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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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came here with my husband for a special dinner, I've also had their catering for a few events. I've found their food to be creative and yummy, but I feel like lots of items on their menu are just off (why ruin creme brulee by making it with citrus, why add walnuts to roasted cauliflower)? That said, this is... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I return to the Heights so often that I can't count the number of times I have dined here. The last time was a luncheon with friends, about a month ago. I ordered a roasted vegetable salad that was simply excellent. The dishes my friends ordered were equally delicious. I have traveled the world and I have dined in wonderful... More 

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Groton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Heights because it was conveniently located and we just wanted to eat. Wow! They offered so much more. The food was delicious, but beyond that.... the waitstaff was out of this world! They were attentive and unobtrusive at the same time. A fantastic experience.

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Pennington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I ordered the Centro Pizza with a caesar salad, cup of soup, wine and hot tea with the bill, under $35. The dinner was very good and the food was tasty. Wasn't sure what to expect from this restaurant but pleasantly surprised!

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went to the Heights for a birthday dinner. The restaurant decor and ambience is lovely and a good fit for celebrating a special occasion. The wait staff was friendly and attentive and everyone was genuinely nice. Everything we ordered was very good. The Heights also has good selection of wines. Our dinner was a fantastic experience!

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Ithaca, New York
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The great accomplishment of this restaurant is to take standard fare such as steak or salmon, locate the best of its kind--the wildest, freshest salmon; the tenderest, juiciest steak--cook it perfectly, and then accompany it with a surprising group of vegetables and garnishes so nicely imagined that the dish becomes entirely new and entirely delicious. Some of the interesting accompaniments... More 

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I had dinner with 5 Cornell professors. The restaurant was full but still quiet enough for conversation. Service was OK, but the waitress gave us little help with choices of food or wine. They have a large wine list. My burrata puttanesca appetizer had tasty mozzarella but the dish was too salty. The swordfish was tasty and not dry. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We've eaten lunch at The Heights several times over the last few years when visiting Ithaca, and always had a wonderful meal. For the first time, we had dinner there. What a class act! The attentive service started as soon as we walked in and continued throughout the meal. When our entrées arrived, the effort to present them beautifully and... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Heights has a modern feel in table crowded small rooms, albeit with a certain casual elegance. In Ithaca, this means you must be careful in your conversation not to use real names, wear shoes and do not wear shorts. Among the four of us celebrating a birthday, we tried the Flat Bread Caesar Salad with fried calamari, Mafalda Pasta... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

IMHO, this is the most consistently good restaurant in Ithaca. They always use good ingredients and don't overcook. The entrees are always quite large. Dinner can be pricy, but lunch is very reasonable (about $15 an entree) for the quality you get. The most similar place in town is the Carriage House, but their prices are higher for much smaller... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?