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215 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5547
+1 607-277-2253
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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European, Asian, American, Fusion
$$ - $$$
215 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5547
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Given the recent chorus of disappointed patrons, we expected to be unimpressed. And what does it mean when our other choices had no available tables and Madeline's had plenty of them? It means that you're missing a good dining experience. We started with the skewered...More

Thank wendy h
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

The live jazz band brought us in to listen. We really enjoyed this group of students and professors from The Music School at Ithaca College. We ordered drinks appetizers and desserts. Sorry to say the calamari was not so wonderful. Kind of rubbery and the...More

Thank vjcg5
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Jason is at the bar on Thursdays, he's friendly, has great drink suggestions and can make your favorite. The menu has some really great items like spicy Asian tots with Kimchi cream sauce (dare I say poutine asian/Ithaca style?) as well as a fantastic burger...More

Thank Dean S
Reviewed March 4, 2018

We live in Ithaca, and this used to be once upon a time one of our favorite restaurants. Not anymore. The competition is getting stronger, and this place is deteriorating. The service is a particular issue. It is often slow and careless. We went there...More

Reviewed February 19, 2018

Stopped in Ithaca for lunch. I remembered that they had an area that had several restaurants located near each other called The Commons. Not many seemed to be opened for lunch and upon viewing the menus we decided to try Madelines. There is indoor and...More

Thank Ramseytraveller
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Less than 1/3 full--mainly deserts eaters. We point out a glitch in web page reservation system to the management--met with dis-interest. Main course fish entree--very small serving of sea bass. Also ordered the coconut cake--very dried--full cake remains uncut at display counter. Slight disappointment--my memory...More

Reviewed February 5, 2018

Madeline's has been a staple of Ithaca's upscale-ish dining scene for years. Its Asian-accented menu, arty open interior and inviting bar made it a safe bet for date night, for a drink and snack after work - and for job interview dinners. The menu was...More

Thank AnonIthaca
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Have been to Madeline's many times over the years, but not so recently. Our 6:30 pm reservation was ready for our party of 6. Restaurant was fairly empty. Web were there for 2 hours in all due to slow service all around. From the moment...More

1  Thank Donna W
Reviewed December 31, 2017

Amazing pastries and cakes. Next time I will only have desserts! Nevertheless, I the burger I ate was delicious and done to perfection.

Thank Dolors F
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to the commons for a much needed date night. We hadn't been to Madeline's in years. We remembered good food and great desserts. We decided to go there, and it was terrible. My wife ordered the sea bass. It was...More

1  Thank John J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $50
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 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 - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5547
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-2253
  • E-mail
Madeline's is a Modern Asian fusion restaurant with a fun, contemporary vibe. Featuring award winning desserts and voted - Top NY State Romantic Eatery. At Madeline's, our unique approach to Euro-Asian Fusion cuisine results in a simplified elegance through distinctive and high quality ingredient combinations. In the bar, our specially trained mixologists have created an extensive list of eclectic and innovative hand-mixed cocktails, as well as an accessible wine and beer list that boasts the best of our regional wineries and breweries. Are you a Scotch lover? With over 50 to choose from, our well-educated bar and service staff can guide you to your traditional favorite, or a new experience. No trip to Madeline's would be complete without a visit to our DESSERT CASE. Continuously on the "Best of Ithaca" list for best desserts, Madeline's Owner and Executive Pastry Chef, Teresa Miller, will engage your senses with luxurious and mouthwatering indulgences made from the finest ingredients. Enjoy a casual cocktail on our seasonal outdoor patio, host your celebratory event with us, or join us for drink specials during our weekly Jazz Nights held every Thursday. We have live performances after dinner by 13 Degrees, featuring contemporary jazz. Come in and let our experienced chefs show you why Madeline's is one of the best restaurants in Ithaca. Our reputation precedes us, so reservations are recommended.
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