Finger Lakes Wine Country has a deliciously vibrant food scene with a wonderful variety of places to experience Finger Lakes cuisine. Discover simple winery bistros and markets to more upscale dining establishments and of course, family-friendly lake front restaurants. Many restaurants in the Finger Lakes are committed to culinary excellence through the use of local, fresh food products and wines. The region's farmers are passionate about their commitment to Finger Lakes agriculture and our chefs are creative in bringing this local bounty to the table. It is this firm commitment to the freshest and best ingredients that makes Finger Lakes Wine Country a deliciously vibrant food destination.
Returning October 28-November 3 in 2013, Finger Lakes Restaurant Week
With the rich, agricultural lands of the Finger Lakes and some of the worlds top producers of wine, why not use the resources we have to create amazing, first class, enjoyable dishes with fresh, local ingredients?
Keeping with the concept of using locally sourced ingredients for menu creations, Finger Lakes Restaurant Week presented by Finger Lakes Wine Country returns this October. Once again, restaurant goers will be offered a one-of-a-kind dining experience within the Finger Lakes region.
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Enjoy a savory lunch at a lakeside bistro or a sunset dinner overlooking a perfectly ordered vineyard as you pause from a leisurely day of wine tasting. Many Finger Lakes wineries include intimate cafes or charming bistros where you can pair the finest New York wine with great food. Learn more >
Fine Dining Establishments
Wind down a busy day of museum-going or antiquing with a romantic dinner for two at an intimate fine dining establishment. Enjoy gourmet cuisine created by local executive chefs perfectly paired with Finger Lakes wine. Learn more >
Those craving a brick-oven pizza or a bowl of homemade soup won’t be disappointed when they choose to dine casual in Finger Lakes Wine Country. Here, casual doesn’t mean that we compromise quality. You can enjoy the very best wine and cuisine in a more relaxed, informal setting. Learn more >
For the most spectacular dining experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country, pair your cuisine with an equally exquisite view at one of our waterfront restaurants. Perfect for a romantic evening, girls night out or a simple wind-down after a day of wine tasting along the trails, waterfront restaurants allow you to savor both the moment and the meal. Learn more >
Finger Lakes Cheese Trail
Wine and cheese – it’s a natural pairing. Finger Lakes Wine Country is home to many cheesemakers that produce premium quality hand-crafted cheeses. The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail churns out many cheese varieties that are sourced from cow, goat, and sheep milk. Many of these cheesemakers rely heavily on natural farm management techniques, which allows you to enjoy the goodness of quality milk products that can only be found fresh from the farm. Learn more >