Restaurants

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 unexpected highlights include the sugar pickles (yes, you read that right), maple ice cream and corn fritter…
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 Fusion in Williamstown

Mezze Bistro & Bar

You don't know exactly what you're going to get at this contemporary chic restaurant – the menu changes frequently – but you know it's going to be good. Situated on 3 spectacular acres, Mezze's farm-to-table approac…
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 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…
Sandwiches in Pittsfield

Marketplace Cafe

If you like sandwiches, you'll love this lunch spot near the Berkshire Museum. There's something about a funny local name that makes a sandwich taste better. Case in point: Bartholomew's Gobble is not a turkey sandw…
Modern American in Great Barrington

John Andrews Restaurant

Raised in an Iowa farm family, chef Dan Smith was a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement in the Berkshires. His restaurant turns out a fine Italian–New American menu featuring Lila's delicious lamb and other items …
Italian in Pittsfield

Elizabeth's

Don’t be put off by the location across the street from a vacant General Electric plant, nor by the deceptively casual interior. Folks travel from New York and Boston to sample Tom and Elizabeth Ellis’ innovative It…
Sandwiches in Lenox

Bagel & Brew

Bagels by day, brews by night. There's about 18 different tasty bagel sandwiches, half for breakfast and half for lunch. Then there's a dozen different beers on tap – most of them regional – which get served in the …