But then, I didn't know what to expect (nor would I generally consider any hotel or inn restaurant all that special to begin with. THE COLGATE INN - BOTH THE INN AND THE RESTAURANT - IS SPECIAL (and I said as much in my Trip Advisor review of the inn) to begin with. On one of the most hectic and frantic weekends of the year - Family Weekend at Colgate University - the inn, and restaurant were, as you can imagine, packed. Still, my family and friends enjoyed the most delicious meal (even this slightly jaded New Yorker was pleasantly surprised) and the service could not have been any better or more friendly. Remarkable really when you consider the weekend. Even if I wasn't staying at the beautifully appointed and recently renovated inn - and why you wouldn't is a mystery to me (ah, yes, it has a limited number of rooms and an unlimited number of requests...that's why) - I wouldn't hesistate to eat at the inn. 5 Stars without a doubt!