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Charlie's Cafe

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205 Hoffman Street, Elmira, NY 14905
(607) 734-1173
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Neighborhood Spot

A nice place to meet friends for a light dinner and cocktails. A pleasant staff and interesting menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Robin W
Elmira, New York
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DeWitt, New York
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first time but we were accompanied by a local of 45 years and her recommendation was right on! Stopped for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and had excellent service, partly because it was not too busy. There are a variety of rooms to serve parties of all sizes and a bar. We ordered the Reuben, Spicy Thai Chicken Salad... More 

Thank S J G
Elmira, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My friend and I went there for appetizers and drinks. They were all excellent. Nice atmosphere, food great, the bartender(can't remember his name) made one of the best martini's I have ever had. I am going back.

Thank Vacation712
Elmira, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

A nice place to meet friends for a light dinner and cocktails. A pleasant staff and interesting menu.

Thank Robin W
Elmira, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This was the best pasta bar we've ever been to. The wait staff was amazing and the food was fresh.Can't wait to visit next week!

Thank joey l
Northeast US
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Attention to creating a great place to enjoy a meal is evident by the decor at Charlie's Cafe. It's fun, elegant, roomy. Each room has a different feel, yet somehow it's all a cohesive melange. Our server, Cassie, was attentive yet not intrusive. It was fun to watch other diners enjoying the relaxed atmosphere as well as a good meal.... More 

Thank QueenRavena
Massena, New York
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We enjoyed this place because of the atmosphere and the food. Servers were a little standoffish but it didn't ruin our meal if you know what I mean. We would still go back. It's a little pricey but well worth it if you what a fine dining meal.

Thank Bunny V
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Love Charlie's Cafe! Not only is the food amazing, the entire dining experience is always fantastic! The wait staff is friendly and professional. We always receive the best service and delicious meals. Charlie's is always my #1 recommendation to my out of town friends and clients. And don't miss Michaels's special martini and Cosmo creations!!!!!

Thank Mariescaro
Horseheads, New York
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

90 minutes, and no meal!!! We had reservations for 5:45 and arrived promptly. We were pleasantly greeted and seated. Our waitress was prompt in taking our order, and we had our drinks and salads within 15 minutes. At 6:30 (after 90 minutes) we told our waitress we had a play to go to, and needed to leave at 7:15 (in... More 

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Upstate New York
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

3rd owner in last 10 years..... Use to like eating here.... Long wait for food... Staff bored and inattentive Moving on to new establishments....

Thank Krav1
South Florida
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A group of us ate here while in town for the Wineglass Marathon. We arrived pretty late in the service but the staff was more than welcoming to our party. My squash ravioli were wonderful and all the meals ordered in our group were good. Even though we closed the restaurant the staff never made us feel rushed.

Thank SouthFloridaPeg

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 Hoffman Street, Elmira, NY 14905
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: (607) 734-1173

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?