Century House - Latham, NY

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Century House Restaurant features new American cuisine with an emphasis on fine steaks and fresh seafood imaginatively prepared and artfully displayed. At The Century House you can rest assured that you will receive excellent service from a knowledgeable and caring staff, who will strive to make your meal unforgettable. The federal style decor, with its wide plank wood floors, spindle back chairs and stone fireplace reflects our 1816 beginnings. "Experience The Tradition"

Special Offers

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We are offering a 3 course price fixed dinner menu. Private rooms and custom menus are available for groups over 20. Email and credit card are required to reserve, tables are reserved for 2 hours. Thank you for choosing The Century House for your holiday!

Thursday, 28 November, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We are offering a 3 course price fixed dinner menu. Private rooms and custom menus are available for groups over 20. Email and credit card are required to reserve, tables are reserved for 2 hours. Thank you for choosing The Century House for your holiday!

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Tue 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 9:00PM

What 788 People Are Saying
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N
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great prime rib and osso bucco! Great service! Favorite place!

DR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We have dine there before. The selection on the menu were very limited. Had to ask for the Restaurant Week menu. It was nothing special. Our entree were poor. Couldn't eat them. Very disappointed.

r
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good except we had to send one meal back because it was overcooked.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We love going to the Century House, food is always outstanding however when it is busy the service tends to get very slow

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for the high rating! We appreciate your feedback and have shared your comments with our restaurant manager and kitchen as it provides us with an opportunity to improve. We hope to see you again soon.

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b
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a favorite restaurant of ours Yes it’s been around for a while but it continues to serve top quality food with excellent service and a comfortable inviting and warm atmosphere continued success to this restaurant

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the Century House is consistently outstanding in food and service!
And a surprise birthday dessert topped it off!

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 7 October 2019

We're delighted to hear we exceeded expectations and you enjoyed your special day. Thank you for choosing The Century House for your birthday meal. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Would've given a better rating for ambiance, but we were seated in the small room in the original part of the structure, which just doesn't have the same ambiance as the main dining room. Also, my husband and I have been coming to the Century House since 2006, had our rehearsal dinner and baby shower there. As a vegetarian, I find it lacking any real options. Not every vegetarian eats tofu (vegan ravioli on your menu). Perhaps add a vegetable risotto dish or roasted vegetables? Thank you.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thank you so very much for your loyalty throughout the years, and for dining with us recently. Our loyal guests are like family to us, and we truly wish for every guest to have the best possible experience. We appreciate your feedback regarding the vegetarian menu options and have shared your comments with our restaurant manager and kitchen. We see comments like yours as opportunity to improve and will consider them with our next menu edit. We hope to see you again soon!

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PF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The portions were good and the prices reasonable. We went on the prime rib special night, and they offered several other specials . However, my fish with overcooked but the management came through with a free dessert. When there was a bit of a wait for dessert to arrive, they gave us a second free dessert! So overall it was a good experience.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 30 September 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We're happy to hear overall you had a great experience. We're sorry the fish wasn't cooked to perfection but appreciate you giving us the opportunity to correct. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorites were surf and turf, scallops, chicken madeira

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 27 September 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again soon!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and good service.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 30 September 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We're delighted you had a great experience with us. We appreciate the 5 star rating and hope to see you again soon!

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AA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our group of 8 enjoyed a lovely evening in a private room. The ambiance was warm and cozy and the service was outstanding.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 27 September 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine with us for your special celebration. We're happy to hear you had an excellent experience and would love to see you again soon!

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to go to for a meal where you can easily hear your dinner partner and enjoy excellent food.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 7 October 2019

Thanks for dining with us! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal and the ambiance of our restaurant. We hope you'll visit again soon!

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AB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have always loved this place. The bartenders mix amazing cocktails and there are so few places to dress up and have a good date night so close to our house in Latham. We went for prime rib night and the portions were just right. The meat I had was a little fatty but still delectable and cooked to perfection. The oysters were exactly as the waiter described to us and we were stuffed to the gills. The prices are affordable yet the food delectable and high end. Amazing wine selection and service is always impeccable. We have also had several private events here for my husband's business and they always do a spectacular job and work with our budget. Happy to have this gem in Latham!

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 27 September 2019

Aww... thank you! We appreciate your loyalty and are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent meal in our restaurant. We value your feedback and look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon.

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H
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special thank you to Jennifer, the fantastic hostess and Doug our wait staff. All were so accommodating to my every need to make a party special for one of my best friends. Due to health issues and in need of a private area, all were so wonderfully authentic with understanding and kindness. The food was amazing and service just excellent. Creative menu and specials, delicious courses and variety of drinks. There were nine of us and we were all treated so great. Thank you all for a wonderful evening. Much appreciation, jo

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 27 September 2019

The pleasure was all ours! Thank you for choosing our House for your special party for your best friend. We're delighted to hear you had an excellent experience and look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon!

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TM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service from the whole staff.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 27 September 2019

Thank you for dining with us. It's great to hear you enjoyed your meal and our friendly service. We appreciate the 5 star rating and hope to see you again soon!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The scallops are amazing. A relaxed, tasteful atmosphere. And they donate a meal for those served

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

food was gd. service was very good but rsther slow

JG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our visit and our server Steve was friendly and efficient.
Also the lady at the restaurant desk was delightful and a great asset to Century House.
I believe her name was Jennifer.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Management inquires of each guest whether they are pleased with total experience thereby demonstrating concern for their customers.

RM
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was impeccable. Love this place. Eat here, folks!

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 24 August 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate your recommendation to other diners and it's always a pleasure seeing you at the House!

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KM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great meal at the Century House. Their bartenders are top notch, and cocktails are generous and well made. My husband an I love their Perfect Rob Roy’s. It’s a scotch drink that an inexperienced bartender can easily botch, but this staff knows how to literally make them perfectly.

The wait staff is also very efficient, helpful and and knowledgeable. I love that they offer a small dinner salad, which (for me) is just the right size for an appetizer start. On this occasion, my husband ordered the soup special and enjoyed it very much. I have to also mention that their rolls are exceptionally good and always arrive warm with a little crock of softened butter. We both ordered lobster dishes for our entrees; one was a special of the evening and the other a regular selection on the menu. For both dishes the lobster was deliciously sweet and cooked to perfection. Dessert choices are very tempting but we opted to forgo them. We look forward to returning to what is one of our long time favorite restaurants.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 24 August 2019

Thank you for your continued loyalty. We love hearing from our long-time guests and it's always a pleasure serving you and your husband. We're delighted to hear your recent meal and drinks at the House were exceptional and look forward to your return visit!

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V
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the Century House. It has the most beautiful ambience and service is excellent. The menu has many good choices, but the food is not at the same level as the ambience and experience I'm afraid. It's not terrible, but not as well executed as I'd like.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 24 August 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the ambiance and service, and hope to see you again soon!

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of three were very happy with the outstanding service we received from our waitstaff and the wonderful selection of specials. We will return in a couple of weeks and hope that one of our
specials, osso buco is offered again.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 24 August 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed everything about your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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N
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Loved the 3 onion soup and lobster special!

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 24 August 2019

Thanks for dining with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again soon!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They were incredibly accommodating to my girlfriend and I, giving us a room at their hotel and being so genuine and kind. We had a horrible experience right before arriving and they turned the night around making it perfect and romantic for us. Top to bottom fantastic and looking forward to dining and staying there again.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 24 August 2019

Thank you for the compliments and choosing The Century House. In keeping with our mission to provide comfort and care to our guests, we're delighted to hear you had an exceptional experience and we look forward to seeing you again!

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SC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding service by waiter including choice of food, cocktails, ready presence, and even coming to car with my forgotten credit card!

Good value. We are accustomed to higher prices in Manhattan so very appreciated for lobster tails. Wish they had full lobster.

Suzanne

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 8 August 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate your 5 star rating and feedback. Glad to hear our prices were a good value compared to what you're accustomed to. We'd love to see you again!

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RA
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambience. Great service and wonderful menu

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 8 August 2019

We appreciate your review and thank you for dining with us! It's already a pleasure hearing from satisfied guests like you and hope to see you again soon!

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w
26 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Prime rib special was 50% fat. Service was not friendly. Very average experience will not return

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 8 August 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We strive for 5-star ratings with each and every guest, which is why we're surprised to hear your experience was anything less than perfect. We use guest comments to improve our service and hope you'll consider dining with us again.

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb cuisine.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 1 August 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon!

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r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food. Little room was ok. Table was high for small people.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 1 August 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for your feedback. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Upon arrival, had to wait quite q while for hostess to be found (twice) before being seated. The green salad that was Ordered, did not arrive before entree. When asked to then cancelThe salad we were told that it had to be delivered because it was already on the check. My friend and I each ate approx a third of our meals and asked to have wrapped to take home. Both were mid $30 entrees. When the check was presented, we still did not get the wrapped food for take home. I asked the hostess to please see about our take home bags, as the waiter was unavailable. After a good 5 minutes, she returned to say that the waiter did not hear that we wanted to take home the remainder of our meal. IWe had a bit of a discussion about that actually, and asked him to include the untouched salad in the take home bag. The young man came to our table and
Said that we did not ask him to take home our dinners. We reminded him about the request including the remarks about the late salad. He then became contentious and
Stated he was lying, that he was a liar...while walking away from our table and in a loud voice calling out across the restaurant to my friend. Completely rude behavior and totally uncalled for! My friend asked to see a manager, who turned out to be the same hostess. She said that the kitchen was cooking a new meal for each of us. My friend asked to be comped for the half meal rather than cooking a whole new meal but she said that is how they would handle it. Since it was getting dark and we wanted to leave she said it would only take 2 minutes...after 15 minutes we left the restaurant, as my friend had over an hour drive home and it was not worth the wait. As we approached our cars the hostess/manager came out to the parking lot and caught up to us with the replacement meals. The replacement meal for me was totally unacceptable. I had ordered a rare strip steak and the replacement was “well done “and without the peppercorn sauce that came on the original steak.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share comments about your recent visit to our restaurant. We aim for 5-star service with each and every guest, which is why we are sorry to hear there was a mix-up with regard to your request to package up leftovers. We are reviewing your comments with the restaurant manager and hope you'll consider dining with us again and giving us an opportunity to demonstrate the excellence in hospitality guests of The Century House have come to love from us.

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k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family Birthday

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon!

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R
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and great food! Old school charm ambience. Definitely will come back again next time I'm in town

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 22 July 2019

Thanks for the high rating! We're happy to hear you enjoyed our friendly staff and great food during your recent visit, and look forward to seeing you again when you're back in town!

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N
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent prime rib. Waiter Nick is the best, and Jessie the bartender is so knowledgeable and so accomplished at what he does.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 22 July 2019

Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your prime rib and our friendly staff during your visit. We hope to see you again soon!

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Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

The ambiance is simply lovely - rustic and spacious, a respite from the busy traffic nearby off Route 7. The food, however, is symptomatic of the grandiosity of catering menus. A $10 Caesar salad whose only distinguishing feature was the four tiny polenta croutons perched artfully on a bed of conventional romaine. A $9 cheese board that the server mistakenly introduced as feta, Bleu, Brie, and cheddar, with watermelon basil compote... even though it was goat cheese, Bleu, Brie, and smoked Gouda, with yesterday’s soggy watermelon mush... but 2 out of 5 isn’t bad, right? The entrees were both heavily over salted (the risotto served with the scallops was nearly inedible, and my grilled shrimp were served in a heavy butter sauce that completely overshadowed what should have been a simple, light dish). Overall, perhaps it was a bad night for the kitchen since the ambiance and crowd created a lovely atmosphere, but nevertheless my rating here is a 2 out of 5. That’s not bad, right?

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 22 July 2019

Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate your comments as we use guest feedback to improve our service for future guests. Please know that what you experienced is not the norm for us and we hope you'll consider dining with us again, giving us an opportunity to demonstrate the excellence in hospitality guests of The Century House have come to expect and love from us.

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VI
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"We love the historic feel of this place – the dining room is like going to a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The vegetable crab bisque was amazing, the raw bar was great. We had the 2 for $22 specials, and wondered at 1st why we ordered entrees we don't normally go for, but the bleu cheese encrusted steak was delicious, and also the seafood pasta dish also very tasty. Our server was knowledgeable, service was prompt & friendly... the dessert, strawberries over a butter cake, just melted in your mouth. We'll be back.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 22 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to rate your dining experience with us. It's always a pleasure hearing from happy guests like you and we're thrilled to hear everything about your meal was excellent. We look forward to your return visit!

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J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my husbands birthday. Colin, Jen and Nick made the evening wonderful. Food excellent as always. Highly recommend.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 22 July 2019

Thank you for celebrating your husband's birthday by dining at our House! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and greatly appreciate the high recommendation. We hope to see you again soon!

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I with another couple went on a Wednesday evening for
their Prime Rib dinner special. The food is always exceptional as well
as their service. The only con is that it tends to be somewhat noisy in
the main dining area, but that seems to be the case in most restaurants.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 12 July 2019

Thank you for dining with us on Prime Rib Night. We appreciate your 5-star rating and are delighted to hear you had an exceptional experience. During busy nights (like prime rib night) we often offer seating in our other smaller dining rooms which tend to provide a quieter atmosphere. Please feel welcome to inquire with the host when making your reservation. We hope to see you again soon!

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J
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, quiet enough to be able to speak to dinner mates and great service!
A little pricey but overall loved it!
Thanks

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 9 July 2019

Hi John! Thanks for your 5-star rating of our restaurant. We're happy to hear you had a great experience and enjoyed your dinner. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly manager and staff. Very friendly. Very good food and drinks.

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