Williamstown chow?
August 7, 2007 12:34 PM   Subscribe

One night in Williamstown, Mass. Tell me where to eat.
posted by azure_swing to Food & Drink (9 answers total)
I can't provide a specific recommendation since it's been a number of years since I lived semi-nearby, but here is a recent (July) Chowhound post that should help.
posted by stefnet at 12:55 PM on August 7, 2007

I've been to Mezze (recommended on stefnet's link) and it was excellent!
I am a vegetarian and they made me a great vegetable plate (off-menu) and my mother had duck which she liked a lot. The couple next to us both had lamb and loved it.
The other place I'd recommend is Jae's, which has all sorts of asian food (usually a bad sign but not here). I've had curry and sushi there and both were good.
posted by rmless at 1:02 PM on August 7, 2007

If you're willing to drive a little ways, Elizabeth's, in Pittsfield is truly a local gem. As the review says, it is not fancy, but the food and the friendly atmosphere make it nonetheless worth a trip.

If you want to stay in town, Mezze is probably your best bet for contemporary American bistro-style food. Both the Thai Garden and Spice Root (Indian), right on Spring Street in town, are pretty good, low-key options.

(Also, you're doing yourself a grave disservice if you don't stop by Papa Charlie's, also on Spring St., for a sandwich for lunch.)
posted by dseaton at 1:06 PM on August 7, 2007

And if you need some food for when you head out of town, try Helen's. I think it's the same place I stopped some years ago - it's an upscale-ish deli, and if it's the one I was at, its sandwiches are named after actors who've done summer stock in town. I ordered the Blythe Danner; someone a couple people behind me in line said "Good choice!" I turned around to say thanks....and there was Blythe Danner. Good sandwich!
posted by rtha at 1:10 PM on August 7, 2007

rtha, I'm 99.9% sure you're thinking of Papa Charlie's.
posted by dseaton at 1:11 PM on August 7, 2007

Could be, could be - it was quite a while back. Whatever the name, fine the place w/ the sandwiches named after summer stock actors, and order yourself one! More here.
posted by rtha at 1:19 PM on August 7, 2007

While Elizabeth's is spectacular, unless you feel like waiting over an hour for a table, skip the trek into Pittsfield and eat at Le Jardin. It's in a b&b, charming, and the service and food are fantastic. Have a great time!
posted by dagnyduquette at 2:00 PM on August 7, 2007

Oh no! My sister just told me that Le Jardin is gone and has been replaced by Jae's Sushi (which is still good).
posted by dagnyduquette at 3:27 PM on August 7, 2007

Mill on the floss is great, very high end tho.

There are some great bistros down the street from MassMOCA in North Adams, as well.
posted by jenkinsEar at 7:24 PM on August 7, 2007

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