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“Smelled like mold”

Moosewood Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 261 Restaurants in Ithaca
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Buffalo, New York, United States
1 review
“Smelled like mold”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We were in Ithaca for an evening and my wife had wanted to try this place ever since getting one of their cookbooks. Upon walking in the first thing we noticed was that the place smelled AWFUL! The scent of mold was everywhere and neither of us could breather. needless to say we left.

Obviously I cannot review the food or service but when a place smells that bad it is obvious that no care goes into the place and I am glad we did not try the food.

We did glance at the menu and it was very small, just 4 main items and expensive.

  • Visited May 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Classic”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

I had the salad with the house dressing - I love salad and I can honestly say this was the best I'd ever had! I also tried the tofu, which had a chewier consistency than other tofu I have had although I ended up enjoying that immensely as well. I also had a fresh squeezed carrot and lime juice which was fantastic. The menu changes frequently so there is always something new to be had. They offer discount days for seniors, students, teachers, etc. so it is worth visiting their website to take advantage of these offers. I will be back the next time I am in Ithaca.

  • Visited March 2013
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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great vegetarian restaurants!”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

I'll admit, Moosewood Restaurant is probably not for everyone. If you are craving a steak or would prefer cheese-smothered entries, Moosewood is not for you. However, if you enjoy eating healthy and love your vegetables, then give it a try. I've been to Moosewood several times now. I also own several of the cookbooks. I love it! The menu choices are unique and vary each day. There always seems to be a fish option. They also have a good kid's menu that is healthier than what you typically get at other restaurants. I love Moosewood's and will go back every time I'm in Ithaca.

  • Visited March 2013
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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“Going back for the 2nd time !!!”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Was visiting the area in August 2012 and stopped by for dinner. Excellent food and service. Heading up there again this month and making sure our trip includes Moosewood's. Hard to find a place to eat that serves great healthy food.

  • Visited August 2012
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Hopewell, New Jersey
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“So excited to finally visit...well worth every penny!”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

I was so excited when my daughter chose to visit Ithaca College because it meant a chance to have dinner at the Moosewood. I have been collecting their cookbooks for years and served countless numbers of their dishes to my friends and families. The experience was just as it should be - delicious, friendly, and fully satisfying! We had been warned to come early on a Friday night (they do not take reservations). We walked in at 5:20 and were the 3rd party on the list (they open for seating at 5:30). While waiting you can enjoy browsing their cookbook selection or take a seat at the bar. While the menu is limited in selections (changed daily and per meal), there were options for every taste and diet (I am gluten-free, no problem!). I opted for the Moroccan Stew - delicious, hearty, and well-paired with a glass of the local chardonnay. My daughter opted for the Pasta Marsala, which she loved. The salad dressings were also delicious - garlic feta and the houses spinach-basil. The spinach-basil was unlike anything we have ever tried. When I asked which cookbook it was from (we were still deciding which one to buy), they promptly brought me a copy and told me I could take a picture of the recipe with my smartphone! Very cool! Desert was delicious and the service was spot-on. Of course, we added to our cookbook collection - I can't wait to try out a new round of Moosewood favorites at home.

Visited April 2013
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