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  • The Gardens Restaurant
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All-Day, On-Site Dining at The Gardens

Enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner in style and comfort at The Gardens—a bright, cheerful restaurant with contemporary style, located right here at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. Our chefs add modern flair to classic recipes, creating dishes that are sure to become your new favorites—from roasted corn and crab cakes to potato crusted fillet of salmon to delicious salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Try our America’s Bounty Buffet on Friday and Saturday evenings, and enjoy a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne at our award-winning Sunday brunch buffet.

Our on-site restaurant is open every day for your dining pleasure, and you don’t have to be our hotel guest to enjoy a delicious meal with us. Come discover one of State College’s best-kept secrets!

Make a reservation for The Gardens

Please note that The Gardens Restaurant will be closed starting                December 25th, 2016 and will re-open for lunch on January 3rd, 2017.

Host an Event at The Gardens

With plenty of free parking and our abundant buffets, The Gardens is the perfect meeting place for a business breakfast or luncheon. The Penn Stater’s beautiful, serene setting also makes it an ideal choice for a quiet dinner or social gathering.

Consider booking your next gathering in the Orchid Room. Accommodating up to 60 people, the Orchid Room affords a private dining area adjacent to Legends Pub, making it ideal for receptions or small dinners, holiday parties, and other social events. 

Breakfast Menu
Buffets
9.50
An array of Cereal, Oatmeal, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Bagels, Freshly Baked Pastries, Penn State Creamery Yogurt & Juice Bar. Coffee & Tea will be brought to you by your server. All other beverages are an additional charge. Offered daily until 10 a.m.
11.95
Includes the Continental Buffet items as well as Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage and our Chef’s Choice Entrée. Offered daily until 10 a.m.
19.95
A lavish spread of Breakfast and Lunch Entrées, Chef Carved Top Round of Beef, Belgium Waffle Station, Omelets Made to Order, Gourmet Salads & Salad Bar, International Cheeses, Fresh Fruit Display, Homemade Pâté, and our Seafood Bar with Peel & Eat Shrimp, Whole Poached Salmon, Smoked Salmon, Caviar & Accompaniments. One complimentary Mimosa or glass of Champagne is offered after 10 a.m. for any guests age 21 or older. Includes a decadent Dessert Buffet as well as Juice, Coffee and Tea. Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Starters and Sides
3.50
*May contain pork product
From the Griddle
8.50 / With fresh strawberries & whipped cream - 9.95
7.25
Garnished with fresh berries
Full Stack 7.95 / Short Stack 6.95
Full Stack 8.50 / Short Stack 7.50
Full Stack 8.95 / Short Stack 7.95
"Eggs"-Travaganza

All Egg Entrees are served with Home Fries (may contain pork product) and a Toasted English Muffin Egg Beaters may be substituted for an additional $1.00 charge

8.50
Prepared any style
10.50
Prepared any style, your choice of bacon or sausage links.
7.50
Prepared any style
9.50
Prepared any style, your choice of bacon or sausage links
10.50
Turkey sausage patty with fried egg, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato on a soft roll with Dutch’s special sauce
11.50
Two poached eggs on an English Muffin with Canadian Bacon & Hollandaise Sauce, served with a broiled tomato half
9.50
Swiss cheese, spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes
Beverages
Lunch Menu
Appetizers
Cup - 9.50 / Bowl - 6.50
Cup - 4.75 / Bowl - 9.25
Rich and Creamy Cheese Soup with a Touch of Ale, garnished with Sautéed Bratwurst and Green Onion
13.95
A Selection of Artisan Cheeses and Fresh Fruit (v)
8.95
Tomato Jam, Hummus, Caponataand Garlic Olive Oil, served with Assorted Artisan Breads (v)
10.95
Jumbo Shrimp and Lump Crabmeat with Sesame Seaweed Salad and Cocktail Sauce
6.95
Chef's Daily Creation
11.50
Lightly Seasoned Lump Crabmeat and Roasted Corn with Mixed Greens, Spiced Remoulade
6.95
Ranch Dressing, Barbecue Sauce or Buffalo Sauce
4.95
Served with Ranch Dressing, Warm Cheddar Sauce & Heinz Ketchup (v)
5.95
Fresh F ried Potato Chips topped with Cajun Spice, Blue C heese , Green Onions (gf) (v)
Full Order - 7.50 / Half Order - 5.95
Tortilla Chips Piled High with Cheddar Cheese, Salsa, Jalapeno Pepper Rings, Sour Cream, and Guacamole (gf) (v)
7.95
Two stuffed with Bacon and Cheddar Cheese, Two Stuffed with Pulled Barbecued Pork and Cheddar Cheese, served with Ranch Dressing and Salsa (gf)
9.95
Pretzel Crusted Local Goot Essa Smoked Cheddar Cheese, Sweet and Spicy Herlocher’s Mustard (A Local Favorite) (v)
11.95
Creamy Brie Baked with Candied Spiced Walnuts and Dried Cranberries, Served with Crackers (v)
9.95
One Pound of Smoked and Fried Jumbo Wings with Original Hot Sauce or Cherry Ancho Glaze, served with House made Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing, Celery Sticks
Salads
4.50
Mesclun Greens with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Carrots and Croutons Your Choice of Dressing
12.95
Grilled TenderloinCooked Medium Rare over Greens, Crumbled Smoked Cheddar, White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Topped with French Fries and Drizzled with Chimichurri Sauce
8.95
Cornbread Croutons, Creole Dressing, Spicy Chicken Tenderloins, SweetPeppers, Red Onions, Spiced Pecans, and Jack Cheese
8.50
Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Orange, Pumpkin Seeds and Goat Cheese, Sherry Vinaigrette (v)
6.95
Crisp Romaine, Radicchio and Roma Tomatoes, Creamy Caesar Dressing, Romano Cheese Straws ~ Grilled Chicken 10 .95 ~ Three Jumbo Shrimp 12.50 - 4oz. Medium Rare Steak 12.95
Sandwiches

Served with fresh cut fries and a pickle

7.50
Crispy Bacon, Romaine Lettuce, Tomato and Caesar Dressing on Toasted Brioche. Mediterranean Spinach Salad House Vinaigrette, Parmesan
7.50
Hummus, Caponata, Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini, Squash, Red Pepper, Provolone Cheese on Whole Grain Ciabatta Mediterranean Spinach Salad, House Vinaigrette, Parmesan (v)
7.95
Featured Half-Sandwich with Cup of Soup du Jour or Bistro Salad - Substitute Seasonal Soup +1.50
8.50
Featured Half-Sandwich or Whole Sandwich
8.50
Our House Smoked Pulled Pork, BBQ Sauce, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Red Onion and Tomato on a Soft Pretzel Roll, Pickle and French Fries
8.95
Roasted Turkey Breast, Tomato Jam, Provolone on Whole Grain Ciabatta Mediterranean Spinach Salad, House Vinaigrette, Parmesan
9.95
Smoked Salmon, Red Leaf Lettuce, Tomato and Horseradish Mayonnaise on Toasted Brioche, Mediterranean Spinach Salad, House Vinaigrette, Parmesan
8.95
6oz. of Ground Sirloin Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion on a Soft Pretzel Roll, Pickle and French Fries.
10.50
A Half-Pound of Ground Sirloin, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Sautéed Onions on a Rustic Roll, Pickle and French Fries
9.95
Ham, Turkey, Swiss Cheese, Bacon and Mayonnaise on White, Wheat or Rye Bread -Mediterranean Spinach Salad, House Vinaigrette, Parmesan
9.95
Corned Beef, Swiss cheese, Sauerkraut and Thousand Island Dressing on Grilled Marble Rye, Pickle and French Fries
9.95
Grilled Breast of Chicken, Swiss Cheese, Crisp Bacon, Garlic Mayonnaise and Honey Mustard on a Rustic Roll, Pickle and French Fries
12.95
Smoked Sliced Angus Prime Beef with Black Pepper Boursin Cheese andPortobello Mushroom on Onion Poppy Brioche Roll, Pickle and French Fries
8.95
Ham, Sautéed Mushrooms and Swiss Cheese with Herlocher’s Mustard on Whole Grain Ciabatta with Pickle and Mediterranean Salad
7.95
Tomato, Peppers, Onions and Cheddar Cheese on Sourdough Bread with Pickle and French Fries
Dinner Menu
Appetizers
13.95
A Seasonal Selection of Artisan Cheeses and Fresh Fruit Featuring Saga Bleu, Goot Essa Smoked Cheddar and Danish Havarti
10.95
Jumbo Shrimp and Lump Crabmeat with Sesame Seaweed Salad and Horseradish Cocktail Sauce
8.95
Tomato Jam, Hummus, Caponataand Garlic Olive Oil, with Assorted Artisan Breads (vegetarian)
11.95
Creamy Baked Brie with Candied Spiced Walnuts and Dried Cranberries served with Crackers (vegetarian)
11.50
Lightly Seasoned Lump Crabmeat and Roasted Corn with Mixed Greens, Spicy Remoulade (gluten-free)
Soups and Salads
Cup 3.50 / Bowl 6.50
Cup 4.75 / Bowl 9.25
Rich and Creamy Cheese Soup with a Touch of Ale, Garnished with Sautéed Bratwurst and Green Onion
4.50
Mesclun Greens, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Carrots, and Croutons, choice of dressing (vegetarian)
6.95
Crisp Romaine, Radicchio, Parmesan, Croutons and Roma Tomatoes with Creamy Caesar Dressing and Romano Cheese Straws
8.50
Baby Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Orange, Pumpkin Seeds and Goat Cheese finished with Sherry Vinaigrette
Entrees

Each entree, with the exception of the Fish and Chips and Duck Confit, will be served with buttermilk mashed potatoes and local vegetables

16.50
Fennel Pollen and Herb Roasted All-Natural Chicken Breast with Fig Chutney, Smashed Red Potatoes flavored with Sour Cream and Roasted Garlic
15.50
Pretzel Crusted All-Natural Chicken Breast topped with a Brown Honey Mustard Sauce, Smashed Red Potatoes flavored with Sour Cream and Roasted Garlic
19.95
Fresh Sea Scallops Broiled with Limoncello Butter, Wild Rice Medley
16.95
Mushroom Ravioli with Brie Mornay Sauce, Sautéed Mushrooms and Truffle Balsamic Glaze served with Chef’s Choice Vegetables (vegetarian)
17.95
A Classic Hungarian Sauce flavored with Paprika and Tomato and finished with Sour Cream, served with Spinach Spaetzle and Chef’s Choice Vegetable
22.95
Twin 4oz Beef Tenderloin Medallions Pan Roasted, Finished with Blue Cheese and Panko Bread Crumbs, Potato Pancakes, Port Wine Sauce
16.95
Fresh Fillet of Tilapia Crusted with Almonds, Complemented with a Honey Beurre Blanc and a Wild Rice Blend
17.95
Champagne, Sour Cream and Chive Sauce, Complemented with a Blend of Wild Rice
25.95
Topped with Classic Diane Butter flavored with Wild Mushrooms, Dijon Mustard, Shallots, Garlic and Brandy, Accompanied by a Baked Potato
25.95
Pan-seared Lamb Chops with Apple and Mint Compote served with Potato Pancakes and Chef’s Choice Vegetables
Market Price
Our Chef Prepared Fresh Fish of the Day