With a long and rich history dating back prior to the American Revolution, The Bird & Bottle Inn in Garrison, New York is truly a Hudson Valley treasure. From the charming dining rooms where seasonal gourmet meals are served, to the warm and inviting guest rooms that have been meticulously restored, the Bird & Bottle is a favorite destination for diners and travelers seeking a unique dining or lodging experience.
In 2004, Innkeeper Elaine Margolies purchased the inn and undertook a major restoration, modernizing it without changing its essential historic ambience. Today’s guests, whether for dinner or overnights, feel as though they have stepped back in time to experience a bit of 18th century America, with beamed ceilings, wide plank floors, wood-burning fireplaces and 18th century-style furnishings throughout.
Since the beginning of 2009, Douglas Gardner has served as Executive Chef at The Bird & Bottle. Gardner is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City who puts his own creative twist on traditional dishes. Working with many tastes, textures and colors, he ensures diners a memorable dining experience. Chef Doug is ably assisted by Sous Chef Michael Kamphius.