We booked two nights in the Belvedere Room for our anniversary and absolutely loved it. Our room is actually the attic and is a split level (about 800 square feet) suite with numerous amenities: heated bathroom floor, two TV's, gas fire place, walk-in closet, great 360 views, and access to the lighted cupola one flight up which seats two comfortably. We found the staff extremely attentive (it was off season and there was only one other couple there) and personable.
The two managers we met, Ralph and Colin, were both great and genuinely enjoyed their work. The entire staff was wonderful. They were eager to share information about the house, the grounds, the town, and the wine. Especially the wine. Colin was instructive without being snobbish and we enjoyed more than a few glasses.
The daily breakfasts were feasts. Beginning with infused coffee, fresh fruits, rolls, granola and juice, you are instructed that there are two courses yet to come. On one day we had a salmon and cheese platter followed by steak and eggs. On the other day we had lox on a bed of mixed greens with a lemon-based dressing followed by two farm fresh eggs mixed with seafood.
Both dinners at the restaurant, which is within the building, rivalled anything we have eaten in any five star restaurant. Enjoy a pitcher of water and let your server explain how it's filtered. The entire menu is great and specials never disappointed. The soups are mostly creamy varieties with an intense flavor due to time consuming reductions. The shell fish was always fresh and the rolls, while not baked on premises, are tasty and fresh and infused with olives and sage. The dinner special Sunday was the roast suckling pig, and if you are adventuresome, you won't be disappointed. Match it with a recommended sparkling rose from a local winery and be pleasantly surprised. Otherwise, go for any fresh fish on the menu, especially the cod, and enjoy a burgundy style chardonnay from their ever changing wine list. Monday the special was the fresh made pasta in a creamy sauce loaded with lobster - if you finish it you won't have room for dessert.
Besides the casual bar on the first floor, there's a basement that's finished as a second bar, with a few tables and some comfy living room style furniture - it's the SPEAKEASY, complete with a peephole door to to get in from the outside entrance. The ambiance is wonderful and the staff will serve your entire dinner down here if you ask. This place has it all, and I am pleased to give them five stars, which I rarely ever do.
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- Nestled among the farms and the vineyards of the North Fork's wine country, Jedediah Hawkins Inn & Restaurant is a stunning historic property,known for its luxurious accommodations, genuine hospitality and exceptional food. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jedediah Hawkins Inn & Restaurant Hotel Jamesport
- Jedediah Hawkins Inn And Restaurant