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  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (607) 255-5292
  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 5:45 - 7:45pm for dinner during the school semester.
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from establishment
Our restaurant is the culmination of a multi-year process by the students in HAdm:3350 Restaurant Management. This capstone course allows our upperclassmen to incorporate every aspect of their Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration curriculum to develop a restaurant concept and manage its execution. We invite you to join us in this truly unique experience!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I had to put ketchup on my room temperature, dry, $20 steak that took one hour to "cook"."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Although things are available vegan, they remove the defining elements that make a dish tasty (such as the Parmesan on truffle fries) these elements should be replaced or substituted with something. In addition there should be more items (and desserts) that are meant to be vegan."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "These Cornell Hotelies know how to run a restaurant. I had my wife and kids with me. My 4 year old ordered the Dashi Salmon and said "it is so good I can't stop eating it. " This is one of my favorite restaurants in town."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Only had a small snag with the wait, but they made sure we were happy and gave excellent service!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "What a fun night ! Food was delicious... Game playing on large screen Just a win win"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I have been to Establishment tons of times, and never have I left disappointed. Students from the Hotel School at Cornell University run the restaraunt completely on their own and amaze me every time. The service is always great, wonderful food, and an enjoyable ambience! I would definitely recommend all to come check it out next time your in Ithaca or visiting Cornell's campus. P.s. Definitely try the Kale Caesar Salad!!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I once again enjoyed my time at the Establishment, this time coming out to support a friend who was managing that night! The theme was To Cornell, From Japan With Love and I had the special, which was the Umami burger! I really enjoyed the taste and the meal was very done very well! The service and ambience were superb as well! :) I highly recommend the Establishment to any Cornell students or anyone who happens to be in Ithaca!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I had a really greta time as usual. I go to Establishment a lot. Miami Spice and California Vice was one of my favorites!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I came here because my friend was running it, but I was very underwhelmed by the service. It took us 3 hours to order, eat, settle our checks and leave. One of the people didn't get one of her dishes even, and she received the completely wrong check at the end as well. Our other group of friends just as big as us ate and left in 1 hour and 15 mins...waiters almost never came by. The waiters also spilled water on my friends place TWICE. Please make the service better, the servers almost never came by, I ordered a wine and got it only after a while. The food was great though, though a little overpriced for portion sizes."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Amazing food and amazing service, good came quickly and well prepared. Delicious!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Having a meal in this student run restaurant us a joy. The vibe is so electric. It is busy, but they get the food and service right."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Food was good but I thought the restaurant itself looked like it was just in a big room and it didn't have much of a restaurant feel."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Shows that the hotel school is producing good quality students with excellent service skills."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "This student-run restaurant really hits the mark. Great food, great service, and what a great vibe. Too bad they are only open for 2 hours a night during the semester."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "It was very interesting to hear about this Ida and I had to taste it, being a chocolate lover myself. I invited a couple f my friends who were as excited and we all had the same reaction: it was worth it. Definitely two thumbs up to the service and environment."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "This was my second time at Establishment and it was just as amazing as my first time! I will continue to bring people back! The food is absolutely delicious - no complains from anyone in my party of nine. All of us were thoroughly impressed. The service is also excellent. Our friendly waiters were helpful, attentive and responsive."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Overall very pleasant. Great food, good service, fun."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "The dinner was great! the potatoes were cold, but overall that didn't have much impact."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Loved it! It gave us a taste of Barcelona at Cornell, while still allowing us to have the option of things that were familiar to us. The entree was delicious and the best part was that it allowed you to taste three different things on the same plate."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "It would be great to have a non surgary drink option besides water. Iced tea would be lovely!"
    Dined on 10/29/2013