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

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  • 19
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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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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Truro, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Northstar is one of our favorite places to dine in Ithaca. Friendly pub atmosphere, awesome outdoor dining and beer garden, multiple legit vegan options. Not your run of the mill corner bar.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We sampled a roasted garlic-less tomato gazpacho and over cooked Buffalo chicken wings to start - FLAVORLESS and BORING even though the wings were ordered to be "hot." To follow the starters, one of us had the mussel and clam bouillabaisse, also flavorless yet over salted, so much so that the broth usually sopped up with bread was left behind.... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A lot of locals really like Northstar. Unfortunately, I've only had one really good experience here. The food has ranged from fun to bland. The service has sometimes been good, but I've had two times with dreadful (slow, unhelpful, bordering on surly) experiences. If you're going to eat here, I recommend the pub-style food. When you can sit outside, that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lured by the hype of a cozy neighborhood pub I finally dined at Northstar Pub. After three previous failed visits. We finally made it. The patio seating was pleasant. My mussel bouillabaisse ingredients were fresh but oddly seasoned. The spoon was bent to an unusable flatness. Although the food and service were iffy, I left a generous tip. Unfortunately, the... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The beer selection and food recommendations were perfect. We stopped in on our way to visit a fall ( at the end of the road ) and to grab a snack. We went with the barmans recommendation and was satisfied all round. Great food, beer and value.

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Groton, New York
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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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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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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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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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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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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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