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Restaurants

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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Mercato Osteria and Enoteca - Red Hook, New York

Rural Intelligence Food Close your eyes: you could be in Italy at this cozy, convivial osteria, magnet for Bard faculty, students, weekenders, locavore foodies and Italianophiles. Chef Francesco Buitoni, a seventh generation member of the Italian pasta-manufacturing family, and his wife, Michele Platt, keeps things casual and inexpensive at Mercato, in keeping with the spirit of a traditional family-run osteria, a place to enjoy good glass of wine (an excellent, all-Italian list) and delectable, (Italian) home-style dishes, where you can taste the love. The menu changes weekly, highlighting fresh pastas and seasonal, locally grown produce and meats: Campanelli chicken liver bruschetta with aged balsamic and sage ($12); handmade ravioli filled with Old Chatham ricotta and spinach with brown butter sauce ($21); and cast iron seared Black Swan Farms grass fed steak with mushrooms & sautéed broccoli rabe ($29). Weekends are always busy, so call in advance to reserve a table. Or, if you’re just two, consider eating at the sleek Carrara marble top bar that has a bird’s eye view of the bustling dining room and open kitchen. —Kathryn Matthews

61 East Market St. (Rte. 199), Red Hook, NY
(845) 758-5879
Wednesday - Thursday, 5:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 5:00 - 10 p.m.
Sunday,  5 - 9 p.m.
Closed Monday & Tuesday

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