When I asked the hotel desk clerk to recommend a nice place for a meal and glass of wine, we were told to try Sarrasin's on the Lake. Driving up, the exterior looked nice and dare I say upscale. But once in, the large dated opened dining room looked like a retirement home - not helped by tables of mostly elderly patrons. It was scorching hot so no one was sitting outside. Nonetheless, this is Penn Yan, not New York City, so we gave the place a chance. I had the "fish fry" - which in U.S. speak is just fish and chips - and my mom had the steak. Not horrible, but not great either. There was nothing fresh or homemade about the food. The salad was a very mediocre mix of iceberg lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes. The bread sticks were undercooked and looked store bought. I couldn't help but feel really uncomfortable about the place, sort of a "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmare" vibe. Service was good (place wasn't busy) and price was reasonable but that's all. Wouldn't go back or recommend.
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