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215 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5547
+1 607-277-2253
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“madelines” (8 reviews)
“coconut cake” (5 reviews)
“duck” (10 reviews)
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European, Asian, American, Fusion
$$ - $$$
215 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5547
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

There was construction going on during the day outside this restaurant. Although it had stopped by dinner time, it likely lessened traffic to the restaurant which allowed us to enjoy it almost entirely by ourselves. We sat outside, which did not affect service at all....More

1  Thank kennebunklegal
Teresa M, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2015

This was an absolute delight to read! It's a real honor to be considered your favorite in Ithaca -- thanks so, so much. We'd happily welcome you back any time! Until then, Teresa, Owner

Reviewed 22 June 2015

The first experience I had in this restaurant was when I had my wedding reception/ dinner here in March 2011. The overall experience was outstanding. - The staff is extremely friendly, more so than in other restaurants in the area, in my opinion. This was...More

Thank LordDuffington
Teresa M, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2015

What a review! Thanks for leaving so much detail here -- it was a real pleasure to read. Your feedback about the seafood and kids' menu was quite valuable as well, and I'll definitely be keeping it in mind going forward. You are just too...More

Reviewed 15 June 2015

So, I love eating out, and while this restaurant is very close to where I work, I just don't tend to eat here. For years it had a reputation for snotty service, and having experienced it, I just wasn't drawn to return. Decided to give...More

Thank karlou25
Teresa M, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2015

I'm so sorry to hear that you used to experience less than ideal service here, but I must say that I'm thrilled you had such a lovely time with us! We love William and Jason, and I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to...More

Reviewed 5 June 2015

Overall, Madaline's has a very delicious array of appetizers, entrees, drinks, AND desserts. The waiters don't always remember to tell you about the dessert case, so be sure to check it out before you leave. I have a few friends who won't go here with...More

Thank muz4now
Teresa M, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2015

Thanks so much for this! I'm glad to hear you always think the food is worth the price, even if your friends don't agree. Hope to see you back soon. All the best, Teresa, Owner

Reviewed 25 May 2015

In general the food was very high quality, but very "safe" - nothing very imaginative, all pretty standard fare for restaurants. One of the desserts (Princesstarte?) was the only thing that really stood out. Still, a good place for dinner. Decor is quite nice, service...More

Thank shvarz
Teresa M, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2015

Happy to hear you enjoyed everything! Hopefully you can join us again sometime for a dinner that will really wow you. Thanks so much for the kind words. Best, Teresa, Owner

Reviewed 9 May 2015

Visited with family, business, and as a couple. Great for all occasions! Pros: 1) DESSERT! So many dessert options! Even for people like me with celiac disease who cannot eat gluten. the cakes and creme brûlée are phenomenal!!! Love how you check out the dessert...More

Thank squirrels17
Teresa M, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2015

It seems like the pros outweigh the cons in your book, and I'm glad to hear you love the desserts. Thanks for joining us on so many different occasions too! I hope you'll keep us in mind for the next one. Take care, Teresa, Owner

Reviewed 23 April 2015

Located right on the Commons and the construction is finally ending. Always have an interesting menu, great service, good wine menu. Decor is retro elegant. Never had a bag meal and return often. During the summer outside seating is great When construction is done!!

Thank ken8572
Teresa M, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2015

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 November 2014

Yes, the bar is excellent, with creative cocktails and a limited but excellent selection of truly tasty Scotch and Irish whiskeys. Yes, the appetizers are tasty and inventive. Yes, the service is excellent -- attentive yet discreet. Yes, special diets are accommodated willingly, accurately, and...More

2  Thank cgmaxwell
Teresa M, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2015

Spoken like a true expert! Sorry it took some time to respond, but I just wanted to thank you for this lovely review. I hope you've been able to come back for more dessert since the winter! If not, we'd love to have you back...More

Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

Recommended by fellow parents visiting Cornell, we came with a large party for dinner. Chicken wing appetizer and chicken spring rolls were, alone, worth the trip. Duck and grouper entrees were generous and flavorful. But those desserts.....walnut strawberry cheesecake- You can start the meal with...More

Thank KGZWestchester
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We liked our dinner so much we returned the next day. We came to Ithaca to move our daughter into Cornell University. It's one of the busiest weeks of the year. We didn't have to wait, the meal was very good. We had the duck,...More

1  Thank Michaela O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5547
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-2253
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Madeline's is a Modern Asian fusion restaurant with a fun, contemporary vibe. Featuring award winning desserts and voted - Top NY State Romantic Eatery. At Madeline's, our unique approach to Euro-Asian Fusion cuisine results in a simplified elegance through distinctive and high quality ingredient combinations. In the bar, our specially trained mixologists have created an extensive list of eclectic and innovative hand-mixed cocktails, as well as an accessible wine and beer list that boasts the best of our regional wineries and breweries. Are you a Scotch lover? With over 50 to choose from, our well-educated bar and service staff can guide you to your traditional favorite, or a new experience. No trip to Madeline's would be complete without a visit to our DESSERT CASE. Continuously on the "Best of Ithaca" list for best desserts, Madeline's Owner and Executive Pastry Chef, Teresa Miller, will engage your senses with luxurious and mouthwatering indulgences made from the finest ingredients. Enjoy a casual cocktail on our seasonal outdoor patio, host your celebratory event with us, or join us for drink specials during our weekly Jazz Nights held every Thursday. We have live performances after dinner by 13 Degrees, featuring contemporary jazz. Come in and let our experienced chefs show you why Madeline's is one of the best restaurants in Ithaca. Our reputation precedes us, so reservations are recommended.
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