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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
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4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.7

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3.8

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81% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (32)
Scenic View (32)
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Quiet Conversation (29)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Business Meals (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Cozy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Seasonal (4)
Waterfront (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
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Healthy (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful setting. Old world charm. Excellent service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ambiance outstanding. The hotel is lovely with spectacular views. General's Bar is old world and a great place for a drink. The table service for dinner was excellent. Food was average, but nothing to get excited about if you are someone who appreciates fine dining and high quality food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have been to this restaurant in year's past and it had been excellent. The food this trip was mediocre, as was the service and menu choices and we had come there for two birthday celebrations. There was absolutely no mention of it during our dinner, not a happy birthday candle or anything else. We were so disappointed that we didn't even have dessert - and we were celebrating two birthdays.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Beautiful venue...extensive wine list. Excellent food and great presentation. A great place for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always a pleasant experience. Quiet, setting with creative menu and attentive wait staff. Adding a Spa visit makes it a nice destination to catch up with your friends

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Beautiful 19th century building and a pretty good view of the Hudson. Food overall not great and prices too high for what's offered. This place has such potential. I hope it can reach it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We loved our brunch there, simply marvelous! The ambiance was awesome and the atmosphere of the castle really amazing! We highly recommend the visit! Unforgettable experience

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Brunch at the Equus is to be enjoyed slowly and with good friends. Very consistent and good value for the money. It's like stepping back in time when you dine here. Service was very courteous and friendly. Will certainly return when I'm back in the neighborhood.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Go out of your way to go there...worth the effort...it is part of a beautiful hotel and spa

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch to celebrate my brother-in-law's birthday. He's usually fussy about new places but was cleary impressed by Equus and wants us to plan his next year's birthday celebration there. Food was great, staff was attentive and the ambience was lovely.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was amazing but, unfortunately, the service that I would expect at this restaurant lacked. We went for brunch, and it took almost 40 mins for our apps to come out. We felt like the forgotten table. But, looking around, everyone received the same service. Seemed like they needed more servers to handle the volume.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Extremely slow and terrible quality food (example: the hollandaise sauce on my eggs Benedict was completely broken and chunky). We came for a special occasion and we're extremely disappointed, especially at their price point

The building is beautiful but such a letdown

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The ambiance of the EQUUS is excellent. We have dined here several times. The food and service is although good, it clearly does not have the refinement and server training expected in a fine dining restaurant. Communications between the servers and food runners needs to be improved. At one point one of our dinner, a server began picking up the appetizer without asking if we were done.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Elegant setting with great food and service. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Terrible service, food was just okay. The valet was probably the most impressive part of it, he knew my name when we pulled up. We went for brunch and we're handed breakfast menus. Don't even waste your time.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food was excellent. Service good except for desert. When not delivered in a timely manner it had to be requested

Tags: Scenic View
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