Seasonal dishes & desserts crafted from local ingredients in a low-key setting with an open kitchen.
This has been one our favorite spots for special occasions (or just a delicious date night) for years, and now under new ownership the future is looking very, very bright! A lot still feels the same, the casual elegance, locally sourced ingredients and helpful, friendly staff. However the menu has been reimagined and updated with a new chef at the helm. We enjoyed an amazing four course meal for my wife's birthday last night and it was one of the best we've ever had there, or elsewhere for that matter. Each dish we tried was creative and expertly executed. A delicious adventure for the senses, can't wait to go back and try the rest of Chef Matt's new menu. If you've never been, it's well worth the short trip to trumansburg and if you're a long time fan you surely won't be disappointed!
My partner and I had the most wonderful experience on Saturday night! The food was absolutely delicious, we shared a mushroom, egg and cauliflower small plate, continued by the fluke and squash risotto which were all outstanding. Definitely order the espresso ice cream stoop waffle! It was the best meal I had have in a while. Unfortunately, the restaurants’ systems were down and our ticket got lost so our food was very delayed but they made up for by comping our mains and offered exceptional customer service. I would absolutely dine here again and recommend to anyone that is visiting the area.
The food was quite experimental but it only worked for about half of the meals. We first had the appetizers which I’d say were the culinary highlight. Three different ones that all turned out quite good. The entrees were quite underwhelming. The pasta menu was quite bland and flavourless and had a very unnatural red colour. The burger was alright even though I’m not a fan of the cheese they used on it, and it was also pretty empty and bland. The fries were burned and basically inedible. The scallops were over cooked and too salted. The chefs menu was a chicken with some sauce and risotto. That meal was quite good and had some interesting flavours. The desserts were excellent except for the lemon ice cream, which tasted more like an entree sauce. Service was pretty descent.
First day under a new chief; the sour bread & butter was delicious (bread was crunchy but not hard, the butter had a hint of sour that was wonderful with the bread) and we got corn fritters for an app (crunch but not oily, great) and for dinner I had a squash/arugula/fried bread/puréed potatoes smaller dish (was a cold salad, not sure how I felt about the potatoes underneath the salad they were like runny unflavored mashed potatoes) and my husband got the fish (fish was great, chickpeas were a bit crunchier than he liked and more tomato and olives would’ve been good). I’m sure this place is going to be a 5 star after they’ve had some time with the new team. Atmosphere was amazing though and our waitress was great!
We have been going to Hazelnut Kitchen for a long time, and have always had a really great experience. Last night was no exception, and despite changes (to ownership, chef and menu), we had an amazing meal and wonderful service. The charred broccolini, corn fritters, homemade pasta dish and pork schnitzel were all amazing, carefully made, and had layers of flavors. Our servers were wonderful and we finished the night splitting the recommended "stroopwafel" with coffee. A perfect meal! Thank you Hazelnut, we will be back!
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