About the Restaurant
+Who is John Andrews?
John Andrews was named for Giovanni Andreas Bianchi. When Dan Smith and Susan Bianchi opened in May of 1990 they named their restaurant in his honor. In 2009 Dan became the sole owner of John Andrews.
+Then who is Dan Smith?
Dan Smith is the chef owner of John Andrews Restaurant. Dan was brought up on a family farm in Iowa. His family has been farming for generations. Dan studied agriculture in college, but realized that his passion was not in growing food but in cooking it. His connection to food comes from his experience of fresh food grown on the family farm. Dan’s longstanding connection to fresh, local food is rooted in his childhood, and is the basis of his menu at John Andrews. Dan is committed to buying local, organic, sustainable products. He has been working with local farmers for the last twenty years. He works with area small farmers and producers to develop his menu around their products. He is inspired by the the produce they bring to his kitchen door. Dan treats ingredients and employees with respect to create a beautiful dining experience for his customers. Not only does he work with area farmers, he has also created his own garden on the property which supplies produce for the restaurant. The commitment to local products and service is evident in the dining experience at John Andrews.
+Where is John Andrews Restaurant?
John Andrews Restaurant is located in an 18th century farmhouse 2.2 miles east of the village of South Egremont, MA. For directions to the restaurant, please see our directions page.
+When is John Andrews Open?
John Andrews is open for dinner 6 nights a week, closed on Wednesday. We open at 5:00 PM, earlier on Sundays.
About the Food
+What farms does JA Restaurant work with?
Much of the food that we serve at John Andrews is grown or raised locally. Dan has worked with family farms since the JA opened in 1990. In 1992 we planted the JA garden, from which now provides vegetables and herbs right here on the property. At John Andrews we believe that the wonderful foods grown and created by small providers here in the Berkshires are a part of what makes our food so delicious. Please see the featured farm schedule to get a glimpse of the many farmers we buy from and how you can get their products for yourself.