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$5 - $25
Southwestern, Bar, American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed February 20, 2021 via mobile

With so many people having food allergies and intolerances, many restaurants are very helpful and happy to accommodate slight alterations to menu items for those customers who make reasonable requests. (Plain, grilled protein, eliminate an ingredient not already in a sauce or pre-prepared dish, etc)...Not Agava. The restaurant would not offer any alternatives nor make any accommodations to any of their menu items. It was quite frustrating and a few people in my large party left the restaurant hungry with no plans to return. Customer service was non existent. Sad because this had been a fun and more accommodating restaurant in the past.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed October 15, 2020

Overall food was fine and can be rated as 4 out of 5 if priced correctly. Portions are smaller compared to other places as well. The ambience is average as we visited for lunch hrs. Dinner may be nice and cozy.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 2, 2020 via mobile

This should have been fantastic. A farm to table restaurant in early fall. Instead, wonderful ingredients were ruined by a chef who went crazy with the oil. Everything we had - a special broccoli and cauliflower appetizer, a flatbread with kale and goat cheese, even...a side salad with beautiful fresh greens - was swimming in oil and no other discernible seasoning. Usually salad has some sort of acid in the dressing -- this was just unappetizing, and I never leave salad on my plate. Besides the pools of oil, the flatbread had a very odd flavor profile -- pickled jalapenos don't go with goat cheese. My husband's burger (the meat itself) was scrumptious and beautifully cooked. Oddly however, neither of us could taste the secret sauce or the caramelized onions (which weren't really caramelized - more like sauteed). We are both nursing stomach aches after that meal. Such a shame.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

The burgers were overpriced and the buns were super soggy. We ate outside which is great but it was dark, it’d be great if they had candles on the table and perhaps some white lights in the trees. I had my agava bucks but they...didn’t take them even though they were closed which made them expire.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed January 2, 2020

Good food and drinks. Feel like the food is getting more expensive though. Nice indoor setting, but can get noisy. Good stop for a Sunday afternoon cocktail. The free home-made nachos and dip is a plus.More

Date of visit: June 2019
AgavaRestaurant, Owner at AGAVA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020

Thank you for your review, David! We're glad you enjoy getting your afternoon cocktail with us and enjoy our house-made chips and salsa! We are a farm-to-table restaurant and aim to source our ingredients locally whenever and wherever possible, which is reflected in our pricing....More

Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

This 2-layered Farm-to-Table jewel sits nicely proximity to Cornell University. The range and expression of dishes turn the palate smoothly. The Daily Specials present variety of tastes and cuisines. Seafood abounds as do stews and fresh vegan. Lamb takes on new depth as do their...wide-range of desserts. Highly Recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2019
AgavaRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at AGAVA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2019

Wow, thank you for this wonderful review! We love to make our customers happy and we hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

Incredible vibe and perfectly prepared cocktails and food...great every time...Staff attentive and friendly

Date of visit: October 2019
AgavaRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at AGAVA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2019

Thank you so much for the review, JPuzz. We loved reading this - it made our day! We hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for some nibbles. The chicken taquitos were crispy and very tasty as was the Mexican corn which was served with a delicious aioli sauce. We also shared a chicken breast with a mustard sauce, also very good. We ordered margueritas but was disappointed...as they were very watery and filled with ice so a small portion. Very busy on a Saturday night, even at 8 PM. Would give them a try for a full meal.More

Date of visit: October 2019
AgavaRestaurant, Public Relations Manager at AGAVA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2019

Thank you for your review, Karen. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the taquitos and chicken special. We regret, however, that the Margaritas did not impress. We will take this into consideration as we work on perfecting our drink offerings. We hope to see...More

Reviewed September 7, 2019

Dinner had A LOT to be desired. The temperature was freezing and the food wasn't good. I was really nauseous after I ate. I REALLY wouldn't recommend the Salmon..... NO GOOD.More

Date of visit: September 2019
AgavaRestaurant, Manager at AGAVA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We hate to disappoint and regret that you had a less than satisfactory visit to our restaurant. If you would be willing to let us know what day you visited us, we would like to investigate...More

Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

My husband, friends and I ate dinner at Agava on Labor Day. Our server was fantastic. A few of us ordered the hangar steak with smashed potatoes and it was served with fingerling potatoes instead of the smashed potatoes. I was enjoying the steak and...the fingerling potatoes when the server came to check on us. I just replied that everything was delicious and just mentioned that the meal wasn’t served with the smashed potatoes and I assumed they were sold out. In just a few minutes, our server came back with not only 2 large bowls of the most delicious smashed potatoes. But, also 2 large bowls of mashed sweet potatoes. There was enough smashed and sweet potatoes for everyone at our table to get a serving of each and we were all saying they were so delicious. The server mentioned that it was mistake to not match what was offered on the menu. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service by our waitress was exceptional and do thoughtful.More

Date of visit: September 2019
AgavaRestaurant, Manager at AGAVA Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2019

Thank you for your review, Karen! We are glad that our server was able to provide what you were looking for and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your Labor Day meal with us. We look forward to serving you again in the future!

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  • AGAVA Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4