Central Massachusetts & the Berkshires restaurants

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…
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 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…
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…
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…
Bakery in Northampton

Hungry Ghost Bread

This popular sourdough bakery serves pastries in the morning, pies and pizza slices at lunch, whole pizzas to take out from 5:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and freshly baked loaves all day long. Most of the dough…