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121 West Fayette St., Syracuse, NY
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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Syracuse, NY
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

After having dinner at a popular restaurant in Armory Square we decided to try Bittersweet after hearing such wonderful reviews. We weren't disappointed. The server was very friendly and the desserts were delectable. I would recommend this nice place.

Thank CrownPoint
Syracuse, New York, USA
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

Lunch here with coworkers. The Panini's were outstanding but wow the desserts were awesome! We'll be back.

Thank Paul541
New York
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125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

My boyfriend and I went here for a late dinner and had a fabulous time. The room had dimmed lights and it was very cozy. Nothing fancy, so don't go here if you're looking for fine dining. The food tasted great, and their desserts even better! I thought it was a great place to go for a date and cant... More 

Thank Langlokt
Syracuse, New York
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

We visited Bittersweet after dining in armory square tonight. We were lucky to find nearby on street parking. The interior is warm and cozy on this frigid January night.soft music was not intrusive . There are a number of tables along the wall and a long bar . There were a couple of couples , one party of 8 and... More 

Thank katie r
Syracuse, New York
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320 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

Limited food options but terrific desserts and wines. Liked the wine options - can order wine as a tasting (2 oz), glass (5oz), or bottle.

Thank FamilyExplorer4
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Overall the food experience while in Syracuse has been disappointing, so last night when we came across Bittersweet while walking after an "okay" dinner we had a fabulous experience! The Flourless Chocolate Cake was hands down the best I've ever had. Creamy, light, smooth, rich chocolate cake melting in the mouth, served with an airy whipped cream and strawberries lightly... More 

Thank Stellanlm
Syracuse, New York
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Bittersweet is a tiny place that's hard to find, though it's just half a block off Salina, the main street, downtown Syracuse. I like the classy wine-bar interior and the wall decor--photos of their desserts, "posed" at various local places. The desserts are beautiful, beautifully presented, and big. They don't have a lot of flavor, however. I've tried the Tiramisu,... More 

Thank lem1eu10
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

For a wine bar, the selection was a bit pedestrian. And being a wine and dessert bar they should focus more on having wines pair better with the desserts.

1 Thank LordNeuf
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

A gem. Perfect hangout with or without dinner. Classy, comfortable and one of the beast value restaurants I've ever visited. A+

Thank kidscount
Syracuse, New York
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

This little place is easy to look past, but please do not! I am not a wine drinker, but always wanting to try. This place was perfect. You can order 2 oz glasses for an extremely reasonable price. I was planning to do that, until my server gave me a sample of the Cavit Moscoto. WOW never had a wine... More 

Thank Schwickh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
16:30 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 West Fayette St., Syracuse, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: (315)474-WINE(9463)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?