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John Thomas Steakhouse

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1152 Danby Rd, Ste A, Ithaca, NY 14850-8927
607-273-3464
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice food, excellent service, lovely place!

We went for a family dinner and enjoyed a great meal. We were four (including a 5 year old) and the service was excellent. I recommend the lobster bisque, the porterhouse and wild mushrooms, for dessert the pecan pie was very nice. The price was reasonable for the quality of the food, service and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
mexgirltravel
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Ithaca, New York
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  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We went for a family dinner and enjoyed a great meal. We were four (including a 5 year old) and the service was excellent. I recommend the lobster bisque, the porterhouse and wild mushrooms, for dessert the pecan pie was very nice. The price was reasonable for the quality of the food, service and ambience. If you want to enjoy... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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348 reviews 348 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Typical business power meal steakhouse, but in a charming building adjacent a French themed inn. Near Ithaca College. Food and service very good. Porterhouse for two about $65-95 a la carte.

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Binghamton, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The food at the steakhouse was very good though we did not opt for steak. I now wish I did seeing other reviews. I had the Chicken Pommery which was very tasty and the other diners I was with had the scallop special which they both enjoyed. For the family style side, we had the mashed potatoes and they were... More 

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USA
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A great place with fantastic ambiance, delicious and tasty food, friendly staff and service. We were bunch of international GMs and owners who had dinner together and we loved it. We will strongly recommend this place to every one and will be back soon.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and I were returning from Canada where we dining on left overs for most of the week. It was time for something special. We were staying at the La Tourelle and were planning to go into town for our dinner. I am so glad we didn't. We simply walked over to the John Thomas and had a sumptuous... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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155 reviews 155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

While visiting my granddaughter, a student at Ithaca College, my family and I dined at this restaurant, and, because there were 8 of us, we were given a private room at the top of the stairs. It was quiet and we had great service from the get go...Most everyone ordered steaks or lamb chops, but I chose to have the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

John Thomas Steakhouse is everything an amazing steakhouse should be. Dining here always reminds me of Peter Luger's Steakhouse...even the tomato-based steak sauce calls to mind that Brooklyn landmark. Grade A, Prime, Dry-Aged steaks are savory and delicious. Their house-made steak sauce is divine. My only complaint is the sides are HUGE --- even the half-portions are enough for a... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Everyone in our party ordered different items but each was prepared to perfection. Love the family style sides, get the mashed potatoes they are to die for. The service is warm and professional. Each staff member well trained in the menu. You can't go wrong here.

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Plainview, New York
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304 reviews 304 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is said to be "the place" students ask their parents to take them for special occasions. John Thomas did not disappoint. The appetizers were all great: smoked trout and calamari. I had the bone-in steak and my wife the filet mignon. The steaks were excellently prepared and delicious. Quite pricey, but worth the price. Great meal indeed.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were very excited after reading all the stellar reviews, but were quite let down by the actual experience. We were expecting to be floored by the steaks, they were ok. My husband and I got the small 24 ounce porterhouse for two, medium rare. The steak arrives already sliced and UNDERCOOKED, not much they can do to fix the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1152 Danby Rd, Ste A, Ithaca, NY 14850-8927
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-273-3464

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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