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Castel Grisch Winery & Restaurant

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American, German, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Family Fare
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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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  • 21
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gem for Seneca Wine Trail Lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
CanCanoe
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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 

Oneonta
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

During the "dead of winter" a bit difficult to get to but certainly worth the ride. Enjoyed a tasting with about 50 others on our bus trip from Oneonta, NY......had the opportunity to taste some fine wines and a few cheeses as well.......variety included some dry wines as well as a nice fruity wine. We had been at Castel Grisch... More 

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Quincy, IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice setting overlooking Seneca Lake with limited, but good lunch offerings. Also offer unique bottled craft beers. Combine with wine tasting.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We found this restaurant kind of by accident while we were in Watkins Glen. We tasted wine in the tasting room. The wines there were decent, though only one was to my liking. We proceeded to have a late lunch in the restaurant. We didn't have to wait as we were there at an "off" time. Our waitress was wonderful,... More 

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

Hey Noellcakes! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! We're glad that you had a good time and we're sorry that you didn't get to go out on our deck while it was being renovated, but it's finally done and looks beautiful! We hope the next time you come around, you can have... More 

Southgate, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Plan to visit this one even though it's off the beaten path. Although we arrived after food service had ended this would be a great place to visit to have a meal or snack. The view was fabulous and they have an outside patio. Very friendly and helpful with wine tasting...they even had cheese to snack on during the tasting!

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

Hi boysx3! Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We're glad you had a wonderful time. It's really encouraging that people come out of the way to see us, we know we're a little off the main road, but it's nice when people make the effort to find us! You should definitely come back for lunch one day,... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Wines weren't great. Atmosphere was okay. Tasting was sub-par. But it is a pretty place. Menu and food looked decent, but we didn't try it.

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

Hey there Craig! We're sorry your experience with our winery wasn't too great! But we'd like to thank you for taking the time to come out and see us anyways. We definitely do recommend you try us out for lunch one day and sit out on our deck, hopefully that will boost your experience! More 

Corning, New York
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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 

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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, Bakeries, Family Fare

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?