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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 239
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  • 104
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  • 44
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very tasty

The food was delicious, I very much enjoyed the curried veggies with rice. Sadly the salmon was sold out so didn't get a chance to try. The decor isn't very impressive but the service and food are well worth a trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
Steve D
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Ithaca, New York
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Moosewood gets many of its customers from tourists who "have" to visit it when they come to Ithaca. Last I heard they had 19 different owners at once. How do you think that works! They are riding on a reputation that comes from a series of vegetarian cookbooks. The food is very average....the service is the same....and the atmosphere is... More 

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Thank chris k
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend has been cooking her way through the Moosewoood cookbook so we visited the resturant as a birthday trip. It is just one block off the pedestrian walkway in downtown and parking was easy to find. The food was wonderful. We ordered every entree on the menu. The Hoppin' John and the Butternut Squash Filo Roll stole the show.... More 

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Thank Patience W
Upstate New York
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a family favorite for us. The soups and hot drinks are wonderful. Desserts are to die for. The menu changes constantly depending on what is fresh and tasty. The servers are usually very friendly and well-informed. When there, pick up the Moosewood cookbook ... The vegetarian chef's bible

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Thank UpstateNYFamilyMan
Oberlin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting the restaurant after using The Moosewood Cook Book for years. Their restaurant was charming and satisfying for my group.

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Thank Peter C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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124 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious, I very much enjoyed the curried veggies with rice. Sadly the salmon was sold out so didn't get a chance to try. The decor isn't very impressive but the service and food are well worth a trip.

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Thank Steve D
Mexico City, Mexico
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50 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I used to live in Ithaca. I still sigh when I think of Moosewood. If you are into vegetarian food, you've reached heaven. And if you're not, this will give you a pretty good idea of how good meatless meals can be. Menus are seasonal and use local produce when possible; not all of the items are organic and not... More 

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1 Thank MayaIvanovna
Ithaca, New York
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The beginning of Ithaca's reknown for vegetarian food with especially tasty versions not seen elsewhere.

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1 Thank anavidpalate
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

If you haven't heard of Moosewood, your vegan education is about to take a big step up! Vegan dining resources at their finest, and the knowledge packed into the recipes and cooks at Moosehead is legion. The restaurant itself is woodsy, friendly, simple, clothed in golden pine boards, spare, and clean. But don't leave without taste testing, plus purchasing one... More 

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Thank Lise A
Boston
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Our vegetarian son is an Ithaca College freshmen, and I was excited to bring him to Moosewood aka "mecca" for his first meal there, and we chose Sunday lunch (hoping more for brunch). We all ordered the same item -- a frittata-like dish -- and most of us thought it was ok/good, but my son was disappointed. We also ordered... More 

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2 Thank cmackie
New York City, New York
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113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Absolutely a must! We had an absolutely delicious lunch in a lovely setting in downtown Ithaca. Don't pass this up! David's Dilled Havarti is a must.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?