Anti Noise Pollution League, Quiet Dining Recommendations
Travelling to Western New York? It is a beautiful drive along I-90 East to Syracuse. Stop to shop in Rochester or go south to visit the Finger Lakes district along the way. Get back on I-90 East and take exit 35 to highway 298 south, to the traffic cirle. Go around the circle until you see the exit for Collamer Road. There are plenty of nice Hotels in the area such as the Double Tree and the Hampton Inn. Right across from the Hampton Inn is the Green Onion in a beautifully converted old home that was built in 1840. The atmosphere can get busy but only soft music is piped in. The dining room is small but nicely decorated, the food and service is excellent, and the prices are very reasonable. I had my dinner there around 8:30 on a Friday evening just after checking into my room at the Hampton, so I was almost alone excet for 4 other people and a pair of friendly locals in the adjacent lounge/bar. I had a beautiful Greek salad topped with chicken breast, and a light vinagrette. Greek style rice wrapped in vine leaves complimented the dish. It was a very nice and peaceful dining experience. Run by a very dedicated family whose name is Siracuse, like the town but spelled differently. This restaurant is a must if you are in the Syracuse area. Remember Syracuse is the home of the farm team for the Toronto Blue Jays!