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1308 Buckley Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212-4302
(315) 451-1803
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Quick dinner before the NYS Fair

Service was friendly, menu was limited in my opinion and I wish I had chosen a different menu item. Rest of the family seemed to enjoy their meal

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2014
Susan S
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Rexford, New York
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CLAY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Just had 50th high school reunion at Maplewood Hotel and opted for the snack buffet...fantastic..pizzas, wings, salsa, dips, crudités, asst. cheeses fresh fruit crackers, asst. chips, fresh pita slices and more....and they kept refilling. ALL EVENING!! can't wait to try entrees off their extensive menu. Highly recommend Carnegie Cafe!

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Rexford, New York
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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Service was friendly, menu was limited in my opinion and I wish I had chosen a different menu item. Rest of the family seemed to enjoy their meal

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Carnegie Café is a snug little pub/bar built into the back of the Maplewood Suites Hotel in Syracuse. It also serves food, right up to full meals, although it is better known for its bar scene. This weekend it was in full swing, with a country bar going full-tilt right up until closing time at 11:30 PM. I enjoy... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I recently met some old friends here for cocktails. We had a great time and enjoyed the band. I would recommend this place to everyone and I'll go back!!

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Syracuse, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My friend and I stopped in here on a Saturday afternoon for a few drinks and a little quick draw. This was our second visit. It will be our last. We figured that on our first visit they might have had a bad day. Not so. The bar was not busy today, 5 patrons including us. It is dark and... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This was my first trip to Carnegie Cafe at the Maplewood. The service was poor and the food wasn't much better. We went there because we had a Groupon coupon. Because of the coupon, the food was a good value. Out of the four of us who dined there, three were not satisfied with their meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Food is average and acceptable especially for a hotel restaurant; local scene is typical of the locale - retirees and older couples that come out for the live entertainment, which is again exactly what one would expect (nothing overly special, but solid and fun). Band on the night we were there was no louder than any other, and I thought... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The food and service my daughter and I received here was terrible. The half-moon mozzarella sticks were mostly breading and greasy, as well as being lukewarm. The meals were received lukewarm as well, with the hamburger being dry and tasteless and the Philly steak sandwich being burned on top. The waitress never came around to re-fill our water glasses and... More 

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Cato, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We had a party of 30 for dinner. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. The waitress was pleasant and even funny. The service was good and the food delicious. We went back for breakfast. The french toast was to die for. Yum!

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Palm Beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Small bar area with a way too loud band. The dance area was tiny. Don't come here if you are expecting to converse with others. It was a lively though but as above very crowded. The bartendars were very fast and efficient with orders considering the crowd.

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  • Address: 1308 Buckley Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: (315) 451-1803

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