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Whether you're planning a golf outing, wedding reception, party, meeting or other event, Chauncey provides the ideal setting. It's also the perfect place to gather with friends for a meal. Guests can enjoy casual elegance in the Solomon Dining Room as well as the relaxed atmosphere of new C- Bar & Lounge. And festive special events— from outdoor barbecues to elegant receptions—are our specialty.

Solomon Room

The Solomon Room, Chauncey's main dining room, has expansive windows that look onto tranquil views of the lake, lawn and gardens. The Executive Chef, John Shirley, Vice Conseiller Culinare of Chaine des Rotisseurs, uses local artesian products and produce, fresh herbs from his garden located on the grounds (seasonal).

Celebrate Easter with Brunch in the Solomon Dining Room at Chauncey!

Sunday, March 31, 2013 (advanced reservations required)

 Adults $39.95; Children from 5 to 12 years old $19.95 (children 4 and under, complimentary)

Prices do not include tax or gratuity (Groups of 6 or more are subject to 20% gratuity)


Continental Display

 Selection of Breakfast Breads and Pastry to include:

Danish, Muffins, Crumb Cake, Bagels, Croissants, Scones

Accompanied with Whipped Strawberry, Chive and Plain Cream Cheeses

Peanut Butter, Whipped Butter, and Preserves


Cold Displays

Smoked Atlantic Salmon

with Chopped Egg Whites, Chopped Egg Yolks, Minced Red Onion, Capers, Dill Sour Cream


Dried, Smoked and Cured Meats to include Prosciutto, Smoked Duck, Sopresatta, Capo Ham, Salami and Pepperoni

Domestic and International Cheeses

Danish Bleu, Smoked Gouda, French Brie, New York Cheddar and New Jersey Goat Cheese

Crusty Baguettes, Ficelles, Lavasch, and Breadsticks

Pickled and Cured Vegetables

 Pepperoncini, Cherry Peppers, Blended Olives, Marinated Artichokes, Caponata, Roast Red and Yellow Peppers

Chilled Asparagus wit  Sauce Maltais

Tomato and Mozzarella with Fresh Basil, and Balsamic Vinaigrette


Action Stations

Omelets with Variety of fillings

Roast Ham with Sweet Pineapple & Clove Glaze French Mustard

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Leg of Lamb with Rosemary Glace and Mint Jelly


Breakfast Offerings

Eggs Benedict, Quiche Lorraine, Corned Beef Hash, Potatoes O’Brien. Smoked Bacon and Country Sausage


Lunch Offerings

Oven Baked Salmon Fillet with Apple Butter Sauce

Herb Cheese and Panko Crusted French Breast of Chicken

Farfalle Pasta with Shrimp, Spinach, Mushrooms, Light Basil Coulis

Fresh Spring Vegetables & Wild Rice Pilaf


Dessert Buffet

Limoncello Raspberry Mousse Cake, Key Lime Cheesecake, Butterscotch and Chocolate Bread Pudding, Strawberry Shortcake Mouse Parfaits, Fresh Fruit Tarts, Carrot Cake, Snickers Pie, Bourbon Pecan Tart, Rich Chocolate Ganache Cake and Macaroons


At Chauncey Kids Get Their Own Buffet!

Let the kids visit our festive kid sized buffet area with special foods for young tastes.  The menu includes: 

Chicken Fingers with Barbecue, Honey Mustard and Ketchup dipping Sauces

Hot Dogs with Sauerkraut, Relish, Ketchup and Mustard

Macaroni and Cheese, Buttered Corn and Baked Beans

Chocolate Cake, Watermelon Wedges, Pudding Parfaits, Assorted Cookies, Brownies and Blondie’s

C Bar

The C Bar features casual fare and beverage service in a lively bistro atmosphere overlooking the lake and grounds. with indoor and outdoor (seasonal) seating.  Gather with friends in the C Bar and join us for our version of Happy Hour...we call it "Hungry Hour" and enjoy half price appetizers from the bar menu! Offered Monday - Friday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Warm Up, Gather With Friends And Winter Warmer Cocktails at the C Bar!

We'll be offering a different coffee and hot chocolate beverage each week.

Specialy Cocktails are Just $5.00 Per Cup!


C Bar Appetizer Menu:

Shrimp Ceviche   $11

Citrus Marinated with Garlic Herb Crostini

 Pita Chip Dippers $8

Featuring Our Fresh Hummus and Olive Tapenade

 Wings of the World $8

Buffalo – Teriyaki – Sweet Texas BBQ

 Chicken Tenders $8

 Honey Mustard – Texas BBQ

 Classic Nachos,  $9

Beef Chili, Cheddar, Jalapenos, Guacamole & Salsa

 Artisan Cheese Plate $11

Chef’s Choice of Cheeses with Sweet Fig Spread and a Variety of Crostini


Flame Grilled Pizza Rustica $10

Fresh Hand Rolled Rustic Style Thin Crust Pizza

Choose From: Cheese, Margarita, Sausage, Pepperoni, Philly Cheese Steak, Penne Vodka, Caesar, Chicken,            Grilled   Veggie

 Ask Your Server about Our Weekly Pizza Specials

Add $1 for each additional topping

Also enjoy Soup, Salads, Dinner Entrees and Desserts !

Looking for an Informal Private Gathering? Guarantee a minimum of $750 in F&B revenue and you can reserve the C Bar for a private two-hour party ending by 7pm.  Email Contact Catering Sales to book your next event!  You can contact us at or 609-279-6469.

(C Bar subject to closure for private ahead to confirm availability)

Afternoon Tea 

Seatings are offered Wednesday through Saturday starting at 3:00 pm. Reservations are required, and must be guaranteed with a credit card.  Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance or full charges will apply.

Tea is served in the Solomon Dining Room or our cozy Brodsky Art Gallery on fine English bone china, featuring loose leaf teas from Mighty Leaf Teas.  Mighty Leaf infuses life into an ancient indulgence by creating teas that reaches new heights of quality and innovation.

Classic Tea:

Personal pot of tea, savory tea sandwiches, assorted sweets, and fresh baked scones served with our  house-made jam and English Devonshire cream.  $20.00 per person (ages 13 and up)

Royal Tea:

Added to the Classic tea you can enjoy a  glass of  champagne or mimosa. $25.00 per person

Little Prince and Princess Tea:

Our Chef will gladly adjust their menu to flatter the tastes of our young patrons.  Children (ages 7 to 12)  $16.00 per child; Children (6 and under) $11.00 per child


Afternoon Tea Reservations:

Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance directly with our Restaurant Reservations agent at 609-921-3600 or by email at Please call at least 24 hours to cancel an existing reservation to avoid charges on your credit card.  

Afternoon Tea Prices:

Our standard tea prices are as follows:

  • Royal - $25 (includes a glass of champagne or mimosa)
  • Classic - $20
  • Little Prince & Princess Tea - (ages 7 to 12) - $16
  • Children under 7 - $11

Special-Event Teas are offered throughout the year, are priced according to featured guest (see details below in the Special-Event Tea section)

Afternoon Tea gift certificates are not valid on Special-Tea dates.

Private or Semi-Private Group Afternoon Tea Events:

For parties of 15 guests or more, please call Cathy Geer in Catering Sales at 609-279-6469 or email to inquire about holding your next special event at Chauncey. Ideal setting for all occasions from bridal and baby showers to birthdays and casual gatherings of family and friends. We can tailor our afternoon tea menu to suit your group's needs and make your special occasion in Princeton a memorable one.

Private Afternoon Tea parties for up to 100 guests pricing:

  • Royal - $37
  • Classic - $32
  • Little Prince & Princess Tea - (ages 7 to 12) - $16
  • Children under 7 - $11

Private party pricing includes a celebration cake sized based on guaranteed number of guests, house table linens, use of private room (dining room may be reserved from 2:30-5pm for parties of 40 or more).

Special Teas:

Special-Event teas are hosted by either Eliza Blackwell Dupree or Taking Tea InStyle.

Eliza is a gifted storyteller who will arrive in full costume and delight you with stories based on the topic noted for the event.  You will enjoy listening to Eliza as she tells her story filled with interesting facts and humor, as you are transported back to a different time.   The Princess & Pirate Costume Tea and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" Teas are all appropriate for children and will delight the adults as well!  The "Catherine the Great" and "Dowager Countess/Violet Crowley/Downton Abbey" teas are not appropriate for children under the age of 13.

Taking Tea InStyle will facilitate Social Etiquette & Dining Skills Workshop (SEW) Teas.  These parties are intended for youth and are age specific.  The programs aid children in developing strong social skills and good manners.  Adults are required to remain on hotel property while the children are in the workshop (adult tea will be available during these hours, at standard tea prices, reservations are required for adults as well).

Taking Tea InStyle will also facilitate two adult special-event teas.  Tea Tasting & Blending Tea (you'll create your very own blends and take them home!) and an "Unwind & De-Stress Tea" to help you unwind before the holiday rush begins!

CHILDREN'S SPECIAL EVENT TEAS (from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) 

Taking Tea InStyle teas to be Re-scheduled to to snow.  Check website mid-February for new dates!

Taking Tea InStyle - SEW (ages 9-11)  $29.00 per child

Taking Tea InStyle - SEW (ages 6-9) $29.00 per child

Taking Tea InStyle - SEW (ages 12-14) $35.00 per child

Taking Tea InStyle - SEW  (ages 15-18) $35.00 per child

Sun., 10/26:  Princess & Pirate Costume Tea (Eliza Dupree, children are encouraged to dress in costume) $25 for children 12 and under; $35 for 13 and older

 Sun., 12/14:  'Twas The Night Before Christmas (Eliza Dupree, appropriate for all!) $25 for children 12 and under; $35 for 13 and older.

ADULT SPECIAL-EVENT TEAS (served from 3pm-5pm, not recommended for children under 13)

Price per person for all adult Special-Event Teas is $35.00 for Classic Tea or $40.00 per person for Royal Tea

Sun., 4/6:  Catherine The Great Tea (Eliza Dupree)

Thur., 5/1:  Tea Tasting & Tea Blending Educational Tea (Taking Tea InStyle)

Sat., 6/14:  "Dowager Countess/Violet Crowley" Downton Abbey themed Tea (Eliza Dupree)

Sun., 11/16:  Pre-Holiday Unwind & De-Stress Tea (Taking Tea InStyle)

Wed., 12/10:  American Boy Training Choir Tea (featuring the choir singing holiday favorites)