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“Excellent dinner”

The Heights Restaurant and H Bar
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Ranked #16 of 261 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
St.paul
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

This is a notable dining experience. Staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful (one member of the party was vegan and the chef created an exceptional dinner). The food was simply superb. Halibut fresh light and flavorful. Cauliflower appetizer was a total treat! Do Not miss this food!

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New York City, New York
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“Tasty food but slowish service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Although you'd think from the name that the Heights Cafe and Grill is informal, it's a bit less relaxed than the name might suggest. Service was attentive, although I must say that it was far slower than we wanted, and the meal was paced such that there were long breaks between courses. The food was tasty, and everyone ate well. The menu is diverse, but priced on the high side.

  • Visited August 2014
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LEXINGTON
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“Beautiful Wedding, Beautiful Food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

The Heights catered a wedding we attended and the food was amazing. The evening started off with lovely hor d'oeuvres and a great waitstaff. Once everyone was seated we enjoyed a sit down dinner that was served family style. Everything was delicious. The sides were so good, some tables asked for seconds and they were provided immediately. A truly wonderful meal to celebrate a wonderful day.

  • Visited August 2014
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Ithaca, New York
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“Good food, but overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We've been to the Heights Cafe several times. The food, I must say, is consistently good. Perhaps for some, dishes may seem "over done" or that the chef is "trying too hard." Some dishes include too many flavors, that I would normally not put together, but that's just my taste. All flavors are, however, truly delicious. Their ingredients are excellent. Service is friendly. Joe has been our server a few times and we like how attentive and pleasant he is. The problem is the price. For the ambience and the kind of restaurant it is, it shouldn't be charging this much. Not in Ithaca--we're not in NYC. Mercato on the commons is perhaps around the same price range--in some cases even a bit less--and the food is certainly a notch up.

  • Visited July 2014
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Ithaca, New York
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“Liked it the first time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Went for dinner at the bar because it was near Stewart Park. Great time with the staff and customers there. Bartender was very helpful and service was quite good. I would have liked to know about the specials before I ordered, but that's not enough to ding the rating.
The food was excellent. Nothing that I tasted (and there was some sharing among the strangers at the bar!) was anything short of delicious.

  • Visited July 2014
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