Grace at the Carnegie

4.8
602 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Grace Restaurant at the Carnegie Inn has been awarded for 10 consecutive years by State College Magazine the Best Fine Dining Restaurant and Best Romantic Restaurant!

As you enter the dining room through the French doors from the library, a feeling of warmth and elegance beckons you to enjoy leisurely modern trending dining. A bow window allows dinner guests to view the beautiful flowers that surround Carnegie Inn & Spa and the woods surrounding the golf course. China, crystal, and silver grace the tables on crisp white table linen. Servers are attentive in providing for the needs of the guests who dine on trend-setting cuisine.

From breakfast to elegantly prepared hors d'oeuvres and dinner selections, dining at Carnegie Inn & Spa is as spectacular as it is relaxing. The Library invites casual conversation while savoring a favorite cocktail or glass of wine from the Wine Spectator award winning selection.
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Sketchnewton
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the greeting right as we walked through the front door until we left at the end of the evening, everyone on staff was incredibly attentive and friendly. We showed up early to enjoy a cocktail by the fire pit before dinner. All the food and drinks were excellently prepared and our server was very knowledgeable about the entire menu. Will definitely return.

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BrookeM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I try to go to Grace every time I come to visit my daughter at Penn State. Always a treat! I brought her roommates last night and we had a great time. Food was delicious as always.

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ftkdrn
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, on the expensive side, but worth it for our special ocassion.

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MargaretL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Graduation celebration

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KathyR
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting to celebrate my son’s college graduation. Wonderful service and desserts.

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FRANKS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding part of our trip to penn state

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RiggsG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best venue for that special evening. My only complaint was the too small but tasty oysters.

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vipLoveFood
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Grace is our favorite restaurant in the area for special occasions. Wonderful setting and decor -- perfect for an intimate evening or celebration. Food is outstanding and well-presented, though certain entrees could be improved (e.g., overcooked halibut). Service is professional, though could use more than one server on a weekday evening.

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vipSarahS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always head here for a special meal with my husband when we come to State College to do Penn State activities. Food is exceptional with a variety of high quality selections. Wine list is wonderful. Staff is always exceptional.

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Becca
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first restaurant meal in a long long time was delightful. The food, ambience, service were all of the highest order.

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jrdreedsville
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food & service as always. Accommodated our special seating needs as there was a service dog in the library & I'm highly allergic to dogs.

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PatriciaH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Excellent food.

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WilliamR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Wonderful dinner - compliments to the chef - but the decor is unbelievably, almost humorously, awful. I usually could care less about that aspect but what we have here is a style mix of stodgy men's club and funeral home parlor. 🙂

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vipMisskitty
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table. Delicious food. Excellent service.
Dawn and Toni are very professional and personable.
Great evening!

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WarrenS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were just wanting to have a fine dinning experience. We were not disappointed.

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TeresaB998877
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and atmosphere. Loved s'mores out at the fire pit for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely table set up. Attentive service. Nice menu selection. Pricing is high but you receive high quality for your money.
We were a group of 6 celebrating my husband’s milestone birthday. I had called ahead to see if I could bring a celebratory pie from an outside bakery and have the restaurant cut into six pieces and place on plates with a scoop of the restaurant’s ice cream, acknowledging that I would obviously pay for the accompanying ice cream. I was told it was not a problem at all. When I received the bill at the conclusion of the meal, I saw the restaurant had charged $36 for the service of cutting the pie and then $27 for the 6 small scoops of ice cream. They didn’t even warm the pie but charged me $63 for the service of cutting the pie into 6 slices and adding a single small scoop of ice cream to for a pie that had cost $15. It would have been great if the “no problem” they had responded with in answer to my inquiry 2 weeks before had included a heads-up of the $63 charge so it wouldn’t have been such a surprise, especially given we had just spent $480 on our meal and drinks. The surcharge plus tax and tip brought the total bill to $550 and felt like an odd, uncalled for money grab, putting a sour note on an otherwise fantastic celebration.

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cmquezado
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Easter brunch!
Everything was so delicious.

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QasimS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and quality food, definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Needed to get out of the house.

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PaulS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we entered the lobby, entire staff was attentive and helpful. The food and service was what we expected from our previous visits

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SherryD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner. We really enjoyed a beautiful evening.

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Kody
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional and personable. Perfect for a night out.

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vipRGinTally
Tallahassee
99 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

People living close to this restaurant are very lucky. Elegant ambiance, superb food beautifully presented by skilled servers. My wife and I are relocating from Florida and we plan to be frequently enjoying this fine restaurant.

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SherryH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous experience at GRACE. Stayed at the Inn for a Mother/Daughter spa weekend and the highlight was our dinner! From the outstanding service, wine selection to amazing food from bread to dessert - treat yourself to GRACE!

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JoeM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters 21st

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viplovephilly
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Carnegie House is always our "go-to" for special occasions. The atmosphere, service and, most importantly, the food is always excellent.

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RudolphD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday w immediate family

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JayceM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food amazing service what more can I say just the best overall

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JulieP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience and worth a drive (I live in Pittsbugh). The sea bass was the best I have ever had, the staff was amazing, and the wine list is top notch!

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Donald
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere, but pricey.

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RudolphD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for that special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location, tasteful menu and great service

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HaydenC
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall dinner was great!! Grandma loved it!! But the server was just okay..also the glasses are really big so someone with arthritis like my grandmother was having a hard time drinking water.. the winter salad was plain but I overall food was wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Very nice restaurant, good distancing, the service needs a little work at answering questions about the menu - we asked

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for Valentine’s Day and we had an absolutely perfect time. The restaurant is beautiful, the staff and service was amazing and the food was probably one of the best dinners we’ve had. We are already counting down the days until we can come back!

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vipRobertL
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

With the pandemic, the restaurant has re-designed its seating, using the former Library as an area for dining adjacent to the restaurant. Drinks are now served at your table, not in the Library, and are dependent on ordering food. Although our favorite area, the Library, is no longer available for pre-dinner relaxation & drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional. We sat outdoors in an “igloo” which was fun and different. Would definitely go there again!

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Christie
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining was a nice experience. Waiting staff was nice and respectful. In an intimate environment, especially during COVID I would have appreciated being seated farther away from the next table however.

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JOHNB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best lamb ever. Excellent old fashioned. Reasonably priced wine.

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Grace at the Carnegie is rated 4.8 stars by 602 OpenTable diners.

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