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Heights Cafe & Grill

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903 Hanshaw Road, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850
607.257.4144
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Heights Restaurant and H Bar was established in 1995 by Culinary...
The Heights Restaurant and H Bar was established in 1995 by Culinary Institute of America graduate James Larounis and his wife Heidi. We are located in the Village of Cayuga Heights, one mile from the center of Cornell University. The restaurant has a casual, contemporary atmosphere and features Mediterranean-inspired American cuisine. We place the utmost value on our seasonal menus and on sourcing locally. We also take great pride in our wine list which includes over 400 bottle selections from the United States and international regions, and over 20 wines by the glass. The Heights Restaurant and H Bar has been a Wine Spectator award winner since 1999.
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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable celebration

We celebrated my daughter's graduation from MBA school at the Heights. The meal was excellent and the service good. I felt a bit cramped with the tables very close together.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Rod N
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Lone Tree, Colorado
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Bethesda, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We ate here a year or two back and it was amazing - every dinner was tastier than the next. But something has changed. Based on our prior experience, we were eager to have a graduation celebration here. The logistics of booking were really quite frustrating. I called several times and they would not even take a reservation, instead giving... More 

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We celebrated my daughter's graduation from MBA school at the Heights. The meal was excellent and the service good. I felt a bit cramped with the tables very close together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were introduced to Heights through our daughter who attended college in Ithaca. Each visit to the restaurant has been great. The food is excellent and we have always experienced superior service. We recently had a meal catered from Heights for a graduation party. James was kind enough to prepare it for us despite being closed that day. All of... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My wife and I have had two lunches with my graduate assistants from Cornell University at the Heights, most recently on May 7. It is convenient to the campus by car, has ample parking, and it provides an excellent, relaxed ambiance to converse. The staff is friendly and attentive and the food selection is varied and excellent. We plan to... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our favorite place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary is the Heights Cafe. Everything about it exudes excellence and attention to detail. The food, service, ambiance are tops. We always enjoy having the profiteroles when it comes time for dessert.

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Dryden, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A nice place for a special meal. The food was good if a bit pricey. The service was quite slow, and we had to keep asking for service.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The heights bar is my favorite place to get a quick drink. They know what there doing. And great bartender so nice. Hope I can go again soon.

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Ithaca
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Tucked away in the community corners in Cayuga Heights, this is fine dining at its best and among Ithaca's finest restaurants. Small but quaint, it offers the classiest dining establishment "on the hill" and rivals any place downtown. We try to go at least once a year as it isn't for the frugal minded, but if you want to impress... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I always bring people here when they visit Ithaca, it's been my favorite restaurant in Ithaca since my undergrad years at Cornell. They have the best specials and they're always different and so unique. I most recently had a delicious tenderloin with a gorgonzola cheese crust, literally the most amazing combination of flavors!! A couple favorites on the main menu-... More 

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New England
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142 reviews 142 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our food was okay-- the bass was quite good, the salmon was very dry, the salad was tasty. While our server was very nice, clearly the kitchen was stressed as we rarely saw our waiter and the atmosphere was a bit hectic. We were kept waiting 30 minutes for a reservation. There really isn't anywhere to sit other than at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 903 Hanshaw Road, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607.257.4144

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

The Heights Restaurant and H Bar was established in 1995 by Culinary Institute of America graduate James Larounis and his wife Heidi. We are located in the Village of Cayuga Heights, one mile from the center of Cornell University. The restaurant has a casual, contemporary atmosphere and features Mediterranean-inspired American cuisine. We place the utmost value on our seasonal menus and on sourcing locally. We also take great pride in our wine list which includes over 400 bottle selections from the United States and international regions, and over 20 wines by the glass. The Heights Restaurant and H Bar has been a Wine Spectator award winner since 1999.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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