215 N Cayuga St # 70, Ithaca, NY, USA
www.moosewoodrestaurant.com - (607) 273-9610
Moosewood Restaurant Ithaca Reviews
Bucking the Trend Jul 02, 2011
The Moosewood started bucking trends early on, opening in 1973 as a natural foods restaurant. Since that time their delicious creations (both in the restaurant and in their popular cookbooks) have gained acclaim as a leader in vegetarian dining. The restaurant is a very hip and modern establishment, inviting from the moment you step inside. Even though they were very busy on a Saturday evening, the number of tables limited my wait to about thirty minutes. Good thing it was summer, when their capacity expands with plentiful outdoor seating. I was told it would be a longer wait to go al fresco and so I just asked for first available, winding up indoors as you might have guessed.
My meal was a celebration after having completed an ultra marathon earlier in the day, so I chose a pair of daily specials: a cup of Welsh Rarebit soup and Mushroom Paprikash for an entrée. Seeing the paprikash made my mouth water, because my wife makes a mean version, and so I called her after placing the order. I had to chuckle when she shared that the recipe she has been using all these years came from a Moosewood cookbook! So this may be the first and last time I have ever humbled myself to take a picture of my meal, just to share with Kim. Needless to say, I enjoyed a tasty meal backed with just the right amount of attention from wait staff.
A great meal, great service and wonderful ambiance translates into many stars for the Moosewood. Even the waiting area has comfortable seating and a small gift shop where you can pore over cookbooks or branded clothing until your table opens up. There is also a bar section, which was lively, and I can only pass along a sincere recommendation to drop in for dinner.
And don't forget the menus change with EVERY MEAL (not just daily...BOTH lunch and dinner turn over).
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