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302 Vine St, Liverpool, NY 13088-5167
+1 315-457-6358
11:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome open steak sandwich. Would definitely have it again. Service needs a little work but not too bad.

Thank william d
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The retreat has a great atmosphere, fantastic outdoor seating with an outdoor bar! The food was terrific and the service was great!

Thank Molly S
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Went with a few friends for a get together. It was busy on a Friday and there were 4 of us. Our waitress seemed stressed out a bit. Seeing it was busy it was understandable. Our apps took about 20 min to come out. I ordered a fish special that was over rice and had a cream sauce with red... More 

Thank FoodWise911
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We visited on Sunday and I was expecting to order my "go to" sandwich, the John's Revenge. However, our terrific waitress Sara showed us the specials menu and recommended the sauerbraten. Sara didn't let us down. We've been searching for a great sauerbraten since the Gruens days and now we have found it. Highly recommended but leave some for me.

Thank Bill P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Great Food.......Kool bar!.....every time I am in town I eat here! Reasonably priced and healthy portions.......try the Utica Greens!

Thank ikeman864
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Have been here for dinner 4 or 5 times, when staying in the area, and have never been disappointed with the food. During our most recent visit, they had a 4-course dinner special for $22 that included a choice of 4 appetizers + soup or salad + choice of 6 entrees + choice of 2 desserts. How could we not... More 

Thank GoGetter0719
rochester new york
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

With temps in the 60s, we were able to dine on the outdoor deck in late February! Our food was excellent and the atmosphere was unbelievable for winter. Loved it.

Thank snowrefugees
Syracuse, New York
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I've only been to the Retreat 3 times, all for lunch, and this place has SO MANY SANDWICHES to pick from at AWESOME PRICES! For my Watertown peeps, this place reminds me of The Fairground Inn... they do offer a lot more on the menu so I don't want to label them a sandwich joint. Plenty of parking, fast service,... More 

Thank PorkDiddy98
Liverpool, New York
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Solid local joint. I especially like the johns revenge sandwich. We go about twice a month We recommend it often

Thank Carlwasher
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I've never had a terrible meal here. The John's revenge and black and blue burgers are my favorites. My friends like the pretzel which. Will always return to this place of tradition, village feel and quality.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 Vine St, Liverpool, NY 13088-5167
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +1 315-457-6358

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?