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“Excellent food and service”

John Thomas Steakhouse
Ranked #30 of 271 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This past weekend was my third trip to this restaurant in the past three years. We were celebrating a wedding anniversary and we asked for the private room upstairs...seats about 8 people. Of course the selection of choice is the steak. I have had the filet, porterhouse & strip...all of them are very good. This restaurant is in an old house which makes it quite cozy. It is located in Ithaca on the same property as the LaTourelle resort and Spa. The people are very nice and the food is very good. I also suggest the chilled lump crabmeat as an appetizer (when they have it).

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Thank Paradise079
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Family like setting with big dish of potatoes or veggies on your table etc. Very good food...just like mom makes....just not like the price..Way way more....WAY WAY MORE!!!

Thank A. H
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

I'm always mystified by the glowing endorsements people give this place. Known for it's steaks, the one time I went (on someone else's dime), my steak was grisly, flavorless, and simply not pleasant. I love steaks. I would have been better off cooking my own. At least then it would have been seasoned with something other than butter on the top.

The sides weren't anything to write home about either. Served family style, you have to hope what the group wants includes things you'll actually want to eat and then they were just okay.

Want a great steak? Go to The Heights or stop by Wegmans and pick up one to cook for yourself.

Thank vickeya
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

John Thomas is simply the best restaurant in the area. It is clearly 5 star. Yes, it is expensive so don't be surprised by a big bill. What you get for that money makes it worth it. Dry aged beef overseen by a certified chef, professionally trained staff and a top notch environment. If you want run of the mill you can go to Outback. If you want top shelf then go to John Thomas.

Thank Rammer T
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Went hear wile staying at La Tourelle. Best T bone iv ever had. $52 per steak, so not cheap. Sides around $10 each. 2 people with wine bottle and Bourbon $190. GREAT SERVICE. Worth it in my opinion.

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Thank 987chris
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