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Bistro 223

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223 W Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-2912
+1 607-732-0102
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Hours:
Thu 17:00 - 00:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

This used to be a place were you could get interesting food that was well prepared with fresh food and gracious service. Don't know where they lost it, but none of the above could be said. Staff is intrusive and seems either nuts or drugged. The food is inconsistent at best and the ambiance is definitely shabby and getting shabbier.... More 

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1 Thank Elmiratraveller
Millerton, Pennsylvania
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290 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014 via mobile

You almost have to be walking right by to see it. We had tried to stop by a few months ago but they were closed for renovations. We had stopped by for desert on a Friday night as we saw cinnamon ice cream on the menu specials. The owner is a very nice man. His help called in sick for... More 

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Thank YourMomLovesToast
valley stream
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

I read the rave reviews on Yelp so my wife and I decided to give it a try. We are from Metro NYC and let me tell you, this place is amazing! The food has a Middle Eastern spin at from the moment I tasted the Lentil Soup I knew we found a winner! We keep on saying we wish... More 

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Thank rich l
Troy, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Sign in the doorway said "temporarily closed". We chose it based on the reviews from this site. We were really looking forward to,it.

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Thank Donna W
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013 via mobile

Great place to have a nice lunch with a nice view, love the decoration and what I order was good and a good size plate!

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Thank 2nd30
Florida, New York
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160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

Tried the Bistro 223 tonight. Two vegans and one meat eater and we were excited for a place that had options for all of us. We got there around 5:15 or so and some guy at the bar told us to have seat, the owner would be right back. I think he may have been the only one there at... More 

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Thank mmosher
Elmira, New York
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1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

I stop at least once a week. It is quiet. Relaxing Chemung River view. Slow passed. Nice cuisine. Easy on off Exit I-86 Water Street EXIT Elmira, NY Street Parking ENTERTAINMENT district.

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1 Thank SamuelDraper
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

The owner/chef/manager is a very interesting man and we were glad to have the opportunity to have a meal in his establishment. It is the sort of encounter that makes traveling fun. We had a little trouble locating the place although it is right on the river in the center of town. We didn't know the east/west address system but... More 

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Columbus. Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

My colleague and I were recently referred to Bistro 223 by someone in Lewisburg, PA. [The staff at the Elmira Holiday Inn had no idea where the restaurant was...but it's easy to find.] What a delightful surprise! It's small, with a combination Mediterranean and Indian dishes that are beautifully presented and flavorful. The place serves hearty glasses of wine and... More 

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Towanda, Pennsylvania
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Just had lunch at the Bistro and enjoyed it immensely. Max was a great host and even posponed his afternoon fishing trip to cook and wait on us. As an added treat he gave us some great tasting homemade ice cream on the house. Will be returning soon. Chevy and the teacher

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, International, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
Thursday
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?