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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, including appetizers like jumbo coconut shrimp and fried calamari and mains like grilled swordfish with chilled avocado mousse and citrus or braised beef short bread. Brunch options lean more toward lighter savory fare than the sweet dishes you might be used to. You may find salmon with broccolini, Maryland crab cakes or even a center-cut pork chop, and entrée-size salads such as the “fireside” with caramelized pecans, blue cheese and pears or a classic Caesar. Food aside, the Country House has another draw: the resident spirit, Annette Williamson, who has haunted the restaurant for more than three hundred years.