Cornish Manor at Deep Creek Lake
I normally don’t have to stray too far from Deep Creek Lake to have a magnificent dining experience, but I do have a soft spot for Cornish Manor in Oakland, Maryland. Travel a mere 15 minutes from the center of the lake and you’ll be treated to a superb upscale dining experience in this historic restaurant.
The building was constructed back in 1868 by Judge Wilson J. Lambert who hailed from Washington D.C. This area was a very popular place for the wealthy folks from the east to come relax and get away from the humid heat that blankets the coast during the summertime. The property changed hands through the years until it was bought by a gentleman who went by the name of Lou Cornish who made it into a restaurant /cocktail lounge in the late 50’s after renovating it.
In 2004 Jacques Hourtal chef/owner took over Cornish Manor after it just went through another major renovation. Jacques has transformed this place into one of the most respected fine dining establishments in and around the Deep Creek Lake area. There menu is consistently outstanding and there service is impeccable. Come chill out in a very relaxing atmosphere and have a nice bottle of fine wine to accompany succulent seafood, pasta, meat, or poultry dishes. Jacques and his well trained kitchen/serving staff will be there to make sure you have a fantastic dining experience.