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“Excellent food and service”

The Heights Restaurant and H Bar
Ranked #7 of 272 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Heights Restaurant and H Bar was established in 1995 by Culinary Institute of America graduate James Larounis and his wife Heidi. We are located in the Village of Cayuga Heights, one mile from the center of Cornell University. The restaurant has a casual, contemporary atmosphere and features Mediterranean-inspired American cuisine. We place the utmost value on our seasonal menus and on sourcing locally. We also take great pride in our wine list which includes over 400 bottle selections from the United States and international regions, and over 20 wines by the glass. The Heights Restaurant and H Bar has been a Wine Spectator award winner since 1999.
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We ate there last weekend and had a delicious meal and excellent service. It was a little pricey, but the portions are big. We shared an appetizer and the main course comes with a large salad so we shared that as well. Most couples would feel satisfied by having 2 appetizers and one main course to share. The server was attentive and our bread was constantly replaced. We had a really good meal and enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

The menu is interesting and the food is good but so many things not quite right. The server gives the specials with no prices (I hate that) and we were only told some of them (we overheard the others from the table next to us). Asked for bread twice and it came after we finished the soup. The $8 glass of beer came in a small glass that wasn't nearly full.

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3  Thank realdruck
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

The food is OK. The wait staff is pleasant and chummy. We spent $120 with tip. We expected more than we received for the price.

We were at the Cellar in Corning recently and dropped $140. We had no complaints. Great meal, fantastic service, all that a good restaurant should be. The Heights could take a lesson.

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2  Thank drfootolympic
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

I returned to The Heights after about 10 years away from Ithaca for lunch with a friend. I had great memories of meals there with my family while at college and couldn't wait to come back for some of the scrumptious New American food I had remembered for so long. Now, the interior decor seems a little tired and the menu a bit unsophisticated. Though the price was right for lunch ($22 pp with a glass of wine and shared dessert!), I wouldn't get nearly as excited about coming here again on my next visit... Why wouldn't the wines by the glass include at least one Finger Lakes wine (I know Finger Lakes wines aren't all amazing, but a Dr. K riesling or something?) ps - the best part of lunch was the chocolate cake, so don't skip it!

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1  Thank Worktravelgal
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Had a dinner here based on a personal recommendation. We were given a heads up on the cost - it is quite high, but were told it was worth it as indeed it was.
Impeccable service, lovely decor (inside is lovely, outside nothing too impressive), great wine list and the food was superb. Two appetizers shared amongst 4 people - the calamari and a pork belly asian noodle dish. Dinners included scallops, two versions of the strip steak, and the sirloin. Had quite an argument about which entree was best - which is a good problem to have! We marveled at the flavor combinations in the dishes - each of them unique and interesting. Many high end restaurants suffer from the "too many exotic ingredients" trap - but my goodness, does this chef know how to combine flavors!
For a special occasion and splurge in Ithaca - this is the place to go.

Thank Leslie B
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