The places that I like when we go to Syracuses:
Scotch & Sirloin
Katie Hoynes (Irish Pub)
2204 Brewerton Rd Ste 1, Syracuse, NY 13211
I live in Syracuse and eat out a couple times a week.
The Dinosaur- NOT the best in the country as advertised, but not bad. I like the brisket and bacon sandwich (BBS)
Danzer's (German)- USED to be good, but is now AWFUL! Grungy, poor quality food, poor service.
Scotch & Sirloin- Nice atmosphere, but the steaks? Not so good. Salad bar is fresh and plentiful.
Saratoga Steaks- Used to be decent (never good) but has gone downhill. Expensive and not worth the high prices.
China Road- AWESOME!!! Excellent Chinese!!! Order off the wall for some really interesting eats.
Haller's (Fayetteville)- Hullars. Good bar, not good food.
Coleman's (Irish)- WAY over-rated. Food is not terrific and is expensive for what you get.
Katie Hoynes (Irish Pub)- UGH!
Pascale's (Continental)- VERY expensive and pretty bad! (Got a pork loiin that resenbled the sole of my left shoe.) Run AWAY!!!
Delmonico's(Italian/Steak)- Cheap, but not very good. BIG portions.
Kinloch- haven't been there.
Lemongrass/ Bistro Elephant- 2 restaurants, one kitchen. EXCELLENT food year after year. We mix and match off both Thai and Bistro menus. "Steaky Bacon" (pork belly), poutine, and crabcakes are favorites. Seafood is VERY fresh and salads are interesting, fresh and very tasty. Expensive, but worth it!
Alto Cinco- Neighborhood joint. Menu includes vegetarian and vegan. No red meat. LOVE the jerk chicken tacos.
Empire Brewing Company- good burgers. Party atmosphere.
Taste of India- surprisingly good food! Service is a little slow, but usually worth the wait. (No liquor license).
Black Olive- Greek! Yum! Food is well prepared, service is very good.