I sat at the bar. Obviously, this restaurant is a landmark in the culinary world so I had to go. The menu was very simple. I had dish of the day: Black beans w/ mango and other veggies/spices on rice. It was excellent. This is a vegetarian restaurant that serves one or two fish dishes. Very fresh food and satisfying. I am surprised that there are "disappointing reviews" on here as I think they are due to very high expectations. If you are in Ithaca you must eat here but remember it is a casual vegetarian restaurant in a college town....the food will be very good. So, just chill out and enjoy.