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Tranquil Bar and Bistro

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French, European, Wine Bar
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36 Pine Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
+1 607-723-0495
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine dining in Binghamton

I am a NYC 'snob.' What a surprise. Great service. Beautifully prepared food. We were a party of seven. Everyone enjoyed their food. Unfortunately, we won't be returning; my son has graduated from college.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Peter S
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New York
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am a NYC 'snob.' What a surprise. Great service. Beautifully prepared food. We were a party of seven. Everyone enjoyed their food. Unfortunately, we won't be returning; my son has graduated from college.

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Vestal, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I love the relaxed NYC bistro atmosphere, the waiters/waitresses are charming, Loren and Sean are pleasant to talk to, and it is one of my favorite places in town. However, the Tranquil has notes of excellence but it also has some odd lapses. I have had slow-cooked dishes like short ribs that were perfect but then more recently they seem... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Tranquil is a teeny little restaurant near the baseball stadium in downtown Binghamton, which, as many locals might realize, is not the greatest of areas to share a meal. Further, it seems the food can be hit or miss. This was clear when we went with friends for our second visit (first was New Years' Eve, two years ago,) over... More 

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Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Even though this restuarant is off the beaten path, it's terrific. We had our son's graduation dinner here. The food was fabulous. We had the crab cakes and the Thai mussels for appetizers, both delicious. I had french onion soup also excellent. Our entrees, sirloin steak and the cod were very good.

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Binghamton, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This place is awful. The seared sirloin steak is like a piece of chuck roast over cooked. The Penne pasta and bacon dish taste like garbage, as I burp it up. I would avoid this place. Unless your into overpaying for a meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Okay I'm reluctant to review this as it deserves because I don't want to end up standing in line. I don't have time or $ to go to dinner at Tranquil but love their weekend brunches. You can still get dessert! And if you wait till noon you can also get a mimosa. Great omelettes. Amazing maple french toast. Free... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We made reservations through the online system about five days in advance. Upon waiting to get seated we were informed the heat was broke and that it was going to be up and running in about 15-20 minutes...okay so no big deal we could wait a bit. It would have been nice to receive a call or email prior to... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The mixed drinks are superb. The food is quite good but a bit expensive. The French onion soup is excellent. The short rib dinner was about average as the sauce was good but not special. We had a mushroom and spinach appetizer that was good, but could have used many more mushrooms.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

When visiting Binghamton, we are always looking for a great place for a quiet family dinner. Our first visit to Tranquil was five months ago and it showed a lot of promise as a young restaurant that could grow into something really special. So we chose it for a special occasion on a recent Sunday, and made a reservation, although... More 

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Deposit, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

For Restaurant Week in Binghamton three of us visited the Tranquil Bar & Bistro for the first time. We were very pleasantly surprised by the variety and creativity of the French-inspired menu as well as the decor. Between the three of us we sampled the rabbit and pistachio terrine, the duck breast, the salmon filet and an interesting acorn squash... More 

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PineStreet, Owner at Tranquil Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Melissa, Thanks for the review. We have just introduced an updated menu and hope you and your friends will try some of the selections and give us your impressions. Reviews and feedback help us to better satisfy our guests. While at the bistro, be sure to ask your server if there are any specials! We hope you dine with us... More 

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Additional Information about Tranquil Bar and Bistro

Address: 36 Pine Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone Number: +1 607-723-0495
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Binghamton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
Cuisine: French, European, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Pine Street, Binghamton, NY 13901
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Binghamton
  • Phone Number: +1 607-723-0495

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, European, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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