The Bistro

The Thirsty Owl Bistro specializes in incorporating fresh, local ingredients into our delicious dishes and plates of wine-friendly cuisine – from appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, beef, seafood and much more – our seasonal and unique menus keep our guests coming back for more.

*Our Bistro is now OPEN for the season 4 days a week: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 11:30 am - 5 pm (last seating at 4:45 pm) 

*Walk-ins only, no reservations or call aheads 

Bistro Hours

Bistro is now OPEN for the season 4 days a week: Fri., Sat., Sun. & Mon., 11:30 am - 5 pm

We are SO happy to see you! We have made meaningful changes to your dining experience due to the COVID19 situation. These changes are to protect you and our employees. Our new menu reflects our commitment to provide you with some of the same great food we are known for while adhering to new safety guidelines. We are offering a “Vineyard Picnic-Style Experience”for you to enjoy! Come relax on our expansive lawn with a breathtaking view of Cayuga Lake and our beautiful vineyard!

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Aaron Thomas
Executive Chef

We welcome our new Executive Chef, Aaron Thomas, who has taken over the Bistro at Thirsty Owl as of July 2020.  He has been Assistant Chef here since 2016, and we are very excited to have him at the helm of the Bistro. Aaron has over 20 years of cooking and restaurant experience and has had the priviledge of learning from and training under some of the greatest culinary minds in the Finger Lakes area. He plans on continuing the tradition of fresh dishes in the spirit of wine-inspired foods made with local and seasonal ingredients.

“I am very much looking forward to meeting all of you and can't wait to share my culinary passions with you to experience through my food. My new menu is something I'm very excited about, and hope you will be too."

When Aaron isn't in the kitchen, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, and a good 18 holes of golf. 

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