Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Best Berkshires Restaurants to Visit

The Berkshires are just one of Massachusetts' many diverse vacation spots, and likewise boasts a great selection of restaurants to choose from that are both distinctly cultural and versatile enough to suit everyone's palette. Whether it's a classic pub, family pizza joint or a 5-star French dinner in a château, the Berkshires has something for you.

Below you'll find the top 5 restaurants, chosen across a broad range of cuisine, as well as a short description and link to the establishment for more information. Meals have long-since held a powerful place in the memories of families, and the ones you eat on vacation are no exception. Treat yourself and make each bite count the next time you find yourself in the Barkshires. Bon appetit! 

5. House Pub

Some classic American dining set in the '6 House Pub's old barn makes this spot a great choice for a low-key dinner with friends. Wood panelling and upholstered furniture, a fire pit, outdoor terrace and a kid's menu are some of the features that have given the '6 House Pub it's great reputation among patrons near and far alike.
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4. Church Street Café

Open Monday through Friday from 5 pm to 9:30 pm, the Church Street Café offers a creative, chic backdrop to your lunch or dinner. The lunch and dinner menus feature creative options such as housemade beef terrene and procini linguini. Church Street has been in operation since 1981 and prides itself on its history, packing meaning into nearly all of its decor such as the hardwood floors that were made from reclaimed shipping materials originally used to carry railroad tracks to the Pacific Northwest.

Dine in style and classic MA culture.

3. Mezze Bistro and Bar

Mezze specializes in farm-to-table food and uses their menu to showcase the hard work of local independent farmers and the seasonal selections of Massachusetts crops. The contemporary American cuisine is complimented by an elegant farmhouse setting, situated on lush green lawns and boasting warm hardwood floors and cool blue walls.  More Information.

2. Blantyre

The Blantyre is a luxury château that offers both rooms and a restaurant. The estate has rested upon 220 acres for centuries, and the rooms still bear the Victorian style decor, most of it imported from England. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner and hosts Sunday afternoon tea. Most evenings, diners are gifted to the musical styling of the estate's pianist. Testing menus range from $125 to $300 per person, so the Blantyre is most definitely a formal affair. For an unforgettable night filled with wonderful music that makes you feel like royalty, it may just be worth the money.

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PUBLIC has a down-home, urban falre and savory American menu that make it a solid choice for any diner. Entrees such as the buffalo chicken flatbread and the California use fresh ingredients and can also be made with a gluten-free bun or grass-fed beef.

The atmosphere is hip and casual, with brick walls, wood furniture and a bar situated in the center of it all. If you're after a laid back dining experience but still want a place you can bring the kids, PUBLIC has you covered. 
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About the Author: Cindy is a guest contributor from Staveleigh House, a Berkshires bed and breakfast.

The Best Falls Wines to Try This Season

Autumn is the best time of year for wines. The holidays are right around the corner, and nothing goes with those early holiday feasts like a satisfying wine. And for once, we're going to keep these all under the US $30 budget, just so everyone can enjoy this list.