Great Barrington’s Perfect Steakhouse Experience: Number Ten
Posted on April 21, 2022Written by Griffin Cooper for Mainstreet Magazine
Written by Griffin Cooper for Mainstreet Magazine
March 28, 2022
It’s impossible to gauge what makes for a perfect experience of any kind. Such a thing is, in all likelihood, unattainable. However, when a restaurant commits itself to presenting diners with an atmosphere that compliments its menu so seamlessly, it may be as close to perfect as one can get. Thus, Great Barrington’s Number Ten, a steakhouse named for its location next to the historic Mahaiwe Theater on Castle Street, has achieved another level of synchronicity. At once, Number Ten has created a warm and inviting space that won’t intimidate the family dynamic while also re-imagining the steakhouse aesthetic with something that feels modern but not overbearing. Number Ten is essentially divided into two unique spaces that together, idealize the leisurely comfort of the Berkshires. In front, set behind an antique mahogany bar, are booths built from reclaimed church pews and further into the dining room handmade wooden tables draped in linen-cloth are set against the restaurant’s brick interior. It’s simple, but Number Ten takes its simplicity seriously, meaning you’ll never find yourself beset by gimmicks, its charm is undeniably authentic. Essentially, it is the food that completes this portrait of premiere dining in our picturesque area.