The Inn at Glen Gardner
The former Glen Garder Inn, which became the former Humphrey's Tavern, has now reopened as The Inn at Glen Gardner.
We had dinner there in New Year's Eve and it was excellent. The place is charming, the food delicious and the service friendly and efficient. We split the calamari and Caesar salad with anchovies for an appetizer. I had the pan roasted chicken and hubby had the salmon for entrees. Hubby had the espresso creme brulee for dessert.
Give it a try!
Thanks for the critique, we will give it a try. We went there regularly when it was the Glen Gardner Inn. However it has gone downhill since then. Looking forward to trying the new The Inn at Glen Gardner.
We liked The Inn, we also like Humphrey's, especially the bar area! Will have to go back and check out the "new" Inn.
Thank you for the review! I didn't realize something else opened up in Humphrey's spot!
We had our Valentine's dinner at The Inn at Glen Gardner last night. Fabulous again! Lobster deviled eggs and NY strip for hubby and arugula salad and halibut for me. It was a three course prix fixe menu that came with a dessert board at the end. Pound cake with blueberry preserves, flourless chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and NY style cheesecake with apricot preserves. They had several Highrail Brewing (High Bridge, NJ) beers on tap. It was pricey, $208 with tip, but everything was fresh and delicious and we were stuffed. Even had a little fish and meat to bring home for Daisy. Service was excellent.
WOW! $208 dollars for two. I sure hope there were some other valentine benefits included.
Lampost - We don't buy gifts, so dining out is our gift. That said, not that expensive.
Experiences, this is what life is about. An enjoyable dinner is worth it. Plus you probably had quite a few drinks...
iJay - Correct, memories is what it is about. I had two beers, hubby had three so not that many. ;-)
Glad you liked it.
For comparison- my wife and I went to James on Main, and after tax and tip also spent over $200..without drinks as we brought our own wine.
5 beers is a decent amount of your tab.
I'll have to get out to check out this Inn when I get a chance.
5 beers and we’d not know about the bill total much less figure out the tip ;-)
$208. Minus 20%=$166. minus 6 craft brews at $6/per ($36.)=$130. Minus tax into upper teens.
Throw in Valentines Day with your special girl, excellent preparation and setting—-that sounds very fair.
"$208. Minus 20%=$166"
That's not how math works... because 166 + 20% is not 208.
Also- you don't tip on tax.
Correct a Josh and Ijay.
I erroneously backed into my figure.
Still sounds very fair.
My tip technique-very simple.
Divide bill by 10 then double it.
Backing out the tax?
Not worth my time.
If it’s a standard 20%, it’s not a tip. It’s a service charge. Tips should vary depending on service, quality, price and atmosphere. I am likely to tip a higher percentage for a smaller price and vice-versa. I tip more for good service and less for adequate.
I will never spend 200 dollars on a meal. No food experience is worth that amount of money.
1 week ago
My first $200 meal for two was at Riegelsville Inn. And yes, Valentine's Day. In 1986. Think it was the bottle of wine. Honestly think it might be less expensive today.
I have spent $200 easy for just a bottle of wine. And it was worth it!
That said, it is indeed a rare occasion and, in the case of Riegelsville, a surprise too.
Then you haven't had some very good food experiences....
I have had some incredible food experiences- yes at high costs.
Won't find them around here though. I have had several in Philly.
Not saying that food has to be expensive to be good or tasty...but there certainly is such as thing as 'the next level'...problem is too many places pretend and fail at it.
I agree Josh. I do like an occasional wine, my FIL was a renown Sommelier at the top NYC clubs from the 50-'s to the early 70's and he offered a few incredible bottles from his private supply. My own $200+ bottle was legendary. Most certainly in a class by itself. And I will probably never do it again.
That said, my FIL and I, also like a good low cost table wine, put our whites over ice, and as he said to a big time movie star asking for his first sample taste over ice: "please sir, first taste and accept and then I will pour it over anything you like" :>)
Matter of fact, not sure if he's still there, but the nice little ole man at BK can make most excellent wines from many countries at very reasonable prices. He is an expert and one of my greatest regrets as I reduce premise store-time during this pandemic.
I don't fault anyone having a $200 dinner, especially since, in this case, she said it was great. Now --- devilled eggs and beer --- that's another opinion :>)
A while ago I was planning on a $300 meal PP with some friends and a successful hedge fund friend of a friend. He orders a $1,000 bottle of wine and quickly said it was on him and that he loved the wine. It is all relative...
Oh, I got plenty of dough, just have a different set of values is all.
1 week ago
A nice dinner is an evening in your life that will never come again. Good food and drink is a big part of life. If your budget is less one can always improvise.
Personally, when I'm on my death bed, I would far rather have on my mind the memories of a wonderful meal with my beloved wife long ago than the $200 that I'm not going to be able to take with me...
I think I’d rather have a Happy Meal and give $195.
to either Smile-train or St. Judes.
Now, now, restaurants need to make a living and can use donations too. It’s tough all over.
But yes; I donate and tip like crazy this year because my income unaffected, spending down, and more folks in need than ever.
I'm the same way SD. I've been finding myself being much more generous than normal.
Funny that you mention Happy Meals, Stymie... my two biggest charities cash-wise each year are St. Jude and Ronald McDonald House.
As for tipping, me too... 35-40% with a $20 minimum.
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