Central Massachusetts & the Berkshires restaurants

Top Choice Modern American in Great Barrington

Allium

Allium subscribes to the slow-food movement, with a seasonal menu that relies on fresh organic produce, cheeses and meats. Go for cocktails and small plates in the lounge area, with a window facing the street, or a …
Top Choice Fusion in Williamstown

Mezze Bistro & Bar

You don't know exactly what you're going to get at this contemporary restaurant – the menu changes frequently – but you know it's going to be good. Situated on 3 spectacular acres, Mezze's farm-to-table approach beg…
Top Choice American in Lenox

Nudel

Nudel is a driving force in the area's sustainable food movement, with just about everything on the menu seasonally inspired and locally sourced. The back-to-basics approach rings through in inventive dishes, which …
Top Choice Cajun in Springfield

Chef Wayne's Big Mamou

Don't be fooled by its meager appearance – this hole in the wall serves up fabulous home-style Cajun fare. Highlights include the barbecued pulled pork, crayfish quesadillas and blackened catfish. One caveat: you'll…
Top Choice American in Worcester

Armsby Abbey

The Abbey rakes in all sorts of awards for its locally sourced, slow-food menu and stellar selection of craft beers on tap. Think comfort food with a gourmet twist. They are very big on farmstead cheeses here; choos…
Top Choice Fusion in Shelburne Falls

Gypsy Apple Bistro

This is an unexpected dining delight in Shelburne Falls. The tiny place artfully blends New England ingredients, French flavors, impeccable service and a uniquely inviting atmosphere. The menu is short and sweet – f…
Top Choice Cafe in Lenox

Haven Cafe & Bakery

It looks like a casual cafe, but the sophisticated food evokes a more upscale experience. For breakfast, try croissant French toast or inventive egg dishes like salmon scramble; for lunch there are fancy salads and …
Top Choice Breakfast in Shelburne Falls

Gould's Sugar House

The standard order at this family-run farm is fluffy pancake perfection, drizzled with maple heaven. Other highlights include the sugar pickles (yes, you read that right), maple ice cream and corn fritters. While yo…
Top Choice American in Stockbridge

Once Upon a Table

This bright spot in the Mews shopping arcade serves upscale fare in a sunny dining room. It's the best place in town for lunch, with choices like daily-changing omelets and sophisticated sandwiches. The dinner menu …
Top Choice Pub Food in North Adams

Public Eat & Drink

With exposed-brick walls and big windows overlooking the street, this airy pub is the most popular dinner spot in North Adams. Come for an excellent selection of craft beers and gourmet pub fare, like brie burgers, …