Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn

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$30 and under
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At nearly 200 years old, Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn sits on the banks of the beautiful Oatka Creek at the heart of the village of Le Roy, New York, nearby both Rochester and Buffalo. A four-season venue with multiple dining rooms for both casual tavern and destination-worthy fine fare; able to host intimate gatherings, celebrations, and events with overnight rooms providing beautiful views from the top level. Have a casual drink at either the bar in our Tavern or outside by the gate house at the expansive waterfront, or plan an experience to remember on one of the elevated decks or in centuries-old dining rooms.
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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite place!

DG
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful waterfront property with food to match! The French toast was probably the best I’ve ever had. The wine and beer selection is fantastic too and the sommelier was able to pick out wines that paired with our entire party’s food. Definitely worth the drive from buffalo.

JO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have always enjoyed going to the Farmer’s Creekside Tavern. The food, service, and ambiance are all superb.
Also, I tried a glass of the Osmote Seneca Lake Chardonnay Friday evening and found it excellent — so much so that I bought some today.

DC
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I am really surprised this venue received so many positive revues. The location is nice - across from a picturesque creek - but the food has a lot to be desired and rather pricey for what you get. The roast beef was dry, the lobster roll bland, and the chicken club mediocre at best. The server was pleasant enough, but all in all, I'd give this place a pass.

NB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best restaurant I've ever been to in the Rochester area. Anything I have ever had here has been amazing. A real gem in the Rochester area!

LH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat on the deck (river was noisy but no fault to anyone). Server was the sweetest and fun! The bread & local cheese plate was AMAZING! Entree of the cashew chicken salad was delicious (but maybe slightly overdressed it started to wilt). Dessert of the cake balls and ice cream was yummy!
We really enjoyed the night, the band, and our service! Definitely will visit again!

DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

This used to be one of our favorite places but the last two meals were mediocre at best. The ambiance is excellent but the food prep has not been on point. Medium rare steak was served barely medium. I will probably give them one more chance but I have been disappointed of late.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very clean, friendly staff, very good food ( but need larger portions for the pricing)

JS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third opportunity to visit and enjoy this restaurant! My wife opted for the salmon; I chose the scallops. Both were done with creativity and superb taste. Highly recommended! And our server was a true delight. What more could you ask for in a restaurant?

AW
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only was the atmosphere and the service outstanding, the food was absolutely amazing!

TH
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was well worth the 30 minute drive from Rochester! Amazing food!

K
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A very pretty spot that has updated and decorated beautifully. The waitstaff is professional and well organised and the meals were very good. The outdoor areas are great if you visit on a nice day or evening. Highly recommended

DT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both food and service were excellent. Noise level was extremely high with inside seating.

AW
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Seating out on the patio overlooking the creek and falls was beautiful!

ES
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Creekside and the experience was amazing. From the moment we walked in the door to walking out the staff was amazing, the wine was excellent and the food was wonderful. We had a great server, (Emery) who was attentive, efficient and friendly. I would highly recommend this tavern to anyone who asks. I would give you a 10 out of 10

BP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophisticated food and great ambiance (inside or out).

CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious! We had the poutine and mac & cheese for appetizers and they were wonderful. I had the hangar steak as an entree which was very good but a little on the rare side for an order that was supposed to be medium. The place is just beautiful! My only complaints are that the service was very slow. At one point we were offered a bread basket because of the long wait but that never materialized. The other issue was that the band was very loud making it extremely difficult to carry on a conversation on the outside deck.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First off, we have been 4 times & each time we had a great experience. This was the first time we sat at the High Top table by the bar. We liked that area & had wonderful service. As always, the food was great & so was the presentation. We always make sure we go out to the patio. One of the best views for a restaurant we know of. Enjoyed the music & the energy of the people outside. Can't wait to return.

PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Loved our experience at the restaurant. Very clean and well appointed decor. Major problem was our server. She was cold, stone faced and omitted telling us about the “other menu” from the downstairs restaurant which was casual and much more appropriate for the 7 yr old that we were dining with. (Even after we asked if she had a kids menu). Hopefully she was just having a bad day, otherwise management needs to seek her out and retain or remove her from the serving staff.

TE
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food and wine selection in Western New York.

RF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is engaging. Wine list is surprising; they've been featured regionally by Wine Spectator two years running. Food is creative & fresh, menu changes frequently. Chef graciously accommodates special needs. The view is charming. And in Leroy, they are conveniently located at the mid-way point between Rochester & Buffalo, which is fantastic for meeting friends/family coming from either city. Well done!

JJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've eaten at Farmer's Creekside twice now, once in May and once in July. The meal in May, our first, was fantastic, as we went with another couple and enjoyed excellent attention from the kitchen staff and chef, as our friends are regulars. The food quality was perfection (I had the London Broil and my husband had the Lamb chops), and we were very satisfied with the taste and portions. The location along the Creek is beautiful and the interior space is well appointed, and has a great energy flow with generous windows that overlook the creek and bring in great light. All of these things made that first experience something we wanted to do again. Our second visit was a few days ago. Since most of the restaurants in Rochester have recently released new seasonal menus because summer veggies are starting to come in, we were excited to see what was on offer. Unfortunately, our reservation coincided with the annual Oatka Creek Festival, which meant a reduced/condensed menu, and a lot of families, which meant the upper rooftop deck seating area was very loud, and the lower creekside area was also crowded and noisy. We sat inside at a great table in the 'middle' dining room, with the bar to one side (nearly empty) and the dining room that overlooks the creek to the other side (it was full). While we appreciated the hostess's thoughtfulness in selecting that comfortable table, which was quiet and still provided a view, we were a little disappointed by the condensed menu - and the fact that everything on it was the same as back in May. (Meaning, we had hoped to see more new options.) My husband had the London Broil this time, and I got the Crab Cakes appetizer with a Tavern salad as my main. We also got a cheese plate/board to share as an appetizer. Again, food quality was excellent and very satisfying, and the salad especially was fantastic - with a truffle dressing over arugula, with feta, kalamatas and capers - it was savory and bright and really lovely.

NV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a nice venue! We enjoy the establishment! All the best!

AC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Don’t go during Oatka Fest. Fixed menu. NYStrip was VERY tough. Very loud and service was poor at best. Sat our group of 4 in between two large parties. Got lost in the shuffle. Waitress had a very unapologetic attitude which contributed to experience. It’ll be awhile before we give it another go. Fellow diner got chicken which she indicated was undercooked and not worth the price (for chicken)z

P
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We shared a lovely summer evening dinner with friends mid week on the second level deck overlooking the creek. The restaurant was not busy. It is very charming, however our service was mediocre at best . Items asked for were forgotten and the food took forever, when our food finally did arrive it was stellar!! We had a variety of things at the table starting with the calamari and bisque for entrees the seared tuna, crab cakes, 1/2 chicken and the grilled pork chop, we finished off with a delicious cheesecake and coffee. Every dish was delicious and worth the wait. We will return perhaps it was just an off night for our young waitress.

KL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on a beautiful evening and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Had the Northern Pike. Wow! Can’t wait to rerun. Am telling everyone and posted it on FB. Thank you Bill for creating this tavern and Inn. Well done!

SU
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. Our server was very knowledgeable about the various wines and what paired well with our lunch selections. My lobster roll was delicious. It was a great meeting spot as I'm in Rochester and my Dad is in Buffalo. We will be back! Hoping my Dad will spend the night next time. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

NF
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible staff and great food!!! I would highly recommend this place.

d
30 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant in an amazing setting. We will be back with friends.

P
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good just way over priced for the food.

LS
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was exquite. Each dish came out perfect. The outdoor scenery overlooking the creek was lovely. We are going back.

S
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Lovely setting. Bar was poor experience. Weak Martini was served in a small aperitif glass, with an inadequate excuse. One bartender tried to unscrew my wine bottle, until directed to use cork screw by the other. Pork dinner was very good. Lobster roll from tavern menu was small but good. Perhaps the staff needs better training.

JF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was not good. Limited food choices especially for a keto diet.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. Gorgeous view and spectacular food and service. Can't wait to come back

CR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business meal

JS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday Brunch! Service and food were both excellent. Nice variety of menu items to choose from.

MC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent selections on the menu, excellently prepared in an absolutely stunning setting! This l;ocation is definitely going on my "recommend List"....near the top!

BL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

WoW! First nice day in weeks in western NY and we ended up sitting on their stunning outdoor patio by the creek, simply beautiful! Who would have thought you would find this gorgeous spot in Leroy! The food was fantastic, delicious take on Calamari, loved the aioli and wilted greens. My husband and friend shared the oysters, they said they were delicious. My friend and I split Cavatelli, yum and plenty to satisfy us both, hubby had a beautiful, perfectly cooked medium rare strip steak. We will be back.
Don't forget to ask for their Tavern menu, as well. We saw some beautiful looking lobster rolls go by....not on the dinner menu.....

NA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fathers Day

JO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Farmer’s Creekside Tavern is a favorite of mine. The tavern has been beautifully restored and the food & service are excellent.

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