Welcome to Beardslee Castle

Inspired American Cuisine in a magnificent setting

Built in 1860 as a replica of an Irish Castle, Beardslee Castle is at once both modern and ancient;
with the finest in creative cuisine, memorable wedding receptions banquets and exciting special events.

Beardslee Castle WINTER dinner hours…
Friday & Saturday only seating from 5pm – 9pm
Regular hours resume May 1st

Wedding date availability here

 information on overnight accommodations
The Dungeon Bar & Grill is open for drinks
so long as guests are here.
Banquets any night by arrangement.

Murder Mystery dates:
Fri April 10
Saturday April 11 SOLD OUT
Fri/Sat May 8,9

check our events page for more details

We will be open Easter Sunday April 5
from noon until 5pm
serving our regular dinner menu
along with Turkey & Ham Easter specials

  • About Beardslee

    The Castle

    Built by Augustus Beardslee in 1860 with the craftsmanship of masons from Ireland and Switzerland, the limestone building is modeled 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 paneled 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 reopened in 1994 under the present ownership.

  • Our Menu

    The Food

    As we celebrate our 19 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.

  • Special Events

    The Entertainment

    With 153 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 event.

    Murder Mystery Dinners

    There's no better location for a wedding.


A wonderful survey of American fare, new and old, served in an actual castle that's not only an attractive building but also haunted!

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