Higher learning centers like Cornell University make for a diverse, culturally rich environment for dining in and around Ithaca, New York. It’s a great town to eat, and every palette will be pleased. From casual dining including Food Truck Round-ups, to fine dining with farm-to-table cuisine, you’ll be pleased (and full) with all the options available.
With more restaurants per capita than New York City, we thought we would narrow down the list to a few of our favorites. While you do have fully equipped kitchens when staying at our Finger Lakes Region Vacation Rentals, it’s still fun to get out on the town (or bring home take-out)! For a full restaurant selection visit: http://www.visitithaca.com/dining/
Now onto our favorites:
Boatyard Grill – Ithaca’s Premiere Waterfront Restaurant. A Bar and Grill featuring Steak and Seafood.
Danos on Seneca – Dano’s is America’s first Heuriger, serving traditional Austrian cuisine in a casual atmosphere.
Hazelnut Kitchen – Farm-to-table creative dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Located minutes away in Trumansburg.
Heights Cafe – American cuisine with global influences.
Madeline’s – Non-traditional preparation of traditional foods, with fresh quality ingredients at reasonable prices.
Mahogany Grill – Steak and chophouse with a wide choice of beef, lamb, pork, poultry and some fish. Vegetarian options are also available.
Maxie’s Supper Club and Oyster Bar – Cajun influenced dishes with the fun and style of New Orleans and Mardi Gras. Music, food and atmosphere!
Moosewood Restaurant – Specializing in healthful cooking, the Moosewood has been operating for thirty years and is acclaimed for its creative vegetarian cooking. Named bu Bon Appetit Magazine as “one of the thirteen most influential restaurants of the 20th Century.
Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine – Finger Lakes fine dining specializing in farm fresh and country elegant cuisine located on the Seneca Wine Trail.
Taughannock Farms Inn Restaurant – A beautiful Victorian mansion offering an upscale dining experience right on Cayuga Lake.
ZaZa’s Cucina – an upscale Italian restaurant with fun, unusual decor, and great food!