As the snow starts to melt and the flowers start to bloom in the Finger Lakes Countrysides, you’ll be eager to get outside and enjoy warm weather and sunshine. What better way to take in the springtime sights of Yates County than by taking advantage of the region’s foodie scene?
It might not be warm enough to swim in the lakes yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the stunning lake views. Why not accompany that view with a delicious meal?
Main Deck in Penn Yan offers contemporary farm-to-table flare with expansive views of Keuka Lake from their dining room, outdoor deck, and lakeside patio. Even on those chilly spring days you can sit inside and enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner with a view of the water. Main Deck has a lakeside lounge, entertainment, and a vast selection of cocktails and local craft beer and wine.
The upscale dining at Veraisons Restaurant offers a menu that changes seasonally—and a great view overlooking Seneca Lake and Glenora Wine Cellars’ vineyards. Bathe in the sunlight streaming through floor to ceiling windows while enjoying local cheeses and meats, hearty entrees and a glass of Finger Lakes wine.
As the temperature starts to rise, Penn Yan’s historic downtown district will bustle even more with people and activity. It’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the unique shops and architecture this area has to offer. While you’re out and about, make sure to check out the exciting dining scene.
Visit Parker’s for delicious burgers, sandwiches, and woodfired options Parker’s has sidewalk seating so you can enjoy the springtime scenery of downtown Penn Yan while you enjoy your meal!
Burnt Rose Wine Bar on Main Street is a charming spot that serves local wines and unique flatbreads, sandwiches, and sharing plates. They also offer a Champagne Brunch on Sundays from 10am to 2pm featuring mimosas, a spicy Bloody Mary, and delicious brunch bites.
One thing springtime in Upstate New York means is: It’s officially ice cream season. Luckily for our visitors, Yates County is home to a handful of ice cream shops who take flavor and quality very seriously.
After enjoying a delicious lakeside dinner, indulge your sweet tooth at Seneca Farms. This neighborhood spot features over 50 homemade custards and hard ice cream flavors plus milkshakes, flurries, old-fashioned floats, and more.
Voted the Best Dessert in New York State by Yelp & Best Ice Cream Stand in Upstate NY, Spotted Duck boasts farm-based homemade frozen custard and even has frozen custard flights. Both spots are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth and end a perfect warm weather day.
Whether you’re looking for gourmet fine dining or the best local diner, the food scene in Yates County has something for everyone. Click here for a full list of all the dining the region has to offer and get ready to get outside and enjoy a beautiful spring in the Finger Lakes Countrysides.