Deeply rooted in farming and agriculture, the vibrant city of Geneva sits on the northern end of Seneca Lake. Over time, the city has blossomed into a unique urban paradise where residents and visitors alike can explore a plethora of cultural activities and pay a visit to some of the best shopping and dining establishments in the area. In recent years, Geneva has become a culinary hotspot and features a wide range of farm-to-table restaurants, wineries, craft microbreweries, cafes, and more. Below are some of our favorites in Geneva.

Ports Cafe

Located on the western shore of Seneca Lake, Ports is a favorite with locals and lake folks. Choice steaks and fresh fish are cut in-house each day and served with only fresh seasonal vegetables. Local farm fresh cheeses, fruits and vegetables are their first choice of ingredients. You won`t regret this culinary experience, and you`ll want to be sure to plan ahead since this is a reservation-only restaurant.
Location: Geneva, NY
Phone: 315-789-2020

Smokin` Petes BBQ

Our favorite BBQ just off Seneca Lake! You may know them from Climbing Bines, where they`ve setup a food truck for years. Pulled Pork, melt in your mouth brisket, ribs, turkey, housemade sausage, fantastic sides and LOADED TOTS. The loaded tots are an experience all of their own, and you have got to try them! They also have sandwiches, platters and a wide plethora of bourbons all in a rustic western style interior with a massive lawn out back. WELL WORTH THE WAIT. Check their Facebook page to see when they`re open.
Location: 5286 State Route 14, Geneva NY 14456
Phone: (585) 955-3171

Kindred Fare

Wonderful place to eat for `foodies`. Lovely atmosphere for a more intimate dinner.
Location: Geneva, NY

FLX Table

An intimate dining experience with a set menu of upscaled regional dishes and wine pairings. Enjoy your fantastic meal around a table for 12 from Christopher & Isabel Bates.
Location: 22 Linden St, Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 730-3083

Eddie O`Briens Grille & Bar

Amazing food in a pub atmosphere
Location: Geneva, NY

Grounded Coffee

In the heart of downtown Geneva, Grounded offers a a full coffee bar, excellent breakfast & lunch options + smoothies.
Location: Geneva, NY


Casually elegant atmosphere with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Also offers some gluten free options.
Location: Geneva, NY

Char Burrito Bar

Build your own burritos in a modern atmosphere. Open with dine-in and takeout options.
Location: 68 Castle St, Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 759-5969

Flavors Indian Restaurant

Authentic Indian food full of delicious flavor.
Location: 10 Castle St, Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 325-4954

The Rusty Pig

High quality American food and drink. Burgers, BBQ and lighter fare all done in an outstanding way!
Location: 34 Linden St, Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 325-4548

Sans Dumplings

Located inside Kemmeter Wines- this weekend popup shop creates the most flavor filled delicious dumplings.
Location: 1030 Larzelere Road Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: (315) 530-2604

Monaco`s Coffee

An excellent spot for coffee and pastry, or to work remotely from.
Location: 115 Washington Street Geneva, NY, 14456
Phone: (315) 787-0397

Belhurst Castle

Belhurst Castle is an old castle on Seneca Lake`s west side. Featuring a spa and two restaurants…a tavern and a fine dining restaurant…this is also a great spot to grab a Sunday brunch.
Location: Geneva, NY

Ichiro Japanese

Sushi and Japanese as well as Chinese and Thai food.
Location: 405 Exchange Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 789-8889

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant ll

Classic and fresh Mexican food.
Location: 315 Hamilton St, Geneva NY 14456
Phone: 315-325-4673

Torrey Park Restaurant

A modern approach to Italian cuisine, nestled downtown Geneva.
Location: 89 Avenue E. Geneva, New York 14456
Phone: (315) 789-1629

State Bakery & BBQ

SMOKE & FLOUR | A perfect partnership STATE Bakery + BBQ brings our two culinary skills under one roof. A simple goal… great meats with freshly baked bread. This is one of the Linger teams favorite spots!!
Location: 3512 NY-89, Seneca Falls, NY 13148, USA
Phone: (315) 651-9138

Fox Run Cafe & Market

We offer a variety of locally sourced menu items, from sandwiches and salads to tacos and cheeseboards.
Location: 6740 State Route 14 Penn Yan NY 14527
Phone: (315) 536-4616

Anorah Restaurant & Bar

A quaint neighborhood spot serving up carefully curated seasonal food with fresh libations. Their menu is always changing, making it fun to return!
Location: 30 Castle St. Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 325-5418