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|Prairie Whale, in Great Barrington, for a new farm-to-table hangout.||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.|
Shiro Sushi Lounge - Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Like any all-American Japanese restaurant, Shiro, which opened recently across the street from the Beacon Cinema, has all sorts of sushi to accommodate people who don’t really like raw fish. such as the Philadelphia Roll (smoked salmon, cream cheese, and scallion; $6.50) and the Lobster Tempura Roll (lobster, scallion, avocado and caviar; $16.95). If you are craving sushi or sashimi, everything you order will be presented with refined style by friendly, attentive waitresses. Shiro also offers a greatest hits selection of entrees—shrimp-and-vegetable tempura ($17.95), chicken yakitori ($15.95), salmon teriyaki ($17.95), beef negimaki ($18.95) pork katsu ($15.95)—and bento box lunch specials ($6.95 -$9.95) on weekdays. (Alas, it does not have a hibachi grill like its outpost in Great Barrington.) The restaurant wants to be a family-friendly, neighborhood restaurant: On a recent night, it very happily served a five-year-old girl the all-American strawberry shortcake ablaze with birthday candles that her mother had made at home and delivered to the kitchen before dinner. —Dan Shaw
48 North St., Pittsfield, MA
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5 - 10 p.m.; Friday 5 - 11 p.m.
Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday noon - 10 p.m.