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Moosewood Restaurant

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Vegetarian, Vegan
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215 North Cayuga Street, Ste 70, Ithaca, NY 14850-4323
607-273-9610
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 199
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    Very good
  • 82
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  • 30
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  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice classic place

In a way, Moosewood is fortunate to have such an iconic reputation in the healthy & vegetarian food industry; and in a way, it puts a lot of pressure on the restaurant to be the be-all and end-all. I have eaten there a number of times and I have always had a reliably good meal, healthy; served by a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant for our marriage anniversary. I wanted to reserve the table for us, but everytime I called, the person told me to call later. Finally I called 2 hours before dinner and was able to reserve it. We got to the restaurant 15 minutes late, but still found our table reserved for us which was good.... More 

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Ithaca NY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

In a way, Moosewood is fortunate to have such an iconic reputation in the healthy & vegetarian food industry; and in a way, it puts a lot of pressure on the restaurant to be the be-all and end-all. I have eaten there a number of times and I have always had a reliably good meal, healthy; served by a pleasant... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Based on reviews that is one of the best restaurants in Ithaca, we made a few visits to try to get a table. Avoid weekends as both the tables and bar get full. We were finally able to get seats at the bar. The staff was friendly once we started a conversation with them. The menu choices were interesting but... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My husband and I were at Moosewood September 2010. We are very conscious eaters, insofar as going as natural as we can, if not organic. We were really excited to try this restaurant. We were hoping for at least a decent selection from which to choose. We were given only three items to choose from and the portions weren't great... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We read the reviews, but wanted to head to this iconic restaurant anyway. We were greeted by friendly staff, had a great server and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch entrées. The tofu walnut burger was perfectly prepared and presented, and salmon cakes were delicious. It has been over 35 years since our last trip to Ithaca....we'll happily go back to the... More 

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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I was hesitant to dine here, as I had only one night here on a work trip (I live 3 hours away) and there were so many other restaurants in Ithaca with much higher reviews. In fact, all the recent reviews were telling me NOT to eat here! But, since I have used their various cookbooks on and of for... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I think the other reviews here have captured the Moosewood experience very well. One of my dinner companions referred to it as a pilgrimage as well - she cooks from one of the Moosewood cookbooks once or twice a week. We had reservations, and while they are new at Open Table, our experience was not affected by the reservations system... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My best friend and I have been cooking out of the moosewood cookbook for a couple of years now. She and I made a pilgrimage to moosewood this past weekend just so we could say we'd been there and really get a whiff of what they're after. The food was impeccable and for that I would go again. Couldn't say... More 

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Utica, New York
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313 reviews 313 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've owned the Moosewood cookbooks and expect food that is good for you and tastes terrific. Unfortunately, as others have written here, the food is disappointing and the service is very slow. A house salad at Moosewood had no variety in the greens, three small tomatoes and a few carrot slices. No creativity at all… any salad can be sparked... More 

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Burlington, VT
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I wanted to go to this restaurant as I have one of the cookbooks. The atmosphere was nice. Server friendly, but slow. Forgot to order our drinks and forgot to put in our order for bread. My daughter ordered one of their drinks with sparkling water, but they were out of sparkling water. We also ordered chips and guac and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 North Cayuga Street, Ste 70, Ithaca, NY 14850-4323
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-273-9610

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?