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Top of the Lake

301 Lake St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1806
+1 315-531-8500
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
301 Lake St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1806
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Disappointed by the food, .Service was friendly and courteous. Location on lake was beautiful. Building was in need of repair.

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 1 week ago

More high end items on menu for dinner and limited menu. Extremely slow service. I ordered the special pork chop and got another pork chop entree. When I finished eating they brought me out the pork chop special. I took it to go and threw...More

Thank Bonnie897
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with good food. Friendly service. Fine winelist with a lot of excellent local producers. The restaurant itself is completely oudated. It feels like a former east german restaurant in the sixties. Modernisation is urgent.

Thank Eric J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a fancy restaurant.....simple/down to earth with good prices. A group of us went for lunch...sat outside by the water....food was good. The staff was very nice and the service was good. We all had an enjoyable lunch and time together.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Top of The Lake with another couple for lunch. We weren't looking for anything fancy, just good tasting simple food. All were pleased with their meals

Thank Ralph L
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The best thing about this place is the view. We waited more than a half an hour to get two of the “special” wraps. They were California chicken wraps. The chicken was severely over cooked and some pieces were actually burnt. The tomatoes were pale...More

Thank Wbmast
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Waited over an hour for a table. Beers were reasonably priced, thank goodness, as we waited bar side for entirely too long, just to be seated in the inside bar area rather than scenic lakeside. The woman escorting us to our table was not apologetic....More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Lovely view of the lake, quick seating even though we didn't have a reservation. Chowder was OUT OF THIS WORLD. Everyone enjoyed their meals very much. It is loud in the bar area if they have a crowd....so keep that in mind.

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The food and views were great but the service was terrible. I don’t know if they were under staffed but it took our party of 6 a little under 2 hours to dine. Server was bland and unapologetic. Would not come back because of this...More

Thank Akohler
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We ate dinner at Top of the Lake on a Wednesday night. We asked to be moved away from the window because flies were bombarding us. We were moved to a more interior table. At that time the gentlemen who acted as maitre'd proceeded to...More

Thank Gail P
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Susan S
22 July 2016|
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Response from Barry K | Reviewed this property |
When I looked before we went I it was the same I even looked on facebook as far as I could find they dont have one. Also in my opinion the food wasn't good at all. The deck view was nice though.
Ann R
21 April 2016|
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Response from Barry K | Reviewed this property |
I think so but I cant remember for sure I would call ahead.
21 June 2015|
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Response from 995Traveler47 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't remember. Just give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
05:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 16:00
05:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 16:00
05:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
05:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 16:00
05:00 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Lake St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1806
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Penn Yan
  • Phone Number: +1 315-531-8500
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