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Top Choice Modern American in Great Barrington


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 …
Live Music in Great Barrington

Guthrie Center

The old church made famous in Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant hosts a beloved Troubadour series, featuring folk concerts by the likes of Tom Chapin, Steve Katz and, occasionally, local boy Arlo himself. It's a coz…
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 …
Cafe in Great Barrington

Berkshire Co-op Market Cafe

You don't need to spend a bundle to eat green, wholesome and local. This cafe inside the Berkshire Co-op Market, just off Main St, has a crunchy farm-fresh salad bar, generous made-to-order sandwiches (both meat and…
Modern American in Great Barrington

Castle Street Café

Castle Street Café's menu reads like a who's who of local farms: Pineland Farm grass-fed natural beef, Rawson Brook chèvre and Equinox Farm mesclun greens. Chef-owner Michael Ballon's preparations range from innovat…
Farm in Great Barrington

Windy Hill Farm

If you hop in the car and drive, you're bound to find several farms where you can pick seasonal produce at harvest times. The setting can be overwhelmingly beautiful in the fall. A favorite is Windy Hill Farm, about…
Forest in Great Barrington

Beartown State Forest

This lovely state park is centered on Benedict Pond, a perfect spot for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. There are miles of hiking trails, including a piece of the Appalachian Trail. The furthest reaches of…
Pizza in Great Barrington

Baba Louie's

Baba's is known for its organic sourdough crust and for the guys with dreadlocks. There's a pizza for every taste, running the gamut from the fan-favorite Dolce Vita with figs, gorgonzola and prosciutto to the glute…
Microbrewery in Great Barrington

Barrington Brewery

You can rest easy, knowing your beer was brewed with solar power. The frothy, hoppy brews are the star of the show here, but the grass-fed beef burgers make a decent complement and the outdoor seating takes it up a …
Music in Great Barrington

Aston Magna

Listen to Bach, Brahms, Buxtehude and other early classical music in Great Barrington during June and July. Now in its fifth decade!