Veraisons at Glenora Wine Cellars
Tucked away among the scenic surroundings of Dundee is Veraisons at Glenora Wine Cellars, a winery resort situated on Seneca Lake in Finger Lakes Wine Country. Veraisons is a from-scratch kitchen; one in which details matter. The menu changes seasonally to ensure freshness, flavor and the availability of ingredients from local farmers. Veraisons offers a charming, intimate atmosphere that is cozy and inviting for an ideal date night.
Some menu favorites include the curried buttercup squash soup, local cheese sampler and the pork chop. Small plates are also available for samplings or a quick bite to eat. Veraisons also offers a selection of sweets made in-house so be sure to save room.
Menus are vegan, vegetarian & gluten free friendly.
This was our first visit to Veraisons and it was perfect! From the salad to the desserts, everything was delicious. The wine pairing selection was on point. This is a must if you are in the area!
Always consistent food quality and service. Great location.
I had made reservations on Opentable for 6:30 a week ahead of time since we vacationing there. When we arrived at the restaurant, they had our reservation but told us that there was a wedding party that would be taking up the entire space of the restaurant and that we would be seated in the "secondary" dining area. We were led downstairs to what I can only describe as a large office space or small conference room (with a window wall) with absolutely no atmosphere at all. Needless to say...we left. I understand about booking a wedding but what bothered me was that the restaurant should have called guests and informed them beforehand that due to the wedding we would not be in the main dining area...which is one of the important parts of the dining experience. I could have planned something else and totally understood the situation, but instead, we drove 30 minutes to be annoyed. Bad business. I honestly can't speak to the food here. The only reason I gave it (food) 3 stars was because I had to fill that area in to get to write a review and I met someone that ate there for lunch the same day and said it was good.
This place has the potential to be a terrific restaurant- HOWEVER- the food is overpriced and honestly, terrible. Out of 4 people in our party, 3 of us sent things back. VERY disappointing. Go for the wine or for a few appetizers and enjoy the gorgeous view, but don’t waste your money on a meal.
Two couples celebrated a birthday on a weekend trip to the Finger Lakes. Wanting a special place, we chose Veraisons and we’re all glad we did. Diverse menu. Great wine list. Very good service. All of our food was nicely presented, served at appropriate temperature and most importantly was very tasty.
A slight downside was that entrees were a little slow to arrive at table, but we weren’t in a hurry so it didn’t bother us.
We’ll definitely return to Veraisons
Visiting Watkins Glen for a race and heard about this wonderful restaurant. Highly recommend sitting outdoors, the view is incredible. My husband and I are not wine experts, but we thoroughly enjoyed the Glenora wine and the cheese plate was amazing! This place exceeded our expectations, the little extras such as bread and homemade chocolate were a delicious surprise, and the service was outstanding. We hope to make this a regular stop whenever we are in the area.
Was placed in smaller dining room as a result of a wedding. Web site said views from this dining room were good but we were placed in a location with obstructed view. For that reason, was not as enjoyable. Nevertheless food and service were excellent
Lunch on the deck in a spectacular summer day with a very helpful waitress. She not only found me two glasses of the wine I was hoping to try, recommended delicious foods, but also took a picture of my husband and I enjoying the day!
The food was very good. My filet was a bit overcooked, but still good. All of us enjoyed our food. The menu is fairly small, but we all managed to find something we liked. Our wait staff was excellent. The water service was especially good.
We sat in the "wine cellar" which overlooks the vineyard. It is a small dining room in the basement. It can get a bit noisy in the basement when all the tables are full. The main dining room was used for a wedding party. This is true almost every Saturday in the summer.
Would we go again? Yes. Service was kind of slow. Food excellent!
Awesome food but spoiled a little as salad and entree were brought at the same time
Stopped for a nice lunch along the wine trail and was not disappointed.
We shared a Duck Carnitas Taco Appetizer which was very flavorful and included two small tacos, so perfect for a shared appetizer. For an entree, I had the Braised Beef Shortrib, which was outstanding - very tender and rich and flavorful. Corkage for a bottle of wine was only $10, so a pleasant surprise.
Worst experience ever. Wedding going which was never told to us. Jumping up and down above where we are eating. Absolutely horrible. Wait staff running up and down stairs, taking forever. I would never recommend this place to anyone.
great view from every room, the staff is very helpful and friendly. We did a tasting at Glenora and we were very impressed at the quality of the wines.
Everything was wonderful! Very pleasant experience- would highly recommend!
Exceptional service, view and food!
Celebrating the end of camping season 2018 with a long weekend in the beautiful Finger Lakes region.
Not sure which occasion to recommend; the food was good and interesting but the service was very poor; we had to ask for water twice and even ask a different waiter to bring us 2nd glass of wine. Can't say they were full either. Maybe, inexperience staff.
We had a wonderful mini-moon dinner at Veraisons. Felicia, our server, was friendly, kind and attentive! We were greeted by a young woman, and when we kindly asked if we could wait for a window table to open up, she was kind and accommodating, and directed us to the bar area where we only had to wait for 20 minutes or less. We want to come back when it is warm enough to enjoy a meal on the patio! Their menu is creative and the food was so flavorful! We shared a bottle of Glenora's Gewurtztraminer, which paired wonderfully with both of our entrees. We will most definitely be back!
This is a spectacular Winery on Seneca Lake. We were able to purchase a bottle up in there Winery and bring it down to the Restaurant. We had a great view of Seneca Lake and our Waitress was very attentive and thorough. The food was exceptional and they even gave us a champagne toast for my husband's birthday that we were celebrating. We look forward to going back again for another occasion.
We had a reservation thinking we were in the dining room overlooking lake to get there to find out there’s a wedding in the main dining room. We were brought downstairs to a “wine cellar “ dining room. Bugs around the whole meal. For a 200.00-300.00 meal should have at least let us know what we were getting
It's a beautiful setting overlooking the lake but when the main restaurant is booked for private events such as weddings, the basement banquet room is used for dinner customers and you don't know that until you get there. I was informed in a text the day of my reservation that we would be seated in the cellar wine room due to a private event in the main restaurant. While at the time that sounded cool eating in a wine cellar, it was far from a wine cellar. It was a basement banquet room with small windows so it ruined the ambience of having a romantic dinner on the lake with beautiful views. Make sure you ask if you will be seated in the main restaurant, otherwise not worth it. Food was good except one appetizer we got was bland.
Sooo good. Romantic setting, amazing food, great service. One of my best dinners ever.
Omg... I had a fabulous meal at Veraisons. The view was incredible. The service was superb and the food was delicious. The presentation was beautiful too. I highly recommend you visiting Veraisons😋!
Very delightful staff who were attentive without being intrusive. Delicious food prepared with excellence.
Great service and ambiance. Kobe steak was delivered medium-well when it was ordered medium-rare. This should not happen when you pay $48 for this menu item. Food quality was good overall but not on the level that you would expect for the prices you pay.
the main room was not available so we were in the alternate room - POOR ambience...
We got seated in the back of the room, without a view, and by the door. When we asked to be moved to a better table we were met with resistance, but did get moved. Service lacked after that.
We DID have a reservation!
The food was great.
Went for dinner during our annualized vacation to the FLX. Food was good however we weren’t told there was a private party taking place and we were seated in a small room downstairs that lacked the kind of ambiance we were hoping for. The service staff was very professional and friendly. I’d like to try it when we could sit upstairs with the view but I’d be afraid there was another party and we’d be put downstairs again.
The food was excellent and you can’t beat the view
Thought the food was excellent. Our table look out to the winery and they had an excellent wine list. They had wines outside of their winery. Service was great. All around great experience. Is not a cheap place to go but for us was worth the money.
We ate outside and the view was spectacular! Food and service were good. Great way to end a day of wine tasting in the Finger Lakes.
Amazing service and beautiful view!!
Very nice restaurant for lunch with a beautiful view (from the veranda). Hannah was our server and she was extremely attentive and professional. The menu was just right for an interesting lunch during our travels.
The entrees were delicious, salad was good and tiny crab cake was tasty. On the other hand the bread was stale and hard to chew and the local cheese tray did not have a yummy factor. The view was beautiful but the restaurant really needs to work on its waitstaff. I wanted advice about a wine selection and the server had no idea what to suggest - she went and asked, but the service was below par for a place that you pay that kind of money and its a winery for goodness sakes! I think they should offer tastes and have someone on staff to advise customers who have questions, even if every server can’t be proficient with the wine list.
Great place for us to spend our anniversary. The waitress was wonderful, and our food was great. We received a special toast and an added bonus to our dessert plate. Would definitely recommend for dinner.
The experience was great but we were surprised with cost. Very pricy for Upstate NY, comparable to Manhattan prices.
Very good meal , excellent service. Warm and cozy
We went for my bday weekend and stayed at the Inn. Attended daytime wine opening at Glendora where food was also served. It was excellent - roast pork, lovely vegetables and potatoes - along with cheeses and fruit. The food was so good, we excitedly anticipated our dinner for the evening. We had reservations. There were many tables open. We asked to sit by the window and were told by the gentleman seating us that they were set for 4. All tables were set for four we said. He then replied there was a power outage in Watkins Glen so they would be busy. Point is- we were paying guests and made to feel like intruders. Not a pleasant start. Our waitress was excellent. Friendly. Helped me with my gluten allergy needs. We had read excellent reviews regarding the food but we were not taken to the level we expected with taste or conducive to the cost of the dishes. Presentation was nice - although my side salad was too big, very large lettuce leaves and too much dressing. My husbands squash soup was lovely. I had salmon and he had ox tail. Both were very bland. The carrot purée with the salmon had no flavor. We brought home leftover ox tail and I added some sage and thyme. It definitely helped increase the flavor of the stew. Although we are not big dessert eaters, since it was my birthday we ordered a gluten free one. It was delicious. We were concerned the wine tastings we had during the day may have impaired our tastes buds - although I was able to add flavor to the stew. We do plan to return and try again. If we get the same host, I will speak up. His behavior put a negative curve on our experience. We had breakfast there the next morning and he again verbally made a fuss about seating others by the window. Embarrassing and caused undo discomfort. Breakfast, sadly was just as plain tasting. I NEVER use salt at the table but found myself salting my food. I am truly hoping our next visit finds 5 star worthy food. The Inn and Winery are outstanding.
It was wonderful. A little chilly in the place but vaulted ceilings will do that. The special touches like the little bite the chef sent out before first course and, the dipping sauces with th rustic bread and the in house made chocolate at the end of the meal. So delicious so appreciated.
Veraisons at Glenora Wine Cellars offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (607) 243-9500 ext. 302.
Veraisons at Glenora Wine Cellars is rated 4.2 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.
Veraisons at Glenora Wine Cellars does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.glenora.com/products/gift-cards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.