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215 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5547
+1 607-277-2253
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“coconut cake” (5 reviews)
“madeleines” (8 reviews)
“duck” (9 reviews)
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European, Asian, American, Fusion
$$ - $$$
215 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5547
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We went to Madeline's on a recommendation from one an employee. They raved about the bar and desserts so we went for dessert. WOW!!!!!! You get to see the desserts in a giant case. Once you have selected you go back to your seat for...More

Thank GF66
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We met a friend for dinner before attending a concert down the street. Unlike many restaurants, with the bar in plain view as you walk in, the bar is "hiding" behind a dividing wall (although you can see it from the street). There's seating on...More

Thank Regnad K
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is in Ithaca downtown (save some time for parking and walking - not that bad). The restaurant is kind of cult place, good for a drink and good food. When I was there, good pure jazz was going on with cello, sax. The scallops...More

Thank T C
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had eaten here before and really liked it. This was even better. As is a habit, we ate off of the appetizer menu. The duck and scallion pancakes were great, with a pineapple hoisin sauce. Next, chicken and kale fried dumplings, even better than...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We visited for desserts one evening with a large group. Madeline's has an excellent selection of desserts that they make or bake themselves. I had a very tasty flourless chocolate cake. My wife had a Tiramisu that she really enjoyed. We will definitely return!

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is a bistrot style venue with focused mid-price menu. There were some good vegetarian options. Entrees and sides were of mixed quality, coconut rice a little bland and the chicken not spectacular. The salads and veggie burger were outstanding Eventually I noticed the table...More

Thank bostonienne
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I ordered arancini stuffed with cheese and mushrooms, but the mushrooms were missing. I returned it to the kitchen, and was not charged. The Thai peanut sauce accompanying my skewer of chicken was lacking in peanut flavor. The salad with carmelized nuts and delicata squash...More

Thank leslielynn1341
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We came here when the wait at other restaurants in the area was close to an hour. The food is ok, but not terrific. Two of us ordered the Kobe burger. My medium rare burger was overdone and served with a scant amount of fries....More

Thank RamsFan27
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Surprisingly for a big college town there are only a few places offering late night food in Ithaca and Madeline's in probably the best. If you want the whole package of a sit-down relaxed cocktail followed by appetizer, entrée and dessert and background decibel levels...More

Thank podge747
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I really appreciate that Madeline's is open late (we arrived at 10 pm) for drinks and dessert (that my friend wanted) and drinks and small bites (that I wanted). The Mads Bites are interesting and well priced -- there are other small bites on the...More

Thank rh24
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5547
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-2253
  • E-mail
Madeline's is a Modern Asian fusion restaurant with a fun, contemporary vibe. Featuring award winning desserts and voted - Top NY State Romantic Eatery. At Madeline's, our unique approach to Euro-Asian Fusion cuisine results in a simplified elegance through distinctive and high quality ingredient combinations. In the bar, our specially trained mixologists have created an extensive list of eclectic and innovative hand-mixed cocktails, as well as an accessible wine and beer list that boasts the best of our regional wineries and breweries. Are you a Scotch lover? With over 50 to choose from, our well-educated bar and service staff can guide you to your traditional favorite, or a new experience. No trip to Madeline's would be complete without a visit to our DESSERT CASE. Continuously on the "Best of Ithaca" list for best desserts, Madeline's Owner and Executive Pastry Chef, Teresa Miller, will engage your senses with luxurious and mouthwatering indulgences made from the finest ingredients. Enjoy a casual cocktail on our seasonal outdoor patio, host your celebratory event with us, or join us for drink specials during our weekly Jazz Nights held every Thursday. We have live performances after dinner by 13 Degrees, featuring contemporary jazz. Come in and let our experienced chefs show you why Madeline's is one of the best restaurants in Ithaca. Our reputation precedes us, so reservations are recommended.