STIR was created to promote locally owned, independent restaurants in the Southern Tier region of Upstate New York. The variety, abundance and quality of restaurants in our area rival those of most any other region of the country. When you dine at these establishments you are supporting your local community. Their income stays here, they pay taxes here and therefore continually reinvest in the development of our community.

The goal of our website is to provide valuable information that leads you to try these incredible restaurants, in a format that’s easy to maneuver. Restaurants are categorized by Cuisine, Features and Locations so that you can pinpoint the establishment you’d like to visit with ease.

Along with information about these restaurants, you have access to a behind-the-scenes look in our Meet the Chef section, as well as photos, demos and recipes to even try yourself!

Regardless of whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to our community, the locally owned independent restaurants of STIR welcome you with open arms. We take pride in what we do and strive to make your dining experience the highlight of your day.

Bon Appetit!