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Straddling the border of Berkshire and Columbia Counties, John Andrews has been a beacon in the culinary wilderness for more than two decades. Although chef/owner Dan Smith always offers specials based on seasonal ingredients, it’s hard for him to improve upon his regular, exquisitely eclectic menu—fried oysters with anchovy-mustard vinaigrette ($14), brined Pigasso Farms pork chop ($34), diver scallops with fingerling potatoes, braised leeks and sweet pea puree ($34.) Cozy in winter if you sit by the fireplace and refreshing in summer if you have a table overlooking the garden, John Andrews is a restaurant for all seasons and all personalities. If you’re not in the mood for a dining-room experience, the small bar has its own simple menu with yummy things like semolina-coated calamari ($10) and duck wings with blue cheese and celery ($12).
Rte. 23 (1 mile east of the NY border)
Sunday - Tuesday & Thursday 5 - 9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 5 - 10 p.m.