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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
Our group first enjoyed cocktails in the "library". A very well appointed room, very comfortable and more conducive to quiet conversation as opposed to a bar or even at the table. We were not rushed and had all the time to finish our cocktails and eventually consult the menu.
When we were ready we were escorted to our table where we placed our dinner orders. Our meals arrived in a timely fashion and were prepared exactly as ordered ( two diners ordered rib eye steaks which were done to perfection). All in all a very fine dining experience, which I am sure we will repeat in the not too distant future.
I was visiting my girlfriend at PSU and wanted to take her out for a nice meal. We had an 8:30 reservation at Carnegie and showed up on time. The hostess was really nice and welcoming and took us to our table. We waited there for about twenty minutes. A server approached the table and asked if we'd like to place our order. I said we had drink and appetizer orders ready but needed a couple minutes to decide on entrees. She slammed her notepad shut and curtly informed us that "they'll" want the whole order at once (assuming she meant the kitchen?). I thought it was really odd, in general, and especially that we couldn't at least get drinks as we decided what to order. I tried to ask about it and see if we could at least get those drinks but after mentioning we had to place the order altogether she immediately turned and walked away. Immediately. It was very rude and I was caught way off guard. Frankly, at this point, we wanted to leave but it was approaching 9PM and we didn't think we could find another place open. Ten minutes later a gentleman approached the table and asked if we knew what we wanted. There was no small talk, no pleasantries, and the tone very much seemed to convey an attitude of "alright, people who came late and are making me stay later than I want to, whattaya want". It was really uncomfortable. He did warm up a bit when my girlfriend asked him about the cocktail menu and was helpful in recommending a drink for her which we really appreciated. Throughout the rest of the night we were made to feel very rushed in a number of ways. There was another couple at a table and, at one point, a server walked away from their table, into the kitchen, and could be heard shouting to his colleagues "Alright, they aren't ordering dessert" in a celebratory way which made us feel uncomfortable because we were ordering dessert and they clearly didn't want us to. The food was good, though, and we enjoyed that aspect of the meal. Very rude waitstaff.
My husband and I ate here to celebrate his 35th birthday. We loved being able to sit in the library and enjoy a drink before our meal. The chef's complimentary appetizer was a pleasant surprise. The food was fantastic and we enjoyed everything. We ordered the seafood platter to start. We will definitely be coming back soon.
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!
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