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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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Gigi Trattoria - Rhinebeck, New York

Gigi Trattoria is so lively and chic no one would suspect there’s a dietitian calling the shots.  Owner/registered dietitian Laura Pensiero calls the food here “Hudson Valley Mediterranean.” We call it refreshing.  Just when you think you know the Italian restaurant repertoire by heart, along comes crispy calamari ($16); Turkish fish stew with scallops, shrimp, squid, potatoes, chick peas, and toasted pita points ($27); gnocchi with creamy basil pesto, broccoli, zucchini, tricolor cauliflower, heirloom cherry tomatoes, peas, Brussels sprout petals and Grana Padano ($18 or $24).  For those who prefer the tried-and-true, there are thin-crusted “skizzas” (individual flatbread pizzas, $14 - $16), and an astonishing rib-eye with fries (14 ounce prime Angus rib, $36). Don’don’t be put off if the place looks packed. Somehow, they always manage to seat you in a blink.
6422 Montgomery Avenue; 845.876.1007
Tuesday, 4:30 - 9pm
Wednesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 9 p.m.

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