My wife and I visited this hotel for 3 nights starting on the 30th of October. This was our third trip to the Greenbrier and our first that was not in the winter. The leaves were pretty much gone as the lady who took our reservations warned us but the mountains and location were as lovely as ever! We ate at the Draper Cafe for dinner our first day and had the fried green tomato sandwich which, as we remembered from 2 years ago was wonderful. I wish we had split it since it is large enough for two! The Greenbrier has added a Tavern casino which was fun and had complementary hors d' oeuvers which pretty much payed us back for the money I lost playing poker (Donna won $7.50 which I heard about on the ride home to Lookout Mountain). We also enjoyed the tea at 4:15 every evening even though on Saturday one has to scramble to find a seat where you can hear the violin and piano being played. Supper was wonderful all three nights Donna had the Roasted Tomato and Asparagus Cesar Salad two nights and the smoked tomato bisque which were fantastic. For her main entree Donna had the Sea Bass with lobster and chorizo paella the first night and the second night we both had the fillet mignon with truffle sause and brazed short ribs in a merlot sauce. The third night Donna had the asparagus and eggplant lasgna while I had a fillet with truffles and a wild mushroom crepe. For soup I had the five onion soup, wild mushroom consumme and the tomato bisque the three nights. On my first night I had a scallop dish which was so good I cant remember anything more about it! We were unable to try the dessert menu until the 3rd night having filled up on Irish soda bread (which they will give you the recipe for if you ask, and you should ask, trust me)! The only dessert we tried was the Cocoanut pound cake and the Bread Pudding which were both wonderfull (again we could have split one). At the end of every Supper they gave us small cookies, fudge and homeade mints which were fabulous but on a full stomach hard to look at. Donna tried the Greenbrier signature drink a Peach Bellini Martini which she pronounced Wonderful! Just to be fair, drinks are in the $14.00 minimum range and some offerings are (to me at any rate) astronomical! Apparently, we were not the only ones who thought so as evidenced by the smuggling of wine which we witnessed out of trunks in the parking areas. Activities are rather expensive as can be imagined but I enjoyed the beginner falconry class which I took on our second day. We were very pleased with the service as usual which is prompt and friendly. The Greenbrier looks just as we remembered from 2 years ago and the updated have been done in a tastefull manner. Both of us were very pleased that the Dorothy Draper decor in the lobby and hallways has been left unchanged and no turned into a generic high end resort. All in all, we had a wonderful time and look forward to our next visit
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