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Good eats around Geneva on Seneca Lake?

Halsey's has nice entrees, brick oven pizza, a good wine list, and quality beer. Red Dove Tavern is more of a gastropub/bar - really good. Pure is Indian - heard good things about its authenticity; have not been yet. All these are in the town of Geneva. Seek out Normal Bread also.

Dano's is at least a half hour away. Suzanne's is wonderful and pricey - a few minutes before Dano's in Lodi.

Aug 05, 2013
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Recs for restaurants near the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott?

Piedigrotta is a wonderful Italian bakery nearby. Attman's deli is a little bit further, but still very walkable.

Oct 31, 2011
Sop in Washington DC & Baltimore

Recs for restaurants near the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott?

No TV - head east to Fell's Point and catch the 2nd half at Max's

Oct 27, 2011
Sop in Washington DC & Baltimore

Recs for restaurants near the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott?

In Harbor East, the enoteca side of Cinghiale is a must. Vino Rosina is a nice wine bar / smaller plates kind of place. Mixed opinions of Pazo, but I've always enjoyed it. It has a nice bar-lounge area too. Further east in Fells Point, there are plenty of decent bar/restaurants (Duda's, Alexander's) and more upscale options (Mezze, Kali's Court, Black Olive). For breakfast, definitely Miss Shirley's between Harbor East and the Inner Harbor or Blue Moon in Fell's.

Oct 27, 2011
Sop in Washington DC & Baltimore

Back from the Finger Lakes

Could not agree more on both!! Really enjoyed the UBI a few months back.

Oct 26, 2011
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Cortland/Ithaca

Agreed - would add Fine Line Bistro and Bandwagon Brewpub, both in Ithaca. Oh, and definitely agree with Northstar.

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Fine Line Bistro
404 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850

Oct 26, 2011
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Ithaca restaurants

Thumbs up for Bandwagon - bonus pts for lots of good housemade beer options. Fine Line Bistro is a newer place - very good also. Mercato Italian Kitchen has been getting a lot of buzz - haven't been yet. Also, we like Just a Taste and Madeline's desserts. Maxie's is fun.

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Fine Line Bistro
404 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850

Oct 26, 2011
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Dinner in Skaneateles or Seneca Falls?

Just west of Seneca Falls in Geneva, Halsey's and Red Dove Tavern are our 2 faves. The former has a great happy hour and is a bit more upscale in appearance. The latter is a tasty gastropub with good beer on tap.

Oct 26, 2011
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Thanksgiving Eve at The Boatyard - Ithaca

I don't understand the love for this place. Is it because it's on the water? The menu and execution is fairly pedestrian. There's nothing special or inventive going on here. Like you said, average at best. They do handle the crowds fairly well though.

Feb 24, 2011
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Baltimore Girls Weekend (late 20's)- HELP!!!! :)

1) Harbor East & Fells Point - lots of upscale and funky options
2) Mama's on the Half Shell - on the square in Canton
3) Talara in Harbor East
4) The Get Down (old Fletcher's spot) in Fells
5) Miss Shirley's - between Inner Harbor & Harbor East

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Miss Shirley's
750 E Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Oct 14, 2010
Sop in Washington DC & Baltimore

Review - Pioneer Pit Beef

Sorry, I also prefer sugar and cream in my coffee

Sep 23, 2010
Sop in Washington DC & Baltimore

Review - Pioneer Pit Beef

A burger's not a burger without a ripe slab of tomato, a slice of raw onion and fresh, crispy lettuce (cheese and bacon if you must); likewise, the pit beef needs to be medium rare with horseradish sauce and raw onions - that's it.

Sep 22, 2010
Sop in Washington DC & Baltimore

Finger Lakes, NY - Wines and Vineyards

I wouldn't say Dr Frank's is $$$, plus there's no tasting fee. Red Newt has a great restaurant, but the wine (especially red) is lacking. Silver Spring isn't FLX grapes. The best reds on the east side of Seneca are at Chateau Lafayette Reneau, Damiani, Bloomer Creek, Lamoreaux Landing, and Kings Garden.

Sep 21, 2010
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Three dinners in Baltimore - looking for casual spot with good food. Maybe a great NY style pizza?

Heard good things about Bagby Pizza Co right near you in Harbor East - thin crust & lots of fresh toppings

Aug 26, 2010
Sop in Washington DC & Baltimore

Finger Lakes, NY - Wines and Vineyards

It would help if we had more info - the FLX is a pretty large area. Where are you staying and how long? As a whole, Keuka Lake has generally the best wines (Ravines & Dr. Frank's are a must for both reds & whites). Seneca has the most wineries, but one third of them should be avoided. For reds, we like Kings Garden, Lamoreaux Landing, Chateau Lafayette Reneau, Damiani's, Shaw, and Bloomer Creek; for whites, it's Lakewood, Atwater, and Standing Stone. Around Seneca, our favorite restaurants are Suzanne's, Stonecat Cafe, Dano's, Red Newt, Ports Cafe, and Halsey's. BTW, typically the best white and reds are rieslings & cab francs. As for Cayuga Lake, the preferred wineries include Sheldrake Point (which also has a wonderful bistro - Simply Red) and Six Mile. Ithaca has tons of dining options. Our faves are Just a Taste, Maxie's, Za-Za's, Fine Line Bistro, and North Star Pub. Hazelnut Kitchen in Trumansburg is excellent also. Those are the big 3 lakes - haven't ventured to Canandaigua or Skaneatles yet.

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Stonecat Cafe
Hector, NY, Hector, NY

Keuka Restaurant
12 Main St, Penn Yan, NY 14527

Sheldrake Point Cafe
7448 County Rd 153, Interlaken, NY 14847

North Star Restaurant
85 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY 10576

Fine Line Bistro
404 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850

Hazelnut Kitchen
53 E Main St, Trumansburg, NY 14886

Aug 19, 2010
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Looking for good eats in Ithaca and Geneva

Had drinks and apps (3 spreads w/ toasted pita and cranberry/jalapeno mac & cheese) at the bar at Northstar this past weekend - really enjoyed the vibe and menu. We'll return for a full meal.

Aug 10, 2010
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Seneca Falls - where do you shop for groceries?

IMHO, the Wegman's in Geneva is a notch or two below the ones in Corning and Ithaca. Still good, but not the best in their chain. Also, check out Mac's Drive-in, on the west side of Waterloo, for a nostalgic and inexpensive trip (handcut fries, root beer floats and lots of fried stuff).

Jul 30, 2010
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Looking for good eats in Ithaca and Geneva

Dijon was sold in Dec '09. Mark Papera, the chef/owner, is now at the Bistro at Thirsty Owl Wine Co, overlooking Cayuga Lake near Ovid.

Jun 30, 2010
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Looking for good eats in Ithaca and Geneva

On Rt 89 in Interlaken (halfway between Geneva & Ithaca) is Cayuga Creamery - lots of yummy flavors. I prefer it over Purity.

Jun 30, 2010
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Looking for good eats in Ithaca and Geneva

In Ithaca, Dijon is currently closed. Ithaca Bakery is good for breakfast & lunch; FineLine Bistro is a nice business/casual dinner choice (as is, Just a Taste tapas). For Geneva, check out Red Dove Tavern, Ports Cafe & Madderlake Cafe (relocating sometime this summer). A nice, winery lunch option is Simply Red at Sheldrake Pt, about 15 minutes southeast.

Jun 28, 2010
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Ann's - Glen Burnie

tried the footlongs once 10 yrs ago - i was more impressed w/ the order takers than the dogs. IMHO, there's nothing special about a boiled frank on an inferior roll. I'd sooner take the 75 minute drive to New Castle DE (The Dog House) than the 10 min to Ann's.

Jun 11, 2010
Sop in Washington DC & Baltimore

Good place for dinner in Crofton or Greenbelt, MD?

Four Seasons Grille , in the Waugh Chapel center near the Italian Market, is your best bet in Crofton.

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Four Seasons Cafe
50 S Pickett St Ste 23, Alexandria, VA 22304

Italian Market & Restaurant
126 Defense Hwy, Annapolis, MD 21401

May 12, 2010
Sop in Washington DC & Baltimore

In Baltimore this Saturday for B+O Museum Event

Alexander's in Fells is good and kid-friendly.

Apr 23, 2010
Sop in Washington DC & Baltimore

Sweet Sixteen Party

How many people?

Woodberry kitchen has a private room.

Apr 23, 2010
Sop in Washington DC & Baltimore

Restaurants Near Renaissance Harborplace Hotel

La Scala or La Tavola are two of the better, moderately priced LI choices.

Mar 01, 2010
Sop in Washington DC & Baltimore

Need a fun restaurant for food & drinks in Baltimore

the enoteca at Cinghiale in Harbor East

Feb 25, 2010
Sop in Washington DC & Baltimore

Heights Grill, Mahagoney or Dijon in Ithaca

Mahogany is nothing special. Of the other two (which I haven't been to but know others who have), Dijon gets the nod - upscale French despite it's dreary strip mall location.

Feb 04, 2010
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Upscale in Ithaca

Felicia's is a funky little bar/club with tasty snacks and yummy drinks - nice HH too.

Feb 04, 2010
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Eating in Ithaca, NY?

It's now a barbecue joint - Hog's Back.

Sep 16, 2009
Sop in New York State (exc. NYC)

Baltimore & Annapolis

Corks, in Federal Hill

Sep 16, 2009
Sop in Washington DC & Baltimore