Scrimshaw at The Desmond, the only AAA Four Diamond Award winning restaurant for four consecutive years in the Capital Region has recently introduced its newly renovated fine dining room and exquisite new menu. New Chef de Cuisine Stephen Fratianni and Executive Chef Michael St. John have teamed up to combine classic favorites with unique new menu offerings, including market fresh seafood offerings which change monthly and select table-side preparation to create a truly memorable and one of a kind fine dining experience.
Scrimshaw is the proud recipient of the American Culinary Federation Achievement of Excellence Award, the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and multi year AAA Four Diamond rating.
“Casual, light, friendly…definitely a
first date kind of place.” That's some of what the critics are
saying about Simpson’s Grille. Five chefs sharing 83 years of
experience have created menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner to
tantalize even the most discriminating taste buds. Sole
Francaise and Grilled Atlantic Salmon meet New York Sirloin and
"Cozy, warm, inviting," a place
to relax and unwind. Sink into one of the leather sofas by the
fireplace or root for your favorite team while watching the big
screen televisions. Cocktails, cordials and an endless line of
beer taps accompany a lite
fare menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and
We make it easy to unwind. You don't have to leave your guest room to experience The Desmond's award-winning cuisine. Dine in the privacy of your guest room where you will find a Room Service menu that offers a variety of Chef-selected items for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or late-night snack. Have a special request? Don't hesitate to ask. Our attentive staff is here to help you with every request.
Michael St. John and the Desmond Culinary Team prepare a wide
range of cuisine and are credited for presenting "the best in
casual, elegant or formal" banquet
dining. A full catering staff is available to coordinate details
of private banquets and themed dinners, where extraordinarycuisine and exemplary service make your
Desmond experience complete.
So many people have been interested in our famous Bread Pudding recipe we decided to include it on our site. Enjoy!