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The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow

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196 Front St, Owego, NY 13827-1654
607-687-2016
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food,service and atmosphere

We were able to get a table overlooking the river and it was a beautiful summer day .Hannah was our waitress and she took great care of my mom and family .Had the petite surf and turf and the scallops were cooked just right and the steak was soft and delicious.It was more petite than I thought it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
mets79
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plattsburgh
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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plattsburgh
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were able to get a table overlooking the river and it was a beautiful summer day .Hannah was our waitress and she took great care of my mom and family .Had the petite surf and turf and the scallops were cooked just right and the steak was soft and delicious.It was more petite than I thought it would but... More 

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nj
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237 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Excellent meal in comfortable surroundings, with view of the Susquehanna River in Owego, NY. Had done the obligatory research on TripAdvisor but decided to ask a mature woman (probably a local) what her favorite restaurant was. Without hesitation she said "The Cellar, and they make the BEST drinks!" With that, it was decided. My dinner was al dente Ziti with... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

On a vacation trip with friends from 3 different states and decided to take them to an upscale restaurant. In the town where I grew up. This was the wrong choice! We ordered 4 meals of ribs and 1 Beef Wellington cooked medium. All of the ribs were served cold in the. Middle, warm at the perimeter with hot bones.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had been to The Cellar many years ago, and we stopped going because we thought the food too pretentious, not well prepared, and very expensive for what we were getting. It is still expensive - BUT - the food on our last two recent trips was delicious! The scallop appetizer was wonderful, cooked to perfection. Our pary had salmon,... More 

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Ulster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

First time here. Food was fresh and delicious. We ordered the pan seared scallops which my husband loved, cooked to perfection! I had the Veal Bartolucci which was very good. Bread was very good. It was oyster night so we each had the raw oysters which were fresh and tasty. Service was slow and we had arrived at opening but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Started off with the most delicious brie I've ever had, then had a very tasty burger. Only complaint was that they gave me a tiny goblet of water and didn't refill it for nearly the whole meal.

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Batavia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We hosted our son's wedding rehearsal dinner at The Cellar, and it was nothing short of wonderful! We had Duck, Salmon, pork chops, and a great gnocchi vegetarian dish. The appetizers were chosen by Bob - all yummy - especially the Reuban balls, and the truffles were melt in your mouth delicious!

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Owego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have visited The Cellar for a number of occasions...St Patrick's Day Brunch, Oktoberfest beer tasting, impromptu drop in for tapas and sit down meals with friends and family. The food has always been good. We especially enjoy the smoked salmon appetizer! mmm mmm mmm The staff is always a pleasure to have around. If you simply drop by on... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My husband and I recently stopped at The Cellar Restaurant on our way to Toronto from New Jersey. We read that it was ranked #1 in Owego. We observed a nearly empty dining room. The hostess asked if we had a reservation. We told her we did not, that our hotel staff informed us we didn't need one. She stated... More 

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Vestal, New York, United States
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Ok...was first on the cellar level of the Front St. Owego building but came upstairs to match the quality of the food served. Lunch or Dinner we've always enjoyed a well planned menu, a nice presentation, and broad wine and libation presentation. Great for the family, for business, or special occasions. Always have left with compliments to the chef!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 196 Front St, Owego, NY 13827-1654
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Tioga County  >  Owego
  • Phone Number: 607-687-2016

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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