Historic. In a stately 1886 Vanderbilt mansion, this restaurant features dramatic views of Lake Champlain and New York's Adirondack Mountains beyond. Marble-tile floors, red satin-covered walls, a coffered ceiling and candlelight illumination set an elegant mood. The food is locally grown, much of it on the property's farm using environmentally friendly agriculture methods. Only the freshest local produce is used, so the menu changes daily. The local beef and cheeses are particularly noteworthy. While waiting for your table, stroll through the ground-floor rooms of this Gilded Age mansion. You will enjoy the family portraits on the walls and the log fires crackling in the fireplaces. This home retains the grand ambience of an era that featured numerous servants and no estate taxes.