visiting finger lakes, end Sept 2013, restaurant suggestions please
You might want to drive to Watkins Glen and experience the park. There are several restaurants there. That's on Seneca Lake and you could also do the wineries around that lake (Keuka has many as well). Corning isn't very far away either, there is the Museum of Glass there, as well as the Rockwell Museum. I believe the Curtiss Museum is right in or near Hammondsport, if you're interested in aviation history. I used to live around there, but I'm not sure of any restaurants to direct you toward these days, sorry.
How far do you wish to drive for a good meal?
Village Tavern - Good food and good seafood. Pricey.
Union Block - Good Italian.
Restaurant at Bully Hill Vineyards - Very good but their wines are not good. The food is excellent. Many who go there buy a cheap bottle of Bully Hill, dump it out and fill it with a good wine. Then take that to the restaurant. No kidding.
Snug Harbor - About a mile north of Hammondport on the west side of Keuka Lake. Very good.
Lakeside Restaurant - On the west side of Keuka Lake opposite the bluff. Wonderful setting on the water and good food too.
San Carlos - South on Rt54. Very good Mexican from Sonora. Beef country.
The Switzerland Inn - On the east side of Keuka Lake near the bluff. Good sammies and burgers. Great view.
Geneva (a 30 mile drive)
Ports - Seafood and pasta. Good food but VERY noisy. Hard to hear your dinner partner. We don't go there anymore due to the noise.
Halsey's - Downtown. Very good fine dining and not too pricey.
Dano's - Not in Geneva. Half way down Seneca Lake on the east side. Austrian. Known for wursts and sausage. Highly rated and recommended.
Jerlando's - Family Italian. Good value.
Wildflower Cafe - Downtown. Always been good.
Seneca Lodge - On the hill above Watkins Glen State Park. Old time restaurant. Great setting and ambiance
Nothing worth it in Bath. If you need a pizza rec, Wise Guys in Hammondpoort.
thanks for the long list! figuring on going to Wildflower. Will be going to Bully Hill restaurant, and we like their wines so that's no problem :) Also like more "sophisticated" wines too. Intending on heading to Beef and Brew upper Seneca to partake of pig roast adverted on their website.