After enjoying Lisa's delicious home-cooked breakfast, we know it'll be disappointing to leave the Inn at Stockbridge for your next meal. Luckily, one of the best reasons to visit the Berkshires is the amazing local restaurants nearby. Listen to live jazz while you savor locally-sourced food, or dine at a casual bistro where authentic French cuisine meets American-style desserts. The restaurants in Stockbridge and the surrounding towns offer incredible quality and variety.
Ask us for recommendations or have us arrange your reservation. Whether you're looking for someplace to celebrate a special occasion or want to find places close to the best of the Berkshires, we can help.
STOCKBRIDGE, MA - 1.7 miles
Once Upon a Table
Once Upon a Table, a charming bistro-style restaurant tucked back in The Mews (a pedestrian alley) just off Stockbridge's Main Street. They have been serving for 17 years now, and are well known for both the quality of their food and service, as well as a low-key ambiance.
Elm Street Market
America's Downtown Market. Elm Street Market is a great local gathering place with an old-fashioned breakfast & lunch counter, deli and butcher shop. Open seven days a week, this market is a wonderful place to grab a delicious sandwich, stock up on high-quality groceries or get your fill of local gossip.
The Red Lion Inn
The Red Lion Inn has developed a reputation for outstanding food and genuine New England hospitality. Those traditions are continued today by Executive Chef Brian J. Alberg, whose kitchen features contemporary American cuisine that is rooted in the region's history. Emphasizing natural flavors and the use of fresh, local ingredients, Chef Alberg regularly updates the Inn's menu to reflect the bounty of each changing season. There are three dining options available; the elegant Main Dining Room, the Widow Bingham Tavern and the Lion's Den Pub (which has frequent entertainment). Serving lunch and dinner daily.
WEST STOCKBRIDGE, MA - 6.7 miles
Rouge Restaurant & Bistro
Rouge is a prominent culinary and cultural destination in a region bursting with creativity and energy. Rouge presents French cuisine with an ambiance of romance and passion, qualities derived directly from the individuals who created this work of love: Chef William Merelle and Maggie C. Merelle. Serving dinner only. Reservations for tables of 4 or more only.
GREAT BARRINGTON, MA - 9 miles
Café Adam offers a varied dinner menu featuring local produce and both classical and modern cooking techniques. Dishes such as hand-rolled fettuccine, braised meats, bouillabaisse, bistro steaks, and New Zealand lamb are available, as well as an ever-changing fish special offered each night with selections such as Atlantic Tuna, Rhode Island Striped Bass, French Durade, Bay of Fundy Halibut and Norwegian Cod. Serving dinner only. Our guests love their gluten-free offerings!
Brooklyn restaurant pioneer Mark Firth brings the same rustic delicious food served at his previous restaurants -- Diner and Marlow & Sons -- to the Berkshires. By using only the freshest produce and buying whole animals, they are able to use many different cuts of meat and make daily menu changes. New American cuisine. Serving dinner and lunch on the weekends. Eclectic and delicious!
Castle Street Café
Under new ownership! Enjoy the dining room or the lively jazz bar.
LEE, MA - 4 miles
Mint (formerly Bombay)
Still the same great Indian cuisine. Lisa and Jeff are regulars here, the flavors never disappoint! Located inside the Black Swan Inn overlooking Lake Laurel, serves lunch and dinner. Try the tamarind eggplant appetizer!
A casual bistro in the Berkshires. Chez Nous is where a French chef from Brittany and an American pastry chef, working with a team of like-minded, talented people in both staff and suppliers, are able to bring a passion for cooking and eating well to the table. From the integrity of the ingredients to the producers of the wines, Chez Nous brings attention to detail in both preparation and service, providing consistency, quality, and pleasure. Serving dinner only. Bon appétit! Still Lisa and Jeff's go-to restaurant for special occasions.
Everything you can expect from a diner; small and cozy with plenty of memorabilia to occupy the mind. This famous local destination was the inspiration for Norman Rockwell's "The Runaway." It has a very friendly atmosphere. However, it is not very big inside so space is very limited. Add this to your must see if you visited the Norman Rockwell Museum and want to grab a quick bite to eat. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
LENOX, MA - 4.5 miles
Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar joined the beautiful Lenox village in the summer of 2008. The humble creation of three passionate restaurateurs, Alta is a favorite of both locals and visitors alike. With lunch and dinner menus offering a variety of local and organic ingredients, the inspired Mediterranean cuisine is always fresh. The extensive wine list features selections from around the world, not to mention 24 delicious wines by the glass. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
Located in the heart of Lenox, the restaurant at the Gateways Inn exudes both luxury and comfort amid linen-covered tables, flowers of the season, and classical or modern music softly playing in the background — also try their piano bar for late night entertainment and dining. Please note: The lounge and bar have seasonal hours, so be sure to contact for availability.
Nudel is a creative American pasta bar which takes its inspiration from the bounty provided by the local farms and producers of Berkshire County. At Nudel, we use local, organic, ethical and natural ingredients whenever and as much as possible. Serving dinner only. Reservations are now accepted and advised!
Come in for a wide selection of wine by the glass, beer on tap, tapas, pizzas, cheese, and charcuterie. Seating is first-come-first-serve. Serving dinner only.
With a new dining room, new menus and fun, creative cocktails; Table Six delivers a unique culinary experience to the Berkshires. Chef Ron Reda, former chef to the White House for President Bill Clinton, is at the helm of exciting menus. Enjoy crisp air and mountain vistas at Table Six - the "Best Outdoor Dining in Lenox, MA." Serving dinner only Fridays - Sundays with Brunch available on Sundays. Check their website for special Thursday night dining events as well.
Haven Café & Bakery
Serving breakfast and lunch this café and bakery focuses on serving beautiful high-quality organic food. Yum!
Bistro Zinc is a modern French bistro that boasts fine cuisine and a refined but welcoming atmosphere. Delicious for lunch and dinner!
PITTSFIELD - 12 miles
Tucked away near the railroad tracks in Pittsfield, this restaurant is a true experience and a labor of love for owner Tom Ellis. Mandatory salad and Berkshire Mountain Bakery sourdough bread are a meal unto itself, but save room for the fantastic pasta. Lisa & Jeff get there as often as they can for a fix! Fills up fast, make reservations early.
Owner-chef Davide Manzo's culinary skill is reflected in the bread and mozzarella he makes fresh each day, in the inspired use of spices, the freshness of his produce, the tender cuts of meat, and exotic fish he serves. Brick walls, tile floors, hand-painted dishes, lanterns, and an exposed kitchen where classic southern Italian dishes are prepared, combine to create a warm, intimate setting. Serving dinner only.
Contemporary American cuisine with gastropub influences in downtown Pittsfield. The surrounding region boasts a rich food and agricultural culture of which the restaurant takes full advantage by offering an ever-changing seasonal menu showcasing locally sourced ingredients. District Kitchen takes food seriously, preparing all food in-house and to-order according to the culinary whims of executive chef Taylor Hitchcock and his talented support staff. The bar is open late. The Innkeepers like the burger and the fish tacos! Jeff likes the beer selection!
SOUTH EGREMONT - 15 miles
Specializes in regional American cuisine with an emphasis on local fresh and seasonal ingredients and Italian regional influences. The food is crafted by Chef-owner Dan Smith, Sous Chef Nathan Turner, and their team, and highlights farms and food artisans in the Berkshires, Hudson Valley, and Northwestern Connecticut. In 2013, the restaurant was named World's 25 Best Farmstead Experiences in The Daily Meal – the fastest-growing food site on the web. Serving dinner only. Worth the drive!
The Old Mill
Chef-Owner Terry Moore oversees a well-trained kitchen staff, serving seasonal, contemporary New England cuisine as well as traditional favorites. The dining room's wide plank floors, dark chestnut beams, wrought iron sconces and wood-burning forge give this 1700's grist mill a feeling of rustic elegance. Serving dinner only. Reservations for 5 or more only.
NEW MARLBOROUGH - 16 miles
Old Inn on the Green
Nestled in the old Berkshire village of New Marlborough, the Old Inn on the Green is surrounded by rolling fields and meadows. The Old Inn, once a stagecoach relay, offers fine dining in intimate candlelit dining rooms and seasonal al fresco dining on the canopied garden terrace off the taproom. Beautiful! Book well in advance, this restaurant fills up fast.
WILLIAMSTOWN - 30 miles
Mezze Bistro & Bar
Mezze serves contemporary American cuisine highlighting the best of the season in support of independent farmers and artisan producers. The food is handcrafted by chefs who take great care to source local and seasonal ingredients including farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and breads. Menu items are paired alongside small-batch microbrews, locally distilled spirits, and seasonal small-production wines. A must-do in Williamstown, perhaps paired with a trip to the Williamstown Theater Festival or the Clark Museum. Serving dinner only.
Pet-Friendly Berkshires Restaurants*
- Firefly in Lenox, MA - dog-friendly patio open during the summertime. (413) 637-2700
- Prime Italian Steakhouse & Bar in Lenox, MA - leashed dogs are welcome on the patio. (413) 637-2998
- Cafe Adam in Great Barrington, MA - pet-friendly porch open during the summer. (413) 528-7786
- Hilltop Orchard in Richmond, MA - leashed dogs are allowed at the winery and on the trails. (800) 833-6274
- Great Barrington Brewery in Great Barrington, MA - dogs are sometimes allowed in the outdoor beer garden during summer months. (413) 528-8282
*Note: Please always call the named pet-friendly restaurants ahead to ensure porches, patios, etc. are open and accepting dogs at the time you plan to visit.