Century House - Latham, NY

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
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"

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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 774 People Are Saying
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TM
New England
3 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service from the whole staff.

MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
59 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
13 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
23 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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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
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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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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t
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
147 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
3 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.

CP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to The Century House since 1979 when we had our wedding reception there. It’s our “go to” place for special occasions and upscale evenings out.
Last Friday was no exception to their level of excellence in food, wine, pacing and service.

For the first time ever, I had a problem, and it was probably my fault. I ordered the “fully loaded” baked potato, and when I started to eat it, I sensed that it contained either gorgonzola or bleu cheese, to which I have a strong aversion - almost an allergic reaction. I asked our waitress (Mary) if she would get me another, only with butter and sour cream, and she did so within a few minutes. Again. . . This may have been my fault as I didn’t thoroughly read the description of what was included in this item on the menu. But the response and level of service to please the customer was fantastic, and the food, wine and atmosphere were, as usual, outstanding.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 5 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share wonderful comments about your recent visit. We appreciate your loyalty and are delighted to hear you've consistently enjoyed your experiences at The Century House. We strive to ensure every guest has the best experience possible, which is why is great to hear we exceeded your expectations during your recent visit. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Not child friendly.
We picked this restaurant to have dinner with family from out of town, specifically hoping for a family friendly atmosphere. We had 4 little children playing in the empty corner, pretty quietly considering their age. They were quickly corrected & asked to be quiet by staff. The restaurant was very quiet, floors squeaky, so you could hear everything throughout the restaurant.
We understand that not everyone likes children & can tolerate noise they make. But the staff was not graceful in speaking to us.
The waiter was short tempered. If we had a minor request, he’d snap at us with «Let me take care of “this” FIRST!”. We felt unwelcome, uncomfortable & wanted to leave.
The food was very good though.
I hope the staff reads it & implements some changes in customer service. Both me & my husband worked in restaurants & we understand that it’s not a walk in the park, but customer service is EVERYTHING, even if the food is not 100%.
Thank you.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 28 June 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share comments about your experience with us. Please know this is not the norm for us as we welcome families of all ages to our restaurant. We have shared your feedback with our team to ensure we are providing the best possible experience. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and do hope you'll consider dining with us again.

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f
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place to go......great food, service and
Old world charm.
Good drinks also
Cheers!

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 17 June 2019

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

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G
Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid dining experience. Service - staff are friendly, engaging and attentive. Food was very good as well

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 28 June 2019

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

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JR
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family loves this restaurant. Everyone is so nice and accommodating. The food is excellent and the menu offers something for everyone's tastes.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 11 June 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We're happy to hear your family loves our restaurant and you enjoyed your meal and our service. We'd be delighted to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Love it here.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 11 June 2019

We love having you as a guest and appreciate your feedback. Thanks for taking the time to leave a 5-star review. We hope to see you again soon!

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MW
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed at the Century House. Staff is friendly and very attentive as the food is fantastic.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 3 June 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We're delighted you had a great experience and appreciate you continued loyalty. We hope to see you again soon!

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MA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I WAS DISAPPOINTED BY THE SERVICE AND FOOD. WE HAD TO WAIT A LONG TIME, 20 MIN. FOR OUR SOUPS AND ANOTHER 20 MIN FOR OUR ENTREES. IT WAS PRIME RIB SPECIAL NIGHT SO IT WAS A GOOD VALUE. THE RIB WAS TASTY BUT A LITTLE TOUGH. MY SON ORDERED A SHRIMP DISH AND WAS DISAPPOINTED TO HAVE SMALL SHRIMP WHEREAS IN THE PAST THEY WERE BIGGER SHRIMP. THE BREAD WAS WARM BUT SEEMED STALE, NOT FRESH. I DON'T KNOW WHETHER WE WILL GO BACK.

BW
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

I ordered Monk fish. The fish was raw in the middle and I showed the waiter. He said he would bring me a new one. After 10 minutes ,and my husband having his dinner , he brought me the same piece of fish that was just cooked a little more. That was OK however my husband basically ate alone and I hurried to finish to try to have him not wait for me . I feel there should have been some compensation made except a free cup of coffee

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 6 June 2019

Thank you for providing us with details about your visit. We appreciate your feedback and are happy we were able to discuss your experience further with you. We're thrilled your second visit with us last night was wonderful and more consistent with what guests of the Century House have come to expect and love. Hope to see you again soon!

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N
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, great service, great to sit near the fire on a cool evening!

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 5 June 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate the 5 star rating and hope to see you again soon!

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M
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Ordered the prime rib dinner which was the special on Wednesday night. Cooked perfect, simply delicious. Fantastic value at 19.99.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 17 May 2019

Thanks for joining us for Prime Rib Wednesday! It's always great hearing from happy guests like you and we're delighted you enjoyed your meal. We'd love to see you again soon!

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UB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I’d go again to see if the service is better on days other than Mother’s Day. I didn’t feel special at all with our waiter. He was rushing and short and not around a lot.
Wine glass was dirty, I had to send wine back.
Staff tried to take our plates while we were still eating.
I think these special days are terrible. I’ll check out the service on a regular day someday after I get the bitter taste out of my mouth.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 17 May 2019

Thank you for the feedback and for choosing to dine with us on Mother's Day. We strive to provide every guest with the best possible experience, which is why we're surprised to hear yours was anything less than perfect. Please know this is not the norm for us. We look forward to your return visit and appreciate you giving us the opportunity to provide the excellent service guests of The Century House have come to expect and love from us!

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious but expensive although it was Mother's Day. The noise level, however, made it almost impossible to enjoy our companions--conversation was quite difficult as we could not hear each other. The salmon was delicious, the beet salad was fabulous, and the desserts were unbelievable!! YES, we will return to the Century House but probably not on another holiday.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 17 May 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine with us on Mother's Day. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal so much and appreciate your feedback. We do have a few smaller rooms off the main dining room that lend themselves to a more intimate and quieter dining experience which are usually open to guests during holidays. Please feel welcome to inquire about one of these dining rooms during your next visit. We look forward to seeing you again!

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AM
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Main dining room was not crowded. Tables were available. Hostess had trouble finding our reservation and behaved as if we didn’t have one. We were led to a small room off the entry. Were the ONLY patrons of the room and yet were given a tiny table in the back corner. We could have stayed at home for all the ambiance we had. Food was ok.

Century House - Latham, NY
Responded on 14 May 2019

Thank you for your feedback and loyalty throughout the years. We strive to ensure the best possible experience every time you visit. As you were a party of 2, our host seated you in our semi-private room to provide a more intimate setting, however, we are happy to seat you in the main dining room during your next visit if that is your preference. Please just let the host know when making your reservation. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, The Century House

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