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“My favorite.”
Review of The Krebs

The Krebs
Ranked #11 of 36 Restaurants in Skaneateles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $75 - $100
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Krebs is a historic restaurant founded in 1899 by Fred and Cora Krebs. The restaurant has been a popular landmark in Skaneateles for over 100 years serving past presidents, dignitaries and celebrities. Four years ago, the restaurant was purchased by Adam and Kim Weitsman to save it from closing for the residents of Skaneateles and future generations. The Krebs has gone through an extensive four-year renovation while preserving the history and beauty visitors have grown accustomed to. The Krebs vision is a farm to table concept utilizing fresh hand picked local ingredients and the highest quality meats and seafood available. Hired to lead the culinary team at The Krebs restaurant is Executive Chef Dan Kennedy. Zagat Guide recognized Chef Dan in 2015 as 30 under 30 innovators redefining the industry. Dining at The Krebs helps women and children in need. The Krebs restaurant commits all net profits to various CNY women and children’s charities.
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We were in town on a Sunday and Monday. Could only squeeze in brunch. Probably would have had every meal here if it was open on Monday and Tuesday! The best food, service, ambiance.

Thank Colette S
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

That's right, three and a half hours from being seated to pushing away from the table. After an hour we were able to confirm that the portion of the sign out front that said "Cocktails" was accurate. We had to wait another 45 minutes for the appetizers to arrive to confirm that it was also a restaurant. Dinner arrived at the 2:45 mark. One of the duck entrees was ordered medium well. It arrived medium rare. It was sent back and returned in no time; and no more cooked than at the first pass. Unfortunately, that was the quickest service of the evening.
As for the food, it was good, not great. Crab appetizers were well received. The oysters were tasty, but there were a couple runts in the group. Salmon was good, as were the duck entrees that happened to be cooked to order. The filet received high marks.
The rooms are lovely. The space is a classic.
Unfortunately, it was clear from the lack of pace, the fact that our server hid from us for long periods of time (and, by the end of the evening, was begging forgiveness) that the restaurant was understaffed and mismanaged.

1  Thank Keenefleet
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Worldwide11, Owner at The Krebs, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

I am so sorry to hear this. I would love to offer you a $50 gift card to have you back and prove ourselves.
I will be addressing the issues with our staff immediately.

Could you please send me back your address?

Your support means so much our our family.

Please reach out to me personally on my cell with anything.

Thank you,
Kim Weitsman
607-760-5235

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

The Krebs is located in a lovely village with great atmosphere, BUT that didn't help the restaurant on the night we dined there for a special celebration. We were given a gift card for Christmas and thought a few days in Skaneateles to celebrate a birthday would be fun. The last dinner out was at the Krebs. OK, we dined fairly early to get back on the road. The service was fine, the atmosphere was nice but the restaurant was freezing cold. Asked to turn down the AC near our table and it was never done. Then the menu came out and very few selections. You receive one piece of bread and the entrees aren't much bigger. Over priced for what you get. Drinks were well done. Not interested in going again or recommending to people. Oh of course then there was a problem with the gift card. Naturally.

Thank GaGa131517
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Worldwide11, Owner at The Krebs, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Disappointing to hear of your frustration! I hope you will give us another chance sometime. I have addressed the service points with our staff and appreciate the feedback.

May I ask what the problem was with the gift card?

Thank you so much for your support.

Regards,
Kim Weitsman

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Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

Unbelievably great food, service and beverages! The restaurant has two pages of signature cocktails- and if you tell the bartender what flavors you like, he will choose one for you!
Impeccable service! And after costs are covered, the owner donates the proceeds to local women's groups- wow!!
I highly recommend and hope to return again sometime!!

Thank car54md
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

The legendary Krebs 1899 was known for quality with an emphasis on quantity; it specialized in traditional and highly ritualized 7-course dinners. Photos on the walls attest to the fact that The Krebs has hosted the elite, including presidents from both Roosevelts to Clinton.
The menu focuses on fresh local ingredients, using what the Finger Lakes has to offer.
The bar has a clubby, Prohibition-era speakeasy feel; Finger Lakes wine, local spirits and ciders, New York craft beers (8 taps) in addition to California, European and South American selections.
To help customers sample the best wines,The Krebs uses a Coravin wine system, which allows wine to be extracted from the bottle without pulling the cork. That makes some of the higher end wines available by the glass.
Amazingly, The Krebs 1899 donates proceeds to charities benefiting women and children; so one can indulge one’s appetites without guilt.

Thank CathyVIII
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