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AGAVA Restaurant

381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-319-4366
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Ranked #27 of 238 Restaurants in Ithaca
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: AGAVA is a Southwest-Inspired restaurant featuring a wood-fired oven, farm-to-table cuisine and a seasonal menu. The restaurant also has one of the most unique bars in the region, both in design and drink selection. Agava is located in the old East Ithaca Train Depot in Ithaca, NY.
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English first
Ithaca, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Bartenders were great. Thank goodness, since the place was packed and we had no reservation. Kitchen is a little slower than most, though the food is usually very good. I recommend checking out the daily ceviche. Monday is open mic night. Weekends, they have local bands. Good stuff!

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A very popular restaurant with locals, so get there early or book ahead would be better. Very good choice of wines at the bar and the staff are extremely helpful with recommendations and selections. Food is very good & if you're staying in Ithaca a while... you'll be back

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Syosset, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The lady at the front was not very friendly. The food was very good. The glasses were dirty. The waitress was very nice. Overall a good experience

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Ithaca, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

So here is the deal. Decent food? Yes. Decent prices? Yes. Decent service? Hell no. Decent portions? Eh, depends what you get. Was here for lunch and had Angela as a server. The fact that Angela has a job here tells me the management is not too concerned with service. She took our order and the next we saw her... More

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Like some other Ithaca restaurants this place uses a lot of local ingredients to create their dishes and everything I have had there has been amazing. It is food with a south western flare and usually it is a lunch place for me. The flat breads are probably what they are best known for but they offer tacos burgers salads... More

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Charlottesville, VA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Really spectacular food, cooked unpretentiously but with great surprises: brussels sprouts ought not to be that delicious. Sitting outdoors is great if the weather allows. Outside of the town center, and well worth the trip.

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Cape May Beach
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199 reviews 199 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I didn't know what to expect reading some of the reviews, but everything was good for us. The server was excellent. We selected a variety of small plates for the table to share. I am not sure I would call the ceviche that, since I didn't see any citrous juice, but it was raw fish with a mix of veggies... More

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Vista, California, USA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great food, Great service, different flavors, spices, textures, unique foods. Lots of fun with good and unique dishes. Prices are reasonable, service was perfect. Tacos were unique, Chips and salsa were excellent, flat breads were above average. All deserts were unique. White Sangria was very good.

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Mount Kisco, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Picked AGAVA from a limited list supplied by our hotel. After a long day's driving, we just wanted a quick dinner and an early night. Called for a reservation but no one mentioned to us that there is a "bridge out" detour which no one but a local could navigate, through a winding maze of unlit residential streets, but we... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This restaurant was a great surprise. We had not visited the campus in 14 years and since then two out of the four people in our party have switched to gluten free diets. The restaurant's brick oven made made a great gluten free pizza. We were quickly seated and the wait staff was excellent. Pricing was reasonable. All in all,... More

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