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“Some of the best food in the Berkshires!”

John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 30 - USD 50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Description: John Andrews Farmhouse offers a unique farm-to-table dining experience in the Berkshires. Built in the late 1700s, the restaurant’s rustic, country charm is enhanced by a cozy fireplace in winter months and, in summer, al fresco dining is available on the terrace. The restaurant features New American cuisine with Italian influences, rooted in the region's agricultural history. Dan Smith has been the chef-owner since 1990, creating seasonal menus long before farm-to-table was a trend. Known as the “architect of modern Berkshire cooking,” as coined by Travel & Leisure, Dan offers a unique taste-of-place dining experience. Named one of the World’s 25 Best Farmstead Experiences in The Daily Meal, John Andrews Farmhouse is a Lonely Planet Top Choice and has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Yankee Magazine Editor’s Choice and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Prix Fixe specials include Mom’s Meatloaf Monday (winter only) and Giovedi on Thursday nights (year round). John Andrews offers an extensive wine list, full cocktail bar and a lighter-fare bar menu. Open Thursday to Tuesday and closed Wednesdays, all major credit cards are accepted.
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had such an enjoyable evening last week at John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant. We loved everything about it, from the setting, service, food, and ambiance. The slightly rustic 'farmhouse' setting feels perfect for the Berkshires, and the back porch and grounds add to the setting. The wait staff managed to find that balance between being attentive without being over-solicitous. They were very helpful in finding the right glasses of wine for our dishes, something that I have found few restaurants willing or able to accomplish; they want to sell you bottles of wine, as opposed to by the glass.

The salads and appetizers were well-prepared, and the main dishes were all a little more complexly-prepared, which made the difference between a competent dish and a memorable one. The scallops were the best, but so was the duck and the lamb. We also tried a pork meatloaf, which was quite unique with a rich sauce. We ended with some small scoops of homemade ice cream, which was the crowning touch. Each flavor was better than the next, with the mint chocolate chip being the best of this flavor that any of us had ever tasted.

Prices are high, but fair for the quality and presentation. Portions are large, so you may want to economize by sharing dishes. The first time we came here, each of us ended up taking some of our meal home.

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Thank ALFriedman
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Party of 3, all extremely pleased with the expert preparation of the duck, scallops and fish....I stress expert prep - not fussy or fancy in presentation, but perfectly prepared. Especially the fish - seared yet very tender and spot on. Will be back!

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The evening started out on a good note when our anniversary was acknowledged. Then the staff was willing to swap out a side dish for me for something I prefer. Both husband and I had the mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto salad. He had the ricotta gnocchi which he said was light and tasty. I had roasted chicken (minus the fennel which I dislike) surrounded by broccoli and roasted garlic. All of it was very good and the chicken was juicy and tender. Husband enjoyed the ricotta cheesecake and my chocolate torte with ice cream was also yummy. The waitstaff could not have been more attentive and kind. All of this made for a memorable and delightful anniversary celebration.

Thank Knittingchick
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

A pleasant drive in the country lead to J. A. We were seated in the back dining room with nice window view. My friend had one of the best sazaracs outside of NOLA. Highlights were crisp and delicious sweetbreads and perfect foi gras. There followed perfectly prepared soft shell crab entre in a unique sauce. The fragola with veggies was tasty. For dessert we tried home made ice cream which included a wonderful ginger and a terrific chocolate. Service was spot on. If you want a classy dinner out in the woods this is your spot.

Thank ElJeffeMiami
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This was our 4th or 5th visit to your restaurant. Thank you again for a great dining experience. We took our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. We are all products of the food service industry and very picky about the entire experience. Nicely done. Service was great and this9 food, amazing. I tasted the Lamb, Duck, gnocchi and Skate Wing. Roasted cauliflower, almond cake and pot de creme. The chef is a magician. Our meals were elegant and carefully planned and presented. BRAVO and thank you.

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