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About Carnegie House Restaurant
Awarded 9 years in a row by State College Magazine as the Best Fine Dining Restaurant and Best Romantic!
As you enter the dining room through the glass-pained French doors from the library, a feeling of warmth and elegance beckons you to enjoy leisurely fine dining. A bow window allows dinner guests to view the beautiful flowers that surround Carnegie Inn & Spa and the woods surrounding the golf course. China, crystal, and silver grace the tables on crisp white table linen. Servers are attentive in providing for the needs of the guests who dine on Contemporary French Cuisine.
From breakfast to elegantly prepared hors d'oeuvres and dinner selections, dining at Carnegie Inn & Spa is as spectacular as it is relaxing. The Library invites casual conversation while savoring a favorite cocktail or glass of wine from the Wine Spectator award winning selection.
State College, PA 16803
Contemporary French / American, Contemporary French, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thur 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri - Sat 5:00pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Closed
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our culinary and service professionals will work with you to create a legendary experience.
CATA HP Route
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Throughout the year we will feature special menus featuring wines and liquors paired with menus created by our culinary team.
Carnegie House Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We dined at Carnagie House during Arts Festival weekend. When other places would be crowded and loud, it was an oasis of calm. I love that you can sit in the "living room" with cocktails before moving to your table! That was something I remembered from my last visit many years ago, and was very happy the tradition has survived. Our meal was amazing and Ben, our server, was awesome. Friendly and professional in perfect combination. I look forward to my next visit.
From the moment we walked through the doors we knew that this was going to be a divine dining experience. We enjoyed a cocktail at the fire place, and took in the scenery before heading to our table. Not only was the food delectable, but the service was top notch. Each item we ordered was beautifully presented, and tasked delicious. Just writing this review and thinking about the food has my mouth watering. I couldn't stop talking about the restaurant to my friends. I can't wait to go back the next time we are in town. Thank you for an amazing night out and dining experience.
Amazing place. Love hanging out in the library with a cocktail while you peruse the cool LED lighted menus. Service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Had some of the best crab cakes I have ever eaten. Huge shout-out to our server Zach. He was attentive, but not overly so. Very reasonable winevlst as well. This is a very special place and highly recommend it.
The only problem with the entire evening was our seating. We were an early reservation....and seated arms length from another two top. We counted....there were 11 free tables but we were sat next to another couple so close to each other we were squirming and uncomfortable......
.zero privacy....and totally unnecessary.......sometimes feel that just being a twosome table....totally under appreciated.
We started in the library with nice appetizers from the chef. We pretty much had the dining room and library to ourselves, which was great since this was our anniversary. The caesar salad was fine, my husband ordered the meat pasta dish and loved it! I had the haddock and it was fine. We shared the french toast dessert and it was to die for! The bread with dinner was also very tasty.
You can always depend on the food at this restaurant. Some folks in the area think it is expensive, but compared to other nice restaurants in the area, it is not that much more, and it is well worth it. Compared to restaurants in metropolitan areas, it is quite reasonable.
Exceptional! Lead us in to the library to review the menu/wine list while offering us a cocktail. Menu pages lights up when opened Great beet appetizer. Halibut was great. Wife's steak was great as well. French toast desert was exceptional as well. Dinner overlooking the golf course was great. Waitress was great. Can't remember a better time going out to eat. Only a slight problem getting in the front door. Prices were very reasonable. A must see, if you are in the neighborhood.
Very nice setting and convenient location. The staff and service was outstanding.
We were greeted by an exceptionally pleasant and helpful young lady.
Ken, the restaurant manager was engaging and seemed genuinely interested in helping us to have an exceptional experience. Dining on the terrace was very pleasant and more private.
Will definitely return,
Gregg and Kris
We celebrated our marriage with dinner that evening at Carnegie House. The staff was wonderful, accommodating, and even provided a complimentary bottle of champagne to celebrate our wedding.
The food was cooked perfectly and not as expensive as I would have expected it to be. Compliments to the chef and staff for making our wedding day even more special!
We had made dinner reservations at the chef's table to help make our 32nd wedding anniversary a little more special. Sadly, we were informed AFTER we had ordered drinks that the chef was on vacation. We were then seated right next to the only other 2 people in the whole place- a woman and her young son who chewed so loudly and obnoxiously that it totally ruined our meal no matter how good it tasted! Nothing was offered to make up for not notifying us prior that our initial request for seating at the chefs table would not be honored..... had we known we may have gone someplace else!
Despite the attentive wait staff, we will not be returning .
We have eaten at Carnegie House Restaurant many times before so we were expecting an excellent dinner, and we were not disappointed. Everyone was very friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived at the front door. The food was prepared perfectly and beautifully presented. The dining room was busy but not at all noisy which made the meal more enjoyable. Worth every penny!
We stayed at the Inn and ate in the restaurant. The over all experience was excellent. We were there to celebrate our anniversary. The hotel was romantic and quiet. The staff was very attentive and went out of their way to help. The restaurant was quiet with great service and excellent food. We will definitely return.
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our date night to the Carnegie Inn! The dining area was quiet and intimate and clean. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable of the special menu items and made some great recommendations. The food was prepared in a very timely manner and was delicious! Afterwards, our waitress knew that we wanted our picture taken and offered without us having to ask! I would definitely recommend dining here for a special occasion as it is a fine dining facility and I'm sure we will go back sometime in the future!
The prices are high, for that area, given the quality of the food, which was poor to fair (brown lettuce in the salads, overcooked asparagus, etc.). I took my parents there for a mother's day brunch, and it was nothing special at all. We had to ask if there was a wine/drink menu. Drinks were otherwise not offered. And a refill on the coffee would have been nice too, but wasn't offered. Generally, the service was inattentive. The quality of the food used to be a lot better.
As a guest, get bottled still or sparkling water. Pre-dinner drinks in the bar area is a nice touch as the restaurant likes to seat guests as appetizers are being served. As close as you can get to fine dining in a college town.
One of our guests entre - a boneless rib-eye, was served sliced with goat cheese. Not expected, and a bit salty.
Celebrated our 25th anniversary here. Chef Paul is amazing. We've now eaten here 3 times and it's consistently great. When you walk in, you'll be offered a drink or wine in the library with a nice fireplace and many comfortable couches and chairs. When you are ready, you are escorted to your table. The dining room is fairly small, allowing the chef to really focus on the orders. Attention to detail on every plate, with beautiful presentations. An excellent wine list too. Menus are backlit for easy reading!
A great, fine-dining alternative to the plethora of "college food" restaurants in State College. Went with my wife and two daughters (19 and 14) while visiting Penn State for the weekend. From pre-drinks in the library to the excellent service and outstanding cuisine, we had a special time and everyone loved everything.
A beautiful and intimate setting led way to a fabulous meal. We both had the ribeye, which was out of this world. We really enjoyed the house-made steak sauce. The service was superb, and we can't wait to visit again. We enjoyed a wonderful evening of delicious food and wine.
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