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Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro

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3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, NY 14841
607 546 4100
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Reservations
Description: Experience our region's farms, vineyards, and community. Together we...
Experience our region's farms, vineyards, and community. Together we create the wine & cuisine that defines our place – the Finger Lakes region. Come to Red Newt Cellars and allow yourself to truly taste the Finger Lakes. As a recipient of Wine & Spirits Magazine's 2011 Winery of the Year, the winemakers craft elegant, regionally expressive Finger Lakes wines with an emphasis on Single Vineyard aromatic whites such as Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Gris. Red Newt also produces world-class reds perfectly suited for the cool-climate region of the Finger Lakes: Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. The message at Red Newt is simple: grown here, made here. With the innovative, locally sourced Finger Lakes cuisine in the Bistro, the chefs at Red Newt are continuously working to build an awareness of regional products as well as to create lasting relationships between local farmers and restauranteurs. The menu is ever-changing, eclectic, and exciting - tailored to reflect the seasons of the Finger Lakes. The wine list, presented with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, offers well over 200 selections from top producers in the region. With a collaborative team of winemakers and chefs, it is this synergy between the expression of wine and cuisine that sets Red Newt apart.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stopped in for a wine tasting on post-Christmas weekend

We hadn't been to Red Newt for a few years so we thought we'd give the winery another try (and we are glad we did). The young lady in the tasting room was very helpful, and the wines were excellent. We will make sure we stop in again when we are there in the future.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
Marty1367
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
East Amherst, New York
Top Contributor
301 reviews 301 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We arrived at the winery for some tastings to find that our favorites are no longer being produced. We knew that the Bistro was no longer open for lunch and that a Cafe was available for food. We decided to try it. Our food was good, no complaints. It just wasn't the "same" as we fondly remember. The atmosphere was... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I've visited Seneca Lake several times over the past 6 years and have had Red Newt on my list of places to try and finally got the chance on my past trip. We stopped in on Valentine's Day for lunch. The main dining room was closed, I assume because it was winter and the tourism is lighter, so the only... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We hadn't been to Red Newt for a few years so we thought we'd give the winery another try (and we are glad we did). The young lady in the tasting room was very helpful, and the wines were excellent. We will make sure we stop in again when we are there in the future.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We're fans of Red Newt's wines, so we made a point of stopping to purchase from the source when we were near them. On discovering that they also had a dining room, we took advantage of it and were quite impressed: the food was excellent (and at reasonable prices, for the quality provided) and the view from the deck was... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Stopped at the Red Newt to grab a few special bottles of wine for Thanksgiving dinner. The tasting room staff were knowledgable and friendly. Our under 21 son enjoyed a perfectly frothed cappuccino and excellent grilled cheese sandwich. The deck looked beautiful, we will stop again in warmer weather! Ended up buying a case vs a few bottles....but we really... More 

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Mineola, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Was initially a bit put off by the casual dining room and seemingly limited menu, but extremely happy we had dinner here. Although the "grilled cheese" featured here is reputed to be pricey, it is worth it. The chef here has transformed the simple grilled cheese into something noteworthy. Tonight's special grilled cheese included pulled pork and blueberry on their... More 

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Hector, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Red Newt has the finest Rieslings in New York. Period. The Restaurant has changed from very expensive haute cuisine to modestly priced bistro food that is simply outstanding. For folks looking for an elaborate, formal dinning experience this isn't the place (no doubt that accounts for some of the disappointed reviewers). If, however, you want outstanding wine paired with some... More 

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Elmira, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was by far one of the best places to dine at in the Finger Lakes-we were there this past Sunday for what we thought was to be another memorable meal-Not So!!! They no longer have the Red Wine Flights that were very popular-they no longer have a Lunch or Dinner Menu that was once spectacular. If you like various... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Went for a wine tasting and also got food from the bistro. Staff was friendly and pricing was okay. I'd recommend doing the food and wine tasting / pairing plate. That was really fun and delicious. Only suggestion is to make the menu and process easier to understand. Changing between the winery / bistro was pretty confusing. One bill and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I whole heartily agree with the two previous reviews. We stopped on a Saturday night at 7pm. The place was desolate - but they acted like they were overbooked by a mile. The only good entree, the pork loin, was sold out. We had to sit at the bar - which was empty and faces the kitchen. The window air... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, NY 14841
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Hector
  • Phone Number: 607 546 4100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Experience our region's farms, vineyards, and community. Together we create the wine & cuisine that defines our place – the Finger Lakes region. Come to Red Newt Cellars and allow yourself to truly taste the Finger Lakes. As a recipient of Wine & Spirits Magazine's 2011 Winery of the Year, the winemakers craft elegant, regionally expressive Finger Lakes wines with an emphasis on Single Vineyard aromatic whites such as Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Gris. Red Newt also produces world-class reds perfectly suited for the cool-climate region of the Finger Lakes: Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. The message at Red Newt is simple: grown here, made here. With the innovative, locally sourced Finger Lakes cuisine in the Bistro, the chefs at Red Newt are continuously working to build an awareness of regional products as well as to create lasting relationships between local farmers and restauranteurs. The menu is ever-changing, eclectic, and exciting - tailored to reflect the seasons of the Finger Lakes. The wine list, presented with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, offers well over 200 selections from top producers in the region. With a collaborative team of winemakers and chefs, it is this synergy between the expression of wine and cuisine that sets Red Newt apart.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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