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Fineline Bistro - CLOSED

404 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5220
+1 607-277-1077
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Feb 21, 2016
“It now is "Rooks"...and worth the visit.”
Oct 15, 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
404 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5220
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Reviewed October 13, 2014

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...More

2  Thank arlingtonman13
Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank ccamerondesign
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...More

1  Thank stealingtruth
Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went there the other night for a sit down fine meal. We had a great appetizer of trout mousse as well as 2 burrito specials of pulled pork and flank steak with rice. The flank steak portion was a bit small but not too pricey....More

Thank dogeyedoctor
Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

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.

2  Thank muz4now
Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank knobchouck
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...More

1  Thank liketotravel010
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...More

2  Thank TorontoWeller
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...More

1  Thank marabts
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...More

1  Thank kinnakeeto
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5220
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-1077
  • E-mail
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