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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lava cake” (7 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
“branzino” (4 reviews)
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903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

As always we had a perfect meal last night. Oyster app was fantastic, bone in filet was perfectly seasoned, prepared and absolutely delicious! With a fantastic and plentiful wine selection to go with the meal, I can easily say one of the best meals I've...More

Thank Norm A
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Ladera wine dinner event at the Heights was a deep disappointment. Yucky appetizer (deep fried pork with red cabbage), grisly beef course and supermarket quality dessert. Not their usual performance but their most recent for me!

1  Thank AJB6210
Reviewed 24 January 2015

The service is impeccable, the setting is lovely and the memory of the food will stay with you forever...The attention to detail begins as you walk through the door and is maintained as each course is brought to the table...elegantly created, presented and enjoyed!

Thank ShannonRG
Reviewed 24 January 2015

We were a group of GMs from Cornell and had a wonderful time at this place. The food was great and ambiance very nice. Would recommend this restaurant to all visitors to Ithaca.

Thank AKK2050
Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

So let's get the basics out of the way - quality products, high prices, decent service, huge portions, decent taste and flavors. They get a solid 4 stars. So, what exactly is my issue anyways? Well, here is my take on this place. They do...More

1  Thank DocMetrics
Reviewed 18 December 2014

This is clearly the best in Ithaca. And most likely you will meet the chef and owner. It has everything you want from a good restaurant, great food, great wine list and not over the top prices, and nice atmosphere. And he has mnay fun...More

Thank GoodFoodIsWhatIsGood
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Simply stated, a restaurant that maintains a high level of consistency of quality and service remains a favorite. Those who travel to Ithaca for Cornell University visits should always take in the fine fare at this local establishment.

Thank Hereandthere913
Reviewed 24 November 2014

We had early dinner on a Thursday night. The restaurant was not crowded when we started but pretty much filled up by the time we finished. Pace of the meal was good for this level of restaurant. Some may find it a bit slow. We...More

Thank Outdoorguy2
Reviewed 9 November 2014

I can't really rate the restaurant itself as I got this food to go. But the sandwich I got was the fire-roasted sandwich and it was amazing. I was ready to go back the next day for it. Excellently prepared. Everything was perfect about it....More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 8 November 2014

i would definitely recommend to people who like relaxing and casual. I love the remodel it's just beautiful I would definitely go back.

Thank olivia l
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Laura P
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
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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.
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