Asia Cuisine
126 N. Aurora St.
(607) 256-8818
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Located on the corner of Aurora and Seneca Streets, Asia Cuisine is a favorite stop for both locals and the college communities. Asia Cuisine has a reasonably priced array of Japanese, Korean and Chinese dishes and posseses lovely window seats where you can watch the world go by as you dine. Asia Cuisine is an excellent option for vegetarians: their bibim bop and stir-fried kimchi with tofu are delectable.

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Capital Corner
140 W. M.L.K. Jr. St.
(607) 272-7350
Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:30pm
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:30pm

One restaurant, two menus. The Capital State Kitchen and Capital Corner Restaurant serves asian cuisine with Chinese and Japanese menu options. The restaurant has a newly renovated dining room with wooden floors as well as a private party room. The Capital State Kitchen and Capital Corner Restaurant serves sushi, teriyaki and tempura dishes. Lunch specials and lunch and dinner Bento boxes are always available. Customers can dine in or take out. Delivery is available.

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Capital State Kitchen
(607) 272-1388
Monday –Thursday
Pickup: 11:00am–10:30pm
Delivery: 11:00am–10:30pm
Friday – Saturday
Pickup: 11:00am–11:00pm
Delivery: 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday
Pickup: 12:00pm–11:00pm
Delivery: 12:00pm–11:00pm

One restaurant, two menus. The Capital State Kitchen and Capital Corner Restaurant serves asian cuisine with Chinese and Japanese menu options. The restaurant has a newly renovated dining room with wooden floors as well as a private party room. The Capital State Kitchen and Capital Corner Restaurant serves sushi, teriyaki and tempura dishes. Lunch specials and lunch and dinner Bento boxes are always available. Customers can dine in or take out. Delivery is available.

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Ithaca Ale House
111 N. Aurora St., Restaurant Row
(607) 256-7977
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
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.

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Just A Taste
116 N. Aurora St.
(607) 277-9463

Tapas are a Spanish tradition of tasting and sharing a variety of appetizer-size dishes, and Just a Taste has not only perfected this, they have turned it into an art form. An Ithaca favorite, Just a Taste serves up culinary marvels in the form of reasonably-priced sharable plates.

Just a Taste does not take reservations; plan to arrive early and have a pre-dinner cocktail at one of the nearby bars or cafes. It will be well worth the wait and their ever-friendly, professional staff are happy to call you on your cell to let you know your table is ready. The patio out back is one of Ithaca’s best kept secrets – ask to sit outside if it’s a warm evening.

Over 40 wines by the glass. Can’t decide? Try one of their flights.

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Kilpatrick’s Publick House
130 E. Seneca St.
(607) 273-2632
Open 7 days a week
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.

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Mahogany Grill
112-114 N. Aurora St.
(607) 272-1438
Sunday - Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm
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.

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Mercato Bar & Kitchen
108 N. Aurora St.
(607) 319-5171
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Mercato’s Bar and Kitchen offers Italian inspired seasonally-conscious cuisine, a friendly professional waitstaff, and a clean urban-bistro aesthetic. Offering an upscale menu that changes seasonally, try the cured meats appetizer with a selection of meats, cheeses and olives, the fresh market fish and herbs steamed in parchment paper, or the homemade gnocchi. For dessert, Mercato recommends trying its pine nut tart drizzled with balsamic reduction and served with cappuccino-flavored gelato.

Mercato does not take reservations; be sure to arrive early, put your name on the list and have a drink at the bar while you wait.

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Moosewood
215 N. Cayuga St., Dewitt Mall
(607) 273-9610
Wednesday-Sunday: 11:30am-8:30pm
Monday-Tuesday: Closed

Named one of the 20th century’s most influential restaurants by Bon Appetit magazine,
Moosewood has been a driving force in the world of creative vegetarian cooking since 1973. Moosewood, Inc. is a collectively owned business with nineteen members who share responsibilities to run what has grown from a small natural foods restaurant to become a large and diverse company.

Since its inception, Moosewood has published thirteen internationally acclaimed vegetarian cookbooks, and a line of frozen vegetarian dinners, salad dressings and soups that are sold in natural food stores and supermarkets across the country.

With a menu of tasty and nutritious entrees that change daily, Moosewood is known for using only the freshest produce (organic whenever possible), whole grains, beans, soy, quality herbs and spices, and the finest imported or domestic ingredients available. Moosewood serves fresh seafood, great homemade desserts, and offer natural sodas, fresh juices, coffees, beers, spirits, and a good selection of wines from New York State and beyond.

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New Delhi Diamond’s
106 W. Green St.
(607) 272-4508
Lunch:
Monday - Friday:11:30am-3:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Dinner:
Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm-10:00pm

New Delhi Diamond’s offers authentic North Indian cuisine to the Ithaca community. New Delhi Diamond’s is a great place to go when you’re on a budget, or when eating out in a big group. New Delhi Diamond’s has a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere; the daily lunch buffet is a popular spot for both working professionals and students.

‘Diamond’s’ is owned and operated by the Sekhon family who are originally from the city of Ludhiana in the Indian state of Punjab. Preparing authentic North Indian cuisine in the traditional Indian way, many of the dishes are prepared in a tandoor, a traditional Indian clay oven. The menu offers vegetarian, chicken, seafood and lamb dishes, as well as a variety of delicious Tandoori bread flavors.

New Delhi Diamond’s All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffett is $7.99 (+tax) and is offered every day.

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Pasta Vitto
215 E. State St.
(607) 882-9672
Tuesday - Saturday
5pm - 10 pm

Enjoy a meal of pizzettes, salads and pastas in our comfortable dining room on the east end of the downtown Ithaca Commons. House favorites include spaghetti and meatballs, pesto pizzettes, arancini and our roasted vegetable salad. Lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Have an Italian cocktail or a glass of Prosecco on tap and check out our fabulous desserts!

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Simeon’s on the Commons
224 E. M.L.K. Jr. St., Restaurant Row
(607) 272-2212
Monday: Closed
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.

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Viva! Taqueria & Cantina
101 N. Aurora St.
(607) 277-1752
Thursday-Monday: 4pm-8pm
Tuesday-Wednesday: Closed

Founded in 1995, Viva Taqueria brings to Ithaca a California-style taqueria that offers healthy and delicious Mexican food at reasonable prices.

Viva Cantina, a full service restaurant located next door to the Taqueria (take-out), offers margaritas made with fresh lime juice, a huge selection of premium tequilas, Mexican and local beers, and fresh sangria. Viva’s menu features tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, soups and salads, and more. Items from the Cantina menu are available for takeout in the Taqueria.

Viva does not take reservations. First-come, first-served!

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