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“Authentic French food with Berkshires ingredients” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro Zinc

Bistro Zinc
56 Church St, Lenox, MA 01240-2554
413-637-8800
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Ranked #19 of 59 Restaurants in Lenox
Price range: $41 - $90
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Carlisle, Massachusetts
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112 reviews 112 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Authentic French food with Berkshires ingredients”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We usually have the Country Paté plate (sour cornichon pickles with homemade paté and salad) and the Croque Madame sandwich (ham, melted gruyere, egg on top), but today everything was so good I had to write a review. Try the new chocolate bread pudding (they gave us a side of homemade caramel sauce as well) and don't miss the very-French tasting, simple mussels. The prices (at lunch) seem less expensive than other downtown Lenox restaurants, and they are open more often. The bistro atmosphere is bright and it can get crowded, with tables close together in the French manner. Both the espresso and the coffee are very good and the service was super efficient without being pushy. The salads/greens are dressed very simply, so you might want to ask for more dressing on the side. We don't usually need a reservation at lunch, and will be back soon to try the dinner menu.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
West Hartford, CT
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great French Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My husband and I went on a Sunday evening in July at about 5:30 and got a seat at the bar without reservations. We enjoyed the Coq au Vin and Beef Borginoun

Visited July 2013
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TILGHMAN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Missing the crab!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

A recent dinner there had a special of a shrimp and lump crab dish with corn and peppers in an Old Bay-flavored sauce over grits. The dish was very tasty except they forgot to put in any of the lump crabmeat that was proffered. The waitress brought me a plate of crabmeat (all lump) that made up for the missing ingredient although I was nearly finished eating. Being from Maryland's Eastern Shore, I was not about to accept the error!

Visited August 2013
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Windsor, Massachusetts
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wonderfully orginal, great meal at the bar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Love the atmosphere at the bar and great staff too! Always consistent, snack, meal and tasty desserts.....Fun place, great age mix and place you can relax and laugh. Parking in the back of the place makes it stress less.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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connecticut
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We had an early dinner as theater was at 7pm . The restaurant was bustling. We both had fresh tuna prepared sushi style. Absolutely delicious. Appetizers were excellent. Our server was efficient. Desserts looked great from tarte tatin to cakes. Our first time there will be back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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