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About Fisher Center Spiegeltent
The Spiegeltent is the SummerScape festival's oasis, a place to enjoy seasonal, locally inspired food and drink before and after performances. The lovely outdoor garden provides the perfect spot to relax in the company of friends and festival artists long after the curtain comes down.
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch will be served 7/2, 7/30 and 8/6
Thursday–Saturday (June 30 – August 19)
After Hours Menu:
Thursday - Saturday (June 30 - August 19)
10:00 pm - midnight
There will be no dinner service on July 22
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Fisher Center presents world-class performing arts in an architecturally bold and dynamic environment. Tickets and program information at fishercenter.bard.edu.
Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Fisher Center Spiegeltent Ratings and Reviews
Unbelievably a server tried to chase us out of our seat before we had finished our meal or paid our bill and tried to hate shame us by bringing over two very embarrassed young men who had been offered our table. The waiter served us dessert before our entree had arrived. Clueless service.And rude to boot!
It's the only choice available before events at the adjacent theater. This was my third or 4th experience. Always the same: very short menu of routine choices, slapdash service, not outrageously expensive but not really a good value, either. But convenient, when you have tickets at the theater. A weakness they cannot seem to solve is that they cannot seem to get your bill to the table in comfortable time to make the curtain and the wait staff don't seem to care about that, even though there would be no customers if they didn't have theater tickets and weren't stuck there. Oh, and every year I hope they will have done something about the primitive outhouse restrooms.
Spiegeltent is always beautiful and fun. The young people serving the food are polite and friendly and efficicent. The venue, a beautiful 1930s' tent with chandeliers and stained-glass windows, with wood wainscoting, is really romantic and good for a pre-concert bite or just plain ole' dinner. The food is good, most of the meats and seafood are pre-prozen, with greenery served fresh from the Bard farm. The pricess are reasoable. Highly recommended! Then, after the concert, come back for the great DJ'd disco at 10 or so. A great place for summer.
The Spiegletent was the perfect place for us to. Have a quick lunch between the pre-opera talk and the performance of Dmitri last Sunday. The atmosphere is fun, the food acceptable and the service very good. Definitely a welcome venue for pre and post performance occasions.
The portions were quite small. The pita bread was stale. Only a restaurant that really doesn't care about its customers serves stale bread. Also, after making reservation many weeks in advance, we had to request a better table than the Matre d' placed us at.
We selected this restaurant because we were going to a show there and it was convenient. Restaurant was in a tent with old fashioned decor and setting. Menu sounded enticing with gourmet names for entrees and description. Entree prices were in the $ 20 dollar change. However the food was disappointing. The tomato soup was good, but the chicken was bland with no flavor. Bread was suppose to be Bread Alone bread, but did not tasted different. Canoli was store bought with too much sugar.
One can just experience the place with a drink or appetizer, but I do not recommend it for dinner.
great for convenience when attending performances at the fischer center.
otherwise, the food was ok; very few choices.
it is a place where you get your food quickly and you're out the door quickly so you can see the show.
of course there are notable performances at the tent as well. check that out.,
The service was the worst I have ever had . Mixed up order. slow . had to rush eating to get to performance which we almost missed because we couldn't get check . our server simply disappeared and rest of staff wouldn't help
The bill is deceiving as the tax is not separated from the subtotal. This leads customers to tip on the tax and not just price of the meal. The bill would be better if it indicated the subtotal and the tax added. For me, this is the second year in a row that the bill has been presented in this manner. A customer should not pay a tip on the tax.
We had dinner at Spuegeltent prior to the opera performance of Iris, and this turned out very well. It is an ideal pre-performance and post-performance venue.
Our server was very sensitive to our need to leave in time for the performance.
A nice variety of items on the menu.
We decided to dine at Spiegeltent because we had tickets to a SummerScape event; this turned out to be a great decision! Wine, antipasti, mushroom ravioli, lasagna, cannoli, lemon olive oil cake… all were tasty and well prepared. We sipped coffee during the show and finished our desserts. Staff was friendly and the service was very good and attentive. We look forward to visiting again.
The food is exquisite this year (the past couple of seasons weren't so great). Previously the service has not been reliable enough to be sure of getting to the concert on time, but they seem to have fixed that this year. It will still be tight when there's a pre-concert talk. They aren't opening 'til 6:00 this year, before they've opened at 5:30, which would be better.
The food was surprisingly good for a non-restaurant. Sure, they didnt know to use dry vermouth in a gin martini (they used sweet vermouth!), which showed a lack of experience, and they did substitute chicken for shrimp on one entree without asking, but the food basically good.
What was really NOT nice was having the host ask our table of eight people to move because the people that had one of the two combined tables we were at had arrived early. I found that rude and unacceptable that a table of.eight would be asked to move so that two people who didn't have the patience to wait at the bar until their table was ready could sit down. Having lived in NYC for a few decades, I've often had to wait for my reserved table--especially at restaurants and venues that have multiple seatings. So we refused, which resulted in them reminding us several times that we would have to move when we were finished. That was just IRRITATING because we actually had better tables for the show and were fully intending on moving to them.
We were there on a package deal combining dinner and opera. Wait staff knew of our time considerations. Wait staff was slow to take our order, and once food was ordered we had nothing on the table for quite a while. Suddenly our appetizers and salad showed up along with our entrees. We were quite short of time by then and had to race through the meal. No time for dessert at all.
This is the only place to eat on campus if you are attending a performance during Bard's Summerscape. We eat outside the Spiegeltent if the weather is nice. The tent itself is interesting. The food is fine for what it is. A salad or sandwich is what we generally have. I have not eaten an entree here. The staff is primarily college students, friendly and helpful. Worth going to if you do not want to rush a meal before a performance. Give yourself enough time as the service (geting your bill) can be slow.
The food was decent, the service well-intentioned but haphazard, the ambience great. Colorful and convenient place to eat when visiting the Fisher Arts Center and the Bard campus. My lamb dish was very good, the shrimp and crab soup OK, the cauliflower and spinach sides were also OK. Everything was a bit on the spicy side, which I liked, but which my wife could have done without. We loved the setting and would go back again, maybe even to just enjoy the cabaret.
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