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AGAVA Restaurant

381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
+1 607-319-4366
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
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Reviewed 6 February 2016

We have lunch here several times and always enjoyed it. The service is great, pleasant, comfortable atmosphere, and well prepared interesting food. The restaurant is located in the middle of the Cornell Ag Campus and the customers are lively and stimulating.

Thank PINKIE_9
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We got to Agava as regularly as possible for the great ambiance, the great food, the great servers. We love the seating options--the cozy bar area, the open dining area with the pizza oven, and in the summer outdoor seating. We love the food, from...More

Thank ithacan2015
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Lots of great reviews drew us to the place. Some of the food was good, but with 3 out of 4 of our orders having issues (2 burned burgers, and one incorrect side dish) we did not have the experience we expected. We went with...More

Thank Nelli21
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Agava easily accommodated our party of 11. Shawn was great. Everyone had a wonderful time. Their dinner specials extended a standard menu that offers numerous delectable selections making decisions difficult. Agava's menu focuses on local and regionally grown food. We were not disappointed.

Thank Boomerang025
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Went with a large group on a Wednesday night. Made advance reservations and asked NOT to be seated in the bar area. Well, we did get seated there as that what was set up for our group of 15. No where else was available. It's...More

Thank Bestmom81
Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is a pretty amazing place situated in the last place you'd think a Mexican themed restaurant would prosper and survive. The atmosphere is warm, some what rustic and very inviting. You're greeted with big smiles and a very friendly staff the moment you enter....More

Thank 700scottf
Reviewed 7 January 2016

You have to order the guacamole 😋 !! Sangria is great too! We took our youngest to dinner for her birthday - we had a great dinner. I've been back twice since for lunch - great place !!

Thank Margie W
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Our party of 3 went out to dinner here in October. We made reservations in advance since we know this restaurant gets busy and they tend to cater to large parties. When we arrived at the reception area, we were led to a table in...More

Thank adyanks
Reviewed 20 December 2015

It was the week that work groups were going out for holiday lunches so we were very fortunate to be seated within 5 minutes -- the restaurant seemed packed to capacity. My friend a had a kale caesar salad with shrimp that she loved. I...More

Thank rh24
Reviewed 18 December 2015

This restaurant serves good food and the service is usually attentive. The problem, and for me it's huge, is the noise level. It's usually crowded, often with college students, and the bare stone walls and floor reflect the noise to an almost unbearable level. The...More

Thank chris k
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Nearby Attractions
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-319-4366
The AGAVA restaurant concept is rooted in local, farm-to-table cuisine, seasonal menu and a Southwest-Inspired palette. One of the central design and functional elements is a wood-fired oven with eating bar in the main dining space, serving up flatbreads and a range of other fire-roasted cuisine. Our bar is destination of its own; from the unique spirits & cocktails, to an environment and space you have to see for yourself. We feature one of the most unique interior spaces in the central NY region, drawing from both southwestern design elements like “latillas’ as well as local historical features like reclaimed barn wood. We’re based in the old East Ithaca Train Station, commissioned in 1876 by Ezra Cornell.