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Dec 13, 2009 08:18 PM

Christmas in Berkshires

Setting up a new home in Columbia County NY (Hillsdale) over the holidays. So close to Berkshires and need a place or two for dinner on Xmas eve and Xmas. Who is open? Thanks.

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  1. Go to for a complete list of which restaurants are open for Christmas right through New Year's

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    1. re: catnip

      I have a house in Stockbridge, and a trick we always used was to go to the inns that have restaurants. They remain open on the actual holiday. I believe we went to the Williamsville Inn, Aubergine in the past... the Old Mill was always open on New Years Eve so maybe they're open on xmas and xmas eve. Anyway, think of the restaurants that are in Inns and you'll come up with some good stuff. Good luck and enjoy your new place! Great location.

      1. re: jessheslin

        BTW in case you didn't know, the Williamsville Inn is in W Stockbridge not Williamstown... There is also the Candlelight Inn in Lenox and the Red Lion Inn. I haven't eaten at any of these places in quite some time so can't vouch for the chow but just brainstorming for you.

        A New Years treat we also used to do is to go crazy at Guido's and have an easy but gourmet dinner: lobster bisque, prepared meat or seafood dish, etc. All the stuff you drool over at Guido's but feel is too extravagant. If you are just 2 or 3 people it is a fun splurge (a bit too expensive for a big crowd). Nothing like not having to drive on a holiday :-)

        1. re: jessheslin

          Candlelight is closed, I believe( no great loss, was questionable); Red Lion is big on atmosphere, poor on food.

    2. Go to
      They have a complete list of who is open and closed on Xmas Eve,Xmas Day,and New Year's.

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