Dolce Vita enchants jet-setters and homebodies alike with a where's-where menu of global recipes, a polyglot wine list, and a fully-stocked bar that keeps its stools open late, until all thirsts are sufficiently quenched. Launch your taste tour with the thai shrimp and scallop appetizer soaking in a red curry sauce ($13). The D.V. Chicken ($16), a bone-in bird with a belly full of fresh mozzarella, roma tomatoes, and basil, descends from the heavens into a cozy bed of tomato polenta and parmesan bread crumbs with a basil cream blanket. Daredevil palates plummet chopper-first into Dolce Vita's international menu with the jamaican jerk rack of lamb ($24) hovering over yellow curry couscous and grilled asparagus. Meanwhile, wines (ranging from $21–$100 per bottle) from as far as New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and Chile vie good-naturedly against homegrown spirits for a spot at the table, each promising its own distinct flavor and keychain souvenir from the motherland.
Cuisine Type: Italian, Greek, and American
Most popular offering: Chicken Riggies and Greek Salad
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only
Alcohol: Full bar
Number of Tables: 25?50
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Try the spicy greek yogurt dip with our fresh, daily baked bread.
La Piazza's menu features a blend of Italian and Greek dishes, telling the story of the owner's childhood on Mykonos. Upon moving to America, he founded the eatery on family recipes, which appear on the menu to this day. The chef also produces American classics such as prime rib steaks and burgers, but the Mediterranean dishes remain the staff's favorites. The giaourlou, for instance, features a blend of lamb and beef spiced and roasted on a kebob with a topping of greek yogurt. Mia, the restaurant's manager "personally would recommend it." She also endorses pairing it with one of the 24 draft beers awaiting at the bar.
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).
The staff at Colie's Cafe seeks to embody the affability and good nature of Albert Coleman "Colie" Linehan, a Canandaigua native born in 1917 and known for his joviality. According to Metromix, owner Michael Linehan, Colie's grandson, crafts hearty sandwiches, wraps, and pizzas to cement his station in the family lineage. In addition to its specialty sandwiches served on white, wheat, rye, or a roll, the eatery offers wraps, quesadillas, and sandwiches served in gluten-free tortillas as well as menu items with fewer than 600 calories for diners with a fear of large numbers.
Twenty years as a traveling salesman was more than enough for James Brown. So when he finally decided it was time to set down his roots, he turned to something that sang of home: his passion for cooking. And that passion shines throughout his menu. In the hearty breakfast selections, guests can see it in the signature stuffed french toast?made from bread that's baked in-house?as well as more imaginative items, such as the Greek-inspired diner breakfast with gyro meat. Then there are the half-pound burgers, po-boy sandwiches with Cajun-spiced chicken, and James Brown's legendary Friday-night barbecue. Such a range hints at two things: that James's passion isn't picky, and that his inspiration comes from everywhere. And indeed, if a diner gives James a recipe that matches the standards of his menu, not only will he put it there, he'll even name it after the guest who gave it to him.
This inclusionary style echoes throughout the diner itself. Checkered tiles run across the floor from the front door to the back wall, passing a scattered assortment of tables and booths that look in on the open kitchen. And as a diehard Yankees fan, James fills two entire sections of a wall with memorabilia, including black-and-white photographs of past rosters and fan fiction that imagines the team being comprised only of James Brown clones.
Lovin’ Cup’s owners had a dream of creating a place that celebrates life’s pleasures and offers the unique and personal experience each of their customers seeks. And to achieve that dream, it took the combined efforts of all five owners to truly fill Lovin' Cup to the brim, each one specializing in a different area of the culinary arts or entertainment. The crew started with a simple, delicious menu of familiar eats made right, such as Angus beef burgers, gourmet pizzas, and hearty sandwiches. They paired these, with an array of craft beers on tap – plus more than 50 varieties in bottles – and a carefully curated list of international wines.
To entertain the brain's higher functions, they host game nights every Monday, open mic performances every Tuesday, and live music of every genre on Thursdays. Performances rotate between jazz, alt-country, indie, and rock groups as often as they change out their drafts on tap and, presumably, their socks. And finally, the owners paid similarly close attention to the artistic décor of their space, from the polished wood of their wine racks and tables to the mutable collection of art that peppers the walls.