The height of fine cuisine (and fine service) can be found at the historic Chanler hotel overlooking the Atlantic ocean.. The Scene The Gilded Age is very much alive at this elegant restaurant housed in the former Chanler mansion (1873). Now a boutique hotel, the ornate French-Empire style manor still impresses with high ceilings and crystal chandelier. The restaurant continues this sense of grandeur with an antique fireplace, a parquet floor and virtually every table commanding a view of the ocean. Even the gleaming custom-designed French show kitchen radiates Old World glamour.
The Food French, Asian, and American twists color the menu. A tweaked staple like lobster mac and cheese is actually orzo rice mixed with a flavorful lobster stock, chunks of ham and aged cheeses. Kobe beef, usually an entree, is served as a short rib appetizer. The menu changes daily, but recent entrees like spiced squab served on a green onion and corn pancake, and rosefish with ginger soy butter indicate the thoughtful approach that typifies the cooking.