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Bistro 223

American, International, Contemporary
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223 W Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-2912
+1 607-732-0102
Thu 17:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

Delicious - every single meal. Max loves to cook and gives care to each customer as if you were a guest in his home.

Thank keveland
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

Went to Elmira for a wedding, and was starving from the flight. We found Bistro 223 right on Water St. down from the Holiday Inn and stopped in. Max the cook/waiter/partner was such a delight, he is very modest about his skills as a chef. The food was wonderful, sandwich with roasted turkey (homemade not processed), spicy pumpkin soup, and... More 

2 Thank Angie R
Northern California
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

Downtown Elmira has suffered greatly since an economic downturn beginning in 1972. Whenever I return home to visit family I try to support those businesses that are there. For the past 30 years there has not been one restaurant that serves healthful fare. That has finally changed! This is located very close to the river so if you choose a... More 

2 Thank Vivian_03
Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

While driving through Elmira on a rainy day, we stopped in at Bistro 223 for lunch. Even though it was just about closing time based on the hours posted on the door, the host made us feel very welcome and not rushed at all. We were very impressed by the friendly service and good food. We all got the soup/sandwich... More 

2 Thank lvillegirl
Ithaca, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

A favorite place to dine with friendly atmosphere, attentive hosts, innovative chef, delicious Mediterranean style menu with fresh and varied ingredients.

Thank Rumbarox
Allentown, PA
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

This is a great establishment. The atmosphere is unlike any other in town, offering a big city vibe. It's Elmira's answer to The Cellar in Corning. The owner is very nice & friendly to his patrons. He might very well chat with you about the place and his background. We love the tapas we've had thus far and the drinks... More 

1 Thank Attention2detail
Elmira, NY
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

We go here often because I love that Elmira has something so different to offer in Bistro 223. The soups are fantastic, the hummus is a nice treat, I am addicted to the roast beef panini with a orange garlic marmalade on it. My husband ordered the chicken korma and was practically licking the plate. Also, they have a long... More 

Thank ErinCCPi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 W Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-2912
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: +1 607-732-0102

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?