R & R


July 11, 2022

From June 23rd to June 26th the Steaming Tender Restaurant will be closed for kitchen maintenance. This is a great opportunity for our staff to get away for a bit, to enjoy time with family and friends. Beach trips are being arranged, home renovations are underway, family dinner parties are being prepared, along with some much need R&R – that is what’s on the calendar for that week. In railway terminology, R&R stands for “railroad”. However, the type of R&R our staff is looking forward to is “rest and recreation”. The restaurant industry is a fast-paced environment and it’s important to take a break and recoup from time to time. We apologize if this may interrupt any plans of visiting us during our week of kitchen maintenance, but we look forward to welcoming you back upon re-opening!

Our priority is and forever will be our guests. Not only is R&R important for our staff, but it is also essential for our guests. With that being said, the Steaming Tender would like to formally invite you to “Yoga in the Park”. We have paired up with Celestial Phases in Monson, MA to welcome you to a night of rejuvenation and fun, taking place in Passenger Park, adjacent to the restaurant, on Thursday, July 21st starting at 6 o’clock in the evening. Following an hour of renewal and relaxation in the park, also included will be a sampling of three specialty cocktails to enjoy under the cobblestone canopy. This two-hour event is $30 per person or $50 for the purchase of two tickets. We hope you can come enjoy some much-needed R&R with us! Through some extensive R&D, we have created dishes using local produce, as well as fresh herbs and vegetables grown on site. Patrick O’Donnell, nephew to Robin and Blake, has been packing in the flavor in the many dishes you enjoy. The Steaming Tender Restaurant is just a mere two years younger than Patrick and he has formed quite a relationship with the establishment. Not only has he seen the changes over the past years, but he has part taken in the future growth here at the Steaming Tender.

Stay up to date with events, live music, and things to do in the surrounding areas on our newly launched website! We have professional drone footage, brought to us by Pioneer Valley Aerials, which will be released mid-June. We are always looking to explore new, creative ways to express the rich history, railroad memorabilia and Americana cuisine into a digitized format.

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The Lamothe Family & Steaming Tender Crew

Get your Steaming Tender ornament!

Steaming Tender Restaurant 24-K gold plated over brass Ornament!

We are so excited to launch our first – limited edition ornament series. Our inspiration stemmed from our family visit to the Biltmore Estate. The Vanderbilt family is a true inspiration for us as they preserved the historic estate and we are here to do the same with the former Palmer Union Station.

Ornaments will come in a custom gold box with velvet interior for the price of $25. Flat shipping rate of $7.