The Equus Restaurant is renowned for its cuisine and has a five-star rating from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. On top of the beautiful interior design, Equus is well known for its Auberge-style French dishes which have been prepared by award-winning chefs using only the best ingredients of the season.
One of the Equus’ most distinct features are its uniquely themed rooms. There are three different dining rooms that you can choose from, with each showing a different atmosphere and theme, namely:
- The Garden Room, which gives guests a breathtaking view of gardens, the Hudson Valley, and the skyline of Manhattan;
- The Oak Room, which as the name suggests, is all about the rich wood panels surrounding the dining area; and
- The Library, which is great for diners who love being surrounded by Mahogany bookcases and an overall old style and neoclassical surroundings.
Equus will have its regularly served cuisine, but from time to time it will have something different. Some dishes are only available when its ingredients are locally in season. In addition, certain holidays such as Valentine’s Day have their special menus. There’s also a New Year’s Eve Equus package available on December 31, where guests receive a one night accommodation plus a 5-course meal for two on New Year’s Eve.
The restaurant, however, doesn’t really serve menus for children since they intend to preserve the restaurant as a fine dining area for adult guests. The appropriate attire for the restaurant is business casual. Table reservations can be easily made online.
Just like the restaurant, Castle Hotel & Spa’s bars come in a variety of ambiances. There are the General’s Bar and the Tapestry Lounge, both of which are perfect for socializing, relaxing, or enjoying a light meal.
Meanwhile, the Terrace and Pool Grotto Bar is a suitable place for those looking for a more romantic environment or cocktails.
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