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Brae Loch Inn

Now is the time to enjoy the weather so why not head out to Cazenovia for a great meal?That is exactly what you will find at the renowned Brae Loch Inn located at 5 Albany Street in Cazenovia!  Brae Loch has everything you are looking for, with indoor seating in their cozy upstairs dining room, outdoor seating on their lush green patio, or a spirit at their  traditional old world style pub in the  basement.   With something a little different on each level, Brae Loch is the perfect setting for a romantic and intimate dinner, an evening of great food with friends and family, or even a place to celebrate with a large group.  Brae Loch has the perfect table waiting for you; feel free to skip the wait by making reservations at 315 655-3431 or just drop in as they are open for dinner daily.

Brae Loch has managed to stand the test of time because they have perfected blending what’s new and modern into their traditions and identity.

Brae Loch not only offers delicious cuisine, they also offer a look back into days past.  When the Brae Loch originally opened its doors in 1946 it was not on the shores of Cazenovia Lake, instead it over looked Skaneateles Lake! Four years later the family that opened it, decided to move to picturesque Cazenovia! They bought the Historic William Burr Home, and converted it to an Inn and a Restaurant.  Their family tradition of warm and welcoming service and delicious cuisine is alive and well today, as the Brae Loch in is still owned and operated by the family original family that opened it decades ago (although they have expanded their staff to those they just consider family!) If traditions and flavors that have stood the test of time is appealing then the Brae Loch is your place!

At Brae Loch you can always expect to find culinary selections of creative American cuisine, with a Scottish and French flair. There are things on the menu that you can’t find anywhere else in town! Only at the Brae Loch will you find: Scotch Smoked Salmon, with sliced onions, capers, spicy remoulade and crispy toast points; Haggis, a traditional Scottish delicacy with oats, lamb, liver, onion, drizzled with single malt whiskey baked and served with mashed potatoes, Edinburgh Rack Of Lamb, succulent rack of lamb, glazed in curry mint jelly, encrusted in toasted walnut; or Guinness Steak Pie with Tender beef, carrots & onions in a rich brown gravy and topped with a homemade pastry baked golden brown! Other notable menu items include: Norwegian Salmon, Lazy Man’s Lobster, (a dish full of Maine lobster claw meat, served in melted butter), The Highlander (a tender, choice filet mignon served with a homemade bordelaise sauce), and Duck (roasted half duckling with an orange Teriyaki glaze). They have a menu with something for everyone.  For lighter fare, check out their pub menu. The pub menu boast scrumptious dishes like: Scotch Nachos, with tri-color corn chips topped with seasoned shredded chicken, (or barbequed pork or chicken), queso sergo and cheddar cheeses and served with hot peppers, salsa, and sour cream; Truffle Fries, house cut fries, truffle oil, and sea salt; The Innkeeper’s Choice, with choice strip steak, grilled to your liking and served on crispy bread and topped with onion rings; Auld Reekie Chicken Sandwich, tempura fried chicken breast with a smoky chipotle honey and ranch drizzle; Maine Lobster Grilled Cheese, Applewood bacon, Gruyère and cheddar cheese, roasted tomatoes and served with truffle fries; The Greek Goat Grilled Pizza with (two kinds of Goat Cheese, artichokes, olives, spinach, roasted red peppers, parmesan, and mozzarella); and Barbacoa Taco Bowl (fried flour tortilla bowl filled with pork, black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and lettuce). Be sure to save room for their desserts, they are decadent and exclusive with recipes you absolutely cannot find anywhere else!

You can always expect to find culinary selections of creative American cuisine, with a Scottish and French flair at Brae Loch.

Kyle and I headed to the Brae Loch on a sunny Thursday night and we decided to dine on the grassy patio.  The atmosphere was just perfect with the warm day fading into a calm and pleasant evening. When we decided to sit on the patio we were brought through the main dining area and past a beautiful buffet. Once we were seated we learned that in addition to their typical menu (that is served both inside and out) Brae Loch also boasts a phenomenal Thursday night Surf and Turf Buffet.  We decided it looked too good to pass up! With all you can eat crab cakes, steamed clams, prime rib, roast turkey, smoked salmon, fresh salad, a stunning display of fresh fruit and pasta you absolutely cannot go wrong! The meal was spectacular, the atmosphere was relaxing, and the service was top notch.  I also really loved that the patio is pet friendly so other diners were enjoying their meal with their well-behaved furry friends by their side!

Brae Loch also has live music Fridays and Saturdays all summer long. Swing by, enjoy a drink (maybe a glass of their Scotch because they have the largest selection around!) and listen to great live music.  Brae Loch is the perfect venue for your upcoming event.  They offer a banquet menu that is sure to satisfy your needs; everything from elegant sit-down dinners, to lavish buffets, to sophisticated stations and hors d’oeuvres parties.  They can accommodate parties of 10 to 200! They also offer a full catering menu.  Let the friendly Brae Loch staff bring the same wonderful food and service you have come to enjoy at the restaurant, to the location of your choice. Whether your party is 20 or 400, you can rest assured that they will handle everything!

At Brae Loch you will never be disappointed with the wonderful food and comfortable atmosphere.

Brae Loch has managed to stand the test of time because they have perfected blending what’s new and modern into their traditions and identity. They have succeeded in creating some that is both vintage and on trend!  At Brae Loch you will never be disappointed with the wonderful food and the comfortable atmosphere.  Check out their website for more information at www.braelochinn.com or better yet, stop by Brae Loch in Cazenovia today!

Kerilyn Micale
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Kerilyn E. Micale is a Cicero native.