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John Thomas Steakhouse

1152 Danby Rd, Ste A, Ithaca, NY 14850-8927
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Ranked #15 of 241 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
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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277 reviews 277 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Excellent service, very attentive staff and we didn't have to ask for anything. Ordered small size salads for appetizers and a regular tomato and mozzarella. The mozzarella was particularly fresh and flavorful. We had the vegetarian entree, the salmon, the filet and the strip. The pasta was enough for two people. We also had mashed potatoes, 1/2 fries, 1/2 onions... More 

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Additional Information about John Thomas Steakhouse

Address: 1152 Danby Rd, Ste A, Ithaca, NY 14850-8927
Phone Number: 607-273-3464
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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