Letting someone else cook for you is one of the best parts of any vacation, so this blog features some of our favorite Finger Lakes restaurants. “Non-foodies” who stay at our New York Bed and Breakfast are simply thrilled to get out of the kitchen. “Foodies” love to expand their palates at regional restaurants.
The foodies are in luck. There are many excellent restaurants near the Halsey House.
Our Favorite Finger Lakes Restaurants (in no particular order):
1. Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine. It’s romantic. It’s delicious. The service is fantastic. Suzanne’s made Frommer’s “Best Dining Bets in New York State” list. As they say in their write-up, with its “swoon-worthy views of Seneca Lake,” it is “the place for a special dinner.”
2. Madeline’s. Among locals, Madeline’s has been voted the “Best place to have a Brandy,” the “Best Martini,” and the “Best Continental Restaurant.” All true. We go there for the ambiance and the great food; but when we’re almost too tired to go anywhere, what gets us out the door is Madeline’s desserts. They fill an enormous display case, and are, quite simply, to die for.
3. Hazelnut Kitchen. The menu changes monthly at this intimate bistro, which features fresh, local ingredients. Foodies will enjoy watching the chef at work in the open-to-view kitchen. The aroma of cooking food is intoxicating; the taste of the food even better.
4.Maxie’s Supper Club. If you were hoping to visit New Orleans but could only make it as far as the Finger Lakes Region of New York, eat at Maxie’s. Fun and noisy, this New Orleans style club serves Southern comfort food with flare. Try the slow-smoked barbecue or the oyster bar. There’s a late night kitchen and live music Sunday and Tuesday evenings.
5. ZaZa’s Cucina. The mother and daughter team behind ZaZa’s were born and raised in Northern Italy. In a country known for it’s cuisine, Northern Italy is known for its superlative cuisine. The ambiance is upscale, yet also warm and inviting. The food is fresh and flavorful; and the wine is list long.
We’re foodies, and it’s important to us that guests of our Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast enjoy a good meal when they want it. The above listed restaurants are some of our favorites. Please see our Local Dining page for a list of other good restaurants near our inn. And rest assured that you will begin each morning with a gourmet breakfast at the Halsey House.
Tags: Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast, Frommer's Best Dining Bets in New York State, Hazelnut Kitchen, Ithaca NY restaurants, local dining, Madeline's, Maxie's Supper Club, Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine, Trumansburg restaurants, ZaZa's Cucina