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Feb 17, 2007 07:05 AM

Cheap good lunch in/near Lenox, MA--Love Dog?

I realize others have written extensively about eating in and around Lenox but a lot of the posts I've read are either a few years old or are about more expensive places. I know Lenox isn't the best place for cheap food. I would like to stay very close to Lenox (Lee, Stockbridge, West Stockbridge) and am looking--ideally--for healthy, delicious, inexpensive food, preferably a place where we can eat for well under $10 each. What happened to Love Dog? I tried calling last night and the person who answered said "Jonathan's."

Thanks for your help!


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  1. Love Dog was sold about a year and half ago and became The Source Cafe, which lasted only a couple of months. It's now Jonathan's and they apparently don't do any cooking on premise--everything's brought in from the owner's other place, which I believe is in Great Barrington. Downtown Lenox doesn't have a lot to offer in the way of lunch places at this time of year. I like the food at Dish a lot, but I'm not sure if they're open for lunch now, or just do dinner. Dish has wonderful soups and interesting options for lunch. Napa is open for lunch year round and is certainly respectable, if not wildly exciting--they do salads and sandwiches, and also soups. Zinc serves lunch, but I'm not a fan of the place, and they're certainly more expensive than the other places in town.

    1. Another option is the Olde Heitage Tavern in downtown Lenox, they do a decent burger and prices are quite reasonable. Arizona Pizza towards pittsfield does great wood-fired pizzas, though I've been disappointed with other entrees. Bennigan's recently opened a branch next to where Love Dog was, I wasn't impressed with the food, service was great, but they're probably in your price range. Enjoy and report back!

      1. Hmmm...thanks. I'm definitely not going to Bennigan's! Does anyone know if Bombay Grill has a lunch menu (prices in the 8-10 range for entrees) as well as their lunch buffet?

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        1. re: smittys

          I'm reasonably sure that Bombay only does their buffet at lunch. Their food's really tasty, and I'm not a big fan of buffets, but they do it very well. They bring Naan to the table straight from the oven--yum!

          1. re: The Bezerkshirite

            The Bombay Grill used to only do a buffet on Sundays (darn good one). The Indian restaurant north of Lenox in a motel 0n Rt.7 used to do a weekday buffet. The Indian Restaurant in downtown Pitsfield on North St. used to have a pretty good lunch buffet too.

        2. Lee's Diner in Lee. Or there's a Mexican place on the main drag (Diner is at end, perpendicular) that's not expensive, though I haven't eaten there in years.

          There's an Indian restaurant Bombay Bar & Grill at Best Western Black Swan Inn outside of Lee But it seems pricy, though maybe less so for lunch?
          If you go down to Gt Barrington, there's Baba Louie's pizza (creative and tasty) and back in an alley off the main drag that leads to a night club there's a hole in the wall Mexican that's very good and very cheap.

          Or you could buy some sushi at Guido's market, though watch out for your wallet because there is so much wonderful food to buy!
          My choice would be Zinc for mussels. Memorable!

          1. Hey, what about Paradise of India in Lee? Is it decent? I just found their menu online and it's cheap for lunch!