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Nov 12, 2007 04:39 AM

Dinner rec for barrington, bershires?

Heading up to the bershires the end of the week and good food up there?

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  1. I just made a cooment yesterday about a restaurant in Canaan,NY (Tartufo)
    If you are located in Great Barrington, I think it is about 1/2 hour away; otherwise it is about 15-20 minuted from most other locations in the Berkshires

    1. Where exactly are you headed? Any particular types of food you are looking for in particular? There's some very good food in this direction....give us a reading on your interests and location in the Berkshires, Happy to help if I can.

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      1. re: mvi

        Sorry about my
        We are going to Great Barrington for three nights. We are looking for anything from nice lunch spots to fireside dining. We are not picky just like good food. Also any good things to see while up that way would be a great help. Thanks

        1. re: luv2eatct

          Old Inn on the Green (New Marlboro) Rte. 57
          Chez Nous (Lee) Main Street
          Trattoria Rustica (Pittsfield)
          The Williamsville Inn (Housatonic) Rte 183
          Bistro Rouge (Wets Stockbridge)

          I find that all of these places are tasty.

          1. re: breadfan

            I'll second Rouge -- very much enjoy the place. It's not frouffy, has a charming atmosphere, and delicious.

          2. re: luv2eatct

            John Andrews is a 15 minute drive away in S. Egremont and a real favorite here. (Check this board for the great reviews.)

            As far as Great Barrington is concerned, there are some real gems here. I can add Bizen for sushi, Baba Louie's for the best pizza I have ever had (and I am not a pizza fan), Castle Street and Pearl's for a nice all around experience, and Martin's for breakfast. The Old Mill is also in S. Egremont but not as long a drive as John Andrews is. Nice atmosphere. The food is more innovative at John Andrews but I have not been disappointed at The Old Mill, even though I was prepared to be. Maybe the name turned me off? But I have always liked it. The Stagecoach Tavern in Sheffield is cozy and warm with good food, and The Woodland, which is in Lakeville CT, (25 minute drive) has an excellent menu. Old Inn on the Green is another favorite here- it is in New Marlboro.

            It's a good time of year to come. There's so much to do from antiques shopping to museums to used book stores to a nice hike in the woods. Have fun.

            1. re: mvi

              i second everything MVI just said! im glad woodland was brought up....doesnt really get mention here but its supposed to be VERY GOOD ( i havent been in 5+ years before owners changed ) but i have been hearing rave reviews from friends. every year my dad gets my 2 sisters and i gift certificates for the restaurant of our choice for christmas and its usually JA but i think this year were going to do the dying to try it.

        2. We just spent the weekend in Lenox and had some fantastic sushi at Fin.

          1. Thank you so much for all the great recs. Ill let you all know how it went

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            1. re: luv2eatct

              Have fun- I hope you make it to John Andrews which is a real favorite here. Worth the drive!

              I forgot to mention our favorite food store- Guido's. It is special. Just south of downtown Great Barrington. They do have take out meals, soup, etc., but no place to sit down and eat. Everyone loves Guido's.

              Have fun.