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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 - 1:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
French treat in Binghamton

My wife and I were looking for a new computer at Red Barn Computers on Pine Street in Binghamton and across the way is Tranquil Bar and Bistro. We decided to have dinner there. A smaller establishment, one room divided by a half wall between the bar and resturant. We were asked by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
yeshossyem57
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Apalachin, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Leonia, New Jersey
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

It's not easy to find distinguished food in Binghamton but Tranquil has made its mark and with aplomb. We were a group of four so we tried many different appetizers and entrees. Everything was perfection. True perfection. The chef deserves a hats off. The baked Brie is incredible ... We ordered seconds!! The salads are refreshingly light. I had the... More 

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Apalachin, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a new computer at Red Barn Computers on Pine Street in Binghamton and across the way is Tranquil Bar and Bistro. We decided to have dinner there. A smaller establishment, one room divided by a half wall between the bar and resturant. We were asked by the hostest/wait person to choose our own... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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
2 reviews
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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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NY
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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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USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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61 restaurant reviews
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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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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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?