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Fineline Bistro

404 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-277-1077
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Ranked #9 of 237 restaurants in Ithaca
Price range: $0 - $40
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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87% Recommend
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English first
toronto
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 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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Portland, Oregon, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I loved my seasonal linguini with ramps and bacon. Everyone enjoyed their food, and the desserts were good - I had an exotic chocolate chipotle torte - very good and surprising.

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Ithaca, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Great menu, awesome service, spectacular food! The wine list is great, the beer list includes local microbrews, some food on the menu is locally sourced, when available. We love this place!

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Montreal
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184 reviews 184 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Went on Sat. night. reservation at 630, seated immediately. Tasty marinated cauliflower complimentary amuse guele. Friendly staff. Dietary restriction respected. salad served quickly, tasty. Wine list reasonably priced. Rrstaurant busy and kitchen overwhelmed, long wait for mains. Steak frites tasty, fries hand cut, steak a little thin but cooked to order and well sauced. tasty homemade ketchup, aioli. Colorado Lamb... More

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Ithaca, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Fineline Bistro has the most inventive cooking in the area. The service is also excellent. The wine list could be a bit more expansive but there is a nice representation of local as well as wines from other parts of the world. Corkage fee is only $10 so no excuse if you want to bring your own. We live in... More

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I'm a local and I've never been here until last night! The menu is just right for all diners. There are small plates, and some entrees that can be ordered either small or entree sized. The Pommes Frites are just perfectly cooked! I had the mussels in a chipotle broth. It wasn't too spicy, just perfectly seasoned. My friends had... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Took my girlfriend here for Valentine's day and we both got the steak dinner. We got out steaks medium rare, and they were cooked perfectly and delicious. The frites were perfect and dessert did not disappoint. Food here is some of the best I have had in Ithaca

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