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Moosewood Restaurant

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Vegan, Vegetarian
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 195
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
What happened to the Moosewood I've known and loved for years?

My husband and I almost never visit Ithaca without stopping at Moosewood to enjoy delicious and creative vegetarian food. Our last visit was on valentine's day for lunch, and our food was terrific. But I felt out of place, as though I'd entered an alternate universe. Gone was the familiar... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Carolyn E
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I almost never visit Ithaca without stopping at Moosewood to enjoy delicious and creative vegetarian food. Our last visit was on valentine's day for lunch, and our food was terrific. But I felt out of place, as though I'd entered an alternate universe. Gone was the familiar, informal, 'love me as I am' attitude and in it's... More 

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Ithaca, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Moosewood is always a delightful experience. Each time I go there, there is a good range of options for different diets ie. vegan, gluten-free. All ingredients are healthy and tasty, and satisfying. It is easy to have a 3 or 4 course meal, with great drink options, that is completely delicious and nutritious in an artistic environment with excellent service.... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been there several times after moving to Ithaca. Nice vegetarian options. But, the first time I was there, ordered a salad. It was room temperature (I like mine chilled) and there was browning along some of the leaf lettuce (I like mine fresh). The wait was long. It was not a "wow" experience, but a place probably any... More 

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ithaca, ny
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11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Moosewood is famous for it's vegetarian cookbooks and wonderful vegetarian food. I have lunch here frequently and sometimes just stop in for coffee or a drink. They recently expanded their menu and there is something for everyone. Meat eaters will not be disappointed.

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Ithaca, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not a very extensive menu but everything we tried (2 visits) was tasty. However, for someone who actually cooks at home, it was somewhat disappointing - we could make the same dishes at home. Pleasant environment and outside seating during the warm season. Nice overall.

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Lawrence
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sorry, but I'm not a vegetarian. The entrées seem really weird to me. Eesh. Pros: - Excellent location - Nice environment Cons: - Very busy with a small waiting area - Perfunctory service

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and first ate here 25 years ago before we were married. Own the first cookbooks and made many recipes from them in the early years. Came back with the kids hoping for a nice dinner and some nice memories. Big disappointment. Service was slow. Food came out lukewarm at best. Waitress, who wasn't the most friendly, must have... More 

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Rochester, New York
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89 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We've been going to Moosewood for years. While my wife loves vegetarian food, I am a BIG meat-eater. My first visit (many years back) was won over when they offered a "meatloaf" that was so good it won me over for lo these many years. Anyway, we had lunch there today and it sure was different. First, there is a... More 

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London
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55 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Moosewood offers a great range of healthy dishes and lovely juices and smoothies Service is friendly and swift. Always on my to go to list when passing through. It should be on everyone's

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Ithaca, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I have been going to Moosewood for 30 years. When I am in a certain mood, nothing beats a big plate of African nut stew, one of their iconic salads and a cocktail or tasty glass of Finger Lake wine. Still, my last visit was just odd -- primarily because of the service. Our waitperson, while very good in getting... 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: Vegan, Vegetarian
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?