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“No beef with John Thomas”

John Thomas Steakhouse
Ranked #35 of 268 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“No beef with John Thomas”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

It would take a lot to tear me away from The Palm, my official provider of animal fats since 197X. But in Ithaca with no Palm available, John Thomas is a good choice. Warm welcome, very competent servers, hearty drinks and luxury food...Ain't cheap, but it is good!

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Pine City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always worth the trip”
Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We love to dine here on certain occasions in the summer and fall. Fall especially, so I will enjoy another trip out sometime in October. Food is always excellent and waitstaff is always polite and fully attentive. We always enjoy the steak, it's the only place to get a dry aged steak in our region, and they are always cooked to order in our experiences. I am a fan of the fries and onion rings they are a very nice complement to the steak. Overall always eased and looking forward to going back!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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London
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

This restaurant is on the site of the hotel. You need to book to get a table. Vegetarians are catered for but it is predominately meat and fish.
Great wine list.

Visited August 2014
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Thank judiko
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East Granby, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Steaks”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Beautiful inn, delicious steak. We got the porterhouse for two medium rare. perfect for me little rare for him. Tomato onion salad awesome! Only weird thing was 7pm and we were only one of two couples in the room on the left. When they left it was downright creepy. There seemed to be more people on the other side and upstairs (maybe nascar folks?). The service was very good but because we were the only ones it almost seemed like it was a too fast dinner. I would go back however, for the food.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Somavita
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Binghamton, New York
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Excellent place for carnivores!”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Every big city has one and even though Ithaca is far from a big city, that have their own version of the consummate Steak House! Nice ambiance, well trained staff and steak that is grilled to perfection! My only complaint is their prices are on par with Ruth Chris, Morton's, etc...but not sure they are at that level and can justify the same pricing levels as the big cities?

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank 700scottf
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