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John Thomas Steakhouse

1152 Danby Rd, Ste A, Ithaca, NY 14850-8927
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Ranked #19 of 240 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Went to this restaurant as with other contributors because of proximity to hotel after a long drive . We did not really want a huge meal and were slightly daunted by the high cost. So glad that we did not order a starter and did not eat much of the good bread and butter supplied while we waited for our... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I recently dined here for our anniversary. We picked this restaurant for it's proximity to our hotel and it seemingly being a high end steakhouse. We started our meal with a shared tomato and smoked mozzarella salad. It was fine and used very fresh tomatoes. We then each had a steak; she a petite cut filet and... More

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Selkirk, NY
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119 reviews 119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Traveling with another couple, we selected this restaurant because of its location to our hotel (across the parking lot) and its steakhouse menu. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Steaks arrived cooked to order. Sides were enough to share around the table. The restaurant, at this time, does allow you to bring in your own bottle of wine. Some may... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It would take a lot to tear me away from The Palm, my official provider of animal fats since 197X. But in Ithaca with no Palm available, John Thomas is a good choice. Warm welcome, very competent servers, hearty drinks and luxury food...Ain't cheap, but it is good!

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Pine City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We love to dine here on certain occasions in the summer and fall. Fall especially, so I will enjoy another trip out sometime in October. Food is always excellent and waitstaff is always polite and fully attentive. We always enjoy the steak, it's the only place to get a dry aged steak in our region, and they are always cooked... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This restaurant is on the site of the hotel. You need to book to get a table. Vegetarians are catered for but it is predominately meat and fish. Great wine list.

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East Granby, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Beautiful inn, delicious steak. We got the porterhouse for two medium rare. perfect for me little rare for him. Tomato onion salad awesome! Only weird thing was 7pm and we were only one of two couples in the room on the left. When they left it was downright creepy. There seemed to be more people on the other side and... More

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Binghamton, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Every big city has one and even though Ithaca is far from a big city, that have their own version of the consummate Steak House! Nice ambiance, well trained staff and steak that is grilled to perfection! My only complaint is their prices are on par with Ruth Chris, Morton's, etc...but not sure they are at that level and can... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had failed to make dinner plans and at the last minute opted to have John Thomas deliver a porterhouse steak, fries, and Caesar salad to our barn suite (part of La Tourelle). The service was reminiscent of old dining car service; heavy sterling and white linens. The steak was beautifully sliced and absolutely delicious ... intended for two, but... More

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New Jersey
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191 reviews 191 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 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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