As we celebrate our 23 year anniversary, Chef/Owner Randall Brown continues to serve the best tasting, creative fare in
central New York. Our menu changes
nightly and features wood grilled meats & game, the freshest seafood
& creative vegetarian dishes drawing from regional American,
Mediterranean, Island, and Asian influences using the
freshest seasonal & local ingredients.
All in an unequaled setting in five intimate dining rooms with 3 foot
thick limestone walls, and oak paneled ceilings and floors and a cozy
main hall 6 foot wide wood burning fireplace. A casual menu is
served in The Dungeon Bar & Grill.
Our dinner menu changes weekly and is printed at the Castle. To
download a representative sample summer menu (microsoft word) click
here -> Summer Menu Sample
We offer a 250 bottle wine list of the finest American Boutique
wineries including the largest selection of New York State wines in
Central NY. Celebrating our 3rd year as a Wine Spectator
Click here to download current list wine-list-on-line
With 156 years of history and
legendary tales of ghosts and spirits that only accentuate the natural energy of the property,
Beardslee Castle is a perfect setting for any
Built by Augustus Beardslee in 1860 with the craftmanship of masons
from Ireland and Switzerland, the limestone building is modelled in the
style of an Irish castle. The building has suffered two major fires,
the first in 1919 nearly destroyed the building and much of the
stonework needed to be reworked. The oak panelled floors and ceilings
were completely redone as nothing was left but the stone shell. A fire
in 1989 gutted the kitchen areas and the building was left vacant for 3
years. After a two year restoration the restaurant reopend in 1994
under the present ownership.
In the basement at the Castle, known as THE
DUNGEON, is a cozy 4 room pub featuring a casual menu during
dinner hours. After hours it's a great place for a drink, a game of
pool or relaxing at the 20 ft long copper-top bar.
The 'wine room', a gated 'cell',
with hand painted vine mural ceiling, is a great spot for an
for the Beer lover, the Dungeon is an endless buffet of hoppy
happiness! the list changes all the time but averages about
125 selections including rare and highly rated brews.
Here's a recent list:
There's no better location for a fairy tale
wedding. A 156 year old restored Irish-styled stone castle, 8
acres of beautiful grounds, a spacious, airy banquet room with 20 arching floor to
ceiling plate glass
A wide variety of menus are offered and the service is superb. Personalized
planning with our wedding coordinators assure an event that will be wonderful and
check available dates here
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD WEDDING MENU
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30
THE SOUND OF MURDER
High on a hill died a lonely goatherd
and some people around the Abbey are beginning to get the idea that
sweet little Maria just might be a budding serial killer. Is she now at
sixteen, going on seventeen? What exactly are her favorite things?
Mother Abbess and her new assistant, Sister Adolph, are calling in all
nuns and townsfolk to decide what to do. Even the pompous Captain Von
Trumpp and his bratty children will be there. Don't be late. You don't
want Sister Adolph shaking her carrot at you
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4
$50 per person
A Benefit show the The Ayres Animal Shelter of Fort Plain. Adopt a rescue pet! visit Ayres Animal Shelter
MONTANA SMITH & THE CURSE OF THE GOLDEN CROCODILE
Montana Smith has snatched the Golden Crocodile of the Amazon from its
South American home. Now it's about to be unveiled at the Municipal
Museum of Natural History, but everyone's been acting rather strangely.
Could it be the dreaded Curse of the Golden Crocodile? Hmm? Join us for
the gala event of the season to find out (but don't turn your back on
the museum staff).
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18
The Matriarch of a wealthy family is gravely ill and wishing to settle
her estate. First, her long lost younger son must be declared
officially dead. That's where the fun begins! Join in as you and the
other intensely greedy relatives gather to memorialize "Little Dickie"
and battle for position to receive the lion's share of the family's $13
billion fortune. Be careful at this gathering, however, the next
memorial could be for you.
$45 per person includes the show, dinner, tax and tip.
Seating is at 7pm. When you are seated the first course will be on the
table… salad & fresh breads served with tapenade, hummus &
butter. The cast is mingling with the guests, in character, and you are
free to ask them questions, check for clues at your table or other
tables etc. About 20 minutes in… the first act begins. Following the
first act we serve dinner which is presented family style with platters
of roast beef, pan roast chicken, whipped potatoes, rice pilaf &
pasta with marinara, vegetables and shredded parmesan. Refills are
offered. Then the next act starts. At the conclusion of that act we
serve dessert, our flourless chocolate cake 'Death by Chocolate' with
raspberry sauce. The shows conclusion follows with awards for
best/worst picks on who-done-it. The entire event lasts just less than
3 hours. It's a ton of fun and best enjoyed with a group of people.
Tickets are available by calling the castle at 315-823-3000.
$45 per person includes the show ($14) dinner ($24) tax and tip ($7)
We are located just off the New York State thruway less
than an hour from Albany and just over an hour from
source organic greens & vegetables from Bull Moose Farm,
Jones Family Farm, Three Villages Cheese, Stubborn Girl Farm, Maw's
Farm in Newport, Resse's Farm in Ilion, Bouchard Farms in Little
Falls, East Creek Organics and many others. Other organics,
and grains are from the the Community Co-Op in Little Falls. We
grow our own chives, thyme, lemon thyme, sorrel, kale, marjoram,
oregano, tarragon, lavendar, basil and mint along with 6 tomato
varieties, potatoes, peppers and zucchini.