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The restaurant descriptions that follow reflect the opinions of the editors of Rural Intelligence.
They are editorial content, not paid advertisements, and are organized by county.

Rural Intelligence Food Prairie Whale, in Great Barrington, for a new farm-to-table hangout. 

terrapin Terrapin, in Rhinebeck, offers astonishing variety and value in a glittering setting. Table Six, in Lenox, features a changing prix fixe meal in the refurbished Kemble Inn.

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Flatiron - Red Hook, New York

Rural Intelligence FoodWhen Flatiron Restaurant in Red Hook opened in August 2008, it was an instant hit, filling a void for red meat lovers in this part of northern Dutchess County. This contemporary steakhouse gives surf and turf a creative twist, by way of USDA Prime-grade steak ($18-$40); a shortlist of burgers (served on a house-made English muffin; $13-$18); and seafood (from olive oil poached hHalibut to caramelized scallops; $254/$26). 

Craig Stafford and his wife, Jessica Stingo, the thirtysomething co-owners, named their restaurant after Manhattan’s Flatiron district, where they first met, while working at Giorgio’s of Gramercy, an eclectic American restaurant. 

Stafford, a Culinary Institute of America alumnus, has crafted a well-edited, seasonal and local-leaning menu that offers something for everyone. There is steak, of course: three cuts, including hanger steak (6 or 10 oz.; $18/$22), filet mignon (6 or 10 oz., $24/$34) and a 16 oz. rib-eye ($40)—served with your choice of a half-dozen house-made sauces—plus steak tartare ($15) as an appetizer. But, with non-meat choices that include salads, vegetable sides, a pasta (such as local pea risotto, $17) and a vegetarian burger option (roasted eggplant and organic brown rice, $13), vegetarians can feel equally comfortable grazing here. 
Flatiron’s winning combination—toothsome fare, friendly service and a low-key, kick-back vibe—keeps diners coming back for more. —Kathryn Matthews

7488 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY
(845) 758-8260
Wednesday-Thursday 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 5 - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday 5 - 9 p.m.

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