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“Culinary Adventure - Like visiting a secret place in Tuscany or Provence”

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2011 on

Tired of the familiar? Tired of the average? Niles Gourmet is one of the greatest culinary experiences we've ever had. It is as close to "stumbling" upon a gourmet experience in Tuscany or Provence that you can have in America. The food at Niles is choice in every way; in its selection (fresh, organic) to its preparation (wood fired oven), and especially its formulation (combinations of flavors that are out of this world). After living in New York City, Seattle, and Philadelphia, we thought we'd experienced all the best dining America had to offer. Not so. Niles Gourmet is an unorthodox culinary experience. The service is, well, unorthodox, and the food is absolutely astonishing. Plan on spending 2-3 hours. Plan on studying the menu board. Plan on an authentic rustic setting. Plan on service that feels like visiting family, instead of disingenuous and phony "attendance."

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 starsValue (Five Stars)
    • 4 of 5 starsService (Four Stars)

And here is what the local media are saying about Niles Gourmet

Call soon for reservations because our seating is limited....


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Natural Food Merchandiser's Magazine
June 2011





by Lisa Marshall

When proprietors Eric and Sandie Becker describe their Niles, NY based Niles Gourmet Country Market and Bistro as a "very hands-on" operation, they really mean it.

On Mondays and Tuesdays the two climb into their SUV and cruise the bucolic, rolling hills of central New York, collecting organic produce, bison and elk meat, honey, wine and soap from farmers artisans they know on a first-name basis.

Sandie cooks everything fresh to order. Eric waits tables and runs the register. Sound daunting?  Absolutely, say the Beckers, who employ no outside help. But almost five years after opening their wholly unconventional business in what visitors often refer to as the "middle of nowhere" New York, their hard work is paying off with rave reviews, celebrity regulars and a cult following of tourists who make the trek to savor such delicacies as crab and asparagus tarts; wood-fired elk pizza with homemade ricotta; sweet potato ravioli; or fresh, local ostrich. Once they're done licking their lips, many customers make their way to the cozy market, where they buy specialty ingredients to make their masterpieces at home. 


TV:  YNN Rochester




The Wine Gazette




Sandie and Eric

 EVERYTHING is Organic, Local, Hand Made
Everything is cooked on Wood for the most Unique Flavor
We need you to Understand the Reasons behind reservations, for us means that
with only four tables and customers staying 2-3 hrs. leaves no time and space
for others who would like to come to eat,
so when there is a Cancellation on the same Day
imagine how we feel turning away people who come to the Area just to eat with us.

We feel you are coming to our House for Dinner, unlike a
"Regular Restaurant" please consider this when making your
RESERVATION, Thank-You for Understanding

Prices Range From $10-$30