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Restaurants in Central + Western New York

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Central + Western New York restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Central + Western New York restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Central + Western New York to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Central + Western New York restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Central + Western New York.

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  • Dano's Heuriger

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Gimme! Coffee, Ithaca

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • London Underground

    The brit-inspired restaurant serves fancy grilled pork loin but also fish and chips and great pasta dishes. More
  • Lucky Dog Farmstore & Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Mac's Drive-In

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The carhops deliver burgers at this retro joint. More
  • Moro’s Table

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Edward Moro did stints in Napa and Oregon wine country before becoming head chef at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa, in the Finger Lakes resort town of Skane... More
  • Poolville Country Store Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Suzanne

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Sample the award-winning wine list and French country cuisine, made with organic produce from the restaurant's garden. More
  • The Gaffer Grille & Tap Room

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Popular with locals, the taproom section has dependable pub fare like ribs, brisket, chicken, and burgers. More
  • The Ginny Lee

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Lunch on smoked-duck salad or French onion soup on the broad, sunny deck overlooking Wagner’s vineyards. More
  • The Red Newt Winery & Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Thousand Islands Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The famous salad dressing was invented here, and only 5,000 bottles are now made of it each year. It’s ladled generously, though, at the historic d... More
  • ZuZu Cafe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Stop in for a latte and panini and conversation with locals. The restaurant is named for Zuzu in It’s a Wonderful Life. More

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