Dining Policies

It is the responsibility of the members to ensure that their children and guests are dressed properly and neatly in accordance with the Dress Code. 

 
Please click on each of the headings below to learn more.

  • Dress Code
    • The style and fit of all apparel should be consistent with standards judged to be generally acceptable to the Club Membership. Members and their guests shall dress in a manner befitting the surroundings, atmosphere and specific occasions. It is the responsibility of the members to ensure that their children and guests are dressed properly and neatly in accordance with the dress code.

      "Denim, appropriate and tasteful, in any color, in good condition (no holes, rips, stains, shirts, shorts or cutoffs etc.), with suitable waist (not baggy or drooping) will be allowed on a trial basis in the clubhouse and outside areas to include the Grille Room, patios, locker rooms, tennis and pool facilities, and banquet rooms (for family events only), and when otherwise specified in the Club’s newsletter or event communications. If an event is advertised as 'country club casual' or 'no denim allowed,' jackets and long trousers will be required for men and appropriate attire for women. Management will be asked to monitor the impact of this policy change and its enforcement.”

      Men are required to wear long pants, collared or mock-style turtle neck shirts and jackets in the Albany Room or Berkshire Room or as decorum dictates. Dress standards may be waived for special activities and family functions as specified.

      Ladies are required to dress in appropriate evening attire during the evening of a more formal nature in the Albany Room or Berkshire Room or as decorum dictates. Dress standards may be waived for special activities and family functions as specified.

      Casual attire is permitted in the Grille and Helderberg rooms at all times unless specified.

      Golf hats or visors are NOT to be worn in dining areas by men.

      Golf Shirts must be tucked in unless specifically designed to be worn on the outside. For ladies, the midriff must be covered.


  • Reservations
    • Grille and Helderberg Room Casual Dining

      Reservations are strongly urged at all times for these areas so that we might serve you more efficiently. 

      Reservations will be held for thirty minutes past the time specified. Reservations unclaimed after thirty minutes will be forfeited. All reservations must be made for a specific time. "Open" reservations will not be accepted. The kitchen will be open for dinner at 5:00 p.m. and, in all cases, the food orders must be placed with the service personnel by 9:00 p.m. Reservations can be made directly through the website.

       

      Grille Room Seating

      Tables are assigned in order of when the reservation was taken. Reservations are logged in by time and window tables are filled first. Those reservations made last or "walk-ins" will be seated at the next available open table.



  • Children Dining
    • Age Definition for Family Dining:

      This proposed change recognizes that many children eight years old and older are mature enough to enjoy a Grille dining experience without disturbing other members and guests.

      As is always the case, it is the responsibility of a child's parent(s), or guardian(s), regardless of the child's age, to ensure that the child's dress and behavior is appropriate and does not detract from the experience of others dining.

      Usual civility and courtesy required of all members applies to those eighteen and under. Children's dress must conform to the dress code. Their natural energy, exuberance and curiosity (i.e. their behavior in general) must not interfere with other members. Obviously, parents are held responsible for their children's behavior. Again, the Board has delegated its authority to the General Manager and the supervisory staff to ensure proper behavior. The Board expects parents to respond to the General Manager and staff in a positive manner. A serious violation of this rule may result in the suspension or withdrawal of Club privileges.


  • Family Dining
    • This includes adults with at least one child under eight (8) years of age
       

      Helderberg Room

      During dinner service in season, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

      Grille Room

      Children are permitted in season, during dinner service on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday evenings. For those evenings when the Heldeberg Room (family dining) is not available due to private function, families with children under (8) may be served in the designated family section of the Grille Room (back of room behind the planters). Out of "golf" season, families with children younger than (8) may be seating in the family section of the Grille Room any evening.
       
      By State Law, children under the age of twenty-one may not sit at the Grille Bar. 

      Grille Patio Rules

      Children of all ages are allowed to dine on the Grille Patio at anytime. Children between eight and eighteen may use the Grille Room when accompanied by, and seated with, an adult. 

  • Cell Phone Policy
    • "In consideration of all members and guests, the use of cellular phones is not permitted in clubhouse dining areas, including the Grille Room Bar area. Members and guests receiving a cellular phone call while in these areas must immediately leave the dining room, in order to continue their conversation. Cellular phones may be used in other areas.