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“The food price is worth the view”

Bully Hill Vineyards Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Hammondsport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Open May-October.b
Sarasota, Florida
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“The food price is worth the view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Our recent dinner at Bully Hill was graced by an almost full moon and colorful countryside overlooking Keuka Lake. We considered our meals to be overpriced - entrees in the range of $23-26. Entrees include a simple mixed salad with balsamic vinagrette dressing (no dressing choice), one roll and no butter, and a side vegetable of the day. I had the smoked ribs which were very dry and seemed like they had been oversauced to make up for the fact that they were dried up. The rest of the plate came with a huge mound of mashed potatoes (underneath the ribs and alongside), roasted fingerling potatos, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and a pumpkin puree! It was just one big plate of starchy vegetables. Although I enjoy all of these veggies, I have never seen a plate with 5 different starches on it. All I could think was that they were trying to get rid of excess side dishes. The presentation looked like a pig trough. My husband had porkchops which were also dried out and presented the same way. Desserts here are made on premises and our apple/cranberry crisp with vanilla ice cream was excellent. Just the right combination of sweet and tart. Although this place is a winery, wines by the glass are limited and weren't really to my taste. (Only two whites offered - reisling too sweet, chardonnay too dry). Our server was excellent and very attentive.
Our experience has been that lunch here is more consistent (and better value) and it is a good place to take out of town guests for the view and winery tour.

  • Visited October 2012
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Don't miss Bully Hill if you are in Hammondspsort!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Great vineyard to see and a wonderful cafe to end the visit. Sit outside and enjoy the beautiful views of the most beautiful place in the world.....The Finger Lakes! Don't forget to get some Bully Hill Red or White for you dinner later either.

  • Visited October 2012
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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348 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Great food, good staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

We live in this area and take all our guests to Bully Hill Restaurant. The food is great, nice wait staff, and spectacular view of the vineyards, lake, and surrounding countryside. Don't miss this winery/restaurant.

Visited October 2012
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Sinclairville, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dinner was OK but nothing great.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Took the family for an infrequent opportunity of us being able to together at the same time. A busload of tourists arrived just prior to us. It took 2 hours for our meal. Food was only warm or cold, service not the greatest. Expected more for such an expensive meal. Wanted to buy some wine from the retail store. We told the waitress we were going to do this, and she said nothing. Waled to the cold. Chilly night. The store was closed. The restaurant/winery sits on a hill and the view of Keuka Lake is nice. Would not make this restaurant a priority stop on my next visit.

  • Visited October 2012
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Rockledge, Florida
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“At last a real chef on Keuka lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Great food! This is worth the trip up the hill. At last a chef who knows how to cook! Had lunch that was fantastic. Left full and happy!

Visited October 2012
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