Saint Lawrence Spirits On The River Chateau

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361 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
Saint Lawrence Spirits Château is a historically recognized destination on the St. Lawrence River with Saint Lawrence Spirits Distillery on-site offering handcrafted spirits & cocktails, world class wines, and majestic river view dining. Chef Christian Ives works closely with local farmers utilizing locally raised and grown products to bring his style of Empire Fusion to a whole new level. In addition to our regular dining options you can choose to have Chef Christian Ives and his team create a Seven Course Degustation and Wine Pairing prepared specially for your table. We look forward to having you and your friends as our guests.

We are proud recipients of the 2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team.

While Seasonal Outdoor Seating Is Not Guaranteed, You May Request In Your Reservation For An Outdoor Table (Weather and Nature Dependent).

Dinner Parties larger than 5 guests, please call us to make your reservation!
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OT
London
96 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic dining experience at the best restaurant in the North Country. It was "Mexican Monday" so I ordered the fried grouper tacos which were FANTASTIC. Came with rice and beans so it was a very large meal. My bride decided that the menu offering of Viener schnitzel with warm German potato salad and red cabbage was just too tempting to pass up... and she was right. Another farm to table, taste extravaganza. Started out with cocktails (A Martini and a Kentucky Son Manhattan... both were terrific.) This is a MUST DO if you are in the Clayton/Watertown area.

NB
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Other than it being a little cold in the venue, everything was perfect! The waitress & host helped with drink (beer) pairing and the food (calamari & the fried haddock dinner) was exceptional for the price! the staff/service were fantastic as well!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday. Every employee wished me a happy birthday, Prosecco was served on the house. My birthday celebration was a memorable event. The food was exquisite. The wine selection suggested by the maitre d was a perfect choice to compliment both of our meals. The ambiance was lovely and we will be sure to go back to the Chateau

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was incredible! The staff went above and beyond to make our experience the best. We love dining here!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great meal at the Chateau. The wine was excellent, my meal was excellent, while my wife's prime rib, which she ordered rare, was a bit too rare. Make sure to taste the ice cream and sorbet.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclectic and tasty menu
Best meal we have had since relocating back to the north country in the spring.

LM
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been going to the Chateau for the past year and a half and we have such an amazing time every time we go, we get to have a conversation without music or TV screaming around you. They treat you like a queen and king, it is so nice to walk in and they know you by your first name.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The “date night “ special is a great treat during the week !

m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love this place for dinner. drive all the way from Rochester and it is well worth the trip

BG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful location with exceptional food and service. Jessica B our server was friendly knowledgeable and polite. When our dinner order needed to be changed due to an allergy she worked very hard to come up with a reasonable alternative. The food was superb. We can’t wait to go back in the day light to appreciate fully the ambience

GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful meas with friends at the Chateau. The duck was excellent and the sauce sublime. Schnitzel was right out of a Bavarian Inn. Salads dressings were obviously home made and Burrville cider dressing and Maple Dijon were yummy. Had wonderful service as well.

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary culinary and overall experience. We always enjoy the visit. This place continues to impress us every time we go!

KK
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great, did not disappoint! Would definitely come again soon.

DL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered Chateau at the beginning of summer and have visited several times with friends and family. The food is outstanding, service is fantastic, and you can't beat the sunsets on the St. Lawrence River. We'll be back next summer!

CG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely view and super good food! Had a very good experience.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience from

JS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An innovative menu combined with outstanding service and a magnificent view provided a great brunch experience.

E
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family has a cottage in the area and my husband and I have been wanting to check out the building and restaurant for a long time. We finally had a chance to go for brunch today. I’m upset we haven’t gone sooner! From the moment we walked in, everyone was so welcoming! I really appreciate feeling welcomed when visiting restaurants. The building is beautiful, and the views were, as well.
The food was great! My husband had a skillet which was way more than enough food and was really good. I had the french toast, which I can say was the best french toast I’ve ever had. Some how over the years together, we have become coffee snobs and we were very impressed with the coffee.
I can’t wait to bring the rest of my family here and to try it for dinner!

TR
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Thank you St. Lawrence Spirits Chateau! We were warmly greeted, then seated in an intimate alcove for two. We enjoyed a glass of Prosecco as we looked over the menu. Jess, our server, was attentive and friendly without being overwhelming. We both had a Caesar salad to begin the meal. There is nothing quite as enjoyable as classic Caesar dressing, with just a hint of lemon and anchovies on fresh crisp romaine. My husband had Schnitzel and I had grilled salmon over couscous and asparagus, served with a delicious lemon caper sauce. To end the meal, we shared the bourbon pecan tart.
While it was too chilly to sit outside and enjoy the view of the River, we sat next to a window and watched as a ship silently drifted by. We both had a cocktail made with their signature spirits. It was a delightful evening of impeccable service, great food and beautiful River views. Don’t pass up the opportunity to dine here.

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had breaded pork cutlet. Breading was a good crunchy. The meat was just on the dry side and without taste. There was some sauce but not enough to moisten the meat or impart flavor. The German style potatoes were excellent and the kraut was great ! I would not order the pork cutlet again. My partner ordered the Salmon and she ate every morsel ! She NEVER eats ALL of the food on her plate, so that tells you how much she liked her meal. For desert we had Banana's Foster which was prepared tableside and was a LOT of fun. Delicious as well ! Again, my gal ate WAY more than usual.

Our server was very good at her job but could have used a little bit more of a smile.

Ambiance of the restaurant is quiet and very relaxing and conducive to a good time.

The wine by the glass was just ok. My partner had Pinot Grigio, I had Merlot. The wine is severely overpriced with a miserly portion. We are wine drinkers but that chincey ridiculously over-priced portion really caught our attention so we nursed the single glass through our meal. Had they poured a decent portion in relation to the price we probably would have ordered our normal several glasses each. $11.00 for about a quarter of a glass is egregious gouging.

B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, whiskey tasting, amazing room and outstanding food. The view is also stunning and Mark and Pete bend over backwards to accommodate your needs. Definitely recommend!!

SB
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gourmet food that left enough room for desert. Rueben was outstanding & quiche was light and fluffy. Best tiramisu that I ever had! Once finished, our visit to the tasting room was both educational and experiential.

A
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the most amazing brunch to celebrate our anniversary! They even offered us complimentary champagne. Wonderful service, food and location. We will certainly be returning!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at the Chateau several times and have never been disappointed. Chef Ives is doing an awesome job keeping the menu new and exciting. The staff made dinning a wonderful experience as always. Our night ended with a delicious Chocolate Carrot cake that was over the top. No doubt the Chateau continues to be the number one place on the river.

NO
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building and setting. Food was wonderful. Will be coming back. We were from norwood waddington and long lake. The day was perfect.

AI
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, service, drinks, and food! Christian Ives you are amazing and our waitress Mackenzie was superb. An amazing experience and we cannot wait to go back!

AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch was excellent. Extensive menu to choose from. Prices are moderate.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond expectations

D
Key West
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date Night was a wonderful experience from the minute we walked in and a young man offered to take our coats to the attentive, knowledgeable, friendly waitstaff, and the delicious, creative food. We will be back!

CB
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had date night, it was excellent :) We had a great view, great wait staff and even better food and beverages! Can't wait to go back again :)

C
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and beautifully prepared. The service was excellent. The whole experience was delightful!

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An beautiful location, tastefully appointed restaurant, with excellent, experienced staff and terrific dining for a special occasion. Compliments to chef and staff.


Dave Geurtsen

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The temperature is set to accommodate the wait staff NOT the customers
Fabulous views from the outside tables & from the bar
They must have been in a hurry some of the eggs were over cooked

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch. Came by boat, exceptional food!

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sunday brunch during jazz fest weekend in nearby Clayton on a magnificent Sunday morning. We sat outside and were there at 10AM when they opened for the day. So our wait to get our meal seemed slightly delayed but it tough I’m sure when a full dining area wants to order at the same time. They did a good job of bringing our Bloody Marys and following up with coffee being offered. The food was excellent as always and service from the wait staff top level. It’s a great place and brunch is a super value.

J
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was underwhelming- 3 of 4 dishes were bland and simplistic. Drink service was slow. Great view.

MT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very happy with the quality of service we received from Peter and Shauna.
Very professional indeed. For us the quality of service is the whole point.
We are very glad Peter asked some very load ladies to lower their joy of the evening noise.
best wishes to all.
Also we were very pleased that we could start our evening there at 8pm and were never rushed. Everything was perfect.
We would also highly recommend their own Gin. We are traditionaly Tanquary drinkers but the gin here is wonderful.
Best wishes,
Martin and Susan Thain

TP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem in the Thousand Islands! The service and ambiance was impeccable. The food was very good. The best Caprese salad I have ever had. The Cilantro Lime chicken with polenta was delicious. The portions were hardy...good thing because I didn't want it to end!

GN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Chateau is one of our favorite restaurants here in the area anyway but our visit last Saturday was by far one of the best we've had there. The service was impeccable, the atmosphere relaxing and the food, paired with a good bottle of wine, simply divine (Veal Arancini for hubby and Saffron & Lobster Pappardelle for me)... not to mention the craft cocktails amazing as always (Hunter's Cocktail is a favorite)... had a truly wonderful date night and can't wait to go back!!!

GD
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food very knowledgeable staff it’s not a once a week place due to prices but once a year we will go for sure. We will actually look foreword to it every year

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