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Brookemflohr 6 months ago

Garlic Braised Greens with Tomato, Walnuts, Stilton Blue Cheese, and Sherry Vinegar

I've made this dish regularly since I was introduced back in 2010! JAT is SO GOOD!!

Amycaiza2019 6 months ago

Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges

My husband and I love Just a Taste. It is our favorite resturaunt when we want to relax and spend the night out. The deep fried russet potatoes are my personal all time favorite. I'm not a meal person, so I love trying a bunch of different appetizers. We always order way way too much and still eat it all ūü§£. The roasted garlic is delicious! I could be on here all night talking about all their different food, but I leave it at this. We have been going here since I moved there 5 years ago and have never had a bad experience! We take family and friends when they come visit. Do yourselves a favor and give them a try! You won't regret it.

Altennis7 7 months ago


As a culinary student, I can tell how much effort the chef puts into making a dish, and I was so impressed with the Bolognese Pasta dish! The beef and pork bits were simmered to perfection and the touch of cream was the perfect addition to an already well-made dish. This is my go-to dish every time I eat here!

Katiadarcy7 7 months ago

Two 6 oz. Grilled Airline Chicken Breasts

We had many items off the menu, and all of them were amazing! I love the balsamic dressing that we had for our salad as well! I was a little nervous at first that the food would be too "fancy" for me but it was great. It feels like fine dining but it has the right flavors and dishes for everyone! I would highly recommend Just a Taste to anyone and I look forward to enjoying their food again.

Kerry 7 months ago

Brussel Sprouts

Long before Brussel Sprouts became the popular addition to many menus, locals already knew that Just a Taste had perfected the preparation of this lovely vegetable. Somehow they devised a concoction of butter, garlic, pecans, and Romano that doesn't overwhelm the brussel sprouts, but instead creates some sort of mouth-watering concoction that could practically be served as an entree. Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, these Brussel Sprouts will ruin you forever to other preparations!

Michael 7 months ago

Garlic Braised Greens with Tomato, Walnuts, Stilton Blue Cheese, and Sherry Vinegar

Always double up on these. They are the best!!

Jodyschwan 7 months ago

Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges

AMAZING! As always. We try something new every time we go, but the Russet Potatoes are always the staple we order. Love the aioli sauce. It has just the right bite. Even if we're stuffed we finish the plate. I've been going to Just A Taste since 1992. It is always the perfect place to take friends and family for every occasion! Something for everyone.

Nwraimon 7 months ago

Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges

An all time favorite comfort food! The crispy outside, the fluffy inside, the perfectly spicy chipotle aioli... You need these : )

Scottrbronstein 8 months ago

Garlic Braised Greens with Tomato, Walnuts, Stilton Blue Cheese, and Sherry Vinegar

The garlic braised greens are some of the best I have ever had! Every time I bring friends or family to Just A Taste, this is one of the dishes we order each time. The staff at Just A Taste do a great job and they are one of the top restaurants in Ithaca. I highly recommend!

Paulsonml 8 months ago

Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges

My favorite dish since I started coming here 20 years ago. The menu changes with the season, and I love asking them for wine pairing recommendations. It's always a pleasure to come home to Just a Taste.

Flatendavid5 8 months ago

Braised Local Lamb

I did not see this on the selections....I had the Burgundy braised boneless beef shortrib with veggies and demi glace, Brussel sprouts and roasted potatoes....on March 27, 220 by take out. It was luscious, perfectly tender and moist, well-balanced flavors, a delight on a dark/dank day! Joyous!

Devinpmott 9 months ago

Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges

Absolute best restaurant in Ithaca. If you haven't been yet you're missing out.

Al855 10 months ago

Housemade Focaccia with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Roast Garlic

So amazingly good! The roasted, whole garlic is heavenly

Remybabbush 10 months ago

Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges

An absolute must. I've been here many times and we order these potatoes with every group. They are an absolute crowd pleaser and cooked to perfection! 11/10

Izzysasha 10 months ago

Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges

My meal at Just A Taste was simply phenomenal! Beginning with glasses of wine for the table, the experience was fantastic. The restaurant's take on patatas bravas was excellent and all the food exceeded all expectations! With such variety and care put into the menu, any diner would be pleased! Definitely a must-go for people in Ithaca! Wow.

Crs326 10 months ago

Garlic Braised Greens with Tomato, Walnuts, Stilton Blue Cheese, and Sherry Vinegar

It's all about the ingredients! The food is so simple yet innovative. There is a reason Just A Taste is always hopping.

Christianlippey 10 months ago

Local Brussels Sprouts in Brown Butter with Garlic, Pecans, and Romano Cheese

All the food is amazing, love the brussel sprouts

Kkim17 10 months ago

Garlic Braised Greens with Tomato, Walnuts, Stilton Blue Cheese, and Sherry Vinegar

My favorite dish here...the best! Browned butter, with walnuts, tomatoes, blue-cheese, sherry vinegar--the melding of flavors could not be more perfect.

Thomas 11 months ago

Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges

Oh, these russets. Such a simple dish but one that is heavenly. The russet potatoes themselves are crisp on the outside and tender (and hot) on the inside. The Chipotle Aioli always adds just the right zing to the potatoes when you dip them in. It is a great way to start a meal. I love this dish so much, it is a standing order for me every Thursday when I come in. My friend loves this dish so much, when she lived in Cameroun for two years, she literally sat thinking days about this dish and asking me to somehow send them to her. Fortunately, she has now moved back to Ithaca so we can enjoy them together!

Jav238 11 months ago

Spicy Shrimp Sauté with Garlic, Jalapeno, Onions, Tomatoes, Lime, and Cilantro

One of the many incredible dishes on the menu. I go to Just a Taste often and am never disappointed. I lived in Spain for a bit and Just a Taste provides the the delicious food and drink of Spain right in Ithaca. I always get the spicy shrimp-- it is fresh and has such a great kick to it!

Kchenne 6 months ago

Tenderloin with Demiglace, Stilton Blue Cheese and Deep Fried Russet Potatoes

I have had nearly everything on this menu, but the tenderloin is one of my all time favorites. It is always perfectly cooked, the blue cheese is delicious, and the addition of the russets is an awesome bonus, because those are my next favorite thing on the menu! I have been coming to JAT for years, and it continues to be my favorite restaurant in Ithaca.

Charlene 6 months ago

Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges

Absolutely love these we order these every time we go.

Jenn 7 months ago

Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges

Amazing! Crispy and perfect Chipotle sauce!

Emilytimby 7 months ago

Housemade Flatbread

The best focaccia ever! I dream about it. Thanks Just A Taste!!

Amfish09 7 months ago

Brussel Sprouts

We absolutely love all the food, but our favorite are the brussel sprouts! They melt in your mouth and we always seem to cut them into even smaller pieces each time just to savor them longer. We always make sure to be there right at 5:30 to be first in line for a seat! You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu.

Emily 7 months ago

Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges

This is THE dish to get when you go to Just a Taste. The potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The chipotle aioli is so delicious and just the right amount of spicy. This is always the first thing I order when I go and sometimes I even order two of them, they are that good.

Jenniferlynnfields 8 months ago

Braised Shortrib

Absolutely delicious! We've ordered Take-Out from JAT every week and every dish has been phenomenal. My favorite is the braised short ribs. Great customer service as well!

Sajehe 8 months ago

Garlic Braised Greens

The Braised Greens are AMAZING!! One of the best things I have ever eaten!!

Timothy 8 months ago

Southern Fried Chicken

So so good. Potatoes were even crispy still when I got home. Chicken sandwich was just the right spicy. It was just the comfort I was looking for! Both items very filling as well, so bang for your buck ‚úÖ

Buyersoup 8 months ago

Local Brussels Sprouts in Brown Butter with Garlic, Pecans, and Romano Cheese

My family has spent years trying to recreate this dish at home, but it's never quite as good as the way you do it. The Brussel sprouts are tender and caramelized, the pecans and cheese balance the flavors perfectly, even the vegan version is amazing. My mom always hated Brussel sprouts, but not anymore!

Luckyjs7 10 months ago

Warm Chocolate Soufflé with Chocolate Ganache, White Chocolate Shavings and House Whipped Cream (local)

This is one of my favorite desserts ever and I look forward to having it every time I come to Just a Taste!

Remybabbush 10 months ago

White and Portabella Mushrooms Sautéed with Garlic and Thyme

What seems like a simple dish will transform your palate and serve as the perfect addition to any meal. Highly recommend these delicious mushrooms. One of my favorites!

Madeleinemcnairn 10 months ago

Pound Cake with Lemon Hard Sauce, Blueberry (local) Sauce, and House Whipped Cream (local)

The cake has a tender crumb and the sweetness of the cake is perfectly balanced by the acidity of the blueberries and the bitterness of the liquor. Absolutely delicious.

Mamahandle 10 months ago

Local Brussels Sprouts in Brown Butter with Garlic, Pecans, and Romano Cheese

This preparation is fantastic! You will often find an incarnation of it featuring a seasonal vegetable, but the Brussels are so good I often order a second!

Christianlippey 10 months ago

Deep Fried Salt Cod Fritters with Garlic Aioli and Mixed Greens

Loved all the food, delicious

Kkim17 10 months ago

Braised Local Lamb

Delicious and succulent, fantastic with the braised greens!

Syjahharris 11 months ago

Deep Fried Russet Potato Wedges

So delicious. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. And can't go wrong with some chipotle aioli!

Aaron 11 months ago

Housemade Focaccia with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Roast Garlic

Honestly... While every single dish here is incredible, it's worth dining at Just a Taste for the roasted garlic, which is spreadable... and divine... and unlike anything I've ever had before.

Supernovagrrl 11 months ago

Shrimp Sautéed with Garlic and Sherry

The shrimp sautéed with garlic and sherry is one of my favorite dishes at Just a Taste. It hits that perfect note between a slight sweetness and the garlic savory taste. It's a twist on the classic Spanish tapas dish gambas al ajillo. We love to dip the housemade foccia and crostini into the sauce along with the melted brie. This dish is delicious, and truly unlike anything else in Ithaca.


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