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“Delicious dinner, lovely experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lancellotti Dining Room at Geneva on the Lake

Lancellotti Dining Room at Geneva on the Lake
1001 Lochland Rd., Rte. 14s, Geneva, NY 14456
+1 315-789-7190
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Ranked #15 of 70 Restaurants in Geneva
Price range: $9 - $60
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Geneva On The Lake, an elegant European style getaway in the midst of Finger Lakes Wine Country offers 29 beautiful suites each furnished with Stickley. It's a special-occasion place perfect for celebrating a birthday or anniversary or for gathering family or friends. Enjoy candlelight dining with live music in the historic and beautiful Lancellotti Dining Room at Geneva On The Lake which features hand-stenciled, coffered ceilings, marble columns, 17th century side chairs and Chinese vases that glow in the warmth of candlelight. The chefs bring a superb sense of flavor to the outstanding cuisine using local farm fresh ingredients. The knowledgeable serving staff offer friendly service and gracious hospitality. In Summer, enjoy a breathtaking view of our gardens and Seneca Lake while savoring breakfast and lunch al fresco on The Terrace. Cocktails and light fare are offered every afternoon on The Terrace in season. We invite you to sip an outstanding Finger Lakes wine while taking-in the fabulous view. Tuesdays, in Summer, we feature great, local Jazz and Bluegrass groups on The Terrace. Celebrate the most memorable moments of your life at Geneva On The Lake.
Northeast U.S.
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“Delicious dinner, lovely experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I had lived in Geneva for more than ten years without having dinner here, and finally went last month to hear a band I like. Wish I'd gone sooner! The food and wine were both very good, with some farm-to-table creativity on view (first course was a warmly spicy pumpkin soup, and all wines were local). Our entrees, duck breast and rack of lamb, were both excellent; in my case, some of the best-prepared duck I've ever had, with still-pink meat and a crispy skin. Dessert was a caloric splurge: bananas Foster for two. It was delicious, but would easily have been enough for a table of four. We were also impressed by the quiet, gracious atmosphere; although the two indoor dining rooms, both beautifully decorated, are quite small, we were able to have a comfortable, private conversation AND enjoy the music. We both dressed up, and I'm glad we did; this is a great place for a special night out. The only significant negative I can report is that when entering, you must walk through the musicians (if there's music on) -- that's awkward, and it was clear that everyone who came in after us was just as taken aback as we were, even though the host was diligent about greeting newcomers and guiding them through the band. Although the bill adds up quickly, the prix-fixe menu and wine flight, which both of us ordered, felt like very good value for money. For us, this is probably a once- or twice-a-year restaurant, but we'll be back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Treat yourself to a Patrician experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Dinner here, in this small and controlled space was delicious and perfectly served. Accompanied by wine from a very decent list, with piano music and the dim, romantic lighting made this a first-rate evening that could have gone on longer, but didn't. The $66 prix fixe menue with every option possible, was a wonderful way to lounge through four very large courses.

Visited March 2013
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Gloversville, New York
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“outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This was our second experience having dinner here (also two years ago) and both evenings were outstanding. The food and ambience are outstanding. Great attention to food details, like specialty butters with the breads. Very fresh ingredients with nice flavor combinations that don't overwhelm. Small intimate dining room with live music entertainment (at least on weekends). Loved the piano/vocal duo two years ago and also the piano player on this visit. The service is very good and everyone is very friendly and helpful. It is not the place if you are looking for budget dining or are traveling with children, but it is definitely a perfect spot for romantic and relaxed fine dining. We have only visited in the winter unfortunately. Photos of the grounds during the spring and summer look amazing. I'm sure the view is wonderful with the terraced gardens and the lake in the background. Be sure to make a reservation if you are having dinner.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Norman, Oklahoma
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“Great Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

While staying at this wonderful hotel we had several occasions to eat here. All of the meals were well prepared and served with pride. We had Thanksgiving dinner here and it was wonderful. The service is the best anywhere. Music from a pianist and harp player was wonderful. Manager of the hotel was there making sure everything was right.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tonawanda, New York
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“Anniversary dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Small dining room, but great service. Harpist playing wonderful music. Dark and initimate, great food.

Visited January 2013
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