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Just a Taste


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Tapas are a tradition of tasting and sharing a variety of appetizer-size dishes. For bigger parties or bigger appetites, a racion is a larger portion of the same dish.
Tapa $3.25
Racion $6.5
Mixed Imported Olives or Mixed Spiced Nuts
Tapa $3.5
Racion $4.5
House-made Focaccia
with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Roast Garlic
Chorizo, White Bean and Kale Soup
with Garlic Oil, Kalamata Olives, Sautéed Leeks, Fontina and Mozzarella Cheeses
Keeley’s Across the Pond (Irish washed rind style) and Jerry Dell Farms Cheddar with Focaccia, Oat Crackers, Quince Paste and Toasted Almonds
Warm Brie
with Apple and Crostini
Roast Organic New Potatoes
with Rosemary, Salt and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges
with Chipotle Aioli
Local Brussels Sprouts Sautéed in Brown Butter
with Garlic, Pecans and Romano Cheese
White and Portabella Mushrooms Sautéed
with Garlic and Thyme
Mixed Greens Tossed
with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Hearts of Romaine Tossed with Garlic-Anchovy Dressing; with Crostini and Romano
Warm Spinach
with Almonds, Apples, Red Onion, Goat Cheese and Roast Poblano Chili Vinaigrette
with Roast Butternut Squash, Olive Oil, Herbs Sourdough Breadcrumbs and Romano Cheese
with Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges, Demi Glace and Stilton Blue Cheese
Warm Chocolate Soufflé
with Chocolate Ganache, White Chocolate Shavings and Whipped Cream
Buttermilk Panna Cotta
with Quince Compote and a Polenta Butter Cookie
Warm Banana-Bourbon-Pecan Breadpudding
with Caramel Sauce and Whipped Cream
Gateau Basque
with Orange Supremes and Whipped Cream
Sherry Soaked Pound Cake, Vanilla Custard, Whipped Cream, Blackberry Sauce and Toasted Walnuts
Housemade Citrus Basil Ice
Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Club Soda, Cola, Diet Cola, Ginger Ale, Sprite, Birch Bee
Red Jacket Orchards Apricot Juice
Orange, Cranberry, Lemonade
Housemade Cocoa
with Almonds (made with Ithaca Milk)
Pellegrino Aranciata, Saranac Root Beer, Reed’s Original Ginger Brew
Cider(hot or cold)
12 oz. Saratoga Water (Still or Sparkling)
24 oz. Saratoga Sparkling Water
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
American, Spanish, Wine Bar
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews tapas focaccia spicy shrimp braised greens potato wedges duck leg chocolate souffle russet potatoes summer squash brussels sprouts charcuterie tortillas chipotle aioli brown butter wine flight warm brie small plates
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been here twice Small plates to share Service is friendly and efficient If visiting Ithaca, worth a visit

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank khanna
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our favorite restaurant in Ithaca! Especially wonderful for ladies night our a date with The Hubs! Potato wedges with chipotle aioli is a FAVE!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank bhogan4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our favourite in Ithaca. Excellent and varied tapas. The Brussels sprouts sauted in brown butter with garlic pecans and Romano cheese is out of this world. It’s a small place though so need to get there early for a table.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 694grahamt
Reviewed 31 December 2018

This restaurant has been consistently a wonderful dining experience, thanks to the owner Jen Irwin, and her great back- and front-of house teams. We have dined at this restaurant many times over the last 10 years and have ALWAYS had a great meal. The key...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank K_and_G_Ith
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Great place for a 2-5 people. The tapas are great and the price is so right. Extensive wine selection and sweet patio in the summertime.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank thatflxlyfe
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Ate an early dinner here on a Friday evening. I had the tenderloin and with deep fried Russet potatoes. The tenderloin was perfect - juicy, tender and tasty. The potatoes came with a chipotle aioli, which was really tasty. I had the warm chocolate souffle'...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tomlG3057ES
Reviewed 10 November 2018

The food was exceptional and the portions for shareable plates were a good size. A wonderful place to go and share plates among friends. Go early so you can be sure to get in since they do not take reservations and they will fill up...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 22 October 2018

What a great find! We had an amazing meal, at quite a reasonable price. The wine flights were a really happy discovery- it's pretty rare to like all of the wines in a flight, and that happened with all 3 flights our group tried. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kate3717
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Not cheap but the best food around here. If you can afford queuing for 45min, however. Lovely crowd, busy service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank luvaspina
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Our theatre show finished just in time for us to get late night nibbles and a glass of wine each at Just a Taste. They close at 11 pm so they are not open super late. Enjoyed an old favorite -- braised greens, and something...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rh24
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Thom B
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Response from bluetrail | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. There are a number of menu items that stay the same, but they also have new and different items on a regular basis. You should call them, their phone # is easily available. They will give you the straight... More
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24 June 2016|
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I've seen dogs on the sidewalk here, so I'd say "yes".
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