Westhampton, New York: Musketeers and Castle

An Italian restaurant that looks like a castle, originally opened in 1928. The 12-foot-tall fencing Musketeer statues and castle date to the late 1800s, built by artist Theophilus Brower, who wanted a castle similar to one he'd seen in Seville, Spain.

Casa Basso Restaurant

Address:
59 Montauk Hwy., Westhampton, NY
Directions:
On Montauk Hwy between Seabreeze Ave. and Old Country Rd
Hours:
Daily opens 5 pm, closed M (Call to verify)
Phone:
631-288-1841
RA Rates:
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2017 photo of the castle.

Castle with Sculptures

If you want a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach, you should take Montauk Highway through Westhampton, NY (about 80 miles east of Manhattan), and you will come across a castle with all sorts of sculptures around and on top of it - swordfighters, wrestlers, animals, etc. Inside is a pretty fair Italian restaurant (I recommend the veal dishes and the desserts).

[WKramer777, 07/26/1999]

Casa Basso was built in the late 1800s by a rich American named Theophilus Brower, who liked castles and had an overactive imagination when it came to medieval ornamentation. It's been a restaurant since 1928! May 2017: Photo added.

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