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Country House Restaurant Review: The romance of Stony Brook village is well embodied at Country House. The Old Field Room and the Fireside Room both have working fireplaces, while those interested in dining under the stars should explore the Garden Room, an enclosed greenhouse-style patio. The American menus change regularly, but always include a number of creative dishes as well as classics. Brunch options lean more toward lighter savory fare than the sweet dishes you might be used to. Grilled jumbo shrimp, salmon and crab cakes are all frequent players, as are Elaine’s “Great Big Salads” with combinations like caramelized pecans, blue cheese and pear or chopped garden vegetables. For dinner, the menu is far more extensive. Appetizers include many of the brunch items as well as grilled lamb lollipops with a horseradish crème. On offer for the main course are twin duck legs confit with potato au gratin. For a treat, try the grilled 20-ounce bone-in Black Angus Kansas strip. Food aside, the Country House has another draw: the resident spirit, Annette Williamson, who has haunted the restaurant for over three hundred years.