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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.|
Sited by a rushing creek in a converted 1832 flour mill, this reliable Berkshire perennial has the bona fides to play up the old Ye Olde. Yet on this and every other front, there’s evidence at The Old Mill of admirable Yankee restraint. The decor, while pleasant, isn’t straining for affect; the chef, while clearly up on the latest, delivers it pretension-free (Soup of Yesterday, $7, is both witty and wise). Diners even get the chance to indulge in old-fashioned thrift: An ample first-course salad is included with every entrée. These range from sauteed scallops with capelliini, garlic white wine, cherry tomatoes and crispy smoked bacon, $29; panko-crusted sweet-potato quinoa cake, roasted portobello, grilled onion, goat cheese and romesco, $20, to grilled rib lamb chops with rosemary pommes Anna and dried fruit compote, $34. And for dessert, we recommend the coffee ice cream sundae, $9.
53 Main St. (Rte. 23), South Egremont
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday beginning at 5 p.m.