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John Thomas Steakhouse

1152 Danby Rd, Ste A, Ithaca, NY 14850-8927
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Ranked #13 of 234 restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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71% Recommend
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Wildwood, New Jersey
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161 reviews 161 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

John Thomas steakhouse is located on a beautiful piece of property, with a gazebo overlooking the scenic pond. The night that we went, the grass near the pond was filled with tiny peepers, frogs the size of wood ticks, so watch your step!. Our party of four had a reservation, and we were promptly seated. Service was very warm and... More

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Rochester, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I ate at the John Thomas Steakhouse during a recent visit to Ithaca. I found a beautiful facility with very friendly and competent staff. I found the prices too high for the quality of the product, My prime rib, was medium rare as ordered, but very dry---I cannot understand this, never had it ocurr at any other restaurants.

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New City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Being from NYC we have many great steakhouses. The prices here are even more expensive the Manhattan. Some of the items on menu are copies of Peter Luger in Brooklyn{ steak sauce tomato and onions and large steak sliced off of bone} They do use dry age prime beef but prices were more than what I have had in NYC.... More

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Tacoma, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There is a chicken dish and a seafood special, but why bother? Amazing steaks and lamb cooked to perfection. The potatoes sides are good, but the cream spinach is to die for. Desserts are good, but not spectacular. High marks for attentive service and an expansive reasonable-priced wine list.

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Ithaca, New York
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166 reviews 166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I must say that John Thomas is the best restaurant in Ithaca!!! Steak for two (42 oz) was totally amazing!! The stripe was really soft and tasty. Filet was tender and perfectly cooked. Lobster bisque was the best I have ever had in my life, they put a lot of lobster meats in the soup, not like lobster bisque in... More

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We started with clams casino and then (at our waiter's brilliant suggestion) split the smaller (still huge) Porterhouse steak and the lobster special. It was the best steak we've had in a long time! The waitstaff was accommodating and super friendly. It was a romantic setting too!

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Vestal, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you're tired of spending money on mediocre food, look no further. Yes, it is not cheap but it is WELL worth the cost. We were celebrating an anniversary, and the meal was perfect...from the service to the dessert, we couldn't have asked for more. Try the Prime Rib...absolutely melts in your mouth. And if you're into dessert, ask to... More

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Irvine, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is not a cheap eat but it is well worth the money. We have eaten here several times and the food is spectacular. From the appetizers to the side dishes they are all great. The only down side is it is on the expensive side even for a steakhouse.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Usa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As with our many prior visits, service was exceptional and the steaks were very high quality and perfectly cooked. A top notch restaurant!

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Took a party of 8 there on busy night. Great service and food. The steaks are HUGE and butter tender. Sides are family style and large enough for the whole table. Smoked trout appetizer was delish also. Salads are enormous so a half is plenty to go along with the meal. Had key lime pie which was yummy. Not a... More

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