Open daily for dinner. Sunday-Thursday 5pm-10pm & Friday-Saturday 5pm-11pm
215 East State Street Ithaca, NY 14850 / (607) 277-2253
Sunday – Thursday : Dinner: 5-10pm Dessert: 5-11pm Friday & 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.
Artisanal bread basket with seasoned dipping oil. 4
Roasted Beet, Caramelized Onion and gorgonzola flatbread. 8
Chicken & vegetable spring rolls with a sweet Thai chili sauce. 8
Micro Brew Beer Battered Shrimp with lemon caper curry aioli. 10
Blue crab cakes with Thai basil. 10
Crispy Fried Calamari with a smoked paprika aioli. (*GF) 9
Humanely Raised Organic Foie Gras with a Cabernet reduction, berry compote, and toasted crostini. (*GF) 12
Crisp Fried Beef samosas with Indian spices, mango chutney and a tamarind sauce. 9
Charcuterie Plate seasonal cured meats, artisanal cheeses, assorted olives, bread and pickled vegetables. (*GF) 14
Steamed Pork Bun with pineapple hoisin and pickled vegetables. 10
Steamed Coconut Lemongrass Mussels. (*GF) 12
BBQ Lamb Short Ribs with a sweet hoisin glaze, truffle sweet potato fries and homemade beet ketchup. 12
Crispy Honey Glazed Siracha Chicken Wings. 9
Crayfish Hush Puppies with a smoked paprika aioli. 9
Bahn Mi Sandwich with roasted pork, Piggery capicola, Siracha aioli, pickled vegetables, fresh cilantro, and truffle sweet potato fries with homemade beet ketchup 11
Grilled Knockwurst with braised red cabbage, pickled red onion, mashed potato, mango mustard and a pretzel roll. 11
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Lemon Oil Massaged Kale Salad with toasted walnuts, parmesan, carrots, and tomatoes. (*GF) 9
House Salad with mixed baby greens, a concord grape vinaigrette, gorgonzola, pickled red onions, and tomatoes. (*GF) 6
Caesar Salad with our homemade lemongrass Caesar dressing, croutons, parmesan, garlic confit and boiled egg. (*GF) 7
Fresh pappardelle with tomatoes, capers, wild mushrooms, baby kale, and parmesan in a lemon caper sauce. 17 with shrimp added +4
Pumpkin Mascarpone Ravioli with brown butter sage sauce with wild mushrooms, baby kale, and crispy fried shallots. 19 with shrimp added +4
Dum sabzi: cauliflower, pea and potato kofta in a vegan Indian curry with tzatziki, mango chutney, cabbage slaw and pandan rice. 17
Seafood with Fresh Pappardelle, lobster, shrimp, scallops, mussels and sauteed vegetables in a Thai garlic butter sauce. (*GF) 23
Pan Seared Faroe Island Salmon with mustard burre blanc, seasonal vegetables, and wild rice. (*GF) 21
Sustainably Caught Seared Chilean Sea Bass with roasted red pepper sauce, vegetables and mashed potatoes. (*GF) 25
Chili Coconut Shrimp with mango chutney and wild rice. 19
Crispy Chicken Paillard with a green peppercorn demi glaze, seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes. 20
Flank steak, 12 oz Black Angus with a chimmichurry sauce, truffle sweet potato fries and homemade beet ketchup. (*GF) 25
Roasted half duck with a Cabernet demi glaze, vegetables and mashed potatoes. (*GF) 25
BBQ Lamb Short Ribs with cabbage slaw, seasonal vegetables and wild rice. 23
Kobe Beef Burger topped with Swedish Farmers cheese, caramelized onion, mushrooms, and pickled red onion. Served with truffle sweet potato fries and homemade beet ketchup 15 add seared Foie Gras or Chili Cocoa Bacon +5
Grilled Rosemary Porterhouse Pork Chop with honey roasted tomato, caramel soy, seasonal vegetables, and mashed potatoes 24
New York Strip, 16oz Black Angus with a balsamic reduction, gorgonzola, garlic confit, wild mushrooms and mashed potatoes. (*GF) 28
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.