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John Andrews Restaurant
224 Hillsdale Road
South Egremont, MA 01258
(413) 528-3469




John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant was selected as one of the World’s 25 Best Farmstead Experiences in The Daily Meal this week. The Daily Meal is the fastest-growing food site on the web with more than 7.1 million unique visitors. In good company with Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Chef-owner Dan Smith's restaurant in South Egremont is the only other U.S. destination in the Northeast listed. Chef Dan Smith has been creating regional cuisine for close to 25 years, long before farm-to-table was a trend.

The Daily Meal’s curated list is "a dedicated tribute to the most rustic restaurants that have embraced a bucolic spirit on their own accord. They are as much about creating a memorable journey as they are about offering unforgettable and inventive seasonal menus that turn the freshest produce into the finest fare."

The Daily Meal has complied a list of global spots where discerning diners can partake in agri-adventures like a candlelit meal at communal tables inside a barn, a pick-your-own-produce dinner and a pre-lunch tour of farms, cheese factories and vineyards. Restaurants were chosen and ranked based on overall value, critical acclaim, reflection of the local region and percentage of local ingredients on the menu.

Chef Dan Smith’s special regional and seasonal appetizer of Rawson Brook Monterey Chèvre- stuffed Squash Blossom Tempura was highlighted in The Daily Meal article. (

Upcoming Special Events
Chef Dan Smith will be bringing his world-famous cuisine to Berkshire Farm & Table’s ChefX at the Clark events on Thursday, August 29 and Friday, August 30 in Williamstown, Mass. Dinner tickets are still available for this rare and intimate dining experience. For more information, visit

On Saturday, September 7, the renowned Outstanding in the Field team will set up their epic celebrated table on the hills of Lila’s Farm in Great Barrington, Mass. Chef Dan Smith will prepare a four-course meal in the great outdoors on a wood-fired grill using farm-fresh ingredients. Smith has been working together with Lila Berle for more than ten years and, in fact, was Berle's first customer. This event is sold out but tickets are still available for the farm dinner on the following night at Hancock Shaker Village. More info at

John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant specializes in regional American cuisine with an emphasis on local fresh and seasonal ingredients and Italian regional influences. The food is crafted by Chef-owner Dan Smith, Sous Chef Nathan Turner and their team, and highlights farms and food artisans in the Berkshires and Hudson Valley. Guests enjoy the cozy fireplace in winter months and, in summer al fresco dining is available on the terrace. John Andrews Farmhouse offers a full cocktail bar and a lighter fare bar menu. A “Featured Farm Prix Fixe” three-course menu is offered year-round on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week for $30 per person. Located at 224 Hillsdale Road/Route 23 in South Egremont, John Andrews Farmhouse serves dinner Thursday through Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Wednesday evenings. All major credit cards are accepted. For more information or reservations, call 413.528.3469 or visit

J. Allen's Clubhouse Grille
41 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-9998


The proprietors of Patrick's Pub, a well known Pittsfield eatery, have opened a second dining venue on North Street, in what previous housed Brulee's Restaurant. Owner's Micah and David Powell opened the new restaurant, J. Allen's Clubhouse Grille, in honor of their grandfather, Jack Allen Powell.

J. Allen's will be managed by Dave and his wife Shauna, while Micah, his wife Shana, and their father Bruce will continue to operate the ever popular Patrick's Pub.

Although  both  restaurants  are  in  close  proximity  to  one  another, each  will  be

different in many ways.  The New restaurant is approximately 7,000 square feet, with plenty of parking in the rear on McKay Street.

Located near the Beacon Cinema, J. Allen's features TV's throughout, as well as a juke box, TV trivia and pool table.  The menu at J. Allen's is different from that at Patrick's, with fare ranging from munchies to dessert pizza, burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches, kids menu and a small selection of entrees. They also offer an excellent variety of draft beers, including a selection from microbreweries, plus wine and cocktails.

J. Allen's Clubhouse Grille is open 7 days a week: Sunday through Thursday 4PM-12AM, Friday and Saturday 4PM-1AM.

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