29 Best Restaurants in The Berkshires, Massachusetts


$$ Fodor's choice

Don't let the no-frills decor fool you; what this family-owned restaurant lacks in style it more than makes up for in bold flavors, especially at dinner. Enjoy a menu of fresh and flavorful Peruvian favorites ranging from ceviche to plantains, and don't forget to grab a caramel custard for dessert.

60 Main St., Lenox, MA, 01238, USA
Known For
  • Chicha morada (incredible purple corn drink)
  • Lomo saltado (steak strips sauteed with tomatoes, onions, and fries)
  • Peruvian corn on the cob
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

Chocolate Springs Cafe

$ Fodor's choice

Escape into chocolate bliss here, where even the aromas are intoxicating. This award-winning chocolatier offers wedges of decadent cakes, ice creams, and sorbets, and dazzling chocolates all made on-site. Whether you like your chocolate dark and pure, sugar-free—even with a chipotle filling—you can't go wrong. You can eat at one of a handful of leather couches or wooden chairs and tables, but don't expect so much as a salad or a wrap: it's all chocolate, all the time.

Coyote Flaco

$ Fodor's choice
The best Mexican food in the Berkshires can be found at this unassuming spot where traditional cuisine meets local ingredients. The menu is small but every item is done well, and often served with side dishes in cute little tortilla cups.

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District Kitchen & Bar

$$ Fodor's choice

Delicious food and good wine keep this small restaurant packed most nights. This gem can almost be missed just off busy North Street, but couples looking for an intimate date-night or professionals grabbing after-work drinks have made it a hot spot.

The Bistro Box

$ Fodor's choice
Just a short drive from the busy downtown you'll find this seasonal road-side food shack that always has a line of locals waiting to order the famous Box Burger with hand-cut parmesan and truffle oil fries. Fresh lobster and crab rolls, fish tacos, and pulled pork sandwiches with rhubarb barbecue sauce are the last thing you'd expect to find at this eclectic spot along a busy road out of town.
937 Main St., Great Barrington, MA, 01230, USA
Known For
  • Delicious burgers and hand-cut fries
  • Freshly squeezed lemonade and fruit slushies
  • Spring Fries made with ramp pesto, wild mushrooms, goat cheese, and a balsamic reduction
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Wed. and Nov.–Apr.

A-Frame Bakery

The tiny A-frame at the intersection of U.S. 7 and Route 2 isn't much to look at, but the bakery within sells delectable goods that inspire loyalty in locals and visitors alike. The babka—especially the chocolate, though there's also a cinnamon edition—is second to none and must be ordered a day ahead. It's worth the wait, but be aware that there is no place to sit inside and enjoy it.
1194 Cold Spring Rd., Williamstown, MA, 01267, USA
Known For
  • Crumb cakes, scones, and muffins
  • Many items need to be ordered a day in advance
  • Buttercream frosting
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.--Wed.

Antojitos Oaxaca


It's not often you get authentic food from the Oaxaca region in southern Mexico served inside an old train station, but that's what you get at Antojitos. The owners of this establishment moved into the former Sullivan Station restaurant, bringing with them Oaxacan-style tamales, tacos, sopes, and huaraches.

Aroma Bar and Grill


Popular with college students for its reasonable prices, this restaurant serves up delicious food all day with especially good deals at lunch and the Sunday brunch buffets. The cooks do well with everything from tandoori chicken and other standards to the full Raja Thali dinner special, all served with a trio of flavorful chutneys.



FroYo lovers won't want to miss this locally crafted frozen yogurt made with ingredients from nearby farms, right down to the milk. Enjoy the tart, yet refreshing, Original flavor, or one of the rotating special flavors like Peach Pie or S'Mores. Vegan, dairy-free flavors are available, along with a bar of fun toppings.

Baba Louie's Sourdough Pizza Co


Specialty pizzas at this trattoria go far beyond the usual toppings, from roasted sweet potatoes and fennel to pineapple and coconut: combinations are weird, but tasty. Baba Louie's fires up sourdough ground wheat, spelt-berry, and even gluten-free crusts in their often crowded, rustic interior.

42/44 Railroad St., Great Barrington, MA, 01230, USA
Known For
  • Excellent thin-crust pizza
  • Hannah Jo special (mozz, ricotta, shrimp, pineapple, green chili sauce)
  • Smallish dining area and portions
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Reservations not accepted, Closed Tues. and Wed.

Bistro Zinc


Pastel-yellow walls, tall windows, a pressed-metal ceiling, and small-tile floors set an inviting tone at this stylishly modern French bistro with a long zinc-top bar from which it gets its name. The kitchen turns out expertly prepared and refreshingly simple classics, from steak frites to coq au vin.



Expect crowds—and, on busy nights, a wait—at this Railroad Street mainstay where dining room tables wrap around three sides of the large central sushi bar that offers an extensive menu of very fresh fish. Besides the sushi menu, dishes range from robata (charcoal grill) to katsu and tempura.

17 Railroad St., Great Barrington, MA, 01230, USA
Known For
  • Harumaki (deep-fried lobster and fish in rice paper)
  • Una jyu (grilled river eel in a sweet sauce)
  • Tea ceremonies and 10-course tasting menus by reservation

Dottie's Coffee Lounge

The raised seating area by the windows somehow adds a touch of class to this quintessential coffee shop where the art crowd hangs out. In addition to fine coffee, friendly baristas serve soups and sandwiches, as well as Sunday brunch alongside live music. Dessert nights are offered during the summer to help feed your cravings after taking in a show.

Firefly Gastropub and Catering Co.


This upscale pub with a few modern dining rooms and porch seating is the perfect place to grab dinner if you're looking for something casual. The menu isn't large, but offers reliably good, but slightly fussy, pub standards.

71 Church St., Lenox, MA, 01240, USA
Known For
  • Excellent burgers (including a veggie option)
  • Not a lot of seating
  • Live music Friday and Saturday
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No lunch



This cozy Italian restaurant serves up traditional Italian dishes with an American touch. The pasta and homemade meatballs come in large portions and the staff is friendly and attentive; you can order family-style meals to share with the table if that's more your style. Don't skip dessert if you love a good tiramisu. 

26 Marshall St., North Adams, MA, 01247, USA
Known For
  • Generous portions
  • Delicious sea scallop risotto
  • Excellent service
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch

Jack's Hot Dog Stand


Not much has changed at this hole-in-the-wall including its single lunch counter lined with a small row of stools and its cash-only policy. Locals head here for inexpensive wieners and hamburgers, plain or topped with chili, cheese, or both, but don't expect to find a seat during lunch hour.

12 Eagle St., North Adams, MA, 01247, USA
Known For
  • A family-owned institution since 1917
  • Onion rings and fries
  • Hot-dog-eating contests
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

La Fogata


The open kitchen looks almost like a lunch counter at this no-frills corner restaurant known for good, honest Colombian food, where it's hard to go wrong unless you're a vegetarian. Served with chimichurri and plantains, all the meats are delicious, from the thin, perfectly seasoned chicken to the pork rind that bacon aspires to be.

770 Tyler St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201, USA
Known For
  • Latin American soft drinks
  • South American food market in corner
  • "Picada La Fogata" giant meat platter
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

Meng's Pan-Asian


Formerly known as Sushi House, this pan-Asian restaurant on the main drag offers up Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Japanese classics in a comfortable atmosphere. From curries and bibim bap to sushi and bento boxes, Meng's extensive menu has something for everyone, at an affordable price.

45 Main St., North Adams, MA, 01247, USA
Known For
  • Pad see you (Thai stir-fried noodles)
  • Cheap lunch specials
  • Half-price-sushi Tuesday
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Take-out available only

Mezze Bistro & Bar


With a beautiful hilltop location and dishes inspired by local ingredients, the bistro can get crowded in summer, when Williamstown Theatre Festival ticket holders try to squeeze in dinner before the curtain goes up. With an emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients, the menu is always in a state of flux, but it's bound to contain steak, duck, and a great burger. Taste the creativity of chef and co-owner Nicholas Moulton who is a regular on Food Network's "Guy's Grocery Games."

777 Cold Spring Rd., Williamstown, MA, 01267, USA
Known For
  • Excellent cocktail, wine list
  • Garganelli pasta with beef ragu
  • Smallish portions
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: No lunch. Closed Mon. and Tues., Reservations essential

No. Six Depot Roastery & Cafe


This small-batch roastery and café also serves as an art gallery and community hangout. Stop in for expertly poured slow drip coffee or cold brew made with their own coffee bean blend soaked in cold water for 18 hours. Grab a quick breakfast or one of their paninis for lunch.

Pizzeria Boema


Good luck finding a seat at this popular pizza spot in the middle of the summer, where locals and tourists can't get enough of its gourmet wood-fired pizza. Vegan and gluten-free diners will rejoice at the special dietary offerings just for them, but be prepared to pay a premium price for these pies. 

SoCo Creamery

Micro-batched and hand-crafted ice cream makes this small shop tucked in a side street a must stop for any ice-cream lover. Be adventurous and try one-of-a-kind flavors like Blueberry Honey Lavender or Mission Figs, made with figs hand-shucked by the makers.
5 Railroad St., Great Barrington, MA, 01230, USA
Known For
  • Using local ingredients
  • Madagascar Vanilla, which is better than any vanilla ice cream you've ever tasted
  • New, surprise flavors every few months

Starving Artist Creperie and Cafe

If you can find a parking spot along the busy main road through Lee, you'll want to stop and grab a sweet or savory crepe from this casual breakfast and lunch spot. Menu choices include delicious flavor pairings like a spicy Reuben crepe or lemon lavender crepe. On Sunday, enjoy live music and take in some art at the gallery space attached to the main dining room.

The Break Room at Greylock Works


Fans of Berkshires' favorite head chef Brian Alberg won't want to miss his latest restaurant adventure located in a renovated cotton mill complex that offers indoor and outdoor seating with a relaxed, industrial feel. The menu is constantly changing to reflect the freshest in-season ingredients, and an acclaimed pastry chef is on staff so you'll never want to skip dessert or a stop for brunch; most dishes start as vegetarian but offer protein options for an additional price. 

508 State Rd., North Adams, MA, 01247, USA
Known For
  • Rotating farm-to-table menu
  • Delicious pastries
  • Saturday night summer dinners outdoors on the grill
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. and Wed. No lunch Mon.

The Lost Lamb


Enjoy a small slice of Paris at this French-Berkshire fusion pâtisserie run by Pastry Chef Claire Raposo. There's often a line out the door to get one of Raposo's Pain au Chocolats, macarons, or specialty cupcakes, but if you don't have a sweet tooth, there are also baguette sandwiches.

The Spring Street Market and Café


This Spring Street staple is equal parts market, bakery, and sandwich shop and is often filled with Williams College students grabbing lunch, a homemade cookie, or a few dorm room staples. The tight shop offers little space to stay and eat, but is filled to the brim with delicious-smelling pastries, desserts, and smiling students behind the cash register.

Trés Niños Taqueria


Taco lovers adored this local Mexican food truck so much, the owners had no choice but to open a dine-in option. This is a bare-bones establishment with friendly staff, quick service and delicious breakfast and lunch options; check their Facebook page for daily specials.

Truc Orient Express


Mixed in among shops filled with arts and crafts, this family-owned business has been serving up authentic Vietnamese food for more than 30 years. Bánh xèo (rice pancakes) figure prominently on the menu, among other classics, but there's some adventurous fare, too.

3 Harris St., Stockbridge, MA, 01266, USA
Known For
  • Ca chien (whole fried flounder in a pungent fish sauce)
  • Bánh xèo
  • Vietnamese crafts store in entryway
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.--Thurs. No lunch

Tunnel City Coffee

After doing some shopping along Spring Street, stop in for a pick-me-up of freshly brewed drip coffee, espresso, or tea and one of the many delicious baked goods made on-site. During the summer, you're sure to bump into famous actors in between rehearsals stopping by for specialty coffee reminiscent of what they'd get in Manhattan.