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215 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5547
+1 607-277-2253
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

i've been to madeline's several times. the dinners were usually good, but too small and overpriced to be a "go-to" place. i've recommended it as a special occasion venue only. a couple of days ago we stopped in to get 2 desserts to go. after spending 5 minutes looking over the options, all the while in the presence of their... More 

2 Thank wontonjohn
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254 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Ya know... I thought Madeline Patisserie was a misleading name. Why? Well gee... it is a great dinner place. It has a wide variety of drinks including an extensive selection of Scotch. So... my mind goes toward - sure, let's get a breakfast pastry and 18-yr old single malt scotch! Doesn't quite work, does it... Yet... now I get it...... More 

Thank Dfcameron
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

We walked here from the Hilton Garden Inn while visiting Cornell and had a really nice dinner. For appetizers we had salad and samosas, all yummy; for entree we had the duck and steak and both were excellent. Too stuffed for dessert so I can't comment on that, but the waiter was great and if we are ever in Ithaca... More 

Thank Juliettegold
Northbrook, Illinois
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285 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We had some yummy cakes for dessert at this in-town restaurant. The highlight was the carrot cake. It was super moist and dense with delicious cream cheese frosting. The red velvet cake was also good. The coconut cake was a bit disappointing. I really liked the toasted coconut on top but the cake itself was dry. We never got refills... More 

Thank Shampeu
Ithaca, New York
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Went to Madeline's for the first time for my 21st birthday with a few friends. We arrive at the restaurant and see that it is empty on one side, which soothed us because we didn't make reservations, since it was a Tuesday night. However, we were told we couldn't be seated until 9 due to a large, 70 person party... More 

Thank kellymarie1215
East Greenbush, New York
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

Food is so good here and served with a flair in an "art museum- like atmosphere". It is a real culinary treat! Worth the trip from anywhere for a special occassion or just for a good dinner or brunch.

Thank Sherri K
ithaca, ny
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

I hadn't been here in a long time but I won't wait so long again. Food was delicious and service perfect. And save room for dessert.

Thank realdruck
Beijing, China
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656 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

This popular establishment located right at the entry to the commons is known for their amazing dessert bar, but the food itself is quite good as well. Popular among locals, every night of the week you'll find a good crowd here. Don't overlook the bar either - really some excellent mixology goes on behind there with a very knowledgable staff... More 

Thank Jon1796
Columbus, OH
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We visited with some family for desserts and coffee after dinner elsewhere. My sister-in-law described the atmosphere as someplace they "feel like grown ups" when they visit without kids. It was a really neat atmosphere - jazz music through the sound system, art on the walls, comfy couches for some of the seating, neat light fixtures, a cool bar. Although... More 

1 Thank Csaw712
Ithaca, New York
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135 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Anyone who knows Ithaca is familiar with how lovely Madeline's is - the bar is just beautiful, and the whole restaurant is just a great setting for a meal. We were happy to enjoy the art exhibit on the walls while we ate too. But, it seems the food has gone downhill over time, and I think we are going... More 

1 Thank karlou25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
European, Asian, American, Fusion
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
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
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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