Auburn, NY restaurant recs?
- wench31 Apr 30, 2007 02:08 PM
Hello, my husband and I will be driving to Watertown, NY and was planning to stop over at Auburn, NY for dinner maybe. Can anybody give me recommendations on where to eat?
Excellent food, reasonable price : 3 neighborhood rest.--- "Balloons", "Michaels", "The Hollywood". For a little elegance[ low key] go to "The Springside". For larger servings, but a little noisey try "Lascas"
Bon appetit, Hoffy
I'm afraid I'm not a fan of any of the places hoffy recommends. Balloons and Hollywood are nothing special. Michaels is a bit more expensive nothing special. Lasca's is big portions, but the sauce is basically crushed tomatos and salt. Springside is a lovely setting. The food varies from nothing special to inedible. The lobster newburg tasted fishy and salty, like it was straight out of a can. Honestly, I avoid all of those places.
There is a surprisingly good restaurant in Weedsport (7 miles north of Auburn at Thruway Exit 40). It is called the Old Erie Restaurant and it is right on the main drag (Rt 34) in the center of the village across from the KeyBank. The owners are a couple of CIA graduates, and they are good cooks. The fried chicken is very good, and my wife has even gotten a good steak there. The desserts include coconut cream pie that is homemade and worth the trip alone. The wine list is very heavy on New York state, which I don't care for, but the bartender made a good martini.
Thank you for the recommendations. The website on the elderberrypond really looks nice! I am considering that place. What do you recommend over there?