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Dine a la Fauchère with three venues available for you to enjoy: The Delmonico Room, Bar Louis, or Outdoors on Our Porch!
The Delmonico Room at the Hotel Fauchère features fine regional American cuisine in an elegant and traditional setting.
The Delmonico Room is named after Louis Fauchère’s friends, the Delmonico brothers, who owned the famous Delmonico’s restaurant in New York in the mid 19th century, where Louis Fauchère was a master chef before opening the Hotel Fauchere in 1852. Like Fauchère, the Delmonicos were French-speaking natives of Switzerland.
Until the early 19th century, what we think of today as “fine dining” was only available in private homes or private clubs. A hotel or tavern might serve food, but it was offered as an accommodation to their guests or travelers. After the French Revolution, enough of a middle and upper-middle class emerged to support free-standing culinary destinations.
The Delmonico brothers brought this emerging Parisian “a la carte” dining trend to the U.S., opening in New York in the late 1820s.
Delmonico’s established one of the first truly American culinary traditions, and introduced many dishes that are well-known today. They “invented” the hamburger as a sandwich, as well as Lobster Newburg, Lobster Thermidor, potatoes au gratin, Eggs Benedict and, of course, the famed (and mouthwatering) Delmonico cut of steak.
A portrait of Louis Fauchère hangs prominently in the Delmonico Room, overseeing every dish served.
Located on the ground level of the hotel, Bar Louis is an elegant, stylish and contemporary environment for casual dining,
serving an eclectic menu of food and cocktails from lunch to dinner.
Bar Louis’ innovative menu features signature dishes like Sushi Pizza and Malanga Chips, but also includes classics from Onion Soup to Steak Frites, in addition to burgers, fish, fowl, hand-made pasta and vegetarian entrees.
The sleek space was designed by architect William Reue to be “subtle, timeless and elegant.” One of our guests’ favorite details: an enormous photograph that sits behind the bar of Andy Warhol and John Lennon, taken by Christopher Makos. Additional Makos’ photographs entitled “icons of the 80s” are featured in Bar Louis, including Andy Warhol with Bill Murray, Jack Nicholson, Debbie Harry, Jean Michel-Basquiat, Liza Minelli with John Lennon, Andy Warhol with Elizabeth Taylor, and Andy Warhol with Salvador Dali.
The photographs were taken at the Andy Warhol ‘Factory’ in the 70s and 80s.
In warmer months or the chillier months, there’s no better place than the front porch of the Hotel Fauchère – one of the most popular dining venues in the region. Alfresco porch seating, offers a front-row seat to the busy life of a small-town and historic main street. The Porch serves the same menu as Bar Louis.
We’ve revamped our porch dining to accommodate diners throughout the year, even during the chilly months. We’ve installed powerful 6,000-watt infrared heaters on the ceiling, and we’ve installed plexiglass wind blocks to help keep diners warm.
Our outdoor tables are set with blankets to help keep diners cozy. Fresh blankets are rotated through service and sanitized after use and laundered nightly.
Bar Louis on The Porch will stay open as long as guests are comfortable. Call for updated hours of service.