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Sweetbread Sep 7, 2011 02:13 PM

Hi Chows,

Am headed to the Berkshires for a mid-week visit in October with two other couples and we're wondering where to eat...we might stay at Mepal Manor in New Marlborough and I hear it serves dinner on Wed. and Thursday nights. Has anyone been? Is it good, or should be try elsewhere, like Old Inn On the Green? Is that spot still good?

I loved Allium last time I went, thought a dinner at Cafe Adam was fine (kind or marred by the waitress being on some kind of chemical stimulant), and had a great lunch at Nudel when they first opened...hear they no longer serve lunch, just dinner, but am worried that without reservations, it could be risky for three couples, even mid-week.

Any thoughts? Thanks so much. (Oh, and as much as we love Blantyre and Wheatleigh, we're looking for something a bit less fancy.)

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Wheatleigh
11 Hawthorne Road, Lenox, MA

On the Green Restaurants
169 Bartlett St, Portland, CT 06480

Cafe Adam
325 Stockbridge Rd Ste 4, Great Barrington, MA 01230

Nudel
35 Church Street, Lenox, MA 01240

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    rhoneranger RE: Sweetbread Sep 8, 2011 06:36 AM

    Old Inn on the Green (still excellent), John Andrews (Egremont Rt23), Mezze Bistro (Williamstown), Mill on the Floss (New Ashford).

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    Mezze Bistro + Bar
    777 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, MA 01267

    John Andrew's Restaurant
    RR 23, North Egremont, MA 01252

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      lifeasbinge RE: rhoneranger Sep 12, 2011 04:28 PM

      I haven't been in a couple of years, but I adored Mill on the Floss - really classic French cuisine, and comfortable, beither fancy nor stuffy.

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        terrierboy RE: lifeasbinge Jan 31, 2012 12:26 PM

        We've never been disappointed by Mill on the Floss. The food is good, traditional French, with a charming staff. We went there for Mother's Day several times, and they exchanged dog stories with us after we revealed we're just dog mommies. Rouge has been an old stand-by for many years. They seem to get better with age.

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      AikiLou RE: Sweetbread Sep 8, 2011 08:32 AM

      I agree with ALL of RhoneRanger's recommendations. I WOULD also add Cafe Adam...I have been going there since it opened, and Adam has gotten better and better. It is hard to find a place in Great Barrington...I have read enough about attitude and service at Fiori to know I shall not try that. I was last at Allium last summer (dinner after a 6:00 movie)...I do not have a huge appetite, but the portions there were more precious than the ones at Wheatleigh ever THOUGHT of being.

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      Wheatleigh
      11 Hawthorne Road, Lenox, MA

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        BerkshireTsarina RE: AikiLou Sep 8, 2011 11:09 AM

        I'd go along with AikiLou; every meal at Cafe Adam has been delicious. Service is not exactly polished a la francaise, but it's never interfered with fine food and an enjoyable experience.

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        Cafe Adam
        325 Stockbridge Rd Ste 4, Great Barrington, MA 01230

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        Dana1949 RE: Sweetbread Sep 9, 2011 04:41 AM

        I would like to suggest Brix Wine Bar (Pittsfield). We've never been disappointed with their meals and service. They don't take reservations and the place is small, so please get there early.

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        Brix Wine Bar
        40 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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          nfnebwiri RE: Sweetbread Sep 9, 2011 05:00 AM

          If you are in New Marlborough would definitely go to Old Inn on the Green. Agree Cafe Adam and Brix are very good. Also Chez Nous in Lee, or Rouge West Stockbridge. In October mid-week you would probably be ok getting a table at Nudel.

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            AikiLou RE: nfnebwiri Sep 9, 2011 06:59 AM

            Forgot about Chez Nous...it is quite good also.

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            Sweetbread RE: Sweetbread Sep 9, 2011 07:55 AM

            Thank you all so much for your thoughts and suggestions. It sounds as though no one has eaten at Mepal Manor...Old Inn on the Green sounds like best option if we arrive late and don't want to drive too far. I'll save all these other suggestions for another visit. Glad to hear Cafe Adam keeps improving!

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            Cafe Adam
            325 Stockbridge Rd Ste 4, Great Barrington, MA 01230

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              NickM RE: Sweetbread Sep 12, 2011 04:24 PM

              Staying in New Marlborough? Old Inn on the Green is still a must. We've been there recently, and it's as good as ever. I'd also second Brix as a good choice for a more moderately priced meal.

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              Brix
              40 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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              catnip RE: Sweetbread Sep 9, 2011 10:09 AM

              We always go to Chez Nous,Rouge,and John Andrews and we've NEVER been disappointed.

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              John Andrew's Restaurant
              RR 23, North Egremont, MA 01252

              1. BerkshireTsarina RE: Sweetbread Sep 12, 2011 05:40 PM

                John Andrews has never been a favorite of ours, but we had dinner there last night with friends and it was outstanding. AND prix fixe, which they have sometimes, and is a really good deal.

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                John Andrew's Restaurant
                RR 23, North Egremont, MA 01252

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