth S.
Amazing staff and food! Highly recommend and very accommodating!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2021
Ruth L.
Wonderful food and friendly, prompt service! Pera Bistro has created a delightful garden terrace on their street front space. We had an exceptional experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 02, 2021
Rebeca C.
Excellent, fresh, tasty food. Generous portions and wonderful service.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 23, 2020
Brian W.
The food was amazing! Best kabobs I have ever had. Cozy, great service and the owner a wonderful bubbly Turk came to greet us and check on our meal. Will definitely be going back

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 14, 2020
Susan D.
Wonderful place to eat!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 11, 2020
Rebecca Z.
Closed mondays and Tuesday’s...found out the hard way!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Nov 05, 2022
Stephen M.
We had a great dinner and experience - food, wine and service. Loved the ambiance.

Overall: 9/10
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Oct 24, 2022
Rachel B.
The restaurant was as stated - the food was fresh and well prepared.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 26, 2022
Bill N.
Food was very good. I had lamb kabobs which were a little over overdone but very tasty. The chicken tagline was very flavorful. Restaurant was short staffed but worker’s hustled

Overall: 9/10
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Sep 15, 2022
Jeff S.
Food and service was excellent. Tirning water glasses upside down on tables not very hygenic. Also, table was very wobbly leading to spilled drinks througout the meal.

Overall: 9/10
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Sep 14, 2022
Doretta M.
Wonderful food and service. Only recommendation is to somehow prevent the flies from getting into the dining area.

Overall: 9/10
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Sep 13, 2022
Philip M.
wonderful mediterranean food, gracious host, excellent service.

Overall: 9/10
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Aug 18, 2022
Troy M.
A menu with many attractive choices; well-prepared, tasty dishes; attentive service; and a lively vibe in the air all made for a thoroughly satisfying experience. A real jewel.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2022
Ted W.
Overall very pleasant dining experience. Mezes and main courses were really great. Only glitch was our online reservation was not in their reservation book. But all went well and had a nice table by the front window. House music perhaps a bit loud for those with hearing loss.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 03, 2022
PETER W.
Interesting food at reasonable prices in a nice small space.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 7/10
Nov 27, 2021
Amy F.
Great food! No vegan dessert on buffet but vegan main dish was excellent. Need to say in advance that service charge is automatically included in final bill even for a table of two!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
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Value: 8/10
Sep 06, 2021
Hope H.
Food was generous and well prepared. Only service was poor. I think servers were overworked but that seems to be a common problem now.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
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Oct 13, 2020
William S.
Tableagent sent me a confirmation email that apparently did not teach the restaurant so they had no record of my reservation. Fortunately they could accommodate us, a party of 2. Once the front door was closed it became comfortable to eat there. The food was very good. The wait staff was able to serve us at the leisurely pace we desired. They wete very friendly and attentive without being annoying. A rarity in today's dining scene. Highly recommended. Most area restaurants seemed to focus on Pizza and Bar Food. This place was a much appreciated departure from that.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Oct 12, 2020
Paul S.
Two heaters outside are not enough. Overall, we enjoyed our meal and our service was very good.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 21, 2020
perry G.
excellent food and service- had scallops

Overall: 9/10
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Aug 10, 2020
Jessica B.
Wonderful meal, fresh ingredients, very well prepared. The only downside were the bees!

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 8/10
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Jul 14, 2020
WILLIAM C.
Good food, friendly hospitality

Overall: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 06, 2022
Kristine H.
The food was absolutely delicious and such a nice variety. Staff were very friendly and prompt.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Jul 06, 2022
Chris S.
Falafel needs more seasoning as it was bland, also smaller balls to improve texture. Service was very attentive, tho we did wait a long time for dessert. Please provide a plate/bowl for mussel shells - no place to put them, tho one was provided when we asked.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 6/10
Jan 16, 2022
Bob O.
We had Lamb Kebobs and the meat was over cooked with a lot of grizzle. Vegetables were excellent!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 06, 2021
Mary Beth M.
We have visited Pera Bistro on many visits to Williamstown. This visit, the food was solid but not as stellar as before. However, all other aspects of the experience were positive and we will return again.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 16, 2021
Vikram M.
Great food and service

Overall: 8/10
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Oct 04, 2021
David D.
Very good... we enjoyed!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 01, 2021
Patricia T.
Better social distancing in light of new outbreaks. Service was great. Anew young female sever who is doing great.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 19, 2021
Paul C.
Our friends recommended Pera and the food was delicious. Asked the waiter about the difference between your Albariño and Tempranillo red wines. He didn’t know but sent someone over. The man told us that they were from 2 different countries which we already knew. We wanted info as to sweet vs dry and heavy vs light. Clearly he didn’t want to take the time.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 7/10
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Value: 7/10
Aug 10, 2022
Seyla B.
The main courses were not good. The lamb was very dry. Appetizers and desert were better.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 09, 2022
Leah W.
I used to love Pera and this was the first time back since 2019. I ordered my favorites and was disappointed. The lamb burger had too many spices, too much cumin. I would suggest leaving the lamb unadorned and flavored by the yummy sauce on the bun. And the Pera salad was limp and not evenly dressed. The wait staff, while friendly, had difficulty understanding our orders. While disappointed, I will go back again hoping the food is like I remember.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 10, 2021
Cathy P.
We always enjoy coming to Pera when in town. Always packed (best to have a reservation). They are short staffed now causing all of the servers including the owner to do double duty and run like crazy. Their take on a lobster roll was not successful in my opinion, but their traditional food is always good.