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“Good food, mediocre wine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Deer's Leap Winery

Deer's Leap Winery
1520 Harpersfield Road, Geneva, OH
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Ranked #35 of 47 Restaurants in Geneva
Cuisines: American
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Good food, mediocre wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Deer's Leap is one of the newest wineries in the area. They have a full restaurant which turned out to be very good. It is really nice to have another good restaurant in the area. Sadly, I didn't much care for their wine. The menu is large and the prices very reasonable. The night we were there they had 4 specials, all of which sounded good. We started with a bowl of the onion soup ($5) which was good but perhaps not as good as at a French restaurant. I had one of the specials - scallops wrapped in bacon ($15), and my wife had another special - strip steak with wine sauce ($16). We both had the sweet potato fries and the vegetable of the day (corn). Both the scallops and the steak were generously sized and very good. The corn was especially good. It was fresh tasting and had a wonderful garlicky sauce. They seem to specialize in fruit wines although they have many sweet and dry reds and whites also. We had two samplers: 5 dry wines and 7 fruit wines. All of them were rather rough and unbalanced at best. The Merlot and Cab. Sauvignon seemed to be the best of the bunch so we ordered a bottle of Merlot ($15). It wasn't bad, but certainly not up to the standards set by other local wineries. Note that it is not made with Ohio grapes. The decor is rather bland but the place is clean and comfortable. On the Friday we were there they had a band (actually a duo) that played country and western and popular tunes. They were fun to listen to while we ate. As long as you don't insist on vin fin with your meal, I recommend this place.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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