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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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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Binghamton, New York
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped at the Cellar Restaurant while traveling home. What a quaint place to have a nice dinner. The staff was very friendly. Nice selection of healthy food that tastes good!!. We had the Cajun grilled chicken salad - highly recommend. Dining overlooking the river was also a nice bonus. This is such a nice small town restaurant - a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the building and the decor, then it got better. The decor and the furnishing were great and made me feel comfortable. The owners Sandy and Bob were working and made me feel welcome yet left me alone when needed. The drink was poured generously, no skimping. Since I live in the mid-west i ordered fish cakes (locally made)... More 

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Apalachin, NY
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is our favorite local brunch spot as well as an excellent place for a romantic dinner. If you go for brunch, try the seafood crepe and the homemade danish. The omelets are delicious, too. You can easily enjoy a high-quality brunch for $10-12 per person, with friendly service and a view of the river. At dinner, you can't go... More 

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Thank rae607
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit with us and the great review! We change our menu regularly but the Pecan Encrusted Duck with Sweet Dried Cherry Sauce always makes the cut. More 

Apex, North Carolina
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We came with a party of 7 on a Tuesday, so it was not crowded at all. Pleasant decor with a full view of the street in downtown Owego. Too bad they didn't seat guests in the back room with a full view the river; that room was unused that night. Everyone enjoyed their food. I had the stuffed Stuffed... More 

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Thank Rich H
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. It is always a pleasure to hear everyone enjoyed their food. To have our guests perspective is very helpful. Thank you for your feed back. More 

Binghamton, New York
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The Cellar has the potential to be exceptional. I don't know much about the restaurant business, but know enough to know that it takes a lot to make a really good one. I'm not sure what the problem is with this one, but it was clear that they were severely understaffed, with very slow service, as one part of the... More 

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Thank 1upstateNYer
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Our fourth meal at the Cellar as we stop once a year as we are heading to other parts. We love everything about it. The roasted rhubarb strawberry rose sangria was slightly tart but oh so refreshing! My husband tried the Beef Wellington and all but licked the plate. I tried the grilled eggplant parm and although I could only... More 

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Thank Vicky M
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for the great review! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I ate here while visiting for his work training. The service was slow and there were only about 5 other tables occupied. The complimentary crispy bagel chips and hummus weren't appetizing at all. Waitress was a bit snobby and short with her answers (but like they always do, became super sweet when she brought the check). She did... More 

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Thank Michelle J
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

We apologize your experience was only satisfactory. Thank-you for your feed back. I will share your review with my Chef and wait staff. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Would have given them 5 stars but my partner has a severe nut allergy which we let our waitress know. We ordered portobello mushroom fritters as an appetizer. When the mushrooms arrived I had one only to find out they were covered in pecans. Thank god she didn't grab it first. I called the server over and said these have... More 

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Thank DJRFerguson
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

I can not apoligize enough. We pride ourselves on being able to cater to special diets due to our "from scratch" cooking. The employee your server mentioned has been terminated. This is not an error we at The Cellar will tolerate. Again, I am so sorry and am very thankful your friend is well. More 

West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Came by myself , bartender was great. Food was fabulous. I Had the special Pecan crusted pork chop and peanut butter pie plus drinks a mull and tried two craft beers. Love the rare vos

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Owego
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Simply said, there is no finer dining than The Cellar. Our favorites are the Gillette Steak and the scallops...oh, and the duck breast , the blue cheese fried oysters....Everything on the menu is made with the freshest ingredients. I believe that in the summer, the owners grow their own vegetables! Quality all around. Superior service from professional and charming servers.... More 

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1 Thank Jdeesigns
shulasrider, Owner at The Cellar Restaurant in Riverow, responded to this review

Thank-you so much. It is such a joy to make people happy. Yes, we do grow our own vegetables and purchase from local farmers as well. To eat healthy is important to us all. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?