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Oct 15, 2010 09:45 AM

Good Sunday brunch in the Berkshires?

We just bought a getaway place in the Berkshires and are looking for some good recs!
We're not having much luck finding a good brunch place.
Prefer Lenox, Pittsfield area but will travel.
Thanks for any help!

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  1. Sara-
    We've had really good brunches at Cranwell in Lenox but they only serve brunch at special times(holidays,ect.) so you would want to call them and find out when theyare serving brunch.
    I wish they served brunch more often;we've had really good food and service t their brunches.

    1. Brunch at Brix in Pittsfield is a good bet.

      40 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

      1. Brunch (well, breakfast or lunch) at Cafe Reva in Pittsfield. Am told Wheatliegh has a very nice brunch, far more reasonably priced than dinner, though I haven't been,

        Cafe Reva
        238 Tyler St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

        1. Thanks for the opinions. I think we're going to try Brix when we get back to Lenox I'll post a review of our meal when we do.
          (I've also heard good things about Wheatleigh's brunch)

          1. Not brunch, but a fun and tasty breakfast is to be had at Elmer's in Ashfield. Also wonderful fresh daily Anna Bread. Excellent homefries,pancakes, omelettes. Not highbrow, but a genuine New Engalnd experience in a real town with a mix of people.

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            1. re: magiesmom

              The Williams Inn (Williamstown) does a decent, traditional brunch on Sundays. I had a good brunch at Gala several years ago, but they've changed hands since then. I haven't had a chance to try the new version. The Charlemont Inn (Charlemont-follow Rt. 2 through North Adams, then across the mountains to Charlemont-it's a gorgeous drive) makes great breakfasts every day of the week. In warmer months, you can eat outside.

              1. re: terrierboy

                The Charlemont Inn has closed, probably forever.

                1. re: hilltowner

                  What a shame. Thanks for the update, hilltowner. We haven't been driving across Rt. 2 so much since Irene hit. The Charlemont folks always treated us, as well as our dogs, kindly. I have to admit, I wondered how they stayed afloat, given how little business they seemed to be doing. The Inn was in pretty bad shape, but it retained a homely charm.

                  1. re: terrierboy

                    I will HAPPILY patronize any restaurant that welcomes I often say: "Two of God's greatest creations are Dogs and grapes (as in wine)" Might I conclude your Bow-Wows are terriers?

                    1. re: AikiLou

                      Sorry, but I haven't been here for awhile. I love your dog/grapes observation. We are the proud parents of one full Welsh terrier and one Welshie/Jack Russell mix, still going strong at 15! What breed(s) are your B-Ws?

                      Here's another unhappy update. The Williams Inn's brunch quality has dropped in the past few years, as the Inn struggles to reinvent itself. Rumor has it Williams College may purchase the Inn. Apparently, brunch remains hard to find in our lovely county.