Bistro 197 has been bringing progressive American cuisine & comfort food to the local Oswego community since 2011. Opening originally as a cozy storefront bistro, the property has since expanded to include a bar & lounge specializing in unique, handmade cocktails, with a large selection of craft beers.          Bistro 197 in Oswego NY

The bistro has become one of the main social hubs in the city, and is relied upon as a venue which supports the local live music scene. We also have an ambient room for private parties.

Here at the Bistro, we strive to bring the very best in food and drink to your table. We pride ourselves in serving :


  • sustainably harvested, line-caught, never frozen seafood
  • local ingredients grown right here by local people
  • a unique eating and drinking experience in a casual, relaxed atmosphere
  • vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options
  • the most innovative selection of handcrafted cocktails in the area

Stop in, grab a drink, and share a bite to eat over lingering conversation with good friends.

Cheers & good eats,
Bill, Jeff, & the rest of the Bistro team.