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The Heights Restaurant and H Bar

903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
+1 607-257-4144
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Heights is a great place for lunch and dinner. It is upscale and therefore quiet and classy for a dinner out or a dinner meeting.

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trust James. That was my advice to my dining companions last night who thought that some of the menu items mentioned too many ingredients, or they couldn't imagine them working together. All around, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals and our server was top notch. Chef...More

Thank Art-2347
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place for couples on a special night. Great wine list and good food. Great place to have lunch. Staff was excellent.

Thank K S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to this place was great. While we waited for a table on a crowded saturday night, the hostess was upfront about the delay and we accepted it as such. They bought us a round of drinks and served us promptly once seated. The...More

Thank NyHappytraveler2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall our meal was excellent, but there were only two shrimp on the plate. The strip steak had grizzled running down the middle . For the price we expected a bit more.

Thank ML M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, great food. Cauliflower appetizer and beef short ribs were the stand out dishes. Manhattan quality food and well worth the prices.

Thank steve8325
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant. The atmosphere is very serene and elegant. This is casual but definitely fine dining. Our meals were very good and had some interesting flavors. It is more costly than other options and you should be in the mood for this...More

Thank Babci_13
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I met friends for lunch, and I was really not taken by anything on the menu. There was an omelette special, but it did not appeal to me; so I asked for a cheese and mushroom omelette, and I got one! It was delicious and...More

Thank JudyFromUpstateNY
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Interesting menu with delicious food. Space for small gatherings. One of my favorite places in Ithaca.

Thank Hollyhocks2015
Reviewed 29 July 2017

When I pay $44.00 (pre-tip) for a cheeseburger I expect more. Two of us, one glass of wine, entrees and split a dessert with coffee. $44.00 each. I ended up eating only half the cheeseburger. There was nothing else on menu that was appealing(goat stronanoff?...More

Thank ICakum
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Questions & Answers
Laura P
14 February 2016|
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Response from Florimond | Reviewed this property |
I am quite sure they do take-out. James and his staff go out if their way to accommodate their clientele.
Kathy M
4 February 2015|
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Response from Florimond | Reviewed this property |
I agree that they are very accommodating. Over the years, I have asked for specific alterations to certain menu items and they were happy to make the changes for me. I'd call ahead to be sure. If you know what kinds of foods... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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