Ehrhardt’s Restaurant and Bar Remain Open
TAFTON, PA—The restaurant and bar at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort remain open for business during renovations leading up to the property’s relaunch in May as Silver Birches Resort under the ownership of Settlers Hospitality Group, which purchased Ehrhardt’s in fall 2015.
The new restaurant and bar at Silver Birches will be known as The Dock on Wallenpaupack. Subject to municipal approvals, the signature feature of The Dock will be its expanded lakefront dining on a covered deck open from late-spring to early-fall.
A new bar with lake-view seating will be added within the existing restaurant space. The existing bar area will become a quick serve breakfast restaurant and coffee shop, open daily in the morning, under the Cocoon Coffee House brand, similar to its sister location at the Hawley Silk Mill.
Casual Dining at Affordable Prices
Executive Chef Ben Sutter of Settlers Hospitality Group will oversee the culinary aspect of The Dock; and Craig Ehrhardt will be the General Manager. “Working with the Ehrhardt family is a treat,” says Sutter. “They are some of the best people in this industry, truly big hearted family people. I’m looking forward to growing a team that has pride and a great work ethic.”
The Dock on Wallenpaupack will offer quality casual dining at affordable prices similar to those of Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant. The menu will feature a combination of water-inspired foods and culinary twists on vintage classic dishes that would have been prominent when Baby Boomers were kids¾comfort foods such as soups, snacks, salads, sandwiches, and light entrees. The selections will include items like Smoked Freshwater Perch Chowder for $4.50, Housemade Lump Crab Cakes for $23.95, House Brined Turkey Breast and Applewood Smoked Bacon Club on Housemade Bread for $9.95, and Basket of Shrimp & Lobster ‘Donut Holes’ for $9.50.
To the extent possible, ingredients will be sourced locally and prepared to order. A daily “Lake Break” from 4 to 6 p.m. will feature drink and snack specials. The restaurant will continue to have evening weekend entertainment. Music on the deck on Sunday afternoons, in season, will become a new Dock tradition.
Upgrades to The Dock’s and Waterfront’s¾the resort’s event facility¾façade and entranceway will reflect Silver Birches’ mid-20th century vintage resort aesthetic, comparable to the classic Catskills, Adirondacks or New England genre.
Silver Birches had been the name of the property from 1928, when George and Rachel Singer built the inn, until the late 1980s when the name was changed to Ehrhardt’s.
Silver Birches Resort will join its sister properties, The Settlers Inn and Ledges Hotel, as a member of Historic Hotels of America and Select Registry.
Silver Birches’ Grand Opening is slated for May 20.Visit www.SilverBirchesResortPA.com for more information.