The Old Inn On The Green

4.6
578 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Dining at The Old Inn on the Green is an extraordinary experience: fine wine, great food, the dining room illuminated by candles, the murmur of conversation from the other room. As Chef and Owner, Peter Platt is always firmly in charge, working to create innovative and memorable meals that are an event unto themselves. Over the past several years, the Old Inn has developed the tradition of serving a Prix Fixe menu - each Saturday evening a different four-course meal is prepared, and guests are offered a choice of two main courses as well as a choice of dessert. On other nights, the Inn offers a well rounded menu of a la carte items, with specials which change daily. The wine list is graced with a array of thoughtfully selected estate bottled wines from France, California and Italy. The dining rooms are lit entirely by candlelight and there are fireplaces in each room. Comfortably worn windsor chairs and mahogany tavern tables furnish the dining rooms.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm (July-Oct.), Wednesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (Nov.- June)
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Phone number
(413) 229-7924
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Platt
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, “The Old Inn On The Green” can accommodate all your special event needs.

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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (844) 201-3994
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 578 People Are Saying
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New England
1 review
5.0Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Memorable occasion.

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New England
13 reviews
3.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The location is beautiful. The inn itself is very pretty lit with candles. We were there on a Friday night and the restaurant was quiet with several empty tables, so noise levels were low. The food was good, but not memorable. The fish was well prepared; the duck slightly over cooked. Lovely assortment of desserts and excellent coffee. The service was adequate but inexperienced and not particularly attentive to details. Overall, very pleasant but we wouldn’t rush back.

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Miami
36 reviews
5.0Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous meal. We had the multi-course tasting menu and kept getting excited about the excellence of the dishes. The chef sent out a few extra surprises as well. That always adds to making a meal special. Everything tasted very fresh and flavorful. Crisp pastry on the vegetable tart, piping hot (beautiful) dishes.


Service was excellent and the candlelight ambience is lovely.

This was an unexpectedly outstanding experience.

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Baltimore
49 reviews
3.0Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

What would have been an even better dining experience was not having some of the party of 4 sitting in the waiters’ thoroughfare. Better request a table away from here.

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Austin
2 reviews
4.0Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Though somewhat "old style", the atmosphere is cozy. The service and food and wine are very good to excellent. A little pricey for "everyday" dining, but well worth the drive and cost for something a little special.

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DG
New York Area
8 reviews
4.0Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and caring service but the noise level was surprising and the ambiance lost its charm as a result

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New England
16 reviews
2.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This was our third visit for dinner in three years. Unfortunately, the first time was exceptional, the second was good. Our most recent visit was barely adequate, but not the value one would expect in expensive fine dining. We had a reservation and went along with the $50/person fee if canceled within 48 hours. It's a bit much on a weekend with nothing special going on. I wouldn't agree to it again.

The setting, all candlelight, is still stunning, even when the sun hasn't set. The clientele are almost all old and rich-looking. They speak loudly as if they were at the country club with their pals instead of a restaurant where there might be others around who don't want to listen to their conversations.

We were greeted and seated promptly, brought water and menus. The salads were both very good. We ech had the cod, which was not. It was prepared perfectly, but bland, and paired with a tasteless sauce. It was supposed to be herb-crusted, but it was herb-sprinkled. The desserts were above average.

The service was below the minimum. Our waiter seemed uninterested in speaking with us as if he was just going through the motions. He took our order promptly. We don't know if there were any specials. He didn't check on us after our entree was served, and the time to dessert was quite long. He never asked if we needed re-fills on our drinks, which we did.

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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, candlelight only. Food and service outstanding.

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New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was perfectly cooked and wine selection was excellent. Our waiter was helpful and efficient. However, the room was way too dark and took away from my enjoyment of the food. If you want to stick to using candles only, you need to have more of them...in particular more that one candle stick per table.

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New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, ambience and food.

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New England
6 reviews
4.0Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second visit after several years, but just as memorable. Outstanding mushroom soup and perfectly prepared salmon. We had the mid-week special menu, which had few choices but all dishes pleased, except perhaps the (only) dessert provided, some sort of panna cotta creation which upset my stomach because I do not tolerate lactose, but I blame myself for not asking for something else, and/or not bringing lactaid pills with me. My recommendation is for the restaurant to offer an alternate dessert, even if just some fruit or a simple cake. This was the only course that had no options.

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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband Jeff’s 70 Birthday and we had not made advance plans to celebrate. We’ve come to this restaurant many times over the years and it’s always been a go to place for celebrations. This time we splurged and got the many course tasting menu which was terrific. Each dish was like a work of art and tasted delicious. The portions were ample for a tasting menu and you were able to choose among multiple offerings so it still felt personalized and they readily accommodated several food sensitivities and preferences. And the martinis we had to start the meal were incredible. I will happily continue my regular visits to this beautiful elegant restaurant.

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MS
New England
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another unparalleled experience at The Old Inn on the Green—food, drinks, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. There are lots of great dining options in the Berkshires but this is a jewel in the crown.

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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the finest dining experience we have had in many years, if not ever. Every bite was perfection. The fireplace and candlelight, no electric lights in our room, was such a beautiful touch in this 18th century inn. Very romantic. Truly excellent service. We can’t wait to return.

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London
1 review
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and perfect ambience for my birthday

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JP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
5.0Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were traveling to the Berkshires for the weekend and always look for great restaurants to try. We loved our experience here. Delicious food, creative preparation and great service. We’ll come back again!

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New York Area
25 reviews
5.0Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is in a fabulous setting in a beautiful area. The food is outstanding. The service was amazing.

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New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Old Mill On the Green has been excellent each time we have indulged in their luscious food. Our server, Ian, was perfect - helpful but not hovering, interactive but not interfering. The venue is quiet, warm, and very attractive, with beautiful wall murals and snug fireplace. The ideal place for our anniversary dinner.

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LC
New York Area
23 reviews
5.0Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Berkshires gem. Truly fine creative dining with fresh local ingredients at a reasonable price. Candlelit dining rooms, with firelight in winter, create a serene ambience. Excellent, discreet service. One quibble: the bartender the night we went did not know how to make an extra dry martini. But it was cheerfully replaced.

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JB
New York Area
65 reviews
5.0Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Day. Beautiful room, impeccable service, delicious, special level of food. Amazed at the well-trained staff. A busy day but no sign of chaos. Perfect choice for a special meal!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is worth the trip, just gorgeous. Only candlelight and very romantic. Try the duck and the scallops.

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New York Area
10 reviews
5.0Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner!

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Poconos
2 reviews
5.0Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Interesting cocktails, the duck was amazing.

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Anchorage
2 reviews
5.0Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magical! Well worth visiting if you are in western Mass. Great food and wine in a unique setting.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
5.0Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding tasting menu. Very old building with lots of charm. No lights in the dinning rooms other than candles on each table and a candle chandelier. Amazing wine list but very expensive. The waiter wasn't very friendly but the entire experience was well coordinated and efficient.

New York prices in rural western Mass but overall it was an outstanding experience.

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Miami
79 reviews
5.0Dined on October 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best in the Berkshires - hands down. Candlelit dining room. Exquisitely prepared food. Romantic like no other. Service could have been a bit warmer, but still very efficient. On the pricier side, though still within reason. Class isn't cheap anywhere. And this is classy, pure and simple.

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New England
1 review
2.0Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Feel that they overbooked the evening very crowded and with a reservation made over a week ago to be sat in the bar next to kitchen door not very pleasant

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RN
New York Area
3 reviews
3.0Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Decent food but nothing exceptional. On the whole staff very pleasant but our waiter was a little cold as if he didn't want to be there. Starter of scallop and lobster looked and tasted good. Entree of lamb shank was a good size and well cooked but just like good home cooking. Accompanying mashed potato was a bit sloppy but ok. Dessert was apple bread pudding with berries, vanilla ice cream and a 'sauce' bread pudding was a lovely texture but couldn't taste any apple. The ice cream and sauce were unbelievably sweet which meant the overall taste left in your mouth was nothing but one of sugar which was a shame.
It seems the restaurant tries but hasn't got it quite right although the ambiance was very very nice indeed!

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New York Area
16 reviews
5.0Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm, romantic, inviting atmosphere with classic food

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New York Area
19 reviews
4.0Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We have come here for years, and have noticed a recent decline in the service. Slow and not as gracious as we had been accustomed to. For 2 separate occasions we had called ahead to have a candle put in the dessert, and after being assured this would happen, it never did on either occasion.
Also, the 3 course special dinner options should be more frequently rotated.
Food continues to be exceptional!

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Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was for a special mother/daughter dinner.
We were seated at a window table in a small somewhat secluded dining room.
The table was set, candles were lit upon our arrival.

Before presented with a menu we were served several delicious amuse bouche as hors'oeuvre.

We selected from their special welcome menu and chose a very dry riesling to accomany the meal.

All three courses were delicious, the service was attentive and outstanding and the experience was relaxing "special"

It was well worth the money and the long drive from Lenox.

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BA
Miami
4 reviews
2.0Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Lovely setting but food and service poor. Very disappointing.

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New York Area
83 reviews
5.0Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. My husband and I have patronized The Old Inn on the Green since 2000. This is the best restaurant in the Berkshires. The food is always outstanding. The service excellent. The room is romantic using only candlelight. Just marvelous. Definitely worth the drive no matter what.

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New England
36 reviews
5.0Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambience, delicious food, great service. A very special spot for a glorious dining experience.

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DV
New York Area
28 reviews
3.0Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The Old Inn is strikingly handsome from the outside, situated in a peaceful, garden-like setting. But inside it doesn't seemed to have changed much in the last 200 years, and - especially on a sunny August evening - the candlelit dining rooms felt dark and claustrophobic! Fortunately we arrived early enough to be seated on the bright outdoor patio so we could fully appreciate the beautiful surrounds, as well as the highly frequented bird-feeder just the other side of the screen. The dinner and service were pleasant enough, but not outstanding, and in my opinion, did not rate the NYC prices. My companion's salmon was good, but my halibut, promisingly olive-crusted, but disappointingly dry (and thus rather tasteless), and the tiny cheese platter was accompanied by a choice of bland white bread only. The Inn appears to be very popular with locals, but given the vast array of great dining in the Berkshires, I would not go out of my way to make the trip again.

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New England
3 reviews
5.0Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the cost was on the higher side, we were aware of this and it did not affect our dinner. I was very pleased with the food. We had the warm goat cheese appetizer and I had the steak entree. The steak was cooked perfectly and was very tender and flavorful. We chose a lovely red wine to accompany the meal. Mostly, I wanted to thank our waiter, Jason. He was a perfect mix of friendly and helpful. He gave us plenty of privacy but was there in a second should we have a question. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.

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New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the Old Inn for just one night. What a beautiful location. The restaurant was candlelight only and the food was outstanding. The service was excellent and while staying at the Inn the dinner was basically free. What a great value. We would go back anytime.

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New York Area
2 reviews
4.0Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very nice. Wonderful food, great service. The only negative is the didn't have ingredients for French martini and did not know how to make nutty irishman.

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New England
1 review
5.0Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time to this charming restaurant in the old inn. First time was an anniversary dinner with my husband. This time with 2 cousins on a "girls" trip to the Berkshires. Wonderful both times!

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San Francisco
1 review
4.0Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my wife birthday and we had dinner with our daughter and her 5 months old baby girl.
We all had the chef's taste menue: very good. Excellent service and atmosphere.
We will go back.
Carlo

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