1. Carriage House Cafe $$ / 8 min. walk
305 Stewart Avenue • (607) 645 - 0152
9am - 3pm • Closed Mondays
Recommended: Brie cheese stuffed french toast with a delicious soy latté or sorbet mimosa.
2. Dewitt Cafe @ The Dewitt Mall $$ / 4 min. walk
215 N. Cayuga St. #76 • (607) 254 - 2565
Mon-Sat 8:30am-2:30pm • Sun 10am-2
Recommended: Morning Glory sandwich with scrambled egg, cheddar, tomato chutney & bacon (can substitute w/avocado). The Zoe salad (fresh spinach with candied pecans, blue cheese, and a housemade balsamic vinaigrette. Or a savory Huevos Rancheros. Their specials change daily.
3. The Farmer's Market $ / 6 min. drive
Steamboat Landing @ 545 3rd St. • (607) 273-7109
Sat 9am-3pm • Sun 10am-3pm
beginning July 7, every Thurs 5pm-8pm
One of the first places we go to as soon as we wake up on the weekends. Click here for recommendations.
1. Viva Taqueria $ / 3 min. walk
101 N. Aurora Street • (607) 277 - 1752
11am - 9pm
Recommended: Cheatin' Vegan Nachos, Super Smothered Burrito, & a Queso Fundido to start with. Don't forget a Margarita! It's the best in town.
2. Saigon Kitchen $$ / 4 min. drive
526 W. State Street • (607) 257 - 8881
11:30am - 9:30pm • Closed Mondays
Recommended: Vegetarian pho (the best pho even outside of Ithaca). Avocado boba (made with real avocado), can substitute milk for coconut milk. Saigon flounder as an entree with rich savory sauces & Calamari to start with. No alcoholic beverages but you can BYOB or wine with no corkage fees.
3. Tamarind Thai $ / 5 min. drive
503 N. Meadow St. • (607) 277 - 2200
11:30am - 3pm
Recommended: Delicious & generous portion sizes of Pad Thai, Pad See Ew, Panang curry, & Tom Yum soups. They also give you the biggest bang for your buck with all entreés averaging $8 with a small salad or soup as a first course.
4. Moosewood $$ / 4 min. walk
215 N. Cayuga Street • (607) 273 - 9610
11:30am - 3pm
Recommended for vegans & vegetarians & are known for their vegetarian cookbooks. They have an ever rotating daily menu, which is updated online.
1. Just A Taste (Spanish tapas) $$ / 3 min. walk
116 N. Aurora Street • (607) 277 - 9463
5:30pm - 10pm • No reservations taken
Cozy atmosphere with a delicious array of small plates & wine flights which you can mix and match to your liking. A local favorite.
2. Hazelnut Kitchen (Simply amazing!) $$$ / 20 min. drive
53 E. Main Street, Trumansburg • (607) 387 - 4433
5:00pm-9:30pm • Closed Tues & Wed
Reservations highly recommended
If you want to treat yourselves to something special, this is the place to do it. Well thought-out farm-to-table concept at a small husband&wife-owned restaurant. The husband is the head chef & cooks your meals & the wife greets you at the door. We can't say enough good things about this place. You can bring your own wine, no corkage fee.
3. Heights Restaurant & Bar $$$ / 8 min. drive
903 Hanshaw Road • (607) 257-4144
5:00pm-9:00pm • Closed Sundays
Generously portion-sized eclectic array of savory dishes: Seafood, steaks, housemade gnocchi & cocktails made from fresh juices. Accompanied by an expansive wine list.
4. Le Cafe Cent Dix $$$ / 3 min. walk
110 N. Aurora St • (607) 319 - 0750
5:30pm - 10pm • Closed on Mondays
An excellent and authentic French bistro with a romantic atmosphere (and great steak frites!). They offer a wide selection of appetizers, a fairly short but well-diversified list of entrees, a great dessert menu, and an extensive wine list with very good by-the-glass selections.
1. Argos Inn $$ / 6 min. walk
408 E. State Street • (607) 319 - 4437
4pm - 10pm
Best and most well thought-out cocktails in town set in a beautifully designed space. Every Thursday between 5-7pm is a musical ensemble performance of either jazz, classical piano, or other varying performances. This place is very fun and we love to hang out here!
2. Ithaca Beer Co $ / 10 min. drive
606 Elmira Road • (607) 319 - 4437
12pm - 9pm; Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
If you're big on beers, this is a great place to grab beers and see the brewery. Their beautiful grounds are equipped with outdoor seating, small hops farms and bocce balls to fill in with a classic American meal.
3. Mercato Bar & Kitchen $$ / 3 min. walk
108 N. Aurora St. • (607) 319-5171
5:30pm-10:00pm • Closed Sundays
Notes: Houses one of the best bartenders in Ithaca.