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Just a Taste

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116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-277-9463
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I do not get out as much as we would like. Thank goodness we tried "Just a Taste" on a recent trip to Ithaca. It was surprisingly casual attire, in a small dining room. Both the wines, food , and service were excellent. Every small plate we tried was great...most were very, very good....and the King Clip... More 

Thank RhettMerch
Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the trick to getting a table is to go 21 minutes before opening, or an hour and 10 minutes later. It is almost always filled within 15 minutes of opening. I love the structure of the wine list, by the flight of tastes, glass or carafe/bottle. The large menu of small dishes is a treasure trove, some dishes changing regularly... More 

Thank Etienne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite places to eat when visiting Ithaca. The menu offers a wide range of choices that seem to suit everyone from vegetarians to omnivores. There seems to be a basic core of items, but they seem to go through variations on a regular basis. So you can eat here twice in a week, ahve the... More 

Thank Jonathan D
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a Taste is one of my favorite restaurants in Ithaca. The food is fresh with a lot of nuance in the flavor palettes. Great wine selection and wine flights for sampling! A rotating menu takes into account seasonal local goodies. Good for vegetarians or meat eaters. The back patio transports you to what feels like a place outside of... More 

Thank Brenna F
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was without question one of the highlights of our trip! What an extensive and well thought out menu! Far more extensive than we imagined with every dish tastefully done!

Thank Heather D
Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorites in Ithaca, and it never seems to get old. Love the back patio! My wife and I are both pescetarian (but mostly vegetarian) and there's always lots of tasty options to try.

Thank Brandon B
Ellsworth, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We enjoyed wine flights and great tapas from a wonderfully varied menu. The portions are substantial and four tapas for two people were plenty. Try the garlicy greens and the leek/cauliflower gratin. Go early as it's a small footprint and fills up quickly.

Thank Gail C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Be prepared to wait for a table, but once inside prepare yourself for a yummy meal. Love the variety of foods to pick at. You'll soon have your favorites that are a MUST but still able to add something new to the experience with each visit.

Thank Ron C
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The wine flights were reasonably priced and yummy. There was a varied menu that should appeal to all. We tried four different tapas to share and they were all excellent. This restaurant deserves its high ratings on YELP and Trip Advisor.

Thank FamilyLester
Ithaca, New York
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Just a Taste has a Tapas menu with great wine and beer flights. We have such fun choosing what to eat. Everything is fresh and very good. We like sitting on the patio during the warm weather months. It is a very popular place to go. People are lined up outside just before 5:30 when they open. Go early. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-9463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?