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“Food was excellent but ask prices on specials!”
Review of Mahogany Grill

Mahogany Grill
Ranked #6 of 270 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $45
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited Mahogany Grill in early August 2014 for our Anniversary dinner. Servers were pleasant and attentive. We sat outside on at the sidewalk seating under the restaurant front canopy. Was a little cool for an August evening but the radiant heaters kept it comfortable. After looking at menu and being informed about the specials, my wife decided to order the surf and turf special, which consisted of a NY strip steak, cold water lobster tail potatoes, veggies and salad. I ordered a day boat scallop appetizer as my meal along with a bowl of french onion soup. All the food was delicious and well done and presented. I ate a significant portion of my wife's steak and some lobster as it was too much for her to finish. It was when we got the bill was the only negative part of the night. The surf and turf special was priced at $59! Now most of the steaks and fillet type entrees on the menu were around $25-30 each so would have assumed the surf and turf would be around maybe $40-45 or so. But $59! That's like ordering two entrees for one person! Since I had ordered only an appetizer or bill wasn't as high as it could have been and we didnt complain much because we never asked any prices, although none were offered. If they had told us the prices of the specials we would have ordered from the menu. Come on Mahogany Grill! As good as the food was, no surf and turf special is worth $60 a plate! If you are planning on robbing customers then at least give them a little warning and let them know special prices before they order.

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Mahogany Grill menu offers something for everyone -- a wide variety of steaks; hamburgers and sandwiches; one or two fish dishes; and, a pasta. The menu is possibly just a tad ambitious, an a re-focus on simplicity might serve this venue better than efforts that seem a bit ostentatious. The atmosphere is relatively informal and the interior is quite nice. The food is tasty and portions were generous. The service is very prompt and doting, but I would say that there is an obvious and somewhat heavy-handed effort to upsell on every portion of the meal, from drinks to desert. In the end, it'd be better to let folks just order what they want. All in all, one can have a really very nice meal here.

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Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Interior is beautiful. Tasteful and classy. Our waitress was fantastic. The food was average. Small portions. Tomatoes were not fresh n ripe. Mozzerella was yummy!!!!

Thank Honeybeez1997
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were looking for a place to eat and we are glad we did. They had local beer and wine on the menu and our meals were very good. You could eat inside or out, we ate inside and glad we did because we would have missed how nice it was inside. If you are in Ithaca NY try this place!

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Thank Janice O
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had the pleasure of eating at Mahogany Grill with my family this past weekend. Coming from Manhattan we were skeptical. We ordered a Caesar Salad and the steak and we couldn't have been more happy. The service was extraordinary, and the owner, a woman named "Marcy," made sure that everyone was happy. You ad fantastic ambiance and good people watching this place is a Home Run. Again if you are looking for a great eating experience Mahogany Grill is the place for you.

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Thank Richard H
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