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Simeon's On the Commons

224 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5548
+1 607-272-2212
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (11 reviews)
“oysters” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
224 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5548
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few years back, Simeon's was the most unwelcoming place in Ithaca, with food that didn't justify the elitist vibe. My wife and I stopped even trying to go. I wrote an accurate review at the time. Fast forward five years, Simeon's is now not...More

Thank ACME_Amadeus
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We scheduled a graduation celebration dinner for 9. It was top notch in every way. The special cocktails were imaginative and well executed. The appetizers were passed around and appreciated, especially the seasonal ramps - foraged by our own waitress, no less. The main courses...More

Thank franciss877
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit since Simeon's was rebuilt after a tragic truck accident. The interior is breathtaking with deep blue hues and large mirrors. There is an upstairs open dining area as well. I chose the hibiscus margarita to start and it was a...More

Thank nanci_h_b
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Stopped in last night for cocktails and small plates. Room was beautiful and our server lovely and knowledgeable. We are always trying to find a quality restaurant near Cornell and this is our favorite so far!

Thank 555b2017
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My wife, daughter and I dined at Simeon's this past weekend. Even though our table was ready upon our reservation time we first had a drink at the bar. We were amazed at the variety of bitters available for drinks. Even though she was busy...More

Thank Bullies3
Reviewed 14 March 2017

REALLY wanted to love the 'new' Simeon's. Used to come here often for lunch before the tragedy. Loved the new interior, though the downstairs high-top sitting arrangements aren't very comfortable and with the outside temp a balmy 10 degrees, it was very cold in the...More

Thank BakerL00
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Four of us enjoyed a wonderful meal on a wintry Saturday night. The restaurant was bustling but the service was well paced. We had roasted Brüssel sprouts seasoned with a little ham and breadcrumbs along with oysters on a half shell. I had a fantastic...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We have enjoyed this place many times and were happy to see it reopen after the devastating accident. They up graded and expanded with the new but have kept the ambiance of the old. The bar is different as is having the upstairs seating area...More

Thank Smythe5
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Recently renovated and reopened with a great bar scene. The place is charming and the food was fantastic... Oysters, octopus, salads, seafood and steaks.. there is something for everyone. We really enjoyed our meal.

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 27 January 2017

As a long-time Ithaca resident, I was so saddened by the closure of Simeon's a few years ago due to a tragic accident. I think the "second coming" of this classic downtown bistro has been perfectly done! Management took their time to get everything just...More

Thank gotarheels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5548
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-272-2212
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