The Berkshires | A Lifestyle Guide by Gladys Montgomery

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Fave Eats NORTH COUNTY Bascom Lodge $$-$$$ In a 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps landmark, summer only, farm-to-table fare, dinner. Mount Greylock State Reservation Rte. 7, Lanesborough; 1136 Hopper Rd. Williamstown; Summit Road, Adams Gramercy Bistro at MASSMOCA $$-$$$ Creative Asian, French, American fusion in a chic setting. 87 Marshall St. North Adams Mezze Bistro + Bar $$$ Outstanding farm-to-table cuisine, small plates, craft cocktails. 777 Cold Spring Rd. (Rte. 7) Purple Pub $$ Popular spot for craft beer, good food, outdoor dining on the patio. 65 Spring St. Williamstown Tunnel City Coffee $ Caffienation of all kinds, delicious pastries. 100 Spring St. Williamstown

CENTRAL COUNTY Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar $$-$$$ A range of well.prepared French.influenced New American dishes emphasizing fresh local ingredients. 34 Church St. Lenox Berkshire Mountain Bakery Café $ At one of Bon Appetit Magazine’s “Best Bakeries,” artisanal sourdough breads, croissants, pizza, sandwiches, gluten-free options. 180 Elm St. Pittsfield

Chez Nous Bistro $$-$$$ Consistently excellent, owned & operated by a French chef & his American wife (a dessert chef), casual, farm-to-table; entrées as half-portions, summer dining on the deck. 150 Main St. Lee District Kitchen & Bar $$ Contemporary American plus New York cheesecake, open ‘til midnight. 40 West St. Pittsfield Dottie’s Coffee Lounge $-$$ Homey , good soups, sandwiches, a popular meeting place for breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee. 444 North St. Pittsfield Eat / Drink on North $$-$$$ Fresh farm-to-table fare, in the Hotel on North, breakfast, lunch, dinner, by the executive chef of the Red Lion Inn. 297 North St. Pittsfield Elm Street Market $ Join local cops, tradesmen & artists at the counter for breakfast or lunch for a true taste of the Berkshires. 4 Elm St. Stockbridge Firefly $$-$$$ New American bistro cuisine. 71 Church St. Lenox Flavors $$-$$$ Delectable Malaysian & Pan-Asian cuisine, dim sum, curries, vegetarian & gluten-free dishes, Chinese New Year celebration, lunch, dinner. 75 North St. (entrance on McKay St.) Pittsfield Gateways Inn $$-$$$ Kosher, Mediterranean cuisine, wines, list of single malts, jazz in the lounge on weekends. 51 Walker St. Lenox

Bistro Zinc $$$ Popular spot for French.American fare. 56 Church St. Lenox

Haven $$ A hot spot for breakfast, brunch & lunch, local ingredients, well prepared. 8 Franklin St. Lenox

Blantyre $$$$ Continental cuisine, excellent wine list in an elegant, exclusive setting in a venerable Berkshire country mansion. 16 Blantyre Rd. Lenox

Joe’s Diner $ Legendary, counter scene immortalized by Norman Rockwell, food as good and service as brusk as in the big city. 85 Center St. Lee

Brava $$-$$$ One of Wine Spectator’s 100 Best Wine Lists in the Country, along with craft beers, excellent food, serving ‘til midnight. 27 Housatonic St. Lenox

Lantern Bar & Grill $ The chef from Nudel re-opened this landmark dedicated to good burgers and a retro feel. 455 North St. Pittsfield

Café Lucia $$$-$$$$ Superb regional Italian cuisine emphasizing local produce, outdoor dining. 80 Church St. Lenox

Lost Lamb Patisserie Toothsome French-style delights. 31 Main St. Stockbridge Main Street Café $-$$ Wholesome breakfasts & lunches include vegetarian & gluten. free options. 40 Main St. Stockbridge