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looking for good recs for Syracuse

we will be traveling to Syracuse for a week-end in Jan. I am looking for some good to excellent places for lunch and dinner. My taste is sophisticated, so I am not sure what to expect in Syracuse. Any recs are greatly appreciated.

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  1. Hmmph. An insinuation that there is no sophistication in Syracuse? Give us a chance! ;)

    Here are some places you might enjoy:

    bc restaurant - they serve lunch and dinner
    http://www.bcrestaurant.com

    Pascale's Bakehouse Cafe - lunch
    http://jbbsyracuse.typepad.com/cookin...

    La Cena - in nearby Fayetteville, dinner
    http://jbbsyracuse.typepad.com/cookin...

    L'Adour - breakfast to dinner
    http://www.interhostal.com/~ladour/in...

    The White Dove Tea Room - lunch
    http://www.thewhitedovetearoom.com/lu...

    Enjoy! One of the great things about Syracuse that not many realize is that there are a bunch of great places to eat around here!

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    1. re: stefibles

      I agree- and L'Adour has a wonderful brunch. Also- Ambrosia for drinks and dinner (in Armory Sq). Antonio's for good italian (in an upscale setting- - North Salina St.) Just outside Syracuse has a few great spots also, all within 10-20 minutes. Kettle Lakes in Tully, the Inn Between in Camillus, and Rosalie's Cucina in Skaneateles. I'm sure there are websites for these, but you can google them as easily as I can.

      1. re: stefibles

        Thank you so much for your help....I didn't mean to imply that Syracuse did not have great food....but fellow chowhounds didn't seem to mention such great places...Thanks again for your help. I am looking forward to some great meals in Syracuse. L'Adour and bc restaurants should be good dinner places. (L'Adour looks like a great spot for Sunday brunch.)

      2. Sorry to report Kettle Lakes in Tully is no more.

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          1. As a quick note, LaCena just closed.

            But if you're in the Fayetteville area, try the Arad Evans Inn.

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            1. re: jbird

              I second the Arad Evans Inn.

              Most of my favorites, when I go up to Syracuse are not gourmet, but are 'good eats'. I like places like Coleman's (Irish), Danzer's (German) and the Dinosaur (Barbecue).

              1. re: jbird

                Oh no! I just had dinner on my birthday there. How disappointing...

                1. re: jbird

                  Yes, a third for Arad Evans. Kinda staid and hardly eclectic, but very, very good kitchen.

                  1. re: NYchowcook

                    Craftsman house in fayetteville was really good when I went a few yrs ago. I am running out of places to eat well here. I either get sick or the food is not good. I love Dinasaur

                2. I lived in Syracuse for 10 year. Good luck finding any noteable food there. You should just go to Dinasaur BBQ. It's not gourmet food, but at least they're serious about it.