A new, elegant restaurant is opening up this week at The Queensbury Hotel! Here’s what you can expect from the new venture, how it differs from the current Fenimore’s Pub at the hotel, and what other changes are in the works.
The new restaurant, called Park 26, is opening on Thursday, November 17th. It is described as elegant and traditional, with locally inspired American fare. It will be open for breakfast and lunch every day, with dinner served on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
Guests can expect full flavored dinner entrees like lobster pappardelle with garden peas, local corn, roasted cherry tomato, and butternut squash in a lobster-lime broth; espresso salt-rubbed New York strip steak with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and butter squash saute; and chicken cavatappi, with grilled chicken, cranberry, and goat cheese topped with a sage cream sauce.
“Refined dining is returning to The Queensbury,” Tyler Herrick, the hotel’s General Manager, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to bring another must-go restaurant to downtown Glens Falls for our local patrons, and to give our overnight guests a tremendous new amenity to enjoy during their stay.”
Chef Dan Mattocks will be running Park 26; Mattocks previously worked at The Chateau on the Lake, a fine dining restaurant in Bolton Landing.
The restaurant’s name is a clever combination of its location – across from Glens Falls City Park – and the year The Queensbury opened, 1926.
Fenimore’s Pub at the hotel is continuing operations, for guests who may prefer a more casual dining atmosphere. Although more informal, Fenimore’s also provides excellent menu options like charred steak salad, crab cakes, and braised pork cheek sliders.
Renovations Under New Ownership
Businessman and philanthropist Ed Moore purchased The Queensbury in March. The hotel is now being operated by Spruce Hospitality Group, which is jointly owned by Herrick.
The new operators of the hotel are undertaking major renovations. They started with restoring the lobby, and plan move on to renovate guest rooms and to create a new ballroom that will hold about 400 people.
Park 26 has been the latest venture in reinstating the 1920s-era hotel. The owners aim to establish The Queensbury as a prime location in the area for dining, meetings, banquets, weddings, and of course, accommodations for travelers.