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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.|
After 20 years running the pioneering SoHo bistro Provence, Michel & Patricia Jean finally moved full-time to their weekend house in Dutchess County and purchased the landmark Stissing House, a quintessential New England inn, which just so happens to be in New York State not far from the Taconic Parkway. You can have a romantic dinner à deux in front of a fireplace in one of the smaller dining rooms or join the convivial crowd in the historic tavern. When you order dishes like onion soup ($7), pan-seared duck breast with cherry port reduction ($23) and shell steak that comes with a choice of luscious Béarnaise or pepper-cognac sauces ($28), you can’t imagine anything tasting more authentically French and appropriate to the Hudson Valley.
Rtes. 199 & 82, Pine Plains, NY
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday
Dinner: Thursday - Sunday