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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.

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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.

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.”

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The Alvah Stone Offers A View — And Much, Much More

Tucked away in the tiny Franklin County town of Montague (population 8,437), is the Alvah Stone, a small-burg restaurant with a big-world sensibility — one that it comes by honestly.