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Dining Fact Sheet

Dining at The Homestead is a highlight of any stay, from the impeccable service of the legendary Main Dining Room to the casual fun of Sam Snead’s Tavern. Internationally acclaimed Executive Chef Mark Gallaudet oversees the resort’s outstanding menus, which are complemented by an award-winning wine list. Each restaurant offers a distinctive menu and setting that reflects The Homestead’s rich history and tradition of Southern hospitality.

The Main Dining Room:

For more than a century, The Homestead’s renowned Main Dining Room has presented a superb menu of continental cuisine in an elegant setting marked by stately columns and a rotunda with Palladian windows. Signature entrées are complemented by an award-winning international wine list. Service is formal and traditional, with each dinner concluded by the presentation of silver finger bowls. There is dancing and live music nightly, a tradition which brings guests back to The Homestead year after year. Morning brings the Main Dining Room’s sumptuous breakfast buffet serving the resorts famous glazed and cinnamon donuts. Resort casual attire is appropriate for breakfast; a jacket is required for dinner. Open daily for breakfast and dinner.

1766 Grille:

As intimate as the Main Dining Room is grand, the 1766 Grille celebrates the art of tableside preparation to showcase its award-winning menu of French and American cuisine. Guests enjoy beautiful views of the resort’s landscaped grounds and mountains beyond. Live piano music, special desserts and superb wines add to the ambience. Jacket required. Open select evenings.

Casino Restaurant:

Located adjacent to the first tee of The Old Course, the newly renovated Casino Restaurant offers a relaxed setting with a view of the practice green, tennis courts and lawn game area. The restaurant features the finest regional American cuisine, southern favorites and assorted desserts from the Pastry Shop. Open for lunch daily and seasonally for dinner.

Rubino’s at the Cascades:

Four miles south of The Homestead, Rubino’s at the Cascades Golf Course offers a casual lunch dining atmosphere for players just finishing a round of golf, hikers at the end of a spectacular Gorge Hike, or those just seeking respite surrounded by beautiful views of America’s finest mountain golf course. The menu includes selections of hot and cold sandwiches, refreshing salads and tempting desserts. Built in the late 1890s, the clubhouse and restaurant was originally the residence of New York stock trader, Jake Rubino. Open daily for lunch, April through October, and for private evening parties.

Sam Snead’s Tavern:

Sam Snead’s Tavern is an inviting retreat for those seeking a true taste of local color. Located across the street from the resort in a 19th-century building that was formerly the Bath County National Bank, Sam Snead’s is a perfect choice for a casual dinner accompanied by fine wines and beer. The menu features the finest certified Angus Beef grilled to order and fresh Virginia Allegheny Mountain Trout. Memorabilia tracing Sam Snead’s legendary golfing career makes the experience all the more enjoyable and unique. Open daily for dinner, casual attire. Reservations recommended.

The Presidents Lounge:

Surrounded by portraits of the 22 American presidents who have visited The Homestead, the Presidents Lounge offers a comfortable, club atmosphere where guests can retreat for an aperitif before dinner and a selection of fine cognac, port, single malt Scotch, and single barrel bourbons for after-dinner enjoyment.

Mountain Lodge Restaurant:

Warmed by indoor and outdoor fireplaces, the seasonal Mountain Lodge Restaurant caters to skiers and guests seeking a cozy retreat from the winter air to enjoy delicious light fare. The coffee, espresso and cappuccino bar offer a selection of flavored cocoas. After the snow melts in late spring, the lodge is available for private group functions and theme parties.

The Players Pub:

The casual, sporty Players Pub is a popular gathering place for drinks and snacks, with a big-screen television tuned to sports events, plus billiards, darts and dancing to top-40 music. The full beverage service includes draft and bottled beers, wines by the glass, cocktails and mixed drinks. A light menu is available from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily. Casual dress. Located on the lower level of the Presidents Lounge.

The Wine Room:

Redwood bins, a quarry tile floor and a custom-designed stained-glass window make for distinction in the temperature-controlled Wine Room adjacent to the Main Dining Room. With capacity for up to 3,900 bottles, the room adds a new dimension to The Homestead experience. Intimate wine tastings are available upon request for up to 10 people.

Martha’s Market:

The perfect place to grab a quick bite and a specialty brewed coffee or tea on the go, or to sit down and enjoy fresh-made salads, sandwiches and other gourmet delights, don’t miss delectable pastries baked in the Pastry Shop. Computers with complimentary internet access are available for use. Martha’s Market is located off the Great Hall and the Washington Library. Open daily 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Private Dining:

Room service allows guests to enjoy The Homestead’s fine menu selections in the privacy of their room, accompanied by personal attention from staff well versed in traditional Southern hospitality. Available from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. daily.