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Inn at Taughannock

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$31 to $50
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American
Come enjoy the finest Mediterranean-American dining experience in the Finger Lakes area! From our food to our service we guarantee you will leave looking forward to your next visit. Built in 1873, this historic Victorian mansion has spectacular views overlooking Cayuga Lake. We use a variety of local, fresh ingredients. Feast on classics like fresh diver scallops and lamb lollipops or try our authentic homemade Italian pasta dishes! Our gourmet entrees are always changing and we are sure to offer a variety of vegan and gluten free options. Inn at Taughannock is located on route 89, just seven miles from Ithaca, in the heart of Finger Lakes wine trail and driving distance from Geneva, Seneca Falls, Auburn, Watkins Glen and Corning. So come visit or stay with us and enjoy a breath taking walk to the Taughannock Falls right next store. Open Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm, and Saturday from 11am-2pm for lunch. Reservations are required.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 139 people are saying
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vipERRC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, well presented.

Inn at Taughannock
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. I am honored and grateful that you enjoyed your meal. Executive Chef Todd Kegresse

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BrendaL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary there. The food was amazing as was the staff. It was a wonderful night

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WayneJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We've eaten in over 100 restaurants in the Ithaca area and this is a top 2 for us.

Inn at Taughannock
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. I would love to know what number 1 is? Looking forward to having you back for dinner soon. Executive Chef Todd Kegresse

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vipJMGP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Hostess was extremely friendly and the waiter was very helpful. The food was quite good. The Inn is a beautiful location for a delicious meal.

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on September 12, 2020

Hello there! Thank you so much for the review. We have a really great team here and I'm very glad to hear you saw that, too! :) We look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards, Mariah - Restaurant Manager.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the nicest restaurant in the area. The view is spectacular. Our waiter meet all our needs without being too present. Food was excellent. We were a party of three and have the chicken, beef and scallops. All three were delicious.

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hello! Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us. See you next time! Warm regards, Mariah - Restaurant Manager

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WinnieB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Although my meal was compt it was terrible ordered filet with the sauce on the side.it looked like a dried meatball.no flavor at all.wasnt hot potatoes. We're Cole.ordered coffee waited 15.minutes never got out cream or sugar..bad piece of meat not quality beef .it was awfulservice.firsttime I never left a tip.

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on September 8, 2020

Hi, we only buy the finest quality ingredients at this establishment. I’m sorry you didn’t care for your steak, that's why we eliminated any charges from your bill and bought you dessert. I'm disappointed to see that wasn’t enough to prevent you from posting this distorted review. This is one of those review where I refuse to respond other than to say, you seem to be the type of person who dislikes everything. Not tipping your server who wasn't at fault for your issues, shameful. Carl - Owner

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KayY
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I normally don't write reviews, but this experience warrants a response. I came to the Inn at Taughannock with three friends, two of whom were from out of town, and expected a nice night out. First, I ordered a $40 steak and it came out overcooked. The second time it came out, it came without sauce. My friend ordered the special, which was surf & turf, and that had to be sent back as well, for being overcooked. Another friend's food was cold, but decided not to send it back because half of our table was already sending theirs back. We waited a very long time for our second round of mains to come out, and of course mine was wrong again. Our server apologized, and the manager told us we could order our desserts on the house because of their mistake, which I thought was a nice gesture. However, when we ordered desserts for the table, only one was taken off of our check. Effectively, we paid $90 for two overcooked steaks and got next to no apology or comp for their mistakes. Instead, we paid another $13 for a slice of cheesecake. I certainly will not be back and was extremely disappointed as I was looking forward to a nice meal. If you are paying that much for your food, it should be great. It should at least be right the second time it comes out...

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on September 12, 2020

Hi Kayleigh, I'm terribly sorry that your experience with us didn't live up to our service standards. I just sent you an email following up on this review and I'd love if you could give me a call tomorrow morning. We would love the chance to make this up to you....please contact me at your earliest convenience. Warm regards, Mariah - Restaurant Manager

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FrankS
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For several years, birthday dinner at Tughannock Inn has been the treat for my wife. Her birthday was in July, so, we waited the two months for the opening for dinners. Everything about the dinner was great. We are so happy to have been able to enjoy the view with dinner.

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on September 8, 2020

Wow! Thank you for returning year after year - even when the celebration is delayed. I'm happy to hear that you all had an enjoyable evening. We'll see you next year - or sooner :) Warm regards, Mariah - Restaurant Manager

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Rajdip
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fine dining in finger lakes region. Not a lot of such places around here.

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on September 7, 2020

Hi Rajdip, thank you for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed our fine dining restaurant. We look forward to seeing you next time! Warm regards, Mariah - Restaurant Manager.

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vipNJDF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s a lovely, large Victorian mansion with freshly updated decor sitting high up on a hill with a expansive view of the lake. Most of the dining rooms have a view of the lake. The food is very good. The service is friendly and helpful.

We actually dined outside on the patio near a fireplace. A very enjoyable evening.

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on September 7, 2020

Hello, Thank you so much for the review. I'm glad you had a great night with us. We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Mariah - Restaurant Manager.

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BenjaminL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my 1st dinner out since Covid , appreciates all the safety precautions. The bread was amazing and recommended their steak.

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on September 7, 2020

Hi Benjamin. Thank you so much for the review! We do our best to keep both our guests and staff as safe as they can be during these times. We hope to see you again soon.

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Karli
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!!! Great view! Great food! Great service ! Great ambiance! I wish I lived closer so I could come more often

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on September 7, 2020

Hi Karli, thank you so much for the review. I'm so happy to hear that you had a great experience with us. We wish you lived closer too...but we look forward to seeing you when you're back! :) Warm regards, Mariah - Restaurant Manager.

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GeraldD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
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WendyK
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! An amazing meal with beautiful views of Cayuga Lake. Great service from Lloyd and loved meeting the owner Carl. Good selection in wine offerings as well. For the white table cloth service received it was reasonably priced. We enjoyed date night out. Will definitely be back and we highly recommend it to others. 5 star!

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on August 31, 2020

Hi Wendy, thank you so much for the review! I am so happy you had a spectacular night. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Warm regards, Mariah - Restaurant Manager.

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kosh
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The dining room and the patio are absolutely lovely. The experience does not live up to the setting. From their limited menu and limited wine list, they were out of the wine, the entree, and the dessert I wanted -- and the server was not always aware of what the kitchen was out of. Service was polite but slow with long waits to order and between courses. The food was lackluster, bland, and monochromatic.

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on August 27, 2020

I am so sorry to hear that your experience didn't live up to our service standards. We strive to provide an incredible night and I'm sad to hear that wasn't provided for you. I'll be bringing these concerns up with my staff to make sure we take this into account and improve our service. If you'd be willing to give us another chance, I'd love the chance to make it up to you. Please feel free to give me a call and we can sort something out. 607-387-7711. Warm regards, Mariah - Restaurant Manager.

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Pslim
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, fantastic food and great service. Lovely place

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on August 27, 2020

Glad you enjoyed! We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Mariah - Restaurant Manager,

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just picture perfect without being pretentious. We came for a special occasion but will be returning for just a night out. Amazing food, exceptional service, the view was just as grand. Truly a new favorite!

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on August 27, 2020

Stephanie, thank you so much for choosing to celebrate with us. I'm happy to hear that your night out was perfect! We look forward to more picture-perfect date nights in the future! Warm regards, Mariah - Restaurant Manager.

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VitoB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peggy and I had a wonderful experience. This dinner was a part of our 16th anniversary. The servers were great, pleasant, attentive but not intrusive. Top notch food and wines. Delicious desserts. We shared two of them. Taughannock Inn is a gem of the Finger Lakes.

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon. Executive Chef Todd Kegresse

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RicM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is great chef and wait staff nailed it! Room had a great view, was clean and beds were comfortable.

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thanks Rick!! Looking forward to your return visit. Executive Chef Todd Kegresse

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DonaldM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a perfect setting and perfect meal for our 33rd anniversary!

Inn at Taughannock
Responded on August 4, 2020

We definitely appreciate your hospitality and it was our pleasure to serve you!! Hope to see you again soon. Executive Chef Todd Kegresse

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AndreaK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The ambience was delightful and the food was very good. It would have been perfect except for the staff rushing us terribly. For a special occasion and a fixed price meal, with was very unpleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing Thanksgiving meal in a truly wonderful setting!

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vipHencha
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Gorgeous location and views! Food was not extraordinary, but good enough. Servings were larger that I would have expected. I would definitely go again. A great place to bring visitors to really show off the beauty of the region.

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Filomenaaaaaaah
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Elegant restaurant with breathtaking views of Cayuga Lake. Romantic and cozy place. The service was excellent, knowledgeable and prompt.
Food: The Duck special was amazing.
The Turkey Dinner was very good. Could use a bit more seasoning in the gravy and the mashed potatoes needed more butter. Easily fixable at the table.
The burger was something we won’t try again. We can get a better burger at a less expensive place. The toppings were limp and the special bacon ham was just too sweet with a weird indescribable flavor.
Coffee was excellent as a matter of fact I asked the name and have already found it online and ordered it for my own kitchen!
The desserts... we had a lava cake which was dark chocolate ganache flavor and very rich with vanilla ice cream. The carrot cake was “meh”.. not enough carrots flavor and the icing lacked the cream cheese tang and was more like store bought fake icing.
I recommend you check out this elegant little gem.

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TracyD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is what draws me here to begin with. Then pair that with the food and you have an overall amazing date and dinner night. Just lovely.

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GlennW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at the Inn at Taughannock. The atmosphere was very romantic, with incredible views of the Fall foliage overlooking the lake. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. Our food was delicious, far exceeding our expectations. We are very much looking forward to our next visit!

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MichaelG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous room, fabulous view, fantastic food, excellent service! Exceeded our expectations.

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Manchego
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

No. We have been going there occasionally since 1970. It has changed management many times since. This was our worst experience. The dining room has been redecorated and looks sterile and white. The service was poor and slow. A number of the dishes were genuinely mediocre. We won't be going back.

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vipRunnerJim
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was an overall great experience. My wife and I had eaten here before but our first time staying at the Inn. The staff let us stay outside by the fire pit until they were done cleaning up and ready to close for the evening. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we plan to make a special trip from California to stay there again (and eat at the restaurant) in the near future. The wait staff was very good and took care of all of our needs. Highly recommend the restaurant and the Inn.

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Kcco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great waitress, which made this occasion so special. The view was lovely and we both enjoyed our dinners. The dusted calamari was especially delicious.

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DianaB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great view and atmosphere. Service was excellent but while the good was good, my fish had crab shells in it and my husband said his turkey dinner was just lukewarm. We were celebrating our anniversary and received a dessert free which was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend the Inn at Taughannock! My husband and I thought everything at the Inn at Taughannock restaurant was absolutely amazing .! We were there to spend an evening at the Inn to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and decided to have dinner there as well, and it exceeded expectations! The server was very attentive and the hostess was welcoming. Before dinner, we had drinks outside near the the glass fire pit which was a plus on a cool night. The patio overlooks Cayuga lake across the street. We were seated at a window table with an expansive view of the lake - what a perfect location! The food was outstanding! We tried the Kentucky Fried pork belly appetizer , scallops entree and lobster w Pasta special - all were well portioned and delicious! In addition we were provided with complimentary dessert for our anniversary ( both the fruit tart and Carmel chocolate were incredible!)
As guests of the Inn, the continental breakfast included with our stay was everything you could ask for, with excellent coffee!

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AG122
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious steak, great pinot grigio. It was a bit expensive, but I enjoyed it a lot!

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CDB1
Amarillo
33 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great view, relax on the deck overlooking the lake valley before or after dinner, the menu offers a great variety

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sbfoodie22
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, they were very accommodating to my mom's gluten allergy. Staff was very nice. The wait time for food was a bit long. Everything was tasty. I only regret not asking them to butterfly my medium rare filet. It was a more rare in the center then I would have liked. I minor issue with being side but they fixed that immediately. Desserts were excellent. The view was very nice of the lake.

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AnthonyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable 45th Wedding Anniversary dinner.
Although we live in Seneca Falls, I'm sorry to say we never eaten at the Inn.....even though we discussed it numerous times.
We enjoyed our experience so much, we are planning on returning next weekend with out of town close friends who will visiting.

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BetsyO
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have stayed at the Inn and dined here for 25 years. The Inn is romantic and beautiful and the food at the restaurant has been consistently delicious!

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amjm84
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I'd recommend this restaurant to a friend because the view from the dining room is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most quaint, elegant dining experience in the Ithaca area. The nicest outdoor space and exceptional hospitality.

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LuisU
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wrote something earlier in another email...........

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Inn at Taughannock offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (607) 387-7711.

Inn at Taughannock is rated 4.4 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

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