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The Thirsty Owl Bistro

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American, Wine Bar
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6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
+1 866-869-5805
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun 11:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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New Rochelle, New York
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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We've been to their restaurant in Saratoga and enjoyed many meals but their winery is second to none. This was the third stop on our boat tour and perhaps our favorite winery in the Finger Lakes. They picked us up by the lake in an ATV and drove us through the winery while explaining their operation. We enjoyed several of... More 

Thank Donny N
Blairsville, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Stopped in for a tasting on our wine tour. People were friendly and we enjoyed the stop. got a few bottles of wine.

Thank John K
Fairfield, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Stopped in for lunch while sampling the local area vino's. Ordered a small plate sampler and a couple of panini which were served with chips. The panini were great, I ordered a club and my wife ordered a ham and cheese. Both had plenty of meat and a nice crunchy crust. The spread and bread was a nice starter, when... More 

Thank tom b
Frederick, Maryland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was our first time to this winery and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed our wine tasting, but decided to stay for an early dinner. They are on an abbrev menu (due to time of year), but it was wonderful. We shared a salad and then had the salmon. It was not only delicious, but beautiful too ! We... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were doing wine tasting and decided to try this ones cafe for a drink and appetizer. We ordered the spreads for four. 12.00 and a bottle of wine from their winery. A bit disappointed that they did not have a cheese and meat fruit type platter. Other options were burgers and sandwiches and salads. The dips were very salty... More 

Thank Seniortravelors
Endicott, New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We really enjoyed our steak dinners and wine for our anniversary trip. Excellent service. Wonderful people. Superb meal.

Thank jconwell51
Rochester NY
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stopped for lunch on beautiful fall Sunday. It was busy but we were seated right away. Our server was attentive and the food was outstanding. The potato soup and salad were very tasty but the best dish was the BACON WRAPPED MEDJOOL DATES W/ MANCHEGO CHEESE AND ALMONDS w/Balsamic Maple Glaze & Togarashi Pineapple “Fries”. Outstanding!

Thank rstev3
Canterbury, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful winery and restaurant! We sat on the deck overlooking grape vines out to Cayuga Lake. The wine was delicious ( Snow Owl) and the food exceptional.. a great place to kick back and enjoy the moment !

Thank daleanddanes
Irmo, South Carolina
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6 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our water to wine boat tour. They had excellent food and a gorgeous view of Lake Cayuga. I had the scallops. It was a small portion but quite tasty. Overall, I would recommend.

Thank L.S. H
Ithaca, New York
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Being a local, living on the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, there are endless opportunities for wine tastings and purchase. The challenge in this area is to find a lovely bottle of wine we would serve friends at home. And not always the "Fancy" meal , but friends getting together, again. The Thirsty Owl Dry Riesling continues to hold the most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?