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The Heights Restaurant and H Bar

903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
+1 607-257-4144
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lava cake” (7 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
“halibut” (4 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live an hour from Ithaca, and friends who had dined here recently recommended it to us. We're so glad we listened to them! We came here on a Thursday evening for dinner prior to a show at the Hangar Theatre. Menu prices are on...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our family go to restaurant when we are in Ithaca. the foods and services are always consistency good.

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a family lunch at this upscale restaurant, Interesting combinations and flavors (the large green salad had multiple varieties of lettuce plus other vegetables and berries). Large servings were very attractively presented. Limited bathrooms, but downstairs, workers' facilities are available.

Thank AmericanKot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am frequently compelled to dine here on occasions organized by others but the portions are grotesquely large and most dishes have too many ingredients --as if the James Louganis, who can be an outstanding chef when told what to make, believes that the more...More

Thank Jonthan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I met for lunch at the Heights, and as always, it was delicious. Our server was Ashley, and she was pleasant, efficient, and friendly. I had a Reuben, and I loved it. It's a good atmosphere, and it's a very popular place...More

Thank JudyFromUpstateNY
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The Heights is a terrific restaurant located just north of Cornell University, away from the husste bustle of downtown Ithaca. The dinner menu is varied and seasonal, with every dish well presented and tasty. However, I found the use of butter and cream a bit...More

Thank Dave s
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The Heights Restaurant is not on the beaten path, not downtown, not on the main drag. Just a great place with excellent food and service that causes its reputation to grow and locals and visitors to seek out this restaurant. Reservations are recommended due to...More

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Really good food and creative dishes. Excellent wine menu. Nice atmosphere, and great service. The best hummus I have ever had! One of the best restaurants in Ithaca.

Thank Thelma R
Reviewed 30 May 2017

From the warm greeting to the appreciative farewells, our party of nine had a memorable experience. The varied wine offerings, the creative menu, to the exceptional service, made our graduation day that much more special. Excellent all around.

Thank DRiley37
Reviewed 5 May 2017

No one gets dressed up to eat out in Ithaca. However, you should to experience The Heights. Service is always exceptional. Food is always wonderful. This restaurant is more than eating out, it is an experience. Plan to spend a couple of hours here. And...More

Thank lindavanap
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Laura P
14 February 2016|
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Response from Florimond | Reviewed this property |
I am quite sure they do take-out. James and his staff go out if their way to accommodate their clientele.
Kathy M
4 February 2015|
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Response from Florimond | Reviewed this property |
I agree that they are very accommodating. Over the years, I have asked for specific alterations to certain menu items and they were happy to make the changes for me. I'd call ahead to be sure. If you know what kinds of foods... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-257-4144
The Heights Restaurant and H Bar was established in 1995 by Culinary Institute of America graduate James Larounis and his wife Heidi. We are located in the Village of Cayuga Heights, one mile from the center of Cornell University. The restaurant has a casual, contemporary atmosphere and features Mediterranean-inspired American cuisine. We place the utmost value on our seasonal menus and on sourcing locally. We also take great pride in our wine list which includes over 400 bottle selections from the United States and international regions, and over 20 wines by the glass. The Heights Restaurant and H Bar has been a Wine Spectator award winner since 1999.
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