One of the things we’re most proud of in Amherst is the wealth of dining options available Downtown. How many towns can boast an African restaurant across the street from a gourmet French restaurant, or a locally-grown Chinese restaurant across the street from an award-winning brunch place? And that’s not even considering our excellent cafe culture! Come downtown and check it out.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11:30am-10pm
Address: 63 South Pleasant St
Serving Antojitos (appetizers), Ensaladas (salads), Comida De La Gente (entrees) vegetarian, poultry, fish, beef and pork entrees, and don’t forget our sweet dessert, our Flan is the best! We cater, too!
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-6pm, Saturday 8am-6pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
Address: 1 East Pleasant St
A jazz/blues themed cafe serving gourmet sandwiches, Soups, Salads, Desserts and Home of Sugar Jones Cookies. Gift Certificates and Catering Available. Serving breakfast & lunch all day, specialty gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Sunday 11am-10pm
Address: 26 Main St
Serving delicious pizza and Italian dishes. Pasta e Basta is a trattoria style Italian restaurant located in downtown Amherst, near Amherst Books. Featuring a varied selection of pastas and sauces, all of which can be combined as a meal.
Hours: Every day 11am-1am
Address: 15 East Pleasant St
Amherst’s family restaurant since 1968. Open every day for lunch and dinner. Fresh fish specials, sandwiches, Mexican, salads, dinners. Creative casual menu. Wednesday nights feature magician Fran Ferry and kids eat free. Patio dining weather permitting.
No college town would be complete without a few places to toss one back, either. Many of our restaurants serve alcohol with your meal, and there are also several pubs and stores if you’re looking for something particular.
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6:30pm, Sunday noon-5pm
Address: 233 North Pleasant St
Email: Amherst Wines & Spirits is totally dedicated to the enjoyment and learning of wine. Our shop features a selection unlike most others – many labels you won’t find elsewhere. This is because, in selecting wines for the shop, we care about only two things – what does the wine taste like and what does it cost. If it does not taste like what’s on the label (a Chianti, for instance, should taste like Chianti) or if the price is too high for what we’re tasting, we don’t stock it. Pretty simple actually.