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The Heights Restaurant and H Bar

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903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

IMHO, this is the most consistently good restaurant in Ithaca. They always use good ingredients and don't overcook. The entrees are always quite large. Dinner can be pricy, but lunch is very reasonable (about $15 an entree) for the quality you get. The most similar place in town is the Carriage House, but their prices are higher for much smaller... More 

Thank Guaymita
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

The Heights is a real gem. The food is exceptional, the service is professional and attentive without being stuffy or artificial, the decor is modern is comfortable and says understated elegance. Try it.

Thank cararro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Great Service. Really struggled at the start with the menu. All starters and mains were fantastic. Only criticism everyone in the same room. Some people just could not stop staring. And fortunately he was such a handsome lad we couldn't stop staring back. Too many fruit themes. All Fish absolutely excellent

1 Thank Kilf68
Syosset, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We've been eating at The Heights for the last 3 years. We are always happy with our dinners here. We ordered pizza for the table and it was delicious. My chicken dish and my husband's steak was amazing! We were a party of 8 and everyone ordered something else and all were very pleased with their entrees. Our service was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We've only come here for lunch. You can get an entree for $13-$15 for lunch, whereas for dinner the price can triple. So I highly recommend lunch (check their hours though; and some days they're closed for lunch).. Overall, I would highly recommend this place, as our experience here has been mostly superb, with a few disappointments along the way.... More 

Thank Molly A
Ithaca, New York
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The food is good and the service is attentive. I had two major problems though. The wine prices are very high and the markups are extravagant. The cheapest glass is $10 and there aren't many of those and the cheapest bottle is $40 and there aren't many of those either. Knowing some of the wines and their "normal" prices elsewhere,... More 

3 Thank chris k
Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I really didn't want to rate this a 5. The drinks were a little expensive, at 9 bucks each, and I had some other small issues... but the food was so incredible ... I won't mention those and I have to go 5. The trout may be the best I have ever had. The cauliflower definitely was. My wife got... More 

Thank Brian D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The service is impeccable, the menu is creative and mostly healthy but the ultimate chocolate cake, I will cheat for every time and I am gluten free.

Thank Rosebandb
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Several business colleagues took me here for dinner recently and I found the dishes to be inventive combinations featuring local ingredients and all delicious. Every dish I sampled was really good, including the calamari, the marinated flank steak, several fish dishes and the desserts.

Thank MK_dogdad
Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

It's a little outside of the main town and in a strip shopping center but if you are looking for really fine food and delicious wine, go here. I had a wonderful dinner of short ribs which were so tender that they fell off the bone. My traveling companions meals varied with things like margarita pizza and fish of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607.257.4144
The Heights Restaurant and H Bar was established in 1995 by Culinary Institute of America graduate James Larounis and his wife Heidi. We are located in the Village of Cayuga Heights, one mile from the center of Cornell University. The restaurant has a casual, contemporary atmosphere and features Mediterranean-inspired American cuisine. We place the utmost value on our seasonal menus and on sourcing locally. We also take great pride in our wine list which includes over 400 bottle selections from the United States and international regions, and over 20 wines by the glass. The Heights Restaurant and H Bar has been a Wine Spectator award winner since 1999.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?