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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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Olde Heritage Tavern - Lenox, Massachusetts

Rural Intelligence FoodDepending 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
(413) 637-0884
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.

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