Krebs 1899

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The Krebs is an historic restaurant founded in 1899 by Fred and Cora Krebs. The restaurant has been a popular landmark in Skaneateles for over a century, serving presidents, dignitaries and celebrities. The Krebs was re-opened after undergoing a complete renovation while carefully preserving the history and ambiance that visitors have grown accustomed to. The restaurant is a farm to table concept that utilizes the freshest hand selected local ingredients and the highest quality meats and seafood. All profits from the restaurant are donated to local women and children's charities of Central New York.

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For Christmas Eve, we require a credit card as a guarantee. If you do cancel or no - show within the reservation time of seven days your card will be charged $25.00 per person in the reservation.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambience, re did menu and I loved the choices.... would recommend highly!

T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

We had dinner with a large group. Our waiter, Patrick, was outstanding. My guests really enjoyed their food. Help with the wine list was much appreciated.

MA
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is very home like.. the staff was excellent and the place was very clean. Loved the restroom, and all of the decorations. I will definitely be going back.

MR
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On a par with some of the finest restaurants in the world in which we dined. The Decour, food and service all fit together perfectly.

C
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Outstanding food and ambiance. Best restaurant in CNY.

NA
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was not expecting Sunday Brunch that was a pleasant surprise. The place was very elegant, the waiter was amazingly personable, and the food was fantastic! Cannot wait to go again next visit to the area

LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our party of 8 plus a toddler went there for brunch and could not have had a better experience! Very friendly and absolutely professional staff. The food and drinks outstanding! We are definitely looking forward to trying this fabulous restaurant again for dinner next tome. You will not be disappointed.

OT
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed another delightful brunch at the Krebs on Sunday, September 1. As usual, the service was extraordinary, the venue delightful and the cuisine both artful and delicious. We had the shrimp and grits -- the real thing, stone ground grits! - tender shrimp and artfully seasoned, along with eggs benedict with Maryland lump crab meat -- an exceptional variant of a traditional favorite that featured more crabmeat than the volume of the toasted bread base. Another superb brunch experience at our local gem, the Krebs 1899!

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and had a wonderful night. Right from the greeting by the staff to the phenomenal meal. Tge servixe was the best i have had and the food was perfect. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great meal service in a beautiful restaurant.

SM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and the food was incredible. Couldn't ask for any better.

c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

Gorgeous as always. Service very very slow. Food mediocre. Redone menu was good. Service somewhat Inexperienced. We went to sit on porch and there were teo parties already taking up spots. Need more seating. Service was ridiculously slow.

RW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Krebs is a beautiful restaurant. The wine list was extensive, food delicious and the service outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The ribeye steak had a bit more gristle than I would’ve anticipated. The wine list was disappointing, given the location of the restaurant—would’ve loved to see any local options.

KB
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place to enjoy brunch in central New York! Brooke and Trevor were very attentive to us and provided exceptional service. I was able to have a vegetarian version of the Eggs Benedict that was worthy of having again. You have to try the pecan coffee-creamy and delicious with just the right amount of spice. We will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated our wedding anniversary there, nice atmosphere, service and food was outstanding, will go there again

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best dining experience in Skaneateles, and ranks with anyplace we've been, anywhere.

SS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really fabulous dinner in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend!

KD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was just perfect and we had a wonderful waitress named Hope who mad us feel so special. She really knew the menu and suggested the best wine. Everything was perfect!

l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was very professional

JB
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The Krebs is usually one of my favorite restaurants to dine in, and that hasn’t changed, but there were some significant misfires with service. One of my guests was delivered another table’s dish (same dish she ordered) so she was eating well before the rest of us. My order was also wrong so my dining was delayed while the rest of the party was eating. Service is usually top notch, but my family reunion brunch was fairly awkward.
UPDATE: I received a personal call from the restaurant manager apologizing for the service and a token of appreciation. It was totally unnecessary because it's still one of my favorite restaurants in the area, but greatly appreciated.

TH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

It took 1 1/2 hours to get our food. When we received our food the filet mignon was over cooked. Seemed like they catered to locals as well.
Wait staff however was attentive.

D
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance in the bar, fantastic cocktails, and the bartenders Dane & Bernardo are the best in town!

DK
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

At first we were concerned that the service might be "too much" in that we noticed a very large number of waitstaff in the dining area. However, this was not the case, and the staff was attentive to everything without being "smothering." Food was very good, although it was hard not to keep remembering how The Krebs used to be. The Krebs, historically, was a major "dining experience" and a meal there was truly memorable (for example, I can still recall my first dinner there in 1948, at which time I was just a kid...but for me, at that age, it was mind-blowing). Again, the meal Wednesday night was fine but essentially on a par with several other restaurants we visit. Just a tad on the noisy side, but that was due to the Porch Party event, which certainly made it a festive evening.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very cozy environment

AN
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely brunch! The decor felt fresh and elegant. The food was outstanding. Really great time!

SM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful location, great atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food

CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff at Krebs were attentative and very engaging.
They gave recommendations based on their experience but
also asked for our liking. I would definitely go back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. The only negative is the length of time it took for food to come out of the kitchen. Everything was delicious and service was cheerful and attentive.

SH
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Being a first timer I was pleasantly surprised! Food was outstanding and I tried new things that I haven’t seen on other menus. Wait staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Only thing I would improve on are the timing of drinks. The cocktails were fantastic but we didn’t even receive them until after are Appetizers arrived. I ordered another drink before my main course came and the drink arrived after I had finished my dinner. Other than that things were great and I will for sure be returning to your establishment.

Thanks,

Sean Hagan

JB
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. Only downside was the room we were in was dark.

JR
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and drinks were wonderful with friendly service. If I lived in the area I would go at least monthly. While the price is slightly on the higher side of some places you definitely get food, drink and an overall experience well worth it. Not a single component of my meal felt disappointed. The only at all possible downside was that parking was slightly hard but after two passes a street spot opened.

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A beautiful experience! Fun and friendly servers, “Hannah” was a delight! Gracious and lovely hostess/owner who made everyone feel special and truly incredible food! Seasonal, creative, cocktails and delicious in-house bread. Make a reservation and go experience of of the best restaurants anywhere, it’s putting this tiny village on the radar for sure!

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing time at the Krebs. We enjoyed the watermelon salad, which is so refreshing and delicious, as well as the brussel sprouts, but we got the sriracha on the side and just dipped the fried brussels in. Ive never had brussel spouts fried before and they are absolutely perfect that way. Even your most picky eater would enjoy these sprouts. Our cocktails were excellently crafted. I highly recommend the Bernardo, named after one of their bartenders, the drink is a twist on a mojito and is fabulously herbaceous. My mother was also pleasantly surprised they carry Aviation Gin, which is her favorite. We loved our experience at the Krebs and we will be coming back.

LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Krebs never disappoints. We have been there for dinner in the past, but this was our first time for brunch. We were a bit late for our reservation as we encountered a traffic jam in Rochester and a detour that added several miles, but we were seated promptly and graciously. Our waiter offered pastries as an amuse bouche, then followed with our entrées. I particularly enjoyed the shrimp and grits served with chorizo and chorizo oil.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Saul and Hannah were great servers! Only detail we were disappointed in was the fact that we were celebrating our anniversary and we ordered a dessert and no candle or writing on the dish so it didn’t feel special even though our servers were very aware that it was our anniversary. Other than that we enjoyed our evening !

DO
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. The food was excellent and well prepared. The staff provided great service and were attentive to our needs especially Hannah. Very nice dining experience.

A
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Watermelon salad delish. Steak over cooked. Fried chicken left something to be desired.

D
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This week I hosted some lady friends who came from all over the country. We had dinner at The Krebs and it was wonderful. They all raved about it afterwards. We started with cocktails, had oysters, salads, entrees (lamb, cod, pasta) and deserts. They even had gluten free home made rolls. Everything was lovely to look at (served in imaginative ways) and tasted divine. We loved their new menu. And we had attentive servers, and particularly liked the playful descriptions offered by Hannah. We will return again for sure.

CR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Krebs was an adorable restaurant with incredible service and even better food! We celebrated our anniversary there this summer and would definitely go back again!

r
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had an amazing Birthday dinner at The Krebs this week. The setting, service and food were excellent! I will definitely return.

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