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AGAVA Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
+1 607-319-4366
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“tacos” (37 reviews)
“guacamole” (30 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Appetizers were Delicious like the Roasted Cauliflower and Chips & Salsa. The Atmosphere was Excellent but the Music was a bit Loud. For my Dinner I had the Rib Eye Steak it was very soft and moist. But not enough flavor was a bit...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere was top notch with live music, beautiful decor and a friendly waitress- but incredibly slow service. My salad was half wilted with cold dry shrimp and a smudge of dressing. The flat breads were tasteless and rubbery. We did enjoy the guacamole, cauliflower and...More

Thank pawaholic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought everything we ate was fantastic, especially the Brussel sprouts! Also had the roasted cauliflower and crab cake tacos - even the salsa for the chips was some of the best I’ve ever had. (Fire roasted tomatoes) my only major complaint was they weren’t good...More

Thank dooskie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, the restaurant is lovely; a warm mix of colors, lots of space, and relatively quiet. The food was excellent. I had the calamari and mixto salad; both were outstanding. Some of the best calamari ever, and the salad mix was wonderful. Must add that...More

Thank MiloBohack
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Ithaca's food scene is not what they promise it is when you apply to Cornell. I was given comparisons to NYC...that is definitely not the case. If you're visiting you should do the drive out to Agava. No, it's not on the commons, but it's...More

Thank TravelBear990
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Food is okay, nothing special. Interesting drinks and beers. Service is awful, way beyond relaxed. Appetizer never showed up and the meal was so delayed that we didn’t care. Go to Purity for dessert as those selections are not interesting.

Thank DadMD
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We went to Agava for my daughters graduation from Cornell. First off when the restaurant called to confirm they didn’t tell me it was a pri-fixed menu. The service was terrible. Took a long time to take our order and then even longer to get...More

Thank kepmom
Reviewed 30 April 2018

My hubby and I went for brunch. We've been a few times before. They get very busy, so we went early. It was a cold day and the restaurant was freezing. Most people had their coats on while eating. I have to say this visit...More

Thank lindavanap
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

On a wine tour with mom and sister. First they brought out mini biscuits with house made raspberry jam and banana bread. AWESOME!!!! We had daily enchiladas (vege, mushroom with sunny eggs on top), daily quesadilla (bacon, duck confit) and huevos rancheros. All really delicious....More

Thank JennyandRick210
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We went here 2 nights in a row. 1st night we stumbled on this place by accident. What a piece of luck. After booking a table we had a wonderful meal. Not flash but excellent food. Flat bread and tacos. Server was excellent. Atmosphere great....More

Thank iaatkinson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-319-4366
  • E-mail
The AGAVA restaurant concept is rooted in local, farm-to-table cuisine, seasonal menu and a Southwest-Inspired palette. One of the central design and functional elements is a wood-fired oven with eating bar in the main dining space, serving up flatbreads and a range of other fire-roasted cuisine. Our bar is destination of its own; from the unique spirits & cocktails, to an environment and space you have to see for yourself. We feature one of the most unique interior spaces in the central NY region, drawing from both southwestern design elements like “latillas’ as well as local historical features like reclaimed barn wood. We’re based in the old East Ithaca Train Station, commissioned in 1876 by Ezra Cornell.
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