Woolverton Inn restaurant dining

Our Philosophy

Step into a world where culinary artistry meets rustic charm, where every dish tells a story of passion and creativity. At The Woolverton Inn, Chef Lance Knowling brings a symphony of flavors to life, weaving together local ingredients and global inspirations with expert technic and creativity. Dedicated to excellence and with a flair for innovation, Chef Lance invites you on a gastronomic journey like no other, promising an unforgettable dining experience that tantalizes the senses and leaves a lasting impression.

dining at Northridge Restaurant

Welcome to a realm where every bite is a masterpiece, and every meal is an occasion to savor. Welcome to Chef Lance Knowling’s culinary haven at The Woolverton Inn.

Chef Lance Knowling and Woolverton Inn owners

Meet Chef Lance Knowling

Chef Lance Knowling has made his mark at every level of the culinary scene. His vast experience ranges from working at upscale hotels, caterers, and fine dining restaurants in the New York City metropolitan area, to opening several of his own highly acclaimed restaurants in northern New Jersey.

Chef Lance’s talents have been recognized by The New York Times, The New York Daily News, New Jersey Monthly, Time Out New York, The Star Ledger, Black Enterprise, and Zagat, among many others. While his specialties include southern cuisine and Kansas City barbeque, his range of cooking expertise is significant and impressive.

Chef Lance recently moved back to the Northeast from Texas, and is now our Executive Chef. Under his leadership, Chef Lance will direct all aspects of our culinary offerings, including our signature 3-course breakfast, dining at Northridge Restaurant, and catering for special events.

Discover Culinary Delights

Enjoy our signature country breakfast or savor dinner and Sunday brunch at the soon-to-open Northridge Restaurant.

breakfast at Woolverton Inn

Our signature country breakfast is a highlight of every stay at Woolverton Inn. Wake up to freshly-ground coffee each morning, followed by a delectable selection of entrees with fresh ingredients that change daily. The setting and service matters too. Enjoy your first meal of the day al fresco, or in our historic dining room. We also provide room service if you prefer “breakfast in bed.” Your server will be there with a smile, and always happy to accommodate any special requests.

  • Breakfast is served daily: 8:30-10am at the Manor House
  • Coming Soon: Sunday Brunch from 10:30am-2:00pm at Northridge Restaurant
dining at Northridge Restaurant at Woolverton Inn
On-site Restaurant

We are excited to announce that soon we will be opening our new on-site restaurant, lovingly named Northridge (which is what the Seymour family called the property when they were the primary residents in the 1930s-40’s.) Northridge Restaurant is located in the east wing of the historic 1830’s Barn, which has been completely restored over the last 4 years and will be available for hosting private or community events.

Under the guiding hand of Executive Chef Lance Knowling, Northridge will offer dinner to onsite Woolverton guests and local visitors looking for inspired, delicious cuisine, at the magical , bucolic setting of Woolverton Inn. Join us for dinner Wednesdays – Saturdays, and on Sundays for Brunch or Supper.