My family & I had dinner there on July 9, 2012. The service was absolutely horrible - which is to be expected since the tip & taxes are already included in the cost of all meals. If the server actually has to work to get a 15 or 20% tip, then he or she would be available to fill your water glass or bring the bottle of wine we ordered (never got it).
The food was OK - but nothing to rave about, very small portions and was served lukewarm (again - bad service!). For a 4-course, $70 meal at a hotel/restaurant that has a dress code (which was not enforced, as the people at the table next to us were dressed in shorts and t-shirts), I expected much better. Also, the tables on the patio are just flimsy, cheap plastic with a linen tablecloth thrown over it. The chairs are the same - cheap, stackable white plastic chairs.
We will not be returning!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Throughout Chautauqua Institution's summer season, Athenaeum Hotel guests are inspired by a variety of learning, recreational and entertainment programs that are all part of the unique Chautauqua experience. For 140 summers, people have come to Chautauqua's 750-acre community to experience arts, education, concerts, lectures and lively discussions. During the spring and fall months, the Athenaeum Hotel acts as a host to well-organized conferences, beautiful weddings, and special events. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Athenaeum Hotel Chautauqua, New York