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Bistro 223

223 W Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-2912
607-732-0102
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Ranked #21 of 96 Restaurants in Elmira
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, International
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- Aug 30, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
valley stream
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Towanda, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Just had lunch at the Bistro and enjoyed it immensely. Max was a great host and even posponed his afternoon fishing trip to cook and wait on us. As an added treat he gave us some great tasting homemade ice cream on the house. Will be returning soon. Chevy and the teacher

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

Delicious - every single meal. Max loves to cook and gives care to each customer as if you were a guest in his home.

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