It’s not an easy thing to compile a list of the best Berkshires restaurants. The Berkshires are an uncommonly rich culinary crossroads, attracting chefs and restaurateurs alike with a wide selection of venues and cuisines. From fine restaurants to sandwich shops, brewpubs to pizzerias, and styles from around the world: Asian, Italian, Greek, Indian, French, American, and more.
Of course, a “best of” list of any kind is bound to be subjective and controversial – our best may not be yours! Thus we offer up this list of superb, top-rated restaurants, within easy driving distance of our Berkshires inn, not as any final word but more a guide and example of the caliber of dining one can find here.
The Best Berkshires Restaurants
In Lee – and so are we! All venues under 5 minutes drive from Applegate Inn, 15 on foot.
Casual chef-owned bistro in historic downtown Lee. Seasonal, local ingredients and warm, efficient service. Full bar. Dinner only. Year round.
150 Main Street, Lee – cheznousbistro.com
Salmon Run Fish House
Featuring Fresh Maine Lobster, Alaskan King crab legs, Char-grilled steaks and chicken, pasta, salads & the area`s largest kid`s menu.
78 Main Street, Lee MA 01238 – salmonrunfishhouse.com
In Lenox – all venues less than a 10 minute drive from Applegate Inn
Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar
Unique casual wine bar/restaurant. 20+ wines by the glass. Fresh local ingredients. Outdoor dining. Full bar/lunch/dinner 7 days. Owner operated.
34 Church Street, Lenox – altawinebar.com
Cozy, no-reservations place serving a seasonally inspired New American menu highlighting pasta. Nudel is centrally located in downtown Lenox surrounded by bars, shops and scenic attractions.
37 Church Street, Lenox MA 01240 – nudelrestaurant.com
Table Six Restaurant
Expertly prepared seasonal cuisine, first-class service and casually elegant setting. Helmed by Ron reda, former White House Chef.
2 Kemble Street, Lenox MA 01240 – www.tablesixlenox.com
In Pittsfield –
Flavours Restaurant 20 minutes drive from Applegate Inn
Authentic Asian home-cooked food. Freshly cooked to order with fresh ingredients. No MSG. Gluten Free available. Lots of vegetarian entrees to pick from.
75 North Street, Pittsfield – www.flavoursintheberkshires.com
Mazzeo’s Ristorante a quarter hour’s drive from Applegate Inn
Fine Italian dining voted Best of the Berkshires. Specializing in veal, seafood and homemade pasta. Gluten free available. Reservations recommended.
1015 South Street, Pittsfield MA 01201 – mazzeosristorante.com
In Stockbridge –
Once Upon a Table less than a 10 minute drive from Applegate Inn
A quaint, intimate bistro-style restaurant tucked back in the mews (a pedestrian alley) just off Stockbridge’s Main Street, featuring locally sourced American dishes.
36 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA – www.onceuponatablebistro.com
In North Adams –
PUBLIC eat+drink less than an hour’s drive from Applegate Inn
PUBLIC serves casual, jazzed up American food with an emphasis on freshness, flavor and quality service.
34 Holden Street, North Adams MA 01247 – www.publiceatanddrink.com
So there you have it – a short list of the best Berkshires restaurants, as taken from a recent online poll. No matter what your taste, from fine cuisine to casual comfort foods, the Berkshires have it.
The Best Berkshires Lodging
Of course, you’ll want to follow up your fine Berkshires dining experience with equally fantastic Berkshires accommodations – and that is Applegate Inn, a luxury Berkshires bed and breakfast in Lee, Massachusetts. We’re conveniently located for your explorations of the Berkshires by car, foot, bike, or even snowshoes or skiis if the season and urge takes you – book your stay at Applegate Inn now!