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“Yummy Brunch with a side of the best Bloody Mary!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of North Star House

North Star House
Ranked #41 of 260 Restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Ithaca, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yummy Brunch with a side of the best Bloody Mary!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

I've been a regular for dinner, but decided to try the brunch with a friend - so glad that we did! Black bean burger, spinach cakes, bloody marys - cleaned our plates and glasses and walked out with money still in our pockets and our bellies full. Great work, Northstar!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Amanda607
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English first
Ithaca, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great finds for all eaters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

My husband is vegan, my son a big carnivore, and I order healthy to unhealthy depending on the day. Northstar is a place where we can all be happy. Their curry is better than any Thai restaurant in town, and I dream about their cheeseburgers! It's a wonderful small, neighborhood cafe. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. They stock great microbrews, and use local vendors.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mizner_12
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New York
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place w/ so-so food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

I like so much about Northstar. I love the location and all of the parking. The servers are genuine people and the atmosphere is relaxed hipster. But the vegan brunch options are rather dull. They are soy heavy and easy things to make at home. I wish they would get a little more creative on that front. Even if they don't, I'll continue to go for the atmosphere and low prices.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank C A M
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious Hidden Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Awesome food and service! Thank you to other reviewers who recommended the Mac-n-cheese. It was amazing and even though they weren't serving dinner (we ate there on a Sunday afternoon) the chef made it for me anyway. My husband had the burger and he said it rivaled the Back Bay Social Clubs burger. Huge compliment! The beers were also great and I couldn't resist trying the fresh juice. So glad I did! The cranberry apple was perfection! Although a bit pricey it's worth every penny in taste and quality. Thank you to tripadvisor for helping us find this hidden gem!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MrsSmithL
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always on top form”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Have loved Northstar Pub since the day they opened. This kitchen seriously knows their food! Everything is stellar from vegan to meat, and it's not often that a restaurant is able to pull off a diverse menu in such an exceptional way, but Northstar proves itself time and time again.

Located in the heart of Ithaca's Fall Creek neighborhood you can expect a warm atmosphere with dimmed lights and a diverse, upbeat, urban crowd. An extensive drinks menu includes a fine selection of imports as well as many local offerings.

Dessert is easy... The bread pudding wins every time! Take it from a local, repeat customer and avid fan.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jay P
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