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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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John Andrews - Egremont, Massachusetts

Rural Intelligence Food 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)
(413) 528-3469
Sunday - Tuesday & Thursday 5 - 9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 5 - 10 p.m.
Closed Wednesday

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