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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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Heights has a modern feel in table crowded small rooms, albeit with a certain casual elegance. In Ithaca, this means you must be careful in your conversation not to use real names, wear shoes and do not wear shorts. Among the four of us celebrating a birthday, we tried the Flat Bread Caesar Salad with fried calamari, Mafalda Pasta... More 

Thank MCBW5875
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?