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Bistro 223

223 W Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-2912
+1 607-732-0102
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
24 Feb 2017
“Hidden delight”
18 Mar 2015
“Used to be a favorite but no more”
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All hours
CUISINES
American, International, Contemporary
DETAILS
223 W Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-2912
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11 - 18 of 18 reviews

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...More

1  Thank chevy t
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
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....More

2  Thank Angie R
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...More

2  Thank Vivian_03
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...More

2  Thank lvillegirl
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
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...More

1  Thank Attention2detail
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...More

Thank ErinCCPi
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
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Cuisine
American, International, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
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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