The year has yielded mostly 3-star fare around our ‘hood. The Farm Table in Bernardston is fine for lunch outdoors or at the bar. Risotto and wine list worth the trip. Lord Jeffrey Inn’s renovation in Amherst a success, 30 Boltwood cocktail lounge indoors and out, comfy booths, sophisticated supper.
Best restaurants and cuisine remain in Manhattan. Lucky to go often. Classic standbys still great. Da Silvano. Lure Fishbar. Gramercy Tavern. Bourdain’s Les Halles. Nobu Next Door. 25-year favorite Gotham Bar & Grill fell from grace. Best new find in the Flatiron Maysville. Mediocre Village’s Blue Hill. Don’t ever bother with Dos Caminos or Atlantic Grill.
Berkshires have consistent spots. On a trip to Great Barrington to seek out Blue Hill Farm, stopped for another visit to Café Adam which had since moved. Gazpacho fresco superb. Bistro Zinc in Lenox always savory burger frites.