Stonecat Cafe for dinner. The reviews on Yelp and Urbanspoon were pretty darn favorable, so we took the advice to make reservations. Ours were for Friday evening. We were staying in Ithaca that night and it was about a 40 minute drive to Hector, NY. So it's a bit out of the way. It seemed pretty darn far as we were driving because of the twisty, rural roads with no traffic.
We eventually arrived. There's a fantastic view of the lake, but sadly, aside form not being seated near the window, it's the time of year when the sun sets earlier and earlier so it was dark by the time we were dining. Stonecat Cafe is wheelchair accessible, but once inside, there is a pretty steep ramp to get up to the dining area.
We didn't order wine or cocktails, just iced teas. We started with a salad:
Stonecat Cafe is a casual, relaxed place for a meal. The food is quite good and I like that they use a lot of local ingredients and change the menu frequently. Our server was friendly and happy to answer questions but at times we felt service was a wee bit slow. SP's iced tea refills were quite slow so it's a good thing there was a carafe of water on the table. It was crowded, so definitely make a reservation.