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Experience our love of great food, wine & whiskey. - The Tasting Room, Syracuse, NY

The Tasting Room

4.5
4.5
42 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Tasting room is a unique dining experience in the heart of Downtown Syracuse (just a few doors away from the Landmark Theatre). Experience our passion for great food, wine and whiskey in a relaxing environment where you're welcome to linger as long as you want.

Our menu changes monthly. Chef de Cuisine J Carlos Rodriguez who is classically French trained, but enjoys global cuisines crafts his dishes from the best and freshest ingredients that taste as amazing as the plates look. And many of our offerings are gluten free.

You can't enjoy food, without libations... craft cocktails, craft beers and a wine and whiskey list that is unmatched. We curate our wines and whiskeys from around the world and offer tastings and flights to introduce you to unique offerings.

Live Music on Fridays 6p-9p
Happy Hour Tues-Sat 4p-6p
Trivia every Tuesday 7p-9p
Local artist's work on our walls.
And while you're here, stop in and check out our gourmet food store, Epicuse.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (315) 382-0274
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • 3, 5 or 7 Course Thursday Tasting Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Do you love food and wine as much as we do? What better dining experience than enjoying a delicious meal perfectly paired with wines. Dine any time with us and we'll make pairing recommendations, but on Thursdays you can choose from our 3, 5 or 7 course Tasting Menu and add in the wine pairings for a truly special culinary experience. 3 Course Menu $55 with wine pairing $75 5 Course Menu $85 with wine pairing $110 7 Course Menu $100 with wine pairing $130
    3, 5 or 7 Course Thursday Tasting Menu Photo

Offers

  • Friday Vibes with Live Music

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Every Friday from 6p-9p we feature live music. We appreciate the talented musicians in our community and feature different acoustical solos and duos.

    Friday Vibes with Live Music Photo
  • Happy Hour & Club Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Thu - 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    End your day on a high note with our daily Happy Hour & casual Club Menu that's geared for snacking and sharing while enjoying our specially priced libations. Tuesdays 4-9 and Wednesday-Friday 4p-6p. Check out our the menu. Having so much fun - then stay for dinner!

    Happy Hour & Club Menu Photo
  • Trivia Tuesday

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Gather your friends and test your knowledge of all things known to mankind for TRIVIA TUESDAY! 7p-9p | Free to play and prizes for top 2 winning teams. Our Happy Hour drink specials and Club menu are available all evening. Hosted by Syracuse Trivia Company

What 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central New York

    Good for business meals

  • Central New York

    Innovative

  • Central New York

    Healthy

  • Central New York

    Great for fine wines

  • Central New York

    Romantic

  • Central New York

    Lively

42 Reviews
  1. HeymanA

    Upstate NY

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding but restaurant atmosphere needs some updates such as better and comfortable sittings areas. Also our table was close to the door and each time they opened the door a cold ❄️🥶 air would get in. Suggestions for improvement: comfortable sittings, a second door for entrance so cold air does not get in.

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  2. CaitlinTanchick

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate here on Valentine's Day. When I tell you it was the best meal of my life...it was the BEST meal of my life. We did the wine pairing with dinner and it was a really wonderful experience. They were so knowledgeable about all of the wines and everything paired beautifully with the food. The service was wonderful. Everything came out at the perfect timing for all of the courses. The food was DELICIOUS. And the live music was a nice touch. 10/10 would recommend The Tasting Room! p.s. Suzie is the BEST! You will be lucky if you have her waiting on you! :)
    The Tasting RoomResponded 4 days ago
    Catilin - thanks for the 5 stars! We love serving 'best meals of a lifetime' - keep coming back!

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  3. Lazercregg

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here on Valentine's day. Very romantic atmosphere with live music playing. Great friendly service. And on top of that, the food was out of this world! Best short ribs and Ribeye I've had ever anywhere. Will definitely be going back
    The Tasting RoomResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for the 5 stars Lazercregg! That ribeye was a crowd pleaser and I'm sure chef will be putting that on the menu again. Hope to see you again, soon.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We felt very underwhelmed by their Valentine’s Day menu. TL;DR - they’ve been beaten on price and quality of meal by competitors in Syracuse. Pros - service was good, our waiter was friendly and made us feel welcomed and let us know there was no rush at the end of the meal. Cocktails were good and we felt fairly priced. Cons - Over $100 per person for a meal we were not really impressed by. Each course was good, but nothing we’d write home about. Syracuse has some decent competition at that price, it’s not worth going expensive if it can’t be memorable. Decor also lacks some personality, has the “live, laugh, love” vibe.
    The Tasting RoomResponded 4 days ago
    Anonymous - we're disappointed you weren't impressed - we've only had 5 star reviews from our other Valentine guests - with comments like this "the food was out of this world! Best short ribs and Ribeye I've had ever anywhere". The Prix Fix menu was a 5 course meal that included oysters, lobster, duck, lamb and felt it was a good value. The menu was also available a la carte with all offerings $31 or less other than the ribeye for 2 which was $25.50 per person.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Love the restaurant. We will be back again
    The Tasting RoomResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for the 5 stars!

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  6. SamanthaS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were going to a show at the Landmark, hoping to find a seat somewhere close. We wondered into the Tasting Room, and really lucked out. It looked like they may have just opened. We wanted to sit at the bar and just have a few apps and drinks. The chef, I want to say JC was his name, was there talking to someone. I asked about gluten free options and he handed us a tasting menu that we "had to" order from. Taking a peek at this menu, there were three course options, the cheapest was $55. This was per person, which is a bit much when you intend to have a few appetizers before a show at 5:30pm on a Thursday. He mentioned this was something new they were trying out- and honestly it's a great idea. But for the right customer. He clearly takes pride in his craft, we decided to stay because he allowed us to order off of another menu. I asked about a dish and if I was able to swap out fish for chicken, you could tell this bothered him but he said it was fine. When I asked for something to be added I was told no. Again, I get it. My mom and sister ordered the flatbread which they said was good, and the kettle chips. These were overcooked so much the cheese was hard and chips were way overcooked. So my sister is allergic to corn, and I gluten. When we see homemade pub chips on a menu that we can both enjoy it's a big deal. Our bartender's name was Martina. The absolute best customer service I have had in a while. She was attentive from the moment we walked in to the moment the bar was packed. She made us feel comfortable. She was the highlight of that restaurant, if the bartender didn't have her personality...then we would have probably left.
    The Tasting RoomResponded 7 days ago
    Samantha, We do strive for 5 stars. We feature a Club Menu from 4p-6p daily and Thursdays we feature our 3, 5 and 7 course tasting menu of which the 3 course menu is $55. We weren't expecting the amount of show traffic that we got - otherwise, we would have included a show menu (won't make that mistake again). Chef JC is always very accommodating with our guests and he apologizes if you felt otherwise. Martina is just a lovely human. Any time you're going to a show we highly recommend making a reservation on OpenTable. Next time you're in, the Pub Chips are on us and I guarantee you'll be a fan of them.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new spot! Susie was an expert on the drinks and menu. Best meal I've had in months, and not to be that guy... It was as much as our regular places. So end of night, great food, great drinks, great service!
    The Tasting RoomResponded on February 8, 2024
    Thanks for the 5 stars - and our prices are very reasonable for the amazing food created by Chef du Cuisine J Carlos and his team. Now, we can be one of your regular places, too.

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  8. JoeBLee

    New Orleans

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit was a good one. Menu was limited due to theater crowd but the options were very good. Beef short ribs were excellent and the live entertainment created great ambiance. Restaurant staff were friendly, attentive, and welcoming.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on February 5, 2024
    Thanks for the 5 stars Joe! Everyone loves Susie :-) and Thomas is newer to our team and consider ourselves most fortunate to have him.

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  9. Kathy

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff was excellent. Service was great! Short rib dinner was very good. Drinks were great. Will definitely go again.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thanks for the 5 stars Kathy. Our full menu changes monthly - some come back frequently!

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  10. KBee

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for dinner before a show at the Landmark. The short rib, flatbread, and tiramisu were delicious. Definitely had more of a vibe of an event space, but overall we really enjoyed ourself and will be back.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on February 7, 2024
    KBee, thanks for the 4 stars, but we do strive for 5. We look forward to your return.

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  11. KellieB

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I enjoy the experience here. Very comfortable, wonderful ambiance. Our waitress, Susie, was absolutely amazing!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and amazing, fun waitress. Really nice spot.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on February 5, 2024
    Thanks for the 5 stars! Our team enjoys what they do!

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  13. Isabel

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Sweetest most accommodating staff ever. The food could have been better but maybe we went on an off night? We both ordered the steak, mine was overdone, potatoes were lumpy, and the broccoli was burnt... luckily my date preferred it that way. The soup was good but cold and the portion was small. Drinks were good!! Dessert was the best part so don't skip on that like I almost did!! There are definitely better restaurants in the 'cuse but maybe this one is better for a fun event than a fancy dinner.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on January 26, 2024
    Isabel, We strive for 5 stars and usually hit the mark. Sorry we didn't hit the mark for you and have shared your feedback with our culinary team. The broccoli is roasted, so there will be some crispness to the floral tips. Our steaks we serve medium-rare unless specified otherwise and certainly always encourage our guests to let us know if a temperature is not satisfactory for the their soup and steak so that we can take care of the situation during the dining experience. We hope you'll try us again to turn you into a fan. We have a lovely 3, 5, or 7 course tasting menu we feature every Thursday.

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  14. Beachlovers

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to the Tasting Room and we loved it just as much as the first time. We loved sitting up by the front windows with the lights and Holiday decorations. The wine and food we excellent, especially the pork loin small plate. The service was friendly and warm. Thank you!
    The Tasting RoomResponded on December 22, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars Beachlovers! Keep coming back!

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  15. amyw

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time went. Susie was great. Food totally amazing. Mussels munierre were my favorite. I tasted crab cake my husband had seemed overly fish but all in all we loved it and will go back
    The Tasting RoomResponded on January 5, 2024
    Thanks for the 5 Starts AmyW!

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  16. cervelocat

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food (portions a bit small), beautifully prepared. Excellent cocktail. Wine flight custom prepared by Susie, after simply inquiring about our tastes. She got it right. Intimate, elegant, and cozy atmosphere with a mix of tables and casual seating areas. A bit more expensive than we would have liked, but that would not prevent us from returning.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on December 13, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars! We compare our pricing to other restaurants and run the same and mostly less for similar entrees with Pastabilities, The York, Prime, Lemon Grass, The Craftsman Inn... We look forward to a return visit.

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  17. Jewelbunz

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, I had the filet, cooked perfectly. My mother had the crab cake and beet salad, she cleaned her plates as well. Only complaint, the broccolini was cooked too long, it had a semi-burnt flavor.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on December 13, 2023
    Thanks for the 4 stars - we strive for 5. The broccolini is roasted and the tips can get a little charred in the roasting process and will share the feedback with our chef.

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  18. MichelleR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic experience. Food was wonderful
    The Tasting RoomResponded on December 13, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars Michelle!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did not eat here, but we did catch the end of a live music performance and drank some fantastic wines with Martina! She was kind, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, honest and helpful! We enjoyed chatting with her and we met a new cook who showed us some photos of some of the food items he had worked on that look delicious! If we had not had dinner before arriving we would have absolutely ordered a meal! Will absolutely be going back!
    The Tasting RoomResponded on December 7, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars and we agree that Martina is fantastic!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Susie was literally amazing( & very funny), this was our first time ever and she made the experience so great! We felt comfortable and cared for by everyone working. And the food was to absolutely die for, and you definitely have to get desert (we got the tiramisu). It’s the perfect spot for a date night, celebration, or just a dinner out because you deserve it, you wouldn’t regret picking The Tasting Room at all.

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  21. SueB

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Started out with the bartender suggesting a local gin that was very clean tasting that I loved. Next, Susie and I became Gemini sisters and she sat us at our table. We had lamb, filet and risotto and all were delicious. To finish, I had the lemon raspberry tart that was light, not too sweet and just perfect. We had a wonderful night.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 22, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars. Susie is everyone's BFF :-) You'll always find unique spirits and wine varietals on our bar - we love introducing people to new things. We look forward to your return visit.

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  22. Elhagek

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the pleasure of dining at The Tasting Room on Saturday evening, November 18, 2023. We enjoy dining out, so have explored many (if not most) of the restaurants in the Syracuse area, and we left our dinner last night extremely impressed and with reservations already made for a return. The service was impressive. Thank you, Susie, for your excellent and spot-on wine recommendations, and thank you to our bartender (I'm so sorry we didn't remember your name) for our delicious blackberry old-fashioneds. Our other server, Jane, rounded out the exemplary service crew. Our shared Caesar salad was one of the best we've ever had - the taste of the shaved parmesan was on another level. My husband's filet mignon was cooked perfectly, deeply delicious, and butter knife tender. My scallops were expertly seared and served on the most delicious corn puree with a bit of spice. House-made desserts (raspberry lemon trifle and flourless chocolate torte) were flawless, and our 10-year tawny port was the perfect (and rarely found) accompaniment. We are sincerely looking forward to our return.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 21, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars and sharing your experience. Our team is dedicated to great food, great service and great libation offerings. We look forward to your return visits.

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  23. RyanO

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was nice, waiter was very kind and responsive, food was delicious, and drinks were good too. I would definitely go back.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 20, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars RyanO! We'll look forward to your return visit.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Suzy is the best! Very attentive! Very enjoyable experience!
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 16, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars. We think Susie is pretty awesome, too!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect evening with wonderful choices of drinks and food! Definitely will be back!
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 18, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars!

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  26. ARAR

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    No steak available. Ordered lamb instead. Commented about it was undercooked (and I love medium rare). Waitress brushed my comment aside
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 16, 2023
    ARAR - so sorry you didn't get your lamb at a temperature you would enjoy and embarrassed that the server would brush it off. We will be sure to train for the appropriate response of "oh, I'm so sorry, let me bring this back to the kitchen and have them bring the temperature up for you. We normally would have the steak, it's a popular item and we had a group of 11 people all order steak that wiped out our pars for the night.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten at the Tasting Room several times and this last visit was the best! Unfortunately, a table of 10 was seated next to us and it was quite noisy, but the service and food were excellent! We will certainly be back as this is our "go-to" spot for dinner before heading to the Landmark Theatre.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 16, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars. Our new Chef de Cuisine Juan Carlos is kicking things up a notch. Never hesitate to ask to be located to a different table - a group of 10 can get noisy.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was Aladdin night, so I think the menu was slightly limited so they could move food through the kitchen faster. Everything was a really well prepared. I though the small player servings were generous, and the entrees appropriate in size. Both desserts we tríed were good. We will be back when the theatre next door is dark.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 13, 2023
    Thank you for the 5 stars - our team worked really hard to try to give everyone a 5 star experience during the Landmark Show run of Aladdin. You are correct in that we narrow our menu during the Broadway Show runs. We look forward to serving you again.

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  29. DebraB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were immediately seated when we arrived. The service was excellent. I liked that they had some small-plate options. The mac&cheese/burnt ends & hot honey was delicious.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 13, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 starts DebraB! We so appreciate the review.

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  30. DianeT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My beet salad and crab cakes were as described on the menu and very good with each component done well. I would have liked more of the Thai curry sauce with the crab cakes rather than a drizzle on the plate but that's a personal opinion. My husband's vegetable lasagna wasn't as successful. The order apparently was lost and finally came a half hour after the beet salad and crab cakes meant as an entree. When the lasagna came, it was over-microwaved on the outside and cold on the inside. The wine and beer selections were interesting and priced similarly to other high-mid priced restaurants. I do recommend the Tasting Room with some reservations, and will try it again if I can get my husband to return.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 11, 2023
    Diane, thanks for sharing - we want to be at 5 stars for you and recommend with no reservations. Never hesitate to ask for more sauce. We've served over 150+ guests attending the show so far during its run and although we strive for perfection, we apologize for the 'lost lasagna' and recommend if ordering an appetizer for an entrée to clarify that with your server. Please let me know when you come in again, and we'll work at making your husband a fan. - Nicole Samolis, owner

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  31. CindyOnTheCNYCircuit

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s great to have a new restaurant so close to the Landmark Theater. The food & specialty cocktail menus, which were cleverly tied into the musical we were attending, had something for everyone. The entrees did take quite awhile to arrive, but to be fair, the restaurant filled quickly with show patrons all at once. The food was VERY good! Their bar selection would make Billy Fuccillo proud, “it’s huge, Tom!”, and the tiramisu for dessert was excellent. The only item that would have enhanced the experience would have been coffee, whether a cup or specialty. (Baileys for the win!) We’ve already made reservations for the night of our next show. Thanks to Nicole and staff, we’re looking forward to our next visit!
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 11, 2023
    Thanks Cindy on the CNY Circuit for the 5 stars - so appreciated. Thank you for appreciating that taking care of 50+ people going to the show can be a big push for the entire culinary and service team. We had coffee the next night and no one ordered - we'll fix that for your future visit.

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  32. Mds743

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and wait staff were great. I would definitely go back.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 12, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars MDS743 - our team so appreciates it.

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  33. KyraB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and staff was amazing. The environment and staff really make the experience.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 8, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars Kyra!

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  34. Andra

    Upstate NY

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here, we came on a Thursday evening.We were greeted very warmly and the hostess too our coats which was very nice. She asked to take drink orders but we needed a minute, and in the meantime another waitress came to our table. She took our drink order instead. We got drinks fairly promptly but then it was at least 15 minutes before she came back to take food order . She had a young man with her and she apologized for taking so long because she was training him. I ordered chicken Caesar; weirdly she said they put onions on a Caesar so I declined. Also ordered Mac n cheese. My partner ordered beef and blue salad. When we got our food, I actually got the grilled cheese instead of Mac n cheese, which was fine since I almost had ordered it instead. We both thought salads were good. I’d come back: I think they’re just working through service issues which is getting very common these days.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 8, 2023
    Andra - thanks for the feedback and hope to see you back soon. You can always order the Caesar salad without the onions.

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  35. christene

    New York City

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were excellent. We went on a theater night and they had a full menu. My husband had the crabcakes and the steak salad and both were quite good. I had the steak medallions ; excellent cook on the steak. My favorite thing about the whole experience was that you could create your own wine flight from their very generous wine by the glass menu.  The only drawback to the entire evening was the horrific live music they had playing.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on November 3, 2023
    Thanks for the 4 stars - sorry you didn't enjoy the music. We have live music every Friday and opt for acoustical sets for a softer ambience - we'll make sure we tell our musicians to keep the music softer.

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  36. mstee

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a show night, so there was a limited menu. When we arrived we were the only table there. As time went on, more tables arrived, and the bar filled up. Our server was polite but not very attentive. She never checked back on us to see how our entrees were. 4 people in our party ordered the chicken dish, all agreed the mashed potatoes and the chicken were very dry. Our server never returned to ask if we wanted drink refills from the bar. She did leave 4 bottles of water on the table early on, which was a good thing because it was all we were left with after our cocktails were finished. She did come back for our dessert order, we requested coffee, and she said she would check to see if they had any, but she didn't think they did. She brought our desserts and never mentioned the coffee. She left the check without asking if we needed anything else. She came back 3 times while we were getting the cash ready for the bill. When we gave her the bill folder, we told her, " it was all set." she then returned the tip money to the table, which we all thought was odd. Maybe she thought 20% for the service we received was not sufficient enough. I wish them luck as a full service restaurant. However, no one in our party was impressed with the food or the service. Our expectations were higher considering that this establishment also has SKY Armory and Epicuse, which are both fantastic places.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional meal from appetizer to dessert!!!! Fabulous service!
    The Tasting RoomResponded on September 24, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars!

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  38. Anonymous

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice wine selection - and I'm picky! Food and service was great. Will be back
    The Tasting RoomResponded on September 5, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the first time for a Meet the Artist event, amazing local art for sale, whiskey and wine tasting, live music and Susie made us feel like we were on vacation. Can’t wait to go back and try more of their yummy food and beverages.
    The Tasting RoomResponded on September 5, 2023
    Thanks for the 5 stars! And our team likes to make everyone feel welcome and taken care of - Susie is a master at it!

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  40. ThomasB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great live music! Susie was an excellent waitress!

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The Tasting Room is rated 4.5 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

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330 S Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Syracuse
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
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