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116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
607-277-9463
Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Simply Excellent Dinner.

We were on a weekend getaway in Ithaca and were staying very close to this restaurant, so we decide to try it. The menu was really varied and offered something for just about every taste. We really liked every one of the tastes we tried. I finished with the Caeser salad with some anchovy fillets on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
tkcarter
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were on a weekend getaway in Ithaca and were staying very close to this restaurant, so we decide to try it. The menu was really varied and offered something for just about every taste. We really liked every one of the tastes we tried. I finished with the Caeser salad with some anchovy fillets on the side - I... More 

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Philadelphia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We waited 45 minutes to get in (no reservations) but they called us when the table was ready. Service was fine and food was great - plates are large for tapas. It was quite rich though - I would have liked more plain vegetable options.

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Smaller than expected and rather dull inside, but incredible tapas menu and drinks! We ordered 3 items, all of which were great! Beer list is good and offers variety. I couldn't find a pinot grigio on the wine list so opted fir prosecco instead. Will definitely go back next time we're in town.

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Ithaca, NY
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100 reviews 100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We eat here on a regular basis. The food is fresh, innovative and always worth it. The menu changes seasonally with lots of local food in season. The wine list is diverse and priced well. If you aren't sure what to order get a flight of wines....then settle on a bottle the next time you come in. Here you can... More 

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new york
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

I would go as far as to say that it actually beat the food I ate in Spain. No joke! Muy delicioso and extremely reasonable priced. The service,just like the food, is above and beyond all expectations.

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Rochester, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stopped here for dinner while visiting the town of Ithaca for the day. It was quite busy and we were given a wait time of 45 minutes. No problem for us because it gave us some extra time to browse in and out of all the cute shops in the surrounding area. Upon returning we were immediately seated at... More 

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Cohoes
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Primarily a wine and tapas bar this spot should please everyone in your party! 3 of us had focaccia with olive oil and roasted garlic, brussels sprouts sauteed in brown butter w/garlic, pecans and romano, shrimp sauteed w/garlic & sherry and chicken wings w/sweet & spicy coconut chili sauce. My son enjoyed all of the above as well as a... More 

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Walpole, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had another fantastic meal on April 4th. The food is always delicious. We have been here many times and it is definitely a favorite while in Ithaca. The service has always been great. Looking forward to our next visit.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a one of a kind restaurant, offer a great selection of Taps, Appetizers and "dishes". Vary flavors, varying sizes and an eclectic mix of awesome dishes. Must have include their Brussels sprouts, they will make a believer out of you. My son, not a great veggie eater, LOVED them was will as I did, Duck was great, actually... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was our first time and we read the reviews that said arrive a bit early which we happen to be coming into Ithaca around 430 so we just did a little sightseeing quick and we were standing in front of the restaurant at 4:50. There was enough people to fill the restaurant by 5 o'clock waiting in front. granted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-277-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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