- “Welcome to the Explorer's Club Restaurant. It is here, in this a warm, and convivial atmosphere that Albert and I meet with our fellow members to dine and share tales of our travels. Each item on display holds a special place in our hearts and a story well worth telling again and again.”
- ―From the Diary of Lord Henry Mystic, June 12, 1908
Discover a globetrotting menu of daringly delicious flavors from Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Select the dishes from the 4 food stations, pay for your meal and settle in to recount your adventures at one of 5 elaborately themed dining rooms.
Uncover Indonesian culinary treasures like sensational nasi goreng fried rice or hearty Javanese vegetable curry. Survey the edible landscape of Japan by ordering a delectable bento box with baked salmon, crunchy deep-fried chicken steak with vegetable fried rice or shabu-shabu with mixed vegetables. Set sail for Korean classics like steamy ginseng chicken soup, roasted BBQ beef short ribs or sautéed rice cakes. Make the find of a lifetime with Southeast Asian favorites including Hainanese chicken rice and Javanese vegetable curry.
Dine Around the World
Henry Mystic built his club to resemble five countries that he admired—China, India, Russia, Morocco and Egypt. As a member of the renowned Society of Explorers and Adventurers, Lord Mystic traveled the world in search of uncharted lands and extraordinary artifacts. He built Explorer's Club Restaurant to welcome fellow club members and to pay tribute to some of the society’s favorite places.
While the exterior and main hall of the club are faithful to the predominant Victorian architecture of the time—with eclectic touches inspired by North Africa and Indonesia—the 5 incredible dining rooms contain the materials and treasures that Lord Mystic brought back from exotic regions that he explored.
The Chinese Room features rich black, red and gold colors offset by an exquisite jade sculpture of an elegant dancer from the Tang dynasty. Not to be outdone, the striking Indian Room is burnished with lavish dark wood paneling, intricate carvings and ornate crystal chandeliers.
The skillfully crafted wall molding and fine ceramic tiles decorating the stove bring warmth to the cozy Russian Room. Most dramatically, the light and airy Moroccan Room is contrasted with the adjoining dark and tomb-like Egyptian Room—which is the resting place to a gold-laden sarcophagus.
- Props from the Adventurers Club's Mask Room can be found in the restaurant. Henry placed them here as he noticed the movement of their eyes when on display in the house and he found it unnerving.