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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.|
Olde Heritage Tavern - Lenox, Massachusetts
Depending on your mood, Lenox can be utterly charming or unbearably la-di-da. When you want no-nonsense food in a no-nonsense environment, the Olde Heritage Tavern provides an ungentrified dining experience in the center of town. Inside, the horseshoe bar is ringed with regulars who seem to represent a cross-section of Lenox’s year-round population. On a nice day, the tables outside offer a front-row view of the sidewalk scene. While soup and salad sounds like a light meal, it’s hearty one here: the milky New England Clam Chowder ($4.99) comes in an oversize mug and the spinach salad ($8.99) is loaded with walnuts, bacon, hard boiled eggs and blue cheese. The burger ($7.99) is exactly what you expect from a saloon and the fish and chips are light and flaky. Best of all, you can get always get a drink here early or late in the day. —Dan Shaw
12 Housatonic St., Lenox, MA
Kitchen Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m
Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Bar Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.