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“My vote for the best resturant in Oswego.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bistro 197

Bistro 197
Ranked #7 of 92 Restaurants in Oswego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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“My vote for the best resturant in Oswego.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

From Bistro 197's humble beginnings with no liquor license (bring your own bottle) the food was outstanding. Now with a wonderful selection of craft brews and an adequate wine list the food still is excellent. Bistro 197 has raised the bar most restaurants in Oswego will never reach. When in Oswego go here.

  • Visited June 2013
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Bill W, Owner at Bistro 197, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind words in your review. We work hard to bring only the best ingredients from their rawest form to the table, which results in a great eating experience. We appreciate you taking the time to make a review, and hope to host you again in the near future.
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Baldwinsville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Well worth our drive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We drove in from the next county over on a whim. The dining scene in this town typically is not what we look for, but we were more than pleasantly surprised when we found this hidden gem.

The food was innovative, outside the box, and prepared with what was obviously the freshest ingredients. Plating was comparable to what I've seen in large cities, and the flavor was so on point. The service we received from Mark (?) and his dining room helper were made us feel like they were knowledgeable about the food as well as the preparations of what is an outstanding and VERY unique menu for this area. Try the mussels (mariniere) and the blueberry wellington, they will knock your socks off. They impressed this table of four foodies, and they will impress you! We will definitely make the trip again soon!

  • Visited May 2013
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Syracuse, New York
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food, Nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

The food was prepared perfectly. Delicious Salmon. Prices were reasonable. Great service. I recommend highly!

Visited May 2013
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Oswego, New York, United States
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“IF YOU WANT THE BEST FOOD IN TOWN, BETTER GO HERE!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

I have been here 5 times and it just keeps better every time!!! The appetizer tonight was named STINKY BACON and let me tell you it was absolute HEAVEN!!! This place ROCKS!!!! If you come to the city of Oswego .....you NEED to eat here!!!!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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“The best food in town, without a doubt!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

This is my favorite place to eat in Oswego, by far! The food is exceptional, the service is always warm and welcoming an the atmosphere is beautiful. If you haven't eaten here yet, you are truly missing out!

  • Visited May 2013
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