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John Thomas Steakhouse

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1152 Danby Rd, Ste A, Ithaca, NY 14850-8927
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ithaca, New York
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On 96 b a mile and 1/2 south of Ithaca College. Excellent aged age Steak and a la carte sides. A great selection of dining rooms with different personalities and refined atmospheres. Service is superlative. Great for a special occasion

Thank MeganRoberts
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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370 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Older place - in an older home at La Tourelle Resort. Candlelit, white tablecloths. Very good cocktails. Large wine list. Nice menu. Great service. Delicious steaks (. All large - we should have split one.). Very good desserts. Expensive and very, very good.

Thank mmcgannon
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved everything about this restaurant. Prices are high but quality of food and service was worth it . Next time I hope to have room for dessert.

Thank ann m
Fairborn, Ohio
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341 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cozy seating in the original farmhouse. Our cocktails were $12 each. A 10 oz. Filet was $45 with sides at $6. Our steaks were prepared perfectly to order and very tender. We had an tasty inexpensive Merlot for $15 a glass. Nathan was personable with a good sense of humor. We will remember our visit here.

Thank OldBoyScoutFox
Ramsey, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had...from the decor to the dessert. We were staying at the spa next door and decided, for convenience really, to eat here. My friend and I both love steak so we were happy to try it. The whole meal was fantastic. We had appetizers, shared an enormous steak, and... More 

Thank rebgordy
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Good place for steak, but the quality of the meat does not match the very high (Manhattan ) pricing. The sides are tasty and large and the service is excellent. Very good wine list. A comfortable setting for a good, quiet meal.

Thank Howard B
New Delhi, India
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

A good place to spend an evening over a stupendous meal and wine. I find menu is short but interesting and selective. Staff there is well knowledgeable and attentive. Homely environment though you miss bit of a music at background but you will not notice it while having supper.

Thank Ravi3333
Riverside, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at John Thomas Steakhouse. The service was attentive and friendly, het not too much so. I enjoyed a smoked trout appetizer and shrimp scampi entree while my husband was very pleased with his tomato and onion salad, filet mignon and onion rings. A highlight was a refreshing "Pear Martini" served in a... More 

Thank Karen A
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118 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Walked here from firelight camp, where we were staying. Lobster bisque and fresh bread, then chicken with cream sauce and salmon, with green beans. Very good local beer from Ithaca brewery.

Thank Clay W
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

It's unclear how this place markets itself as a steakhouse, given their clear inability to cook a steak to temperature or without burning it. I first had to send my $50 filet back because it was charred and acrid and cooked more medium-well than medium-rare. The chef then inquired if he could butterfly it, which I agreed to and I... More 

Thank Matt H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1152 Danby Rd, Ste A, Ithaca, NY 14850-8927
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-273-3464

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?