About The Old Inn On The Green
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.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm (July-Oct.), Wednesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (Nov.- June)
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
The Old Inn On The Green Ratings and Reviews
Second visit to the Old Inn didn't wow u ...
Second visit to the Old Inn didn't wow us as much as the first. Certainly is a romantic and special setting. Entrees were quite good as were appetizers. Maybe I'm a jaded New Yorker, a perhaps the uniqueness of the candlelit rooms wore off, but just didn't hit the mark. If you're looking for a gourmet meal in a romantic setting, go for it.
We were warmly greeted as we opened the ...
We were warmly greeted as we opened the door to the Inn. The atmosphere was pure elegance dating back to the early 1800's. We were seated in a beautiful candlelit dining area with eight tables amply set apart from one another. The food was extraordinary from our starter soup, to scallops and lobster appetizers, our main course and a flourless chocolate tort and crème brulee. Wonderful evening.
My wife and I have heard that The Old In ...
My wife and I have heard that The Old Inn on the Green was a special place for special occasions. Our friends could not have been more right. We chose it for our 55th wedding anniversary. The food was excellent. A 90 degree summer day might not have been the best time to enjoy a candlelight only (no electricity) venue. We look forward to returning for a Winter special occasion.
We went to The Old Inn on the Green with ...
We went to The Old Inn on the Green with visitors from out of town and were seated in our own room which was appreciated. We ordered the tasting menu and spent almost three hours there. It was a wonderful experience.
We had a gift certificate lapsed several ...
We had a gift certificate lapsed several years ago that the management graciously honored. The restaurant was full on a Wed. evening. From cucumber soup through strawberries and cake our meal was delicious. Our waiter was excellent, efficient and cordial. We will be back on our own dime.
This was our second visit to The Old Inn ...
This was our second visit to The Old Inn on the Green. It was a pleasant summer evening and we sat outside on the screened-in patio, watching birds, chipmunks, and squirrels enjoying their own dinner on the other side of the screen. We ordered from the $46 prix fixe menu, and all three courses were delicious. Our cocktails were refreshingly delightful, and the service was impeccable. The little extras from the chef were a crowning touch. All in all, a wonderful dining experience. The Old Inn on the Green may be a little out of the way, but it's well worth the trip.
We celebrated my 70th birthday at The Old Inn on the Green. In the past, we had celebrated other occasions as well as dining there on more ordinary occasions. It is a beautiful venue, lit by candle light, with delicious food and an elegant waitstaff. It is a perfect country dining experience. The tasting menu is highly recommended. Go!
We were celebrating our 45th wedding ann ...
We were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary and drove 20 miles from our BnB in Lennox to dine at the old Inn on the Green. Our friends recommended this restaurant to us and we were very happy that we went. The dining rooms are only lit by candles, providing a very romantic setting. We ordered the three-course menu and we're very pleased with the presentation, taste and quality of our dinners. Before our meal arrived, the chef sent out a small plate of pate and potato pancakes to whet our appetites. My wife ordered the short ribs preceded by potato and ramp soup which was delicious. I had the crispy skin salmon over noodles with bok choy in a wonderfully fragrant broth. An apple tart completed our meal. The extra touches, little bites, sent by the chef between courses and after dessert made this dining experience even more special. The service from our waiter and his assistant was terrific. We will share this wonderful find with our friends and look forward to returning again.
Lack of situational awareness! Failure o ...
Lack of situational awareness! Failure on all levels other than food. No warm greeting; a disconnect from management and server to know what was happening in the room or at the tables. My first visit based on local recommendations for one of the gems of the area. I never want to complain; I dine out for enjoyment. Instead, as with this restaurant, I opt not to return.
When the loud nearby table was using the "f" word and staggering around looking for the restroom; someone should have asked us if we wanted to move our table.
Thank you for helping crystallize my choice of venues in the area for fine dining. This is not one of them.
What lacked was a general caring.
Absolutely Worth It
Dinner for two, V-Day weekend...the entire experience was exceptional from the time we walked in the door to the time we walked about two hours later. The food was perfect and the service was well-timed and unobtrusive. The restaurant is only lit by candles and fireplaces and looked amazing. For a special occasion, a dinner here is worth every penny.
Fabulous as always
Always a special evening when you dine here so romantic and cozy even on the coldest evenings. Service was attentive and made sure to check on an ingredient when asked what it was. Our group of 4 all enjoyed our starters as well as our entrees. Everything is beautifully plated and each sauce makes a difference . We had salmon, lamb shank , fillet and halibut and each of us loved our choice. Ended our meal by sharing biscotti which was super for sharing.
Also they always bring out little treats to begin the meal , a soup tasting and a sweet to end. Love going on Friday when you have the choice of prix fixed or ala carte
A rare gem in the Berkshires!
This was our third visit to the Inn. The food, wine and ambience were superb! The service was excellent as well! Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner for two or a place to bring friends, you won't be disappointed. We'll be back again and again to this real gem in the Betkshires!
Our favorite restaurant
Whether going for a romantic dinner, a fun night with other couples, or giving out of towners the Best of Berkshires experience, The Old Inn is always our first choice. Service is impeccable, food is outstanding and the atmosphere is uniquely charming and quaint.
Happy ending to our honeymoon
My wife and I took our honeymoon in the Berkshires, and we wanted to have an upscale dining experience to celebrate our final night. When we arrived at The Old Inn, the host greeted us quickly, and seated us promptly. We did not have to wait very long for any services throughout our dinner. The candlelit-only room had a very romantic ambiance, and though neither of us are very fancy people, we did not feel out of place. We felt like we were in our own little world.
We both chose to eat from the Welcome Menu, and though we were not impressed with the introductory roasted beet salad, everything from then on was absolutely delicious. My wife, who does not typically like dried fruit, thought the dried fruit in the wedge salad added a great flavor! The chicken for the main course was perfectly moist, while also having perfectly crispy skin - we were both very impressed. The pumpkin cheesecake was the dessert, and it was a perfect way to end the meal. I don't usually like cheesecake, but this was incredible! MY wife, who doesn't prefer cranberries loved them with the cheesecake. Very creative, and delicious.
If I had to give a critique, it would be that our waiter wasn't particularly warm towards us. He was chatty with other customers, but not really with us. Not a huge deal, no one is really there to make friends, but a little friendliness never hurts.
Overall, we loved it and have already told people about it. We can't wait to come back!
Charming for Thanksgiving
Old Inn on the Green was terrific for Thanksgiving. They offered a fixed price set menu that was full of tradition and a few twists with just the right amount of food. The servers are attentive and lively. The rooms are pure Americana with Windsor chairs, country landscape wall coverings, candles, and natural decorations. All around a nice experience for adults.
We were initially somewhat taken aback by the extreme oldness of the place and how it was in need of paint in a few areas. But when evening set in, in the dining room was lit by candles, we were transported back into another time. The service was welcoming and impeccable, the food was imaginative and exquisitely prepared. A magical dining experience.
lovely and romantic
We went for our 20th wedding anniversary and it was perfect. The food was delicious . It was our second visit and the first time was just a night out with friends which was also great. Maybe even better the second time. Fabulous lamb shank, steak, desserts, everything. Even the wine by the glass was excellent.
No complaints except that both times we went our GPS took us in the wrong direction. It happened to our friends as well, who were on their own GPS, different from ours. So leave extra time and perhaps check a map.
Charming Inn and Restaurant but .....
Lovely Inn, charming waiter, we waited a long time from arrival to having out order taken. My main course, Salmon, one of the $40 dinners, was good but an extremely small piece, perhaps 2 1/2 in square. I actually left the restaurant hungry! The free appetizers were excellent as were our 2 deserts and my friend's Lamb dish. It was also very hot and stuffy, several guests commented on it and cheered (quietly) when I opened a window.
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