Kindred Fare

4.6
504 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
Kindred Fare is a dining experience inspired spirited gatherings with family and friends. The central bar and open kitchen are at the heart of our restaurant. Come as you are for cocktails, snacks or a full meal. We are located in Geneva, NY, only minutes away from the Seneca Lake Wine Trail in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region and right down the street from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Join us in the bar or in our lounge for happy hour Sunday through Friday from 5pm-7pm.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Comfort Food, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(315) 787-0400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Max Spittler
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Catering
We are happy to prepare meals for you to pick up or deliver with advance notice. Call us to inquire about your next event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pre-emption Road
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Parking details
There is a large parking lot around the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Watch our chef's cook at our open kitchen. We also have four exclusive counter seats for you to engage directly with them. They may even send you something special. Ask to sit at the chef's counter.
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Special events & promotions
Our restaurant is perfect for special events, wine dinners, birthdays, rehearsal dinners and cocktail parties. We can accommodate parties up to 36 in our private room and our chef's table sits up to 12 people.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 504 People Are Saying
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4.6
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I have eaten at Kindred Fare a few times and each time the experience has been great. The cocktail menu is unique and every hand crafter cocktail I have tried has been delicious. The food menu is varied and includes many gluten free options. Recently, we had the calamari and chick pea appetizer which was the best calamari I have ever had. The service is always good and the fried chicken is to die for - with deep honey flavor in every bite. I look forward to my next visit to Kindred Fare.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was very good when we last visited. On our second visit, it was even better! We had 2 fish entrees with creative and tasty toppings. Service is excellent!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We have been to Kindred Fare many times and never have a less than awesome experience. Classic & Signature cocktails for happy hour are imaginative and the tastiest in Upstate NY. Great dining options: excellent salads, flat breads, pasta, burgers, entrees, & the fries are the best we've ever had. We visit from Syracuse region whenever we get a chance.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father’s Day

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

First time customers. Well prepared, fresh food. Had the calamari appetizer and kale salad. Both were excellent. Fried chicken entree was very good - spicy! Service was fast and friendly but we didn't feel rushed. We went prior to a concert at Smith Opera house which is 5 minutes away. Although we live more than an hour away we'll be returning.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We were seated outside and waited about 15 minutes until someone (not even our waitress) even acknowledged us. That is unheard of where we live. Good restaurants acknowledge your presence, even just to say hello and advise they will be with you shortly. Our waitress never even apologized, just said she was busy pouring wines for others. Once our food came, it was good. But the initial service was very poor. We noticed that the other tables near us received the same delayed service.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The ambiance is fantastic, decor is updated and wonderful to look at, although it was a little bit cold inside we quickly acclimated. Our server was fantastic! Just the right amount of attentiveness. The best part of the meal however was the green salad. It was delicious, fresh and unique. I ate every bit of it. We ordered an additional appetizer which was the meatball flat bread. It was average. We also ordered the pork special which was served with cold potato salad and asparagus. The pork was not great. It didn’t have a lot of flavor and we questioned whether it was cooked enough. The potato salad was over salted and didn’t have very dynamic flavor. Very one dimensional leaning toward a mustardy flavor. And we also questioned the choice of a cold potato salad instead of a warm mashed potato or other warm potato side dish. The asparagus was fine, nothing special to overcome the rest of the plate, however.
I would come back and try again, however I’m not sure I’d be able to get my husband back!!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Out standing . Had the scallops and they melted in your mouth .

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Wonderful fresh menu with excellent variety to please anyone. Cheerful and knowledgeable service. Extensive wine list but no corkage fees if you bring your own! High value fixed price option on Mondays. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I made a point to come back here after finding this gem last fall. The place has a fun vibe and they serve creative and delicious dishes. The service was friendly and attentive. A great place to have dinner after a day in the finger lakes or Geneva.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food here is simply the best. Fine food in a casual setting. The fried chicken is not to be missed as well as the beet salad with fried goat cheese. The salad is large enough to share. They offer either a four piece or 2 piece of serving of fried chicken. I suggest ordering the four piece-that way you can select what parts you want and take the rest home or eat it all! Cocktails are generous.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We were thrilled with the fast service and quality of our food. My fiancé eats larger portions than I do, and we were initially concerned that his wouldn’t be enough to feed him but our serving sizes were perfect. Excellent meal- we’re already referring our family and friends there!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Wonderful gathering place with friends!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Great service & food!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Trendy. Solid choice.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The menu was simple and modern. The food had local and unusual ingredients which were delicious! The main course came out really hot (temperature) which is not that common to find. We really enjoyed our special occasion meal!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Incredible service and incredible food. Great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Family get together. Many from across USA

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

My wife and I split time between Manhattan and Rochester , this is by far her new favorite place . She’s 8 months pregnant, and has been super picky about food. I’m pretty sure she ordered one of everything and hasn’t shut up about the place since. The waitress was super polite and knowledgeable, the atmosphere wasn’t too hipster-ish, and the food was epic. I always make fun of people for taking photos of food and not just enjoying it, and I caught myself taking photos of the meal. All in all we can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Calamari was tender and crisp! Loved the Green Salad!!

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

I always enjoy Kindred fare but a few things are worth mentioning. First of all the service was great. Prompt but not too intrusive. There are a few food issues. Pairing fresh asparagus with octopus I thought was bizarre. I had the chicken dish with mashed potatoes and gravy. The chicken could have been much more tender and the gravy not so overwhelming. Maybe on the side. The dessert was great rhubarb and raspberry cobbler.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

My wife and I had a long day of traveling and sightseeing. Decided to go to Kindred Fare based on recurring recommendation all day long every time we asked for a good place to eat.

Decided to not think about the menu choices and simply go with the five course chef's choice menu with wine pairings. We l love doing this at the NYC area restaurants we frequent.

In a word: amazing. Five delicious near full size courses, expertly paired with wine. From the salad to the dessert, everything was excellent. Not a missed note and several treats. And very reasonable for this kind of option. I'd put Kindred Fare up against any of my usual favorites any day.

Wonderful!

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Good atmosphere, good and friendly service, and the food was excellent. Dining experience was very positive.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Don’t be put off by the strip mall location - it is light and airy inside, with lots of natural wood finishes. Great space for groups, but soft enough (votives on the table) to feel like dining there can be a special night)
Rabbit Pot Pie - crust as light as air, rabbit infused with flavor, and has carrots in the mix so you can tell yourself you’re eating healthy!
Potato Leek soup - sublime, best I’ve ever had and that includes French restaurants in Montreal.
Lemon cake - luscious and light cake, perfect for ending a big meal.
We were less enthusiastic about my husband’s duck dish, a breast with brown rice, standard tasting duck sauce, too much like a suburban Chinese restaurant rendition, served in a bowl. But maybe it’s a dish made to appeal to younger customers (we are middle aged).
Service - everyone was friendly and helpful. We will definitely return when in the area.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service so so. They messed up order and had to wait a while for food. Limited menu. A bit disappointing.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent service! Very good food. Overall, very happy!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Awesome Mother’s Day experience

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great place. Great food. We were only disappointed that there weren’t any brunch options for Mother’s Day. So we ended up branching elsewhere. But the food we had a kindred fare this time as light appetizers and in the past as dinner was delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Thank you to our waitress Jackie for being attentive to my mother's needs and your cheery smile and kindness was great! Food - out of this world and I loved the atmosphere. I will return for date night with my husband Chris and special occasions .....

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We had been staying the week at Yale Manor for our honeymoon (Katherine of Yale Manor) suggested we come here to eat. We stopped in our first night, fell in love with the food and HAD to come back the next 2 nights and even take the meat board back home with us since I wouldn’t be able to drive 4 hours back the 4th day just for dinner. If you were open for lunch we definitely would have been there on day 4! There wasn’t one item we thought was terrible or mediocre (we had 12 of the items) hats off to the Chef and kitchen crew.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

I could only share 4 photos: here is more............We had been staying the week at Yale Manor for our honeymoon (Katherine of Yale Manor) suggested we come here to eat. We stopped in our first night, fell in love with the food and HAD to come back the next 2 nights and even take the meat board back home with us since I wouldn’t be able to drive 4 hours back the 4th day just for dinner. If you were open for lunch we definitely would have been there on day 4! There wasn’t one item we thought was terrible or mediocre (we had 12 of the items) hats off to the Chef and kitchen crew.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Kindred Fare is a favorite. Server this time was not up to the standard we’ve come to expect.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Spent 300 on dinner and 50 at the bar. Food was just ok. My wife’s rib eye was well done instead of medium, the service was slow (given it was a busy night) so we didn’t bother asking for a new one. The goat cheese balls and some parts of charcuterie plate were tasty. But all in all for the money spent doubtful I would return for a mediocre experience.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The most amazing chefs table dinner and wine pairing! Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We can’t wait to return. This was our first visit and we loved it. We had this delicious potato leek soup and some amazing corn meal encrusted fried chicken that was tender, juicy, a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Mmmmm. Our waiter was great too.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Wonderful food and great atmosphere. We loved everything we ate and we got a number of items to share/ worked out perfect we will be back

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Crab Cake was amazing and the fresh cut fries are always a winner. Great attentive service- greeted by everyone there. The counter seating was a bit snug though.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was amazing. Server was even better. Hostess was not.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Kindred Fare came through again with outstanding food and imaginative preparation. The service (Trish) was excellent - very helpful, but not intrusive. The wine selection was top rate. We enjoyed the cheese plate (a great variety of unusual local cheese with lots of bread/crackers) and the beet salad for appetizers. One of the specials was halibut, which I always seek out, and it was expertly prepared. My wife had the duck, which she also enjoyed. Overall it was a great dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Everything we had - calamari appetizer, green salad and shrimp stir fry - was fresh and very flavorful! I wish we lived closer so that we could enjoy this restaurant more often!

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