This is truly my kind of place! Historic, well-preserved, long-time family-owned... and even a "rumor" that George Washington once slept there. Add to that easy parking, an excellent, relaxing atmosphere, totally attentive service and how can you possibly beat that?
I won't pretend to know every last detail regarding the history of this place... but I know folks who do and it is quite interesting to me that it still exists so true to form to this day. It must cost a fortune to keep alive and clean this veritable living museum.
Yes, I am a near fanatic when it comes to well-preserved, truly historic restaurants. I'll admit that I wouldn't have even cared if the food was just so-so in such a grand and interesting setting... but, in fact, everything we ordered was steaming hot and very good. We can't wait to go back!
The basic dinner menu itself is a little pricy, but there are several ways to save on cost if so desired. There is a specially priced 4-course meal or you can eat outside where the menu is shorter and the items more modestly priced. Another alternative is the luncheon menu, also more moderately priced and every bit as good.
I'll close with my usual disclaimer that some folks might not appreciate the historic atmosphere of this place to the extent that I do. I understand that it is not for everyone. Likewise, the dinner prices might scare some people off as well. One should check out the menu on their website before going. But we had a good time and we will be going back. I can't get enough of unique places like this one.
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