Its reputation escalated with the introduction of the renown all you-can-eat chicken BBQ, some legendary Halloween parties, and a high-energy staff that generated as much entertainment as the featured musicians. As age caught up with the building (and the owners it was time to "rethink" both lifestyle and the very concept of the restaurant itself. Our waitress was superb! The Stables Inn was the place. Thursday -Smothered Chicken, rice gravy, sweet peas, corn mouque choux, and French bread. Ancient buildings undergoing demolition were prime targets for scavenging the bits and pieces that grace The Antlers' interior. Please never take that off the menu! It was an apt name for two polo-playing fellows who immediately attracted a clientele of Cornell polo players that loved the clubhouse atmosphere - and the fact that no one minded their gaminess as they stopped in for a beer after a match. My husband had the crab cakes and he said it was close to what we had in a Maryland! Wednesday -Smothered Pork Chops -Smothered Stuffed Pork Chops, rice gravy, yam patty, black eye peas, and French bread.
Today, The Antlers is the oldest restaurant in Ithaca to boast sole proprietorship - a testament to Toby and Bill's dedication to their calling as hospitality specialists. Loved my spinach salad with blueberries, feta, almonds and the homemade balsamic vinegrette was zing! Bill and Toby christened the place The Stables Inn and adorned the interior with equestrian tack and gear. Monday - Smothered Round Steak, rice gravy, smothered potatoes, green beans, and French bread. Of course, regular patrons were skeptical about the proposed transformation, but Toby and Bill's hospitality and good food quickly won their loyalty to The Antlers. Great customer service which is so very important!
Whether on a date, with your friends, or looking to take your family out to dinner, youll find cuisine around the state to satisfy your hunger. From homestyle meals and casual restaurants to fine-dining, there are many restaurants throughout the state to satisfy your hunger. The Antlers, our Restaurant, our Restaurant, our Restaurant, our Restaurant. A full year was spent researching and testing the menu offerings and searching the Northeast for the authentic antique appointments. Enjoy the evening, if you'd like a little entertainment, they may be coaxed to spin a yarn or two about their stewardship of this little gem tucked away in the hills surrounding Ithaca. Tuesday -Smothered Pork Chops -Smothered Stuffed Pork Chops, rice gravy, smothered cabbage, field peas, and French bread. The only negative comment I have to make.