Open daily for dinner. Sunday-Wednesday 5pm-11pm  &  Thursday-Saturday 5pm-12am

215 East State Street Ithaca, NY 14850  /  (607) 277-2253



Sunday – Wednesday : Dinner: 5-10pm   Dessert: 5-11pm            Thursday – Saturday : Dinner: 5-11pm   Dessert: 5pm-Midnight.


At Madeline’s, our unique approach to Euro-Asian Fusion cuisine results in a simplified elegance through distinctive and high quality ingredient combinations. Whether you prefer seafood, chicken, steak, or vegetarian dishes, Madeline’s has something to please everyone in your party. Our menu embodies the union of East and West with alluring fare such as Fresh Steamed PEI Mussels in our Black Bean and Ginger Broth, and our succulent Dijon and Asiago Encrusted Rack of Lamb, cooked to order and perfection. Not hungry enough for a meal, but in the mood for a nibble? Madeline’s has you covered with a wide selection of salads and starters to choose from, like the NAAN FLATBREAD WITH DUCK.  Come in and let our experienced chefs show you why Madeline’s is one of the best restaurants in Ithaca.


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. In the mood for something new? Try the GINGER PEAR SIDECAR with Clear Creek Eau de Vie de Poire and Domaine de Canton. Delicious and Beautiful! Or try our new twist on the classic Cosmo. Our Snow Cosmo starts with Stoli cranberry vodka, and finishes with a garnish of floating frozen cranberries. Tart and refreshing! 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. Ask your server for a recommendation; they each have their favorite!


At Madeline’s, we believe that service is an art that requires knowledge, experience, attention, and thoughtfulness. From a casual cocktail on our seasonal outdoor patio, to a large, celebratory event, our knowledgeable and well-trained staff strive to exceed your expectations, and make every occasion memorable. Our reputation precedes us, so reservations are recommended.



Located on Aurora Street’s, “Restaurant Row” on The Commons, Madeline’s is a short walk from Ithaca College’s South Hill area, Cornell’s College Town, or any of the surrounding downtown neighborhoods. Prefer to drive? Ample parking is available in the Green Street Parking Garage, just steps away from Madeline’s entrance.


Whether a leisurely afternoon of cocktails and conversation on our comfortable outdoor lounges, or a late evening candlelit dinner complete with wine and coffee service, our goal is the same; we strive to give you our absolute best. From cocktails to coffee, greeting to goodbye, your pleasure is our highest priority. Let us make your evening the best part of your day.

Dinner Menu

Edamame with smoked Siracha salt   7 (*GF)

Fresh fig and gorgonzola naan flatbread      9

Chicken & vegetable spring rolls with a sweet Thai chili sauce  7

Hamachi carpaccio with tobiko, gochi berries and a blood orange gastrique    10 (*GF)

Beef samosas with mango chutney and a tamarind sauce   9

Blue crab cakes with Thai basil    9

Fresh grilled head on prawns with a saffron curry butter    12 (*GF)

Grilled chicken yakitori with citrus caramel soy   8

Soup du Jour  - Priced Daily

Grilled calamari salad with heirloom spinach, roasted red pepper and  a  Siracha Romesco sauce   9 (*GF)

Gravlax salad, heirloom spinach with house cured salmon, shaved fennel and a yuzu vinaigrette   10 (*GF)

Grilled Caesar salad  with our homemade lemongrass Caesar dressing  7 (*GF)


Fresh pappardelle with tomato, caper, wild mushroom in a cilantro almond pesto  17

Dum sabzi: cauliflower, pea and potato kofta in a vegan Indian curry 17


Lobster ravioli with tomato, caper, wild mushroom, shrimp and  lemon caper sauce  25

Seafood pappardelle keemau, lobster, shrimp, scallops and mussels in a Thai garlic butter sauce    23 (*GF)

Grilled salmon with crimini peppercorn sauce 21 (*GF)

Seared diver scallops with a roasted lemon caper coulis    23 (*GF)

Chili coconut shrimp with mango chutney and pandan rice   18

Roasted game hen with herbed jus, French lentils and seasonal vegetables  19 (*GF)

Hanger steak, 10oz Black Angus with herb roasted potato, seasonal vegetables and a cilantro almond pesto    23 (*GF)

Roasted half duck with curried risotto and a citrus demi glazze    23

Pork loin with a wild mushroom fricassee, curried risotto and heirloom spinach    24

New York Strip, 16oz Black Angus with herb roasted potato and a pomegranate balsamic reduction    26 (*GF)

Rack of lamb with a cilantro mint chutney, tomato relish and French lentils    27 (*GF)

Filet Mignon, 10oz Black Angus with crimini peppercorn sauce, herb roasted potato and fresh vegetables    28 (*GF)

Resident Artist

Madeline’s Resident Artist, Treacy Ziegler

Madeline’s is honored and proud to feature the work of regionally and internationally known artist, Treacy Ziegler.

Though currently a resident of Newfield, NY, Treacy has studied art extensively at such prestigious institutions as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Master’s Degree, and the Barnes Foundation. A painter largely known for her printmaking, Treacy creates contemporary realist images with impactful contrasts of light and dark and a keen and intuitive use of shadows. Her paintings most often depict landscapes with buildings, still lifes, solitary animals, and interiors devoid of figures.

In her art, Treacy describes herself as “Being in a state of ignorance…sort of like traveling a dark corridor trying to recognize familiar landmarks that have meaning for me. ” She compares her appreciation for these landmarks to Rorschach Inks, potentially expressing significance or meaning differently for her than for others. “That is why it may not be important to say what a painting may represent or mean.”

About her process, Treacy says, “I start a painting from a very abstract outline of light and shadow, and build a narrative by adding form and color. Though I am not always sure where the subliminal context of the narratives will lead, they are important. I like narratives that raise more questions than answers.”

Most recently, Treacy has partnered with Cornell University’s Center for Transformative Action, and created artist workshops in maximum security male and female prisons throughout NY and MA. Much of her most recent work is inspired by these inmates.

In addition to her showing at Madeline’s, Treacy’s work is represented at numerous galleries throughout the northeast and Canada, including, but not limited to, Odon Wagner in Toronto, Gallery 71 in New York City, and Chase Young Gallery in Boston.


Inquiries about purchasing any of the paintings on display at Madeline’s can be directed to the artist, Treacy Ziegler through her WEBSITE.


Please email us directly at contact@madelines-restaurant.com

For parties of fewer than 10 people and/or to make same day reservations, we look forward to speaking with you by phone.

  • Address    215 East State Street Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Phone       607-277-2253
  • Email        contact@madelines-restaurant.com

Email is checked sporadically throughout the day. Please make sure to call for same day reservations.

If you’re planning a large party (10+), or would like to make a reservation for graduation, we ask that you send us an email in advance to the address above, and include a contact number, the number of people in your party, and preferred date and time. Confirmation of reservations will be sent by return email within 72 hours. If you do not hear from us within this time, please call to make sure we received your reservation inquiry.