Farmer’s Creekside Tavern & Inn of LeRoy, less than an hour from Buffalo and only 30 minutes from Rochester, is the perfect getaway for any occasion, from a fantastic evening out to an unforgettable overnight stay. Weathering the pandemic and experiencing a shift in management, Creekside has re-emerged as Western New York’s contemporary fine dining destination. With a gorgeous patio overlooking the falls on Oatka Creek, live music in warm weather and dining igloos in the winter, Creekside offers exceptional experiences year-round.
Moving beyond more restrictive fine dining, Creekside has embraced the entire culinary experience and a more family-friendly atmosphere. Its award-winning wine program features prominent and local wines as well as very rare and very boutique style wine. A very fine collection of bourbons fills a five-page list, and a changing bevy of seasonal cocktails are crafted with house-made simple syrups and other in-house ingredients.
In fact, everything the Creekside restaurant serves is homemade, including breads, rolls, pastas, pastries, and hand-cut French fries. Owner Sarah Farmer credits Creekside’s popular menu to both talented head chef Rob Derin and the entire Creekside team. “We have an amazing team here – a truly collaborative environment. Everyone has a voice and believes in what we are doing. We do everything together from, overcoming challenges to naming new cocktails!”
Creekside’s location is also ideal. “Both during the height of the pandemic and now, people are looking to get out and drive. Our expansive indoor dining space, as well as our outdoor dining and bar, allows people to get away and enjoy a night out in comfort and safety.”
Creekside even went so far as to be the area’s first restaurant to offer outdoor igloo dining to its patrons. “We practically have a PhD in igloos now!”
Whether guests are looking for an overnight or staying in town for the weekend, Creekside’s Inn offers five beautiful, meticulously clean suites. Its exquisite honeymoon suite overlooks the falls. All include high-end amenities such as luxurious bedding, comfortable robes, heated floors, and a farm to table, homemade continental breakfast. Sliced fruit, cold brewed coffee, fresh squeezed juice, homemade granola, yogurt parfaits, and breakfast pastries are delivered directly to each room!
Guests are drawn to stay at the Creekside Tavern & Inn for a variety of reasons, from local festivals to precious memories. Oatka Fest continues to draw many visitors to LeRoy. This year, Kettle & Friends will be playing at Creekside on Saturday from 12:30-4:00pm, and all are invited to stop in and enjoy drinks and delicious dishes next to the falls.
Still, one of the privileges that Farmer enjoys best of all is when guests return to celebrate their memories at Creekside. “Our building is 200 years old. Many personal memories are attached to it. We had a woman who got engaged here before it was even Creekside return with her husband to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary here. We truly care about these experiences.”
Creekside is Growing!
With a vision of becoming an all-inclusive venue for weddings, anniversaries, and other occasions, owner Sarah Farmer, who continues to be active in real estate development, is continuing to invest in LeRoy’s Main Street community. Having purchased the LeRoy National Bank building, Farmer is reinventing the structure as an event space and ballroom. The space will feature five suites for overnight guests, instantly doubling Creekside’s occupancy.
“Our newest building will feature a Broadway-style grand ballroom, and the bank vault will transform into a very high-end bar called The Vault. A huge professional kitchen and a slew of rental packages for event materials stored in the basement will complete the space. The bank space is the final piece to the puzzle in our vision for a boutique style restaurant and event space. It will be able to accommodate up to 150 guests and sleep 14. Guests can bring in their own caterers, rent the event package they need, and when the event is complete, they can simply pack everything back into storage!”
Farmer sees uses for her new building beyond Creekside events. “I envision this as an event space for the community, whether that be for a concert, a student art gallery, or banquets. Community involvement is very important to us!”
1 Main Street, LeRoy
Located on the banks of the Oatka Creek in LeRoy, NY. 3 miles off I-90 Exit 47 & I-490, Exit 1
585.768.6007 // farmerscreekside.com
Open Thursday through Sunday