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Northstar Pub

202 East Fall St, Ithaca, NY 14850
607.216.8580
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Ranked #46 of 240 Restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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- Sep 14, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Cornwall, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The ambience inside Northstar pub is a bit on the dark side, with candlelight-like luminosity, so I found that to be a bit off putting. However, the waitresses were extremely friendly, and gave top notch service for a pub. The menu is loaded with lots of eclectic salads--not your typical Caesar salads, but much more inventive and original. What is... More

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Oakton, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Had dinner here 6/14/14 and really enjoyed our experience. We have dined here prior and I was looking forward to the crab cakes with coconut rice that I had on a prior visit but, alas, no longer on the menu. Settled on the sirloin with roasted fingerling potatoes and a very spicy harissa sauce, which I requested on the side.... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

A great relaxed spot for hearty local (mostly) fare. The local offerings extend even to some of the liquor selections which is atypical and fun. Our service was outstanding and the food was terrific. The trio of purees was a great start. The mac & cheese special, grilled chicken sandwich and pork belly cuban sandwich were all home runs. Go... More

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Newfield, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Friendly, unpretentious, and good vibes. The food is not gourmet or fancy, just good quality with some interesting twists on some of the basics. There's a mac and cheese of the day, which is home made and sometimes has interesting touches like broccoli or potatoes and garlic, etc.. The fish sandwich is obviously hand-dipped, thick, and is very yummy. Folks... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I went with two friends about a week ago for brunch. We had heard that it was amazing, and a friend of mine had been with her mom and loved the experience. The waitress was very very nice and had good suggestions for drinks and food. Although my brunch was a little bit late compared to my friends', the waitress... More

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Ithaca, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

A close friend and I made Northstar our weekly hang out spot for almost two years. The food is only so-so, but the place is in our neighborhood and has decent beer so it worked. One night we went with my daughter and another friend and a group of waitresses sat near us on a break and stared rudely at... More

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