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The Owl at Twilight

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1322 County Route 29, Olmstedville, NY
518-251-4696
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Reopened in Dec 2009

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  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Finally got to go - excellent, with a caveat

My wife and I hoped to get into the Owl this summer but never really got around to it. We finally made a point to visit in October, right before they closed for the season. The place is small and nicely appointed, but our table was ready when we arrived so we didn't linger at the (very) small bar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
SueSheeNJ
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife and I hoped to get into the Owl this summer but never really got around to it. We finally made a point to visit in October, right before they closed for the season. The place is small and nicely appointed, but our table was ready when we arrived so we didn't linger at the (very) small bar up... More 

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Bronx, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here while staying at the Alpine Homestead B&B next door in late September. Recommended by our hosts, the Owl exceeded expectations. The mushroom and goat cheese appetizer was the perfect start. My wife had the pork loin, and I had the seafood stew. Both were excellent--we would recommend without reservation. The ambiance on the... More 

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Manlius, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great and tasty Latin flair food, service and music. The seafood stew was excellent paired with the stuffed pepper. The duck was tasty and cooked to perfection.

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Glens Falls
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Substantially overrated. Prices were high and food was average. Appetizers, main course and desert for 2 without drinks cost $97 before gratuity. We anticipated the higher prices but also expected a step up from the average chain restaurant. Main courses were Peruvian chicken and marinated hanger steak. The tiny steak, 4 oz at best, was tasty, properly prepared and seasoned.... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited on 8/12/2014 Had a great dinner here, and both the food and experience were wonderful. We sat on the enclosed patio/porch, which was screened in to keep out the bugs. There was some light music playing and shawls/scarves to keep the chills away once the sun went behind the mountains. Service was great, starting with the host and the... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Sorry to say but we were all very disapointed with our evening. We had awkward service from the time we walked in the door, food was average at best, cold flassid salad, brown avacados,small portions, ugly plating, and WAY over priced for quantity and quality. Can not reccomend, will not go back.

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North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This little restaurant in the middle of nowhere somehow has it all. The ambiance is extremely nice -- soft music, perfect lighting, nice porch setting and inside space. Wait staff is attentive and professional. The food was extremely good without being pretentious. We had the duck and the pork loin. Both where perfectly prepared. If you are in the area,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had heard a lot about this little place and decided to give it a try. We had such a great meal, and overall dining experience. The owner (Mark) is right there on-site, and is a genuinely nice guy. To be honest, at first glance with thought the prices might be a little high, but once we got our food... More 

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Long Island, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Who would have thought Oldmsteadvile could host such a wonderful restaurant. Consistently great food, even with a quirky schedule (call to see when they are open) and a recent change of ownership - still a great place to get a meal when passing thru.

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Marco Island, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The menu had a good variety of items you probably do not make at home. I had Thai eggplant for an appetizer and Peruvian chicken for the entree. My wife had lobster and shrimp as a n appetizer and duck for an entree. All was very good with a nice presentation. The dining room is small with nine tables. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1322 County Route 29, Olmstedville, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Olmstedville
  • Phone Number: 518-251-4696

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Description

Reopened in Dec 2009

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?