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Welcome to Bistro 197

Our Menu

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Our Events

Private Events

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“Welcome to Bistro 197!  Established in 2011, we are a from-scratch eatery focused on elevated comfort food. An upscale but casual restaurant, bistro provides a dining experience of progressive American cuisine paired with great wine selections and the best craft cocktail scene in the area. Located in the historic downtown block of Canal Commons in Oswego, we provide a fun, upbeat, yet elegant evening of chef-made food and inspired spirits to pair with great company.  Offering weekly live music and seasonally shifting menus, bistro is the social hub of the local downtown nightlife.

Bistro prides itself on a leisurely, unrushed dining and drinking experience. We invite you and yours to come and share with us a great dinner from start to dessert.

Cheers and Good Eats,

Bill, Sean, and the rest of the bistro team.”


Hours & Location

View Bistro197 at 197 West 1st St.,
Oswego, NY 13126 on Google Maps

Call Bistro197 by phone at (315) 343-2930

Get Directions to Bistro197 via Google Maps


Wednesday-Saturday: 12:00pm-3:00pm


Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm-9:00pm


Tuesday-Saturday: 12:00pm-close

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Reservations strongly recommended 

Private Events

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