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315 . 823 . 3000 or 800.487.5861
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


-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.


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

Thursday, Friday & Saturday: seating from 5pm until 9pm
Sunday seating from 4pm until 8pm

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

"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 duckling is a special treat"  -Albany's Metroland

  by Albany's Metroland

"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" -mywedding.com




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 our Husqvarna 372XP chainsaw !) Buy your next piece of lawn & garden equipment from Charlie and you won't ever regret it, the service is second to none and the quality is tops! Tell them the Castle sent you !!

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menu now updated
wine list now updated
gift certificates
now updated

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.

ghosts & spirits

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. 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.


casual menu

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 intimate dinner. 



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Available Reception dates

There's no better location for a fairy tale wedding.  A 153 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 assure an event that will be wonderful and memorable. 

Dates for the 2013 season are still available.

murder mystery dinner theater
psychic fair

When Augustus Beardslee attended Union College in Schenectady in 1818, he organized a group of students that protested cheap European imports and vowed to wear only American made suits.
At Beardslee Castle we've always focused on American faire, including primarily American wine & beer lists.

Today we continue Mr. Beardslee's legacy, supporting American workers and business owners. All of our meats and seafoods are American products.

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e-mail or at 315- 823- 3000. 

We are located just off the New York State thruway less than an hour from Albany and just over an hour from Syracuse. 

We source hydroponic organic greens & vegetables from Sunset Hill Farms, Aqua Vita Farms Maw's Farm in Newport, Resse's Farm in Ilion, Bouchard Farms in Little Falls and East Creek Organics.  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. Our Pastas are from The Pasta Shop in New Hartford.