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Montage Italian Grill

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3380 State Route 14, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9717
+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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New Jersey
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

6 of us had dinner at Montage. We all liked our food and the wait staff were all very friendly. What is really a big seller for this place is the view. You get some of the best views of the lake. The only downside is that you also get views of the seedy looking motel & pool below. But... More 

Thank Ladyvamp22
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Seneca lake is simply one of the most beautiful lakes anywhere and no one has a better view than the Montage. The food was very good, service a bit slow, but it didn't matter as we were enjoying the ambiance. For anyone visiting Watkins, this is a must visit. The pasta sauce was excellent, so no complaints there. Definitely go... More 

Thank Wickedmotion
Horseheads, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were invited to eat at Montage as part of a large (20 people) birthday party. I had never been there before. I was impressed with the food - excellent! I had balsamic glazed salmon and my husband had the beef and peppers and both were wonderful. Everyone in the party had great food. Some reviews stated the restaurant was... More 

Thank koartist
New Hartford, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok. Not great . I ordered the Pasta Giordini (sp?) . A bit bland. Service was very good . The kids loved the spaghetti.

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

We are sorry to know that you didn't enjoy your Pasta Giardino. It is ment to be a lighter entree of sauteed vegetables over pasta. We leave the seasoning to just the garlic, basil, and white wine. Thank you for posting. Kind Regards, Nancy More 

Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and appreciate you taking the time to post. We hope you make it back again soon. Kind Regards, Nancy More 

Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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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305 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

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Ottawa, Canada
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

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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, Romantic
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 14891-9717
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?