My husband and I enjoyed lunch at the Big Tree Inn on our way to a hike in Dansville, NY. The inn is a well-maintained historic brick building, and the dining room atmosphere was stately, with high ceilings, lovely crown moldings, and a beefy mantelpiece. I had picked the place for its character, expecting average sandwiches and burgers, but I was pleasantly surprised and sated by the meal that followed. My husband, who usually just takes skim milk in his coffee, happily added the whipped cream and chocolate bits that came on the side with his cup of regular. While the menu is not extensive, we both enjoyed our lunch options. The Monte Cristo--a "tradition" at the inn--was a wonderful mix of savory and sweet, combining turkey, ham, and gruyere with berry compote, raspberry sauce, and creme anglaise. The Bethiah burger came "medium" as ordered and was a tall-bite with its dressings. Both the sweet potato fries and potato wedgies were yummy sides; house-made chips and fruit salad were other side options that we passed up, but they looked good on other diners' plates. The server was personable and attentive, keeping my husband's coffee cup filled and our water glasses topped off. The atmosphere and little extras made this a romantic lunch!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Big Tree Inn is one of the most familiar landmarks on Main Street in Geneseo, NY - a historic community listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Come and experience its 175 years of hospitality and history. Featuring 8 guest rooms, 4 of which are luxury suites with fireplace and Jacuzzi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Tree Hotel Geneseo