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The Wheatleigh

11 Hawthorne Road, Lenox, MA 01240
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Ranked #8 of 59 restaurants in Lenox
Price range: $30 - $165
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Since 2006 our Dining Room has the esteemed privilege of being a AAA Five Diamond restaurant. The Main Dining Room: The internationally renowned Dining Room offers a striking contemporary interpretation of classic French cuisine, an award winning wine list and the highest level of service. The Library: Our sophisticated lounge bar where we serve lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu is a lighter fare than our dining room.
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63 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Go out of your way to dine here. The view is of the William Olmstead Law garden, the villa has been magnificently renovated, the staff is impeccable and the food can only be compared to the finest in the greatest cities. If you're visiting The Berkshires this is the place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We ate at the Blantryre on our last visit, and it was an amazing experience. When I read the reviews on this place, I figured we'd try it out, what a disappointment. We had lunch here, in the library. We were one of two couples there, and I can understand why, what I can't understand is how they get such... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Jeffrey Thompson clearly loves being a chef. You can see it by the sparkle in his eyes and smile on his face. His dishes are creative, beautifully crafted and presented, and fun. Particularly notable is his ability to coax optimal flavor from vegetables without resorting to deep frying. The a la carte dinner is a four course affair. One chooses... More

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Private wine cellar tasting menu with wine paring highly recommended. We had 7 courses including cheeses before dessert. The hotel baked a special cake I had requested for my husbands birthday.

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canton MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stopped at the Wheatleigh to wander through with future vacations in mind. We were greeted so warmly that we decided to stay for lunch. It was a delightful experience! We enjoyed a peaceful meal with delicious food and a fantastic view. It was an elegant oasis in the middle of a busy sight-seeing day. The luncheon menu was surprisingly... More

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New York City, New York
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144 reviews 144 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The setting is stunning: a glassed in colonnaded portico thrust into a beautifully manicured garden over looking a small green valley. The reception is warm and welcoming. The service by trained European pros is efficient, relaxed, and unpretentious. The menu is quite varied, and the execution delicious. Though not cheap, there is a lot of value in the overall experience.... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have dined at Wheatleigh many times over the years, both in the main dining room (simply exquisite) and in the bar (the Library). We have always felt that it was worth every penny (and it costs alot of pennies) because the food was sublime, the service first-rate and the setting (in both dining rooms) and in the hotel's public... More

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Top Contributor
248 reviews 248 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The Library restaurant is lovely but a bit crowded. I felt I was in the next tables conversation. The food delicious and the service superb. I do suggest you order an appetizer also because the portions are a bit small.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

There are a couple of details that for us really make this place one of our favorites in the world... - There is no reception because you are greeted like a friend - A glass of champagne as the sun goes down on the manicured gardens - The combination of excellent returning staff with euro trainees from the best schools... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The atmosphere, elegance and cuisine made this a phenomenal dining experience. Not pretentious, very European feel, and fantastic flavors.

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