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AGAVA Restaurant

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381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-319-4366
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved the decor and MOST of the staff was friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately our server had an attitude just a little bit on the snotty side which did not sit well with me. I was disappointed by the fact that they do not offer gluten free/low carb options to bread. Our server did NOT suggest or offer to swap the... More 

Thank Deborah C
Ithaca, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cheap eats - you could get a hamburger or cheeseburger or anything else. It was average in food & service.

Thank 117Ronald123
Ithaca, New York
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Agave has always been a restaurant that's in my peripheral but I finally ventured out to try it last month. I had somewhat high expectations coming in because I have been wanting to go for years. I ordered both small plates and an entree. I don't remember all the small plates I got (some were daily specials) but I do... More 

Thank ShayShayTheGr8
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was crowded and somewhat noisy. The service was excellent, and the food was outstanding. A most if you go to Ithaca.

Thank 590meyerg
Hollister, California
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son attends college nearby, so I venture out to Ithaca from California a couple of times a year and we always hit this place for its fantastic locally-sourced and sustainable menu and its cool bar. This visit we had the teriaki wings as a starter, then my son has what he always has--the salmon--and I ventured out from having... More 

Thank LadyDukes11
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Looks like a cute restaurant that promises a lot when you walk in for the first time but such a disappointment from the service and food. We waited 45 minutes to get our brunch eggs and burgers (not the waitress fault). And even though we were very hungry when it arrived the food just bad. The breakfast (rancheros) wasn't prepared... More 

Thank yula01
Plano, Texas
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Just great! Margaritas, excellent Mexican food. And other types as well. I had French onion soup. My friend had beets. Highly recommend

Thank N5818UHjamesc
Rochester, New York
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Girl's night out and we selected this restaurant based on a recommendation from a friend who is a resident of Ithaca. We were not disappointed! Starting with the cocktails, they were unique and fun. Our entrees were delicious, but don't expect to find the typical Southwest dishes here. Agave chefs add a unique twist to the menu. Our waitress (Mary)... More 

Thank KimRochester
Newark, New Jersey
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Fantastic spot. We pulled into the parking lot for brunch and were very pleasantly surprised upon walking inside. The decor is really interesting and fun. The wait staff was excellent. Angelica waited on us and could not have been anymore accommodating. There were four of us for brunch, we each ordered something very different and everything was absolutely delicious. Would... More 

Thank Babci_13
San Diego
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Randomly picked this restaurant to stop for a bite on our way thru town. It was so good! The food was so fresh and delicious, the service was excellent! 👍👍👍👍👍 Eat here if you have a chance!

Thank JenL198

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-319-4366
AGAVA is a Southwest-Inspired restaurant featuring a wood-fired oven, farm-to-table cuisine and a seasonal menu. The restaurant also has one of the most unique bars in the region, both in design and drink selection. Agava is located in the old East Ithaca Train Depot in Ithaca, NY.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?