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  1. Distance: 6.35mi
  2. Distance: 9.40mi
  3. Distance: 10.89mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 6.35mi
  2. Distance: 9.40mi
  3. Distance: 10.89mi
  4. Distance: 12.42mi
  1. Distance: 6.35mi
  2. Distance: 9.40mi
  3. Distance: 10.89mi
  4. Distance: 12.42mi

About The Owl at Twilight

Located in the quiet hamlet of Olmstedville, NY, The Owl at Twilight brings approachable fine cuisine to the Adirondack Mountains of New York. The menu, while focusing mostly on Latin American Cuisine, is recognizable and blends many flavors and regions. Enjoy dinner in the comfortable dining room next to the fireplace or outside in our lovely screened in porch. The quaint bar is perfect too for an after dinner drink or some appetizers. Please join us for a magical evening in the mountains.

1322 CR 29
Olmstedville, NY 12857
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Latin American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm


Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Trout Brook Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 251-4696

Website:
http://theowlattwilight.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available.

Executive Chef:
Sue Callanan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Owl at Twilight Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
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Cozy (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Live Music (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Vegan (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on October 5, 2017

It's a rare restaurant that is so consistently outstanding in every regard. From the owner (Mark) to the staff to the ambiance, the food, the drinks, etc it's located in a beautiful section of the Adirondacks with both indoor and patio dining - we usually do the patio with the authentic Adirondack furnishings. The food is always spectacular with attention to every detail. Definitely worth the drive!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner on the patio. We love the Owl and will definitely be back when they reopen next season.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

They were short staffed,had an untrained bartender, who wound up being our waitress, who was not trained well as a waitress either. After numerous attempts to dine here, we were all disappointed. Probably will not try again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

We have enjoyed two delicious dinners in the past 6 weeks at The Owl. The atmosphere was very relaxing and the service was good. The host was friendly and accommodating. It is well worth the ride to plan a visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We live in the area and go as often as we can to The Owl at Twilight. We came tonight because Gerd Rube was singing and it was fabulous. He was personable and great singer and songwriter. The cozy atmosphere made it feel like a private concert. The food of course was delicious. We started with the wild mushrooms and caprese salad; my husband had the skirt steak, and I had the pork tenderloin, we both cleaned our plates. They had a special Tiramisu so we shared that for dessert, while he sipped a McCallen's 12 and we listened to the great music.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Live Music, Cozy
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great food! One of the few places in the area where the price is justified by the quality of the food and uniqueness of the flavors.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent food, outstanding service, everything one could want for a great night and a better dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

My husband and I very much enjoyed the food which was very well prepared and presented. Our server was new and was missing most of the time we were there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

A gem of a place in an out of the way corner of the Adirondacks. Friendly, unpretentious, attentive service (including stops at our table by the owner), great view on the back porch. Highly recommended, we shall return.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent quality of food and the ambiance is warm and inviting. The service was quite slow and we had to ask for bread at least 3 times before receiving any. However the right company and atmosphere and great food helped to offset the less than stellar service.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Wonderful people Great Great Food exceptional dinner experience etc etc etc

Tags: Scenic View, Tapas, Good for Groups, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Fun, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Authentic, Casual, Seasonal, Live Music, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food was delicious and presented very nicely. It is well worth a drive to be there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Still the best in the Adirondacks - there's a lot of good restaurants in the ADKs and the number is growing, but Owl is still our favorite. The food and drinks are beyond compare, a very special place to dine

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 2, 2017

A bit out of the way but worth the drive. Quaint setting. The food was delicious

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Sat on the porch on a summer night. Very relaxing and very friendly and helpful service.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Every thing was great. So good we returned 2 days latter.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

We had a delicious meal with excellent service
My entree was $1 more on Bill than on menu
The honey vanilla ice cream was superb
We will be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great place, only open in the summertime. We sat on a screened in porch with three other tables. They provide blankets on the back of the chair in case there is a chill. Owner greeted us with a smile. Service was fine until the second glass of wine which came slowly, about halfway through our entrees. I ordered Boca Chica tacos which were a disappointment-- confusion upfront about what kind of fish was being served. When it arrived it looked like straight up fish sticks from a box. Tiny piece of fish and a lot of breading. Not much flavor. Scallop appetizer was fantastic, salads delicious. Key lime pie was terrific. I'll go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 17, 2017

Our favorite place when we are on vacation at lake George

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Especially enjoyed being seated in the screened-in room at the back, complete with lap blankets if the evening turned chilly! Quaint and pleasant!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Our meal was delicious. I had the Potato encrusted Salmon and my husband had the Chicken Ravello. We both had the mussels appetizer. I had a glass of Nero D'Avola which is my favorite red wine. Anna gave us spectacular service and we enjoyed chatting with Mark, the owner. We make it a point to dine here every summer and we are never disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Remote but excellent restaurant - casual, but great food, friendly staff. Best food in the area by far.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

A party of five looking for a good food experience in NYs Adirondacks after a full day of white water rafting on the nearby Hudson and Indian Rivers. And, we found it. Everything was delicious and a great treat. A real gem in the middle of the State's "Forever Wild."

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great updated menu. Some old favorites and many new things to try. Service and food were, as always, superb.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

What a delightful experience! This is a gem of a restaurant tucked away in a peaceful setting. We sat out on the lovely screen porch and enjoyed a delicious meal, all courses were expertly prepared. Service was friendly and efficient. Nice wine selection. The seafood stew was the best we've ever had. We will certainly visit again on our next trip up to the area.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Always a pleasant dining experience. They are consistently worth the several minutes extra drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Overall very disappointing from the moment we walked in the door. The service, the room temperature, the food. Good service can't be this difficult. They need help!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2016

One of the only (maybe the only)"fine dining" Adirondack restaurants outside of the more populated Saranac/Lake Placid area. Good menu and friendly service. Beautiful garden dining room (we stayed inside this visit).

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2016

We always enjoy the food at the Owl at Twilight, and the drive from Albany is lovely. The food is interesting and delicious and well priced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Great food and romantic atmosphere. The food was fantastic. It had a latin taste, but was delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2016

We frequent the ADKs and have wanted to try the Owl at Twilight for a couple of years. It has received excellent reviews, but we continually ran into conflicts and could not follow up on reservations twice before. Having now enjoyed the Owl on our 35th Anniversary, we can report that the Owl is likely one of the best and finest dining spots within the Park. We recommend it highly (and are now disappointed that it will be next year again before we can return). The appetizers were fresh and wonderfully seasoned; the salads were varied and dressed delicately; and our entrees of tuna, pasta, and chicken were delectable. I enjoyed an excellent Manhattan and my spouse enjoyed the white wine. A guest had a flavorful micro brew beer. We couldn't try the desserts, but promised to do so upon our next visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Very nice setting on the porch with great service and really fine food!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on August 14, 2016

We can't get enough of this place - we came by for the live music (Key West musician - very good) and brought friends who hadn't visited before. We had a great time! Mark-tinis and Hoot-tinis, and wine were all great. Food was once again spectacular. And it's consistently great here - highly recommended!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2016

I used to love this restaurant because of the unique spices in many dishes, including even ice cream. That seems to have vanished along with prvious owners and chefs. However, I know many people do not share my love of spices and a restaurant must appeal to a broader range of diners. They are still friendly and have a good atmosphere but I was disappointed in the cuisine but some in my party were pleased. The wine was very good.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2016

Nice ambiance on a summer evening, modest but well prepared entrees, focus on delicious accompaniments. Enjoyable evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Mark was an excellent host. We had great wine and very good cocktails and the food was excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on August 2, 2016

one of those rare memorable places you find - great service, outstanding food, nicely decorated, everything is perfect. Highly recommended for all occasions

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Gem in the Adirondacks. Mark is a great host/owner. Had music, Big Daddy Rich, who was wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Under the current ownership, this is no longer a spot with exceptional cuisine and elegant service, but one of a number of ok, just-acceptable restaurants in the area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Great restaurant nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks. If you are looking for high quality food, ambiance and service (and a quality wine list) than this is a great spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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