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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.|
Reopened after being dark for four years (and after a disastrous incarnation as a German restaurant), the Falls Village Inn is the quintessential small-town New England tavern where former Wall Street honchos and volunteer firemen dine happily side by side. Owners Colin Chambers and Susan Sweetapple have made accessibility their motto so guests can choose between a conventional burger ($10) or the Whippoorwill Farm grass-fed burger ($15) Designed in a cozy un-designed way by weekend neighbor Bunny Williams (one of the rock stars of the New York decorating world), the inn has a menu that features classic comfort food: Chicken Wings ($10), Shepherd’s Pie ($17), Chicken Pot Pie ($15). On a recent Sunday, the lunch specials included chef Jose Lalvay’s fish tacos ($12) and more than one guest requested it be made a menu staple. For dessert, there is cake from Jason Young’s Sweet William’s Bakery, which started out around the corner in Falls Village before moving to Salisbury. And the bar is so convivial that you won’t mind hanging out there if you have to wait for a table. —Dan Shaw
33 Railroad St., Falls Village, CT
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5 - 9 p.m., Friday - Saturday until 10 p.m.
Lunch: Saturday 12 - 5 p.m.
Sunday brunch: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.