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AAA Inspector Notes
Inspector Pick (Eclectic/Unusual): I really find fascinating how in our current era that parts of the past, like this long empty 1920s mansion, are reimagined, reconfigured and reborn.
Historic. Famed New York restaurateur Chris Cannon has led a small army in smartly renovating this ornate 15,000-square-foot mansion and designing a remarkable multi-floor eatery with four distinct outlets. The fine dining area, under the auspices of chef Kevin Sippel, has prix-fixe menus which provide value given the quality of what is on offer. Hudson Valley foie gras, yellowtail crudo, veal osso buco, grilled venison and slow-roasted Long Island duck are standouts. There also is a fine a la carte menu. Included on a special prix fixe menu are sommelier wine pairings from a more than 400 bottle wine cellar. Service is casually refined and much of the produce and some shellfish are sourced locally. The other dining concepts are uniform, share some menu items and excel in providing the rarefied ambience of a long-ago era with many rich architectural details from the early 20th century. A lively raw bar, wood-paneled retro pub and beer rathskeller compliment each other and provide menus which include oysters, lobster tail, salads, steaks and burgers. The grand interior staircase and the oversized windows looking out to a stately reflecting pool are truly impressive. Mr. Cannon and his partners have rekindled the magic of the long dormant American Golden Age mansion while adding their own wonderfully contemporary culinary and eclectic design touches.