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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
903 Hanshaw Rd, Ste 19, Ithaca, NY 14850-1530
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Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

The heights bar is my favorite place to get a quick drink. They know what there doing. And great bartender so nice. Hope I can go again soon.

Thank olivia l
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Tucked away in the community corners in Cayuga Heights, this is fine dining at its best and among Ithaca's finest restaurants. Small but quaint, it offers the classiest dining establishment "on the hill" and rivals any place downtown. We try to go at least once...More

Thank Haasperger
Reviewed 23 April 2015

I always bring people here when they visit Ithaca, it's been my favorite restaurant in Ithaca since my undergrad years at Cornell. They have the best specials and they're always different and so unique. I most recently had a delicious tenderloin with a gorgonzola cheese...More

Thank ananii
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Our food was okay-- the bass was quite good, the salmon was very dry, the salad was tasty. While our server was very nice, clearly the kitchen was stressed as we rarely saw our waiter and the atmosphere was a bit hectic. We were kept...More

1  Thank visitall50
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Our family of five had an outstanding dinner at The Heights. The menu included pizza options for the kids and many more sophisticated choices for the adults. Everything from the house dressing on the salad to the glaze on my salmon was unusual and delicious....More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 15 February 2015

This was my first time at the Heights Cafe, for a lunchtime meeting with an out-of-town guest. It was a very pleasant and enjoyable meal, in a quiet setting. The atmosphere was informal but tasteful, and the waits staff very attentive to us and our...More

Thank George F
Reviewed 13 February 2015

As always we had a perfect meal last night. Oyster app was fantastic, bone in filet was perfectly seasoned, prepared and absolutely delicious! With a fantastic and plentiful wine selection to go with the meal, I can easily say one of the best meals I've...More

Thank Norm A
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Ladera wine dinner event at the Heights was a deep disappointment. Yucky appetizer (deep fried pork with red cabbage), grisly beef course and supermarket quality dessert. Not their usual performance but their most recent for me!

1  Thank AJB6210
Reviewed 25 January 2015

The service is impeccable, the setting is lovely and the memory of the food will stay with you forever...The attention to detail begins as you walk through the door and is maintained as each course is brought to the table...elegantly created, presented and enjoyed!

Thank ShannonRG
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We were a group of GMs from Cornell and had a wonderful time at this place. The food was great and ambiance very nice. Would recommend this restaurant to all visitors to Ithaca.

Thank AKK2050
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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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