The Putnam House
As a grand, Victorian mansion built in 1852, The Putnam House cuts an imposing presence from the outside. But once guests waltz through the door, or settle in between green leaves and red brick on the sun-dappled patio, all ideas of fussiness melt away, warmed by the fragrance of made-to-order comfort food and the smiles of welcoming servers. Brunches, lunches, and dinners see plates heaped with slow-cooked, hickory barbecue ribs; hearty entrée salads topped with the likes of blackened scallops and steak; and burger sliders that diners build from the bun up.
Given these sumptuous eats, it's clear the kitchen is the home's most important room, even if it's one guests never see. But the Putnam House brims with all manner of rooms, halls, and hideaways, and this quality lends it part of its special identity—especially if you're there to throw a banquet. The main dining room's Victorian decor and hand-crafted wood furniture cultivates a cozy atmosphere. The wood paneled tap room offers a warm, casual setting with televisions to watch the games.