restaurants near Hancock (Jiminy Peak) with 7 y.o., parents and grandparents
We will be staying near JP Columbus Day weekend with my parents in their 80's and my 7 y.o. son. Any restaurant recommendations that would suit all our tastes? Not too loud for my parents, DS does not eat pizza, but will eat steak, chili, roast chicken... and is well behaved in restaurants. We would be eating on the earlier side, but I expect it will be a busy weekend. I would prefer to limit the drive time to within half an hour from Hancock. We are foodiesand enjoy our wine...The little one would probably partake if I allowed it!
You're going to have to go to Williamstown or Pittsfield for anything decent (I live 3 miles from Jiminy--basically, 30 minutes from anywhere.) I'm not too fond of any of the Williamstown restaurants at the moment. I would suggest Mission Bar & Tapas on North Street (the northern end) in Pittsfield. Good tapas, sandwiches, salads and now dinners. Wines are very drinkable, am told the beers are good.
It can get busy, but if you go on the early side you should have no trouble getting in or with noise-they often have entertainment/open mike, but usually not before 7:30 pm.
Pittsfield has a few very good restaurants: Jae's Spice (Asian infused), Shiro (Japanese), Flavours (Malaysian), Mazzeo's (Italian), and Elizabeth's (Italian). Enjoy.
105 Stockbridge Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Actually, John Harvard's right at Jiminy is good. Powder Hounds, at the end of the drive may or may not be open (he often takes a fall break, but usually after Columbus Weekend). Both are good for "kids" of all ages, but definitely John Harvard's - it's a resort restaurant so they're used to families.
I read very mixed things about john Harvard. It sounds like a typical ski resort family place: child friendly, mediocre food and expensive for what you get. If it is open , does powder hounds serve better food?
Thank you for the pittsfield suggestions and the mill on the floss. Is the latter child. Friendly?
My experience at John Harvards, which I will admit is limited to times I've had coupons, is as you mentioned. Average to mediocre, edible, absoutley nothing to write home (or in Chowhound) about.
Have never eaten at Powder Hounds (it was open last week).
Unfortunately, I don't think too highly of any of the restaurants Dana recomended
As folks are throwing in recommendations all over the Bershires, I'll add Rouge in West Stockbridge (about 30-40 minutes) .....child friendly, excellent food and drink, hound favorite.