Ryan MacNamara spent his childhood summers on the south New Jersey shore, where he grew to love the philadelphia cheesesteaks he and his family picked up from local delis. The restaurateur adored the sandwiches so much that he opened a shrine to the cheesy treat: Mac’s Philly Steaks. One of his biggest obstacles was finding an authentic roll on which to serve his cheesesteaks; in the end, he decided to import Amoroso’s rolls directly from Philadelphia. To dovetail with the City of Brotherly Love–inspired food, the decor at the Geneva location features red-and-white-checkered flooring, mural depicting urban splendor, and Rocky beating the bread to the right level of softness.
The eatery's menu catalogs classic chicken and steak phillys as well as a few versions with a twist, such as the bacon-blue and chicken finger parmesan. Metromix praised the sandwiches for their soft bread and ideal ratio of toppings, a “generous but manageable” portion.
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The Under Ground Café, christened after its subterranean location within the Place at Victor Village building, crafts a toothsome menu of sandwiches, salads, and freshly brewed coffee drinks. Sleepy eyes pop open and agree to release hostage brains after a sip of a bottomless cup of steaming Finger Lakes coffee ($1.45+), a bite of a fragrant block of baked cinnamon french toast ($3.50), or a sampling of a host of all-day breakfast bites. Beds of romaine and pillowy dinner rolls form a dais for the Under Ground salad ($6.50), a textural riot of dried cranberries, blue-cheese crumbles, and sugared walnuts, tucked in with a kiss of raspberry-walnut vinaigrette. Nip into a local legend with The Place panini ($7.50), a crisply ironed stack of grilled chicken and bacon, oozing with provolone and honey mustard, or stop irate sweet teeth from seceding with a rotating array of pastries and cookies ($1.50–$2).
Nestled among the relaxing, scenic Finger Lakes and Canandaigua Wine Trail, Brown Hound Bistro and its imaginative chefs cull flavorful ingredients from the tasty bounty of local sources. Park your stomach vessel in the intimate interior of the bistro's enchanting, century-old dining domicile, or take in panoramic views of the countryside from its spacious patio as you rub your eyeballs along the dinner menu. Various edibles tantalize the tongue in the tapas plate, including warm goat cheese, homemade hummus, and kalamata-artichoke tapenade ($9). The bistro duck adorns its succulent maple-leaf skin-on duck breast with a balsamic orange-blossom-honey pan sauce ($19 petite, $23 full), and The Incredible Wellington flouts modesty by stuffing its kingly beef filet and royal blue-cheese-and-mushroom duxelle inside a golden puff pastry ($23 petite, $28 full).
Located in the New York Wine & Culinary Center, the Upstairs Bistro treats visitors to relaxing meals of New York State craft beer and sandwiches, steaks, and pizzas made with locally sourced ingredients. Diners drink in stunning vistas of Canandaigua Lake as they share small plates of artisanal meat and cheese or break their fasts with smoked-ham eggs benedict and lobster mac 'n' cheese at Sunday brunch. Below the dining space, the New York Wine & Culinary Center, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization founded in 2006, educates visitors while showcasing New York’s dynamic agriculture, wine and food industries.
The Holloway House was first opened in 1808 by blacksmith Peter Holloway, who wanted to give pioneers a resting point on their journey west. The latest in a long line of owners, the Wayne family has helmed the colonial eatery for more than 50 years, reconstructing its original brick fireplace and crafting a menu of American comfort food. From daily offerings, such as the roast duck with peach chutney and the seared scallops in lemon-wine butter, to Saturday night's prime rib and seafood buffet, the chefs make their business good, simple food, and plenty of it.