Fingerlakes restaurants (moved from Mid-Atlantic)
Im in Ithaca for the summer and I'm looking for a nice restaurant to go to this weekend. It doesn't have to be in Ithaca itself (i know the pickings here are rather slim). Anywhere within 30-60min would be fine. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Depends on your definition of nice - but on the high end side we've been strongly recommended to the restaurant at Mirbeau Resort and Spa in Skaneatales. Haven't been yet, going end of August. Here's a link to menu:
When I asked here for recs for the area the other day someone suggested Pangea in Ithaca. Again, can't speak to it myself but passing on the info.
Knapp Vinyards on the West side of Cayuga Lake (about 2/3 of the way up from Ithaca) has a very pleasant restaurant. I have only been there a couple of times for lunch, but both times the food was very good, and they serve a "Champagne Coctail" which they spike with different flavors of armagnac. It's really good!