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Madeline's

215 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5547
+1 607-277-2253
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
European, Asian, American, Fusion
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
215 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5547
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61 - 70 of 177 reviews

Reviewed 27 October 2015

We just had dessert which they have a huge selection of....the creme brûlée was amazingly delicious, the galette a bit gummy and old for me and the b52 cake while dense and boozy had great chocolate flavor....but the service was horrible. Between watching the cooks...More

1  Thank arewehavingfunyet4
Delilah P, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2015

Thank you for this feedback. You came in on a rare night when the owner was away :(. I take your detailed review seriously and thank you for being an extra set of eyes for me! Please do try us again soon, although I too...More

Reviewed 14 October 2015

The array of menu options is terrific-: appetizers, small plates, entrees and a dessert selection to please every sweet tooth. This is a great choice for a quick, light bite pre-theater meal as well as for a special occasion fancy dinner. Regardless of your schedule...More

Thank Mary B
Delilah P, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2015

Mary B. Your 5 star review made my heart sing. We are endeavoring to keep improving and after a brief winter remodel we will be starting lunch in Spring 2016! Thank you for taking the time to add a positive review. Many people are quick...More

Reviewed 27 September 2015

I think this restaurant is trying to be a fine dining establishment but really fell short on the service side. The hostess was fine, restaurant was empty but she asked us if we had reservations and when we said no - kind of gave us...More

Thank Outdoorguy2
Delilah P, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2015

Thank you for this feedback. We have a remodel planned this December and January and are hoping to start lunch and brunch service in Spring 2016. We would like you to try us again and hope you like the updates we have planned. I know...More

Reviewed 25 September 2015

Improved dramatically with a changed, refreshed menu. Good service, nice atmosphere. Loved the smaller plates offerings. would love to return now after the changes that were made. Kudos!

Thank LakeUpstateNY
Delilah P, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2015

Thank you so much! We are continuing to update. We have a remodel planned this December and January and are hoping to start lunch and brunch service in Spring 2016. We appreciate your great review!!!

Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

When my restaurant of choice, Just A Taste, had too long of a waiting list, my daughter (a resident of Ithaca) recommended Madeleine's as a great alternate. We sat outside on a perfect summer evening and enjoyed the air, view, and spacious quiet. Our servers...More

Thank go_girlSantaCruz
Delilah P, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2015

We were absolutely delighted to read your review. We hope you and your daughter come back and leave room for lots of dessert!

Reviewed 17 September 2015

Wonderful food and atmosphere. The crowd is quite lively with live music at night. Great burgers and beer. Nice place.

Thank Humbletraveler2015
Delilah P, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2015

Thank you for taking time to give feedback! We have only just recently started libe music and hope to continue growing this part of the Madeline's experoence. Please check in with us again!

Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

One of the best outdoor patios in Ithaca! Finally nice now that the construction is gone. I like the new Thursday jazz evenings. Excellent desserts.

Thank Ross C
Teresa M, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Glad you're such a fan of all the improvements, Ross! Thanks so much for the kind words here. Hope you'll be back soon for some more jazz and patio. Best, Teresa, Owner

Reviewed 13 August 2015

Great dinner and desserts, and a great espresso martini. Really romantic sofas in the bar to snuggle on.

2  Thank nancjack
Teresa M, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2015

I'm happy when you're happy, so this is great! I'm glad you're a fan of just about everything. Love to see you again soon. All the best, Teresa, Owner

Reviewed 12 August 2015

Even though we went late we were well received. The food was particularly well pfrepared, and we really appreciated the sharing of 6 desserts amonge the four of us- ha!

Thank anavidpalate
Teresa M, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2015

Six desserts -- I like your style! And I'm glad to hear everyone enjoyed their meal and had a lovely experience overall. Love to see you again sometime soon. Best, Teresa, Owner

Reviewed 9 August 2015

My husband and I were looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy a few drinks outside while staying in Ithaca. This met the bill! Decided to check out their dessert case and WOW! Great selection. Both desserts were delicious! Highly recommend.

Thank krra
Teresa M, Owner at Madeline's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2015

You can never go wrong with drinks and dessert! I'm so happy to hear that you both enjoyed everything so much. Hope to see you again next time you're in Ithaca. All the best, Teresa, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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
Description
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.
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