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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 good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Wine Bar, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6799 Elm Beach Rd, Ovid, NY 14521-9570
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For those not associated with the winery itself, this is truly one of the better wineries not only on Cayuga Lake but in the Finger Lakes area itself, After wine tasting it was such a pleasure to sit on the deck outside and marvel at...More

Thank kelleyted1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place for lunch on a beautiful afternoon. Take in the views of the lake while you enjoy a bottle of their wine and one of their special creations. The salmon and scallops are amazing. It's one of our favorite places to...More

Thank Bayou-Babies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thirsty Owl in Ovid, NY was a wonderful surprise with its great lunch and tasting room. Staff was pleasant. Eating outside on the patio which overlooked the lake was very relaxing.

Thank Vicki L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When planning our winery visits, decided to stop at Thirsty Owl close to lunch because the pictures of the food at their bistro looked amazing. Glad we did. The wine was delicious, the location is stunning (right on the lake with outdoor seating and blankets...More

Thank Giovanna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited yesterday with some friends as we were exploring the area around Cayuga Lake. As there aren't many restaurants in this area, we weren't exactly spoiled for choice. We had originally gone to that area for a pizzeria that has since closed. However, the Thirsty...More

Thank nidkirm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch after tasting wines here. One of many wineries visited while in Finger Lakes for extended anniversary weekend. Bistro served nice lunch options. There were couples like us as well as various groups. Service was friendly and efficient. Would recommend to any one...More

Thank CRLretired
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to eat something prior to our tasting at the winery. We sat outside overlooking the lake. The prices were a little expensive for a spur of the moment decision to eat before drinking wine, so we decided to go for one of the...More

Thank mavricktoo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a delightful lunch at this bistro. The weather was perfect, and we were able to sit outside. The food was excellent, particularly the squash soup and the BLT, one of the best I have ever had. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Arple
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This is one of my wife’s favorite wineries in the Seneca-Cayuga Lake area. Beautiful view from the deck looks out over the lake and the wine stands out as better than most in the area. Ate at the bistro. Food was fantastic. Highly recommend the...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We had stopped at this winery for some wine tasting and decided to have a late lunch at its bistro. A great view of the lake from our table was the first thing we noticed. What better way to enjoy the day than by sipping...More

1  Thank LivinglifeinPA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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
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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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