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All 4 Hector Restaurants

Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro

3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, NY 14841
607 546 4100
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Hector
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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.
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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
18 reviews 18 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Myself and 3 friends stopped in to do some wine tasting and there wasn't a customer in the place. With that said, I still couldn't get anyone to wait on us. The girl that worked there totally ignored us to the point where we had to say "hello" to get her attention with her standing right in front of us.... More 

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Food contrived and over complicated. Expensive and a lousy value. Pretentious in casual surroundings. Loud and uncomfortable. Not accommodating. Skip it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I am not new to the area and have visited Red Newt Bistro several times over the years. It has been about two years since my last visit. Wow, what has become of it?! The first thing I noticed was the lack of linens and cold atmosphere. The menu had maybe 3 entrees on it, none of which sounded appealing.... More 

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Cheshire, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Eclectic menu and great acoustic music overlooking Seneca Lake. The restaurant menu is constantly changing and always a good wine flight selection

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Additional Information about Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro

Address: 3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, NY 14841
Phone Number: 607 546 4100
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Hector
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 50

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