The Tailwater Bar and Restaurant
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Shrimp, Scallop, Rigatoni, Onion, Red Belt Pepper, Cherry Pepper, Garlic, Vodka Sauce
Romaine, Asiago Cheese, Garlic-Parmesan Croutons
We have been long time customers at Tailwater. Unfortunately last night was very poor. Our waitress was delightful and made the best of things, but things were out of her control.
On the beer side, draft and bottle, I tried 3 times to order a beer listed on the menu, but found they were unavailable. (COVID?)
The bread basket and salads were reliably delish. Two out of the three entrees were delivered cold, and then just a tad warmer. (COVID?)
But worst of all, no adjustment was offered(or demanded) from our bill. (Not COVID!)
Very disappointing, as we spoke so highly of the food on our drive to the restaurant!
our service was friendly and efficient. Our meals were delicious and bar drinks were excellent. We plan to come back again!
Service and food were great.
Amazingly friendly staff, delicious food, and a great atmosphere. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough!
The French onion soup was the very best, will be back!
We highly recommend Tailwater Lodge. BWe have had a dozen or more lunches/dinners at the Tailwater Lodge restaurant, and we have never been disappointed. The food and service is excellent. The staff is always friendly and quick to help with requests. When you talk with the staff they are happy to work at Tailwater Lodge. The staff works to ensure every person has a great experience when at Tailwater Lodge.
We dine here every Thanksgiving and this year the food was not as good as it has been, it feels like something changed. We all got the same plate and none of the portions of turkey matched, on one of our plates there was not even 3 slices and what slices the other person received were extremely small. The green beans were extremely hard al dente almost raw, none of us were able to eat them. And the stuffing was very salty. The sangria was super good as well as the gin crush drink but the waitress never asked if we wanted anymore so we only got one. We really do enjoy our Thanksgivings here, but after this year we are thinking we may try another place closer to home. We travel from Syracuse and have done Tailwater for at least the last 5 years for Thanksgiving. We were disappointed when we left. Normally I would highly recommend this place but after yesterday I am very hesitant to do so. I hope this was a one time thing.
The Tailwater service was perfect !!! Every single employee gave over the top service and were so nice! The Benchmark of what hospitality should be !!! Special shout out to Kayla at Front Desk, Jerry at maintenance (he is awesome!) and the staff at the restaurant. I cant say enough how great the staff here is . Truly among the best I’ve encountered in my lifetime
The menu has a variety to pick from, we ordered the beer battered fish and seared salmon...excellent! Our favorite dinners after visiting several times. My only complaint is the table seating is a bit tight, I would have expected more spacing between tables, especially given the COVID pandemic.
Friendly, attentive staff. Consistently good food.
Understanding that the kitchen was overloaded, we were fine with the wait. However after waiting, the burger was completely charred. The wait staff and the manager we're lovely. Just disappointed in the inedible food.
Very nice atmosphere, amazing food a little expensive.
Food and service was excellent; however noise level from the bar affected our enjoyment of the evening.
Cozy, quaint atmosphere. Food is delicious, and unique.
This is my second time dining at Tailwater and unfortunately it may be the last. The food was absolutely amazing but we also almost left before getting the food due to the horrible customer service. We arrived 30 mins early for our reservation, sat at the bar while we waited and was still seated at our table late. Once we arrived at our table, we were placed with a Mason jar filled with nothing when everyone elses tables were provided with candles and the table was so wobbly that we had hurry to drink our beverages down halfway so that they stopped spilling everytime the table was touched. We were also in a spot right next to the wait staff doors and dirty dishes from surrounding tables were placed right behind my boyfriends chair. I'm not normally one to complain because I have worked in many dining establishments so I understand being short staffed and issues that arise. I picked this establishment to dine at as this was our anniversary dinner and I wanted to do something nice for my other half. Considering the prices of the meals and the general reputation of this establishment, I expected better and was extremely disappointed by our experience. That being said, we did decide to stick it out and our food was amazing even though our waitress was not personable at all.
We enjoyed taking our daughters and son-in-law out to dinner while they were here for a visit. Everything was wonderful. Especially the service. Our waitress was so nice.
The service was outstanding and the cocktails were perfect. The food was not of the quality that we feel it should be. The haddock tasted like it had a tablespoon of salt on it and the prime rib was very tough.
The place is outstanding, however, they need to improve the dinner specials.
Top notch.. I have been going for a couple years under someone else's recommendation, and have to say... they were right over and over....
Great atmosphere, service & food! Definitely a stop when fishing on the Salmon River!
First, the service was impeccable. Second, the food was less than luke warm bordering on downright cold. The risotto was undercooked and cold. The waitress was great and took my potatoes and veggies back to warm them but by the time they came back I had eaten most of my steak and was full. So my meal was very incomplete.
If they work on the temps to the table, this would be a great place to dine on a regular basis. I can get cold food at home.
Cocktails and corn fritters were delicious . I had the lemon chicken and my husband had the scallops and risotto special. Both were superb. The Tailwater never disappoints!
Hotel food (excellent) at it’s best. Large menu, draft beers, nice wine list.
It was fabulous. Delicious food and the staff Was excellent, they went above and beyond to make our luncheon
For 8 a great experience!! ⭐️
Great restaurant in and unexpected location. Food outstanding!!
This chef is outstanding. Food was great and large portions. I think they cater to the fishermen. This is a Tapestry hotel for Hilton and is great place to stay in the middle of nowhere. Live fire pit outside. Caters to fishermen with private riverside fishing. Again restaurant top notch.
A hidden gem on Piseco Lake.. the food & dining experience is well worth the drive. It’s a must try!
Consistently good food and excellent service!
This is a hidden gem for sure! I ordered the salmon and it was fabulous. Wait staff was pleasant and accommodating. Delicious drinks too!
Food and service was excellent.
Noise level made talking with our guests a little difficult. Would have preferred to be in a quieter location, were seated too near the bar.
Great as always! Have been coming up for 7 years and will continue to!!
Wedding anniversary getaway
The food was excellent. Service was equally as good, especially with as busy as they were. So surprised
Great food and service
A little loud they could use some sound absorbing elements
The tailwater staff and food are amazing!!! Would definitely recommend to anyone!
We were very impressed with this off the beaten path beautiful restaurant and lodge. The food was absolutely delicious and our server Marjorie was a delight! We loved the atmosphere since we enjoy hiking and the outdoors. Everything was very classy and we will definitely be going there again!
Another wonderful anniversary meal. The food was amazing and was very reasonably priced. Our waitress was attentive and friendly.
Our server Gabby was delightful! Food was delicious! Top notch place!
Varied menu tasty food. Presentation well done. Service good. Ambience average nothing outstanding. Off the beaten path location.
Great food and excellent service. Never disappoints!
The Tailwater Bar and Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 298-0715.
The Tailwater Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 452 OpenTable diners.
The Tailwater Bar and Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://tailwaterlodge.com/giftcards/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.