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Carnegie Inn & Spa Restaurant

) #11 of 187 Restaurants in State College $$$$ American, European,
100 Cricklewood Dr, Carnegie Inn & Spa, State College, PA 16803-2100
+1 814-234-2424
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“salmon” (12 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (4 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, European, Contemporary
PRICE
$$$$
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100 Cricklewood Dr, Carnegie Inn & Spa, State College, PA 16803-2100
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Reviewed June 7, 2016

This was our first time to the Carnegie House in 17 years, since we had a poor experience on our first anniversary. We had heard that Chef Paul Kendeffy, our favorite local Chef had joined them and knew we had to give it another chance...More

1  Thank Sara S
Don H, General Manager at Carnegie Inn & Spa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2016

We thank you for your review and comments. We will use your comments as a training tool to improve the level of our service. We hope that you will continue to come to the Carnegie Inn and Spa. Thank you.

Reviewed June 6, 2016

I was recently involved in planning a private Penn State dinner at the Carnegie Inn, and I am pleased to say that the Carnegie Inn provided a wonderful experience for us all. To start, the staff was a pleasure to work with during the planning...More

1  Thank Led5203
Don H, General Manager at Carnegie Inn & Spa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2016

We greatly appreciate your review and comments. We are always striving to provide the highest level of service and product to our guests. We thank you and hope that you will again choose the Carnegie Inn and Spa for your next function.

Reviewed May 9, 2016

We came here for our grandson's graduation. The staff was rude, condescending, and got into arguments with us. When we asked the manager for a new waiter, twice, he did nothing. The food was cold and overall not that great. Not worth the price. I...More

Thank prmyers13
Don H, General Manager at Carnegie Inn & Spa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2016

On behalf of my entire staff, I apologize for your experience. We will certainly improve our service and offerings so this does not happen again. Once again, our sincerest apologies.

Reviewed May 1, 2016

the evening meal here is served with elegant touches and the menu is quite creative. There is something for every palate

Thank jhdarth
Don H, General Manager at Carnegie Inn & Spa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2016

Chef Paul and Brett our restaurant manager take great pride in what they offer and with the addition of the new chefs table, the Carnegie Inn and Spa is the go to dining experience in State College. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed April 12, 2016

The Chef'sTable is a new concept for our town and it is a winner. The intimate table for 2 tucked into an alcove in the kitchen at Carnegie House offers a new special occasion gastronomic experience that is not to be missed. Executive chef Paul...More

1  Thank Chefcorr2012
Don H, General Manager at Carnegie Inn & Spa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2016

The Chef's Table is not only a new concept for State College, but one of the most unique to be offered here. Chef Paul will prepare a 9 course meal and present each course personally and professionally. We anticipate that this will be a huge...More

Reviewed March 28, 2016

I dined here while staying at the hotel. I started with a drink in the library, and then had a nice dinner in the dining room. The appetizer was my favorite part, as it included foie grois and 23k gold oil. I thought this was...More

Thank CKFL1
Don H, General Manager at Carnegie Inn & Spa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2016

Appreciate your comments and review. I do apologize for the lamb not being to your liking. We hope that you will give the Carnegie Inn and Spa a chance to impress you upon your next visit. Thank You

Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

So we've been here before for dinner (in October 2015) and the food and service was absolutely fantastic...close to 5 stars. We decided to give the place another try since we enjoyed it so much the first time. Today's Easter Brunch was a bit of...More

Thank conradstx
Don H, General Manager at Carnegie Inn & Spa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2016

We certainly apologize for your experience on Easter. With our restaurant manager we are addressing with the staff. We hope that you will come to the Carnegie Inn and Spa in the future. Thank You.

Reviewed March 10, 2016

I moved to State College two years ago with my first experience at the Carnegie Inn and Spa being shortly thereafter and it left a little to be desired in the fine dining experience. I love to eat, but I found, like most other upscale...More

Thank Michael M
Don H, General Manager at Carnegie Inn & Spa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2016

We appreciate your review and comments. The Carnegie Inn and Spa has enjoyed a renaissance as of late and we are going to keep building on that momentum. We are a "fine dining" restaurant that can also be a casual relaxing place. We hope that...More

Reviewed March 7, 2016

Every now and then you come across a place that from start to finish is memorable. Carnegie Inn and Spa Restaurant is one of those! We had heard about if for a while, and finally had the opportunity to give it a try. Wow! What...More

1  Thank Sirpicky
Don H, General Manager at Carnegie Inn & Spa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2016

Thank you for your review and most welcome comments. We are a unique property and one that the residents of State College should take notice of. With the dining experience that you described, our superb chef and his staff, impeccable service, the Carnegie Inn and...More

Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed at the Carnegie Inn while visiting Penn State and discovered a beautifully appointed historic style inn nestled in the woods. Attention to detail is what makes this inn so hospitable. Everything is fit for a king or queen. The rooms are spacious...More

Thank Mary-Lou E
Don H, General Manager at Carnegie Inn & Spa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2016

Thank you for your kind response and review. We take great pride in the service that we provide and want each of our guests to have a unique experience. Whether here for a stay, dinner or a combination we want each guest to have a...More

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lannehawkins
June 13, 2016|
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Response from Don H | Property representative |
We encourage business casual to more formal. We do not allow shorts or tank tops.
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Mary Lenore K
October 21, 2015|
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Response from Don H | Property representative |
We will be closed this year for Thanksgiving so that our staff can celebrate and enjoy with their families. Thank you for your question and we hope you choose the Carnegie Inn and spa in the future.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $50
Cuisine
American, European, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Cricklewood Dr, Carnegie Inn & Spa, State College, PA 16803-2100
  • Public Transportation: CATA HP Route
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-234-2424
  • E-mail
Description
The Carnegie Inn & Spa is a 20 Room, AAA 4 Diamond Hotel operating a magnificant restaurant within it premise. The restaurant has been selected 7 years in a row as the Best Fine Dining and Most Romantic Dining in the area. Please call, or go to our website to make reservations as we use OpenTable. Where Every Occasion is a Special Occasion!
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