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Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro

3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, NY 14841
607 546 4100
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Hector
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
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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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202 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
NY's Finger Lakes
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The location is beautiful, overlooking Senaca lake but removed from the bustle of the winery trail and pushing up against the Finger Lakes National Forest (great hiking and camping). The food was delicious! We had the Red Newt BLT. You just have to try it, it is not like any other BLT! The only thing that keeps it from a... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to eat in the Finger Lakes Region. The service is always top and the food is fresh and local. We ordered the cheese plate which was filled with local specialties, a few of the pasta special with fresh veggies, the salmon special, some salads and a grilled cheese. All were great - demonstrated... More

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Penn Yan, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Had always heard wonderful things about the Bistro at this winery, so we made it our late lunch destination. Our wine tasting experience was great, we particularly liked the Cab Franc and Hellbender Port Style(not sickly sweet). The dining experience was even better. We opted to sit outside rather than in the airconditioning and the view and nature around us... More

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Rochester, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We received a gift certificate for this winery and visited the restaurant in July, 2014. We had heard great things about this venue. We thought they gave us the wrong menu for dinner. There were very few entrees and mostly sandwiches and appetizers. We opted for the pork entree and the mussel special and the server promptly returned at 730... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stopped for lunch at Red Newt recently and was so disappointed with the food. Ordered pasta of the day that turned out to be way overcooked (limp is the word). The pasta was mingled with a few sliced carrots as well as a few potato slices and a few bits of parsley. There was too much oil dressing that congregated... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We originally visited Red Newt in October 2013 and were so impressed with the amazing seasonal dinner and wine flights that we decided to come back with family. We were not disappointed. New wines to try, new in season menu, live music and amazing, --yes amazing desserts! Dining outside with the sunset makes it extra special. The lady who did... More

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Ithaca, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped in for a tasting and late lunch close to closing time and were really impressed with the wine, the knowledgable sommelier and the food from the bistro. We didn't feel rushed or herded along as can happen at other wineries. The staff really went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. You can just tell they have... More

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Rowayton, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A perfect stop off during wine touring to grab lunch, do a little more wine tasting along with original wonderful food. Highly recommend it, beautiful outdoor deck seating.

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Dryden, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A very nice bistro with well prepared food. They make excellent wines. Has a beautiful view with an outdoor patio. Highly recommended if your on the Seneca Lake wine tour.

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Ithaca, New York
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100 reviews 100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A delightful destination -- it has the advantages of being both a winery and a gourmet bistro with a gorgeous view. While the menu is simple and small, it is creative and has the goodness of choice seasonal ingredients that are prepared with great care. As a party of 4, we tried the tomato soup with the grilled cheese sandwich,... More

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