As soon as we booked our trip to Keuka Lake, I started asking around for restaurant recommendations. They came from far and wide, but one of the first ones came from Lisa Hallgren, co-owner of Ravines Wine Cellars.  She recommended Snug Harbor Restaurant & Inn, so I made a reservation for our first night there.

What a great find in the region’s off season. If they had been open on Monday, we would have gone back.

From the location, to the service, to the food, it was one of the best experiences we’ve had in a long time. We felt more than comfortable with Jackson (this is by far the nicest restaurant he’s been to) and the heavily local wine list was impressive. Jackson’s macaroni and cheese was so good that we ate some of it too.

The only thing that wasn’t spot on was Nena’s tilapia, which was just okay compared to the rest of her entree. But our salads were fresh, well balanced and flavorful. My Thai curry noodles were great (though they could have been spicier) and the banana creme de caramel was terrific.

Soon, I’ll tell you about our worst meal in the Finger Lakes (and maybe ever), but let’s stick with the positives today. I’d recommend Snug Harbor to anyone.