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Fineline Bistro

404 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-277-1077
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Ranked #10 of 234 restaurants in Ithaca
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Bistro
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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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87% Recommend
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English first
Dryden, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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171 reviews 171 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 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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Bergen, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The restaurant is more than the façade. We have been here several times, in fact each time we have been in Ithaca during the last past years. This place never disappointed us ! Great menu and well executed dishes. Always a pleasure to come back to !

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Chicago
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I think another reviewer said it best - you wish this restaurant was in your town. Also, as mentioned by others, the restaurant does not have much street presence. In fact, while we were parking down the street, I think we were wondering if we had made a mistake for our fine dining plans. That changed once we were inside.... More

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Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Fineline Bistro is an excellent restaurant in Ithaca, NY. The chef is adventurous and inventive and both seem to work. The service is attentive without being bothersome. The wine list is a bit weak, but the local wines are usually quite good. I highly recommend trying out Fineline Bistro.

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