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Montage Italian Grill

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3380 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
+1 607-535-2706
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a Sunday evening I stopped in to have dinner. I knew nothing of Montage Italian Grill, but I didn't feel like driving into Watkins Glen. I was so glad I stopped. The Staff is cordial and friendly, the view is beautiful, not a bad seat in the house. It sits above Seneca Lake. And the Food .........Fantastic. As you... More 

Thank JRL1962
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our trip from upstate NY back to NYC we dined at this place. We chose it because of the scenic view on the lake and the option to dine outside. That day they had 2 veggie options for mains on the menu, and that is a whole lot more than the usual roadside diner offers (in general 0). We... More 

Thank Marja_travel
franzese40, Manager at Montage Italian Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind post. We certainly try to address any criticism and do appreciate the feedback. We hope you are able to return another time. Kind regards, Nancy More 

York PA
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297 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant for the view. Atmosphere was lacking but the food was delicious. Server was very accommodating bringing extra dishes so that my husband and I could share our entrees. Very reasonably priced

Thank Burm
franzese40, Manager at Montage Italian Grill, responded to this review

Thank you, we appreciate your kind review. More 

syracuse, ny
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Despite several marginal reviews, we decided to try this out. The view of Seneca lake is spectacular from high above the lake. Service was great although not very busy on this Tuesday night. Yes, the decor is a throwback to the seventies as was the background music, I think they were 8 tracks. We had Italian entrees, spaghetti and meatballs... More 

1 Thank turboporsche
franzese40, Manager at Montage Italian Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are very glad you enjoyed your meal. As for our music, we simply select a station from satellite radio so the selection of songs is a bit random. It is interesting how many people comment on the back ground music and also the challenge is choosing something that every one enjoys. We appreciate... More 

Ithaca, New York, United States
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We dined here to celebrate my daughter's graduation from college. Our party included a total of twelve people. I had checked the restaurant's website before making the reservation, to make sure that there were dishes that everyone in my party would enjoy. (I knew there were a number of vegetarians that would be part of the group, as well as... More 

1 Thank Andrew W
Ottawa, Canada
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133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We stayed at the Motel for the weekend races and had dinner there two nights in a row. The cod fish special was so good we had it both nights, at least two of us did. It is still early season so there were no breakfasts or lunches. Pretty decent all round.

Thank Dave C
franzese40, Manager at Montage Italian Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your meals with us and we hope you are able to join us again. Kind Regards More 

Elmira, New York
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The Restaurant has an exceptionally captivating view of Seneca Lake. However, the hotel is run down, the dining room smelled and felt old, and the food was not that good. I would look elsewhere for a place to feel as if you get your money's worth.

2 Thank Charles M
franzese40, Manager at Montage Italian Grill, responded to this review

I am sorry to read that you were unhappy with your visit here last summer. I wish i had known at that time what dissatisfied you about your meal so I could have made amends immediately. We are a small family business and we have been here nearly 80 years, we are definitely vintage. However, we do have high standards... More 

New Jersey
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156 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We tried to eat here. Heard the food was really good and a local hang. Walked in to a stuffy hot dining room. It smelled really bad. There were only older people in the dining room. As we left the waitress came after us and asked why are you leaving? We said it is very hot and stuffy in here... More 

Thank skipthelightfandango
franzese40, Manager at Montage Italian Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your post. Apparently I arrived that night a moment after you left. The server was very concerned about it. It was very stuffy in the dining room that evening. The owner had turned the boilers on earlier in the week when it was much colder. That Tuesday it was unexpectedly warm. Crazy October weather. It was addressed... More 

Sacramento, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

You could just visit The Montage at the Glen Motor Court just for the view. Overlooking the shores of Seneca Lake, many tables are available by the picture windows. But the food! Eggplant rollotini! Shrimp barbecue appetizer! People rave about the calamari appetizer. I haven't been disappointed.

Thank Fitzfox
Ra'anana, Israel
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138 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Situated on the Senaka lake it has a beautiful view on the lake. The food is of high quality. It offers a variety of cocktails and wines and first class Italian dishes (not too much variety ). Prince is reasonably. I strongly recommend this place.

Thank Yoram L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3380 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-535-2706
The Montage Italian Grill is a seasonal full service restaurant open May through October. Our menu features classic Italian, unique Tuscan inspired, and favorite American entrees. We offer fine leisure dining with a panoramic lake view.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?