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Red Lion Tavern, Stockbridge

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Red Lion Tavern, Stockbridge

M-L. | Jan 23, 2006 09:17 AM

Went to lunch on Friday in the tavern at Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge after a visit to the Rockwell museum. My friend and I had the same items: a good-sized glass of respectable Chardonnay, boullabaisse (sp), and a shared dessert of ginger spice cake with ginger ice cream and pieces of candied ginger and outstanding coffee, Gt. Barrington Roasters' house blend. We took our time, were not hurried, and had coffee refills, it was that good.

The entree was a variation on the theme, but very good with nice, fresh seafood and wonderful broth. I asked for a pass on the shrimp and extra PEI mussels and was accommodated. This was a really delicious lunch, if pretty pricey at $40 per w/tip. Regardless, I would do it again. My friend agreed.

The main dining room appears not to have changed since the Harding administration; ditto the patrons. For a while, I think RLI had an outdated menu in keeping with that spirit. Food things have picked up though. I went with no high expectations but was very nicely surprised.

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