The Dining Room at Wheatleigh

VERIFIED LUXURY
This Lenox, Massachusetts restaurant 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. It’s in the heart of the Berkshires and just two and a half hours from Boston and New York.

Located on the first floor of Wheatleigh hotel, The Dining Room at Wheatleigh 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. 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.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• During brunch service, The Dining Room is bright and airy, thanks to all the natural light that flows through its arched windows. Plus, the back wall of windows overlooks the stunning landscaped lawns of Wheatleigh's estate.

• The evening offers a slightly more intimate setting, with dimmed lighting and candles that set the mood for a fine-dining experience. Each table is perfectly set with a white tablecloth, linen napkins and fine china replaced at each course.

• As you enter the restaurant through The Library, make sure to stroll pass the china cabinets — you’ll find some stunning antique place settings that date back as far as the late 1800s.

• Chef Jeffrey Thompson's seasonal cuisine is offered on two seperate menus: a four-course prix-fixe option or an elegant eight-course tasting with optional wine pairings to allow you to truly taste the Berkshires’ freshest fare. 
Things to Know
• If you’re in the mood for something less formal and a little lighter, enjoy an à la carte meal in The Library, located just outside The Dining Room but sharing the same magnificent vista of the Berkshires.

• Business casual is the preferred dress code at The Dining Room at Wheatleigh. The restaurant does not require a jacket and tie for men, but it does suggest you cover up appropriately before dining here.

• The Dining Room serves dinner nightly and brunch on Sundays, and both times require a reservation. The Berkshires restaurant seats up to 45 people, so you’ll likely be entertained in the hotel’s conservatory and reception area before your meal.

• You can make reservations to dine here by calling Wheatleigh directly at 413-637-0610, or if you’re a guest of hotel, simply have the concierge book your table.

• Head to The Dining Room at least 30 minutes before your reservation so you can take in the scenery, immerse yourself in the Italian-infused décor and design of the hotel, and sip pre-dinner cocktails or a glass of champagne.
The Food
• 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.
Getting There
11 Hawthorne Road, Lenox, Massachusetts 01240
TEL413-637-0610
The Dining Room at Wheatleigh
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