Kindred Fare

4.7
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920 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Kindred Fare is a dining experience inspired by spirited gatherings with family and friends. The central bar and open kitchen are at the heart of our restaurant. Come as you are for cocktails, snacks or a full meal. We are located in Geneva, NY, only minutes away from the Seneca Lake Wine Trail in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region and right down the street from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Join us at the bar for happy hour everyday, Monday-Sunday from 5pm-7pm.
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A Geneva favorite. Amazing selection of locally sourced food.

K
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great meal for my birthday at KF. Drinks and a cheese board at the bar followed by a super dinner in the dining room. Great vibe. Only downfall was dessert. Just ordered the wrong thing. Will definitely go back.!!

CW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a fan of Kindred Fare and this dinner was no exception. The service is beyond phenomenal and the food is fresh, interesting, creative, and tasty. I love the unusual creations offered on the menu, such as the raspberry-matcha sorbet and the way in which even more standard fare (flatbread pizza) has a distinctive twist.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Food was really good but was a bit under salted. Also, asked for a med-well burger and to came out medium. Little on the raw side for me.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to try this restaurant and it exceeded our expectations. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding! Looking forward to our next visit!

C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was great. Service was great. Ambiance would have been great except for the noise level.

Would go back but would try other than peak times.

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant. The food and service is always top notch.

h
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very trendy bar and restaurant. Great for small groups and casual dining. Excellent collection of spirits and novel adaptations for the traditional 'shot and beer' like cider and aromatic gin chaser.

DB
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kindred Fare was fantastic. We were seated at a high table in front of the kitchen/food prep. The chefs were friendly and it turned out to be an amazing experience. The food is high quality, the service fantastic and the overall ambiance contemporary and fresh.

D
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Noisy, noisy, noisy. Did I mention noisy? So frustrating. As a vegetarian I have often asked to have a plate of vegetable sides (chosen by the kitchen) as my entree. I have never had a restaurant decline to do this, until this one. I was shocked. Another person in our party didn't get an ordered drink until she ordered it again, and another's entree of duck breast, while nicely prepared, was room temperature and was served without a knife capable of cutting it. Food was delivered with a curt announcement of what it was and no indication that anyone hoped we would enjoy it. Our server did not return to the table to check on how we were doing - which is probably just as well since they probably would have gotten an earful. I had really looked forward to trying this restaurant and could not have been more disappointed.

JC
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ALWAYS have an amazing meal and over-the-top customer service at Kindred Fare. You are sorely missing our if you don't give this gem a chance. Love always.

HD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic wine selection by the bottle, very good food, wonderful service. This is a great place to come and stay for a while enjoying good food and company. Wine by the glass selection could be a little more interesting, but if you go with a group and get a bottle or two instead, you avoid that problem. Recommend reservations as it can be busy during peak season and hours. Only critique is that the menu doesn't change as seasonally as they claim, but the specials they do have are phenomenal, so those keep it interesting.

S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Extremely noisy, limited menu and pricey for what they offered.
Would not go back.

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary dinner was fantastic!

HK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The cheese plate was awesome! Our server was very friendly also. The restaurant is a little noisy however.

TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This is a really great restaurant. Simple, Clean and really good food. Great wine list with lots of good NYS Wines. Happening vibe, warm and fun. Strange location, but worth the quick drive out of downtown!

c
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Creative offerings like the calamari and chick peas and fried quinoa. Would have had an even better experience had the power not gone out for a good part of our evening

AE
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Okay, a couple of large parties dominated the attention of the staff leaving the two of us with little attention and a long wait for everything.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. Had a lovely time.

DD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The portion was large. I had the pork chop. Although I found it a little pricey the chop was large and cooked perfectly to the way I ordered it. My husband had the Salmon and he is extremely particular to the way it is cooked. He ordered rare and it was. Our server was cheerful and efficient. He made the dinner more enjoyable as we were visiting from out of town.

PR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Outstanding food, good service. Deafening sound system with nothing to dampen the sound. A bit pricey, but it delivered.

PM
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

The food was decent. The service was abysmal and the acoustics create way too much noise. I had the fried chicken which was overcooked and lacked a sauce other than a drizzle of honey. The pork belly Bowl was very good and the sides were excellent. Our waitress was terrible. Wlaking about the dining room never making eye contact to avoid getting us drinks or plates or silverware. It was maddening.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The salmon seemed very undercooked. Honestly not much on the menu that I would even order. They need some more “normal” dishes for the people that don’t care to try funky dinners The closest thing to normal was the salmon and the crispy chicken.

The dessert torture and honey vanilla ice cream, however, was sensational! The server was great!

Kindred Fare
Responded on 17 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed the desserts and the service. Sorry that the salmon was undercooked for you. We purposely cook it to a medium temperature, but I will speak with our servers to make sure they are asking each guest as they are supposed to. If you choose to visit us again there are other classic American dishes on our menu~grilled flatbread pizzas, veggie soups, cheese plates, Mac & cheese, a Burger, and Steak with fries.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great cocktails and food. Unique menu. Great time.

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PY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Outstanding food; our absolute favorite restaurant in a 50 mile radius! We always book seats at the small counter where the chefs work - fascinating and informative; stools there are uncomfortable but it's worth it! Enhances the whole experience.

s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was out 2nd time here and this time we were celebrating our anniversary...everything about this restaurant is perfect from the warm rustic decor to the specialty cocktails and of course the food! Love the farm to table concept and using local farmers is awesome! Can’t wait to go back soon...next time I’m trying the burger!

J
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was spectacular. Our waiter went out of his his way to secure the last three “specials”’before the kitchen ran out. loved it!

AC
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jeffrey our server was attentive as well as enjoyable - and the menu is always changing with the seasons to introduce local, fresh ingredients. Brian the bartender always knows just what to mix up for ya! We will definitely be back!

n
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, the service and the ambience are exceptional. The noise level is high but not unbearable. The selection of food could be more varied but what is offered is always excellent. The choice of wine is very good for a western New York restaurant. My husband and I highly recommend this restaurant.

K
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were excellent! Monday is wonderful night to go because they offer prix fixe! No corkage fee. Meal selections are excellent! Three courses for $35/pp.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun atmosphere, amazing food. Choose it for one of our anniversary dinners.

D
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner with 5 star food. I would 100% recommend Kindred Fare.

SH
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was delicious, service great, staff friendly and attentive, a little pricey but food was great, so all good. Definitely recommend to anyone !

DM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The restaurant itself is very pretty. Rustic with an open kitchen. We started with the cheese plate, it was great & served with a basket of warm bread & crackers. My husband had the pork belly rice bowl. He loved it. He got a side of fingerling potatoes , they were dark purple potatoes not the typical fingerling potatoes we expected and over cooked in our opinion & kind of mushy. I got the cornmeal crusted spicy chicken, it was spiced just right BUT was only luke warm at best, as if it was just keeping warm in an oven or under a light. The cole slaw was very good. I got the gnocchi as a side & that was delicious. Our server was friendly & attentive. We would go back & give it a try again.

LD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Looked at the reviews and thought we'd give it a shot. So glad we did! Nice atmosphere. I loved the decor with reclaimed wood and garden wall in the foyer. Bartender nailed a delish lemon drop martini. We started with the fried calamari and chickpeas - very good with a yummy aioli sauce - followed by the mixed green salad with cucumbers and pistachios - nice and fresh. Salad was big enough to share. We also shared the 16 oz. ribeye cooked to a perfect medium (tender, juicy, very flavorful) with fries, garlic butter and homemade ketchup. Highly recommend. Will return.

DA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definately would recommend. Fantastic food, service and ambiance. Can't wait to go back!

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It's so good to dine in a clean, modern space in Geneva!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Made a reservation one day in advance for their opening time slot - got nothing special, next to couple with no reservation in center of room. The service was very good. The night’s special, scallops, were very good! The salmon over Cesar salad - mixed - salmon was very good but the Cesar salad was a stack of Romaine lettuce leaves on top of dressing with large thumb- size hunks of stale bread and cherry tomatoes past their prime. No bread with dinner. The music was very loud and conversation from surrounding tables made conversation very difficult - no “ambience”, in my opinion. The restaurant became very crowded within one hour after opening so I guess people like it? Not for me. I felt it was pricy for what we received.

Kindred Fare
Responded on 1 October 2019

Thanks for the feedback, and great to hear you loved the scallops. Sorry about the salad. It's one of our popular items and we typically get great reviews. We will inform our kitchen to fix any issues that may have occurred. And we would have been happy to have put you someplace else if you were not happy with your table. Please let us know for future visits if you would prefer a corner, banquette or quieter area as we are very accommodating. Thanks for visiting us on a busy homecoming weekend.

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RW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Scallops & accompanying veggies were so fresh, cooked perfectly & paired with a wonderfully complementary apple something puree. Fried chicken YUM! Poutine YUM! The outside tables are dog friendly, big plus in my book!

s
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

fun atmosphere, very hip cocktails, fabulous waiter! My husband said his burger was fantastic! I can add that the fries were really good. I had the soup of the day and it was yummy. My recommendation for the Kale salad (my main) would be to chop up the kale leaves. they were way too big and perhaps they had not been "massaged". Kale loves a good massage. It was a pretty basic kale salad, nothing really going on with it. It needs a little excitement added. My husband had a burrata salad special that was really good!

Kindred Fare
Responded on 1 October 2019

Hi Stacey, We appreciate the feedback and definitely addressed the kale salad with our team right after you left to make sure they were consistently "massaging" it per order. It has been one of our most popular salads that we have not been able to take off the menu, but maybe yours was not seasoned properly per our usual recipe. Our kitchen is aware. We are happy that you enjoyed everything else. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon.

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