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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 Wine Bar in Lenox

Bookstore

We've all been to bookstores that serve coffee, but this one serves wine. Good wine. Which is a perfect complement to the good books that are also on sale here. The proprietor, Matt, is a charming host who loves to …
Music in Lenox

Tanglewood Music Festival

Dating from 1934, the Tanglewood Music Festival is among the most esteemed summertime music events in the world. Symphony, pops, chamber music, jazz and blues are performed from late June through early September. Yo…
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 …
Cafe in Lenox

Haven Cafe & Bakery

It looks like a 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 sandwic…
Historic Site in Lenox

The Mount

Almost 50 years after Nathaniel Hawthorne left his home in Lenox, another writer found inspiration in the Berkshires. Edith Wharton (1862–1937) came to Lenox in 1899 and proceeded to build her palatial estate, the M…
Nature Reserve in Lenox

Pleasant Valley Wilderness Sanctuary

This 1300-acre wildlife sanctuary has 7 miles of pleasant walking trails through forests and meadows, as well as a challenging hike to the summit of Lenox Mountain. It's not uncommon to see beavers on the viewing pl…
Cafeteria in Lenox

Tanglewood Cafe

On the Tanglewood campus, the eponymous cafe (open when performances are on) has a menu of locally sourced light fare. Alternatively, order online 48 hours in advance (google 'Tanglewood Meals to Go' for daily menus…
Sports & Outdoors in Lenox

Arcadian Shop

The Arcadian Shop rents high-end mountain and road bikes, kayaks, skis and snowshoes. Kennedy Park, just north of downtown Lenox on US 7, is popular with mountain bikers in summer and cross-country skiers in winter.…
French in Lenox

Bistro Zinc

The postmodern decor here is all metal surfaces and light woods, with tin ceilings, black-and-white tile floors and wine-crate doors. Tempting French offerings include steak frites, beef bourguignon and trout meuniè…