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Heights Cafe & Grill

903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
607-257-4144
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Ranked #8 of 240 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
St.paul
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a notable dining experience. Staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful (one member of the party was vegan and the chef created an exceptional dinner). The food was simply superb. Halibut fresh light and flavorful. Cauliflower appetizer was a total treat! Do Not miss this food!

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New York City, New York
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129 reviews 129 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Although you'd think from the name that the Heights Cafe and Grill is informal, it's a bit less relaxed than the name might suggest. Service was attentive, although I must say that it was far slower than we wanted, and the meal was paced such that there were long breaks between courses. The food was tasty, and everyone ate well.... More

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LEXINGTON
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Heights catered a wedding we attended and the food was amazing. The evening started off with lovely hor d'oeuvres and a great waitstaff. Once everyone was seated we enjoyed a sit down dinner that was served family style. Everything was delicious. The sides were so good, some tables asked for seconds and they were provided immediately. A truly wonderful... More

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Ithaca, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We've been to the Heights Cafe several times. The food, I must say, is consistently good. Perhaps for some, dishes may seem "over done" or that the chef is "trying too hard." Some dishes include too many flavors, that I would normally not put together, but that's just my taste. All flavors are, however, truly delicious. Their ingredients are excellent.... More

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Ithaca, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went for dinner at the bar because it was near Stewart Park. Great time with the staff and customers there. Bartender was very helpful and service was quite good. I would have liked to know about the specials before I ordered, but that's not enough to ding the rating. The food was excellent. Nothing that I tasted (and there was... More

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Found this restaurant on a recommendation. Atmosphere was average. Service was very respinsive but not warm or all that friendly. Food was excellent. Very small portions for the money. Paid $ 48.00 for an 8 ox. filet. It was good, but not that good.Thank God I don't drink alcohol. I don't see a return trip.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Chic but not stuffy.....can be pricey but worth it...we enjoyed the salmon and cod main courses, the fried calamari was tender , done kind of tempura style and well seasoned....we ate well, no room for dessert : (

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Upstate NY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After reading the tripadvisor reviews we decided the Heights Cafe would be a romantic place to celebrate our anniversary and went for dinner on Saturday night. We had eaten lunch there before and while the food was good the portions were huge but we thought the 'fine dining' experience would be appropriate for our anniversary. Unfortunately our experience was not... More

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Ithaca, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It pains me to write this because I love The Heights but I was disappointed when we stopped in for lunch. To be fair let me start by saying my friends I was with enjoyed their meals and had no complaints. One had a cheeseburger that was on special, it was huge and looked delicious. My other friend had the... More

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East Coast
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Fourth time dining here and the first that it was warm enough for the outdoor patio, which was both cozy and comfortable. As always, the service and staff were outstanding! Delicious culinary treats from the kitchen, highlighted by perfect wine suggestions from the staff. Our party of 8 each had a different entrée, and then debated all night who's was... More

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