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Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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3675 Tichenor Rd, Hector, NY 14841-9675
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped with a group of 9 for a wine tasting and lunch. Our wine guide Samantha was knowledgeable about the wines and very friendly. The lunch was absolutely delicious, don't miss out on the tomato soup.

Thank Mark E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose this winery primarily because we needed a place to meet friends for lunch. Not overly impressed by wines, but the small cafe menu that they offered was pretty good. You have to order food from a fairly limited menu at a counter and then take a number to your table where they bring your food. Gives the place a... More 

Thank jcav08
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited more than 5 minutes to be acknowledged by staff and then they only handed us a wine menu and we waited several more minutes before we left. They were busy and others were still waiting to get their next tasting for the entire time we were there.

Thank JM17522
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always, a friendly and informative staff here. The wine was very good but specifically came back for the wine called Hellbender. Delicious with chocolate.

Thank Paula T
Pittsford, New York
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Wineries in FL are all about quality of wine, atmosphere, and the pourer. We all thought the wines were above average (and I'm not a white drinker). The atmosphere was nice - good view, nice setting. The pourer was great. Felt like we made a new friend. All in all a good experience.

Thank Bajaboy08
New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

i don't understand how this place got good reviews?! staff: unfriendly; service: next to none; food: long wait, fast-food is better tasting. ordered the soup of the day, mushroom walnut bisque--tasted like cardboard processed in a food processor-disgusting really. hands down the worst bisque of any kind I've had. pasta primavera was dry and bland. Meatloaf dry and bland as... More 

Thank mpytaboada
Brasher Falls, New York
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great wines especially their rieslings but the lady doing the tastings gave me info overload. Overall I would highly recommend this winery!

Thank illbepackin
Westons Mills, New York
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here after a trip to Watkins Glen State Park . The food was delicious . I will that was homemade and unique . It was so good we ordered food to go also. Nice patio to sit on outside and look over the grape vines . The family that we had that were out drinking age participated... More 

Thank Kerry G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

A little off the main road, but worth the stop. Unfortunately a storm had just passed over and the area was without power. Room was dimly lit from windows & temperature was rising. Our wine hostess did an excellent job of describing each wine and what foods to pair it with. Had to use an old fashioned slide credit card... More 

Thank Debbie L
Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Please note this review is for the full experience, not just the wine. Our driver (please hire one if you do more than 2 drinks) recommended this winery as a place to start our tour with lunch. We showed up and it was pretty quiet. We decided to sit outside and were warned it was bottling day so it may... More 

Thank bumper1965

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3675 Tichenor Rd, Hector, NY 14841-9675
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Hector
  • Phone Number: 16075464100
The Red Newt Bistro is a great place to stop for lunch while in the Finger Lakes. We continue a decades long tradition of working closely with local farmers to offer fresh and delicious local fare. Quick service and simple, delicious food sourced from Finger Lakes farms is the perfect complement to a glass of wine on our deck.

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