I just got back from Syracuse and wanted to report my findings since I found this board very helpful.
Flew in Friday afternoon. I had made reservations for 7 PM at Scotch and Sirloin since my mother wanted to go to a steakhouse. More on that later. Since it was late afternoon and we had not eaten lunch we decided to head out for some beers and appetizers.
We reached Kitty Hoynes and I remembered seeing this mentioned on the board and reassured my family that this would be a great place to relax and unwind.
We all ordered a beer and I got the Mushroom Mor, my husband got the twice baked potato skins, my mother ordered the Ham crisp and my stepdad, the fish and chips. All were very good, but the Ham crisp stood out. It was a thin crust topped with goat cheese, ham, spinach, and mushrooms. It was fantastic. The place was pretty packed for a Friday afternoon.
A few hours later, we headed out to Scotch and Sirloin. Reminded me of a Steak and Ale but with the food being much better. I started out with the French onion soup. It was good but I have had better. Next I had the lobster tail and prime rib. The prime rib was outstanding! Next I tasted the pumpkin creme brulee. This tasted more like pudding to me, probably because it was very cold.
Saturday morning, we woke up and found a coffee house and sat on some benches and watched the people stroll along. We were eagerly awaiting for Clark's Ale House to open so that we could start our day with a roast beef sandwich.
We entered and right away ordered four roast beef sandwiches with cheese and onion and then sampled our way through many local beers. The horseradish was incredible, as was our sandwiches.
Next we went over to Tailgators to watch some football. Forgive me, I was there to watch FSU play Syracuse, so we wanted a football atmosphere.
Skipping all the football stuff. We ended up back at Clark's after the game for another roast beef, more great beer and a cup of beef barley soup, since it was alittle chilly out.
Next morning, my husband and I went to Redfield's for brunch since we were staying at the Marx hotel. I thought it was very pricey and not very good.
Thank you for all your suggestions! I loved Syracuse and had a wonderful trip.