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The Thirsty Owl Bistro

6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
+1 866-869-5805
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu was much larger than we anticipated and we enjoyed a beautiful lunch while enjoying the lake view. The waitress learned it was my birthday and spontaneously brought us a dessert to enjoy on the house to celebrate! It made me feel special and...More

Thank sportmom2014
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Alyssa was wonderful pouring our tastings. She had a great personality and very upbeat! Food was great too!

1  Thank Liz H
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Great wines and beautiful view of the lake. Most wines are produced from their grapes. Their dry whites are the best.

Thank Walter W
Reviewed 27 September 2017

My wife and I had lunch there. The view from the terrace was great. Unfortunately, the service was poor, as I had to wait nearly an hour to get the quiche which I ordered and which was a special of the day. It was ok...More

Thank NoelDtt
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

My wife had the crab and asparagus quiche that was really tasty and creamy. I had the tenderloin and blue cheese topping. GREAT! it came with roasted carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes and squash. I'd get it again the next time. The BEST PART was being...More

1  Thank MAFtrips
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The wine tasting experience was nice but very typical of the area. It had a similar decor and character as many medium to large sites. The staff was very nice and the wines were fine. We liked the ambiance next door a bit better.

Thank Travelpapi153
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This was our first trip through the Finger Lakes and we sure got fortunate stopping in for lunch and a little wine tasting. We both had the scallops, which were perfect and absolutely delicious. Grabbed a case of wine and some tshirts. Would recommend to...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

You must visit this place for brunch! It has great food, good music , cracking atmosphere but average wine. Despite all the crowd and loads of posters boasting a lot of award winning wine, my husband and I feel there are few other vineyard which...More

Thank travellinaboutanu
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Anytime we are in the area we make sure we stop here. We do a wine tasting and then on to the Bistro. The food is pared nicely with their wines. The view from the deck is beautiful. Make it a point to stop here...More

Thank Janice O
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Heard the food was very good, but we didn't have a chance to try it. Walked in an was second in line, waited 25 minutes with no one saying anything to us. They took the group (8) ahead of us, then asked us for our...More

Thank dick32225
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ovid
  • Phone Number: +1 866-869-5805
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