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Just a Taste

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116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
607-277-9463
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5:30 pm - 10:00 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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 74
    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
Always a treat!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
lethargo
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Ithaca, NY
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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261 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ithaca, NY
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 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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Stony Brook, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great menu, delicious food, but the portions are a bit small, even for tapas. The bill added up pretty quickly, but I left full and satisfied!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had tried to get a table at this restaurant before and it's always packed with a long wait. No reservations. This time we were super early and it was a Sunday so we didn't have to wait. Since we were the first few people in the restaurant we had excellent service. We ordered their flight of wines which was... More 

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Floyds Knobs, Indiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We arrived fifteen minutes before advertised closing time, were treated rudely, given menus and told we had to order immediately, no drinks offered and food thrown on table without being identified or placed in front of the person who actually ordered it. It wasn't as if the restaurant was empty either. There were 4-5 tables still in service, and we... 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: Romance, 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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