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“Dinner at Agava”
Review of AGAVA Restaurant

AGAVA Restaurant
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Ranked #16 of 270 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The AGAVA restaurant concept is rooted in local, farm-to-table cuisine, seasonal menu and a Southwest-Inspired palette. One of the central design and functional elements is a wood-fired oven with eating bar in the main dining space, serving up flatbreads and a range of other fire-roasted cuisine. Our bar is destination of its own; from the unique spirits & cocktails, to an environment and space you have to see for yourself. We feature one of the most unique interior spaces in the central NY region, drawing from both southwestern design elements like “latillas’ as well as local historical features like reclaimed barn wood. We’re based in the old East Ithaca Train Station, commissioned in 1876 by Ezra Cornell.
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The food was very good. The menu had a relatively short list for dinner.The atmosphere was rustic but quite good. This restaurant is recommended.

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Thank W H B
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We went here because we were given a gift card. Frankly, we always looked westward, towards Ithaca downtown, for most of our dining. We loved the food at Agava and the service was wonderful.
We will definitely be back.

Thank Mary F
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This was a cool place with a farm to table food. They have a good cocktail menu, with an excellent selection of Margaritas. The drinks were strong too. The food was excellent. The only downside was the service...hopefully you don't get our waitress. She walked past our table like 4 times before she actually stopped to greet us. Our appetizer even came out before our drinks.

Thank blanquita79
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

I think this place survives because it's the only place in town that servers southwestern food and the college kids like the bar drinks. It's really noisy as the walls and floor are bare . i try to time my visits to be early - before the crowd - or late, after the crowd has left.

the vegetables have been underdone since the place opened and it never gets better. someone in the kitchen must have read that al dente is desirable but doesn't have a clue how much to cook them to achieve that result.

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Thank chris k
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

We enjoyed a casual meal on the covered deck in the rear of the restaurant. The menu was varied and fresh. Nice outdoor seating.....
Away from the crowded area and almost in the middle of a residential area just about 2/3 miles from downtown.

Thank rmody26
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