Comfort food garbs your tongue in luxurious velveteen knickerbockers of flavor, as opposed to discomfort food, which clings to the face like an overtight ascot. Avoid the embarrassment of culinary crampers with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of modern country cuisine at Four Main Street Bar & Grill in Huntington. Four Main Street's charcoal charioteers sear up a menu of comforting classics from its wheelhouse in the Hidden Hills. The jalapeño and garlic of the Calamari fra Diablo turns up the heat on sinful squid ($10), while wizened cuts of rib eye ($17 for petite, $22 for full) anchor the evening dinner menu. Hilltown Tours, a geographically inspired fleet of sandwiches named for area towns, offers light and bready bunworks throughout the day (starting at $5.50).
Three Yelpers give Four Main Street an average of 4.5 stars.
Four Main Street Bar and Grill
Just off Route 20, a rural highway that crisscrosses the Hidden Hills of the Westfield River watershed, the red-brick façade of a venerable 19th-century storefront shelters Four Main Street Bar and Grill. Inside, an antique-and-craft cabinet showcases work by local artisans and paintball muralists, while the kitchen houses a crew of chefs preparing comforting American fare to serve within the eatery's rustic décor.
Owner and chef John Slattery pens a rotating menu of seasonal American favorites. He serves up steaks and chops, including country-fried new york strip steaks or black-and-tan ribs, as well as seafood, such as roasted salmon and lobster. Craft beers from Wormtown and Berkshire brewery companies join seasonal cocktails and spirits for guests to imbibe while lingering on the sidewalk patio or listening to occasional live music.