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Blakeslee Inn
Blakeslee Inn

Blakeslee Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blakesleeinn.com
  • Email: blakesleeinnreservations@epix.net
  • Phone: (570) 646-1100
  • Hours of Operation: ***PLEASE NOTE YOUR RESTAURANT CHOICE UNDER "SPECIAL REQUESTS" ***
    Choose from our THREE RESTAURANTS:
    1) Casual Gourmet Fare in BI PUB
    2) Authentic Italian in PASTA RENOVA
    3) Refined French Inspired Dining in CLASSIC BI

    Open for Dinner: Thu-Mon: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (PUB until 10pm Fri & Sat)

    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Chris Mullin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Visit http://www.blakesleeinn.com/private-events/ for all private event details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Visit http://www.blakesleeinn.com/private-events/ for all private event details.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (570) 646-1100
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Blakeslee Inn & Restaurants have a number of signature events. On a weekly basis, we offer a lush Sunday Brunch.
    Seasonally, we host beer and wine pairing dinners and our ever popular Chocoholic Frolic. Please visit BlakesleeInn.com and join our mailing list for event updates.
    Visit http://www.blakesleeinn.com/special-events/ for upcoming event info.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1/2 mile from Rt. 115 at Lilac Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large private lot located on property.
A word from Blakeslee Inn
***PLEASE NOTE YOUR RESTAURANT CHOICE UNDER "SPECIAL REQUESTS" ***
Choose from our THREE RESTAURANTS:
1) Casual Gourmet Fare in BI PUB
2) Authentic Italian in PASTA RENOVA
3) Refined French Inspired Dining in CLASSIC BI

They say "Variety is the Spice of Life" and we couldn't agree more. That's why we have created three distinctive dining options to suit your every mood. Rest assured, one thing will never change, The Restaurants of the Blakeslee Inn always offer superior service and value.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Congratulations Blakeslee Inn on another fantastic Easter Brunch. Chef Mullin and his enthusiastic crew has done another great job of preparing a wonderful meal. I understand you and your crew were up rather late Saturday night prepping, well it was worth the hard work. The whole family enjoyed the brunch. The fish was great. Deb loved the poached fish and the catfish. I thought the cold seafood was delightful. The lamb and ham were simply luscious, couldn’t be better. Same for the veggies and salad. We have come to expect great service; Mike, Bruce and the rest of the front of the house crew did not disappoint us. Thank You!! We have our reservations for Mother’s Day, so see you soon. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Had dinner at the Inn Thursday for my birthday. Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes. The food was fantastic. My wife had the tomato soup which was delicious. My Caesar salad was great. The wife chose the rib eye steak, it was cooked rare just like she likes. I had the pork strip steak. It was excellent. The service was top drawer as usual. Thanks to Mike, Bruce and all the staff for a great time. Also Chef Mullin, your food rocks."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Had brunch at the Inn today. Everything was luscious. The Haddock was delicious, so were the clams. Deb & I loved the potato salad. (Wish Chef Mullin would share the recipe) The flank steak was great, rare just the way I like it. The infused Bloody Mary is terrific. Very smooth and peppery with the horseradish. If you like Bloody Mary you have to try them. Great job to all. See you all Easter, including Bruce and Mike we missed them today."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The Inn does 2 wine dinners a year and we try not to miss either of them. It is near our vacation home so we dine there several times a year. It is the best restaurant in miles. We have never had a poor meal. Now that you can select from any of their 3 menus it adds to the pleasure. I like single malt scotches and this is the only location in that area that has any selection."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have been to the restaurant several times, the latest being the wine pairing dinner. It was very enjoyable and Mike did a great job pulling it all together. Ben, as always, is an entertaining server which only adds to the evening. We will be going back whether it is brunch, dinner or just a drink after work."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Wiine dinner was superb!! Menu and food quality/presentation plus the wines paired made for a great evening. Highly recommend the Blakeslee Inn to anyone who likes fine dining and great food!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Incredible meal on Saturday night. We decided on dinner here because of the other reviews that were posted, it was well worth the visit. * Unless you know the restaurant is there, you will drive right by the motel. * The 'foyer' when you first walk in, does look like a funeral home. * The food is top notch - I had the scallop/pork belly Surf-n-Turf - my wife had the salmon * The prices were a little high - but I didnt mind, as both the service and quality of the food were as good as any in NY or Philly We definitely did not expect such a good dinner in the Poconos We will be back"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Celebrated St. Patty’s Day at the Blakeslee Inn Sunday. Great time. The Magic martini was superb. Vanilla vodka, Baily’s Irish Cream and cream de Mint. Ummmmm. We ate fried oysters, smoked salmon fried potato pancakes were all delicious. My shepherd’s pie and the wife’s corned beef and cabbage egg rolls were outstanding. The Baily’s Crem Brule was fantastic. Service as usual was on point. We had a wonderful meal. Thank You."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Congratulations Blakeslee Inn, another wonderful Brunch. The cod was great as was the flank steak. Don’t know where chef Mullin gets the fruit but I wish I could get it, it’s delicious. Besides the great food the service is first class. Ben and all the service staff attend to your every need. Special thanks to Michael and Chris for the wonderful food. By the way the Bloody Mary was the best."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Excellent food and service - a hidden gem in the Poconos."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The wife and I were at Blakeslee Inn Saturday night because we heard they had Elk on the menu. Well we would have gone anyway but we love elk. The elk rib eye was fantastic, tender and tasty. Chef Mullin knows how to prepare seafood but he also know how to cook game. My wife’s cinnamon raisin cookie martini was great. We could drink them all day. I can’t say enough about the service at the inn, from the hostess’, Michael and Bruce they make the experience at the Inn. Kudos to you all. Looking forward to our next dining experience at BI."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great food and service. Chef Chris is wow. Bruce our server is fantastic."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The food is good but not worth the cost The drinks and food are overpriced. NYC it's not. It's the poconos. The main lobby looks like a funeral parlor"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food was yummy, from salad main course and dessert. (Just as I remember from a previous visit, a few years back.) The remodeling made the room very dark with limited lighting which made reading the menu difficult . The wait staff was polite, friendly and knowledgeable about the food and drinks. Our party of four wanted a place with delicious food, good drinks and a chance to celebrate and catch up with each other, which is exactly what we got at the Blakeslee Inn. We would definitely return again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The table was ready when we arrived. The service was prompt and professional. They had a special Valentine's Day menu, which was so outstanding I had trouble picking what I wanted to eat. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "When you pull up to the Hotel you are not expecting to have a very high end meal. The wait staff was very friendly. The martini list was extensive. Both the Filet Mignon and Ribeye were excellent."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "As others have mentioned don't let the location (within a motel) turn you away. Although a little pricey for the area it was one of the best meals that I have ever tasted. I only gave it 4 stars for service but it wasn't the fault of the wait staff. The kitchen prep was slow (it was a Saturday night and there was a concurrent party in another room) but free dessert was provided for our delay. Will return when visiting the area again. Thank you"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had a 7pm dinner reservation and the Classic dining room was not crowded. Our hostess offered to hang up my wife's coat. The food was excellent! The most memorable of what we ordered was the apple-squash soup, ribeye steak, fliet mignon steak and the desert sampler. Making the dining experience extra special was the chef's palate-cleansing offerings between courses. The prices for the steaks ($35) and ($36) were more than fair considering what other fine dining restaurants charge in the area. Our waiter was polite, moderateley attentive and a little inexperienced. All other restaurant staff were more than welcoming. The bartender greeted us at our table and recommended an excellent bottle of red wine for our steaks. We'll return."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Don't let the motel look of the Inn scare you away--tried out this hidden gem in the Poconos and was surprised by the great menu and food. The Poconos tends to be a desert of bar food only type restaurants but the Blakeslee Inn stood out as an oasis of good food. The 3-hour cola braised pork shank was excellent as was the Jail Island Salmon. We enjoyed the stuffed fig appetizer and loved the butternut squash soup! The only ding was the waiter was friendly but not on top of it and the restaurant was chilly. Otherwise a great experience and we will definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Enjoyed another brunch at the Inn this morning. The flank steak was great, so was the cod. The omelet was made just right. Of course the crepe was excellent. The service was first rate. Our server was very nice and did a great job, good luck in Germany, we’ll miss you. Thanks for a nice brunch"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "My husband and I always have enjoyed the Sunday brunch at the Inn. We were pleasantly surprised with the recent makeover. Great job! We plan on returning soon to enjoy the Pub."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "The restaurant wasn't too overbooked, which my husband & I greatly enjoyed. The dinner menu was fabulous; many gourmet choices & something for everyone's tastes. The Inn is pricey, but it is a fine dining restaurant so you must expect that. However, I don't think the prices were out of line with other restaurants of this caliber. We had a new waitress. She was good but did drop the ball on a couple of things; however, when our salads went 'missing', the captain did come over & question if we had got them, without us calling him, & did go off to retrieve them when we said we hadn't gotten yet. Obviously, mgmnt monitors the progress of each table, making sure all runs smoothly. All in all, it was our first time at the Inn & we WILL go back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We have been to this restaurant in the summer time and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Returned on New Year's Eve to find the service was not up to par, and the restaurant was not well heated (it was 12 degrees outside). It took a long time for the appetizers and dinner to be served. We were so cold,that we sat with our winter coats zipped up, and could not wait to be served so that we could leave. Go to this restaurant in the summer."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We have been to the Blakeslee Inn many times and every meal has been excellent. The service is impeccable and it is by far the best in the area."
    Dined on 3/22/2013
  • "Our dinner at the Inn was terrific. I tried the Nog-Tini, great drink for the holidays. The Crab Stuffed Oysters were delicious, so was the stuffed figs. The wife had the Pan seared scallops, very good. The scallops were cooked just right, tender not overcooked. The squid ink pasta was andante, and slightly briny. I had the filet and it was wonderful. Cooked just as I like it, rare. Service was flawless as usual. They have redecorated the Inn and it is really awesome. We will be seeing our friends at the Inn on New Year’s Eve, if not sooner"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We would definitely recommended The Blakeslee Inn to anyone. The food is fabulous, the staff and managers are very nice, personal and accommodating. The newly renovated dining room has a great flare to it. Would rate this restaurant as a 5 star without a doubt. Dennis & Pauline"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Awesome night at the chocoholic frolic! Food was superb a real treat! Thanks chef Chris for a wonderful menu!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "was a great night, food was great, service , did not have to wait for anything , beer event with dinner from Susquehanna brewing company, fantastic. restaurant hit a home run on this one. Mike the manger was awesome he went out of his way for everyone."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "As always the brunch was fantastic at the Inn. Now they have also redecorated and they did a great job.. Whoever the designer is they should receive a big hand for the work. All of the staff at the Inn did a great job remoldeling a real food gem. We were at the grand reopening and it was wonderful. service and food was par excellence. Mike should give lessons to other restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "This was my second visit to Blakeslee Inn and it remains a great choice for fine dining in the Poconos. The venison special and the butternut squash soup were winners. The first time I went there was someone playing the piano and that helped the ambiance significantly. This time the atmosphere was quite drab. That being said my return visit was strictly based on the food and to me that's the most important."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The food is made fresh on the premises and is worth the money - our waiter was great and service was very professional from beginning to end - can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "This is our favorite restaurant in the Poconos! Sea Bass is by far the best. When I have Sea Bass at other restaurants it always gets compared to the Blakeslee Inn, and never comes close."
    Dined on 8/10/2013