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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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The Greens at Copake Country Club - Copake, New York

Rural Intelligence FoodThis is one of those restaurants that you’re tempted to keep a secret. It would be a shame if you had to wait for a table on the deck with its gorgeous views of the lake and the rolling lawns of the public golf course (though the indoor dining room with its circular fireplace in the middle the room is—dare we say?—chic.) The Greens at the Copake Country Club is so off the beaten path that you would never just stumble across it, and yet it is only a couple of miles from Hillsdale and the Route 23 exit for the Taconic State Parkway. Although you will be handed a dinner menu with serious entrees like slow roasted rIbs ($26) and beef risotto with shrimp ($25), you can also ask for the Club Menu that is filled with hearty bargains such as a pasture-raised beef burger ($14) that comes with a mound of fries and cole slaw and chicken Caesar salad ($10.50). The folks running this intelligently gentrified golf club seem to understand their diverse clientele so there’s a children’s menu with all entrees at $9 including pasta - “any way you want it” and even juice boxes (.75).  A fun note is that the restaurant has it’s own garden on the 14th tee; when they can’t get everything from their own garden they bring in products from local purveyors like Equinox Farm, Herondale Farm and SoCo Creamery. A covered porch that looks like a rural version of a trendy urban lounge has just opened so you can enjoy cocktails and the views even on a stormy day. Once you visit, you may not want to tell your friends because you’ll be tempted to keep it a secret, too. —Dan Shaw

44 Golf Course Rd., Copake, NY
(518) 325-0019
Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m

 

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