My wife and I just returned from a 2 night stay at the Greenbrier; part of the Tribute to the Virginias package. We had a lovely room with ample closet space, a roomy bathroom, and comfy seating next to two well lit, sunny windows. My wife loved the wallpaper --- more "her bag" than mine. But I was very pleased with the accommodations and found them very comfortable. We had four meals. A wonderful dinner in the Main Dining Room. I had veal medallions with lobster tail poached in butter. I would recommend it. Their signature coconut cake desert was scrumptious. The service was very attentive. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and helpful. She was generous with samples too At one point I had three wine glasses in front of me! The wine I started with and two other glasses for samples. Lunch the next day was at Drapers. My wife had the ham and brie sandwich, which she enjoyed very much. I recommend the sweet potato fries which come with the sandwich. I had the fried green tomato sandwich, and it was very good. My only gripe is that I dislike messy sandwiches. Both of ours, and others I saw served, were definitely in that category from being so thick. Some people are OK with that, I guess. This would not deter me from returning to Drapres. That night we had bar food at one of the bars in the casino while we watched a basketball game on the tube. My wife said she had the best burger ever. I had delicious wings with a smoky savory glaze. Kudos again to the sweet potato fries. This morning, we ate breakfast in the Main Dining Room and it was excellent! I was going to get Eggs Benedict off of the menu, but when I saw everything they had on the buffet I changed my mind. For $25 you get juice, coffee/tea. smoked salmon, conventional danish, bagels and breads, made to order omelets (and a preparer who understands concept "undercooked" --- or "baveuse" as they say in France), artisanal sausages, the ubiquitous biscuits and gravy. two types of properly cooked scrambled eggs, french toast and pancakes, and a delightful sausage and mushroom in cream casserole, excellent fresh fruit selection (highlighted by the Greenbrier's own peaches --- excellent on the french toast)... and that is all I can remember. Can you tell I like a good breakfast!? As I detail these things, it occurs to me that, aside from a few items, there was nothing particularly unusual about our buffet offerings. What stood out the most at breakfast, at other meals and during our stay in general was the excellence of the execution. The professionalism, helpfulness, friendliness of all the staff we encountered also bear mention. The Greenbrier is a gem and we are both looking forward to our next --- and longer visit --- next year.
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- Located amid the breathtaking Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and an award-winning resort that has been welcoming guests since 1778. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Greenbrier Hotel White Sulphur Springs
- Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs
- Greenbrier Resort White Sulphur Springs
- Greenbrier Wv