For a romantic evening out in Claremore, Oklahoma experience the Hammett House restaurant, located at 1616 West Will Rogers Boulevar. The Hammett House is open from 11:00 am- 9:00 pm Tuesday – Saturday and 11:00 am-8:00 pm on Sunday. Order a light entree and save room for one of their luscious desserts. Try the “Caramelized Salmon Spinach Salad” priced at $8.99. This salad is made with baby spinach, caramelized salmon, toasted almonds, red onion slivers, fresh strawberries and raspberry vinaigrette. Their 8 ounce fillet mignon is magnificent at $26.95. For dessert add a slice of homemade pie priced from $3.99 -$4.29. Their most popular selections are “Lemon Pecan,” “German Chocolate,” and “Peanut Butter Dream.”
Open since 1969 the Hammett House provides a relaxed atmosphere with excellent service. The aromas are exciting: steaks grilling, vegetables steaming, spices sizzling and fragrant lemon pies being prepared with tender care. You will be pampered.
The Pink House is another good choice for a romantic experience. The Pink House is a wonderful old house transformed into an eatery, located at 210 West 4th Street. There are several dining rooms to choose from. Each one is tastefully and meticulously decorated. Their are shopping areas throughout that offer soaps, lotions, scented oils, candles and toiletries. The Pink House is open Monday – Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Plan a romantic Saturday starting with lunch at the Pink House. Menu items include: quiches priced at $8.49, crisp fresh salads for $6,99, both half and whole sandwiches from $4.99 – $6.99, wraps at $6.99 each and specialties starting at $7.99.
A good choice is the “Southwestern Cobb Salad” made with grilled chicken, egg dices, black beans, red onion, avocado, bacon, salsa and romaine. Another good choice is their “Summer Wrap” a sun-dried tomato tortilla filled with avocado, alfalfa sprouts, swiss cheese, cucumber, red bell pepper, lettuce, tomato, red onions and homemade dill dressing. Finish your lunch with their “Signature Baked Fudge.” It is an ooey-gooey chocolate goodie. A half serving is only $1.99.
The atmosphere is enchanting with tantalizing fragrances. On your way out stop for a moment or two and swing together on the porch amid ivies and gorgeous fresh blooming flowers. What a way to start the perfect romantic weekend.
The Belvidere Mansion rests at 4th Street and Chickasaw. It is a perfectly restored 1907 Victorian masterpiece containing over 3000 square feet on three stories and a tower on each of its four corners. Decorated with lace curtains and period furniture, it is a step back in time. The “Tea Room” is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Slip away from the rat race Friday at noon and start the weekend off romantically at the historic Belvidere.
Sandwiches and salads are priced at $6.50 – $7.50, soup is $2.50 as a compliment to an entree. Desserts range from $3.00 – $3.50. Enjoy a “Canterbury Classic” chicken salad with grapes and fresh pineapple topped with almond chips on a croissant. Perhaps you might fancy a “Regency” roast beef sandwich with horseradish sauce on the side, Brighten your selection with peach tea. For the grand finale experience the Belvidere’s cheesecake with caramel pecan sauce and the mood is set.
Visit at least one of the towers and the Victorian gift shop before slipping away. The gift shop offers fine lace, period dolls and teapots. The charm and elegance starts as you pull up out front and witness the majesty of the structure. Once the door is opened you are greeted with richly polished scented woodwork, linens and lace. The Belvidere Mansion will take your breath away.