The Bistro

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

We serve lunch fare from April through December (hours, days and times will vary during the seasons) and an extended dinner menu until 7 p.m. Friday and Saturdays during the months of JULY and AUGUST ONLY. Outdoor and indoor dining available.

Please call us at 866-869-5805 if you’d like to make a reservation.

Bistro Hours

Bistro is CLOSED.

Bistro Menu


Sean Agate
Executive Chef

Sean has been heading up the Bistro at Thirsty Owl as Executive Chef since 2016, and hails from Homer, NY. He was privately trained under many notable chefs along the East Coast. His travels and cooking overseas have given him a broad culinary spectrum and perspective that has influenced his cuisine. He is now focused on wine-inspired foods and local and seasonal ingredients aimed to exceed his guest’s culinary expectations.

“The Finger Lakes offer a unique culinary challenge. We are the newest wine region, and we can see year by year how people's interest and knowledge about food and wine are evolving. Elevating the levels of food quality and service is expected by those in the wine region culinary scene. Nothing is stagnant here, we are always getting better.” 

Since Sean has and continues to spend a lot of time in very busy and secluded kitchens for most of his life, he enjoys his time out in nature, and thinks it is really important to connect with the outside world and balance the stress of work with an “equal amount of reflection and relaxation.”

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