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Castel Grisch Winery & Restaurant

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American, German, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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3380 County Road 28, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
+1 607-535-9614
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wine, lunch and a killer view!

We went here looking for German food for lunch. The menu is a little short on German food, but broad enough for many other choices. The lake view is spectacular! Service was good. They also are a winery and offer wines with meals or in their wine store. Worth a side trip if you are in the area!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Fran F
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Waldorf
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Waldorf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went here looking for German food for lunch. The menu is a little short on German food, but broad enough for many other choices. The lake view is spectacular! Service was good. They also are a winery and offer wines with meals or in their wine store. Worth a side trip if you are in the area!

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New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The restaurant is inside a winery. Beautiful view of Seneca lake from the restaurant's outdoor sitting area. Very peaceful and nice lunch place compared to over-ran by tourists Watkins Glen's restaurants. I was undecided between 3 and 4 rating score and gave it a 4 because food was fresh and good. I would give 3 because of: portions are small... More 

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Winchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Fabulous eatery. Was wanting some German cuisine and was not disappointed! Very good food, wine and dessert. Nice wait staff. Prices are good. View out on the deck is beautiful.

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Fun and unique with beer or wine-based fondue available! I chose the location for its beautiful outdoor seating and the fondue option not available elsewhere. The restaurant also offers a small variety of local wines and beers.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stopped at the winery for a wine tasting, then had a bite for lunch at the restaurant. The menu is simple, sandwiches and soups (or at least for lunch). But the food we had was decent. I had a reuben sandwich with german potato salad, which was well made and tasty (both of them). My husband had the schnitzel,... More 

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Corning, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

With great views, a nice place to visit. Food is general good. While a bit "out of the way", a worthwhile trip, especially during nice evenings when dining outside is comfortable as to temperature and without nuisance insects flying around.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We visited Castel Grisch primarily to taste their wines - we were told they had Baco Noir, a favorite of mine - and stayed for lunch. It being a glorious day in September of 2013, we ate on their patio/deck. The German food was delicious - my husband and I kept tasting from one another's plate - and we had... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was a perfect reward after hiking the waterfall at Watkins Glen Park. Cute and friendly winery with some nice wines (love their 2013 Riesling). They also have a great restaurant with a gorgeous view. We stopped by for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed every bite. The home-made desserts really hit the spot too. That apple strudel with home made whip... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

After stopping at a few wineries on Seneca Lake, we were looking for a simple place for sandwiches. Castel Grisch was more than we hoped for with wonderful views over the vineyards and to the lake below. While a bit off the main Rt-14 corridor, it is worth the side trip. They offer their best wines to enjoy with lunch.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

After reading an article regarding another winery in the finger lakes having Mothers Day brunch, I called to make a reservation but they didn't have any available. My fault as it was the Friday before. So I googled to try to find another. Again, same thing. I was able to find one more winery, Castel Grisch. Everything was perfect! Great... More 

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Whitney H, Manager at Castel Grisch Winery & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review Speedy! We really try to make Mother's Day Brunch special for all of our customers, so it means so much to us that you had a wonderful time. Be sure to keep in touch with us for all of our future events! We'd love to have you there :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3380 County Road 28, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-535-9614

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, German, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?