Two separate kitchens, two separate auras at this restaurant that’s been a mainstay since 1976. One kitchen serves the fancy and formal main dining rooms, where guests can order a la carte or choose the five-course prix-fixe option. The other kitchen serves the more relaxed bistro area, where you can get away with a couple of appetizers and call it a night. In the dining rooms, dishes like the Creole lobster bisque starter and the main course of pesto rack of lamb with a goat cheese, fig, and herb brûlée are favorites. As for the bistro, there are lots of good choices, but the gnocchi with a mushroom-butter fondue and the pan-seared sea scallops both stand out. House-made desserts are a specialty here, and you are wise to save room, however hard that may be. Three country-style rooms upstairs rent for $135 to $185 a night.
2449 Main St./Rte 6A
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Mid-June to Aug Tues–Sat 6–9:30pm (Bistro opens 5pm). Call for off-season hours. Closed Dec to mid-May Phone 508/896-3640 Prices 5-course fixed menu $68–$73; bistro main courses $21–$38. Cuisine Type French Web site Chillingsworth
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