Lancellotti Dining Room at Geneva on the Lake

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For the most memorable moments of your life, we invite you to experience Geneva On The Lake. Whether you are saying "I do," celebrating your wedding anniversary, or simply indulging your passion for a well deserved retreat, you will find a perfect setting at Geneva On The Lake. The Lancellotti Dining Room features marble columns, 17th century side chairs, wall tapestries, Chinese vases that glow in the warmth of candlelight, and live music. The dining room is perfect for special occasion dinner parties of up to 45 or a romantic dinner for two.
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Orlando
37 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We made an Opentable reservation weeks before and it as confirmed. I had read reviews that others did not get reservation honoured. We received a call the day of reservation to advise they were really busy and could not honour our original 7:00 reservation? Hmmm...I say... They wanted it changed until 8:00.. We had no choice but to go for 8:00 .. We were asked by other guests if we had the package we did not.So my thoughts are if you are on a hotel package you get in at the time requested if you are not staying at hotel you are pushed aside u til a slot becomes available.. As we were..Not happy.. Our food was okay. It was not alot for what we paid in Canadian dollars. I had 2 tiny peices of half cut bread upon arrival , no appetizer, husband had Shrimp..etiquette is always 5 ..nope you got 3 medium shrimp that was a ripoff! Dinner was a porckchop ,rice and a half corn on the cob burnt.. Banana Foster for dessert which was not made as I expected just bananas and ice cream flambed..Each had one glass of wine... $250 cdn ...Would not return as just too expensive. Waiter was nice but boy oh boy did we feel rushed ..Everything he did was in a hurry. The view was the nicest part of our dinner. It was supposed to be candlight but due to being in a hurry he never lit our table candle.. Live and Learn.. FYI..they dont prioritize Opentable reservations.

M
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

All four of us had Filet Mignon and shrimp cocktails. The steaks were very good; no waste and done correctly. They were very tender. The shrimp cocktail was three very jumbo shrimp and plenty of cocktail sauce.
The service was excellent. Our waitress (Sam) was excellent. She was friendly, efficient, but not over bearing.
There was a live harp player playing during dinner; a very nice touch.
My only complaint is the very high prices. I know you have to pay for quality, but I still think it was a tad high priced.

JB
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a delightful experience at Geneva on the Lake Lancelloti restaurant.
Service was delightful and food exceptional
The only negative was that we ordered Baked Alaska, and waited over 30 mins at which point we had to cancel in order to make our prebooked show.

LA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food as usual was wonderful. The filets were cooked to perfection...even the medium one! The waitress was great. This is one of our favorite places to eat when we are in the area...it never disappoints us.

L
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with beautiful piano music as well as food and service.

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had wonderful meal. Great wine selection.

GM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Mother’s Day dinner. Waitress was outstanding. Highly recommend.

N
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting in historic room with views of the Lake. Service excellent. Candlelight and live harp music extremely romantic. Many local purveyors. Enjoyed the duck very much. Large selection of Finger Lakes wines.

KL
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It's a unique intimate setting with live dinner music and good food.

HS
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very cozy and beautiful. The view of the lake was wonderful. The food was delicious. I also met the owner during my visit! He was very amiable, and explained some interesting facts about the estate. He was even gracious enough to take a photo with me at my request! Excellent experience! Would definitely recommend Lancelotti dining room at Geneva on the Lake to others!

LM
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here as a birthday surprise and we absolutely loved it. The food was outstanding. I had the Filet it was cooked to complete perfection. He had the duck and it was just right too. What a wonderful experience. They even played happy birthday on the piano and brought him out a crème brulee. Our server was so sweet and kind. He has not stopped raving about how much he enjoyed it. Thank you for an absolutely wonderful evening.

c
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant! Great food, portions just right, and delicious! Highly recommend.

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So romantic and special! Thanks for a memorable night!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful live piano music for a romantic dinner.

KN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Noah was amazing. He went above and beyond in every way possible. The food was incredible, grounds and building are gorgeous and the harp music just added to the overall perfection of the night

MH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience - great location, ambience, food and service. We had the filet and the halibut special. Both were exceptional. Menu is limited. Our server Alexa was terrific. Would recommend to anyone, particularly for a special occasion as the prices are high. We did not know that the filet came with a starch (the menu mentioned just the vegetable of the day). Both entrees came with an appetizer salad also not mentioned on the menu.

N
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Ethan saved the day. It seened a little disorganized when we first went in - no one to meet us and the harp player (not piano) was the first person we saw and never looked up. That being said Ethan quickly approached and was terrific. This young man (20 yrs old) had the maturity and perfect demeanor to handle both dining rooms totally by himself! He is a natural and it is specifically because of him that our special birthday dinner was a success. Thank you Ethan!!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

beautiful setting with live music and very fresh food

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delightful evening....a little delay getting check...

K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The food was amazing and the service was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and service was excellent. The food was ok, nothing special. They had a trio playing the night we were there, and they were outstanding.

SC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible dinner we had! We stayed at Geneva on the Lake and dined here for dinner and WOW! Just outstanding! The pineapple-lime-ginger soup was amazing as was the shrimp cocktakl. We all got the special of the day: surf and turf. I’ve been dreaming of it since! Dessert was a blueberry-peach-apricot fruit crisp which finished off the meal perfectly. All this paired own delicious wine, gorgeous view and enjoyable piano music. Definitely a meal to remember!

PB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One anecdote encapsulates the tenor of our fabulous meal — the general manager of the hotel told us he stops at a farm stand “across the lake” early every morning for tomatoes for the dining room — and they, along with the rack of lamb, were the best I have ever eaten. The attention to locally sourced food and to every detail, a culture of service that seems second nature for all staff, and culinary tradition that is outstanding and clearly a matter of pride distinguish this lovely restaurant. The dining room is candle-lit and intimate with a piano player.

A
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They Did not honor our reservation on open table, cited overbooking and turned us away

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was amazing. Everyone was welcoming and efficient. The grounds were beautiful and nicely manicured. Ask for a table by the window to see the lake.

My husband is a serious carnivore and his food was amazing. He had the shrimp cocktail and filet mignon. There were a handful of other meat selections.

I am a vegetarian and the choices for my evening were limited and not very creative. Heirloom tomatoes with burrata was great. Pre dinner salad was boring and plain. Polenta entre was ok, but not memorable.

Wine choices were good.

For the price I would not recommend for a veggie or vegan. But it is meat eaters paradise. Worth doing.

V
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Tremendous location and views of the lake. Ambience, second to none. My only complaint was the appetizers...a scallop and my other half had a crepe. Both were good, but served cold. I suspect kitchen space is constrained but microwaving those 2 would have added significantly to the quality of the dish. At least the menu should have said 'served cold.' Other than that entree's were wonderful and dessert, baked Alaska, was amazing!

S
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the top 10% of restaurants, expertly prepared food, amazing ambiance, a place to dine in a fine way. Above excellent service.

VM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience, intimate dining. The only problem was the loud live music. Pleasant, but too loud, even for piano music.

OT
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration.

JB
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I drove 20 miles from my hotel to go to this restaurant. I made a reservation through OpenTable a day before and received a confirmation of my reservation. When I got the the restaurant it was closed. Someone came out of the office and said there were not any reservations on the computer so they closed. I never had or heard of anyone making a reservation on OpenTable before and having the restaurant be closed. I recommend making the reservation on the phone to confirm the restaurant is open.

PW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! Brian the chef, and Alexa the hostess were phenomenal!!! They made my wife's birthday a very memoriable event. I can't say enough great things about Lancellotti's atmosphere. Talk about romantic! They even made a special requested birthday New York style cheesecake for my wife's birthday and did many other great things for us! I will definitely be coming back and bring the love of my life with me!

AP
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Lancellotti dinning room at Geneva on the Lake truly serves a great cuisine with an alluring and romantic atmosphere with it's live instrument music playing until 9pm. The reservation through OpenTable was quick and easy to process. I am very pleased with the speed at which the process took place. Would recommend to friends and family if they need to reserve any location for a dinner cuisine or any event.

RJ
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine ambience for Valentine's Day dinner date. Service was superior - Alexa was very attentive and professional. Live piano added to the ambience of the former mansion. I enjoyed the dinner special of salmon, and my wife enjoyed the lamb shank. Her salad and my appetizer were also very good. We shared a flourless chocolate cake for dessert, and were also presented with heart-shaped cookies with the bill. An ideal spot for a formal dinner date.

N
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here several times and never been disappointed. Food and service are excellent. Piano player is a nice touch.

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing harp player, great ambience & service!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 40th anniversary and we chose Geneva on the Lake to celebrate this special occasion. It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving and to our surprise we were the only ones there. Talk about being well attended to! Our server, Casey, couldn't have been more accommodating. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and did all she could to make our evening special without hovering or being intrusive. Our meal was delicious and served leisurely. We had fabulous time and will certainly go back. Yes, it is a little on the pricey side, but for a special occasion it is well worth it.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Garden room where we were seated was perfect for a quiet evening date. Live piano music was a nice touch as well. We also very much enjoyed the salmon over gnocchi appetizer. The problem was with the main courses. My wife ordered a filet medium. She received an undersized filet that was very much rare and chewy. Probably one of the worst I’ve tried. Then there was my overpriced pasta. $32 for fettuccini cacciatore and meatballs. My fault for ordering but it sounded great. The noodles kept breaking as they were clumped and over cooked. The sauce was bland and too tomatoey and the biggest knock, the meatballs were undercooked and raw in the middle. I couldn’t eat 2 of 3 of them. If this were a local tavern I wouldn’t have expected much, but when in a place like this, and paying prices like this, you should expect a fantastic meal, and that we did not get.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with well prepared cuisine

JC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience!! Local farms are highlighted

KE
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service and ambiance, great food and presentation. you must order the baked alaska at time of food order however,

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