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“Hidden delight”
Review of Bistro 223

Bistro 223
Ranked #37 of 114 Restaurants in Elmira
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, International
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

Stopped in after hearing someone else mention the restaurant, what a hidden treat! The sausage and chicken gumbo was excellent!! The lamb curry, best we ever had! The owner/chef is the most gracious host! For dessert we had pistachio gelato, and mud cake, both very good! Fresh bread is an added treat! If you love Indian/Middle Eastern foods, you owe it to yourself to stop in for a meal. They are only open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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Thank KathyG2011
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Reviewed March 18, 2015

This used to be a place were you could get interesting food that was well prepared with fresh food and gracious service. Don't know where they lost it, but none of the above could be said. Staff is intrusive and seems either nuts or drugged. The food is inconsistent at best and the ambiance is definitely shabby and getting shabbier. Never again.

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Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

You almost have to be walking right by to see it. We had tried to stop by a few months ago but they were closed for renovations. We had stopped by for desert on a Friday night as we saw cinnamon ice cream on the menu specials. The owner is a very nice man. His help called in sick for the night and he was doing everything on his own. We went to order the ice cream but he was out. Didn't think it would sell so well on a cold rainy day. So we decided on the tiramisu. It was good. We would like to give this place another chance in the near future.

Thank YourMomLovesToast
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Reviewed August 30, 2014

I read the rave reviews on Yelp so my wife and I decided to give it a try. We are from Metro NYC and let me tell you, this place is amazing! The food has a Middle Eastern spin at from the moment I tasted the Lentil Soup I knew we found a winner! We keep on saying we wish we had a place like this near our hometown.

Thank richl463
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Sign in the doorway said "temporarily closed". We chose it based on the reviews from this site. We were really looking forward to,it.

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Thank Donna W
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