Prospect at Scribner's Catskill Lodge

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94 reviews
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Contemporary American
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WELCOME TO PROSPECT AT SCRIBNER'S

PROSPECT RESTAURANT AND BAR SERVES A PLAYFUL TWIST ON LOCAL CUISINE INSPIRED BY THE RICH AND DIVERSE OFFERINGS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY. OUR DINING ROOM HAS FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS, MOUNTAIN VIEWS AND A LARGE CIRCULAR BAR WITH CAST-IRON STOVES. JUST OFF THE BAR IS A LARGE CEDAR DECK FEATURING OUTDOOR DINING AND A FIRE PIT.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Wed, Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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(518) 628-5150
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Route 23A
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I would go here again because it is a nice place for the area. Drinks are good, but dinner Menu is limited and they will not make any substitutions. Also the main entrees were a little salt heavy. Desserts were great, but a little overpriced for the amount of food provided. Great view and cozy by fireplace.

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ZM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got brunch at Scribner’s and it was fantastic. We were sad that we hadn’t tried it sooner. Highly recommend brunch.

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L
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed really friendly service, excellent breakfasts and the best burger of my life!

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FR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food , service and ambience. Everything we ate was fantastic. Wait staff couldn't have been nicer . Well worth the trip. Will go back again soon !

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BT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

We made a reservation here a month in advance for my wife’s birthday. We also arrived 2 hours early to relax in the hotel’s game room. When it was time for our reservation they informed us they needed another 15 minutes to find a table and get it ready, this was the first bad moment as we made a reservation far in advance and arrived incredibly early to see them not be prepared to receive us on a day marked as a special occasion.
We were then seated along the cold window and directly in line with a spot light from outside, it literally felt like the worst seat in the house that they just flipped and were still setting silverware. I asked to be moved and we wound up waiting an additional 15 minutes for another party to close out, then were given their seats which were equally in line with the spot light from outside. I asked to move a third time and they finally moved us to a booth. We did not place an order until close to 8:45pm.
I am so disappointed in the service here as we did everything possible to notify the staff of the special occasion, reserve a table 1 month in advance, arrive early, and tolerate 2 embarrassing moves.
This was a terrible dining experience, and a significant miss for something that was supposed to be a premium service for a special occasion. We were also guests of the hotel as well, so there was ample opportunity to get this right.
I do not recommend Prospect for anything other than a quick / casual dinner for people staying at the hotel.

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FV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with amazing views of Hunter mountain

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AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While I don't think Scribner's lodge is anything to write home about, the restaurant was well worth the trip. The menu was small but everything we had was well prepared and delicious. I'd highly recommend.

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GE
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal. We got the ribeye for two and it was perfect. Nice atmosphere!

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JA
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very good food but the place felt sterile and not warm. Waiters were friendly but seemed rushed. Seated away from the windows, couldn’t see outside. Also, pricey.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 month wedding anniversary

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RD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 4

We made a reservation for a date night/birthday dinner. We heard great things about the ambiance and the food and were very excited to try the place. The space is beautiful and we very much enjoyed the option of sitting outside by the fire with our drinks. Unfortunately the food itself was underwhelming.

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and service. The menu is very limited and the portions are not that generous. There weren’t any specials running either on a Saturday night. That being said the food was good would probably go again

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and the ambiance was very nice. The staff made us feel welcome and they were very attentive to our requests. I will definitely recommend this to a friend.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prospect is a great hidden gem at Scribner's Lodge! We had dinner and two breakfasts here and would highly recommend the restaurant for anyone staying at Scribner's or passing through the area. The bar is awesome with creative cocktails and a large local beer menu. The food is outstanding!

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M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately, it seems that they have not figured out their service system yet. The food is always good but there are constant problems each time we have visited. Took 15 minutes for a server to come over. We ordered drinks and then they told us they could not make cocktails that night. Always takes a long time and the servers don’t seem organized.

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TK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love heading to Scribners for Dinner and Brunxh or pretty much any mea when we’re up in the Catskills. Had a big group dinner for a birthday party on a Saturday, the staff is amazing and they are always so good to us and have delicious food at the ready. Rose took great care of us and made sure we had a fantastic night.

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, loved both meals I ate there. Staff was wonderful.

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MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Excellent location. Spectacular views of the mountains and of the Catskills area. I loved the beautiful flowers all around and the vegetable garden. Also the minimalist style is perfect for the area, and it's a novelty in the surroundings. The choice of food should be more vary though, the working hours longer and the service may need some improvement. The bathrooms accessible to the clientele also need better cleaning. Suggest adding a dessert menu for brunch and a greater selection of dishes

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Bad service

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful views and superb food - the tenderest steak I’ve had this year. Small portions, but that meant we could enjoy starters and desserts as well.

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GR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic across the board

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KH
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Had an incredible experience - ambiance was on point as was service and food. Clearly use high quality ingredients

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great scene but definitely pricey. We will absolutely be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at dinner- the food was great, and the staff were really helpful and made us feel welcomed.

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K
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views with extremely flavorful food! The staff is attentive and incredibly kind!

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Slow service but charming!

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KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time, and the food was amazing! Rose was a WONDERFUL waitress! It was the perfect evening.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Anniversary date on the deck. Gorgeous night by the fire pit after a great meal

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BC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except for the booth near us where the diners thought screaming was the correct way to act in a restaurant.
Staff could have offered to move us, they sat anyone else who came in on the opposite side of the restaurant.
Other than that, loved everything about the restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food

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JJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner for two on a Sunday night at Prospect was everything one could wish for in a romantic dinner.

The restaurant interior is gorgeous -- clearly, every detail from the silverware to lighting to playlist was considered with care. The 180 degree plus views of Hunter mountain and the valley are stunning. Service was warm and attentive.

My pre-dinner burnt maple Old Fashioned cocktail was memorable and served with enthusiasm by a delightful bartender. Great wine and beer list too. The sourdough bread and cultured butter were as good as my homemade sourdough, fresh from my home oven. The grilled mackerel with mixed grains, kimchi and furikami entree I ordered was one of the most delicious (and healthy!) seafood dishes I've ever had. My partner's "Prospect burger" was "too delicious" ("too delicious" because he ended up eating the whole mammoth burger.) Hazelnut mousse for dessert rounded out a perfect meal.

We made a vow as we watched the sunset that we would return to Prospect for dinner, making the 2.5-hour drive from our home, at least once a year.

Our breakfast at Prospect the next morning was equally delicious. The house-made yogurt with granola and fresh fruit was extraordinarily delicious.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very delicious! great ambiance with amazing Mountain View.

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MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It is SOO dark in restaurant but overall very very good.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Anniversary dinner. Nothing was said about it even though I put it in the notes. Good was great. My wife ordered the ny strip which was over cooked the 1st time around and a little chewy although cooked correctly the 2nd time. Time from seating to dinner served 1hr 45min. Kitchen was slow...

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K
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, tried the ribeye for the first time - outstanding! And the caramom souffle - incredible. Our server Liz was awesome, very attentive and we had a fun night celebrating our friends birthday.

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AA
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is creative and nicely presented. I enjoyed a grass-fed NY strip steak with roasted fennel and my husband tried the lamb burger - both were flavorful. Our guests ordered the dry-aged ribeye steak for two - served with asparagus & cauliflower au gratin - which they said was fantastic. There was a slight delay when entrees were served. Service was attentive and liesurely so we did not feel rushed. We really enjoyed their version of an old fashioned cocktail.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was quite excellent. Service was okay. Waiter misunderstood and only brought one of our two entrees that we intended to share, cocktails were slow to arrive, as were our glasses of wine.

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JG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything we ate was very tasty, though the service was very slow, and a bit overpriced. The atmosphere is very cool and would be fun to go for a drink (if we lived in the area).

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceptional experience, wonderful ambiance, excellent drinks. Can’t rave enough about both the restaurant and the lodge.

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LZ
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space with an amazing view of Hunter mountain skiers. Delicious brunch. Friendly staff.

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