Emerson Inn, Mt. Tremper (woodstock) - any reviews?
The restaurant at the Emerson Resort & Spa (official name) is called The Phoenix. Was there last weekend (8/08) and the food was very good. Service was a little trippy (as to be expected, given proximity to Woodstock?), but the food quality & presentation could not be faulted. The duck entree was outrageously good...my companion also had a peanut crusted scallop appetizer that was truly fabulous. The steward's wine recommendation was spot on & not intended to inflate the tab.
We stayed as guests at the Lodge section of the Emerson and, as such, had breakfast included. The Sunday brunch is quite a spread and enjoyable. Nearby Peekamoose was our dinner choice Sat. evening. Cool place, with outdoor deck and fire pit off the bar area, but busy and noisy on a summer weekend night. Service was a bit overwhelmed, but we were not in a rush and the service was sincere and the food was good. Pork entree was notably v.g., skirt steak entree was solid. Portions were generous. Nice bar atmosphere for pre- or post-dinner cocktail or local microbrew.
Impt. note: if staying at the Emerson, check out massage by Thomas -- fantastic!
Never been to the Emmerson Inn, but if you're up that way, you MUST go to Sweet Sue's for breakfast. They have every kind of pancake known to man, and lots of other options, too. I had the Banana Bread/Pecan/Coconut french toast, and it was really great. Portion sizes for the french toasts and pancakes are HUGE.
It's in Phonecia, just down the road from Mt. Tremper. Ask any of the locals to give you directions...