Lenox Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lenox

April 14, 2018 Natalie Tallman

It seems like every time of year is "in season" in Lenox, a small Berkshire town that has been a popular retreat since the 19th century. In summer, picnic on the lawn at Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home. In fall, when foliage peaks, take to the hiking and biking paths of the Pleasant Valley Sanctuary to immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of the mountains. Winter visitors enjoy skiing at a number of resorts and cross-country trails, and in spring, hikers and golfers practice their pastimes in splendid settings. Rejuvenating treatments and pampering, at the well-known Cranwell Spa, are favored all year long.
Things to do in Lenox

1. Chocolate Springs Cafe

55 Pittsfield Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2123 Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available Cafe SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 413-637-9820
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 236 reviews

Chocolate Springs Cafe

Reviewed By Fauzia T - Rockville, Maryland

Great hot chocolate and biscotti. A comfortable and inviting seating area. Many people were buying the gelato which is apparently quite good.

2. Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar

34 Church St, Lenox, MA 01240-2772 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 413-637-0003
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar

Reviewed By yogiglo - Rehoboth, Massachusetts

My friend and I had lunch and a very good glass of wine while passing through Lenox recently. The food was excellent and nicely presented. Also appreciated the help with a wine - I told the waiter my tastes and his selection was spot on!

3. Patisserie Lenox

30A Church St, Lenox, MA 01240-2503 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 413-551-9050
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

Patisserie Lenox

Reviewed By platpeeps - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Stopped off here on a very wet afternoon during a self-drive holiday around New England. We were desperately in need of a break from driving and a coffee. Staff were so friendly, the coffee and hot chocolate were great and it was very difficult to resist the display of wonderful patisserie .... The store wasn't particularly busy when we arrived, but then we were entertained by the very strange family group who came in after us! Highly recommended, and a great place for a stop-off. Lenox is a lovely town!

4. Lenox Coffee

52 Main St, Lenox Commons, Lenox, MA 01240-2339 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available Cafe +1 413-637-1606
Excellent
51%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 60 reviews

Lenox Coffee

Reviewed By clr2015 - New Haven, Connecticut

Local roasted, delicious coffee, this little coffee shop has a loya following. With both indoor and outdoor seating, it quickly fills up, with folks with newspapers and laptops. There was even what appeared to be a college board tutorial going on. Warm and friendly, the atmosphere was multi-generational and comfortable.

5. Nudel Restaurant

37 Church St, Lenox, MA 01240-2504 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 413-551-7183
Excellent
74%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 409 reviews

Nudel Restaurant

Reviewed By JMSBoston - Boston, MA

I brought a group of 19 friends and family to Nudel over MLK weekend. We took over the entire restaurant on a Sunday evening. From the first bite (an assortment of delicious spreads) to the last (an astonishingly good pana cotta) this meal was fantastic. Local ingredients. Great flavors. Gracious service. Terrific wine and local beer.

Quite frankly, it was one of the absolute best meals I’ve had in ages.

6. The Scoop

51 Church St, Lenox, MA 01240-2649 Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Late Night SGD 5 - SGD 16 +1 413-637-9192
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

The Scoop

The Scoop sweets cafe is in the heart of Lenox and has been in its location on Church Street since 2011. A specialty ice cream and candy shop, we make our own ice cream on the premises called Blondie's Homemade. We also offer coffee drinks made with No. 6 Depot coffee and daily fresh baked goodies. Flavors rotate seasonally, but there is always sweet creamy deliciousness to appeal for every customer's sweet urge. Closed for winter Nov-March.

Reviewed By campblss

The Scoop is a cute little ice cream shop in Lenox. There were so many flavors to choose from and of course while deciding you were able to taste test to be sure you would like the flavor you chose. Delicious homemade ice cream, but a little over priced (after all you are in Lenox). Worth it as a special treat after watching a play.

7. Brava

27 Housatonic St, Lenox, MA 01240-2596 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 16 - SGD 33 +1 413-637-9171
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 283 reviews

Brava

Reviewed By Ashley D - Niskayuna, New York

There were no tables available when my husband and I stepped inside, so we sat at the bar for dinner. Glad we did, because everyone behind the bar was wonderful and we loved chatting with them.

We shared some tapas, all of which were delicious. The caramelized onion, bacon and creme fresh pizza was stellar. Crust itself was really very good, let alone all the amazingness on top of it. We also really enjoyed the white bean hummus and olive tapenade bruschetta -- it had some really great Indian-esque spices going on that we were not expecting but were very pleasantly surprised by. Brussels sprouts are a must-order for me, and these did not disappoint -- the bits of melted cheese with the saltiness of the bacon were little flavor missiles. Finally, we munched on some super-addictive spicy fried chickpeas -- holy moly I threw those back like popcorn. Could snack on those every day.

Superb menu of wines by the glass and beers -- beer lovers especially should be happy here.

Wish we lived closer because we'd be regulars.

8. Haven Cafe & Bakery

8 Franklin St, Lenox, MA 01240-2304 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 413-637-8948
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 410 reviews

Haven Cafe & Bakery

Reviewed By Alexa S

We were thinking of just getting pastries to go, but when we saw the excellent menu at Haven we stayed for lunch and dessert. The pastries were fresh and warmed up for us, and the sandwich we shared was simple and delicious. I wish I lived next door - I would go to Haven every day!

9. The Gateways Inn & Restaurant

51 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2719 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night SGD 24 - SGD 46 +1 413-637-2532
Excellent
78%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 247 reviews

The Gateways Inn & Restaurant

Reviewed By Greg L - Maui

The setting is comfortable. We were the first ones, so we had the place to ourselves. The meal was good but we were expecting more per the reviews we read. The menu was simple due to the seasonal changes. Nice place, comfortable and ok.

10. Bistro Zinc

56 Church St, Lenox, MA 01240-2554 Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 413-637-8800
Excellent
53%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 590 reviews

Bistro Zinc

Reviewed By jcraneny - Orlando, Florida

I was in Lenox on a business trip and stopped at Zinc for a Monday lunch. When traveling alone, I prefer to sit at the bar, and this day was no exception. The Bar is secluded from the main dining room. Excellent wi-if. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I had mussels and frites with a glass of House white and it was delicious. The person sitting next to me had the lunch special which was a chicken pot pie-the perfect lunch for a snowy winter day (but I would have needed a nap).

I highly recommend Zinc.

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