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Windy Hill Farm


Berkshire Coop

Guido's Marketplace

Hotel on North

Haven Cafe & Bakery

Baba Louie's


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 Local - Rhinebeck, New York

Rural Intelligence FoodWho wouldn’t want a neighboorhood restaurant this good? Chef/owner Wes Dier buys his ingredients from as many local farms and purveyors as possible, but the primary reason he named his new restaurant The Local was because he wanted it to be a neighborhood hangout. Nevertheless, The Local is a restaurant worth going out of your way to visit because it marries sophisticated cooking in a laid-back, friendly setting. The eclectic menu offers choices ranging from Crescent Farm’s duck “Three Ways” - confit leg, roasted breast and liver granola crisp ($30) to extraordinary sliders ($18) made with Meiller’s Farm beef. With an open kitchen just inside the front door, you can watch your dinner being prepared, and if there’s a wait (we advise making reservations) there’s a bartender who knows how to mix extraordinary cocktails such as a Watermelon Refresher. —Dan Shaw

38 West Market Street, Rhinebeck; 845.876.2214

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5 - 10 p.m.

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