The Dining Room at Wheatleigh is one of the Berkshires’ fine-dining establishments, and a favorite among guests staying in the area during summer months. Thanks to Wheatleigh’s short distance from Tanglewood, the summertime home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Dining Room is a go-to dinner spot for tourists visiting the region on show nights or for long weekends.
The Lenox, Massachusetts, restaurant serves dinner and Sunday brunch in its small, intimate dining room as well as its glass-enclosed deck, both of which overlook the hotel’s immaculate grounds (originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the mastermind behind Central Park). There is no bar here, but if you want a pre- or post-dinner drink, quench your thirst in Wheatleigh’s Great Hall or outside on the terrace.
The formal restaurant prides itself on featuring locally sourced food. The multicourse menus change often, but expect dishes such as Dungeness crab with caviar, beets and cress; hot foie gras with Puy lentils, endives and turnips; muscovy duck with quince, hon shimeji mushrooms and cassoulet; and Cervena venison with spaetzle, cabbage and chestnuts. Ask your server about the menu items that are specific to the region, and don’t forget to check with the sommelier for the perfect bottle of wine to accompany your meal.