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The Red Dove Tavern

30 Castle St, Geneva, NY 14456-2608
315-781-2020
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Ranked #3 of 65 restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Piscataway, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The place was packed on a Thursday night. My boyfriend and I were offered the last two seats at the bar. I suggested we check somewhere else less crowded... Boy am I glad we "settled" The burgers were amazing! Demolished in moments and washed down with local beer and wine. Our bar neighbors eagerly enjoyed dinner and conversation with us,... More

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Canandaigua, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

What a find! Many reasons to come to this place. Really appreciated the time and effort put into their menu options. The diversity of offerings is what really sets this place apart from usual restaurant fare. Quiet, intimate and loved the decor. And this was just a lunch outing. From our server to the cooks, to Nanna (loved Nanna) this... More

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Fair Haven, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This was the 2nd time I've been to the Red Dove, and I really!!!! Like it. The wine and beer list is excellent, the alcohol prices reasonable. The wine was very good. Now on to the food: I love that they have 'small plates'. Portions for people eating light. And what great choices. Salmon meatballs? They were wonderful. I wish... More

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My fiance and I ended up here as the last stop on our night of bar/restaurant hopping, which is really too bad; I wish we had found it earlier. When we got there, there were only a couple other people there, and the bartender got right to us. We only ordered drinks since we had already eaten, but their menu... More

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Binghamton, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We probably wouldn't have just walked from the street, but it was recommended to us at Ravine's Winery-good call. Unique menu and excellent food. We went for a late lunch and enjoyed a very well done calamari appetizer, then delicious sandwiches. Food was nicely presented and a nice atmosphere. Glad we tried it.

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Horseheads
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We were in town for a concert. The Red Dove was outstanding. We had pork bellies in pureeed cauliflower, smelts and duck wings - great tasting and unique. There was an interesting wine and beer list. Service was attentive and the decor consistent with the style

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Dundee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This small bistro is devoted to local food, beer, and wine and does an excellent job all around. My companion and I enjoyed everything we had, but the stunner was a duck wing appetizer that was on the succulent (almost confit-like) side with a nice bitey curry sauce. The hangar steak entree was perfectly cooked, and we loved the desserts.... More

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Geneva, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The Red Dove serves good whole food. The owners serve a few dishes and change the menu often. During the summer their dishes are made from locally grown produce. We live in Geneva and go there often. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Oswego, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We were staying in the area and looked in Trip Advisor for a nicely rated place to eat lunch. Decided to try the Red Dove Tavern. The outside isn't much but went inside anyways. We had the plank steak sandwich and the chicken sandwich. Both items came with a large bun which we didn't eat. The sandwich was only so-so.... More

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Albany, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

With Geneva being a small town, I was worried I wouldn't be able to find a restaurant that had interesting, vegetarian friendly food, and was thrilled to discover this gem. While the outside doesn't advertise itself well (nearly walked by it), it is worth the hunt and making yourself in. The staff were courteous and attentive (including the owner), the... More

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