Thick brocade curtains, soft seating, and ornate chandeliers cosset diners in an elegant atmosphere at Marie Livingston's Steakhouse. In 1992, the restaurant's matriarch and namesake parlayed years of menu-making into opening her own eatery, which she still runs today with her two daughters. Her sweet Alabama twang and gracious hospitality float through the air as she works both the front and back of the house, greeting guests at the door and ensuring each steaming dish and housemade dessert represents her name well. A secret-recipe steak sauce coats her selection of USDA Choice steaks and chops, all grilled over an open flame rather than a flat pan or a Senate subcommittee. And accompanying each are fluffy, family-recipe yeast rolls that have kept a stable of regulars coming back for more.
In a building once thought by many in the industry to be unsuitable for a restaurant, elegance enfolds guests and proves naysayers wrong. An entryway with a dome of distressed silver leaf and a vintage red sofa opens onto a dining area enhanced underfoot by marble and hardwood floors, and overhead by bright-red drop lighting. Black and cream flow throughout, with dark baseboards and crown molding lining the light walls, and large curved booths leading the eye to a black granite bar.
Rhonda Foster, owner and head chef of Liam’s Restaurant, founded Liam's with two maxims in mind: think locally and organically, and take the pretension out of fine dining. After hot-gluing the restaurant into a cozy, historic brick building in downtown Thomasville, Rhonda began purchasing ingredients from local sustainable-growth farms. To this day, Rhonda and her employees take an active role in every step of the farm-to-table process, whether they’re touring the actual farms to ensure their methods are organic or they're hunting for wild turkey and duck themselves.
From the open kitchen, chefs transmogrify the fruits, vegetables, meats, and artisan cheeses of their research into ever changing seasonal menu, which includes daily seafood specials such as the mushroom-crusted Ahi Tuna. Diners can look in on the cooksmanship while chatting with Rhonda and her husband Scott about culinary techniques or chewing strategies as the two slow-cook enticing dishes, such as the sautéed Duck & Mushroom confit with truffle oil. For smaller appetites, the duo plates up a selection of nearly a hundred artisan cheeses flown, shipped, or catapulted in from around the globe.
Craft brews from breweries like Dogfish Head and North Coast line the shelves alongside wines from California, Germany, and France. Liam’s also serves up weekday lunch and a Saturday European-style brunch, and periodically hosts themed events such as chocolate tastings, Taste of Spain, Lobsterfest, and Beer Club.:m]]
At Beef 'O' Brady's, hungry herds can satisfy hankerings for flavor stampedes with an extensive pub-style menu served in a sports-themed spot. Thrill-seeking taste buds dive tongue first into a wing basket laced with any of 11 different sauces and accompanied by fries, coleslaw, and blue-cheese dressing ($8.99) or beer-battered onion rings served with Beef's spicy dipping sauce ($6.69).
The Governors Inn is a 41 room boutique hotel prominently located one block from Floridas Capitol Building and Complex on Tallahassees famous Adams Street Commons. Its much to be envied location places the hotel in the midst of legislative activities fine restaurants football gatherings and downtowns many events such as Springtime Tallahassee and Saturday Market Days. The Governors Inn is also within walking distance to Florida State University and a short drive from FAMU and Tallahassee Community College making it the ideal home base for graduation orientation and university activities. The State Supreme Court Museum of Florida History Challenger Center and much more are all just a short walk away.Guests to the recently refurbished Inn enjoy a complete array of services and amenities some customary others pleasantly out of the ordinary.European Turndown Service Complimentary Breakfast and CocktailsFree Daily Newspapers Complimentary Valet Parking WiFi and Business Services Pillowtop Bedding Flat Screen Televisions and much more. The security afforded by the Valet Parking is an added amenity. The hotel is also a non smoking facility and in the midst of converting to a green hotel.Opened in 1983 in what was originally a stable the interiors feature the original exposed stable beams giving this recently renovated first class establishment a taste of the past. Opening onto our lamp and sky lit hallways are 41 rooms and suites each named for a Governor from Floridas past. From the two room spacious Spessard Holland Suite ideal for the perfect wedding night to the loft bedrooms overlooking a private wood burning fireplace you can find the right room to make your visit memorable. Each room is uniquely decorated featuring antique four poster beds English pub table writing desks and armoires. The complimentary breakfast and cocktail hour gives guests the opportunity to meet and network with people throughout Florida and the world.The Governors Inns greatest
Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection is in the heart of Tallahassee, walking distance from Florida Governor's Mansion and Meginnis-Monroe House. This hotel is within close proximity of Knott House Museum and New Capitol Building.
Make yourself at home in one of the 117 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms feature showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness facility, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional amenities include wedding services and a television in the lobby.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Tallahassee? This hotel has 7500 square feet (675 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
Andy Reiss, the fellow behind Andrew's Downtown, is a longtime restaurateur and ardent advocate of businesses in the city center. The Italian fusion sister of Andrew's Capital Grill & Bar, Andrew's 228 offers small plates and entrees in a classy bistro setting. Chefs here prepare Mediterranean-inspired nibbles, such as calamari and chorizo in red wine, along with decidedly American snacks that include black-eyed pea hummus with potato chips and rock shrimp popcorn with saffron-Old Bay aioli. The meats showcased in the main courses come from sustainable farms and local waters, while much of the produce hails from area fields or Mother Earth's crisper drawer.