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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Like Walking in to a Country Inn

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Mick O
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Elmira, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The food was par and the service was very slow. 6 couples, 5 really enjoyed their meals and 3 disliked totally and 4 said it was ok. Expensive, the view was awesome.

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Elmira, New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The bar area and view are quite lovely. However, the large dining room is just a huge room with tabes and no decor! The food is average. Some nights good, others not. Depends on who is in the kitchen I guess. If you go, you go for the view.

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Horseheads, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It's one of those experiences you just don't know where to start! :( It was my husband and my Valentine's dinner that we were looking forward to since it had been an entire year since we had a last date night alone without the kids and it was Valentine's day. I am a local and I know many people go... More 

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

Dear Casey, Thank you so much for visiting us on Valentine's Day. I'm sorry we did not live up to your expectations. For our readers' benefit, I would like to clarify a few items. I would normally offer this in a private email, phone call, or in person, but you chose the venue. We certainly have a right to defend... More 

Washington, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place. This resturant had great food, great severs, the complete resturant gambit. We had s large party for dinner and everyone not only got what they ordered they enjoyed there meal, as well.

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Pine City, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Tuesday is Liver Lover's night at Hill Top, and if you've a hankerin' for liver and bacon and onions, you can't go wrong here. Tender, moist, liver, crispy bacon, seasonal veggies, potatoes, salad, warm rolls...MMM! There's a new chef in the kitchen, and it shows. The presentation and attention to detail are impressive. If you've got any room left, I... More 

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Corning
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
556 helpful votes 556 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A very nice restaurant with fabulous views on a seasonal basis. Friendly service with good food. A traditional location for St. Patrick's Day.

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Elmira, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We met with the family on New Years and Easter to celebrate last year. Someone suggested Hill Top for both occasions since my mother in law loves their grasshoppers (a minty drink). They had a buffet for both holidays and their selections were less than impressive for the price. We paid $22 for the buffet and were offered less than... More 

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

Thank you for your review of Hill Top Inn. I would love to clarify a few items to eliminate confusion if you as a reader decides to join us. We do offer some wonderful holiday buffets on Easter, Mother's Day, and Thanksgiving. Our menu items and pricing are always on our website for you to peruse. If you dine with... More 

Central New York
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our mot recent visit to the Hill Top Inn was for an event. We were seated outside on a beautiful day and enjoyed an outstanding view. The setting was relaxed yet elegant. The dinner was buffet, but the service throughout was excellent. The Bar service was great and a good value, with the owner stepping in to assist to keep... More 

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Millerton, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Called ahead a few hours before dinner. There was a wedding going on but the upstairs dining room was open. Also a birthday party happening so there was a lot going on. A little bit loud but that was okay. There was an older gentleman playing the piano (keyboard). He was amazing. Playing all from memory. We weren't able to... More 

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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 0 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?