Where to eat in the Berkshires/Western Massachusetts


Those of you who loved Spice in the past will appreciate the way Jae’s Spice has incorporated some of the prior restaurant’s menu items and atmosphere.

The vastness of the space is beautifully and comfortably designed and somehow attracts so many people that it gets filled with lively chatter.

The menu has expanded to include something for everyone from sushi to steak and everything in between at reasonable prices.

We shared a bottle of Seghesio Zinfandel wine from Sonoma. It is one of Steve’s favorite wines.

Jae's Spice
Replaced by DRAGON SPICE - Opening May 15th '10

We started the dinner with the Maine lobster spring roll and a basket of fresh cut fries. The fries were not only plentiful but as good as can be found anywhere in Belgium.

Anne had the chicken and mango stir fry and Steve had the wood roasted trout which was absolutely delicious and came with roasted cauliflower with fermented black bean and tomato.

The food lives up to the excellent service and congenial ambiance.

Jae’s Spice has the potential to solidify the already burgeoning Pittsfield restaurant scene.

Music by Gladden Fields


We’ve been back to Jae's many times and always enjoy ourselves there. Most recently Steve ordered the charred hanger steak with those delectable fries mentioned above and a little bok choy, a bargain at $18.95. The steak was so crispy and tender that although he was offered a steak knife Steve refused saying “This steak is so tender you could cut it with a butter knife”.

Anne finally went away from her beloved spicy Korean pork which is a hard dish to beat at $16.95 for the clay pot red curry chicken $13.95. On other occasions we have also thoroughly enjoyed the wild mushroom and bacon flat bread one of our all-time favorites.

We have been also enjoying the artistry of sushi chef Mr. Pai who is pictured here with his sushi/sashimi boat. Last time we had the sweet & spicy Nagawa roll (shrimp tempura and mango), and previously Steve’s loved the una-avo roll, while Anne enjoys the avo only roll and almost every time we’re there we can’t resist at least one Mt. Greylock Roll $6.95 avocado, cucumber, asparagus, lettuce, spicy mayo and eel sauce.

For this meal we had a $28 bottle of a delightful French Sauvignon Blanc, which pairs beautifully with sushi.

Jae's Spice
297 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201