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Just a Taste


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


American, Spanish, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
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Mixed Spiced Nuts or Mixed Imported Olives
Housemade Focaccia
With extra virgin olive oil & roast garlic
Borscht w/ Sour Cream
Chicken Soup w/ Orzo
With white bean puree, caramelized onions, goat summer sausage, gruyere cheeses, herbs
Warm Brie
With melon & crostini
Roast Organic New Potatoes Tossed
With extra virgin olive oil, rosemary, garlic & salt
Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges
With chipotle aioli
Brussel Sprouts Sautéed in Brown Butter
With garlic, pecans & romano cheese
Tortilla Española
A baked‏ egg, potato & onion dish served w/ garlic aioli & mixed greens
Mixed Greens Tossed
With balsamic vinaigrette
Tapa $4.50
Racion $7.00
Hearts of romaine tossed w/ garlic-anchovy dressing; w/ crostini & romano
Spinach Salad
With pears, goat cheese bacon & smoked onion vinaigrette
With beef ragout, walnuts, parsley & feta cheese
Seared Tenderloin
With fried russet wedges, point reyes blue cheese & demi glace
Warm Chocolate Soufflé
With chocolate ganache, whipped cream & white chocolate shavings
Pecan Brown Butter Cake
With red wine poached pears & whipped cream
Warm Quince-Pecan Bread Pudding
With caramel sauce & whipped cream
Apple Fritters
With vanilla crème anglaise
Housemade Quince-Blackberry-Lime Ice
Iced Tea
Club Soda
Diet Coke
Ginger Ale
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

On my first visit, I went on a Friday evening at opening. There was line outside, which I thought was promising, considering the reviews. The room was filled immediately but the wait staff was fairly prompt. Our orders came out in a reasonable amount of...More

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank honestreviewerfrompa
Reviewed December 10, 2019 via mobile

Just a Taste is a tapas bar, which means dishes are designed to share between two diners, or among several. You can always add another portion, or another dish. And be sure to order the flights of wine or craft beer, to taste several beverages...More

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank Diane M
Reviewed December 10, 2019

Great small-plate local farm-to-table place. No reservations ( last I was there), so there's often a wait at busy times, but it's worth it.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Raymond G
Reviewed December 9, 2019

My second visit to this restaurant and it was very disappointing. The first visit was approximately 5 years ago left a good impression of the food and service. The concept of a tapas menu is to get to try samples of outstanding and interesting food...More

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank NoNonsenseReviewNY
Reviewed November 17, 2019

This place is always packed but service is very good so the tables do turn over. The food is simply fantastic and there is enough variety to please everyone. The dishes are small but big enough to share - four of us had 8 dishes....More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019

There was a line outside the door at 5:20 on a Friday night when we arrived waiting for the place to open at 5:30. They finally opened the doors about 5:35 and we all piled in for tables. Not everyone in line was able to...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank TraceySFish
Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

What a great place!! Get there early to get a table. Tried 4 dishes and dessert. All fantastic. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Go!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank JoeU_5
Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

We had such a wonderful time sampling the tapas here. The food is reasonably priced and of very fine quality and taste. The wine selection is great as well. I highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Christine B
Reviewed November 4, 2019 via mobile

Whenever I am in Ithaca this is one of my favorite places to eat. It’s so much fun being able to try just a little bit of everything! They offer a nice wine flight also. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank zengecko
Reviewed October 22, 2019

Busy place! We shared 4 plates. The garlic greens and grilled cod were good. The pork loin was overcooked. The sausage was tender and juicy but a bit bland. I enjoyed the wine flight, especially the Pinot noir. Service and pacing were good. Pricing was...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Thom B
August 20, 2016|
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Response from bluetrail | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. There are a number of menu items that stay the same, but they also have new and different items on a regular basis. You should call them, their phone # is easily available. They will give you the straight... More
Rebecca F
June 23, 2016|
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Response from DrGiannone | Reviewed this property |
No. Sorry just got the question.
May 21, 2016|
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Response from muz4now | Reviewed this property |
I've seen dogs on the sidewalk here, so I'd say "yes".
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