Lancellotti Dining Room at Geneva on the Lake

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For the most memorable moments of your life, we invite you to experience Geneva On The Lake. Whether you are saying "I do," celebrating your wedding anniversary, or simply indulging your passion for a well deserved retreat, you will find a perfect setting at Geneva On The Lake. The Lancellotti Dining Room features marble columns, 17th century side chairs, wall tapestries, Chinese vases that glow in the warmth of candlelight, and live music. The dining room is perfect for special occasion dinner parties of up to 45 or a romantic dinner for two.
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DanielS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an upscale establishment. Expect to pay around $80 - 100 per person for an appetizer, entree, dessert and wine. The quality is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Extremely disappointed. When a place is described as being jacket or collared shirt required for men, one would expect a fabulous place. The food quality was very poor and Highly overpriced for what we received. Our server was friendly but lacked knowledge of the menu. This restaurant needs an overhaul in food and service.

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JosephJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience, great server,excellent food and dessert. The bake Alaska one of the best i ever had.

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vipAmazing10star
Orlando
40 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We made an Opentable reservation weeks before and it as confirmed. I had read reviews that others did not get reservation honoured. We received a call the day of reservation to advise they were really busy and could not honour our original 7:00 reservation? Hmmm...I say... They wanted it changed until 8:00.. We had no choice but to go for 8:00 .. We were asked by other guests if we had the package we did not.So my thoughts are if you are on a hotel package you get in at the time requested if you are not staying at hotel you are pushed aside u til a slot becomes available.. As we were..Not happy.. Our food was okay. It was not alot for what we paid in Canadian dollars. I had 2 tiny peices of half cut bread upon arrival , no appetizer, husband had Shrimp..etiquette is always 5 ..nope you got 3 medium shrimp that was a ripoff! Dinner was a porckchop ,rice and a half corn on the cob burnt.. Banana Foster for dessert which was not made as I expected just bananas and ice cream flambed..Each had one glass of wine... $250 cdn ...Would not return as just too expensive. Waiter was nice but boy oh boy did we feel rushed ..Everything he did was in a hurry. The view was the nicest part of our dinner. It was supposed to be candlight but due to being in a hurry he never lit our table candle.. Live and Learn.. FYI..they dont prioritize Opentable reservations.

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vipMoose
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All four of us had Filet Mignon and shrimp cocktails. The steaks were very good; no waste and done correctly. They were very tender. The shrimp cocktail was three very jumbo shrimp and plenty of cocktail sauce.
The service was excellent. Our waitress (Sam) was excellent. She was friendly, efficient, but not over bearing.
There was a live harp player playing during dinner; a very nice touch.
My only complaint is the very high prices. I know you have to pay for quality, but I still think it was a tad high priced.

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JonathanB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a delightful experience at Geneva on the Lake Lancelloti restaurant.
Service was delightful and food exceptional
The only negative was that we ordered Baked Alaska, and waited over 30 mins at which point we had to cancel in order to make our prebooked show.

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LindaA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as usual was wonderful. The filets were cooked to perfection...even the medium one! The waitress was great. This is one of our favorite places to eat when we are in the area...it never disappoints us.

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vipLinda
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with beautiful piano music as well as food and service.

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goodtimes
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had wonderful meal. Great wine selection.

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GeorgeM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Mother’s Day dinner. Waitress was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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Northerndiner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting in historic room with views of the Lake. Service excellent. Candlelight and live harp music extremely romantic. Many local purveyors. Enjoyed the duck very much. Large selection of Finger Lakes wines.

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KathleenL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It's a unique intimate setting with live dinner music and good food.

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very cozy and beautiful. The view of the lake was wonderful. The food was delicious. I also met the owner during my visit! He was very amiable, and explained some interesting facts about the estate. He was even gracious enough to take a photo with me at my request! Excellent experience! Would definitely recommend Lancelotti dining room at Geneva on the Lake to others!

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here as a birthday surprise and we absolutely loved it. The food was outstanding. I had the Filet it was cooked to complete perfection. He had the duck and it was just right too. What a wonderful experience. They even played happy birthday on the piano and brought him out a crème brulee. Our server was so sweet and kind. He has not stopped raving about how much he enjoyed it. Thank you for an absolutely wonderful evening.

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vipcsoup1
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Great food, portions just right, and delicious! Highly recommend.

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KimM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So romantic and special! Thanks for a memorable night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful live piano music for a romantic dinner.

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KimN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Noah was amazing. He went above and beyond in every way possible. The food was incredible, grounds and building are gorgeous and the harp music just added to the overall perfection of the night

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vipMichaelH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience - great location, ambience, food and service. We had the filet and the halibut special. Both were exceptional. Menu is limited. Our server Alexa was terrific. Would recommend to anyone, particularly for a special occasion as the prices are high. We did not know that the filet came with a starch (the menu mentioned just the vegetable of the day). Both entrees came with an appetizer salad also not mentioned on the menu.

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Nani
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Ethan saved the day. It seened a little disorganized when we first went in - no one to meet us and the harp player (not piano) was the first person we saw and never looked up. That being said Ethan quickly approached and was terrific. This young man (20 yrs old) had the maturity and perfect demeanor to handle both dining rooms totally by himself! He is a natural and it is specifically because of him that our special birthday dinner was a success. Thank you Ethan!!

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vipStacyL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful setting with live music and very fresh food

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JeffB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delightful evening....a little delay getting check...

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Kathy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The food was amazing and the service was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Linda
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and service was excellent. The food was ok, nothing special. They had a trio playing the night we were there, and they were outstanding.

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SarahC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible dinner we had! We stayed at Geneva on the Lake and dined here for dinner and WOW! Just outstanding! The pineapple-lime-ginger soup was amazing as was the shrimp cocktakl. We all got the special of the day: surf and turf. I’ve been dreaming of it since! Dessert was a blueberry-peach-apricot fruit crisp which finished off the meal perfectly. All this paired own delicious wine, gorgeous view and enjoyable piano music. Definitely a meal to remember!

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vipPamelaB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One anecdote encapsulates the tenor of our fabulous meal — the general manager of the hotel told us he stops at a farm stand “across the lake” early every morning for tomatoes for the dining room — and they, along with the rack of lamb, were the best I have ever eaten. The attention to locally sourced food and to every detail, a culture of service that seems second nature for all staff, and culinary tradition that is outstanding and clearly a matter of pride distinguish this lovely restaurant. The dining room is candle-lit and intimate with a piano player.

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Alessi
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They Did not honor our reservation on open table, cited overbooking and turned us away

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Patti
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was amazing. Everyone was welcoming and efficient. The grounds were beautiful and nicely manicured. Ask for a table by the window to see the lake.

My husband is a serious carnivore and his food was amazing. He had the shrimp cocktail and filet mignon. There were a handful of other meat selections.

I am a vegetarian and the choices for my evening were limited and not very creative. Heirloom tomatoes with burrata was great. Pre dinner salad was boring and plain. Polenta entre was ok, but not memorable.

Wine choices were good.

For the price I would not recommend for a veggie or vegan. But it is meat eaters paradise. Worth doing.

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Van1
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tremendous location and views of the lake. Ambience, second to none. My only complaint was the appetizers...a scallop and my other half had a crepe. Both were good, but served cold. I suspect kitchen space is constrained but microwaving those 2 would have added significantly to the quality of the dish. At least the menu should have said 'served cold.' Other than that entree's were wonderful and dessert, baked Alaska, was amazing!

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vipSkipper
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the top 10% of restaurants, expertly prepared food, amazing ambiance, a place to dine in a fine way. Above excellent service.

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VirgilM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience, intimate dining. The only problem was the loud live music. Pleasant, but too loud, even for piano music.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration.

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JonB
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I drove 20 miles from my hotel to go to this restaurant. I made a reservation through OpenTable a day before and received a confirmation of my reservation. When I got the the restaurant it was closed. Someone came out of the office and said there were not any reservations on the computer so they closed. I never had or heard of anyone making a reservation on OpenTable before and having the restaurant be closed. I recommend making the reservation on the phone to confirm the restaurant is open.

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PhilipW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! Brian the chef, and Alexa the hostess were phenomenal!!! They made my wife's birthday a very memoriable event. I can't say enough great things about Lancellotti's atmosphere. Talk about romantic! They even made a special requested birthday New York style cheesecake for my wife's birthday and did many other great things for us! I will definitely be coming back and bring the love of my life with me!

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AlejandroP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Lancellotti dinning room at Geneva on the Lake truly serves a great cuisine with an alluring and romantic atmosphere with it's live instrument music playing until 9pm. The reservation through OpenTable was quick and easy to process. I am very pleased with the speed at which the process took place. Would recommend to friends and family if they need to reserve any location for a dinner cuisine or any event.

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RobertJ
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine ambience for Valentine's Day dinner date. Service was superior - Alexa was very attentive and professional. Live piano added to the ambience of the former mansion. I enjoyed the dinner special of salmon, and my wife enjoyed the lamb shank. Her salad and my appetizer were also very good. We shared a flourless chocolate cake for dessert, and were also presented with heart-shaped cookies with the bill. An ideal spot for a formal dinner date.

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Nance
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here several times and never been disappointed. Food and service are excellent. Piano player is a nice touch.

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vipswiftcat
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing harp player, great ambience & service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 40th anniversary and we chose Geneva on the Lake to celebrate this special occasion. It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving and to our surprise we were the only ones there. Talk about being well attended to! Our server, Casey, couldn't have been more accommodating. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and did all she could to make our evening special without hovering or being intrusive. Our meal was delicious and served leisurely. We had fabulous time and will certainly go back. Yes, it is a little on the pricey side, but for a special occasion it is well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Garden room where we were seated was perfect for a quiet evening date. Live piano music was a nice touch as well. We also very much enjoyed the salmon over gnocchi appetizer. The problem was with the main courses. My wife ordered a filet medium. She received an undersized filet that was very much rare and chewy. Probably one of the worst I’ve tried. Then there was my overpriced pasta. $32 for fettuccini cacciatore and meatballs. My fault for ordering but it sounded great. The noodles kept breaking as they were clumped and over cooked. The sauce was bland and too tomatoey and the biggest knock, the meatballs were undercooked and raw in the middle. I couldn’t eat 2 of 3 of them. If this were a local tavern I wouldn’t have expected much, but when in a place like this, and paying prices like this, you should expect a fantastic meal, and that we did not get.

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