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Excellent Meal Had In the Berkshires

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Excellent Meal Had In the Berkshires

UES FOOD | Jun 3, 2002 09:52 AM

I thought I'd take this time to post a note to all of those who regularly visit the Berkshires. You must ALL try the restaurant John Andrews which is tucked in the southwestern corner of Berkshire County, in S. Egremont, right on Rt. 23, maybe a mile in from the NY border.

This place has a beautiful courtyard on which a large dining room overlooks. The dark colors of the interior are conducive to the intimate-yet-unpretentious ambience. The place is casual, so no need to dress up, really, just no sneakers or jeans, I would suggest.

The menu has priamrily seafood and meat dishes, and I'd say it is a nouvel american cuisine mix of appetizers and entrees. I had the fried oysters and arugala appetizer. The oysters were wonderful! Fried perfectly, not greasy, with the sweet meat of the oysters cooked to the perfect consistency. The arugula had a drizzle of mustard vinaigrette that was a nice compliment to the sweetness of the oysters, without being too overpowering. For my entree, I had the scallops dish made with a wheat risotto. It was excellent! My only complaint was that the restaurant was, perhaps, a bit skimpy with the amount of scallops used. I was served three fairly large scallops. I think a dish like this warrants, at least four. Still, it was quite tasty. For dessert, my group ordered both the bittersweet chocolate cake - good but not great - and the apple napoleon. THAT was great!

Great place, good find, MUCH better than the Red Lion Inn, or many of the other over-hyped restaurants in the Berkshires...

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