Desmond Hotel and Conference Center

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  Wine and Dine


Scrimshaw is one of two AAA Four Diamond Award winning restaurants in the Capital Region, and in 2014 was honored with this distinction for the fifth consecutive year. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Michael St. John, the Desmond culinary team offers a truly memorable fine dining experience. Featuring classical American entreés, including table-side preparations, and a monthly market-fresh seafood selection along with a carefully cultivated wine list. Scrimshaw is also the proud recepient of the American Culinary Federation Achievement of Excellence Award and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

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Diners' Choice Award 2014




Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Simpson's Grille is classic casual dining at it's best. Featuring traditional American fare, the menu showcases Desmond favorites such as skillet breakfasts, Ten Broeck french toast, our award-winning New England clam chowder - and our famous prime rib dinner. In addition to the regular menu, our culinary team creates weekly lunch specials and monthly dinner specials to tempt you. Whether it is a business luncheon, a family dinner or a romantic evening...Simpson's Grille is the perfect choice.


An English-style pub featuring a large copper bar with charging stations for your smartphone or tablet, leather sofas and a casual atmosphere. For beer connisseurs we offer a large selection of local craft beers, both draft and bottled, along with imported and domestic brews. Fantastic wines and classic cocktails accompany our delicious Lite Fare Menu of burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. Grab a drink with your co-workers, or unwind after a business meeting...The Tavern is the perfect spot to relax.



We make it easy to unwind. You don't have to leave your guestroom to experience The Desmond's award-winning cuisine. Dine in privacy and choose from a variety of chef-selected items for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Late-Night Snacks. Have a special request? Don't hesitate to ask. Our attentive staff is here to help you with every request.

So many people have been interested in our famous Bread Pudding recipe we decided to include it on our site. Enjoy!

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