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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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903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I met friends for lunch, and I was really not taken by anything on the menu. There was an omelette special, but it did not appeal to me; so I asked for a cheese and mushroom omelette, and I got one! It was delicious and...More

Thank JudyFromUpstateNY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting menu with delicious food. Space for small gatherings. One of my favorite places in Ithaca.

Thank Hollyhocks2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I pay $44.00 (pre-tip) for a cheeseburger I expect more. Two of us, one glass of wine, entrees and split a dessert with coffee. $44.00 each. I ended up eating only half the cheeseburger. There was nothing else on menu that was appealing(goat stronanoff?...More

Thank ICakum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us had lunch first time at The Heights 3rd week of July. A truly enjoyable experience. Excellent presentation and taste. We tried fish chowder soup that has no corn starch at all, nor is it loaded with cream that will send up your...More

Thank TravelWiseInComfort
Reviewed 7 July 2017

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 6 July 2017

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

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 1 July 2017

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 30 June 2017

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 27 June 2017 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 16 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
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Laura P
13 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
3 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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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