Open 5pm daily for dinner.

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



Monday – Thursday Dinner: 5-10pm     Late Night Menu Thursdays: 9pm-midnight

Friday & Saturday Dinner: 5-11pm   Dessert service open until Midnight (subject to table availability – dinner tables receive priority seating between 6-9pm).

Sunday Dinner: 5-9pm


At Madeline’s, our unique approach to Pacific Rim 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 unique fusion of East and West with alluring fare representing Thai, Cambodian, Korean and Japanese cuisine in an American/European style. 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 and small plates to choose from, like the NAAN FLATBREAD CAPRESE PIZZA.  Don’t forget to stop in late on Thursday nights to catch live jazz and try out the late nite snack menu. Come in and let our experienced chefs show you why Madeline’s is one of the best restaurants in Ithaca.


At the bar, our 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

Grilled Naan with Curried Hummus.  5

Grilled Caprese Naan Pizza.  10

House Marinated Olives & Local Cheeses. 8

Smoked Paprika Grilled Shrimp.  10

Grilled Cambodian Chicken Wings.  7

Crispy Octopus Fritters.  8

Crispy Vegetable Dumplings. 7

Bistro Frites (*GF). 5

Steamed Clams & and Frites. 8

Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna Carpaccio.  14

Flank Steak Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce.  12

Char Sui Lamb Short Ribs with a sweet hoisin glaze.  12

Crisp Fried Beef Samosas with Indian spices, Mango Chutney and a Tamarind Sauce.  10

Soup du Jour  – Priced Daily

House Salad with Mixed Baby Greens, a Concord Grape Vinaigrette, Gorgonzola, Pickled Red Onions, Tomatoes, and Duck Prosciutto. (*GF) 10

Pear and Spinach Salad with Tart Cherries, Candied Nuts, Gorgonzola and a Green Goddess Dressing. (*GF) 9



Vegetarian meatballs with eggplant caponata. Served over soft polenta. 19

Orecchiette Pasta with Clams and Sausage in a Thai Basil Garlic Sauce. 28

Bahn Mi Sandwich with Roasted Pork, Piggery Capicola, Siracha Aioli, Pickled Vegetables, Cilantro. 15

Grilled Jail Island Salmon with a Brown Sugar Balsamic Glaze.  (*GF)  24

Sustainably Caught Seared Chilean Sea Bass with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. (*GF)  28

Pan Roasted Diver Scallops With a Brown Butter Caper Sauce. (*GF)  29

Chicken Paillard Pan Seared with an Artichoke Butter Caper Sauce.  (*GF)  19

Flank steak, 12 oz Black Angus with a Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce.  (*GF)  26

Kobe Beef Burger Topped with Local NY State Cheese. 15 add Crisp Pork Belly +4 or Fried Egg +2

Five Spice Duck Breast with Cauliflower Puree. (*GF)  27

Cowboy Ribeye Steak, 13oz Hartley Ranch.  Served with Red Wine Mushroom Demi Glaze. (*GF)  30

Prices are subject to change during commencement weekend.

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.