Friday, May 11, 2007

Eleoquent dining in downtown New Bern

Last night, for the 3rd time this week, my wife and I ate supper at the Harvey Mansion located in downtown New Bern, NC. It is my favorite restaurant in New Bern and is truely a dining experience.
On the first and second floors there are six dining rooms. The green room was the original formal parlor, with its ornate woodwork and molding. The board room has a conference table which is perfect for business meetings or gatherings for up to 10.
All dining rooms have a fireplace with local art showcased. This 9000 square foot home, built from 1797 to 1804, is one of the last remaining structures in New Bern representing the prominence of the town as a seaport and thriving colonial city.
On the third floor, with a view of the Trent and Neuse Rivers, are three spacious bedrooms. Converted in the late 1990's to a B&B, the third floor was part of the original living quarters.
The menu features a complete array of seafood, beef, poultry and lamb dishes. Dinners are beautifully presented and amply portioned and include a house salad and fresh rolls. Regular items such as Beef and Brie en croute, lamb Osso Bucco, Ahi Tuna and portabella stack, Chicken Chesapeake and Carolina Crab Cakes that rival the Eastern Shore of Maryland keep our guests coming back. Nightly specials, sumptuous appetizers and homemade desserts tempt your palate and add to your dining experience. The wine list is derived for your enjoyment from the Wine Spectator Award list at the Beef Barn, and has been described as the best variety and value in the area.The original kitchen and storerooms were located in the cellar, which today still feature the original fireplace and andirons. The copper-top bar, exposed beams and low-ceiling provide a unique pub/lounge ambience. Enjoy your favorite steamed seafood or snacks in this laid-back and casual atmosphere. Join your friends - old and new for a fun evening at New Bern's hottest spot.
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