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Phoebe's Restaurant & Coffee Lounge

900 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210-1702
+1 315-475-5154
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
900 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210-1702
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

I have eaten here quite a bit and while I like to try different places, the food has always been excellent together with the service. Its a nicely designed restaurant offering several choices from very private to being in the middle of everything. Great bar,...More

Thank Malcolm W
Reviewed January 1, 2016

Multiple fantastic experiences here as of late. The new executive chef they've brought in is doing fantastic things with flavors!! Menu provides options for all - safer and more interesting selections - and all can be made to order based on dietary restrictions/allergies! Service is...More

Thank AdventureBear
Reviewed December 29, 2015

Located directly across the street from Syracuse Stage, this is a convenient night out. On show night, a reservation is highly recommended. We had the scallop entree and the salmon entree as well as the carrot cake...all delicious. My espresso martini was yummy. The waitress...More

Thank unytraveler
Reviewed December 14, 2015

After attending the theater at Syracsue Stage we walked across the steet to Phoebes for coffee and dessert. We both had Cafe Latte and I had carrot cake and my wife had the flourless chocolate cake. Both deserts were excellent, nice and moist and exceptionally...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed December 12, 2015

We stopped in prior to our matinee for Peter Pan to inquire about dining after the play and we were told they had no more seating available for that evening. The young lady did tell us we might be able to sit at the bar,...More

Thank Laurie P
Reviewed December 10, 2015

Had lunch here before the Peter Pan show at Syracuse Stage. Our servers were so sweet and the restaurant was lovely. Everyone enjoyed their lunch, even the picky kids and the price was very reasonable. Wish we had gone back their for dinner too!

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Had dinner with friends last night pre-theater. The service was fast, food came out of the kitchen in plenty of time to make our play. I had the Korean BBQ shrimp ( 6 small shrimp) on a bed of celery root puree with a bit...More

Thank ConnieH440
Reviewed October 28, 2015

The restaurant was a short walk from our hotel and we had good memories of the place from long ago when we lived in the area, so we gave it a try. The waiter came by with a trainee in tow after a bit and...More

Thank GPA4
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Had an early reservation for dinner before the theater. The service was efficient and friendly. Food was great! The duck special was absolutely delicious, the seasonal soup had great favor. Our waitress was respectful of our time constraints and made sure we had our check...More

Thank justvisiting989
Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch with my cousin and wife at Phoebe's today and enjoyed it immensely. They both had the mushroom soup. I had the daily special of beef tips and risotto. Service was good. I'd definitely recommend Phoebe's and would go back again on my next...More

Thank RJR411
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March 18, 2017|
Response from JudyFromUpstateNY | Reviewed this property |
Yes - I use the parking garage behind (south of) the building. There is also a lot just south of Phoebe's but I like the garage.
March 23, 2016|
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Response from AdventureBear | Reviewed this property |
yes they posted a special menu for Easter; it won't let me post the URL, but if you go to their website they have a special menu for the day, 11:30-3.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $28
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13210-1702
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: +1 315-475-5154
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Originally known as Phoebe's Garden Cafe, the restaurant has a long and colorful history in Syracuse. Local lore claims that the building was originally a brothel, and Phoebe was its madam. The tin ceiling above the bar is original to the building and the name still honors Phoebe, but much has changed since those early days. William Eberhardt opened Phoebe's Garden Cafe in December of 1976 with a bistro style menu and an ornately carved wood bar.The atmosphere was rich with red brick walls, and deep green upholstery, all surrounded by lush green plants. The large atrium dining room was added in 1985, increasing seating and opening up the entire restaurant with a sunny new skylight. In the summer of 2004, Phoebe's experienced a refreshing makeover with a bright new look in the atrium dining room with fresh paint, new upholstery, and artwork. The bar and cafe areas were softened with cool linen window treatments and warm shades of burgundy and cream.The coffee lounge also opened that year, and it became an instant hit with the surrounding university and business crowd. Those changes also warranted a new name to reflect the updated attitude and ambiance: Phoebe's Restaurant and Coffee Lounge. Classic elements of Phoebe's remain untouched-the French onion soup and enticing creme brulee. The lunch and dinner menu changes seasonally and includes many locally-sourced ingredients. Looking for more of a quick bite on the go? The Coffee Lounge serves as a take-out window for breakfast sandwiches, lunch, and dinner, in addition to all of the made-to-order coffee and espresso drinks. The Lounge also has its own seating area and free wireless internet capabilities. Phoebe's old world charm is right at home in a revitalized area of the city. Located on the Connective Corridor on East Genesee Street across from Syracuse Stage and near Syracuse University, Phoebe's is a favorite stop for theater goers. Phoebe's also offers private dining facilities with custom menus to suit. We invite you to join us-and make Phoebe's your new favorite place.
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