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215 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5547
+1 607-277-2253
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Trumansburg, New York
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had eaten here before and really liked it. This was even better. As is a habit, we ate off of the appetizer menu. The duck and scallion pancakes were great, with a pineapple hoisin sauce. Next, chicken and kale fried dumplings, even better than they sound. The poached pear with the spinach salad was something beyond anything I had... More 

Thank Robert H
Ithaca, New York, United States
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We visited for desserts one evening with a large group. Madeline's has an excellent selection of desserts that they make or bake themselves. I had a very tasty flourless chocolate cake. My wife had a Tiramisu that she really enjoyed. We will definitely return!

Thank Andrew W
Boston area
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is a bistrot style venue with focused mid-price menu. There were some good vegetarian options. Entrees and sides were of mixed quality, coconut rice a little bland and the chicken not spectacular. The salads and veggie burger were outstanding Eventually I noticed the table next to ours had ordered appetizers. Those were very generous portions and looked amazing. DESSERTS... More 

Thank bostonienne
Ithaca, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I ordered arancini stuffed with cheese and mushrooms, but the mushrooms were missing. I returned it to the kitchen, and was not charged. The Thai peanut sauce accompanying my skewer of chicken was lacking in peanut flavor. The salad with carmelized nuts and delicata squash had almost no nuts. The meal disappointed, but that is not my usual experience with... More 

Thank leslielynn1341
Raleigh, NC
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We came here when the wait at other restaurants in the area was close to an hour. The food is ok, but not terrific. Two of us ordered the Kobe burger. My medium rare burger was overdone and served with a scant amount of fries. The calamari one member of the party ordered was overcooked as well. The spring rolls... More 

Thank RamsFan27
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Surprisingly for a big college town there are only a few places offering late night food in Ithaca and Madeline's in probably the best. If you want the whole package of a sit-down relaxed cocktail followed by appetizer, entrée and dessert and background decibel levels that permit normal conversation it will cost you but it's midnight money well spent!. Cozy... More 

Thank podge747
Ithaca, New York
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516 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I really appreciate that Madeline's is open late (we arrived at 10 pm) for drinks and dessert (that my friend wanted) and drinks and small bites (that I wanted). The Mads Bites are interesting and well priced -- there are other small bites on the main menu too. What made this visit less than perfect was the server -- if... More 

Thank rh24
Lebanon, Tennessee
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The only complaint I have about my visit here was the server writing in his own tip on the receipt. In the end, he only lost money, as I was going to tip him more than the 20% group gratuity, but I found it to be rude and even insulting for him to write in his own tip and total.... More 

Thank Whitney T
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Took my whole family for Sunday brunch, an upscale one is hard to find in Ithaca, and this was outstanding. Fine dining from the food perspective but a delightfully welcoming family atmosphere. The staff was terrific, they catered to my granddaughter. Indoor and outdoor seating. A delightful experience

1 Thank Bonnie H
Rochester, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I had a wonderful meal there, but just be prepared for a pretty high tab. Is is worth it? From my point of view it is for a dinner celebrating something special. The desserts are incredible and all on display for your choosing. Our service was fine.

Thank Carol W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
European, Asian, American, Fusion
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5547
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-277-2253
Madeline's is a Modern Asian fusion restaurant with a fun, contemporary vibe. Featuring award winning desserts and voted - Top NY State Romantic Eatery. At Madeline's, our unique approach to Euro-Asian Fusion cuisine results in a simplified elegance through distinctive and high quality ingredient combinations. In the bar, our specially trained mixologists have created an extensive list of eclectic and innovative hand-mixed cocktails, as well as an accessible wine and beer list that boasts the best of our regional wineries and breweries. Are you a Scotch lover? With over 50 to choose from, our well-educated bar and service staff can guide you to your traditional favorite, or a new experience. No trip to Madeline's would be complete without a visit to our DESSERT CASE. Continuously on the "Best of Ithaca" list for best desserts, Madeline's Owner and Executive Pastry Chef, Teresa Miller, will engage your senses with luxurious and mouthwatering indulgences made from the finest ingredients. Enjoy a casual cocktail on our seasonal outdoor patio, host your celebratory event with us, or join us for drink specials during our weekly Jazz Nights held every Thursday. We have live performances after dinner by 13 Degrees, featuring contemporary jazz. Come in and let our experienced chefs show you why Madeline's is one of the best restaurants in Ithaca. Our reputation precedes us, so reservations are recommended.

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