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Once Upon a Table

36 Main St, "Just Off Main Street Up the Alley", Stockbridge, MA 01262-9701
+1 413-298-3870
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (30 reviews)
“profiteroles” (15 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (13 reviews)
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All hours
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
36 Main St, "Just Off Main Street Up the Alley", Stockbridge, MA 01262-9701
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

400+ positive reviews and I had to be there when the food was inedible and service lacking. The soup specials tasted like dishwater. The waiter concurred. Both removed from menu. The salmon underdone and sent back. The lamb reduction awful. Requests for bread unanswered. All...More

1  Thank Violinistdw
Alan O, Owner at Once Upon a Table, responded to this review

We appreciate all feedback.

Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nestled on the alley just beyond The Red Lion Inn, this small restaurant boasts great service, good food and reasonable prices. We were fortunate to find a table outside. The crab cakes were delocious, served with lemon aoli. My husband had a Cuban sandwich with...More

Thank MeadowlarkNewYork
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing menu, very small and romantic. We are here for Labor day weekend and will be back. Bread is fabulous, and HOT, great coffee. Service is just ok

1  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stopped in here for dinner, did not have a reservation, but was early enough that they could slip me in. I could tell by virtue of how busy the place was that this is a super popular place. I did not want a big meal...More

Thank KaneoheBoy
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Lunched here yesterday. Tiny spot down an alley from the Red Lion Inn. Tables a little close except for patio tables (where they can't serve beer/wine). I had steamed mussels which were good but on the cusp of underdone. Broth was excellent with bread for...More

Thank occasionaltravelerMA
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We tried this based on TripAdvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Very early lunch-omelettes & quiche were our fare. Yummy. Good clam chowder and wine list. Friendly staff. Reasonable portions for lunch. We would return.

Thank sulliau2
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I'm giving it 3 stars because of small portions. Had the ravioli stuffed with oven roasted veggies. Tasted good but only came with 5 raviolis for $14. Left there hungry.

Thank Jerry M
Alan O, Owner at Once Upon a Table, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback,

Reviewed 26 August 2016

I understand why this is considered the best food in town, because everything e had was freshly made form local ingredients and scrumptious . It only has a few tables and the place fills up but service is fast and cheerful and overall we were...More

Thank thejourney2014
Alan O, Owner at Once Upon a Table, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 25 August 2016

Quaint place to share lunch if the wait at Red Lion Inn is too long. Food was just average in size, taste, and overall creativity.

Thank Lindsay D
Alan O, Owner at Once Upon a Table, responded to this review

Thank you for supporting our restaurant and taking the time to review on Trip Advisor. Cheers!

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Selected this restaurant based on reviews. The service was attentive, but the food was average. The chicken special was lackluster. The fish was fine. One person in our group had the beef tenderloin and said it was excellent. The gelato was top notch. If in...More

1  Thank NorDeb1
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Lesley C
For a visit on 2/26 - are there additional vegetarian choices on the dinner menu? I see only 2 pastas...
26 February 2017|
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Response from Alan O | Property representative |
hi, we have vegetarian dumplings available on our dinner menu as well as a "portobella tower" appetizer special that you might enjoy.
Your gazpacho soup is really good. Would you share your recipe with me?
6 August 2016|
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Response from Jeff J |
You sent your question to a reviewer. I think you meant to send your question to Once Upon a Table.
Betty P
What is your seating capacity? Is there parking for a motor coach?
19 January 2015|
Response from Alan O | Property representative |
hi, our seating capacity is 28 - there is street parking where you could potentially park a motor coach.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Main St, "Just Off Main Street Up the Alley", Stockbridge, MA 01262-9701
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Stockbridge
  • Phone Number: +1 413-298-3870
  • E-mail