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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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Patisserie Lenox - Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Patisserie Lenox on Main Street in Great Barrington, a newer satellite of the Lenox store, is as inviting as its mother ship. Owners Jean Yves Bougouin (whose confections have been on the lips of Julia Child and Raquel Welch) and his wife Yulia are veterans of the pastry scene. Their coffee drinks are strong and frothy ($4 & up),  but the real treasure here is the pastry case full of French macarons in every color, fluffy mille-feuille, chocolate-drizzled raspberry croissants, fruit-glazed pannacotta and much more ($2.50 & up). An ever-changing, fresh assortment of hardier breakfast and lunch fare includes delicious quiche with a side of organic greens ($10), brioche sandwiches including a Croque Monsieur, and daily soup specials ($6/bowl) served with brioche toast. On a recent visit, our reviewer was smitten with a bowl of borscht, full of tender chopped beets in their own juice, combined (but not wholly blended) with chopped hard-boiled eggs, fresh dill, scallions, crisp cucumbers, and just a hint of pepper.

313 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA
(413) 591-8747
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays until 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

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