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AGAVA Restaurant

££ - £££American, ,
381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
+1 607-319-4366
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“tacos” (33 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Good for people who have food sensitivities. Super friendly service. Farm fresh food and drinks. Loved my shrimp and grits and had great guacamole with interesting flat breads.

Thank kkr67
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We were a party of five, arriving late Sunday afternoon after a concert. Since three of us still had a two-hour drive, we decided to share appetizers and flatbreads from the southwestern-style menu. The highlights were the teriyaki chicken wings, the "Zamas" (scallops with jicama...More

Thank GaryMacI
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This place perplexes me, mostly because it is not consistent on food or service. I have had at least two nice dinner experiences at Agava. The food was fresh, tasty and came with good service. They have a nice variety of beers and even cider...More

Thank Miriam T
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Perhaps the somewhat cozy atmosphere is what makes this place so popular, or its convenient location. The food is ok but very bland. the most tasteless salsa I've ever encountered. I've actually been here twice. The first evening wasn't especially busy yet service was painfully...More

Thank linanne99999
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Visited on a Sunday mid-day. It was crowded due to graduation season (I think). They were serving both breakfast and lunch items. Everything was good and enjoyable - waffles, frenchy, freshly made guacamole, and sandwiches.

Thank History4fun
Reviewed 20 May 2016

My wife and I come here a lot, and the place is always packed. It's interesting that several previous reviewers call it their go-to restaurant in Ithaca. That's kind of how we feel about it, too. The menu changes frequently but the basic theme is...More

Thank BWfromIthaca
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Agava is one of my "go-to" restaurants in Ithaca, the food is always good and they never disappoint. Their yummy wood fired pizzas (Sweet Buzz is a favorite!) and refreshing cocktails make for a winning combination. You can take a peek at the chalkboard in...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Good farm to table food, salsa made in house. Flat bread pizzas ate my favorite. A great selection of bar drinks. Great staff.

Thank Bobby B
Reviewed 27 March 2016

a little (okay) a lot off the beaten path restaurant in Ithaca specializing in creative southwestern cuisine. Probably closer to four stars but it was pricey for what it was. we loved the fried beets and the fried chicken was excellent. Emphasis on farm to...More

Thank rangersfans
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Agava has become our go-to Ithaca restaurant at which to meet friends or bring guests. It is fun, with a great little bar and consistently excellent food. It is very convenient to Cornell and, unlike many Ithaca restaurants, parking is easy.

Thank TMWildMed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-319-4366
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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.
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