Where to Eat in Northampton: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Moriah Teneyck

Artists, farmers, scholars and professionals come together in harmony in beautiful Northampton, where the Connecticut River winds through the wooded hills of the Pioneer Valley. Once home to such diverse notables as U.S. president Calvin Coolidge, abolitionist Sojourner Truth, author Kurt Vonnegut and punk rockers Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, and current home of the all women's Smith College, the city is famed for its arts scene and liberal values, plus a thriving lesbian community.
Things to do in Northampton

1. Jake's Restaurant

17 King St, Northampton, MA 01060-3221 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 413-584-9613
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 270 reviews

Jake's Restaurant

Reviewed By Lubeking3000 - Massachusetts

The eggs are really special not scrambled out of a box. Crazy hash options not my thing but most customers love it!

2. Sylvester's Restaurant

111 Pleasant St, Ste 1, Northampton, MA 01060-4179 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 16 +1 413-586-5343
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 315 reviews

Sylvester's Restaurant

Reviewed By Helen S - Western Mass

We went there today about 9 am and it was already crowded but well worth the wait. The portions are generous and the coffee delicious. I had the wicked Pete,s omelet with pesto, feta cheese , spinach, onions and tomatoes. My friend had the eggs Benedict. Our server was friendly and helpful. We did not feel neglected. Best place for breakfast for miles around. On Sundays the parking is free in the municipal lot nearby!

3. Amanouz Cafe

44 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060-3150 Takeout, Seating Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 413-585-9128
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 228 reviews

Amanouz Cafe

Reviewed By susanseider - West Hartford CT

We came in on the early side for dinner and there were a few tables available. You need to order at the counter and pay when you order. You can get your own drinks and silverware and sit down with a number at your table. We were expecting a really good meal and it surpassed our expectations on all accounts. The lamb and lentils on onion crepe, lamb tagine with mixed veggies and mixed avocado salad were all fabulous! We ended with a pistachio baklava that was also first rate. I wish we had a restaurant like this near where we live, because we 'd be in there all the time! Loved it so much, we are returning tomorrow morning for breakfast... Heck with Jakes... This place is on a way different and higher level!

4. Paul & Elizabeth's

150 Main St, Ste 5, Northampton, MA 01060-3598 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 33 +1 413-584-4832
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 318 reviews

Paul & Elizabeth's

Reviewed By HMFoodie - Natick, MA

Convenient location in Thorne’s marketplace. We were a bit disappointed with our dinner. The antipasto special (feta cheese, apple, fried artichokes and olives served with focaccia) sounded interesting, but the greens were a bit wilted and needed dressing and the focaccia was unremarkable. A friend enjoyed the pasta special, however another was disappointed with a shrimp dish. Friendly, albeit somewhat inattentive service. Apple pie with vanilla ice cream was the highlight of the meal. Great spot for break from shopping. Desserts viewed from the pastry case looked good!

5. Local Burger & Fries

16 Main St, Ste 1, Northampton, MA 01060-3194 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 413-586-5857
Excellent
49%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 248 reviews

Local Burger & Fries

Reviewed By leavingagain14 - Westfield, New Jersey

I ordered a portabello burger and a chocolate shake. I don't know how the burger was so greasy but it was and it kept sliding out of the bun. Long lasting aftertaste. I guess when you are in a burger place you should order the burger for the best experience. I have to admit the milkshake as very good.

6. Bombay Royale

1 Roundhouse Plz, Suite 4, Northampton, MA 01060-3545 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 413-341-3537
Excellent
80%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Bombay Royale

We are a fine Indian Cuisine restaurant providing services like : Dine In, Take Outs, Catering, Delivery (to start soon) and Gift Cards

Reviewed By vleskes - Williamsburg, Massachusetts

Bombay Royale catered our daughter's wedding. They created a beautiful and delicious buffet. The guests all loved it, whether they were carnivores, vegetarians, and/or gluten free eaters. The staff was well organized and responsive to our requests. The presentation was stunning, and the price was very reasonable.

7. Eastside Grill

19 Strong Ave, Northampton, MA 01060-3922 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +1 413-586-3347
Excellent
49%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 347 reviews

Eastside Grill

Reviewed By MercJK - Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Early Valentine's Day dinner. Walked in on a Saturday afternoon around 4:45 p.m. without a reservation. Had a wonderful table. Filled up very quickly. Had a great ceasar salad and Gorgonzola bread appetizer. Our entrees were equally as good. Steak with scallops cooked perfectly.

8. Fitzwilly's

23 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060-1469 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 12 - SGD 25 +1 413-584-8666
Excellent
34%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 299 reviews

Fitzwilly's

Reviewed By Judybec - Bernardston, Massachusetts

This place is always busy but well worth a visit. Service is good ad food is excellent. The menu is large and varied. You can get a full meal, sandwich, or just drink and appetizers .Judy- Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Fitzwilly's with the TripAdvisor community. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again in the future. Fred Gohr Owner

9. Green Bean

241 Main St, Ste 1, Northampton, MA 01060-3574 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 413-584-2326
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Green Bean

This restaurant has been open for at least two years, serving what are probably the best breakfasts in Northampton. Why is it missing from TripAdvisor? It can be found reviewed on Yelp, Chowhound, Happy Cow, Urban Spoon, Insider Pages, and more. Get with it, Trip Advisor!

Reviewed By World traveler K - Northampton, Massachusetts

Freshest variety of egg plates, #pancakes, sandwiches! It is my top pick for #breakfast! My fav Zorba, the greek (pix), & the delicious, easily digested buckweat blueberries huge pancake (pix). Fresh, home-made, quick serve foods! I highly recommend for breakfast. Its worth traveling for!

10. The Sierra Grille

41 Strong Ave, Northampton, MA 01060-3922 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 413-584-1150
Excellent
52%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 193 reviews

The Sierra Grille

Reviewed By SO194 - Sparta, New Jersey

Went here with work colleagues upon recommendation and we were all very pleased with our food and the service. The menu is very practical and creative as you first pick your protein and then you have your choice of accompanying sauce. Which is brilliant! How often when eating out you go to select your protein only to have the sauce not be what you had in mind or what you were in the mood for!
We all ordered steak (ribeye and filet)with the incredible Mac n Cheese ! You get to then pick your choice of 2 sides. (A lot to choose from -French fries, Mac n Cheese, vegetables etc)
I️ could have just had the MAC n Cheese as a meal but my filet was cooked to perfection.
Same room for dessert as the beignets are a must order! They have a very extensive and reasonable liquor/beer/speciality drink menu and they serve cappuccino and espresso!
We will definitely be back here again and wewould recommend you give them a try!

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