The Alvah Stone wins big in "Best of the Valley Awards 2019" including First Place for
Best Creative American Restaurant, Best Service/Waitstaff, Most Romantic, and Best Desserts. LEARN MORE
The Alvah Stone - The Best Small-Town Restaurant in Massachusetts

“The Best Small-Town Restaurant” in Massachusetts
— Thrillist

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The Alvah Stone is housed in the national historic landmark Montague Mill (ca. 1834) and offers authentic American food and drink in an atmosphere that is rustic, casual, and creative. Come join us for modern, ingredient-driven, regional, and seasonal food, along with craft beers, new- and old-world wines, and our much-admired cocktail list. Featuring both house favorites and timeless classics, The Alvah Stone’s drink menu has become well-known throughout New England. We are open day and night with indoor and outdoor dining rooms, including a patio overlooking the beautiful falls of the Sawmill River.

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A community gathering hub for locals, a popular spot for visitors, and a coveted destination for special events, The Alvah Stone has been recognized regionally and nationally for its genuine hospitality and world-class food and drink. Stop in anytime or make a reservation for your next visit. Everyone is welcome here and everyone is comfortable here. Come see why and make us your spot.

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The Alvah Stone offers a unique experience that your guests will never forget. Come celebrate with us at the memorable Montague Mill, a national historic landmark on the Sawmill River.
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MASSLIVE: Alvah Stone offers award winning dining experience

No one has ever questioned that the Alvah Stone is a gorgeous venue, and as we descended the ramp onto the deck overlooking the falls of the Sawmill River we were reminded why. Having heard that a tweak to service and menus being deemed “Alvah 5.0” had just resulted in multiple regional dining awards, we were anxious to take a fresh look at this beautiful restaurant’s service and food.


Masslive: Dinner with a view. 23 of the best waterfront restaurants in Massachusetts

Everyone agrees that The Alvah Stone is a gorgeous restaurant tucked away in Franklin County. Sit outside and you have a sight of a waterfall.

“If there were 10 stars to select, I’d give them all! Amazing atmosphere (sat outside near the waterfall). Food was incredible, as the sharing plates came out, each was better than the last- we didn’t want them to stop coming!” - Kimberly M.


The Alvah Stone launches “Alvah 5.0” with new look, feel, and tastes at the beloved Bookmill restaurant and BAR; wins big in Best of the Valley 2019

April 2019 marks five successful years for the Alvah Stone Restaurant and Bar. To celebrate, the restaurant has reimagined elements of its menus, décor and uniforms. The new “Alvah 5.0” dinner menu has been redesigned to provide an even more rewarding encounter with Alvah classics and soon-to-be-favorites. The Alvah Stone is also very proud to announce that the restaurant and bar has won an unprecedented eight “Best of the Valley” awards in 2019.

Best Cheeseburger in Western Massachusetts

THRILLIST: The Best Small-Town Restaurant in Massachusets

“But once you're seated on the Alvah's plank wood deck overlooking the rushing Sawmill River, digging into your delicate chicken liver mousse on toasted rye, smoked sorghum chicken wings, or pillowy gnocchi alla Romana, and sipping on wild fermented hard cider or an Old Pal cocktail on tap, you'll feel a zillion miles away from any frat house or strip-mall Target.”