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|Prairie Whale, in Great Barrington, for a new farm-to-table hangout.||Terrapin, in Rhinebeck, offers astonishing variety and value in a glittering setting.||Table Six, in Lenox, features a changing prix fixe meal in the refurbished Kemble Inn.|
The Lantern Bar & Grill - Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Of all the burger joints in our region, is there any place more authentic—or with a better neon sign—than The Lantern? A cross between a saloon and a luncheonette, it has been a reassuring presence in Pittsfield since 1926, a democratic dining spot where everyone can afford the six-ounce charred cheeseburger ($4.25) or grilled cheese with tomato ($3.75). “Everyone I take there says the same thing—it has the best grilled cheese sandwich they ever tasted!” says Tony-winning composer William Finn, who runs Barrington Stage’s Musical Theater Lab around the corner. You can also get a Greek salad or an omelette, but why would you want to pass up a perfect burger? The Lantern’s steadfast, old-fashioned character extends to its hours: Lamentably, the Lantern is dark on Sundays.
455 North Street; 413.448.2717
Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 8:30 PM; Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM