Italian cuisine from Tuscany, Campania, Emilia Romagna and other regions, at a price that suits your pocket, is on offer at Tomasso Trattoria. The simple wooden setting makes you feel at home and creates just the ambiance for a relaxed meal. Fill your stomachs with dishes like insalata verde (arugula with pickled shallots and pecorino sardo) and tagliatelle alla bolognese (flat cut fresh pasta with a traditional meat sauce) and for dessert, try crostata di frutta (rustic fruit tart). The wine list is vast and is chiefly Italian. Call for the wine tasting sessions and classes held here.
Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2004, Truffles boasts of a spectacular list of both reds and whites. Chef Anna Wallach puts in great efforts to ensure that the food gets due acclaim too-there's filet mignon, rack of lamb, blackened mahi mahi, wild Alaskan halibut and lots more innovative items to choose from. The ever-changing menu is sure to keep you coming back for more.
At Sonoma the regular cuisine is conspicuous by its absence, but that will not deter the die hard foodie to try an interesting entree like the mushroom crusted fillet of Norwegian salmon. Now you think the cuisine is Scandinavian? Heck no! Wait till you see the pan seared ahi tuna and "masoor Dal" with Indian spices going! Fresh seasonal ingredients are this reataurant's forte and the continental kitchen does several somersaults as far as innovations are in question. The wine lovers will enjoy the gurgling and flowing Pinot Noir on their tables. The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 5p onwards
Head to Route 7 Grill for some good ol' fashioned grub. Steaks and other grilled items rule the menu, but you will find fish dishes and chicken pies too. Livestock and poultry are farm-raised and organic. Cocktails and beers on tap can be had at the bar. Patio dining and a children's menu are also available.
777 Cold Spring Road Routes 7 and 2 Williamstown, MA 01267
To avail of some Berkshire hospitality, step into this bistro/bar located in Williamstown, which shares its border with New York and Vermont. The spacious and stylish venue is done up with wooden floors; round tables spaced across the room offer privacy. The extensive drinks menu offers seasonal red and white wines; they are served by the glass or by the bottle. The food menu is short, but lists exotic treats that are sure to be relished. Many events like benefit dinners, parties and wine tastings are hosted here. Whether you visit Mezze during these events or just step in for an unusual lunch, you are sure to leave with memories urging you to return soon.
286 Central Street, Suite 115, Leominster Plaza Leominster, MA 01453
Hit Classic's "Piano Bar" for some great drinks and the best Jazz around. You can bring your own food and enjoy their scrumptious desserts that change on a weekly basis. Their best drink is a martini, but they also have a wide selection of wine and beer. Classic's features live jazz on their baby grand piano as well as an accoustic guitar band every Thursday evening. Hang out by the fireplace or one of their plasma screen TVs and kick back with friends or a date.
With numerous places to stay on the premises, the Publick House Historic Inn is one of the country's oldest continuously-run inns, opened in 1771. Guests can stay in the Motor Lodge on the hill overlooking the property, which has standard rooms and suites, some on two floors, a tennis court and an apple-shaped pool. The 18th-century inn has lovely colonial rooms with modern facilities and is located directly above the restaurant. A unique experience and treat for young and old. If you enjoyed the Sticky Buns, Cornbread Sticks and Sweet Mustard Pickle Relish, be sure to pick some up in the back, lower entrance at the Bake Shoppe.
Directly on the site of Yankee Candle Village is Chandler's, a casual family restaurant with colonial decor, traditional New England fare and a pleasant break from shopping at the candle store. Friendly service and fine quality meals are the norm at one of Western Massachussetts' best loved restaurants.
White Hut, a Springfield institution since 1939, is one of the best and cheapest places to grab a great meal on-the-go or enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of the 1930s. Enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers at this incredible retro diner where the simple menu of just cheeseburgers, hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries. White Hut is a local favorite that also travels around to local events, like The Big E, ball games and other popular festivals in the Springfield region.
The 350 Grill is just one of the many quality restaurants located in Downtown Springfield. Owned by (and located next door to) on of the region's largest Gentleman's clubs, the Mardi Gras, the 350 Grill is a great place for a wild night out, but is also a quality dining establishment suitable for families. The menu features American classics like Steak, Seafood and Pasta. Examples include Lobster Ravioli, Porterhouse Steak with Roasted Red Peppers and Portobello Mushrooms and Chicken Boursin. The 350 Grill also features a varied tapas menu which is served until midnight and includes such tasty bites as Fried Calamari, Sliders, Spring Rolls and Kebabs.
Old First Church was founded in 1637 and is one
of the oldest churches in the United States. The church played an important role in creating Springfield and was part of the Underground Railroad. Unfortunately the church is closed ...
The DCU Center formerly known as The Centrum is a
wonderful arena that hosts various musical events, expositions and even the WWE Smack Down! Ranked often in the top five venues by Billboard magazines, it has played host to ...
The Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel is the city's largest
hotel. Overlooking the Connecticut River and located near to many of the area's major attractions, the Sheraton is a scenic and comfortable place to stay. Featuring an indoor swimming ...