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Heights Cafe & Grill

903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
607-257-4144
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Ranked #7 of 237 restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Ithaca, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were back for our reunion at Cornell and had lunch here. Absolutely great. The menu had so many good things to choose we had a hard time selecting but got 4 different things and all were great. Good wine list fron the finger lakes wine makers too. Highly recommend this place.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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130 reviews 130 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went here for lunch and the service and food were spectacular. Also, we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful décor. The presentation of our meal far surpassed anything we would have expected in a café and the wine list was incredible. There were pages of different wines to pick from. We consider this place fine dining…you won’t be disappointed.

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St. Thomas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Took my daughter and family there after her graduation from Cornell. It was well worth every penny. The service was executed to perfection. A must-do again.

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Ithaca, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I have lost count of the number of times I have been to the Heights. It never, ever disappoints. Their lunch menu, without a doubt, is the best I have seen ANYWHERE in any city or country; if it was a restaurant unto itself, that menu would by far be the #1 eating attraction in the Finger Lakes. Dinner is... More

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