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Moosewood Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 269 Restaurants in Ithaca
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 31 December 2011

Pricey but delicious. Worth the trip across town. 11 of us and food was hot and timely. Didn't like that they added in tip and didn't tell us til we went to pay, however, we had a great time.

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Reviewed 18 December 2011

We own several of the Moosewood cookbooks, so we were familiar with the restaurant. When we planned a trip to the Ithaca area, the Moosewood was definitely on the list of places we wanted to eat. It didn't disappoint.

The place is pretty casual inside. No fancy tablecloths, candles or low lighting. Its a bright, homey place with lots of light wood decor that is fine for diners of all ages. We went with our three small kids. The restaurant is very accomodating for children and has reasonable kids meal options.

While we aren't vegetarian, we don't feel the need to eat meat at every meal. So the menu of vegetarian and fish-based dishes was great. The menu changes everyday and pulls heavily from their many cookbooks ... or maybe its the other way around!

It fills up fast so I'd suggest checking their hours and getting there soon after they open so you can avoid a wait.

Since the menu changes everyday, there isn't much point in describing the specific meals we ordered. But they were all very tasty and the portions were adequate, especially if you ordered an appetizer as well.

The food was so good, that we decided to go again the next day! If we're ever back in Ithaca again, we will definitely make time for a meal at the Moosewood.

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Thank TheTraveller314
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Reviewed 17 December 2011

The portions are small and on the pricey side (also pay parking required to be able to eat at the Ithaca location). But after having owned some Moosewood cookbooks, my husband felt we had to have the experience to partake in their food offering. We enjoyed our meal which was very flavorful. Had some interesting conversations with dinners seated around us. Overall a must have experience and very enjoyable.

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Thank B J
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

My wife and I happened upon the Moosewood by accident. We're big fans of their cookbooks and didn't know it was in Ithaca when we visited but were very pleasantly surprised to find it. I'm pretty picky when it comes to vegetarian/vegan food (I'm a carnivore) but I've tried a number of their dishes from their cookbooks and am rarely disappointed so was happy to go for lunch.

The restaurant is pretty busy but they have a nice little waiting area where you can flip through their cookbooks and check out all their little knick-knacks. We were seated quickly enough and the food came out fast and hot. My wife had the onion soup which she seemed to really enjoy. I had a pineapple and sweet potato curry with rice and salad and was not disappointed. The menu changes twice daily (they keep it fresh) so timing could be an issue if you're going for something specific but there's enough option on the menu for most tastes.

If you like vegan/vegetarian food or if you're just up for trying something a bit different, this is a great place to visit. And if all else fails, they have great desserts and good beer on tap (try the Ithaca beers, really tasty).

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Thank o2wntravels
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

Very interesting, limited menu, all vegetarian. Definitely a place to try but I wouldn't make it a regular destination. Service was good. There is an extra charge from bread and butter.

Thank CherylBaer
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