November 29, 2002
Our party started with chicken wings that came with a homemade Barbeque sauce that got rave reviews. The French onion soup was not as steaming hot as I would have liked but was served with a crusty slice of French bread under the gooey cheese. The seafood chowder was creamy and loaded with bits of clam, crab, scallops and shrimp. There's an amazing selection of homemade dressings including Vidalia Onion, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette and a Greek that perfectly complemented the accompanying salad. Cheese steaks, the most popular choice, were served on a delicious sour dough roll, with or without sauce. The French fries were fresh-cut, with skins on, and were a nice surprise when ordered as a side. Desserts proved to be the only area of weakness; the carrot cake was just average; the creme brulee was a poor imitation served cold; the apple crisp with a caramel sauce wasn't bad. A thin slice of cheesecake that was delicately drizzled with chocolate and served with whipped cream proved to be the best of the offerings.
Service was friendly and certainly efficient.I can't wait to come back for a relaxing, elegant dinner in one of the romantic dining rooms. A great place if you're looking for a little history with your meal. As for the ghosts? We didnt actually see any but have several interesting pictures containing "orbs" of light that showed up only in the ballroom!
From journal Not Just the Home of the Nittany Lions!