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AGAVA Restaurant

) #16 of 202 Restaurants in Ithaca ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
+1 607-319-4366
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“tacos” (31 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I choose Agava for our Valentine's dinner since we have had many great meals there in the past. We both went with the special prix fixe menu. Our first course was an amazing lobster bisque. This course was the absolute highlight of...More

Thank Skeeter013
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Based on the reviews and price point, I expected better food and service. Ambiance and decor are the highlight for Agava. Our waiter seemed completely uninterested in attempting attentive service. The tacos (2 to an order) with accompanying rice and beans were bland and lacked...More

1  Thank eyeluvfud
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

They have good food with interesting combinations (but all are good) so a definitely good thing if you are game for it is to share a couple of dishes specially the different little entrés.

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Great place for lunch or dinner. The southwest cuisine is very well-seasoned but not too spicy. For those of us who like to turn up the heat, a variety of hot sauces are available including a delicious house habenero sauce. The fish tacos are a...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We have lunch here several times and always enjoyed it. The service is great, pleasant, comfortable atmosphere, and well prepared interesting food. The restaurant is located in the middle of the Cornell Ag Campus and the customers are lively and stimulating.

Thank PINKIE_9
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We got to Agava as regularly as possible for the great ambiance, the great food, the great servers. We love the seating options--the cozy bar area, the open dining area with the pizza oven, and in the summer outdoor seating. We love the food, from...More

Thank ithacan2015
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Lots of great reviews drew us to the place. Some of the food was good, but with 3 out of 4 of our orders having issues (2 burned burgers, and one incorrect side dish) we did not have the experience we expected. We went with...More

Thank Nelli21
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Agava easily accommodated our party of 11. Shawn was great. Everyone had a wonderful time. Their dinner specials extended a standard menu that offers numerous delectable selections making decisions difficult. Agava's menu focuses on local and regionally grown food. We were not disappointed.

Thank Boomerang025
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Went with a large group on a Wednesday night. Made advance reservations and asked NOT to be seated in the bar area. Well, we did get seated there as that what was set up for our group of 15. No where else was available. It's...More

Thank Bestmom81
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This is a pretty amazing place situated in the last place you'd think a Mexican themed restaurant would prosper and survive. The atmosphere is warm, some what rustic and very inviting. You're greeted with big smiles and a very friendly staff the moment you enter....More

Thank 700scottf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
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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