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Pera Mediterranean Bistro owner Fahri Karakaya was born and raised in Turkey and has years of hospitality management under his belt, most recently at The Breakers in Palm Beach. And it shows in Pera’s warm, relaxing atmosphere and top-notch food. There are no deep-fried falafel balls here – Chef Randall Beaudoin sautees in olive oil, and the result is deliciously flaky spanikopita and the best falafel I’ve ever tasted. The high standards carry over into dinner and dessert: The lamb for the lamb burger ($10, with arugula, feta cheese, and cusabi dressing) is ground fresh daily; the menu includes seasonal offerings like a summer watermelon salad; and the popular mussels appetizer changes flavors daily. Dinner ($15-$29) is a mix of American and Mediterranean dishes, and includes the popular Calamari Fra Diablo, Mediterranean scrod, and chicken or lamb kebabs. Dessert ($6-$7) includes baklava, gelato from SoCo Creamery, and flourless chocolate cake and Irish whiskey cake from Crazy Russian Girls Neighborhood Bakery located right over the border in Bennington.
60 Spring St., Williamstown, MA
Open Sunday—Wednesday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.