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Equus Restaurant

400 Benedict Ave, Castle Hotel & Spa, Tarrytown, NY 10591
+1 914-631-3646
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Ranked #12 of 54 Restaurants in Tarrytown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $36 - $95
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: Situated on sprawling hilltop acres overlooking the Hudson River, the main tower of Castle Hotel & Spa forms the highest point in Westchester County. Castle Hotel & Spa is a medieval-style structure that was meticulously transformed into a luxury hotel, offering guests royal-quality service, luxurious guestrooms, and the award-winning Equus restaurant which features Auberge-style, natural French-inspired cuisine. The luxurious new THANN™ Sanctuary Spa is an oasis of peace and tranquility where a holistic treatment approach aims to rediscover inner physical and mental wellness. Only 25 miles north of Manhattan, Castle Hotel & Spa opened as a luxury hotel in 1997; 16 years after being designated a historic landmark.
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Mamaroneck, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had been to Equus in the past (not recently) and were looking forward to celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately we were disappointed. It used to be an elegant place for special occasions. I know times have changed, but some of the guests were in really casual clothes, not "business casual." While the web site suggested it wasn't appropriate... More

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Pleasantville, NY
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264 reviews 264 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Equus is a place that markets itself as a high-end restaurant with prices to match. Unfortunately the quality of the food gets nowhere close to the image projected. It's tough to isolate individual problems, but the overall effect is one of boring, unimaginative cooking, delivered with little flavor or panache. The best part of the meal I had was the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I would place the meal on the worst of Westchester, if not worst of New York, and I have lived in NYC for 15 years. honestly, stale bread was followed by a long wait for a decent appetizer. Another long wait was experienced for an inedible cod / chorizo combo that, while sounding interesting, was served like a corn dog... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I took two French friends here as part of a going away lunch (on a Saturday). Lunch doesn't seem to be that busy for reservations, but call several weeks in advance if you are wanting a reservation during the holiday season for dinner, which is when they seem to be busiest. When you arrive, if you do... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

...But the food could have been as bold as the castle where it was presented. We arrived ahead of our party and enjoyed drinks on the terrace overlooking the manicured grounds and life-sized chess board. The castle is impressive with tons of stone and lush surroundings. Drinks were large and tasty. There are two seating areas: inside in a darkish,... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The restaurant is beautiful, located in an authentic 1800 castle. We sat in the Garden Room, which was lovely. The service was excellent, the food presentation was excellent, but the food preparation did not follow suit. I would even hesitate to rate the food as average.

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I am stunned by all of the positive reviews. This meal was mediocre and overpriced. I don't mind paying a good amount of money for food; my husband and I dine out at fine restaurants every week, but I expect good food and value for my money. This place delivered neither. I ordered the prawns with uni sauce as an... More

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New York, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

As a local, there are many places I like to go to really take in the beauty of the Tarrytown Area. Although this restaurant is pricey, a nice glass of wine and sunset does me just fine to enjoy this place. There aren't many places on the hill in tarrytown that give you a view and are open to the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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146 reviews 146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Dined here with a group of co-workers as part of a business meeting. We had the library as a private dining room. First, the Castle Hotel and the overall location are incredible. The building and grounds are extremely well kept. It is located up in the hills among lots of trees. Really nice location. We had cocktails outside of the... More

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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The "Castle" setting for this restaurant is well worth the trip out to Tarrytown. The brunch menu was delicious. Would be a great place for drinks on the lawn. Service was very slow and left quite a bit to be desired, lots of people, little organization. In all fairness they had an outdoor wedding that day and the weather was... More

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