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Bistro 223

223 W Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-2912
+1 607-732-0102
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
24 Feb 2017
“Hidden delight”
18 Mar 2015
“Used to be a favorite but no more”
American, International, Contemporary
223 W Water St, Elmira, NY 14901-2912
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Stopped in after hearing someone else mention the restaurant, what a hidden treat! The sausage and chicken gumbo was excellent!! The lamb curry, best we ever had! The owner/chef is the most gracious host! For dessert we had pistachio gelato, and mud cake, both very...More

Thank KathyG2011
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....More

1  Thank Elmiratraveller
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...More

Thank YourMomLovesToast
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...More

Thank richl463
Reviewed 15 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.

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 3 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!

Thank 2nd30
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank mmosher
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.

1  Thank SamuelDraper
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...More

2  Thank CarlanneNewJersey
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...More

1  Thank peebs777
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Restaurant Details

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American, International, Contemporary
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Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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