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The Heights Restaurant and H Bar

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903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
+1 607-257-4144
17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

First time at The Heights Grille and loved it! Beautiful decor, great food and wonderful server. Highly recommended and will return

Thank Travlisforme
Rochester, New York
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94 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Delicious menu and friendly, high-quality service. I highly recommend this restaurant. It's a hidden gem! It is the type of place you may save for a special,occasion but it shouldn't be. The menu changes nightly, which warrants frequently trips.

Thank Jason S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

We went here for our anniversary last night. I come from a family of wonderful cooks. We are so tired of eating out and thinking, we could do better at home. Looking for some beautiful and creative food? Look no further! The bar is gorgeous with a wonderful tapas menu. Try the BLD (breakfast lunch dinner) The dinner menu is... More 

Thank lauriewaltz
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

This is a notable dining experience. Staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful (one member of the party was vegan and the chef created an exceptional dinner). The food was simply superb. Halibut fresh light and flavorful. Cauliflower appetizer was a total treat! Do Not miss this food!

Thank mnfam019
New York City, New York
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212 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Although you'd think from the name that the Heights Cafe and Grill is informal, it's a bit less relaxed than the name might suggest. Service was attentive, although I must say that it was far slower than we wanted, and the meal was paced such that there were long breaks between courses. The food was tasty, and everyone ate well.... More 

Thank morr316
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

The Heights catered a wedding we attended and the food was amazing. The evening started off with lovely hor d'oeuvres and a great waitstaff. Once everyone was seated we enjoyed a sit down dinner that was served family style. Everything was delicious. The sides were so good, some tables asked for seconds and they were provided immediately. A truly wonderful... More 

Thank RL S
Ithaca, New York
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We've been to the Heights Cafe several times. The food, I must say, is consistently good. Perhaps for some, dishes may seem "over done" or that the chef is "trying too hard." Some dishes include too many flavors, that I would normally not put together, but that's just my taste. All flavors are, however, truly delicious. Their ingredients are excellent.... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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169 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Went for dinner at the bar because it was near Stewart Park. Great time with the staff and customers there. Bartender was very helpful and service was quite good. I would have liked to know about the specials before I ordered, but that's not enough to ding the rating. The food was excellent. Nothing that I tasted (and there was... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Found this restaurant on a recommendation. Atmosphere was average. Service was very respinsive but not warm or all that friendly. Food was excellent. Very small portions for the money. Paid $ 48.00 for an 8 ox. filet. It was good, but not that good.Thank God I don't drink alcohol. I don't see a return trip.

Thank Rob N
Mount Vernon, New York
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Chic but not stuffy.....can be pricey but worth it...we enjoyed the salmon and cod main courses, the fried calamari was tender , done kind of tempura style and well seasoned....we ate well, no room for dessert : (

Thank skytroubie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?