Ithaca, with its two colleges and divergent  lifestyles, has many
varied and wonderful restaurants.  We have three favorites.
The Boatyard Grill is located on the water in downtown
Ithaca.  It is one of those restaurants where you will not
mind waiting for a table.  
The John Thomas Steak House, near
Ithaca College, is a special occasion restaurant.  It is the one
place where we can spend well over $100 for dinner for two,
and not mind.  
The Antlers is a country inn that is on the other
side of Ithaca.  So cozy and beautiful, it is always worth the
extra few minutes.

Corning is the shortest drive of the 3 nearby cities.  Market
Street was rebuilt after the 1972 flood and is a wonderful
shopping street with many special restaurants on the street or
within short walking distance.  The
Cafe London has been a
special stop for years.  
The Market Street Brewing Company
creates great beer, has a fantastic eclectic menu with great
outdoor seating.  Market Street's newest restaurant,
Tony R's Seafood and Steakhouse, is housed in an old bank.  
They have a private room in the bank's vault, and great food.  
For those of you who shop at
Wegman's Markets, there is
one at the beginning of the street.  Yes,  it includes a very
special dining area.
Rosemary's Legacy is also centered (click on The Village and Area
Attractions) within short driving distance of some very fine Finger Lakes

But if driving 20 to 30 minutes is not what you have in mind, or if
leaving the lovely confines of
Rosemary's Legacy is not what you
want to do,
you may want to consider
Table for Two catering.  
This (very) local catering concern can prepare for you a sumptuous
breakfast, a light (or heavy) lunch, a five star dinner or a cook-out
by the pool.  It is best to make those plans when you are booking
your stay, but "last minute" is sometimes possible.

Rosemary's Legacy is not yet a Bed & Breakfast.  If you are
interested in breakfast,
Table for Two can save you the hassle of
getting up, getting dressed and driving down the street.  Maryalie
calls it "eating in your jammies."  Hot coffee or tea, fruit juice,
freshly baked muffins or biscuits, freshly cut fruit, and our entree of
the day (quiches, omelettes, frittatas, French toast, pancakes, or
waffles) are available for $25 for two.  Let us know when making
your reservation or at check-in.

Rosemary's Legacy also has specially planned
Packages and Excursions.
Each includes two gourmet breakfasts and
one very special dining experience.

After a very short walk down the street, you will find  the Falls Motel Lounge.
This rustic, former stable has a wonderful selection of New York State wines
and a tasty snack, sandwich and dinner menu.  Friday night fish fry, at the
Lounge, is a frequent stop of ours.
Within five minutes of
Rosemary's Legacy are several other fine area
Classic Chef's in Montour Falls and Savard's in Watkins Glen are two
wonderful family stops.  Also in Watkins Glen, you can find, in the center of
town, the area's finest Italian cuisine at
Jerlando's.  The rustic and charming
Seneca Lodge, and the unique Rooster Fish Brewing Company & Wildflower
Café  are also  popular stops in Watkins Glen.
Glenora, Red Newt, and Stone Cat are winery restaurants also a
short drive away.

The Arnot Mall shopping area (a 20 minute drive) host these national chains:
Ruby Tuesday, Applebees, Chili's, Friday's, Red Lobster,
Olive Garden, and the Outback Steakhouse.

Just a few minutes from there is an Elmira landmar krestaurant.
Moretti's has the best steaks that we have ever eaten and we
have eaten steaks all over the country.
Grocery Service
For our extended stay guests, for the cost of the
groceries plus a $25 handling fee, we can have the
house stocked with groceries for you.  
E-mail us your grocery list with brands
and sizes and we will travel to Wegman's,
in Corning, and do your shopping before you arrive.