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Monks on the Commons

$$ - $$$American, ,
120 S Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5712
+1 607-272-2222
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“pretzels” (2 reviews)
“cornbread” (2 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
120 S Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5712
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Reviewed today

A friend and I had drinks, dinner, and breakfast at Monks, which is the restaurant in the Marriott Hotel downtown in Ithaca Commons. Service at dinner was a bit slow, but the food and beverages were both quite good. Especially recommended: the fried green tomatoes...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Located in the lobby of the Marriott at the commons, Monks is a great place any time of the day. Our family enjoyed breakfast, dinner and late evening snacks and drinks and all was very good. I do have to say I minus a point...More

Thank vjcg5
Reviewed November 12, 2017

My wife and I visited Monks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings while we were at the Marriott Downtown for a conference. We had great wines each night and good food as well. We really enjoyed the cheese/meat platter and the Gelato.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed November 5, 2017

A group of 7 adults and 5 kids arrived after trick or treating downtown. We were looking for a drinks and snacks. We were so pleased with the food and the service was just great...the kids( and adults) really loved the pretzels with spicy mustard....More

Thank capegirl57
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast two mornings as well as appetizers at the bar during happy hour twice. The breakfasts were both very good. The food was hot and tasty as well as generous servings. The service in the restaurant as well as at the bar was...More

1  Thank Mikeshy
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

I had 2-3 wonderful experiences here with fantastic food and cocktails. So when my brother visited, I enthusiastically took him there. What a mistake! The same cocktail I had had previously was poorly executed and bland, and it took half an hour to make even...More

Thank IthacaRissa
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Looking for desert on a Sunday evening at about 7:45. Monks wasn't very busy and several people were working but service was poor and the options limited. But the gelato was good.

Thank actonma
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Service for 20 people - was excellent. Well done Barb! Food was for the most part very good. Two big misses: 1) The cut of Prime Rib was not on par with truly prime cuts I've experienced before. Also the selection of rare to medium-well...More

Thank conradstx
Reviewed April 20, 2017

This restaurant, and the Marriott Hotel it's in, is rather new. The service and food are uneven. During at least 4 lunches, no one has ever thought to refill the water bottle on the table or ask if I wanted more coffee. The evening food...More

Thank chris k
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Attractive American eatery has a wide range of cuisine and is situated as part of the Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons lobby which adds to the open air feel with the large oversize windows. Quality of food and drink matches and or exeeds that...More

Thank speechino
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $38
American, Bar, Pub
Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 S Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5712
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-272-2222
  • E-mail
Soulful food and sinful cocktails delivered in a warm, welcoming, and eclectic atmosphere. Visit us for social hour every day from 5:30pm -6:30pm to hear the story of our name. While here, share some fabulous comfort food, try our one of a kind craft cocktails, and most importantly, stay a while and gather with friends.
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