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North Star House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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202 E Falls St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3704
+1 607-216-8580
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Ithaca, New York
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went with a group of five for Sunday brunch. We were seated right away, and immediately approached for our drinks. Throughout the meal, the service was great. Several wait staff and the hostess checked in on us regularly. Although they were very busy when we left, they didn't rush us away from our table. I appreciated the service. The food... More 

Thank thambury
Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Went on a Friday night with friends. Little bit of a wait for a table. Our server Audrey was very sweet. She helped out my friend with gluten free options. All our food was amazing! It's so nice they source locally. The cauliflower dip should just be served with a spoon. It's that good!

Thank susybee89
Ithaca, New York
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We live close by and get to come here often. The menu changes frequently, so if you see something you like, get it! We had some amazing Gruyere Fritters 2 visits ago, and they were already cycled out by the next visit. Fried Cheese Curds occasionally appear too, and those are amazing. Don't miss the Curds! The rotating mac and... More 

Thank OttoCal
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Our brunches were excellent. Fresh squeezed oj was sweet and delicious. Hubby's French toast that had been marinated overnight was topped with blueberries and served with REAL NY maple syrup--delicious. They serve quality cured bacon (almost a meal in itself) and cheese biscuits that are better than Red Lobster's. Service was good. Restaurant ambience unassuming.

Thank Pam G
Los Altos, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had the pear salad and hot wings for a light dinner. Everything was fresh and simply yet deliciously flavored. A good place to go on a Sunday night to avoid the crowd in downtown Ithaca and College Town.

Thank Cris2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I went there on a Sunday for dinner while visiting the region. The menu was very limited because they serve brunch all day. We tried a few things. The wings were disappointing, but the Mac and Cheese (with swiss chard, bacon, and rosemary carrots) was delicious!! The cauliflower dip was also good, but a little cold. I would try to... More 

Thank smg1116
Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Beautiful outdoor patio & good food. North Star plate is always a winner. 2 for 1 mimosas or cocktails at brunch = always good. Juice of the day mimosa (strawberry apple mimosa) was the perfect balance of sweet & tart. Cheddar biscuit and grits (each eaten separately) rival what you have in the South. Great place for brunch. I have... More 

1 Thank S J
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I was disappointed with my salad and the tofu wings were drizzled with butter even though I asked for no dairy. Go for the curry if you are vegan. There are good beers on tap. The service was also extremely slow which is good if you are looking for a long date but not so much if you have other... More 

Thank w0nderlustqueen
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We try to visit every time we are in Ithaca. Our family members are regulars. They share their favorites and we try something new. Never disappointed. Service is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. The atmosphere and decor are comfortable and attractive. There is seating in several areas both indoors and out.

Thank Linda M
Cusco, Peru
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The hostess was hesitant to sit us in the front patio when we mentioned we were going to get drinks and possibly were going to get a bite. She referred us to the beer garden out back which was completely empty. She finally did sit us on the front patio and we had two lovely glasses of rosé and shared... More 

Thank nina20002016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 E Falls St, Ithaca, NY 14850-3704
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-216-8580

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?