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Inspired American Cuisine

call 315-823-3000 or email
123 Old State Road, Little Falls, NY 13365
route 5, six miles east of Little Falls, 
3 miles west of St. Johnsville... 
on the East Canada Creek at the Herkimer County Line

A note from Chef/Owner Randall Brown
during the New York restaurant closure

We are still trying to wrap our heads around dealing with the statewide restaurant
closure our initial concerns are with our staff and their families and our hope that they remain safe and secure.  We have taken the past few days to see where we can make donations of food to staff and community where it will be helpful.   We also extend and send prayers and positive energy out to all of those whose health and lives will be touched by these events in ways far more challenging.  Please stay home, stay safe, and remember that others may be affected by your actions. 

It is not practical for us to offer regular take-out or delivery service during this shutdown.    ...And besides closing for dining this mandate will make us unable to present our popular dinner theater series.   For any Mystery show falling within the closure, tickets will be honored for any show date within the year after we reopen (and announce our new show schedule.)     If you have tickets please watch this website for further information. 

The current events are causing such deep changes in our communities.  Schools and churches are closed, parents are being challenged by changing schedules for their children, events are being cancelled everywhere.  We have heard from so many people whose children are out of school, perhaps missing their senior year, their proms, their graduations.   And our deepest concern lies with the many couples who have weddings planned at the Castle.   Again, priority on future dates will be given to couples who wish to postpone their event until a time when we are allowed to operate and it is again prudent to gather in large groups.  We have a  page posted  listing available dates and guidelines for postponed weddings.

We are trying to process the entirety of the current situation.  More importantly we are starting to truly come together with a national concensus that this is real, this is serious and we must all understand that by sheltering in place and avoiding as much interaction as possible we will save lives.  Please stay safe and God bless you and your families. 
Thank you, Chef Randall Brown March 18, 2020


-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 special events.

Our  next Murder Mystery dinner theater shows are

Friday May 29th Postponed
Friday June 5th
Friday June 12th Postponed
Friday July 3rd

Friday Aug 21st
  call the Castle for tickets
--click on Murder Mystery above for details--

These current dates have been postponed due to the state closure  New dates are announced for later in the summer and tickets are now available.

"One of Central New York's architectural and historic treasures"
reservations are suggested 315-823-3000 or email


castle at night


Location & Local

As we celebrate our 26 year anniversary, Chef/Owner Randall Brown continues to serve the best tasting, creative fare in central New York.  Our menu changes seasonally and features wood grilled meats & game, the freshest seafood & creative vegetarian dishes drawing from regional American, Island, Mediterranean, and Asian influences using the best 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. 

Our dinner menu changes weekly and is printed at the Castle.   Download a  sample   Menu

We offer a 350 bottle wine list of the finest American Boutique wineries including the largest selection of New York State wines in Central NY.   Celebrating our 7th year as a Wine Spectator Award winner and second year as a 2-glass "Best of Award of excellence"

Click to download sample list  (will be updated soon, this list is from earlier this year) wine-list-on-line

With 160 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.

Built by Augustus Beardslee in 1860 with the craftmanship of masons from Ireland and Switzerland, the limestone building is constructed 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 respaired. 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.

Downstairs at the Castle,  THE DUNGEON is a cozy  Bar & Grill 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 intimate dinner.

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 is a sample of Our Beer List


There's no better setting for a fairy tale wedding.  A 160 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 windows. 

A wide variety of menus are offered and the service is superb.   Personalized planning with our wedding coordinators Lynn Brown (owner) and Jennifer Leskovar (24 years at the Castle) assure an event that will be wonderful and memorable.

couples who may have to reschedule due to the New York restaurant shutdown click here

check available dates 


WEDDING MENU 2020.docx

couples choice


$47 per person 

* $47 per person  includes the show ($15) dinner ($25) tax and tip ($7) ticket purchases are non-refundable

We are located just off the New York State thruway less than an hour from Albany and just over an hour from Syracuse. MAP US at 123 Old State Road, Little Falls, NY 13365

We source organic greens & vegetables from Bull Moose Farm, Jones Family Farm, Three Villages Cheese, Stubborn Girl Farm, Maw's Farm in Newport, Reese's Farm in Ilion, Bouchard Farms in Little Falls, East Creek Organics and many others. Foraged mushrooms from Forest Found Mushrooms.  Meats and Cheeses from Jones Family Farm, Bach Farms, Creek's Edge Elk Farm.  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.

Summer grounds and gardens are beautiful at Beardslee Castle.
We couldn't do it without the equipment and service from our neighbors up the road, Charles Stahl Sales & Service.
Our Husqvarna Z-Mower is almost as Important to us as our Champion Wood-Fired Grill (fueled with wood cut by a Husqvarna XP chainsaw !)
Buy your next piece of lawn & garden equipment from Charlie and you won't regret it !
Their service is second to none and the quality is tops!
Tell them the Castle sent you !

"A wonderful survey of American fare, new and old, served in an actual castle that's not only an attractive building but also haunted!  The grilled duck is a special treat"  -Albany's Metroland

  by Albany's Metroland
"Restaurants that are worth a day Trip" by

"known for it's fine food and ambiance" -the HISTORY CHANNEL

"There's no better location for a fairy tale wedding. A 150 year old restored Irish-styled stone castle, 8 acres of beautiful grounds.  A wide variety of menus are offered and the service is superb"