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Just a Taste

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116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-277-9463
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Carmel, Indiana
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We go here with family and business contacts. Not your average restaurant in terms of focus on tapas (small plates of appetizers to share) and very good wine selections. The menu does change more often than you might expect but the results and quite creative. The approach to focusing on tapas as the main approach to food is really pretty... More 

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Kingston, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible wait staff. Waited almost two hours and never gave us a call when we came back to ask they gave us an attitude. Cheap food. Atmosphere and attitude has changed since 2013 when it was sweet and intimate. Extremely rude and unprofessional staff and manager. Don't waste your time unless you're looking for the McDonald's of olives and cheese

1 Thank WendySue72
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We got lucky to find a spot at the bar a few minutes after being told there was an hour wait for a table. After having the food I would have gladly waited! The waitress/bartender recommended ordering 4-6 plates so we chose the warm Brie and crostini, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower bread pudding, mahi mahi, chicken mole, and sweet potato pancake.... More 

Thank Caitlin W
Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We loved this restaurant! We had a table of four and all ordered different things, and every plate was fantastic. The place was crowded (I'm told it always is) and a bit loud, so may not be a good pick if someone in your party is hard of hearing. Beyond that, you can't lose here. There are so many options... More 

Thank catcramer
Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife and I stayed at an Airbnb nearby and our host recommended this place. We are so glad we listened! Delicious food, great service, cozy, intimate outdoor seating in the back...this is a great date spot. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Blake W
Greenbelt, Maryland, United States
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A vegetarian friend and I had dinner here our first evening in Ithaca. She was absolutely delighted with her three vegetarian tapas. I had a sort of chicken vindaloo and foccaccia bread. Both were very tasty, though the vindaloo was a little on the spicy side for me. I ended up having a sort of chocolate mousse for dessert to... More 

2 Thank kevinwparker
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I went here for dinner with my son who attends a local college. We had a selection of items from the tapas menu. The charcuterie platter was excellent and the salted fried cod is to die for. We also highly recommend the warm chocolate soufflé for dessert. An excellent selection of wines and beers round out a wonderful meal.

1 Thank Carol S
Washington DC
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222 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This place tied as the favorite place to eat in Ithaca. We stopped in for drinks at the bar our first night in Ithaca and went back for dinner the next night based on the menu. First, make reservations. We were lucky to find seats at the bar the two times we visited. Second, if they have space and the... More 

Thank bumper1965
Otis, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We weren't terribly hungry, so we thought a tapas restaurant would be a good choice and boy was it. Good selection of imaginative dishes, all deliciously prepared and presented and it was such fun to be able to try several different dishes. Good service too.

Thank jeff w
Richland, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

After 9 days of traveling through Quebec City, Niagara Falls and Ithaca we had a fantastic dinner at Just a Taste. While we had some delicious food earlier on our trip, nothing came close to the consistent quality produced by Just a Taste chefs. They have a large variety of dishes all prepared to perfection. The service was friendly and... More 

Thank Tom C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-9463

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?