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“Moosewood is fresh!”

Moosewood Restaurant
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Ranked #13 of 261 Restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Moosewood is fresh!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

We visited on a weekday afternoon and enjoyed friendly, prompt and attentive service. There were great fresh juices and teas to choose from, and a small menu. The soup was excellent, the light menu items were incredible and the salads were so fresh! I had a pesto, roasted tomato arugula and local cheese sandwich on crunchy bread. Yum! I would definitely go back!

  • Visited April 2013
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Ithaca, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Food that makes you feel good inside!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This long-time standby has a limited menu but it changes often. Things always taste so good. Soup with wheat bread and butter, salad with a kind of green goddess dressing, a vegetable lasagna and sometimes meat and fish entrees are carefully prepared and presented. I have been using their cookbooks for years and you can buy them them here. I think this is an Ithaca landmark or legacy ofr somthing!

Visited March 2013
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Delaware
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300 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Will not disappoint. Worth a try.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Ate here for the second time since our first visit a few years ago. We were back in the Ithaca area and brought the kids with us. As vegetarians, they are not very adventurous. We ordered a variety of things from the menu.

In the end the kids ate most of our food. The freshness and variety is excellent. The service was fantastic and our server very friendly.

Only a couple of issues. We were told 15-20 mins for a Friday night and waited about 35 mins. Secondly, I think the prices are a bit high but worth it if you eat here once every five years.

  • Visited April 2013
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Truro, NS
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Exceptional Food and Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

When my husband and I first were dating, we often made meals together from his Moosewood Cookbook. I was so excited to take him there, when I was attending a course at Cornell University and we were in Ithaca together. We had spent the day driving from Boston and arrived, four kids in tow (ages 5 - 13), with ten minutes until closing. We were greeted with a smile and were seated immediately. When informed of our daughter's life-threatening food allergies to peanuts, treenuts, eggs, and soy, the hostess immediately came to our table with a list of every ingredient of every item on the menu. It was reassuring for us to know that they understood the risks of cross-contamination and were knowledgable about food allergies. Our server, Emily (awesome) brought out the children's meals as soon as they were ready, and interacted with them as people. At no time did we ever feel like we were a burden to the staff, like a family of six can feel at some restaurants. The icing on the cake was the quality, portions, and taste of the food. Everyone was pleased with their meal. I cannot praise this restaurant highly enough and cannot wait to return the next time we are in Ithaca.

  • Visited July 2012
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Moosewood in March”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Moosewood. Still an inspiration to the organic and veggie world. We had not eaten in Moosewood since 1980 and we were not disappointed. The food is fresh, full flavored and handled with sophiistication. Funny, it's not just sprouts anymore!
A red bean ragout, a terrific burrito, guacamole, simple yummy salads and a nice beverage list. The service was very friendly, it was comfortable. Keep on trucking old man!

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Thank Mary L
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