Finger Lakes Dining

Upstairs Bistro at the New York Wine and Culinary Center

May 28, 2015

On a cool summer’s night, we dined with two other couples at the welcoming Upstairs Bistro. Reservations were made ahead of time which was a great idea for a bustling Friday evening. The outside deck was full by the time we were well into our meal. The New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua offers a lot of activities including a hands on kitchen, educational classroom, tasting room, private dining room, boutique and restaurant all under one roof. The bistro and bar are located upstairs in this airy contemporary post and beam style building. We unanimously chose to dine… Read more

Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora Winery

May 27, 2015

Dinner During our two day venture on Seneca and Keuka Lakes, we made reservations to stay at the Inn at Genora. The restaurant, Veraisons, is adjacent to the Inn and looked tempting so we also made plans to dine there after a full afternoon of wine tasting. We were not disappointed. The dining room is spacious with a post and beam feel with a wall of windows drawing guests out onto the terrace. It was a beautiful evening, although windy, so we opted to take in the full view of Seneca Lake while dining, wearing our jackets. Chef Orlando Rodriguez… Read more

The Brown Hound Bistro

June 18, 2014

  The Brown Hound Bistro On a sunny Monday afternoon, we stopped for an early dinner at The Brown Hound Bistro.  This cozy establishment is on the south west side of Canandaigua Lake in the town of South Bristol.  Head Chef Evan Schapp creates a locally sourced and seasonal menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  We chose to sit on the deck in the back of the building, away from the road and under a delightful white and red canopy.   Our selections were quickly picked off the menu after hearing the enticing daily specials.  We shared the Truffle Potatoes… Read more

Bristol Harbour Restaurant

April 27, 2014

   Bristol Harbour Resort is located on the west side of Canandaigua Lake and offers spectacular views looking south over the lake.  The views are unbeatable and worth the drive there.  The resort offers overnight accommodations and is known for their spa and championship style golf course. We journeyed there for dinner near the end of March and although we could not enjoy the foliage or the outside patio we were able to take advantage of the unimpeded vista.   On this particular evening this Adirondack style lodge was busy hosting a wedding reception.  This increased the festive nature of… Read more