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202 East Fall St, Ithaca, NY 14850
607.216.8580
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stylish, Tasty, Social, and My New Go To Eatery in Ithaca

When you don't feel like dealing with street or garage parking, or being around all the unfinished construction on the Commons in Ithaca, Northstar Pub is a great option. Tucked away near the old Fall Creek Theater, it has plenty of outdoor seating with trees, shrubs and a view of the quaint... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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Groton, New York
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Groton, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

When you don't feel like dealing with street or garage parking, or being around all the unfinished construction on the Commons in Ithaca, Northstar Pub is a great option. Tucked away near the old Fall Creek Theater, it has plenty of outdoor seating with trees, shrubs and a view of the quaint neighborhood. Inside is an attractive long bar with... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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210 reviews 210 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My second experience at this establishment. First time for dinner. It was great. It was a little bit of an early dinner so there was not waiting for a table. We were greeted promptly and in a very friendly manner. Our waitress arrive quickly to the table took our drink order. The menu is a bit eclectic but I had... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fabulous hyperlocal eatery. The interior design is intimate and dimly lit, giving you a feeling of hiding out, almost like a speak-easy or underground joint. There are a blend of elements referencing the underground railroad (an important part of local history) and also your favorite sci-fi space opera (sounds weird, but I promise, it's well-done). The cuisine was excellent and... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very good food. Casual business meal, dinner was very good. Curried chicken (excellent) and Austrian spaetzal (excellent). However, don't order the apple cider on tap, expensive and thimble portion. We were warned by waiter, but not that the pour is thimble sized.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My visit to this restaurant was about a year ago. When I went there, no one was greeting customers as they came in, and there were no signs stating for the customer to take a seat. So, after standing there for a few minutes, I went to the bar nearby. Again, even though the bartender was a few feet away,... More 

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Ithaca, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

when we first started eating here it was great and would go often - vegetarian burger, fish fry etc - both they must have changed chefs because now it is Poor. We no longer go there

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Ithaca, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My wife and I always thought this place was more of a "dive bar", but it turned out to be a great dining experience. Most of the dishes are local, and they're reasonably priced. My braised short rib & butternut squash ravioli was phenomenal!

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Ithaca, New York, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We haven't had the opportunity to go to Northstar Pub in about 8 months, even though it is one of our favorites. They have great farm to table food, with some selections that are not offered anywhere else in town. The service is always great and friendly, and the beer selection is good as well, although the night we went... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A good brunch spot. Varied menu with emphasis on locally produced food. Great french toast with apple butter. The hostess and waitstaff are extremely friendly and service was excellent.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Their website boasts "Great Food, Lively Libations, & Nice Nice Vibes" and they aren't lying. This place was super chill, delicious and a fun way to spend a couple hours. I started with a Bell's Porter and let me just say that beer could have been its own meal. Rich and full it was exactly what I wanted to kick... More 

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Additional Information about Northstar Pub

Address: 202 East Fall St, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone Number: 607.216.8580
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 East Fall St, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607.216.8580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

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