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Review of Cork 'N Hearth

Cork 'N Hearth
Ranked #13 of 48 Restaurants in Lee
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 30, 2013

In another area, this might be a four or five star rating, but this area is a tourist haven with a lot of restaurants to choose is from. There is a certain ambiance here that's also a bit disconcerting for the mixed messages... it's like a place that's evolved without a real identity. It could be a pub. It could be an upscale dining place... It could be...

This is an expensive area in general so it's probably unfair to claim "over priced," but I suspect it would be possible to find better value. The rolls were hard. The menu seems to feature chicken and veal prepared different ways... only two beef entrees. We were not offered a choice of potato or rice, all dishes (one fish, one chicken, one veal) came with a baked potato. Given there were very few entrees under $20 this seemed a bit presumptuous.

The service was prompt and pleasant but hardly personable. We made a reservation for our party of three and when we asked for a window table were told, "We can't promise that." This was on a Sunday night and the dining room was only about 25% filled leaving one feeling this is a restaurant trying to move from a place the locals love to an upscale place with a certain snob appeal--at least during the summer when demand is high and supply is low.

In summary, good food, good service in a restaurant that has a bit of an identity crisis.

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4  Thank Walter B
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We recently made our second visit to the Cork N'Hearth, because the first time was very good!

The time we enjoyed ourselves just as much. The dining room was crowded (from a bus tour group), but we had seats near the (large) back windows which overlook a lake.

We both ordered steak, which came with real (not frozen) oven roasted potatoes, and oven roasted veggies. The meal also included rolls, butter, and a pot of coffee. For desert we ordered small ice cream sundaes, which are VERY small, but they are just enough to satisfy.
All very tasty, and reasonably priced.

The decor is a little bit dated, but the place is clean and homey.

I'm pretty sure we'll go back for a third visit.

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3  Thank Lin P
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Your basic hamburg but served a bit more elegantly. Rustic setting inside and out. Very popular place in the Berkshires.

Thank SLCohen
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Some people do not appreciate history and what a shame that is. We are from Conn. and come to stay at our vacation home in Otis during the summer. We've been to Cork and Hearth many times and "always" enjoy the meals which we feel are the best. From appetizers to desserts and everything in between. Service has always been great. Thank you for keeping the past alive and well!! Don't change a thing!

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Thank Linda D
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

This place was recommended for the food....Amazing clam chowder (and I am a Cape Cod Native); the pasta dishes were done well, the view was nice from one room, the service was quite slow, but it was the decor that was horrendous and needs a do-over. Described as 1700's Hearth meets 1970's dining room with a jungle themed wall and lake view.

Thank Bodyguard55
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