62 Main Street
Review: Pretty good Chinese food although they experiment too much with ingredients
not typically found in Chinese dishes.
Amherst Brewing Company
24 North Pleasant Street
Review: Excellent beer with standard brew pub fare. Good burgers.
31 North Pleasant Street
Review: An outstanding pizza joint. A large selection of specialty pizzas at very
affordable prices. Clearly a UMass student and faculty favorite.
11 North Pleasant Street
Review: Excellent sushi and typical Japanese dishes. Affordably priced for a sushi bar.
Cannot comment on associated steak house.
65 University Drive
Review: Excellent pizza. Try their specialty pizzas with traditional Greek ingredients.
Get the chicken gyro and ask for extra sauce and feta cheese.
Atkin’s Farm Country Market (in South Amherst)
Route 116 and Bay Road
Review: Not a restaurant but has many prepared food items. Definitely the best grocery
store in the area. The deli is exceptional. Also features in-store made sushi.
Bertucci’s Brick Oven Ristorante
51 East Pleasant Street
Review: Very good pizza at an affordable price. Good Italian dishes.
351 Northampton Road
Review: Very nice Chinese restaurant with lunch and dinner buffets. The price for the
buffets is a bit high but definitely worth it. The menu items are an excellent deal. Get
the tangerine chicken and the scallops in black bean sauce.
51 North Pleasant Street
Review: Nice atmosphere with a reasonably priced menu. The popovers are a must.
La Piazza Ristorante
30 Boltwood Walk
Review: Exceptional food. Our highest rating for Italian cuisine.
Bistro 63 Monkey Bar and Grill
63 North Pleasant Street
Review: Exceptional food. It is all good but I prefer the lamb chops. The best we have
encountered in the US.
96 Russell Street
Review: Exceptional food. Pricey but not when you consider the food preparation,
ingredients, atmosphere. Try the small dishes to maximize the experience. Should get
reservations and try to sit near piano player. Awesome experience all around.
Tony and Penny’s
18 Canterbury Street
Review: Excellent traditional Portuguese food. You cannot go wrong. Dishes are huge
so there is always enough for next day.
1428 Center Street
Review: Excellent restaurant featuring Italian and Portuguese dishes. We are partial to
the Portuguese dishes. The proprietor is super nice. Try the mariscada. You won’t be
disappointed. Nice clean bar as well.
45 State Street
Review: Exceptional Indian food. They use many non-traditional ingredients and it
works every time. The owners are very welcoming. You will find yourself craving the
food. Try the lobster with curry and pomegranate. The Chana Samosa is absurdly good.
41 Main Street
Review: Exceptional Sushi restaurant. The very best selection and best tasting in the
area. Try the Zen shrimp appetizer (wrapped in potato noodle and deep fried). It is
2 Bridge Street
Review: Excellent Thai food. The best in the area. Cannot go wrong with any of the
489 Granby Road
Review: Exceptional food. Definitely worth the money. Tapas style dishes with Spanish
and Portuguese influences.
577 South Main Street
Review. This is an exceptional Italian restaurant. Worth the drive. The pizzas are
583 Washington Street
Review: There is outstanding and then there is Blue Ginger. It is in a category by itself.
Chef Ming Tsai is a genius with food. Every dish is an experience you will not forget.
My personal favorite is the Sake-Miso Marinated Alaskan Butterfish but the Asian-
Lacquered Poussin with Tamarind-Hoisin Sauce or the Grilled-Black Pepper Lobster
with Lemongrass Fried Rice are great as well. Exquisite ambience and outstanding wait
512 North Road
Review: This one may be a challenge to get to but worth it. Located in Menemsha Bay
on Martha’s Vineyard. This restaurant offers the very best lobster dishes. The baked
stuffed lobster is ridiculously good. Breathtaking sunsets. BYOB (they have a corking
fee). Only open in the summer months.
1282 Worcester Road
Review: An extreme Asian buffet. Cannot be compared to any other. It is outstanding.
Wear loose clothing
Spain of Narrangansett
1144 Ocean Road
Review: Exceptional Spanish and Portuguese food. Near the Narragansett beaches so
plan a day or weekend trip.
Whately Center – Chestnut Plain Road
Review: Romantic atmosphere. Excellent food. Traditional New England. Recommend