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John Thomas Steakhouse

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1152 Danby Rd, Ste A, Ithaca, NY 14850-8927
+1 607-273-3464
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Cortland, New York
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious meal here. The aged steaks just can't be found anywhere else in the area. It is a very intimate setting and the staff is very knowledgeable. The wine we had was excellent, but at $18 a glass we only had one. Best steak in the area for sure. Enjoy.

Thank corymfowler
Ithaca, New York, United States
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118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had an excellent meal at John Thomas Steakhouse. I had the 14-ounce filet mignon, and my wife had a special that included two five-ounce filet medallions. Both dishes were excellent, and we both took home leftovers. We also had the German fried potatoes, french fries, and french fried onions. The restaurant serves "half-portions" of these (not on the menu)... More 

Thank Andrew W
Syosset, New York
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299 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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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147 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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
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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 18 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 

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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
US$ 35
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?