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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 224
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't go unless you have two to three hours to spare

Everyone had excellent meals but service was exceedingly slow. Waiter apologized for slow service a couple of times. Don't know if there was trouble in the kitchen or what.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
OwenComora
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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food came out way too fast, leaving us feeling like it must've been nuked. Ambience left much to be desired - no character or warmth. Turn and burn environment. Too bad. It's reputation from long-ago seems to fall short today.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Everyone had excellent meals but service was exceedingly slow. Waiter apologized for slow service a couple of times. Don't know if there was trouble in the kitchen or what.

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Scarsdale, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I really wanted to love this restaurant!. We have used the cookbooks for over 30 years. A family member really enjoyed the Moosewood around 10 years ago, so I couldn't wait to go. The food was just mediocre--portions small and somewhat pricey, and the service so-so. We had to remind waitstaff to bring the bread we ordered--it was excellent and... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Be sure to check the hours before you go. It was disappointing to get there when they were inbetween lunch and dinner, when they are not serving from their regular menu. The food was okay. We ordered a small plate for an appetizer and wished there was more, but we should have figured that out by the category! It was... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have been a die-hard Moosewood fan for years. I have had many good meals there, but the last 5 or 6 meals we've had there have been pretty mediocre. At this point I don't think it's a fluke. The last time we went my husband was served a salad with a dead fly in it, and while the server... More 

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Nazareth, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It is so nice to go to a restaurant where I have more food choices than salad and french fries. I went here for lunch on a weekday and it wasn't crowded at all. My 15 year-old and I are the more adventurous eaters in our family, and we are almost never disappointed with our selections at Moosewood. The prices... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It's possible Moosewood suffers, thanks to the cookbooks, from inflated expectations, so let's start with that. I was so excited to be going there! After having used their, or Molly Ktazen's terrific, cookbooks for over 20 years, to at last be in Ithaca? To go to Moosewood for lunch? It was like a pilgrimage! I was giddy. The restaurant is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

After hearing good reviews about this restaurant and buying the cookbook many years ago we were excited to finally try it. Things started off well with a solid guacamole and bean dip but it went downhill from there. Over thirty minutes with no entrees and then only to discover the waiter never put the order in and they were now... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My teenage daughter, husband, and I stopped at the Moosewood for lunch and would highly recommend it! The menu is limited but there are several specials each day. We each had one of the specials and they were all delicious. The atmosphere is very nice, both inside and outside. Service was great. I hear that it gets very crowded at... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My wife conspired with friends to throw a surprise party for our sixty-plus year old friend who hasn't celebrated his birthday in many years. We pre-ordered an excellent vegan chocolate cake through Moosewood and they hid our several bags of gifts. After a great meal at the appropriate cue they brought out the the cake, lighted with pink flamingo candles... 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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