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Water Street Wine Bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
130 Water St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1675
+1 315-694-7497
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“flatbread pizza” (11 reviews)
“cheese board” (5 reviews)
“tapas” (3 reviews)
American, Bar, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
130 Water St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1675
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were staying at a b&b in town and walked over here, so glad we did. Very friendly server in a cozy place. Tried new wines that we really enjoyed along with some very yummy hot pretzels and cheese.

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a great little place to get together with friends. The service and atmosphere are great. It’s not too loud so you can have a conversation. They have local wine and beer to choose from. We keep going back.

Thank kkdm115
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Love this type of place. Small, comfy, great service and great food!Small plates, charcuterie boards and innovative pizzas! Will be back!

Thank Julia A
PALS L, Owner at Water Street Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Thank you for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed our place! Stefan Lewandowski

Reviewed September 8, 2017

Good selection of local wines. Limited food menu but the pork dumplings and hand pies were outstanding. They have both a bar and tables. Wait staff was attentive and helpful. Little hard to find as it's in the lower level of the building and you...More

1  Thank kathleensF7200MV
PALS L, Owner at Water Street Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

Thanks for stopping in, we are glad you found us! We appreciate your kind review, hope to see you soon! Cheers! Stefan and Mary Ann

Reviewed August 26, 2017

Our first evening in Penn Yan we were fortunate to walk along the canal and followed it down to this patio locale. Our very knowledgeable server, Kristen got us started on some lovely wines. She gave us tips on her favorite wineries in the location...More

1  Thank Robin M
PALS L, Owner at Water Street Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear about your wonderful experience here. Kristin is definitely an asset for us, we hope you enjoy your tour of the Finger Lakes wine country with her help! Thanks and...More

Reviewed August 14, 2017

Tucked away and tough to spot along the canal connecting Lakes Keuka and Seneca in the heart of Penn Yan, this is a great little spot with wonderful wines and craft beers that also serves little bites and charcuterie boards. We loved the Mediterranean charcuterie...More

Thank tato1
PALS L, Owner at Water Street Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2017

Hello, Thanks for the review! We are glad you enjoyed it! We'd love to offer full service menu items such as dinners but we are very limited in space and ability to expand to a full kitchen. We do offer dinners in the off season...More

Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

I met several friends here for an impromptu reunion on a lovely summer evening. The seating arrangements on the patio were all we could have asked for: easy to access, perfect for small group (8-10 of us) conversation and quite comfortable. Service was excellent. Delicious...More

1  Thank 1996KC
PALS L, Owner at Water Street Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

We are so happy to read reviews like this. It truly makes us try even harder to pick great wines and beers, make good food, and keep our place top notch! Thank you!! Stefan and Mary Ann And of course Kristin, Jim, Roman, and Lindsey...More

Reviewed August 10, 2017

Relaxing and quiet atmosphere ....excellent for a relaxing after dinner drink. their cheese board is great if going out for an evening with a friend for a couple of drinks. Had been there more than once!!!

Thank 196beckyj
PALS L, Owner at Water Street Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Thank You for the great review! We appreciate it! Stefan and Mary Ann

Reviewed August 10, 2017

My family and I have spent countless hours at this wonderful wine bar - its a perfect place to grab drinks before or after dinner! Wide selection of wines and craft beer, which means there is something for everyone. My kids LOVE to play in...More

Thank cjbelsher
PALS L, Owner at Water Street Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Wow, what an awesome review to read. We really appreciate your support. Thank you so much! Stefan and Mary Ann

Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours here! Kristen was our delightful waitress and we enjoyed some wonderful local wines and beer, as per her selection. The highlight was the most delicious cheese sauce I have ever tasted, paired with pretzel bread. This sauce was made by...More

1  Thank Susan M
PALS L, Owner at Water Street Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thanks for the wonderful review and kind words. We agree, Kristen and Jim are the best, we don't know what we'd do without them. We are super glad you found us. Hope to see you again! Cheers! Stefan and Mary Ann

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Water St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1675
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Penn Yan
  • Phone Number: +1 315-694-7497
The Water Street Wine Bar offers a premier selection of wines including several varietals from the world class Finger Lakes Region. We offer small Tapas style food menu.
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