Equus @ Castle Hotel and Spa
Guests will enjoy sumptuous, award-winning meals at Equus Restaurant. Uniquely New American- inspired cuisine based on locally sourced ingredients using the finest quality and freshest ingredients are experienced at Castle Hotel & Spa.
This was a special occasion for our parents. The staff from the valet to the kitchen made the visit amazing!
They did not remember that it was a special occasion despite noting it on our reservation. They mostly ignored us. Other people received better attention.
Everything was excellent
A beautiful, romantic place for dinner. Also nice for small group meetings. Some tables overlook the Hudson River at a distance. The bar is charming and outdoor tables are nice.
If you are looking for a classy place to memorialize a special day- THIS is the place
The service was great. Even got a basket to put my bag in so it did not rest on the floor. Food was outstanding. Accomodated my shellfish allergy without a hitch.
Excellent food and execution.
Nice place and food for special occasion.
A special place for making memories...great food and service. Nice for a walk in the garden afterwards as well.
It was a wonderful experience, staff was amazing and food was just amazing also . From getting our car valet to being seated with amazing views and great / polite servers .
It was such a wonderful experience. The food was amazing and the service was incredible too.
Darien was phenomenal and very tenitive to our needs and always checked on us and truly above and beyond to make us feel special and comfortable.
Salmon and duck were good. The risotto was ok. Bursary’s was good. Great ambiance!
Excellent service, food and ambience. The view ... spectacular!
Everything was impeccable. Simply stated.
It was special occasion that my best friend came from overseas and expecting to have lunch at the restaurant for long time, however, they sent us to the pool side which is so hot and bees are bothering. They did not give us explanation. If they noticed us beforehand, we could choose different date. Food was good, but could not find same value as we were served IN the restaurant. We tried to enjoy but could not have good time as we expected. Disappointed...
We stayed at the hotel and had a memorable meal. The beef and lamb entrees were excellent. Wonderful cocktails. Desserts are unique and delicious.
The food is no match for the setting. Attentive service but not very sophisticated. Could be a special place but not yet there.
Service was excellent. Dinner was delicious. We’ll be back.
Fabulous food and service gorgeous venue already looking forward to my next visit.
We ha Sunday brunch at Equus. While the service was excellent, except for the 1/2 hour wait for waffles, the variety of food was definitely lacking. Beverages such as coffee, tea, juice, etc. are not included in the price of the brunch buffet, which is highly unusual. Definitely not worth the price.
Great dinner, friendly and professional staff, beautiful venue, and will return soon.
We enjoyed a lovely anniversary dinner at Equus. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. We had the local chicken dish and the red snapper, both of which were great/ . To honor our anniversary, we were presented with a special dessert after dinner. The only issue we had was a very loud group at an adjacent table which made conversation challenging, at best. Other than that, we had a lovely experience at Equus.
Underwhelmed by the food and service but the view and architecture partially compensate. We had Sunday brunch at 2:00 PM. We were seated promptly at a window table with a lovely Hudson River view. We asked for a wine list and were then ignored for ten minutes, despite the room being half empty. The brunch was a buffet with a mediocre choice of warm dishes, sushi, pastries and fruit. I sampled a variety of items and none of them were bad, but I’ve had equal or better food at low-key events at a VFW Hall. Wine pours were also skimpy. They explained that they use a measure to pour exactly 5 ounces but it was a “scant” 5 ounces, if that. Desserts were good. We expected a five-star food, drink, and hospitality experience to match the venue and view. Disappointed.
Food was amazing, drinks were mediocre at best, stick with wine/bubbly/beer and it’ll be a 5 star meal
I have no idea who was cooking Monday night but the food was terrible. Half my porkchop was fat. My friend ordered steak and it was tough and chewy. The kitchen was not accommodating to a special request from my friend who has severe allergies to gluten. There was absolutely nothing that was outstanding. I would never return.
Very nice for a special dinner. We sat outside which was beautiful. The staff were wonderful.
Food was very good! The high level of service was great! The garden room was beautiful!
Mini-vacation visiting places along the Hudson. This was a lovely place.
I made a dinner reso at Equus for my wife's birthday - just the two of us. The castle, outdoor spaces, and bar area were really nice, and we really enjoyed our pre-dinner drinks outside in the garden, which was amazing. When we went to the restaurant for dinner, it was almost empty (8.15PM Thursday evening). Also, because the website said "jackets recommended", we were expecting a dressier environment, which wasn't the case (I was the only one in a jacket). While the service was good, the food felt and tasted like a frozen meal. I ordered the crab cakes for appetizer, the meat was very dry. For mains, I ordered the NY strip, while my wife got the lamb. The meat was cooked to medium (I had requested medium rare), and it felt like a cheap discount purchase - it had no marbling, no seasoning, etc. Additionally, the sauce was exactly the same for the two dishes! Deserts were also sub-par. Overall, the food dampened the positive experience. I might go back for a pre-dinner drink and outdoor scenery, but make dinner plans elsewhere.
Mixed experience. Chef vastly my wife’s lamb chops. My wife insisted on a new cut be cooked so she didn’t end up with predictably over cooked/undercooked meat. Chef insisted he do an entire new fish dinner for me so the timing of our dinners was the same. Admirable! They also took the cocktails and wine off the tab. So while they screwed up initially they corrected in an exemplary fashion. Quality of the food was excellent. Wine prices are steep with limited wines by the glass
Alison, the Maitre d'Hotel, was extremely helpful. Called in advance of our meal to ensure able to accommodate dietary needs of my vegan guest. She sent the menu for the day in advance highlighting the items that can be made vegan. They chef prepared special vegan entree for my guest. I had the fish and salad which were excellent. We both had vegan desserts which were good. The atmosphere and view are wonderful. So Alison, the chef and the waiter were all extremely accommodating.
Very nice experience, would definitely come back again.
Everything went wrong starting with them handing us an old menu. Once we were placing our dinner order, I was told the item I wanted was not on the menu but it was listed on my menu. They apologized for giving me an old menu.
They also handed us an old wine list menu, we discovered it was old when we attempted to purchase a bottle off that menu.
When they brought out the bread, I found a hair in it.
Then they gave the dinner dish to one member of the party who was allergic to an ingredient in it, even though this information was given to them before the reservation and we reminded them when we placed our order.
One person out of the party of 4, had no food for 10-15 minutes while others had theirs getting cold in their plates.
When the server handed us the bill, he told us that they did not charge us for one dinner item. Surprisingly, when I looked at the bill, we were indeed charged for all items. The server then hurriedly went and removed one dinner from the bill.
Needless to say this was an exceptionally bad experience. It was so bad every step of the way that we all laughed at the sheer absurdity of it all.
The service was excellent. The food was very good (burrata, sirloin, cavatelli pasta). The strawberry Alaska dessert was excellent. The food is very pricey, which we expected, but I think it was a bit much to charge $10 for a mocktail of soda water, lemon, and a tsp of strawberry purée. It is a good restaurant if you’re looking to splurge or celebrate something special.
Stunning location delicious cuisine and extremely attentive service not cheap but definitely worth it for a special occasion
The food was good and a lot to choose from. We were not expecting it to be buffet style but we love it. We had a great time.
The staff was spectacular. Lots of personal attention. Great food complemented by a great view.
We felt that it was a little too stuffy. We have been here in the past, and the energy wasn’t the same. Everyone was delightful, but something was missing!!
food was tuff to cut. service was nice and the grounds are beautiful.