Founded in 1899, The Krebs is a historic fine dining restaurant located in the beautiful little lake town of Skaneateles in New York State’s idyllic Finger Lakes Region. The Krebs takes a modern approach to classic techniques, resulting in an American fare that is familiar and exciting. From the expert service to the execution of cuisine accompanied by the scrupulously sourced wines in the finest stemware available, all efforts have been made to create an experience to remember. The Krebs is proud to source much of its menu locally, supporting both local farmers and Finger Lakes wineries.
The Krebs holds the distinctions of “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator and Open Table Diner’s Choice Awards year after year for service and dining, among other accolades.
All net profits are donated to women and children’s charities of Central New York.
The Krebs stood as a testament to old-school fine dining from 1899 to 2010 when it closed after the death of longtime co-owner Jan Loveless. It hosted the elite, including presidents from both Roosevelts to Clinton and specialized in traditional and highly ritualized seven-course dinners, featuring heavyweight dishes like prime rib and a famous rendition of Lobster Newberg.
The Krebs was founded by Fred and Cora Krebs in the summer of 1899, when the couple began serving meals to neighbors. In the Genesee Valley running through the heart of upstate New York, a lovely town called Skaneateles was the perfect setting for them to open up their summer cottage as a place to eat for people willing to travel to the quaint lakeside village.
The Krebs became one of the most frequented and widely known places of its kind in the United States. Skaneateles history suggests a walk through the main thoroughfare during the peak of summer would find a hundred or more cars parked with license plates from over 30 different states from folks just eating at The Krebs. Fred and Cora discovered early in their career that advertising would not bring diners. The Krebs focused solely on serving old-fashioned food, meticulously prepared and bountifully served in a homelike ambiance.
The restaurant passed through three generations of the Krebs family before it was closed and sold to Adam and Kim Weitsman, whose mission is to return The Krebs to its original glory while giving back to the community.