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Church St. Cafe in Lenox - recent dinners there?

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chowdahound Oct 19, 2011 12:30 PM

My girlfriend and I are headed to Lenox this weekend, first weekend in the Berkshires (live in Cambridge)! I've reviewed some recent threads about dining in Lenox (Nudel, Alta, Jonathan's Bistro seem recommended. Zinc is apparently the devil), but I didn't see any recent posts from anyone who has had dinner at Church Street Cafe recently (saw some lunch posts, but not dinner). I read that it changed owners (now same owner as Alta), so I wanted to see if people have liked having dinner there since it changed hands/got renovated. The space seems pretty cool now, at the least.

If you've eaten dinner there recently, please speak up! Thanks for your help!!

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Church Street Cafe
65 Church St Ste 201, Lenox, MA 01240

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    rhoneranger Oct 19, 2011 01:02 PM

    Although Church Street Cafe was a perennial favorite for over 20 years the new owners have not been able to live up to the legacy that was Church Street. I had to try it out and waited until just after the end of the summer season. As with other people's reviews the food was uninspired and executed averagely. If you want a true Chowhound experience in Lenox I would highly recommend Nudel. Go early as they tend to have a line out the door by 6:15.

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    Church Street Cafe
    65 Church St Ste 201, Lenox, MA 01240

    Nudel
    35 Church Street, Lenox, MA 01240

    1. Bivalve88 Aug 19, 2013 02:30 PM

      I have to agree with rhoneranger. Went to dinner at Church Street Cafe this past Thursday. I have a cow's milk allergy, and usually a restaurant will be able to make up a dish without butter for me. The waiter sheepishly told me that they make everything up ahead of time, so I would have to pick a dish that didn't have any butter in it. I ended up with steak frites (sauce on the side) that was very good but not outstanding.

      Alta and Nudel looked very good, but we had the chowpups with us and picky pup couldn't find anything on the menus that appealed. Maybe next time.

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