We have eaten many meals at Mohonk Mountain House between overnight trips and weddings, so here’s the scoop!
First of all, if you’re just planning a day trip, the meals may seem a bit pricy, but the food is excellent. They have recently begun incorporating more locally-sourced and farm-raised foods in their menu, and you can taste the difference. In fact, on the wall right outside the dining room you can find a list of local farms they source from. We love to eat healthy local food, so for us this is important.
If you’re an overnight guest, all your meals are included, starting with dinner on your day of arrival and ending with lunch on your departure day. The breakfast and lunch buffets are very good, with lots of options available for self-serve, as well as chefs preparing foods to order. Even the pickiest eater should have plenty to enjoy! Keep an eye out for their soups, which are always very tasty. We particularly remember that the caramelized leek soup, butternut squash soup, and potato soups were very flavorful.
Mohonk usually offers a 3-course dinner, but on our last stay they were renovating the kitchen and offering a buffet dinner. It was excellent and there were even more options than at lunchtime. The Dim Sum station was one of our favorites. We also particularly enjoyed the assortment of salts from around the world. It made the carving station even more special to play with all the different salt flavors (and we now know what we’re doing for our next dinner party at home)! The fresh-made pasta bolognese was also outstanding. Desserts included a waffle station with fresh berries, nutella and real whipped cream, and an ice cream station with fresh peach ice cream.
On prior stays before the renovation, we’ve enjoyed entrees such as Red Wine & Grilled Ginger Braised Beef Short Rib, and Honey & Lavender Roasted Finger Lakes Farm Duck Breast. The portions were just right and the food was cooked to perfection, as well as beautiful to look at.
Besides the food, the view from your table is also a standout feature. The dining room features panoramic views of the Catskill Mountains, and original woodwork from 1893. They seem to have a separate area for larger groups, so we have always had a quiet table to enjoy our meals. Therefore, it would be the perfect setting for a date night!