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All 36 Watkins Glen Restaurants

Castel Grisch Winery & Restaurant

3380 County Road 28, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
+1 607-535-9614
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Ranked #26 of 36 Restaurants in Watkins Glen
Price range: $5 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bakery, German, Family Fare, Sandwiches
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Corning, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My fiance and I stopped in while on a tour of the wedding locations on the lake. We haven't made our final selection, but based on ambiance, service, planing, price, location and flexibility we came away from Castel Grisch impressed. Our stop at the facility effectively eliminated nine of our top ten choices. The fact that the wine and food... More

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

Hi Phoenix! Thank you so much for taking the time to write your wonderful review, you have no idea what it means to us that you were so satisfied with our service. We try to do our best to be as flexible and accommodating as possible when it comes to wedding planning and we understand that it can be stressful... More

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was a pretty nice winery. Our tasting experience went well and the girl was very nice. The view is very pretty. It is a little bit off the beaten path to get to this winery. It could use a little updating but overall was a good experience.

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Burlington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Had visited there a couple of years ago, and were very pleased....Our recent visit was with the knowledge that ownership had changed and we wanted to see for ourselves...Our experience was quite pleasant....Still the same view overlooking the lake, white tablecloths, very appetizing impression.....The menu regrettably is somewhat limited, but we had read about fondue being available, and when we... More

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

Hey AmigoBert! Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We're glad that you were able to come around again after we changed ownership, and since you visited, we HAVE added a few of our old German menu items! So hopefully next time you come around, you can get a bite of our new delicious Schnitzel Sandwich! Hope to... More

Zephyrhills, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Did the tasting and the guy wasn't very friendly. In fact, he was downright rude. He wouldn't even rinse my glass in-between tastings. He never said thank you after I purchased two bottles of wine. Besides my husband and I were the only people in the place and he acted very put out to have to do anything.

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

Hi there Leora! We apologize that you had a negative experience with our tasting room associate when you visited! It's general policy that we rise out tasting glasses when transitioning from white wines to red wines, so we'll make sure to reiterate that policy to our associate. If you do desire to get your glass rinsed between each tasting and... More

Worcester. MA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We a great lunch--delicious bratwurst and the trimmings. wonderful view over the hills.We alos did the wine tasting--good wines, but we thought there were better in the area. Lunch 5 stars--wine 4--because the competition is so stiff.

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

Hi mszymcik! Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we're happy you had a great time! You're right about the competition being so stiff, the finger lakes area is such a wonderful winery hub! But we're constantly working to improve our wines every year, so hopefully the next time you come around, we'll be even better than... More

State College, PA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Apparently it is under new ownership since October 2013. I learned this when the server refused to take a restaurant-specific restaurant.com certificate I purchased in May 2014. (FYI, I was able to get an exchange on the restaurant.com site). The lunch menu was limited especially in terms of German-style offerings compared to what it used to be and listed only... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant DT25! I'm so sorry that your experience wasn't quite like how it used to be, but it's true, we're undergoing a lot of new changes now and were finally able to start making head way only just recently. We officially removed ourselves from the restaurant website in June 2014, but I'm... More

Albany, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We took my in-laws here because they love this place. It was a beautiful Monday and we went for lunch. Although the menu only listed sandwiches and salads, we noticed a couple having a fondue as we were being seated. My wife and I ordered the fondue and a salad to share. The fondue was excellent and all four of... More

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

but worth the trip! beautiful to see, friendly people, nice gift shop. did not eat there but will next time

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Earlville, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

this was on our preferred pairings on Seneca lake trail. great people good wine and they too toke care of our DD. would go back again.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Came in....wine discussions with wine steward were like pulling teeth....did not seem very interested in us as customers

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