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The Thirsty Owl Bistro

6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
+1 607-869-5805
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Wine Bar, French, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was just a stop for us on our drive but it was a nice surprise! One of the best sandwiches on our trip and a beautiful scenic lunch. Oh, and the wine tasting was good too :)

Thank aneeruam
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoy going to The Thirsty Owl Winery for the wine and the lunch. The view of Cayuga Lake from the deck is fabulous. We have been to many of the wineries in the area but always come back to the Thirsty Owl. Lunch is...More

Thank hello2665
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Syrah to go with our Steak and Friites, and it couldn't have paired better. The truth is that we came away from this whole trip as big fans of Syrah, and Thirsty Owl was a big reason! The live music was played...More

Thank serge809
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently had a early dinner at the Bistro. We have been and dined here before and the tasting room was packed the day we were here, so we opted for a early dinner and enjoyed a wonderful meal with a bottle...More

Thank Billy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Their wines were excellent and much better than other wineries we had visited. We thoroughly enjoyed lunch on the patio with live music.....great view overlooking the lake. Definitely a highlight of our trip and I would highly recommend.

Thank TSJefferis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of 10 arrived by boat at the Thirsty Owl dock where we were met by Cameron. He drove us in two trips to the winery and bistro. We had reservations for lunch and our table was ready when we arrived. What an amazing...More

Thank winewithles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Thirsty Owl Winery and had lunch at the Bistro. My wife had the Mussels and I had the Turkey sandwich. Both were very good but what makes this place special is the beautiful scenery overlooking the vineyards and lake! Service was also quite...More

1  Thank UpstateTraveller33
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Four of us ate this early evening and had an excellent meal and service. Our server Mackenzie was very knowledgeable of the menu items and provided prompt courteous service. Appetizers were generous and excellent!! All three adults had scallops and they too were excellent. The...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here. The view of the lake is beautiful! The service was great, the food was also very good. They have outside picnic tables for customers who are traveling with their pets.

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Both chefs came out and spoke with me and my family great service exemplified by extraordinary food. Would recommend to anyone that enjoys a nice sunny summer afternoon.

Thank Dylan S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 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: +1 607-869-5805
  • E-mail
An elegant French bistro offering a breathtaking view of Cayuga Lake from our covered wood porch or A/C dining room. Our cuisine is fresh, delicious and professionally prepared. We offer the finest appetizers, soups, salads and creative entrees that have become Finger Lakes Wine Trail favorites. Our dishes are prepared to complement our wonderful wines to satisfy our savvy guests.
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