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454 James St., Syracuse, NY, US, 13203

  • Phone: (315) 425-0015
  • Fax: (315) 474-7009
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"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.

2.7 out of 5 (59 reviews)
41% of guests recommend this hotel


»Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Succulent briskets, juicy pork ribs and scrumptious steaks are just a few of the many meaty delights that await you at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Seasoned and glazed with their award winning dry rubs and sauces, every dish is simply divine and sure to have to coming back for more. Hearty, satisfying and generously portioned, a meal at this barbeque joint promises to satisfy even the most discerning palate. Their combo meals are a great way to go if you would like to sample a variety of their amazing offerings or are simply sporting a ravenous appetite. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que also serves up a selection of sandwiches and burgers that are just as delicious, and an impressive beer selection as well. With its live music performances, lively bar and delicious food, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que boasts an eclectic clientèle that continues to grow.

246 West Willow Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

»The Mission

Housed within what was once a 19th-century church, the Mission boasts a bewitching and whimsical ambiance. The restaurant offers diners a seasonal menu composed of Mexican favorites like tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas and burritos, served with hearty portions of delicious fillings and house made salsas, alongside tapas style appetizers and amazing entrées. Add a soup, salad and one of their exotic beverages for a meal that is rife with Latin American flavors and spice. The Mission also offers an impressive variety of vegetarian options and even a special menu for kids, ensuring that there is something for everyone.

304 East Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202


BitterSweet is a lovely wine bar and a dessert place lying in Syracuse, New York. This elegant and sophisticated place with the lovely decor is a great setting for an evening out with friends or a romantic date. The death by chocolate, peanut butter dream and the chocolate chip cookie are the must-haves. Lay back and unwind with a glass of Malbec and let this charming place set you in a good mood.

121 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

»Strong Hearts Cafe

Strong Hearts Cafe is located in the city center of Syracuse. Besides being a haven for vegans, the area is often visited by health conscious people too. This cafe is owned by Nick Ryan and Joel Capolongo, who themselves have adopted a vegan diet. The cafe offers many vegan, health-friendly and raw food options. Despite their healthy focus, the first and foremost aspiration is to offer delicious and crave-worthy menu consisting of soups, lunch, baked food, sandwiches, coffees and milkshakes. In a wonderful environment, it offers a sense of enormous spaciousness and a comfortable dining experience. Check the website for more insight. 

719 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

»La Taqueria

La Taqueria is a simple, no-fuss Mexican restaurant that serves up a selection of tacos, quesadillas and burritos that are made-to-order. The portions are generous enough to satisfy even the most voracious appetites, and heaped with delicious ingredients without being overwhelming. The restaurant also offers a variety of refreshingly healthy options and tasty sides. If you find yourself struck by a case of the midnight munchies then don't fret, as La Taqueria is open until 3a. Although simple and definitely not fancy, the food served here is tasty and satisfying.

409 South Clinton Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

»Empire Brewing Company

Empire Brewing Company has bagged multiple awards for both its outstanding brews and the eco-friendly methods of production. Numerous publications have proclaimed it as one of the best microbreweries in the country. The interiors are contemporary and feature industrial components like pipes, while a transparent glass partition reveals the stainless steel and copper machinery used for brewing. Chefs cook in an open kitchen and offer dishes like Lobster Bisque, Blue Corn Bread, Beer Muscles and Nacho Fondue. The nationally-famous beers include Empire Cream Ale, Downtown Brown Maple Porter, Summer Ale and White Aphro, each with its distinct texture, flavor, color and aroma. This brewpub also regularly hosts live music events; check the website for the detailed schedule.

120 Walton Street
Syracuse, NY 13202


Started out as a breadcraft bakery, this lovely restaurant serves delicious Italian cuisine along with their well crafted breads. Resting in the city of Syracuse, New York, this restaurant offers delectable pastas and salad platters as well as great pizzas and specials for dinner. Dishes are created from the freshest ingredients. Also having a delightful wine and beverage menu, this restaurant ensures great meals at affordable prices.

311 South Franklin Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

»Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass has been a landmark on the downtown Syracuse dining scene for over two decades. Owners, Max and Pook Chutinthranond welcome guests to sample award-winning Pacific Rim Thai cuisine that look as great as they taste. Picture-perfect presentation and an innovative culinary style are the norm here. Classics on the menu include Shrimp Dumplings, Spring Rolls, Pad Thai, Prig Pow and Massaman Curry. Dine in their elegant dining room with a bottle from their international wine selection.

238 West Jefferson Street
Syracuse, NY 13202


Featuring contemporary, modern décor, the true show-stopper at Sakana-Ya is the conveyor belt sushi bar. This novel concept, popular in Japan is still quite uncommon in Syracuse. It offers diners a unique experience to try out what Kaiten Sushi is all about. Serving up a delicious selection and variations of fresh sushi and sashimi, there is also a nice choice of beer and sake to choose from. Perfect for a quick lunch, Sakana-Ya offers great lunch time and weekly special priced menus, ,making for a nice meal that won't hurt your budget. If you have a healthy appetite and love sushi, their AYCE Wednesdays are a good option. For the latest specials, check out their website.

215 Walton Street
Syracuse, NY 13202


Samrat is a simple, family-owned restaurant that serves up a selection of authentic Indian dishes. The restaurant is best known for its amazing lunch buffet; priced at just USD9, it is the best way to sample a variety of the delicacies on offer. Their curries are rich, flavorsome and spicy, without being overwhelming, and their naans are served hot and fresh. While the lamb and chicken dishes are especially scrumptious, vegetarian options like the vegetable korma and dal tadka are just as delicious and would please even avid meat-eaters. Located as it is just a short walk away from the Syracuse University campus, on the third floor of the building, Samrat is popular amongst not only students, but locals and visitors as well.

701 South Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210

»Chipotle Mexican Grill

If you're in the mood for some Mexican fare, Chipotle Mexican Grill is a good place to check out. With multiple locations across the country, this chain is known for its fast, fresh food and relaxed laid-back vibe. Popular with families, office goers as well as youngsters, the restaurant attracts a diverse crowd. With a great happy hour menu, it's a good place to stop by for an after work drink and a meal. Choose from their wide variety of tasty tacos, filling burritos, enchiladas, meal bowls, salads, soups and more. Generous portions and tasty dishes ensures a loyal clientèle. You can even order your meal online or get it to-go, perfect for a busy professional. The nice array of beers and drinks, including their signature margaritas are a great accompaniment to your meal.

129 Marshall Street
Syracuse, NY 13210


If you find yourself craving a homemade Italian meal, then Dominick's is just the place for you, Since its establishment in 1980, the restaurant has been offering its guests, delicious Italian dishes, served in portions that are generous enough to share. From their pastas and pizzas, to their chicken, veal and seafood specialties, every dish is prepared using fresh ingredients and recipes that have been passed down for generations. Their meatballs, bread, sauces, pizza dough, salad dressings and desserts are all prepared in house and by hand, to create a meal that is packed with homemade goodness and flavor.

1370 Burnet Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13206
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