establishment

4.8
227 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
Establishment at Statler is a refined casual dining restaurant that is operated by students in the School of Hotel Administration’s Restaurant Management course. Positioned as a classroom first and a restaurant second, Establishment serves as a hands-on learning environment for students to synthesize foodservice concepts, business principles, and hospitality management theories. As a restaurant open to the public, our goal is to provide our patrons with a unique and fulfilling dining experience. The menu at Establishment has been engineered to reinforce students' knowledge of various cooking methods, tools, and equipment, while simultaneously providing guests with an enticing, eclectic mix of dishes inspired by a variety of different cuisines. Service at Establishment is intended to be comfortable and relaxed, yet polished and professional. Students are trained to anticipate guests' needs and to provide the level of service expected at a refined casual dining restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday through Friday 5:30 - 8:00 pm
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Phone number
(607) 288-2895
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Campus Road
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Parking details
Free parking is available after 5 pm every day in the Hoy Road Parking Garage.
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Public transit
The restaurant is serviced by a number of TCAT buses including the 10, 30, 31, 32, 51, 81, 82 and 92.
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Beer, Fireplace, View, Wine
What 227 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.8
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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best meal in Ithaca, hands down!!!

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner and would definitely come back again. The wine pairing was prefect. The service was excellent. The menu was very interesting. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place to cement new friendships! - Wayne Gretzky

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KD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was top shelf and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. A perfect night of dining.

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NM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was absolutely thrilled about the service that Tim and Nick provided, amazed by the quality of the food, and astonished by the ambience of the evening.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Our menu was creative and the food was absolutely delicious! I love to dine at Establishment when I visit Cornell U. It's the most special place on campus, run by students at SHA. You can really feel the personalized treatment, and the genuine care that has gone into each and every meal!

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FK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The specials were to die for! It was like euphoria in my mouth. I can only imagine what this cooking team would have been capable of if given more resources - truly a bright sign of our nation’s culinary future.

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AK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The entire experience was memorable. The atmosphere of the room was quiet and magical, someplace you would not go wrong to bring a date or a very close friend to. The servers are friendly, the host is smiling, and all in all there was a sense of respectful professionalism in the air.

Also the food was delicious. Would definitely go again.

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XW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for its service and the tapas. the flavor mixed very well. it is totally the casual form and is approciate for formal dinner. But i think it could be better If the serve time between the entree and dishes.

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F
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and truly enjoyed our first dining experience at Establishment. Eliza was a wonderful server and Ridge took excellent care of us, even if we are family!

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KF
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant at the Statler run by students in the hotel program. Food is very good, and really fun to watch the students run the front and back of the house.

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DH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful family get together! The only thing that would have made it better would to have had one large table for our group (8 people) to be together. We were seated next to each other so that worked ok but conversation would have been easier if we were all at one table.

The food and service was all delightful and watching the people in the kitchen was a lot of fun! Thank you for your hard work. We will go again!!

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e
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The service and food were both pretty good. It is worth the value.

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C
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found the food to be delicious and the service the best I’ve had at a comparably fancy restaurant! And the price is very reasonable for how amazingly more haute this place is than anywhere I normally would find food.

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ND
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I wish they offered more vegetarian options, but they were able to make some dishes without the meat for my group.

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T
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is run as part of a class in the Cornell Hotel School. It is always nice to see what the students can do. They plan the menus, cook the food and serve. And it is always a nice experience. The food is generally very good. It is a nice alternative to other restaurants especially if on is on the Cornell campus. I always enjoy talking with the students. It is only open in the evenings Monday to Thursday.

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PD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. Hannah was truly amazing. All the food was spectacular.

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EP
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I really enjoyed watching Ian Chu in the kitchen through the window! He was lookin like a SNACK the whole time

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F
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Take advantage of the special opportunity to secure a reservation at Establishment - you will be impressed and spoiled by the professionalism and service that the students are delivering in every aspect of your visit. The food was absolutely delicious, you will find creative specials and definitely something for everyone!

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JD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful value as it is run by students at the hotel school and even though we would have loved to tip them they are not allowed to take tips. Great food and fun to engage with the students.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The chicken had gone bad and was still pink on the inside. However, the meal was so big that I filled up with just the accompanying salad. The wait staff was super friendly.

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EL
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good but slow. The wait staff was amicable and put up with some sub-ideal customers. All in all, I enjoyed the experience and would come again if it was a friend's night to work there.

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The dish that I ordered (salmon noodles? or something along the lines) was too salty and wasn't seasoned evenly.

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JS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hosts and staff were very courteous and welcoming. We were treated to an extraordinary dining experience that reminded us of our time in Portugal. Everything was cooked to perfection and exceeded our every expectation. The chorizo and scallop as well as the cod were personal favorites of ours.

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AS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always I enjoyed my meal (food and service A+). I went with my two boys and they really enjoyed it too. The milkshake for dessert was the kicker for them! Great job!

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food selection was excellent, and the daily specials were delicious!
The service was perfect; it could not be improved upon.

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Keep up the great work! I like that my fellow students are the ones helping to put in so much work and see what they are passionate about come to fruition

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MS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark, Sean, and Victoria put on an amazing night!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

sparkling soiree was best establishment yet hands down! So yummy and fun!

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LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing diner. The ambiance, service, and food were outstanding. A restaurant in the heart of Cornell's Hotel School, it is a not to be missed experince. Students select and prepare differnt specials each night. We were so surprised how elegant and upscale our evening was. A truely memorable evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. Great service. I loved seeing all the Cornell students. I was worried about ordering a Vietnamese dish in a non-Vietnamese restaurant, but it was terrific! The service couldn't have been better, and the churro dessert was a winner!

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TG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good time, came with friends, had the specials, they were fantastic. Made reservation for girlfriend, she cam with 5 instead of 4 people, and they were well accomodated.

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SB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service . Innovative menu with a lot of options.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Glad I came!

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Started with two appetizers. Brussels sprouts were delicious. The octopus had great flavor but was excessively chewy, which was very unpleasant. I would not order again. Both were hefty portions. Main was a curry dish. It could have been served with rice? Unless it was a soup. Nice, simple flavor. The shrimp were cooked well. Dessert was a Mexican chocolate torte with a meringue on top. I'm not sure the texture of the meringue complemented the torte, but the flavor was a nice contrast. Flavor of the torte was good. Rich chocolate. Could have been a little softer and could have used a little more of the raspberry sauce, but overall good job.

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MN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Students did a terrific job with the theme, menu, and accompanying music. I highly recommend Establishment!

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience! I really enjoyed the specialty drink both in taste and presentation.

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LG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed establishment and the Centro menu. The food was impressive and the students were so professional. The service was equally terrific. If you are on campus at Cornell you don't want to miss the opportunity to dine here.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The student´s perfomance was outstanding, great service, food quality and ambiance. Ideal for a friends´ get together

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Love their special menu of the night, especially their lobster roll. All the staffs were super welcoming too!

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