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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews pot roast chicken thighs salmon cider doughnuts utica greens deviled eggs mac and cheese creme brulee chowder mashed potatoes noodles prime rib steak company holiday party cinnamon sugar the food was absolutely delicious nice meal
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Reviewed May 2, 2021 via mobile

I completely agree with the previous reviewer. Having had the benefit of reading their review, I planned accordingly and brought cash. The dinner was pleasant enough but it is really is infuriating that there is no mention of the cash prices listed until in very...small print on the check they tell you there will be a surcharge for using a credit card. Transparency is critical in earning trust. Make note on the website so that diners can stop and get cash and highlight this on the menu as it may affect their decisions. Given that credit card use for dining out and most other things is commonplace and not the exception it would be far better to reward the customer for using cash than penalizing for using what they are conditioned to use. Shame, shame. I wonder how much more theft by employees and short tips this may cause in the long run. Or maybe, rather, the customers just don’t care.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 9, 2021

I realize a lot of restaurants are adding surcharges these days due to the pandemic however reputable establishments advertise/notify the customer of the surcharges ahead of time and not as a surprise, hidden charge that comes unannounced with the check at the end of the...meal. Very disappointing. The food itself was just average, those of us who ordered steaks found the cuts of meats were not superior ones and the food in general was bland and not well seasoned. On the plus side the restaurants was set up to comfortably accommodate social distancing and the portions were large. Better than fast food but if you're looking for a special sit down meal this is not the place.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed December 30, 2020 via mobile

Stumbled upon the Cider Mill because our usual go to was closed for the Holidays. Glad it was. Cider Mill is amazing. The food is excellent and the presentation was gorgeous. I fly for a major Airline internationally. I was just in Munich Germany and...had pork roast with potatoes and cabbage. The Cider Mill topped it in every way. Pork chop was tender and delicious and the red cabbage was amazing around creamy mashed potatoes. I ordered the salmon over wild rice, cranberries and pecans. Squash and butter sage topped it. The sage was crispy and delicious. I have literally been to some of the best restaurants in the world and the Cider Mill was absolutely exceptional. Our server Ashley was one of the best servers we have had in a long time. She asked if we wanted to space everything out or all at once. Very accommodating considerate and compassionate. A truly wonderful human being. Try the Cider Mill. You won’t be disappointed. We will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 24, 2020

The Cider Mill has a very nice outdoor patio with lighting, heaters, and music playing. The menu is creative. The food flavors and presentation are beautiful. Great, friendly service. Covid precautions-excellent. We will be back.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 2, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Cider Mill for his 42nd birthday after reading many positive reviews.  Our meal started with arincini and empanadas appetizers.  The arincini was fine but forgettable, the empanadas tasted like they came from a freezer bag and had been warmed...up.    We ordered the smoked brisket and chicken thighs for main entrees, both came with mac and cheese.  The smoked brisket came out overdone and slathered in sauce which did little to make up for the poor cooking.  The chicken thighs were supposed to be marinated in cinnamon-sugar; they tasted bland with nothing of note in their flavor.  Perhaps the mac and cheese was made in house, but it tasted the same as boxed mac and cheese.  The chicken thighs also came with Split Rock Greens, which I'm guessing are a take on Utica Greens (a local specialty, which my husband loves), however he took one bite of the Split Rock Greens and said they were disgusting.    We rounded out our meal with dessert, as they had creme brulee, which I love, and the waitress raved about their blueberry and basil pie.  The creme brulee came out barely edible, with the hard top so thick I could barely break it, and the interior was a runny mess.  The blueberry and basil pie was virtually tasteless, save for the basil overtones, making for a very odd combination when mixed with the blueberry filling.   To end our experience, we were given the check, which had a note at the bottom that prices on the menu and the receipt were "with a cash discount" and that if we were paying with a debit or credit card, there would be an additional 2.99% charge.  During this time of COVID, most places are encouraging customers to avoid cash.  Additionally, it would be more appropriate to have this notice on the menu itself, not surprising customers after they have completed their dining experience.  More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 26, 2020

We were here for a birthday celebration and enjoyed the food and service. The menu is creative (i.e. Eggplant Noodles, Smoked Brisket and more) but you need to check out the facebook page to find out daily specials. This means the food is very fresh....They will also make some accommodations/substitutions on sides. For example, I wanted smashed potatoes with my salmon meal and they happily obliged. They do not list their wines on the website but the "by the glass" is a nice variety.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

We love it here! The outdoor patio is beautiful! We come all the time. Chicken riggies with crispy chicken are a must!! We’ve always been pleased with whatever we get here. The food is so fresh. Service is unbeatable.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic food, fantastic service. Slightly upscale food/service in a relaxed setting. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

Came here with another couple and had a very nice meal. The service was very good and the salmon was excellent. I tried my wife’s chicken riggies and they were very good as well. Beer and wine selection was very good but I think the...meal selection could have been better but not bad. I will come back again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

I met my son, who goes to Syracuse, for dinner at the Cider Mill. What a nice place to go for dinner. Awesome menu. Great drink choices. Try the deviled eggs and the pork chop. Dinner was a little slow coming out; however, worth the...waitMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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The Cider Mill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5