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The Thirsty Owl Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
+1 866-869-5805
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Fairfield, Ohio
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch while sampling the local area vino's. Ordered a small plate sampler and a couple of panini which were served with chips. The panini were great, I ordered a club and my wife ordered a ham and cheese. Both had plenty of meat and a nice crunchy crust. The spread and bread was a nice starter, when... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time to this winery and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed our wine tasting, but decided to stay for an early dinner. They are on an abbrev menu (due to time of year), but it was wonderful. We shared a salad and then had the salmon. It was not only delicious, but beautiful too ! We... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We were doing wine tasting and decided to try this ones cafe for a drink and appetizer. We ordered the spreads for four. 12.00 and a bottle of wine from their winery. A bit disappointed that they did not have a cheese and meat fruit type platter. Other options were burgers and sandwiches and salads. The dips were very salty... More 

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Endicott, New York
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We really enjoyed our steak dinners and wine for our anniversary trip. Excellent service. Wonderful people. Superb meal.

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Rochester NY
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Stopped for lunch on beautiful fall Sunday. It was busy but we were seated right away. Our server was attentive and the food was outstanding. The potato soup and salad were very tasty but the best dish was the BACON WRAPPED MEDJOOL DATES W/ MANCHEGO CHEESE AND ALMONDS w/Balsamic Maple Glaze & Togarashi Pineapple “Fries”. Outstanding!

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Canterbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful winery and restaurant! We sat on the deck overlooking grape vines out to Cayuga Lake. The wine was delicious ( Snow Owl) and the food exceptional.. a great place to kick back and enjoy the moment !

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Irmo, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our water to wine boat tour. They had excellent food and a gorgeous view of Lake Cayuga. I had the scallops. It was a small portion but quite tasty. Overall, I would recommend.

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Peace Dale, RI
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Being a local, living on the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, there are endless opportunities for wine tastings and purchase. The challenge in this area is to find a lovely bottle of wine we would serve friends at home. And not always the "Fancy" meal , but friends getting together, again. The Thirsty Owl Dry Riesling continues to hold the most... More 

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Thank Journeyman51
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Our late lunch was outstanding. We ate out on the porch, served by the Sous Chef. I had lobster and my hubby enjoyed the rack of lamb. The best part of the lunch was the dessert, local Bing cherry ice cream on top of a warmed deep chocolate frosted brownie pie made by the wife of the owner of the... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch at their Bistro. We sat outside on the patio. What an amazing view. We ordered panini sandwiches with a glass of Reisling. Both sandwiches were nicely toasted. I had a ham and cheddar panini with a compot of apple and pears which was excellent. My friend had a turkey bacon panini which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?