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John Thomas Steakhouse

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1152 Danby Rd, Ste A, Ithaca, NY 14850-8927
+1 607-273-3464
11:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Syosset, New York
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279 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Who would have ever expected a quality steakhouse near Cornell University in Ithaca. We were pleasantly surprised how good it is. They have aged steaks the same as they have in big cities. We all shared a porterhouse steak, which was cooked to perfection, with just the right amount of ingredients seared on the outside. We also had a few... More 

Thank MissS85
Ithaca, New York
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were a rather large group of people. Most ordered steaks and all seemed to think they were superb. I had the balsamic chicken which I would not recommend. Very basic and dry. You select/pay for all side dishes here and have the option to have a rather large version or a half version to include the salads offered. We... More 

Thank fssutton1
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We decided to leave our car parked at LaTourelle, where we were staying to walk across the parking lot to John Thomas Steakhouse, which was perfect! We briefly looked at the menu online and thought it was a bit pricey - when we arrived it was very casual and the prices were high - but my husband and I shared... More 

Thank 763bethb
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Have to say one of the best steaks that I have had on the East coast. Their onion rings are almost as good as The Ringside, in Portland, Oregon! Excellent salads, incredible steaks! None of the "boys" wanted dessert until they came with the dessert trolley...SOLD! Delicious! Took my son and 4 of his fraternity brothers from all over the... More 

Thank 6kids2015
Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Really not exaggerating here. This was the best steak we've ever had. And we've had a lot of steak. Perfection.

Thank catcramer
Rochester, New York
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

From my title you can get the drift. I love steak and the piece of meat we excellent. Note the mushrooms were OUTSTANDING. Loved a couple of the other sides as well. Now the negative, my wife is Vegan. They had one vegetarian dish that my wife was not crazy about, but we called ahead and asked if they could... More 

Thank Randler
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere and food and service at this resturant is amazing. The building is set among 70'acres of beautiful rolling hills just south of Ithaca However they prepare their steaks - they are amazing!!

Thank Eileen W
Bedford, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place kind of upscale was worried about bringing my 2.5 year old granddaughter to diner here we were staying at the hotel on same grounds , but the staff was very accommodating, Filet mignon was out of this world with their house sauce , And my wife had this 3.5 lb lobster they even had a huge bob for... More 

Thank Rockysgolf
Bolton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our first night staying at the neighbouring La Tourelle hotel (very good), after driving up from NYC and not wanting to make the three mile trip into downtown Ithaca. Attracted by the reviews, we were disappointed to walk in and be told we should have booked, despite the hotel saying we didn't need to as it... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were staying at Firelight camps and went to John Thomas to celebrate a 40th birthday and our engagement earlier that day. It was a classic steakhouse experience. Our caprese salad with smoked mozzarella and amazing beefsteak tomato was great. The lobster Bisque was also great. But it was the 30oz. Porterhouse for two that was amazing. Great portion and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1152 Danby Rd, Ste A, Ithaca, NY 14850-8927
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-273-3464

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?