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Wine Region Restaurants

Food & Drink > Wine Region Restaurants

Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region is dotted by wineries large and small. Their ranks have grown exponentially in the last decade, and nearby restaurants have followed suit. Talented chefs from around the world have discovered the region is a great place to thrive. From trendy fare to country cuisine fresh from the field, their creations are as varied as they are enticing.

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Amelia's Deli at Long Point Winery
1485 Lake Rd Aurora, NY 13026
315 364 6990;
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Open weekends only. Sandwhiches, salads, kids menu and wine selection.
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4069 Route 14 South Geneva, NY
(315) 781-0201;
Number of guest rooms: 47; average rate for single-night stay: $135-$390
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Bistro at Thirsty Owl Wine Co.
6799 Elm Beach Rd. Ovid, NY 14521
607 869 5805 ;
Offers spectacular lake and vineyard views, wonderful wines, with an outstanding chef.
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Blue Pointe Grill (Harbor Hotel)
17 Franklin Street Watkins Glen, NY 14891
607 535 6116;
Steak and seafood restaurant, featuring wet-aged black angus steaks and an award-winning wine list.
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Bristol Harbour Resort
5410 Seneca Point Road Canandaigua, NY
(800) 288-8248;
B L D $$
A view of Canandaigua Lake with menu ranging from sandwiches to gourmet meals.
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Brown Hound Bistro
6459 State Route 64 South Bristol, NY 14512
585 374 9771;
Creative Finger Lakes cuisine served in a century-old home tucked in the hills above Canandaigua Lake.
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Cafe Toscana at Ventosa Vineyards
3440 State Route 96A Geneva, NY 14456
315 719 0000;
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Captain Jack's Good Time Tavern
8505 Greig Street Sodus Point, NY 14555
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Cayuga Lake Creamery
8421 State Route 89 Interlaken, NY 14847
607 532 9492;
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Ciccino's Pizzeria & Restaurant
22 East Main Street Waterloo, NY 13165
315 539 1064 ;
“A slice of Italy in Central New York,” with banquet and catering services as well.
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Cork & More Wine Bar
708 W. Buffalo St Ithaca, NY 14850
607 319 4172;
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Crystal Lake Cafe at Americana Vineyards
4367 East Covert Rd Interlaken, NY 14847
607 387 6801 ;
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Dano’s Heuriger on Seneca
9564 Route 414 Lodi, NY
(607) 582-7555;
L D S $
Days and hours vary. Traditional Viennese Winery Restaurant with award-winning wines and Viennese-inspired cooking.
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Esperanza Mansion
3456 New York 54A Keuka Park, NY
(866) 927-4400;
L D S $$$
Also meal lake cruises on the Esperanza Rose. Closed Sunday & Monday, February – April.
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Glenwood Pines Restaurant
1213 Taughannock Blvd Ithaca, NY 14850
607-273-3709 ;
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Good to Go!
21 W. Main St Trumansburg, NY 14886
607 387 8646;
A variety of baked goods made fresh daily including cookies, muffins, quick breads, brownies, bagels and croissants.
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Ithaca Bakery
400 N. Meadow St. Ithaca, NY 14850
607 273 7110;
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Knapp Winery & Restaurant
2770 County Road 128 (Ernsberger Road) Romulus, NY
(800) 869-9271;
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Lancellotti Dining Room at Geneva on the Lake
1001 Lochland Road, Route 14 Geneva, NY
(800) 3-GENEVA;
L D $$$$
Dining Room in the main room of the villa, overlooking Seneca Lake, with menu creations using ingredients grown in the Finger Lakes. Serving lunch in summer only.
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MacGregor's Grill and Taproom
759 S. Main St. Canandaigua, NY
L D $
Vintage beers on tap, and pub fare including pizza, burgers and house specialty Guinness Stew.
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Maxie’s Supper Club and Oyster Bar
635 W. State St. Ithaca, NY
(607) 272-4136;
D S $
New Orleans-style fish house and raw bar serving Southern comfort food, seafood and barbecue.
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Montage Italian Grill
3380 State Route 14 Watkins Glen , NY 14891
607 535 2706;
True Finger Lakes menu with a subtle Mediterranean flair, featuring fresh seafood, pasta, hand-cut steaks and exclusive desserts.
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Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake
130 Lakeshore Drive Canandaigua , NY 14424
585 905 0201;
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Pleasant Valley Inn & Restaurant
7979 Route 54 Hammondsport, NY 14840
607 569 2282;
Italianate woodwork and crystal chandeliers set the mood for your dinner of hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, or rack of lamb.
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Ports Café
4432 West Lake Road (Route 14) Geneva, NY
(315) 789-2020;
L D $$$
Dinner Tuesday - Saturday year-round; lunch summer only. Choice steaks and fresh fish are cut in-house each day, and fresh seasonal vegetables, fruits and local cheeses are served.
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Pultneyville Deli
4120 Lake Road Williamson, NY 14589
315 589 0061;
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Pultneyville Grill
4135 Mill Street Pultneyville, NY 14538
315 589 4512;
A classic American Style restaurant, combining French and Italian influences with the traditions of New England and New York City.
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Red Newt Bistro at Red Newt Cellars
3675 Tichenor Road Hector, NY
(607) 546-4100;
L D S $$$
Offers a Finger Lakes dining experience unlike any other, sourcing food from 30+ local Finger Lakes farms.
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Rogue's Harbor Inn
2079 East Shore Dr. Lansing, NY 14882
607 533 3535;
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Simply Crepes Cafe
101 S. Main St. Canandaigua, NY
B L D $$
Dining experience with a relaxed and cozy environment, using a family crepe recipe that transforms into breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert.

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Snug Harbor Restaurant and Inn
9068-A Snug Harbor Drive (formerly 144 West Lake Road), Hammondsport, NY 14840
(607) 868-7684;
L D S $$
Limited days in off-season.
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Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine
9013 Route 414 Lodi, NY
(607) 582-7545;
L D S $$$
Dinner Friday-Sunday and lunch Saturday and Sunday during April, May & June; offering fine dining in the Finger Lakes, specializing in farm fresh and country elegant cuisine.
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The Boatyard Grill
525 Taughannock Blvd. Ithaca, NY 14850
607 256 2628 ;
Finger Lakes waterfront restaurant and bar on Cayuga Lake.
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The Cobblestone Restaurant
3610 Pre Emption Rd Geneva, NY 14456
315 789 8498;
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The Copper Oven
6882 State route 89 Ovid, NY 14521
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The Cove Restaurant at Steamboat Landing
205 Lakeshore Drive Canandaigua, NY
L D $$
Restaurant whose favorites include steaks, ahi tuna, and lobster bisque, while enjoying an amazing view of Canandaigua Lake.
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The Crows Nest
415 Boody's Hill Road Geneva, NY 14456
315 781 0600;
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The Ginny Lee at Wagner Vineyards
9322 State Route 414 Lodi, NY 14860
607 582 6574;
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The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars and Veraisons Restaurant
5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837
1 800 243 5513;
With a focus on regional cuisine, dine inside with an expansive view of the vineyards and lake, or enjoy the sweet smell of the vineyards from your table on the terrace.
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The Inn on the Lake
(at Canandaigua Inn on the Lake), 770 South Main St. Canandaigua, NY
B L D S $$$
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The Keuka Restaurant
10 Main Street Penn Yan, NY 14527
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The Speedy Grape at J.R. Dill Winery
4922 State Route 414 Burdett, NY 14891
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The Stonecat Cafe at Bloomer Creek Vineyard
5315 Route 414 Hector, NY
(607) 546-5000;
L D $$
Comfortable and approachable atmosphere with Finger Lakes regional cuisine, using local ingredients and global culinary influences. Sunday brunch. Closed for winter.
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The Switzerland Inn
14109 Keuka Village Rd Hammondsport, NY 14840
607 292 6927;
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The Village Tavern Restaurant and Inn
30 Mechanic Street Hammondsport, NY 14840
607 569 2528;
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Upstairs Bistro
800 South Main Street Canandaigua , NY 14424
585 394 7070;
Casual indoor and outdoor lakeview seating at the NY Wine & Culinary Center, with bistro-style menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients.
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Ventosa Vineyards
3440 Route 96A Geneva, NY
(315) 719-0000;

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