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Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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3675 Tichenor Rd, Hector, NY 14841-9675
+1 607-546-4100
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Chose this winery primarily because we needed a place to meet friends for lunch. Not overly impressed by wines, but the small cafe menu that they offered was pretty good. You have to order food from a fairly limited menu at a counter and then take a number to your table where they bring your food. Gives the place a... More 

Thank jcav08
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We waited more than 5 minutes to be acknowledged by staff and then they only handed us a wine menu and we waited several more minutes before we left. They were busy and others were still waiting to get their next tasting for the entire time we were there.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

As always, a friendly and informative staff here. The wine was very good but specifically came back for the wine called Hellbender. Delicious with chocolate.

Thank Paula T
Pittsford, New York
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Wineries in FL are all about quality of wine, atmosphere, and the pourer. We all thought the wines were above average (and I'm not a white drinker). The atmosphere was nice - good view, nice setting. The pourer was great. Felt like we made a new friend. All in all a good experience.

Thank Bajaboy08
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

i don't understand how this place got good reviews?! staff: unfriendly; service: next to none; food: long wait, fast-food is better tasting. ordered the soup of the day, mushroom walnut bisque--tasted like cardboard processed in a food processor-disgusting really. hands down the worst bisque of any kind I've had. pasta primavera was dry and bland. Meatloaf dry and bland as... More 

1 Thank mpytaboada
Brasher Falls, New York
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great wines especially their rieslings but the lady doing the tastings gave me info overload. Overall I would highly recommend this winery!

Thank illbepackin
Westons Mills, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here after a trip to Watkins Glen State Park . The food was delicious . I will that was homemade and unique . It was so good we ordered food to go also. Nice patio to sit on outside and look over the grape vines . The family that we had that were out drinking age participated... More 

Thank Kerry G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A little off the main road, but worth the stop. Unfortunately a storm had just passed over and the area was without power. Room was dimly lit from windows & temperature was rising. Our wine hostess did an excellent job of describing each wine and what foods to pair it with. Had to use an old fashioned slide credit card... More 

Thank Debbie L
Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Please note this review is for the full experience, not just the wine. Our driver (please hire one if you do more than 2 drinks) recommended this winery as a place to start our tour with lunch. We showed up and it was pretty quiet. We decided to sit outside and were warned it was bottling day so it may... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was our first stop on our wine trail. We ordered a late lunch-cup of artichoke soup each and split a meat and cheese platter and enjoyed our food outside on the deck overlooking the beautiful views. We then did a wine tasting and ended up buying a couple of bottles of wine. The staff was very helpful and pleasant.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3675 Tichenor Rd, Hector, NY 14841-9675
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Hector
  • Phone Number: +1 607-546-4100
The Red Newt Bistro is a great place to stop for lunch while in the Finger Lakes. We continue a decades long tradition of working closely with local farmers to offer fresh and delicious local fare. Quick service and simple, delicious food sourced from Finger Lakes farms is the perfect complement to a glass of wine on our deck.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?