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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.

400 Benedict Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 631-3646

Website:
http://www.castlehotelandspa.com/

Catering:
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.

Executive Chef:
Sean McAllister

Additional:
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 events@castlehotelandspa.com to inquire about our private dining options.

Equus @ Castle Hotel and Spa Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

79% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (39)
Special Occasion (37)
Scenic View (33)
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Quiet Conversation (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for a Date (21)
Great for Brunch (15)
Cozy (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Business Meals (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Seasonal (11)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Authentic (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Couples out to dinner. Staff was top of the line. Food was outstanding. Price was what is expected for a beautiful place

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I ordered a lunch crispy duck leg of $19, it turned out to be duck drum, like KFC size drum, not a leg.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent appetizers - the Lumb Crab with the avocado creamy dressing was fabulous and the grilled Octopus delicious! The Venison chop entree also very tender and flavorful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Poor service. Bland food and boring uncreative menu.
Pleasant room with fire place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Atmosphere was stuffy. Fireplace a nice touch but was not tended to.
Service was just OK although our waiter was nice and tried hard.
Food was excellent

Tags: Seasonal
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 (London)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was so bad, food was average and did not make up for the poor service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was good but not as spectacular as the prices would indicate. Service was responsive but a not as sophisticated as the setting. Some terrific wines by the glass.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Charming environment but better in the evening under lower light levels.
A solor shade in the dining room is broken, so sitting near the window on a bright sunny day is blinding! The food and servce is very good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food, the ambiance and the view all made for a leisurely, festive holiday lunch. Luckily we were not in a hurry as the lone waiter was serving triple duty as busboy, server, bartender for at least 10 tables! Clearly the restaurant was understaffed!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was much better before. Knowing the past, this time was disappointing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Absolutely outstanding food with impeccable service
Gorgeous room with unobstructed view of the Hudson River
Worth every cent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

This place is amazing! It’s not only beautiful (Christmas decorations were so pretty- fire place was on too!), the food was amazing . It was one of the best meals I have ever had in my life.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Staff was lovely and even gave us some history about the hotel and castle

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing everything from start to finish

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Seasonal, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our bill for 4 people was $450 and it was a disappointing experience. The menu was so limited that there was nothing on it that I wanted. Although the food was good, I was eating what I didn't want and it was not hot.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We love coming to the Castle at any season , indoors and out,beacause there is such beauty! The service is excellent, as is the food. We also love to the Castle for special occasions because we know we will NOT be disappointed.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I love this restaurant. It is beautiful. The service is outstanding. Great for special times.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Brunch food and service was excellent. Beautifully decorated for the holidays. This was our first time there. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Beautiful-elegant setting; excellent service; good food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A wonderful restaurant! Great food, great service and superb atmosphere. Highly recommend it!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It sill is a beautiful property..especially at Christmas.
Not as good as with the former owners. food was a little blah.
We had been many times before but probably will not venture back...for a while.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had anticipated a memorable meal and experience. Couldn’t have been more disappointed. The kitchen was understaffed and the apologies for more than a 2 hour wait for our meal was not acceptable. It was a most unfortunate evening.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I felt that our cocktails were highly over priced.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We highly recommend this enchanting place for any time you want to dine and spend time in a faerytale Castle

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

service was delightful, food was delicious. The Hudson river view was fantastic. Walking around the Castle was a plus experience to get closer to the nature.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was just ok.
Heat was way to high in dining room.
Poor wine list
Disappointing for such a beautiful place

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Did not disappoint! One of our favorite neighborhood places to dine for special occasions. Service and foodcwere superb!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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