Grace at the Carnegie

4.8
619 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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vipMisskitty
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service from Dawn. She is always very professional and helpful.
Somewhat disappointed in menu choices, but tried new dishes that we enjoyed.
Appreciate that Toni and Dawn remember our wine preferences.
It was another nice evening at your restaurant.

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vipmichellem
Orlando
131 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined at Grace pre-Covid, first time back since opening up. In the past, cocktails were served in the library. It was a nice room to relax prior to moving in to the dining room. They are now using the library for dining which does not allow for a cocktail in that area. There are other alcoves which would work across the entry way if you so desire. The restaurant was packed, tables were turned over which is nice to see. Our meals from oysters on the half shell to soup and salmon and the pasta entrees were delicious. The only negative, we were seated in the library and our table was close to another, such that we could hear their conversation. In the past,!that would not occur. I did request dining room seating but I am assuming too full to accommodate. We will return but again request dining room early enough to be seated there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We had two very nice bottles of wine we brought to enjoy with dinner. I think they didn’t like that and it showed. They wouldn’t decant the bottles, opened them away from the table, and then set the bottles on the table and left - we had to pour our own wine. The worst part - they charged a $45 PER BOTTLE corkage fee. The courses were served faster than you’d expect at a fine dining restaurant. Not sure we’d return in the future.

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Becca
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely atmosphere, finer food than anywhere else in state college

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JamesC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and nice menu and excellent service.

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MBZk
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great use of library area. Chef is spot on!

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BobN
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fine dining in State College. Outdoor seating and fire pit were available with a smores option but weather kept us inside. Beautiful location, great food, great service.

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vipmarkD
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food. Good wine list. Excellent wait staff.

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JoeH
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food in an upscale atmosphere. Prices are not cheap but the food is delicious.

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Bwayfish
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal!
Excellent food!
Great service!!
First time there so obviously good impression and will definitely return!!

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vipnancyike
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extraordinary restaurant and the best in State College.

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vipMegR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Girls’ getaway weekend.

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vipSheila
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most exquisite meal in a lovely dining room. Service was exceptional and our meal was out of this world. Very highly recommend. Perfection.

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vipVictor
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining

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DottieG
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have had dinner at Grace Restaurant at the Carnegie House numerous times over the past several years and have always had outstanding food and service. We highly recommend it. It is always a wonderful experience

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JoanneS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Will definitely return when celebrating a special occasion. Was somewhat overpriced for first and second courses as well as desserts.

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Sketchnewton
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
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 on May 10, 2021
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 on May 10, 2021
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 on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Graduation celebration

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KathyR
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
3 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
20 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
4 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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Grace at the Carnegie is rated 4.8 stars by 619 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.