Ask for table 10 for whisper-in-the-corner romance; table six to overlook the twinkling garden lights; table seven to seat a crowd in the bay window.
Preppy chic – take your finest Ralph Lauren Polo casuals and Ray-Bans.
In this candlelit 12-table dining room, oriental rugs, rattan chairs and floral seat cushions feel as homely as Thanksgiving at auntie’s, but chef Michael Rozzi’s menu, featuring dishes such as hand-cut fettucine with house-made rabbit sausage or seared montauk fluke with butternut squash broth, is no turkey, with ingredients that are seasonal and local wherever possible. Take it onto the terrace and dine around the fountain on starlit summer nights.
Historic speakeasy, the Tavern is a small, dimly lit bar in the basement with bench seating, stained glass windows and exposed brickwork. Here, you can dine informally on burgers, oysters, clams and the like. A cosier spot for a glass of cabernet is the library in the main house, which has fireside sofas.
10pm; drinks can be ordered to your room until the Tavern bar closes, between 10.30pm and midnight.
Order anything from the restaurant menu (iced oysters, for example) during restaurant hours, from 5.30pm.