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The Heights Restaurant and H Bar

903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
+1 607-257-4144
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No one gets dressed up to eat out in Ithaca. However, you should to experience The Heights. Service is always exceptional. Food is always wonderful. This restaurant is more than eating out, it is an experience. Plan to spend a couple of hours here. And...More

Thank lindavanap
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

My rating should have been a 3 due to slow service but could have easily been a 5 with service that is expected from a higher-class restaurant. The good: great food and dessert along with an impressively large cup of cappuccino to finish the evening....More

Thank icu4biz
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door and were greeted by chef James we knew we were in for a treat! The atmosphere is sophisticated and casual, and our service was excellent! And the food!!! We began with the roasted cauliflower appetizer, which was...More

Thank AmyPiis
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

A little off the beaten track, but worth it. Comfortable, lively, but not loud. Friendly service. All the food at least very good, particularly gnocchi and desserts. Good wine list. Not cheap, but not unreasonable. Don't know, but hard to imagine it gets much better...More

Thank si101503
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

One of the top three dining places ever!!! Bartender Bobby was the best!!! The Chef adjusted the meals to our liking

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I think The Heights is consistently the best restaurant in Ithaca. While I certainly favor particular dishes at other Ithaca restaurants, I think The Heights has the consistency across its whole menu that is lacking at other places. We like the bar menu (slightly smaller...More

Thank thambury
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Overall we were quite happy with our experience at The Heights. We sat at a bar table with another couple so I can't speak to the dining room menu and experience, but we will certainly be back. We arrived at around 5:30 on a Thursday...More

Thank deadandy
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Above all restaurants in Ithaca, The Heights has the best food. The portions are gracious and the food is absolutely delicious. However, it is not the food that keeps us coming back, it is the impeccable service and care Chef James expresses toward each diner....More

Thank _msk277
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I came here with my husband for a special dinner, I've also had their catering for a few events. I've found their food to be creative and yummy, but I feel like lots of items on their menu are just off (why ruin creme brulee...More

Thank TinyTraveler001
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I return to the Heights so often that I can't count the number of times I have dined here. The last time was a luncheon with friends, about a month ago. I ordered a roasted vegetable salad that was simply excellent. The dishes my friends...More

Thank Florimond
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Laura P
Do you do take-out:
13 February 2016|
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Response from Florimond | Reviewed this property |
I am quite sure they do take-out. James and his staff go out if their way to accommodate their clientele.
Kathy M
Is there a gluten free menu?
3 February 2015|
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Response from Florimond | Reviewed this property |
I agree that they are very accommodating. Over the years, I have asked for specific alterations to certain menu items and they were happy to make the changes for me. I'd call ahead to be sure. If you know what kinds of foods... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-257-4144
The Heights Restaurant and H Bar was established in 1995 by Culinary Institute of America graduate James Larounis and his wife Heidi. We are located in the Village of Cayuga Heights, one mile from the center of Cornell University. The restaurant has a casual, contemporary atmosphere and features Mediterranean-inspired American cuisine. We place the utmost value on our seasonal menus and on sourcing locally. We also take great pride in our wine list which includes over 400 bottle selections from the United States and international regions, and over 20 wines by the glass. The Heights Restaurant and H Bar has been a Wine Spectator award winner since 1999.