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202 East Fall St, Ithaca, NY 14850
607.216.8580
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  • 4
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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
Great food, casual environment

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
davidbF844BC
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Darien, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Ithaca, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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18 reviews 18 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
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Oakton, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great local bar/restaurant. Located in a neighborhood, so you have to wander around a bit to find it. Check out the M&C of the day!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great local place near Cornell University. Great food to fit every diet type. They have a great outdoor patio and a great beer garden in the back. Suggest getting a reservation seems to always have a wait. But worth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

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

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