With more restaurants per capita than New York City, including the famous Moosewood Restaurant, Ithaca is a delicious location for group dining and banquets. The combination of great chefs, experienced caterers, fresh local ingredients, Finger Lakes wine and local craft beers add locavore flavor to every function. And for dessert, remember, you're in the hometown of the first ice cream sundae.
The Ithaca restaurant scene is built around unique, small bistros offering an unusually broad selection of American cuisine and international specialties. Ithaca restaurants can typically handle groups up to 30. For larger group dining events, Ithaca's chefs and banquet facilities are renowned for their fine menus, creating budget-conscious functions for up to 400 guests.
Large dining groups can also take advantage of Ithaca's well-honed dine-around programs. These allow your group members to choose among their favorite downtown Ithaca restaurants and truly experience the Ithaca dining scene. Costs are controlled and negotiated in advance by the event organizer. Don't forget to explore other Ithaca group activities in the area to enhance your visit.
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