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“Excellent Dinner” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BluePointe Grille

BluePointe Grille
Ranked #5 of 43 Restaurants in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

The service was excellent as well as the drinks and the food. We sat outside it the nice courtyard and had a wonderful time.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Royersford, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Breakfast service very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

We came here for a breakfast the day after a wedding and the food was good and the service was excellent.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Peanutzfan
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Elmira, NY
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338 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Good food and great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

The view from inside or on the patio is the marine at Watkins Glen Harbor Park. The food is good but pricy - we found the service almost impeccable befitting the Harbor Hotel.

Visited May 2013
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Buffalo, NY
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134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Vegan friendly options”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

We very much enjoyed both our lunch and dinner here during a recent stay. We had lunch on the outside patio, and dinner inside. Although there were no vegan options on the menu, they did offer a few selections upon request (a veggie burger with side salad for lunch and a spicy vegetable pasta dish for dinner). My husband enjoyed his Tuscan Panini and fries for lunch and Mahi Mahi for dinner. The beer selection was good, but not fantastic, and we ended up with some local Ithaca Pale Ale. The service was "okay." They met our needs, but seemed a little disinterested. The food was good, views were great, but the food was overall a bit overpriced. $23 for noodles with red sauce and vegetables (no soup or salad). Despite this we would definitely go back when in the area. We very much appreciated the restaurant's willingness to work with the vegan diet.

Visited June 2013
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NJ
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Stay Far Far Away from the Chicken”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

This restaurant has a nice ambiance and is probably one of the best restaurant options in Watkins Glen or Seneca Lake for that matter. But I have to say I had quite a bad experience there.
On a Saturday night I went to the restaurant with a large group, almost everyone in the group ordered the chicken dish. It was so spicy (as in tear producing spicy) no one in the group could eat it. The one person that did had a very bad stomach ache afterwards. The waiter saw that no one ate their meals and asked if it was that it was too spicy, when we said yes, he told us that everyone constantly returns that dish because of the spiciness. We asked him why he didn't warn us and he replied that he thought we could read. First of all the comment was just flat out rude, comments like that are not what you expect from a restaurant in this price range. Not only was it rude, it was just plain silly since the menu did not mention the spice, only the fact that an ingredient was "cherry pepper". No one in the group was familiar with cherry pepper and assumed it was a sweet pepper, not a pepper that would burn a hole through your stomach lining.
This was a bad experience! We paid quite a bit of money for a meal that was literally inedible, the waiter was rude and offered no compensation for the food we couldn't eat and we left hungrier than when we entered.
On the bright side, I will say: the restaurant has a nice fireside ambience and the food seemed to be of good quality. I would still recommend the restaurant since there aren't really any fine dining restaurants anywhere in the area, but I would strongly recommend staying far away from the chicken dish if you don't have an extremely high tolerance for spicy foods.
(side note to management: you should really put a note on the menu as well as train your servers better, so as to not distract from an otherwise nice dining experience.)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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