Tavern at GrayBarns helmed by Executive Chef Ben Freemole is a true gathering place for locals and guests seeking a destination culinary experience. Tavern continues the blend of old and new that the greater property embodies. The main dining room and bar area offer a warm and intimate dining experience that highlights New American cuisine assimilating flavors and techniques from traditional American cooking. Fusing history and traditionalism with fiercely powerful flavors, Tavern showcases relationships with local farms and purveyors and utilizes its own kitchen garden to enhance other seasonal ingredients.
Executive Chef Ben Freemole
Born and raised in western Montana, Chef Ben Freemole graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Portland, OR after studying creative writing at the University of Montana. Chef Ben has been fortunate enough to work in the kitchens of wd-50 (NYC), Major Food Group (NYC), the Fat Duck (UK) and Melisse (Santa Monica). During his time in the northeast he has fallen in love with the wealth of seafood from the coast, the abundance of produce and farmers in the Hudson Valley. He is excited to helm the GrayBarns culinary experience.
General Manager Justin Babella
Justin’s foray into hospitality began over 20 years ago, near his hometown in northern Connecticut. After gaining experience in every position of the front-of-house, Justin attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City where he explored his passion for food. Highlights of his career include working in the dining rooms and kitchens of Union Square Hospitality Group, Jean-Georges Management, Batali and Bastianich Hospitality Group, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. He has a love for the Hudson Valley, and lives with his fiance in Westchester, New York.
The Inn at GrayBarns
The Inn at GrayBarns boasts six beautifully appointed king suites with luxurious full baths, bedrooms and living areas. With a nod to Silvermine’s prolific past, the original post and beam structure, reclaimed wood and wide board oak floors tie each room to the natural environment. Custom design elements and classic details combined with contemporary fixtures, NEST thermostats, Le Labo amenities, SMEG, and Nespresso appliances reflect a modern home away from home.