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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

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Quiet

79% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (33)
Romantic (32)
Special Occasion (31)
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Quiet Conversation (30)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Good for a Date (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Business Meals (10)
Cozy (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Waterfront (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

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 3, 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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·Dined on December 3, 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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 (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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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Beautiful setting. Old world charm. Excellent service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

My Husband and I where very pleased with our dining experience. We definitely will be returning with family.

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

I wanted to take my husband to a new restaurant for his birthday, and we were very impressed with Equus. The fabulous atmosphere of the castle and amazing food/service made the evening very special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Arrived party of 4 for restaurant week
They told us restaurant week ended on Nov 10
They just offered regular menu
I spoke to manager he realized we weren’t staying and
We’re upset said he spoke to chef and although they
No longer had restaurant week menus they gave us the same deal the rest of the night the experience was excellent great food and service
But I think they tried to con us because as we were leaving they a restaurant week sign posted ending non 12
Our group loved the place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Mom’s 80th

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were a group of 5. We all had a wonderful dinner. Two of us had been to Equus before and it is better now. The rest of our table truly enjoyed their first time dining here.
Our waiter was terrific. He was so informative, attentive and accurate.
It was a wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We went there for a restaurant week, so the value was very good. I did not see their regular menu, so I cannot comment on the pricing. It was a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting. Definitely worth going for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Equus is a lovely place for dinner. The service is oh so attentive. My meal and wine were most delicious and had great seasonal flavorings and tastes. The dessert a pot de creme was amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It is a special place...great for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We dined at Equus during Restaurant Week to celebrate our anniversary. The atmosphere and setting are always the stars, and there was live jazz courtesy of Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars, which added to the special ambience. I found the Restaurant Week menu to be limited (only 3 starters and entrees) and not that enticing. The shrimp appetizer was interesting, but the salmon was undercooked and unappealing. My husband enjoyed the gnocchi. I swapped out the salmon for skirt steak, which was better but not hot enough. The service was accommodating, yet not nearly as professional as you'd expect in a restaurant of this type. They did a nice job acknowledging our anniversary and bringing a special dessert. I would return for the jazz and the beautiful setting, but not seeking outstanding food.

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We’ve dined there on other significant days because the staff made it special and the meals were outstanding. 11/7 was our silver anniversary and we chose Equus because of prior delights. 11/07/17 our silver anniversary dinner was miserable. Food was sub par. Restaurant week should display the best. We got the sloughing off of who knows what. In addition, there was zero recognition to our silver anniversary.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Damien was the best server of all time. His conversation and timely service was perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Was there with 3 friends for Restaurant Week.
Food was ok not outstanding, my steak was uncooked rare not medium rare. Rolls were put on the plate but we were not asked which roll we wanted. A tiny pat of butter was given to the entire table. We asked for more and again got 1 pat. Asked again and finally got butter for the table. Needed to ask server to change rolls that were given to us. Got dessert but waiter ran away before we were able to order coffee. We were all disappointed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was the worst meal I have ever had!!! Service was terrible. There were 8 of us for brunch. We ordered our 3 courses. Every - and I mean every - course was presented to the wrong person at our table. I can see one mistake but 8 errors - for every course. The main course sat on the serving trays for a good 4 minutes. Of course, by the time we were served, the food was warm to almost cold. We had to ask for water refills & bread & butter. One couple was going to purchase a gift card, but after this disastrous meal, they changed their mind. We ( all 8 of us) will never go back to Equus again. We have been going there for many years & the entire experience has become dismal- to say the least!!! Hasn't always been that way. Maybe it's time for new ownership???? It's a shame because the venue is magnificent but if the food & service is bad, why bother. So, bottom line- SAVE YOUR MONEY & GO ELSEWHERE!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

After we were seated, no one came to greet us or take a drink order for 20 minutes. Nearly all of the food was disappointing - undercooked pasta, absurdly sweet desserts, one-note mains. When a member of our party sent back an item because it clearly did not include the primary ingredient listed on the menu, the server took it away but returned a few minutes later with the same dish and said he had confirmed with the chef that it was the correct item despite not being able to identify the key item on the dish.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were disappointed in the quality of food and even more so in the service. Our waiter seemed to vanish after taking our prix fixe order and while our food did come nobody ever asked if we wanted another drink or even coffee at dessert. The food was nothing special and did not live up to past meals there.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We eat out often and as a result tend to be particular. When we find a restaurant such as Equus which exceeds standards in every category, it's a must "go to". The ambiance, the personnel and the meal were fantastic. Make sure you visit this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Beautiful room and view. Great food and service. I would recommend this restaurant to all.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Lovely Birthday luncheon outside in the terrace. Great service and food and beautiful ambiance.

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

We were there for restaurant week. Great value. Beautiful setting. Attentive wait staff.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service was slow and the food just mediocre. over priced and overrated.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Disappointed in the food...It was just not very good...

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Five Stars Excellent service and delicious food! Wednesday night Live Jazz performance was amazing!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had dinner here on Halloween to celebrate our anniversary. The food was great and the service superb. I only wish I had gone when it was daylight so I could enjoy the view. Would dine here again if ever in the area. Thanks for making our evening wonderful

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The Castle lived up to my expectations. Every dish that anyone in my party ordered was superb. It is pricey there but they sure can cook.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My two frIends and I had a very enjoyable evening recently at Equus. The restaurant is so elegant & the food & service were truly superb! The menu had a huge variety of different types of food from which to select. The shrimp appetizer was out of this world. Would highly recommend this culinary experience to all!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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