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The Thirsty Owl Bistro

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$$ - $$$American,
6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
+1 866-869-5805
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Wine Bar
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6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delicious food, amazing view! Popular place for brunch ! Don't forget to make reservations! Tad bit disappointed with the wines here! But a good place to visit!

Thank travellinaboutanu
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Heard the food was very good, but we didn't have a chance to try it. Walked in an was second in line, waited 25 minutes with no one saying anything to us. They took the group (8) ahead of us, then asked us for our...More

Thank dick32225
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tastings are just that a chance to try the vineyards offerings and a great way to learn your palate. Then enter the dining area with seating on thve covered outside deck with a lovely breeze and amazing view. The goat cheese Chicken Riggies a lovely...More

1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Great wine and helpful, knowledgeable staff. We tried a number of wines and ended up buying some ice wine which was excellent.

Thank poisonivy406
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Three of us has lunch at the bistro then did tastings. The staff were very friendly adn accommodating. Everything was great!

1  Thank Amanda T
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Not sure if you should come here for the wine, food, or view as all were excellent. The staff was also excellent. This place is big, professionally run, and offers something for everyone. We were on the Water to Wine Tour...this was one of our...More

1  Thank NCRedhead105
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Hi! The Thirsty Owl is only a minute walk from the copper oven which is next door. The staff was very accommodating and excited to show off their wines! Enthusiasm can make an experience and even better one ! A must go on the wine...More

Thank tiffers1229
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Loved tasting wine here. we were first ones in when opened and they were great and friendly. good wine too

1  Thank Judith E
Reviewed July 15, 2017

My husband and I were recently in Aurora NY and spent a day doing the Cayuga Wine Trail that wraps around Cayuga Lake. We stopped at a number of wineries along the way but by far our favorite was the Thirsty Owl. We arrived around...More

1  Thank Pam G
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

When you pull into the driveway, the view is stunning. Their selection of wines is wonderful. If you do the "Water to Wine tour" (tour wineries via boat) they offer a bag lunch under the tent outside with the stunning view. Love Thirsty Owl.

2  Thank Debbie K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
American, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ovid
  • Phone Number: +1 866-869-5805
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