Thursday - Saturday: 6:30am-9:00pm
It all began with a bagel. Collegetown Bagels, to be exact. For over 20 years, stacks of excellent bagels have formed the foundation of the Brous & Mehaffey stores, now numbering five Ithaca locations.
A family business, Brous & Mehaffey grew from two bagel stores, on College Avenue and Aurora Street. By 1983, CTB Appetizers was in place, as a gourmet deli and full-service catering center focused on fine specialty foods.
Seven years later, the acquisition and renovation of the 80-year-old Ithaca Bakery added both a centrally situated, highly visible and high-traffic location, and a fully equipped bake shop capable of turning out traditional, restaurant-style Italian bread as well as dozens of delicious, creative new artisan breads and pastries.
Today, the stores serve daily waves of Ithacans from every walk of life and dazzles travelers passing through our fair city. Customers find sustenance from a simple cup of good coffee to super sandwiches, exquisite entrées and the most ornate, customized cakes they can imagine. But more, they enjoy an exciting, ever-evolving environment built on good service, tantalizing taste temptations and an ongoing welcome with a local touch and a cosmopolitan vision.
Online ordering and call-ins are available for pickup orders. Make sure that your picking up from the N. Aurora St. location!
Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Gorgers, started by brothers Barton and Matthew Diamond, was formed with a desire to use high quality, fresh ingredients to produce an affordable, yet desirable dining option. Subs are served on either an Italian roll or grilled flatbread, both of which are made in house, daily. All of the sauces (some of which use herbs from the owners’ garden) are house-made, without preservatives or high fructose corn syrup.
Gorgers hopes to fill the void in Ithaca’s hot sub market by offering unique options such as Chimichurri, Coconut Shrimp with pickled vegetables and a sweet thai chili sauce, and Chicken Modena which features mozzarella cheese and tomatoes soaked in a balsamic vinegar reduction. Gorgers also roasts fair trade, organic coffee beans, imported from Guatemala.
Gorgers offers free delivery from 1:00pm-9:00pm.
Ithaca Ale House
Sunday: 10:00am to 1:00pm
If you’re in the mood for a lively, festive atmosphere, especially on the weekends, check out the Ithaca Ale House. Located in the heart of Restaurant Row on Aurora Street, the Ithaca Ale House is an American bar and grill with an extensive, ever changing selection of 20 tap craft beers with brews from all over the country.
A great place to meet for drinks and appetizers, or a full blown dinner with friends, the Ale House offers tasty appetizers, salads and soups, an extensive selection of burgers, and dinner entrees ranging from sandwiches to heaping plates of salad, a large selection of dinner entrees, and an assortment of flatbread pizzas. Try their mini sliders with eggplant fries, Ale House blackened cajun pasta, or Maryland crabcake salad.
Jimmy John’s Sandwiches
Friday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 3:00am
A sandwich chain with corporate headquarters based in Champlain, IL. Offering take out or delivery service, Jimmy John’s claims to have ‘the world’s tastiest gourmet sandwiches.’ You be the judge.
Now with online ordering available: see link below to place your order.
Kilpatrick’s Publick House
Dining: 11:30am - 10:00pm. Bar open until: 1:00am
Kilpatrick’s Publick House is a traditional, upscale Irish pub restaurant featuring authentic Irish-inspired and American cuisine. Located next to the Hilton Garden Inn in Ithaca, New York, we consider ourselves to be a “place for everyone,” catering not just to a steady bar crowd, but also to families and business travelers who are visiting the area.
BAR: Open to 1:00am
An American bistro, Mahogany Grill serves lunch and dinner, offering a range of American classics such as burgers and sandwiches, seafood & steaks, salads, pastas and soups. Their dining room and spacious tap room and bar make it a popular place for dinner or drinks with friends. Mahogany Grill is a lunch hot spot for downtown professionals and tourists. Mahogany Grill has outdoor seating where you can watch life go by on Aurora Street in the warmer months.
Daily appetizer special: half price appetizers from 4pm to 7pm and 9pm to midnight.
Monks On The Commons
Friday - Saturday: 6:30am - 1;00am
A full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Located inside Marriott on the Commons.
Red’s Place is a dining pub featuring flavors from all around the world and a laid-back atmosphere with reclaimed wood, lighting fixtures, and other architectural elements from Ithaca’s past.
Simeon’s on the Commons
Tuesday- Thursday: Dinner 5pm-10pm
Friday: Lunch 11:30am-3pm / Dinner 5pm-11pm / Bar till 12:30am
Saturday: Brunch 11am-2:30 / Dinner 5pm-11pm / Bar till 12:30am
Sunday: Brunch 11am-2:30 / Dinner 5pm-10pm
Simeon’s is an upscale American bistro that provides delectable food to accompany an incredible variety of beverages. Simeon’s serves exceptional cuisine inspired by the seasonal bounty of the Finger Lakes region. Simeon’s has been welcoming guests in a warm turn-of-the-century setting for over twenty-five year.