Nittany Lion Inn: Indulge in wine and outdoor summer dining

The Nittany Lion Inn, located on campus, is Happy Valley's premier hotel experience where comfort and quality meet Penn State tradition. It features The Dining Room, a fine dining restaurant that turns any meal into a special occasion, and Whiskers, a casual, pub-style eatery. And, as if their signature menus were not delicious enough (that lobster bisque!), their specials like Winesday and PA on the Patio highlight their extensive wine list, imaginative dishes and delicious seasonal foods. Turn a meal into an unforgettable experience at The Nittany Lion Inn.  

 

Explore the world's wines with Tastes of the World and Winesday 

The Dining Room is the only restaurant in State College to hold the Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for their extensive wine selection, and it shows with their lineup of special dining. Explore wines of the world with their bimonthly Tastes of the World Wine Dinners that tour a specific wine region and offer a personalized wine and dining experience that's one of a kind. Past destinations include Portugal, South Africa and Bordeaux, France. Can't wait? Every Wednesday is Winesday at The Inn — starting at 5 p.m., enjoy wine and small plates at a great price in a relaxed atmosphere.  

 

PA on the Patio 

This summer, you need to be enjoying PA on the Patio at The Nittany Lion Inn! With a curated selection of Pennsylvania micro-brews and chef-inspired grilled tapas featuring the very best in seasonal fruits, vegetables and local meats like bison bratwurst, chicken and brisket grilled to perfection. No reservations needed! 

 

Sunday brunch at The Dining Room 

Sunday brunch at The Dining Room has been a longtime tradition in Happy Valley. The weekend seems even better with their lavish brunch, which includes carved meats, waffles, omelets, fresh fruit and much more. 

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