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“One of the most beautiful eating experiences.”

Dano's Heuriger On Seneca
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Lodi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Austrian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Rochester, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“One of the most beautiful eating experiences.”
Reviewed August 12, 2008

One of the most beautiful eating experiences.

1 Thank izzy40
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  • English first
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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214 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“A Bad Taste”
Reviewed August 3, 2008

Dano's Heuriger is a pleasantly decorated restaurant on the
East slope of Lake Seneca. I found the food to be well prepared
and quite good if your tastes run to rather heavy German cuisine.
The service was average at best. The menu lists two soups:
goulash and the soup of the day. When I inquired what the soup of the day was, I was told curtly that there was no soup of the day other than goulash. The menu also lists 1/4 pound of roast pork for $4.95.
I ordered it a la carte as well as two sides. When the bill arrived,
it contained a charge of $7.95 for the roast pork. I pointed out the discrepancy but was told that the piece of roast pork I had been served was larger than 1/4 pound. Needless to say, the menu did not warn that the price varies with the weight of the piece the chef decides to use. The experience left a bad taste in my mouth and I would not eat at Dano's Heuriger again. Frankly, there are better places in the area.

3 Thank Thoughful-Traveler
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Ithaca, NY
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Vibrant, interesting, well worth the drive.”
Reviewed December 31, 2007

Dano's restaurant is located on beautiful route 414 on the northern end of the Seneca Wine trail in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York. The restaurant's design is odd and intriguing, mixing contemporary style with a retro European feel that is totally effective.

The menu is an amazing array of Dano's Austrian style cuisine presented in a modern, and sleek environment. The main entry opens to giant room with a large, semi-private dining table on an upper level There is also an attactive and elegant deli-style counter showcasing interesting meats, salads and desserts. There are a number of tables set below in an attractive sunken dining area with huge windows that overlook the seasonal outdoor dining area, all with a panoramic view of majestic Seneca Lake. Sunsets are often breathtaking from this vantage point.
There is a giant black board above the serving counter and open-air kitchen, which gives a visual listing of the various Viennese dishes including interesting spreads, stimulating salads, a full listing of 'charcuterie" items including numerous meats in the Bratwurst family, a number of fish dishes, hearty roasted meat dishes and a small vegetarian offering. There are great desserts and many local wines and beers to enjoy as well.
The food is complex, but casually presented; the environment interesting and effective, and the prices are very reasonable, leaving the diner fully content. The service is overall profesional, although occasionally a little speedy. It all adds up to a very stimulatiing and satisfying experience... making the drive to this slightly out-of-the-way restaurant ...well worth it.

1 Thank evane
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“overpriced and slow”
Reviewed October 1, 2007

This place features an esoteric menu where you order bread and spreads, and side dishes. Small portions, high prices, unattractive presentation and very slow service was my experience. We were a party of six and the server seemed to be having a nervous breakdown over such a large group! We never had our water refilled, we had to get up and find somebody and ask for more wine, and we were there for over two hours total - it took that long to get us served. This on a Saturday afternoon. They added on a 20% gratuity charge because we were a "large group!" And the cashier was snotty as well. Some of the food was tasty, some so-so.

3 Thank survivorMichigan
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Placitas, New Mexico
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fabulous restaurant and service!”
Reviewed July 3, 2007

We stopped on a quiet Monday afternoon for lunch at Dano's (pronounced Danyo's) along Seneca Lake just outside Lodi. It's a rather odd structure, but don't let that deter you, the food is wonderful. The meals are served tapas style (small plates). The bread to the spreads to the salads to the chicken sausage with cranberry chutney....absolutely fabulous. The service was also topnotch. A friendly visit from Chef Dano during your meal makes the entire experience worth (many) repeat visits.

Our waiter told us that there were 5 restaurants/cafes in that same stretch that were all delicious...I might not get them all correct, but here's the list.....the Stonecat; the Red Newt Cafe (it was closed the day we were there); Suzanne; Dano's .....and well shoot, I knew I wouldn't remember them all....but you get my drift. If you're on the east side of Lake Seneca after a day of wining, stop at Dano's - we highly recommend it.

2 Thank Brit63izzy
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