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Blakeslee Inn is located in Pennsylvania and offers a unique dining experience by presenting three different restaurants for guests to choose from. Dining options at the Inn include casual gourmet fare at BI PUB, French inspired cuisine at CLASSIC BI and authentic Italian cuisine at PASTA RENOVA.
The restaurants at Blakeslee Inn are open for dinner nightly and offer a wide variety of cuisine options on the menus. At CLASSIC BI guests can enjoy such classic fare as pan broiled scallops, grilled N.Z. lamb rack and grilled filet mignon. Blakeslee Inn guests that choose PASTA RENOVA can enjoy such authentic Italian fare as seafood fra diavolo and lobster ravioli. Diners at BI PUB can choose from such delights as seafood quesadilla and grilled New Zealand lamb lollipops.
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-Sun: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (PUB until 10pm Fri & Sat)
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
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.
I cannot say enough about the waitstaff at this restaurant, they truly went above and beyond, especially Mark. Unfortunately, the food was not up to the same standard. The food lacked flavor and was not appetizing looking.
Another great dining experience at the Blakeslee Inn! We enjoy celebrating special occasions here. We love trying different appetizers each time. We love that the menu offers different special dishes seasonally. This time it was for my birthday. All the staff were pleasant and made my birthday special. The chef added a special candy birthday message to my creme brulee dessert. There was a short delay with receiving our entrees so we were given free extra cocktails fitting right in with our birthday celebration. Looking forward to going back soon!
My husband and I frequently visit the poconos and when we do, we have to have dinner at the Blakeslee Inn. The pasta is probably the best I have had since Italy! We haven't been to the pub yet but we're hoping to enjoy the pub at Blakeslee Inn soon :)
Meal was great. However, after waiting 39 minutes or more, my husband had to find a waiter to wait on us. They were totally not paying any attention to our table, we were ready to walk out.
Food, Service, Ambiance was great. Highly recommend for pasta dinner, pub fare, fine dining, a special evening out, their menus are varied and we've never been disappointed. We'll be back!
Do not miss your chance to dine at this fine establishment. A true gem hidden in the Poconos.
One of the better Pocono dinning experiences. First class staff.
Another great meal. It is not cheap but worth the price. Great service and recommendations from Bruce, our waiter. Steaks, seafood all cooked to perfection. Nice selection of speciaty drinks. Always the place for a special night out.
Just a gem of a fine restaurant in the middle of Blakeslee...must return!!
Enjoyed the food, very nice staff. The dining room could use a little sprucing up, but everything else was great!
We had Thanksgiving dinner and loved the variety and quality of the buffet. Much better than expected, since the lobby and outside were a little rundown looking. Servers were attentive and it was an all around great experience.
Delicious food, great drinks, impeccable service! Ambiance would have also been 5 stars but there is a strange musty odor that may come from the building being older. Maybe possible flooding at some point? It should try to be addressed.
The service was so amazing it was like we were the only people there the best food you can find in the area and octopi are fun
Was there several times in the past, and had a great meal every time. This time was not a good experience. We had a group of 8. Bar service was slow, waitress was nice but slow, my meal was completely wrong, and cold, my soup had nuts in it that tasted old. Everyone else said their food was good, but not as good as it has been in the past.
The food was great the service was great the ambiance was great you can always be happy with your choice of this restaurant I am never disappointed
Don't judge this book by its cover! What a hidden gem in NEPA.
What a wonderful experience to celebrate my wife's birthday, love the ambience.
The food was amazing with great little surprises along the way. A free opening bite of pulled pork pumpkin. Soup was divine with an army of gourmet salts and peppers to play with. A nice sorbet spoon to cleanse the pallet. Entrees cooked well with excellent attentive service.
Would come back again!
We used to come only for special occasions like anniversary and birthday.
We realized every visit was a special occasion so we try to come....just because we love it!!
Friday night the wife and I had a wonderful dinner at the Inn celebrating the season. The pumpkin themed meal was wonderful. The pumpkin bisque was a tribute to the pumpkin, smooth pumpkin flavor with a hint of port.
The appetizer of scallops and pumpkin risotto was delectable. My wife loved it and so did I.
The braised pork shank tasted like apple cider and the polenta had a wonderful pumpkin flavor.
Couldn’t ask for a better dinner. Good food and great service, thanks Mike and Bruce. The very tall young bus person was very attentive and nice. By the way the muse bush was unreal, scallop ceviche taco was great.
When you go there you can always expect great food great service and a great time. it's nice and quiet and each table has a nice feeling of privacy. And each room has different styles I highly recommend going to the establishment it will not disappoint
Enjoyed our 29th anniversary with lobster ravioli, calamari, shrimp, sweet potato perogies and dessert. Everything was delicious and service impeccable. Thanks! 😋
It was a little strange that we were given two restaurants' menus at the same time. I ordered a Caesar salad with grilled Salmon from the Pub menu. I must say that the Salmon was phenomenal - the best I ever had. It was a complete surprise for me. My husband ordered a Cobi burger, medium rare, but it came well done. It was not bad, but he would have preferred it to be cooked as he ordered it.
We were very impressed with their dessert cart, even though we did not order a dessert.
Overall, we enjoyed our dinner.
The wife and I enjoyed another brunch at Blakeslee Inn today. She had the buffet which was great as it normally is. Today the chef had a tomato casserole with the normal buffet items.
I had the seafood Benedict with the lobster, fantastic!! The Bloody Mary was great too.
Service was the usual top notch too.
The staff are very friendly, lighting is too dark and the food was over salted and some items over priced.
The atmosphere was most pleasant, the food delicious. The service was friendly, timely, informative and helpful. The food menu was extensive as was the wine menu. The cocktails were perfect. The noise level was quiet. It was our first visit to the Blakeslee Inn but we do plan to return ... often, especially for special occasions and to take visitors. Enjoy!
Last night my wife and I had dinner at the Blakeslee Inn. I took her to our favorite place for her birthday and our 44th wedding anniversary. As always dinner at the Inn was wonderful. I had the fig appetizer what a treat. My spouse had the new scallop dish, wow they were tender juicy perfectly cooked scallops were grand just cooked to perfection, absolutely outstanding.
Next we had bison ribeye, tender and tasty, with fantastic sweet potatoes frites and grilled asparagus. Mike whole staff including Bruce, Jarred, (Ben too) were spot on with service. The spirits, wine and champagne (oops my honey had her usual beer) could not have been better; all pared perfectly. Thank You Blakeslee Inn for a spectacular celebration dinner!!
This is the second time we dined at the Blakeslee Inn. Both visits were marvelous. This second visit was over Labor Day weekend. We wondered if the service would be as impeccable as it was on our first visit, which was on a quieter evening. Yes! The service was perfect, once again. The food is not only top notch and delicious, it is also beautifully presented. It was a special evening.
Chef is talented, three different menu's hitting all price points. Very friendly staff and high quality ingredients. Do not be afraid to order the pricier entree's, they are excellent and we'll done. You will not find "tourist trap" food here. Great bar as well, excellent, handmade cocktails with home crafted mixers.
We were looking for a place to stay for the night that also had a restaurant attached so we could have dinner and drinks and not have to worry about driving. The hotel didn't look to be anything special so we didn't have high expectations for the restaurant. Boy were we pleasantly surprised. We had a couple drinks at the bar before dinner. We tried some of the specialty cocktails and they were just as good as what you would get at a fancy cocktail lounge in Manhattan. Also, the bartender Jacob was great and really knew his drinks! The food was also great and all the pastas were made in house. Definitely will go back next time we are in the Poconos!
chef Chris Mullin has made another Saturday night special. What a delight to just read the menu let alone eat it! Can't wait to go back!
Food was good and wife and I were able to have conversation without being interrupted or rushed along. A little slow on the cocktails and filing water glasses. Waiter was entertaining with his accent and jokes.
In a land of pizza, ice cream and taverns, we were impresseday the quality of the food and ambience.
Saturday night 8 pm reservation and dining room half full. Seemed understaffed. Many tables remarking about long waits. Melon salad and roasted pepper soup were good. Filet mignon served over dried out roasted potatoes and hot house tomatoes. Weird combo not well matched. Lobster ravioli a bit dry and chewy. Tarragon cream sauce ok. We did not have dessert because dinner took a long time. No reason given. Waiter was always rushing though so must have been some private parties at same time.
Consider yourself lucky if Jared is your Bus Boy. He is truly Outstanding!
We almost did not done here. The hotel we stayed at did not recommend it but we took a chance & dined here anyway mostly because it was the closest to our hotel.
We had our teenage boys with us and they sat us in the pub area. Upon looking at the menu we were not impressed & lucky for us our server told us that we could get all of the menus available at our table. The selection on the other menus was very impressive.
Every dish we got was excellent! Beginner cocktails to dessert we were very impressed!!!!!
Do your self a favor try it!!!
It's not only for that special occasion or romantic night out......but also for a quick bite and a cocktail.
Pricing is reasonable.....entrees are imaginative and delicious.
Best present for me is a gift certificate!! :-)
The restaurant doesn't look like much on the outside but the inside is beautiful. You will walk in to a friendly environment with workers that are great people who want you to be happy with the excellent food. I highly recommend trying the ribeye. The ambiance of the entire place is very pleasant. I have no complaints with the place at all. The prices maybe high but for the service, the quality and quantity of food, and the great ambiance. There is not much more you could ask for from such a great place. The service was great there was great from Bruce the server provided a great experience his busser Khalid was well trained by the head bussers.
Brunch Not really a brunch rather a breakfast buffet at a cost of 13.95 plus 2.00 for coffee , plus tax and tip. No wonder there were only 2 other tables with customers .
Dinner Way over priced . Generally no starch .
My wife and I started going to the Blakeslee Inn over 10 years ago In 2009.we had our 50th wedding party there ,50 people. GREAT dinner . We introduced many friends to this restaurant Shortly after our party the chef Jim ,left . Since then the prices have gone up and the quality and quantity WAY DOWN .
We really enjoy having local fine dining in this area, however, I made reservations on our anniversary July 17 and upon arriving was told that the classic menu would not be served as there was a special event with only menu one option. Not what we wanted to hear on our special occasion. We left and went to another establishment. Can't believe only one option replacing the entire menu. Losing local patrons to cater to a small group isn't a good business model.
This is an unexpected treat for dining in the Poconos. Food and service were very good at reasonable prices. However, this establishment did not receive my Open Table reservation via the internet. We were lucky that there was room for us to dine when we arrived. If you want to eat here I would recommend calling the restaurant to confirm your reservation.. Open Table, can you fix this?
From the outside, I didn't expect much but the food was outstanding. Our foursome ate off the Pasta menu which features homemade pasta in all the dishes. The seafood Fra Diavolo was perfectly spicy and the short rib ravioli was terrific. Don't judge this book by its cover. The restaurant is fantastic.