a simple blog of simple pleasures

The Century House Restaurant & Inn

type: traditional american
address: 997 New Loudon Road (Rte. 9) Latham, NY 12180
ring-a-ding: 518-785-0834
price: $20+ pp
attire: dressy-casual – I wore a sweater, dark denim & booties

 

such a special place to us

Since beginning my blog earlier in the year, I have been anticipating writing about The Century House.

Part I  

The Century House is unlike any venue/ restaurant in the area. The Century House was first built 1812. When you look at The Century House from New Loudon Road, to the left you see the actual part of the building that looks like a house, that is the original structure. The building was purchased by the O’Hearn family during the 1940’s. Then, New Loudon Road/ Route 9 was called, Albany-Saratoga Road. One interesting fact I found out about The Century House is that they have a ghost that occupies The North Room. A small room within the original house. A Wiccan visitor confirmed the presence, and it is believed that it could be Frederick Roff, a man who owned the estate during the 1700’s.

When you come for dinner, you get to see the most historic features of the property. The restaurant’s floors were laid with “vintage chestnut” planks that came from a barn in Connecticut that was over 200 years old. Stones from the very original foundation of the house are laid in the exposed brick on the walls. And, there are embedded antique keys and silverware also within the walls and fireplaces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

that irreplaceable feeling of home

The Century House has a warm & inviting ambiance- the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two or catching up with friends & family. Sitting fireside, at a table, dim-lit with candlelight and a nice glass of wine; I’m never in a rush to leave.

My husband, Terrance and I recently helped The Century House with a small advertising project, creating a video talking about the wedding planning process, execution, and overall satisfaction. They were so kind to gift us with a gift card to come back to the house and enjoy dinner, on them!

friday night + newlyweds = our weekly date night

I made our reservation on my  Open Table app! If you’re not familiar with Open Table, head over to my past blog, The Redeye Grill – NYC to find some more information on this awesome site! Reserving was so easy! I just opened the app on my iPhone, click click, we’re in!

Booking on Open Table is so easy! 1) Select your date & time 2) Click “Reserve” 3) Add any special requests or dietary restrictions 4) Earn OT points & enjoy!

8:15 pm

We know right where to go when we arrive at one of our favorite places! Parking is so easy, and right next to the south entrance. I love walking in past the ballrooms and peeking in each time to see if they are setting up or having a wedding! When you have dinner at The Century House, don’t worry if there is a wedding or event taking place, the restaurant is separate and has a door and you cannot hear the music and festivities down the hall.

enjoy one share one

In 2009, The Century House started, “Enjoy One, Share One.” For any meal served at the restaurant, in a banquet, wedding, or even a hotel stay, The Century House provides one meal to the Regional Foodbank of Northeastern New York.

let’s talk about VIP

If you’re a couple of the house, you know that treatment you get! The hostess knew us, we didn’t even have to give our name upon check-in! We were seated at our table of choice and were then greeted with 2 glasses of champagne from our server Ryan. CHEERS! ‘clink’

I ordered my favorite wine, GLENORA RIESLING, from the Finger Lakes. Terrance ordered his usual, JAMESON & GINGER, tall-double! … and keep ’em coming!

 

 

 

 

“Everybody knows the rules”

We always start with an app! Tonight, we shared a plate of delicious and crisp CALAMARI. The Calamari is coated with almonds & cornflake, topped with banana peppers, tomato cumin & basil aioli. The basil aioli sauce is my favorite!

 

 

I have to admit to ordering the same thing every time I come to the house. PRIME RIB, served with creamy homemade twice-baked potato, steamed broccoli rabe & carrots, Yorkshire pudding (popover) Au Jus, & creamy Horseradish. Are you seeing a trend with me ordering Prime rib? (GUILTY) Terrance usually switches up his choice of entree. That evening he ordered THE STRIP STEAK & LOBSTER TAIL, served with CHEF POTATO, CENTURY SAUCE & a side of STEAMED SPINACH. As expected, our food was phenomenal. My prime rib melted in my mouth, the potatoes were cooked perfectly. The veggies were crisp and so fresh. My dinner was nothing but amazing! Something you always get from The Century House. My husband enjoyed his steak and lobster. I didn’t even get a bite of the lobster! (RUDE)

 

Although I passed this particular evening, I tend to order chocolate & peanut butter whoppie pies. OOOOH! Are these divine!? Absolutely.

The Century House Restaurant & Tavern always delivers on date-night! ♥

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To view The Century House menus, click HERE!


Part II

it was an “awe” at first sight 

My first visit to the antique & unique Century House, in Latham, NY was our venue tour. April 7th, 2016. I have to be honest here. Prior to this, we went on several tours to various venues around the Capital Region. After multiple disappointments, I wasn’t expecting much more from this place. Terrance had remembered going to a prom or other event years prior. My first memory is meeting Marge. She was waiting right at the main entrance for us. One of the most memorable things about Marge that I remember is that she worked Tuesday through Saturday, as did Terrance and I at the time! We came in on a Sunday. Marge came in on her day off to accommodate us! Marge has worked at The Century House for years. She led us through the main house & restaurant first, sharing the history and fun facts of the house as she guided us on a tour through the entire property! They had an unbeatable promotion going on at the time, and even included an after party for us in our package! Any question that we asked she was able to answer! After no hesitation, we decided on booking The Century House! September 2, 2017! 

Even though we booked a year and a half out, the day came fast. Every meeting and detail were never over-looked. It was always enjoyable to meet with Phil & Stephanie. Through every meeting, they ensured that every point and detail we asked for, would be delivered… and they did! Phil worked with us and led our entire rehearsal. I stayed at The Century House both Friday and Saturday evening. On Saturday morning, I swear Phil was there before I woke up, and that was 7 AM! He led my vendors and wedding party throughout the day and kept us on schedule. Before I knew it, Phil said, “Okay, Taylor we are gonna be lining up soon.” I couldn’t believe it. I asked if anyone had arrived yet. He laughed and said yes. We had 200 guests in attendance. If I could do anything again in my life, it would be to relive our wedding day. My wedding visions became a reality, and now it was all just a dream.

Although I could go on for days about The Century House, at the end of the day -all I can say that for dinner, for drinks, for birthdays & weddings, showers, and corporate events, The Century House is always the right choice. The Century House will always hold a special place in my heart.


it’s your turn

Ready to visit The Century House for dinner?

 

 Have you ever visited The Century House? What was your favorite part?

Till next time, T♥

 

 

 

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