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About Equus @ Castle Hotel and Spa
Alternative Phone # 914-631-1980
Situated on sprawling hilltop acres overlooking the Hudson River, the main tower of Castle Hotel & Spa forms the highest point in Westchester County. Castle Hotel & Spa is a medieval-style structure that was meticulously transformed into a luxury hotel, offering guests royal-quality service and luxurious guest rooms.
Guests will enjoy sumptuous, award-winning meals at Equus Restaurant. Uniquely New American- inspired cuisine based on locally sourced ingredients using the finest quality and freshest ingredients are experienced at Castle Hotel & Spa.
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Contemporary American, European
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Brunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Castle Hotel & Spa has a rich history of being the elite place in Westchester for its unique setting as a medieval-style structure that has developed over the years a reputation for providing its guests with royal-quality service and award winning cuisine. Our welcoming and professional staff awaits your next Special Occasion. We would be pleased to plan your next event. Whether it be an elegant wedding reception, a baby shower, a poolside BBQ, or even a special family dinner, the Castle has a private room that will suite your exact needs.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Equus can accommodate parties of up to 8 guests in our main dining room. For reservations of more than 8 guests, please contact the sales department at 914 524-6366 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about our private dining options.
Equus @ Castle Hotel and Spa Ratings and Reviews
Very pleasant surprise. Brought my girlfriend for post Valentine’s Day dinner. The food was excellent. Service was excellent, but slowed down somewhat when more diners showed up. They just needed more staff. I had venison chop. Very good. Cooked perfectly. Had mussels and chipotle coconut glazed shrimp. None of the flavors were overpowering, which was right. It snowed during our meal and the valets cleaned our car off. The only complaint was that the menu we had that night was not the one on the website. The crispy pork belly wasn’t available. They gave us a tuna tar-tar bite compliments of the chef but didn’t explain why. I also wish the menu had more variety. Too many seafood dishes and the dessert menu is limited. I want to go back during the day and better weather to enjoy it all.
We've been wanted to try Equis but due to the high dinner prices we figured we'd try a regular Sunday breakfast. It didn't disappoint. The view in the sunroom is lovely and very special feeling. Cloth tablecloths and beautifully polished silver and special glasses and coffee from silver coffee pots made things extra special for this birthday breakfast for two. They have some wonderful options (and they did mention they were out of salmon as we sat down which I definitely appreciate in a restaurant before I see the menu and get my heart set on something they are out of!). The eggs benedict I had was just lovely and cooked to perfection. The hollandaise was just right too and you could taste the freshness of the ingredients. They were out of grapefruit juice but the orange juice almost tasted fresh squeezed although that wasn't mentioned in the menu so it may not have been. The pancakes with the blueberry compote and the vanilla cream with granola was heavenly too. Pricey, over $50 for two of us but a nice special treat.
Sadly, the poor service detracted from our evening to the point of ruin. The wait staff is simply not trained to work the front of the house. I actually feel sorry for them. Water glasses were refilled with tap while we were drinking bottled sparkling, questions about how a dish was prepared was met with a chuckle and had no idea how to answer it or how to get the answer. My hot soup was stone cold. It must have been forgotten about when it was up. A diner in our party requested a substitution which they then further substituted with no communication until it was served. I ordered tea but it was forgotten. Time between courses was dreadfully long. When I inquired as to what was the sauce accompanying my fish, the server had no idea and had to ask 2 other people before he could get the answer.
Our family of four went to celebrate our twenty fifth wedding anniversary. It was mid week and we were seated in the charming room with a fireplace. The staff was attentive, professional yet not overbearing. The pace at which the meal was served was perfect! The food was good and one of us who is a vegetarian found reasonable options. We had a good time.
Had brunch on new year’s day. Sat in bright sunlight section with beautiful views of the Hudson. I recommend dining in this room during the day. The other dining area was darker with a fireplace. I’m sure it could make for a cozy dinner spot. First I had the yogurt parfait. Who knew yogurt could be so tasty? Then I had the blueberry and coconut pancakes. They were light and fluffy and delicious. No need for syrup. By the time I got to dessert I was stuffed. I ordered the pot d’ creme. It was served with a maple bourbon gelato. It too was delicious. The service was professional, but a little slow.
Very disappointing, heard so many good things was really looking forward to a nice evening. We were seated promptly upon arrival, but it appeared the table was added in a Walk way so it was a very odd feeling to be in everyone’s way. Tons of waitstaff running around but service was the worst I have had, the water was placed on the table and not poured (more than odd for this caliber of restaurant), my wife’s cocktail was served 25 minutes after it was ordered and we were through with the appetizer and only after I flagged someone down for the 2nd time to inquire where it was...my beef was ordered medium was served very rare but no one ever came back to the table to ask how everything was. I was also hoping to get another glass of wine and another bottle of sparkling but couldn’t get anyone’s attention. So the plates sat for awhile then it then suddenly picked up and dessert was put in front of us. Ice cream was already melted. Then again we sat for awhile (really wanted coffee but no one around again). The original waiter (we saw once and never brought the cocktail we ordered) suddenly came over and said “you need anything” so I gave up, asked for the check and laughed out loud when I saw he added a $44 gratuity as I then understood what the service was so poor.
We went for the 3 course lunch special which we found to be a good value. The service was very good and friendly and the view and setting beautiful. Very nicely decorated for the holidays. Will go back again in spring or summer. Wine by the glass was a bit pricey.
We arrived and the valet was no where to be found. Left the keys at the front desk. Waited to find someone to seat us. I had to ask for our beverages twice. The restaurant was fairly empty and still the service was poor. The food was excellent! It’s unfortunate that the service ruined the experience.
What a magnificent restaurant and setting! I've lived in Westchester all my 71 years and have never been more impressed. Just driving up to the castle will take your breath away when you first see it and the interior is equally impressive. We were there during the December holiday period and the decorations were both magnificent and tasteful. The wait staff was as polished as any I've ever known. The brunch menu was somewhat limited, and they said they were looking to expand the offerings. Nevertheless, the three of us had no problem choosing courses to our liking. The room was 70% filled which included several large groups, but I would characterize the noise level as quiet. Of course, the view of the Hudson is incomparable. I also want to comment about the pricing of our brunch. Complimentary champagne (or a comparable drink) was included with the three-course ($42)price fixe meal , which for me included a gravlax appetizer, a steak entree and very enjoyable dessert. Other restaurants would have charged that and more for the steak alone. So I would say that you certainly get your money's worth. All in all, I would certainly include this restaurant as one of the top restaurants I've ever known worldwide.
food and ambiance were outstanding wine selection excellent the service was solicitous and very friendly but not experienced or as professional as the restaurant of this style should require on the whole a wonderful time workers just need a bit more training
This place needs a good deal of service improvement. Starting with the hostess who seemed very angry and overwhelmed to the manager who couldn't figure out which salad was which, that was being served to us. Main course took forever, and the waiter blamed it on the kitchen, which was probably right. Ambience was very nice, so we didn't mind waiting.
Staff was confused and unfamiliar w the menu. Pairing with wine very mediocre. Forty dollars extra for two glasses, none for the dessert. White was excellent reds were harsh unaired and disappointing.
Main course was lukewarm . Sides were cold and sent back . Came back room temp. Desserts were hard (stale? Over refrigerated?) and uninteresting.
It is a lovely place and our other visits were better but this will be the last.....
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