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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
17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2014

Our first time here-- the main attraction was that they take reservations. The ambience was imperfect given the dim lighting in the rather crowded back room but after a while we didn't notice. As others have mentioned, the dishes are complicated but good. Service was crisp and overall we had a very good experience. Expensive.

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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Fantastic restaurant. Isn’t the Internet great. We wanted a nice restaurant for lunch close to the Cornell North Campus and this one showed up. (Thank you TripAdvisor and other reviewers.) The food was creative, well prepared and well presented. We also had dinner on another night and dinner is also recommended for fine dining. Although the food and menu is... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014

You just can't go wrong with the HUGE Caesar salad on pesto flatbread with calamari. So yummy! It's practically three meals. Coffee is very good, tea selections are very nice, especially around the cold weather holidays. I've never been disappointed with the lunch-time service.

Thank stealingtruth
White Plains, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Had a lovely dinner there on 9/20 when I was visiting Ithaca. The maitre d' was wonderful and made a special effort to find us a table despite our call at the last minute on a busy weekend. The food was creative, with local ingredients. My husband had the best dish with a wonderful smoky pasta to accompany his cod.... More 

Thank Jo H
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

First time at The Heights Grille and loved it! Beautiful decor, great food and wonderful server. Highly recommended and will return

Thank Travlisforme
Rochester, New York
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94 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Delicious menu and friendly, high-quality service. I highly recommend this restaurant. It's a hidden gem! It is the type of place you may save for a special,occasion but it shouldn't be. The menu changes nightly, which warrants frequently trips.

Thank Jason S
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

We went here for our anniversary last night. I come from a family of wonderful cooks. We are so tired of eating out and thinking, we could do better at home. Looking for some beautiful and creative food? Look no further! The bar is gorgeous with a wonderful tapas menu. Try the BLD (breakfast lunch dinner) The dinner menu is... More 

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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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!

Thank mnfam019
New York City, New York
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215 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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.... More 

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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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?