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Lumber Yard

383 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002
+1 413-253-4200
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
383 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Five of us met for dinner. We made reservations and were seated right away. Three of us in the group don't drink alcohol which apparently wasn't okay with our server, Christina. She frowned when we declined drinks and the frown only turned into a sour...More

Thank Vicki H
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Because the only dining area is small and it is in an old building, the acoustics are terrible. It was full the night we were there and very difficult to have a conversation. The food was mixed. My husband's chicken was delicious with nicely added...More

Thank Bkingsha
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Scallops were the stand-out dish. Each scallop was cooked to perfection, though I was not impressed by the other items on the plate - it was supposed to include smoked salmon, but its spiciness overwhelmed this dish. I did have an excellent cocktail, and the...More

Thank Queezle22
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Pleasant atmosphere and Great cocktails. In spite of the open space there was not a lot of ambient noise. Great selection on menu. Excellent service.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Just walked into the restaurant. There wasn't any one else there but the women behind the bar told me hey we're closed. It is 10:14, even there website said they close at 11:00 today. Guess she didn't want to stay late today. Could have just...More

1  Thank Christine R
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The lumber yard has a great bar that a friend and I like to sit at for dinner - makes it a bit more casual. The fried brussel sprouts are my favorite - amazing! and they made them cheese free to meet my vegan preference....More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The food is excellent. The ambience is relaxed and romantic. The music is good on evenings it's available. Friendly staff. Don't expect quick service. A little pricey but well worth it if you can afford it!

Thank pmblood
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We have visited here a number of times for work dinners and also informally with friends - sitting at the bar. Creative menu options, and a good selection of wines and beers. The food and service have been uniformly excellent. The restaurant can get a...More

Thank PHR_911
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We called during a Wednesday early afternoon for a six pm reservation and were told that we would have to wait until 6:30. When we arrived. there were very few people in the restaurant. We told the person who greeted us that we were early...More

2  Thank LynneS271
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Throughout graduate school, I would escape and treat myself to a solo dinner at the bar at the Lumber Yard. It was something nice to look forward to since the staff, menu, food and ambiance were all consistently delightful-- The Airline cut chicken is brined...More

Thank Emily T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 383 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-253-4200
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An elegant bar with hand-crafted cocktails & live jazz music every Thursday night.
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