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“Good food and service all around” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Wheatleigh

The Wheatleigh
11 Hawthorne Road, Lenox, MA 01240
+1 413-637-0610
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Ranked #7 of 59 Restaurants in Lenox
Price range: $110 - $175
Cuisines: French, American
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Wheatleigh's Dining Room awarded Forbes 5 Star and AAA 5 Diamond is one of the best restaurants on the East Coast. The Cuisine of Jeffrey Thompson is focusing on the freshness of ingredients and their natural flavors. An amazing wine list with over 850 references will complement your dinner. To focus on an amazing meal all our prices are inclusive of service. Taxes will apply.
Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food and service all around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

Dinner at Wheatleigh started off a bit rough, but ended up being quite nice. We had cocktails and canapes in the lobby first, which was the low point of the evening. Our server had a tough time remember what I ordered for a cocktail, and a tougher time getting it to us. It was a rocky start that set an off-tone for the evening, luckily the service in the dining room itself was much better. The food was all beautifully presented, and very well executed. The portions were small enough to allow us to enjoy quite a few courses without being overstuffed - without making us wonder where the money went. The sommelier was great, as she paired a few glasses with our meal quite appropriately. The service was nothing short of outstanding, very on point and cordial. One great highlight of the evening was the cheese course - make sure you go for it. There is a trolley of sorts presented, with at least a dozen cheeses to assemble your selection. The gentlemen presenting them knew the intricacies of each and was a great help. You can't help but enjoy this with a glass of port to cap off the evening. The atmosphere was very posh and romantic, a nice minimalistic setting in a historic home. As far as value, I'd say you'd be hard pressed to find this level of food and service at such a price. With gratuity included, dinner for two (less alcohol) was under $200, a price hard find for comparable experiences. I'll be back to try the tasting menu next.

  • Visited December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Loved it - We'll be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

Several weeks ago we dined at Wheatleigh and truly enjoyed the experience. The decor is modern and elegant, the food was delicious and innovative, and the service was friendly and attentive. It's pricey, but it's a first class experience. We can't wait to return.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Elegant Setting - more choices needed for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

This elegant and beautiful place serves a price fixed lunch. While the food is good, the choices are limited. Go for the atmosphere and the opportunity to spend time in this beautiful building. This establishment would do better with an ala carte menu as another option.

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Boston
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Dining in luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

This was a wonderfully relaxing experience in fine dining. We were at the restaurant for about 3 hours. A drink on the lawn overlooking the mountains. Multiple small courses presented beautifully and served at a nice slow pace. Beautiful views from the windows. We found ourselves slowing down so that we were able to carefully savor each bite. Expensive at $115 per person, but worth it for a very special occasion.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“What an experience, I felt like a princess”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2010

My husband and I had a great time, enjoyed the meal and the service was outstanding. I will go dine there again.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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