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North Star House

American, Bar, Pub
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202 E Falls St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3704
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was disappointed with my salad and the tofu wings were drizzled with butter even though I asked for no dairy. Go for the curry if you are vegan. There are good beers on tap. The service was also extremely slow which is good if you are looking for a long date but not so much if you have other... More 

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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We try to visit every time we are in Ithaca. Our family members are regulars. They share their favorites and we try something new. Never disappointed. Service is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. The atmosphere and decor are comfortable and attractive. There is seating in several areas both indoors and out.

Thank Linda M
Cusco, Peru
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostess was hesitant to sit us in the front patio when we mentioned we were going to get drinks and possibly were going to get a bite. She referred us to the beer garden out back which was completely empty. She finally did sit us on the front patio and we had two lovely glasses of rosé and shared... More 

Thank nina20002016
Burlington, New Jersey
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We visited here with friends who live in Auburn NY... since we stayed in Trumansburg and they were in Auburn, this was a good meeting place. Since it was graduation weekend for Ithaca College, any tables were reserved. The hostesss directed us to a high table with those tall bar seats. I'm shirt, and I can't sit in one of... More 

Thank writearts2
Tiffin, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was terrific. We were lucky to get in and sit outside due to a local festival drawing the customers. Great breakfast -French toast was superb. Great friendly local place. Recommend to all.

Thank jeanibean321
Ithaca, New York
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We were a group of 2 kids and a mom, and two visiting vegetarians from Phoenix. North Star is our neighborhood restaurant and I wanted our guests to experience our local fare so we walked down the street and had a drink at Polaris while waiting for a table to open up. When our friends reviewed the menu they were... More 

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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

North Star House is a bit out of the way for me, but I have been wanting to try it simply because I have heard great things about the vegan options which are available. This weekend, my husband and I finally made our way down here to try the vegan offerings. Unfortunately, we were a bit disappointed. I ordered the... More 

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Ithaca NY
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The food was good. We had the Sunday specials of fried chicken and prime rib. The prime rib was good and a generous portion, the mashed potato very good, the fried chicken a delicious crisp dark mahogany. Dessert profiteroles were a disappointment, very little filling or sauce and clearly thawed from frozen. I would not return.

1 Thank efd
Caguas, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Loved the experience. Food was wonderful and the staff was both knowledgeable and attentive. The ingredients were also noticeably fresh, which makes sense since most is locally sourced. I will definitely come back.

Thank LosOlivospr
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Northstar is a scene as much as a restaurant, and one either fits it, or they don't at all. I waited for the rest of my group by the counter and had a chance to people watch and listen for about ten minutes. The place is filled with hipsters and a wealthy, pretentious crowd. The customers fulflll the quintessential Ithaca... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 E Falls St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3704
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 16072168580

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?