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“Excellent food...would be top rated anywhere in the Country”
Review of Bistro 197

Bistro 197
Ranked #8 of 92 Restaurants in Oswego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: American, European
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are a causal European style storefront bistro, specializing in comfort food with a flair. We pride ourselves in only using FRESH ingredients, available organic products, the best cuts of meat, and everything is made from scratch; every sauce, every dressing, every dessert. We use preservative-free food from its rawest form, and our seafood is wild-caught and additive-free. We have craft beers and a great selection of wine. We encourage a leisurely approach to eating, taking your time, eating in courses, and enjoying company and the conversation of family and friends. Come check us out and see what comfort food done right is all about.
Syracuse, New York
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“Excellent food...would be top rated anywhere in the Country”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

We have been multiple times for both lunch and dinner and EVERY time has been excellent. Often you will find a good restaurant and when you go back, it is a let down. Not here. We travel and eat out a lot, and Bistro 197 is excellent in all aspects. The food is extremely good from appetizers to entree to desert. I always find myself waiting for my food to cool down here as it is freshly prepared and right to your table. That NEVER happens even at the best restaurants. Well worth a trip if you are local or are in town visiting!!! Menu is always changing with new culinary adventures being added and wonderful specials each night. Also has a wonderful (and underpriced, shhhhhh!!!) wine list!! Enjoy!!

  • Visited March 2012
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“Great Food - hidden treasure”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

My wife and I along with 3 other couples went to dinner here on a freinds reccommendation. We drove up to Oswego from the Syracuse suburbs and it was a trip well worth it. We all loved the food, delicious, rich, nice presentation and great selection. I sent some visitors from Atlanta here for a dinner and they remarked that the quality of the food rivaled anything that they had in Atlanta. Their only constructive feedback would be to improve the service a bit. They are looking forward to stopping in on their next visit.

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank Juslukin
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