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Main Deck Dining Room – Penn Yan, NY - Main Deck, Penn Yan, NY

Main Deck

4.4
4.4
34 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (315) 694-7536

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Lambert

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Yan

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western New York

    Best Ambiance

  • Western New York

    Great for Brunch

  • Western New York

    Notable Wine List

  • Western New York

    Outdoor Dining

  • Western New York

    Scenic View

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  1. DL

    DLo3

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service were very good. The am once was wonderful. But the wine prices were outrageous and frankly, just ridiculously high.
  2. M

    Madame

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Strengths: wonderful service and staff, gorgeous location and ambiance, nice wine, beer, and cocktail list, perfectly cooked scallops. The patio and fire pit are lovely, too. Weaknesses: Strange dishes that miss the mark. It feels a bit like the chef is trying too hard to be unique and upscale rather than sticking to flavor and ingredient combinations that work well together. On the scallop dish, the saffron calas was fried to the point of burnt and I couldn't taste the saffron. The remoulade was nonexistent and to make a sauce like that that should already be flavorful with squid ink and corn just doesn't work. The "foccacia" bread was more like sliced white toast sprinkled with parmasean. Foccacia should be dense, moist, and have a crust on top that was basted with olive oil and herbs. The bread tasted well enough however. It just wasn't focaccia. The tomato and housemade ricotta dish was also a little strange. The tomatoes came in a giant sliced pile of wedges rather than edible slices. They were smothered in a homemade ranch, essentially, which was tasty enough but way overkill when there is housemade ricotta that the diner is excited to taste and is more than sufficient in setting off the flavor of fresh tomatoes. Sometimes less is more when it comes to cuisine. I *might* return as I know new restaurants usually have a lot of kinks to work out and that's normal. I like to give them the benefit of the doubt and try again. That said, I would like tastier dishes for those prices
  3. CV

    CarolV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Fritters were overdone. Scallops were underdone. They don't even ask how food was because they know it is mediocre
  4. T

    Tess

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 4 enjoyed the evening and the hostess honored our request for a table with a view. Dinner and wine were all very good. Chatted with the manager and he was very nice and welcoming. Will return and enjoy the downstairs bar area!

    Main DeckResponded 4 days agoWow, thank you so much for your kind words, Tess! Nothing makes us happier than reading about an experience like yours, we're thrilled you enjoyed it :). We can’t wait to welcome you back soon!

  5. RS

    RSmith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was excellent with a very pleasant waitress and staff. We’ll be back!

    Main DeckResponded 4 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your great feedback! Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest :). I will make sure to share your sentiments with the rest of the team! See you soon ;).

  6. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding location and view of lake from outside covered deck. Nicely decorated roomy interior. Gluten free vegan buckwheat pancakes are delicious and cooked properly! Most places they are gummy inside, these are fluffy and light. Fruit compote topping was amazing.

    Main DeckResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to share your great feedback, Mike! We love hearing about what food our guests enjoyed! Stay tuned, a fall menu is in the works with more vegan and GF options :). We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  7. GJ

    GeorgeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening out with my wife. Great food and atmosphere!

    Main DeckResponded 4 days agoAww, thank you, George. We're so happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your experience with us :). We hope you can join us again soon!

  8. S

    Steuben

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely location with a great view of Keuka Lake , had the Schnitzel & Spaetzle with a farm salad which was excellent. Service was very good and restaurant has good parking.

    Main DeckResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to share your fantastic feedback! Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest :).

  9. t

    toml

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifly remodeled, great downstairs music bar area. Food was great!

    Main DeckResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review, Tom. We can’t wait to host you again soon!

  10. DI

    DIS2409

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal and a unique and delish cocktail

    Main DeckResponded on September 15, 2022Aww, thank you for the glowing review! You made our day :).

  11. CM

    CathleenM

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Brunch menu pricey and need some more breakfast type dishes that have protein had the biscuits and gravy the first time and it was the worst biscuits and gravy I’ve ever had in my life I didn’t know you could ruin biscuits and gravy and the French toast is just way too sweet 1/10 of that would be a dessert but definitely that’s not a breakfast entrée the Smashburger was very good and the pancakes were OK but very pricey for pancakes And also the fact that there’s no flexibility in the menu was a bit of a problem
  12. DI

    DIS2409

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing new restaurant to come into the Finger Lakes. I am tough to please coming from a West Coast foodie city. This restaurant belongs with the best and the view is first class. It can be difficult to find great food and a stunning view. Great love is clearly going into this new endeavor. Like all service industries these days and especially new ones,, they are a bit short staffed but the ambience is great so just have a second glass of wine and relax. It’s worth it.
  13. KF

    KathyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch. Friendly staff, food was great. I would highly recommend.
  14. KY

    KarenY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about our experience at Main Deck! The food was exceptional, service top notch and what a location - wow! We've been touring the Finger Lakes this week and this was our BEST dining experience.

    Main DeckResponded on August 26, 2022Aww, you’re making us blush. Thank you for the kind words, Karen. Your review is the kind of review that makes us love what we do even more :). We hope you can join us again soon!

  15. JN

    JonN

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Main Deck is my new favorite restaurant! I can’t wait to return!!

    Main DeckResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for the glowing review, Jon! You made our day :). We can't wait to host you again soon. Woohoo!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The review says it all. The place is excellent in every category.

    Main DeckResponded on August 22, 2022Aww, thank you! We're thrilled you enjoyed it! Thanks for the fantastic feedback! We hope you can join us again soon :).

  17. KB

    KatieB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful venue with great food and service. Our party was running late and called ahead to let the Main Deck staff know. They were very accommodating to our delayed arrival. Sunday brunch was great and we enjoyed the flannel hash and Smashburger. Fresh ingredients and you could tell the corned beef/pastrami was made in house. Kudos to the chef! The design and decor in this establishment is amazing. Anyone with an interest in the Finger Lakes boat building history will find the Main Deck a fascinating place to wine and dine. Can't wait to return to experience the Tunnel Bar (only got a peak on Sunday) and dinner fare.
  18. RS

    RonaldS

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Quite a bit of confusion on our reservation .. we checked in, thought our tabel was being prepared, 20 minutes later the hostess returned with the belief we joined another table/group. Then after ordering coffee (brunch), our waitress never returned. After 20 minutes we learned she needed to leave for a family emergency and did not tell the floor manager. On our first visit to this restaurant we has similar issues and delays.
  19. VP

    VickyP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a drink at the upper bar. Service was very good. Had grilled romaine lettuce & steak for dinner. Both were delicious. Highly recommend and I would go back

    Main DeckResponded on August 18, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive feedback, Vicky! Thanks for the recommendation! We're thrilled you enjoyed dining with us :).

  20. P

    Penny

    Cleveland

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Given the fact that they only been open three weeks it is obvious they have a long way to go handling the amount of people that are coming in. The restaurant was not full and it still took 35 minutes to get a simple gin and tonic. The food took an hour and a half and some was cold and all was over cooked. Our waitress did the best she could with what she had to work with. We won’t go back any time soon to give them time to work out the “bugs”. The place seems to have a lot of potential in a prime location.

    Main DeckResponded on August 18, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback, Penny. We apologize we were unable to create a five-star experience. We have shared your feedback with the management team and really hope you will come back and give us another opportunity to impress you.

  21. m

    maria

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location. Friendly and attentive staff. Good food! Maybe invest in some awnings or drop down screens to provide some shade on the balcony before sunset. Very hot until the sun goes down. The best place to sit, if sun is mitigated.

    Main DeckResponded on August 18, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review, Maria, we really appreciate it :). We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  22. NB

    NancyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our evening at Main Deck. The ambience and gracious service be MiKenna made the evening special. A little pricey for the amount of food on our plates though the presentation was lovely.

    Main DeckResponded on August 18, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review, Nancy! We're thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us :). We look forward to hosting you again soon.

  23. SF

    SabreFan

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Renovation is beautiful, but they have a ways to go to make the service and food match the high prices. I’m hoping for them to succeed though as Penn Yan could use a nice restaurant on the water.

    Main DeckResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a constructive review and for your well wishes, we really appreciate them :). We look forward hosting you again soon!

  24. CS

    CharlesS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. The building refurbishment looks great.

    Main DeckResponded on August 6, 2022Thank you so much for the great review, Charles! We hope you can come back soon and bring your friends ;).

  25. BR

    BetsyR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful restaurant in a lovely setting. We all had very good food. The wait staff were as accommodating as they possibly could be. It was busy and the wait was very long. I give them a pass as they are such a new restaurant and I am sure they have bugs to work out. Fortunately we were with friends we had not seen in a long time so we had lots to catch up on. If that had not been the case it would have been a little aggravating. The prices reflect the high bar this restaurant is aiming for....not out of line for such a very nice place. We will return.

    Main DeckResponded on August 6, 2022Hi Betsy, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive feedback with us. We really appreciate it as we strive to be better everyday. We're thrilled that you enjoyed our food and look forward to hosting you again soon!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The new restaurant looks great. Boat/beach vibes, clean, stocked bar, family friendly. A few things: the service isn’t attentive. The waitresses look sort rushed/frantic and it’s hard to get their attention for anything really. We relied more on the water girl to accommodate us. The hostess knew nothing—from outdoor seating availability to if they had a high chair. Frustrating. If you order Mac n cheese for your kid (which is on the kids menu) parents beware it’s not really cheesy—it’s sort of a gravy? I’m not even sure. Delicious, but not Mac n cheese. Schnitzel, rabbit, cheese board, romaine salad were all tasty and worth the $. Extra charge for a fry we never got which the manager (?) kindly removed. The staff overall is extremely friendly and has tons of potential. The place is new and the kinks have to be worked out, like any other restaurant. Would I go again? Maybe not for the next 2 months but certainly after that.
  27. RE

    REKCKK

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What a tremendous addition to the Penn Yan and Keuka Lake Community. Exceptional!

    Main DeckResponded on August 18, 2022Thank you!! We're thrilled you enjoyed dining with us :). Come back soon, and bring your friends ;).

  28. CP

    CherylP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch menu features elegant fare, not your typical scrambled eggs and bacon. Both of our selections- shrimp & grits and flannel hash were delicious. Weather was perfect and service was great! A shout out to Vanessa who made our experience even more enjoyable. It was also nice not to be rushed and allowed to thoroughly enjoy our drinks, meal and the gorgeous scenery!

    Main DeckResponded on August 4, 2022Hi Cheryl! Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience with us. We're thrilled you enjoyed it :). We'll make sure to share your sentiments with Vanessa and the rest of team. Looking forward to hosting you again soon!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to the remodeled restaurant. Fabulous decor and ambiance throughout. Enjoyed the bar before dinner outside over looking the lake. Food was delicious. Service was attentive and prompt. Can’t wait to go back and would highly recommend.

    Main DeckResponded on August 4, 2022Aww, you’re making us blush. Thank you for the kind words. Your review is the kind of review that makes us love what we do even more :). We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  30. MH

    MichaelH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This amazingly designed restaurant will be such an asset to Penn Yan and the Fingerlakes area. The food is fantastic, Management is friendly, Servers are well educated on food and drinks. We have been there several times and I highly recommend Main Deck - very fun much needed on the lake - especially at the north end!

    Main DeckResponded on August 4, 2022Wow, thank you for the kind words, Michael! We're so happy you've been enjoying Main Deck. Nothing makes us happier than a happy guest :). We can't wait to see you again soon!

  31. C

    Colleenf

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there on a Friday night with an outside table. All I can say is Wow. This is definitely a destination restaurant. It is simply stunning and worth the drive from Rochester or Syracuse. A few opening/new restaurant kinks which were to be expected. Food was amazing. Wine was amazing but honestly just to see the place and the view is amazing. There is nothing like this that I have seen anywhere in central or western New York.

    Main DeckResponded on August 4, 2022Wow, thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic feedback, Coleen. We really appreciate it as we're trying to resolve all issues that arise with an opening. Nothing makes us happier than reading about an experience like yours :). We can’t wait to welcome you back soon!

  32. TP

    TonyP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! The place is beautiful and staff are super friendly and the food is delicious. Main Deck is new and there was a couple of hiccups. With the great tasting food and the best waitress ever, made up for it. The lower bar outside and provides for a more relaxed feel with fire pits and live music. We will be back!

    Main DeckResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review, Tony! We really appreciate it and are thrilled you enjoyed dining with us :). We look forward to hosting you again soon!

  33. K

    Keukamimi

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Main Deck opened a day before our Friday evening dinner. Our server, Sarah, was excellent but the bar service and kitchen delivery times need attention. The General Manager is aware they need more help in those areas. In retrospect, they should probably have limited the number of guests. Our meals, however, were excellent. The menu was limited but the choices were well prepared and presented. Considering the number of guests and a number of larger groups, they did their best to accommodate us. The restaurant went through a complete, and probably expensive, renovation. It is beautiful and the design has taken advantage of its prime lakefront location. We hope someday to use their docking facilities. All in all, our evening was very pleasant and we are delighted a more upscale dining experience has been brought to Penn Yan. They have knowledgeable people who will make the “tweaks” necessary to bring this restaurant up to the high standards our dinners represented. We shall return!

    Main DeckResponded on August 11, 2022Thank you so much! We look forward to hosting you :).

  34. AV

    AVC1

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful renovations, great food and great service!

    Main DeckResponded on August 8, 2022Wow, thank you so much for your kind words. We're thrilled you enjoyed dining with us :). We hope you can join us again soon!

FAQs

Main Deck offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 694-7536.

Main Deck is rated 4.4 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Main Deck

301 Lake St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1806

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Yan

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Lambert

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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