The Frederick Hotel, built in downtown Huntington in 1905–06 at a cost of $400,000, was touted during its heyday as the most elegant hotel between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. In addition to its 125 sleeping rooms, 45 of which had private bathrooms, the hotel also had 11 private dining rooms plus the Colonade Restaurant and the Elephant Walk Club. The hotel had its own power generators in the basement and an elaborate stained glass window in the lobby. It rented space to many shops and businesses on its first floor, which fronted on Fourth Avenue and 10th Street in the heart of the town. The owners claimed they traveled to Chicago and spent $100,000 for the hotel furnishings (SOURCE).This elegant hotel houses "21 at the Frederick," a fine dining restaurant that looks as though it was plucked from a different era. Checkerboard floors, large architectural pieces, sophisticated artwork and intricate design give this place a very classy vibe. That, and the group of women literally wearing gowns who entered before I did (though I think they were just there for an event).
Ten years ago, 21 opened its doors to the public in a really cool space inside the historic Frederick Hotel in dowtown Huntington, WV. Our mission since then has been to provide a unique dining experience, starting with the best ingredients that we are able to find, preparing them to order using a mix of classic and modern techniques, and delivering them to the table with great service. We invite you to come and experience the best our town has to offer - cocktails, fine wines and great food - all served in our beautiful restaurant! (ABOUT)Let's start with the bread, because I'm actually excited to talk about this bread. It's buttery and garlicky and really, really good.
Their entrees include a filet mignon, lobster trail, pan-seared trout, and lamb chops. And, the one I had a hard time passing up - scallops. I can't help it; I love scallops. These were seared, served atop a bed of mushroom risotto and I had a side of macaroni & cheese - so basically a combination of some of my absolute favorite things.
Everything was fantastic. It was pretty heavy, so I ended up taking most of it home. But, I enjoyed every bite. If you're in the mood to get a little fancy, it's a nice option in Huntington.