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Fineline Bistro - CLOSED

404 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5220
+1 607-277-1077
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
21 Feb 2016
“It now is "Rooks"...and worth the visit.”
15 Oct 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
404 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5220
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

FADS: 16.1 out of a possible 20.0 points Food: 3.5/5.0 -- there is culinary promise here; the pork steak over lentils with creme fraiche had great integration, but the pork was too fatty (and cannot claim locally sourced as an excuse); the chicken fried in...More

Thank ErinFads
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I liked Fine Line but they are closed now. I liked Sunday brunch -panko crusted poached eggs. Good pasta dishes. Nice staff. But no more

Thank realdruck
Reviewed 4 June 2015

This restaurant has been one of my 'homes away from home' since they opened. I have never had a less-than-wonderful meal and have never had less-than-wonderful service from the staff. Starting with the changing pickled veggies that whet the appetite along with a glass of...More

2  Thank Shelley B
Reviewed 9 May 2015

My one and only visit to Fineline left me feeling that it was "average" at best. The room is filled with small tables, kind of uncomfortable chairs, and had absolutely the worst acoustics in the restaurant world. You can't hear your dinner companion, yet you...More

Thank gotarheels
Reviewed 2 May 2015

It doesn't look like much from the outside and it's away from most of the other downtown restaurants but once inside, you quickly see its charms. First the seating is perfect. They could have added more tables had they chosen but the current layout is...More

Thank BigD062
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Five of us had dinner on a Friday evening. The restaurant was busy and the atmosphere was very nice. Our server, Marissa was absolutely wonderful! We ordered a variety of appetizers and main dishes. Three of us ordered the beet salad. However, they only had...More

Thank Sabraspeople
Reviewed 15 February 2015

So I ate at Fine Line three times last week. Three times! It had to do with a weekend commitment downtown, but that said, I just couldn't make myself go to another restaurant. You know how you find a place where the food is just...More

1  Thank karlou25
Reviewed 19 November 2014

I have visited Fineline Bistro several times -- and have never been disappointed! The food is elegant -- but the restaurant itself is funky and casual and totally welcoming. The service is incredible -- the servers know the menu in and out, will bring you...More

2  Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 26 October 2014

cozy and intimate, very well prepared selection of creative choices. great choice that anyone will appreciate with an open kitchen to watch the chefs at work

1  Thank Jon1796
Reviewed 21 October 2014

What's most interesting about this place is that the combination of ingredients is nothing like you've ever seen before. We had a salad with apples, greens, apple bacon and a fried egg on top? Wow! That's different. At the table were pickled broccoli spears, another...More

1  Thank mmb198
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5220
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-1077
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