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Grace at the Carnegie, State College, PA

Grace at the Carnegie

4.6
4.6
691 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Grace Restaurant at the Carnegie House has been awarded for 10 consecutive years by State College Magazine the Best Fine Dining Restaurant and Best Romantic Restaurant!

As you enter the dining room through the French doors from the library, a feeling of warmth and elegance beckons you to enjoy leisurely modern trending dining. A bow window allows dinner guests to view the beautiful flowers that surround Carnegie House and the woods surrounding the golf course. China, crystal, and silver grace the tables on crisp white table linen. Servers are attentive in providing for the needs of the guests who dine on trend-setting cuisine.

From breakfast to elegantly prepared hors d'oeuvres and dinner selections, dining at Carnegie House is as spectacular as it is relaxing. The Library invites casual conversation while savoring a favorite cocktail or glass of wine from the Wine Spectator award winning selection.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, Modern European, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon-Sat - 5:00pm - 9:00pm Sun - Closed
  • Phone number
    (814) 234-2424
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Paul Kendeffy
  • Neighborhood
    State College
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 691 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

691 Reviews
  1. FRANKS

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed always 5 star a gem at psu a must have every visit to psu

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  2. DavidH

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I started with the fruits de mer appetizer which included a chilled small lobster tail, cut in half for sharing, plus six jumbo shrimp, a bowl of crab meat, a half dozen oysters, and caviar (at extra cost). It was delicious, but it cost $100 and at that price I would have enjoyed toast points for the caviar, and none were provided. The kitchen provided cocktail sauce and a vinaigrette, but in insufficient quantities so that I had to budget use. My spouse had the Grace Salad, which was fantastic. The salmon entrée was described as “very good,” but not really a standout. I had the cod, which I thought really WAS a standout! The chocolate mousse dessert option was perfect. They’ve stopped their wonderful tradition of serving cocktails in front of a roaring fire in the paneled library, where you could place your dinner order, enjoy an amuse bouche, and then be escorted to your table as the first course is served. Too bad. Our server was friendly — too friendly, in fact. She repeated interrupted our conversation in order to ask us how we were enjoying our food. And she made us feel rushed by repeatedly clearing the plate of one of us, while the other was still eating, and while saying “Let me get this out of your way.” At prices of close to $400 for two people, without drinks, one should be able to reasonably expect flawless service. The service was certainly attentive, but I think that the restaurant needs to train the wait-staff in the art of circulating past the tables frequently in case a guest wants to make a request — not interrupting conversations by raising their voices to talk over the guests conversations to ask how we are enjoying our food. Also, not waiting until all diners have finished a course before clearing is expected in diners and chain restaurants, but not restaurants that aspire to — and charge for — fine dining. Grace is closing for renovations. It seems that they removed just two years ago. The dining space is pleasant, but uninspired.

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  3. PYCSC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks, great service. Would definitely recommend.

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  4. Stillthebear

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Some of the selections were average and some were excellent. Pass on the prawn and cod. Go for the veal and any salad. In the past, ravioli and salmon were also vg. We liked the staging of the courses: unhurried and presented well. Service was vg. Check out the specialty drinks. A place to go for a special occasion.

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  5. ShawnM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it here. Ate here about 5 times and every time it’s a new menu and new experience. Highly recommend

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  6. michellem

    Orlando

    228 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    228 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have dined at Grace many times but this was for VD. The whole building, rooms and restaurant are undergoing renovations so the library was not open for cocktails. The renderings look beautiful of the final outcome which will be mid-April. Grace has retained the same staff over many months, they are so attentive and wonderful. The menu had selections to please every type of diner. We were not hurried or rushed and the meals were delicious. We look forward to dining there when the renovations are complete.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual we had such a relaxing dinner, absolutely delicious and the staff is so sweet! Thank you for another great meal ❤️

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  8. Michelita44

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a Valentine’s dinner. Food was excellent. Cocktails were good. We enjoyed being sat in the lounge and served a drink prior to be seated at our table. This added to the ambiance. This is a more expensive restaurant, but prices were fair compared to other fine dining.

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  9. MikeS

    West Virginia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, ambiance, and service - Truly enjoyed

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful dining experience with top notch food. Service was spectacular as well. Highly recommend for a special evening.

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Google Map for Grace at the Carnegie

100 Cricklewood Drive, State College, PA 16803

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    State College
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon-Sat - 5:00pm - 9:00pm Sun - Closed
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, Modern European, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paul Kendeffy
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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