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All 239 Ithaca Restaurants

Fineline Bistro

404 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-277-1077
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Ranked #5 of 239 Restaurants in Ithaca
Price range: $0 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

An absolute must for the "experience." Ask for seats along the open-kitchen counter...it's the equivalent of a "chef's table" dinner at many elite restaurants in the city for no additional cost! It's so much fun watching the cooks prepping 5 dishes at a time, bringing food to life.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I love the atmosphere of this comfortable and colorful little restaurant. I ordered the mussels which were delicious and plentiful. My husband ordered the hamburger and he proclaimed it the best he has ever had! You have to understand my husband's favorite meal is a hamburger so he has had hundreds every place we travel to. I had the special... More

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Ithaca, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The food is a terrific blend of comfort foods and craft cuisine with a local focus. The service was excellent; very friendly, engaging, attentive, and warm. However, the initial impression left something to be desired. We arrived as a party of three without a reservation for dinner at 5:30. Every table inside and outside was empty (except for one small... More

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Ithaca, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Fabulous meal at the bar next to the kitchen/grill. Enjoyed seeing the wonderful detailed attention of the chefs. Chipotle Mussels are a refined delicacy. Pomme Frites and pickled vegetables are among their specialties. Add a "fine line" of wine, and you have a spectacular dinner.

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Boulder, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Tucked away, I only noticed this place a few months ago. I've gone twice since then, having the 'steak frites' and the bread pudding dessert both times. I'll definitely have the same thing next time too. It's really fun and interesting to sit at the counter and watch the cooks from just a few feet away.

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Selkirk, NY
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129 reviews 129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This restaurant is located a little off the main street but seemed to be well known by the locals. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Appetizers at our table included crab fritters, vichyssoise, scallops and house smoked salmon. All were pronounced delicious. Entrees included 2 orders of rack of lamb which were devoured quickly, salmon and ahi tuna. The salmon... More

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toronto
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This little bistro tucked away on State Street is a terrific find. My wife and I visited this restaurant on a Wednesday evening and found a full house and after sampling the food it was easy to see why. The menu is varied and current without catering to trends or fashion. The food is well prepared and delicious , top... More

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Wyoming, DE
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The most welcoming and relaxing meal in years. Everything was perfect but casual and comfortable. Adorable surroundings lend to the fresh and innovative recipes by the chef and pastry chef. Ask for Spencer as your waiter if he is available... any waiter that can help you decide when you are stuck between 2 unrelated dishes is tops in my books!

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Manlius, NY
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This delightfully witty and inventive bistro is tucked into a quiet neighborhood on West State Street, well apart from the hubbub of downtown Ithaca. A recent warm summer evening found me dining with my sister at an outside table where we enjoyed the ambiance of a tree-lined street with only occasional traffic. The meal began with a tastebud-shaking plate of... More

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Dryden, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A bit pricey, but excellently prepared, tasty food. Upscale dining with a good wine list. Part of the food to table movement. Would recommend eating there.

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Additional Information about Fineline Bistro

Address: 404 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone Number: 607-277-1077
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
Cuisine: Bistro

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