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Bistro 223

American, International, Contemporary
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223 W Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-2912
607-732-0102
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Local hidden restaurant

You almost have to be walking right by to see it. We had tried to stop by a few months ago but they were closed for renovations. We had stopped by for desert on a Friday night as we saw cinnamon ice cream on the menu specials. The owner is a very nice man. His help called in sick for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
jordanrwallace
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Millerton, Pennsylvania
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This used to be a place were you could get interesting food that was well prepared with fresh food and gracious service. Don't know where they lost it, but none of the above could be said. Staff is intrusive and seems either nuts or drugged. The food is inconsistent at best and the ambiance is definitely shabby and getting shabbier.... More 

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Millerton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You almost have to be walking right by to see it. We had tried to stop by a few months ago but they were closed for renovations. We had stopped by for desert on a Friday night as we saw cinnamon ice cream on the menu specials. The owner is a very nice man. His help called in sick for... More 

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valley stream
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I read the rave reviews on Yelp so my wife and I decided to give it a try. We are from Metro NYC and let me tell you, this place is amazing! The food has a Middle Eastern spin at from the moment I tasted the Lentil Soup I knew we found a winner! We keep on saying we wish... More 

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new york state
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

GUESS WHAT? The place is CLOSED The place is CLOSED The place is CLOSED Had to meet the 100 character minimum

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Troy, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Sign in the doorway said "temporarily closed". We chose it based on the reviews from this site. We were really looking forward to,it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Great place to have a nice lunch with a nice view, love the decoration and what I order was good and a good size plate!

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Florida, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Tried the Bistro 223 tonight. Two vegans and one meat eater and we were excited for a place that had options for all of us. We got there around 5:15 or so and some guy at the bar told us to have seat, the owner would be right back. I think he may have been the only one there at... More 

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Elmira, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I stop at least once a week. It is quiet. Relaxing Chemung River view. Slow passed. Nice cuisine. Easy on off Exit I-86 Water Street EXIT Elmira, NY Street Parking ENTERTAINMENT district.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The owner/chef/manager is a very interesting man and we were glad to have the opportunity to have a meal in his establishment. It is the sort of encounter that makes traveling fun. We had a little trouble locating the place although it is right on the river in the center of town. We didn't know the east/west address system but... More 

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Columbus. Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

My colleague and I were recently referred to Bistro 223 by someone in Lewisburg, PA. [The staff at the Elmira Holiday Inn had no idea where the restaurant was...but it's easy to find.] What a delightful surprise! It's small, with a combination Mediterranean and Indian dishes that are beautifully presented and flavorful. The place serves hearty glasses of wine and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 223 W Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-2912
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: 607-732-0102

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International, Contemporary

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