About Rat's Restaurant

Step back in time to Claude Monet's beloved town of Giverny

Rat's Restaurant, located at Grounds For Sculpture, was conceptually designed by sculptor Seward Johnson, with an Impressionist Claude Monet-styled atmosphere. The restaurant scenery features Johnson's own impressionist-inspired sculptures, as well as a lily pond and bridge. It is named after the character "Ratty" from Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows.

In Kenneth Grahame's classic, The Wind in the Willows, one of Mr. Johnson's favorite books, the character Ratty represented everything a host should be. As founder of Rat's and Grounds For Sculpture, Johnson likens himself to Ratty who threw the best parties with the best wine. Likewise, the two share delightful imaginations and far-reaching dreams.