Taste the Culinary Bounty of the Finger Lakes!
After spending a day exploring Tiffany glass, hiking a scenic trail, or visiting a museum, it's so easy to visit a drive-thru window or buy a frozen dinner and pop it in the microwave. Rarely do you get a chance to sit down and savor a great homemade meal – let alone one that's home grown, too! But in Corning, time slows down just a bit, and the urge to linger over dinner with a glass of wine at one of our many finger lakes restaurants takes precedents over your hectic schedule.
Here, you can choose to be picky! From casual mom-and-pop diners to elegant Italian bistros, there are dining experiences in the finger lakes to suit everyone's tastes. Here, you'll find people who care about the food they serve. Corning chefs know the value of buying products from our local farmers markets. They make sure you have the finest products available in the Finger Lakes region – extending far beyond the famous wines.
Whether it's laid-back or fine dining you seek, you'll find it in Corning & the Southern Finger Lakes. And with it, you'll experience locally-grown food, paired with an award-winning local wine, and breathtaking scenery. Yes, surely you'll want to linger a little longer and indulge in a superb finger lakes dining experience.
Wine and Dine in the Finger Lakes
As the second largest wine region in the country, you won't want to forget to add a winery tour to your Finger Lakes dining experience. Not only is the region home to over 100 wineries in the Finger Lakes, but some of the best are located in or around the charming village of Hammondsport. The deep slender lakes, like Keuka Lake, not only make the area scenic, but they also play a part in extending the growing season. Our winemakers have been able to produce award winning Finger Lakes wines for years. Of course, if you're a beer-lover at heart, don't worry. We have a selection of breweries in the Finger Lakes that offer daily tastings and tours, some even offer an on-site restaurant!