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171 Jerusalem Hill Rd, Elmira, NY 14901-9583
607-732-6728
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Hill Top Inn is a regional destination, known for world class service...
Hill Top Inn is a regional destination, known for world class service, quality food, and a unique venue that provides a warm, friendly environment for any type of event, from a casual dinner for two to a gala event.
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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a Trip; Spectacular View

Had a holiday dinner here on July 3 with 92-year-old mother and five others. We were welcomed and seated promptly in the rather cavernous dining room. The waitress told us as soon as she came for the drink orders that one of the night's specials was limited. Because of this, we were able to ask the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
SEAsiaVeteran
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Grantham, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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Elmira, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was there on July 11th for a birthday dinner and that visit may well have been one of my favorite restaurant experiences so far. We were promptly seated by a very sweet hostess and our wait staff came over right away and introduced themselves and brought us menus and the wine list. I was impressed that we not only... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Attracted to this restaurant by good reviews. Not sure why. Service was spotty at best. They kept changing servers and it was difficult to get the attention of anyone. The menu was limited and the food quality was mediocre. The view was as described. Restaurant seemed to be surviving by their past reputation. Decor was early 50's. Not recommended and... More 

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Grantham, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Had a holiday dinner here on July 3 with 92-year-old mother and five others. We were welcomed and seated promptly in the rather cavernous dining room. The waitress told us as soon as she came for the drink orders that one of the night's specials was limited. Because of this, we were able to ask the kitchen to "hold" three... More 

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Corning, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A most picturesque location. On a hill with, based on the season, outstanding views. The menu and food are generally good. This restaurant also does have at least occasional regular entertainment which adds to the total experience.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

After reading several reviews on Trip Advisor we decided to go to this lovely place. When we got there we were anticipating a delightful dinner since the place was packed on a Wednesday night. Our first mistake was not sitting outside where the view over the valley was great. So I blame us for that one. Our server was very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Stopped in at the Hill Top because my wife heard it had such great food. One would think with the average price of a meal being over $22.00, that it would be more of a fine dining establishment. The waiters/waitresses wear green T-shirts that say Hill Top Inn, and one server wore Carhart pants. The waitress over poured my beer... More 

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mpsseahawk, Owner at Hill Top Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry you didn't enjoy your experience here at Hill Top Inn. As the owner, I did stop by to check on your meals and did replace the au jus for you. A true au jus does use pan drippings as a base which is what we did serve you originally. As you did not prefer that, I... More 

Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We got married at Hill Top and have many fond memories of that beautiful day. When we're in town, we make sure to go back! A few weeks ago we went back to celebrate our 7th anniversary and it was still as delicious and memorable as always. We had the horseradish Salmon and Lamb Chops with panzanella salad... all fresh... More 

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Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

During a recent business trip to our plant in Elmira my work friends had taken us to this fine dinning establishment. The Delmonico Steak was delicious, done to perfection. The view from the outside deck was great as the sun set over Elmira. I highly recommend stopping bu if you are ever in the area. Thanks Steve.

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Elmira, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Hilltop Inn on Jerusalem Hill in Elmira, NY has it all. It's been in the Michael (current owner/operator) Sullivan family for decades. It has a breathtaking view of the Chemung Valley, it offers a variety of seating options AND the food is incredible. My favorite, the langoustinos and their house special, the au gratin potatoes, are to "live for".... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I like this place. It has everything I look for in a restaurant; good food, good service in a great atmosphere and appropriate prices. What I don't look for in a restaurant is for it to be something it's not. Hill Top Inn is not a modern, experimental restaurant where the food is served as an sculpture in the middle... More 

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Additional Information about Hill Top Inn

Address: 171 Jerusalem Hill Rd, Elmira, NY 14901-9583
Phone Number: 607-732-6728
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 35
Cuisine: Italian, American, Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 171 Jerusalem Hill Rd, Elmira, NY 14901-9583
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: 607-732-6728

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view

Description

Hill Top Inn is a regional destination, known for world class service, quality food, and a unique venue that provides a warm, friendly environment for any type of event, from a casual dinner for two to a gala event.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?