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The Heights Restaurant and H Bar

903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
+1 607-257-4144
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, delicious meal and nice ambiance. A little pricey but the quality was good. Might have been nice to have bread offered with the omelet. Otherwise it was great!

Thank Cynthia O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Caesar Salad with Salmon was superb. I also enjoyed the Cream of Asparagus soup. Service was excellent.

1  Thank IrishRoever
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is often busy so sometimes the service can be a bit slow but the food makes up for that.

Thank TheFranticDancer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff professional and friendly! My son used the restroom three times and received a new napkin thee times. Our plates were not removed until all of our party completed their meal-classy! From the time we were seated and the time we left the service and...More

Thank amhughes01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I went with another couple. The Heights had been continuously recommended by a friend and had a good reputation around town. This was a couple months ago, but I ordered what was described as a veal chop Parmesan. What I ended up...More

1  Thank 408pat
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We hosted a graduation dinner at the Heights for 10 people. The menu options were fair to all diners, including vegetarians and one family member with food allergy. Staff both before and at the restaurant were knowledgeable and attentive to all our needs. I am...More

Thank Marcy D
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Ate here on the suggestion of a coworker and the rating on this site. The Ambiance is not what I expected, in this price range. Common, low key furnishings. There are several competitors in the area that are much nicer and, less expensive. The food...More

Thank DAN L
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful service, very attentive. The whole fish was perfectly done though some help in deboning it would have been nice. The wine list is extensive but overly price. The chocolate cake had nice flavor but was DRY!

Thank DadMD
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The David’s from the Halsey House recommended the heights to us. They nailed it. Everything was great. Wine, food and service. I recommend this place very highly!

Thank Whrasky
Reviewed June 18, 2018

the service was attentive immediately and a eye kept on the table throughout. However the fish, while well presented, was a bit overdone, spoiling the main event.

Thank anavidpalate
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Laura P
February 13, 2016|
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Response from Florimond | Reviewed this property |
I am quite sure they do take-out. James and his staff go out if their way to accommodate their clientele.
Kathy M
February 3, 2015|
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Response from Florimond | Reviewed this property |
I agree that they are very accommodating. Over the years, I have asked for specific alterations to certain menu items and they were happy to make the changes for me. I'd call ahead to be sure. If you know what kinds of foods... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 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: +1 607-257-4144
  • E-mail
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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