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establishment

4.6
4.6
272 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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Menu

Starters

  • Mushrooms*$9.00

    phyllo, herbed crème fraîche, poached egg, truffle oil, greens

    • Calamari$11.00

      sofrito sauce, basil, red onions, red peppers, crostini

      • Cauliflower**$9.00

        curry, potato & pea fritter, pine nuts

        • Duck Wings$11.00

          gochujang sauce, kimchi aioli

          Salads

          • ESTB.* **$9.00

            chickpea "crêpe", mixed greens, feta, kalamata olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions; yogurt mint or lemon herb dressing

            • Caprese*$9.00

              fresh mozzarella, tomato confit, basil, fried artichokes, balsamic glaze

              Main Courses

              • Campanelle*

                sun-dried tomato & garlic cream, mushrooms, spinach, bacon, artichoke hearts, red onions, tomato jam

                • Main Only$17.00
                • Three Courses$31.00
              • Lamb

                loin chops, parsnip purée, baby green beans, chanterelle port wine sauce, puff pastry crescent, mostarda

                • Main Only$23.00
                • Three Courses$37.00
              • Ramen

                pork and duck broth, pork belly, green onions, radishes, nori, soft egg

                • Main Only$17.00
                • Three Courses$31.00
              • Shrimp

                squid ink fettuccine, arrabbiata sauce, cherry tomatoes, basil, capers, lemon zes

                • Main Only$21.00
                • Three Courses$35.00
              • Nasi Goreng* **

                rice & grains, mixed vegetables, sweet soy, sambal oelek, fried egg, cornish hen breast

                • Main Only$17.00
                • Three Courses$31.00
              • Salmon

                smashed purple potatoes, young carrots, green beans, beurre blanc

                • Main Only$21.00
                • Three Courses$35.00
              • Tenderloin of Beef

                poblano and potato gratin, tequila and tomato salsa, rojo sauce, cactus pad, lime butter

                • Main Only$23.00
                • Three Courses$37.00

              Three Course Menu

              Your choice of:

              • Starter or Salad

                • Main Course

                  • Dessert

                    • French Press

                      • Espresso, or Hot Tea

                        For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                        What 272 people are saying

                        Overall ratings and reviews

                        4.6
                        4.6 based on all time ratings
                        • 4.5Food
                        • 4.4Service
                        • 4.5Ambience
                        • 4.6Value

                        NoiseModerate

                        98% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                        1. AW

                          AnthonyW

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on December 7, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The food was delicious and servers were very polite and it created a very nice, fun atmosphere. It was a cool experience

                        2. a

                          alexw

                          New York Area

                          3 reviews

                          4.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on December 5, 2019

                          overall4food5service3ambience4

                          The students never know how to open a wine bottle but otherwise they are very attentive. Chef Sean was nice to stop and introduce himself so nice.

                        3. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          New York Area

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on November 22, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          #phoneeatsfirst was awesome!! The food was delicious!

                        4. a

                          alexw

                          New York Area

                          4 reviews

                          4.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on November 20, 2019

                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                          Our waiter had never opened a wine bottle but we didn’t care. He got help The place needs some ways to quiet the room Carpets under the chair seats bit baffled things in ceiling as the students tend to scream at each other. All around a fun place with excellent food Dr alex wood

                        5. CC

                          CharlesC

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on November 19, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          This was the best establishment I have attended!! I hope to see another one this good again soon.

                        6. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on November 11, 2019

                          overall3food3service4ambience2

                          Food was mixed, meat cooked well but appetizers, sauces, desserts, and mash potato/pomme puree (I couldn’t tell which one they wanted it to be) left s lot of be desired. For student run restaurant, very impressive!

                        7. BB

                          BradB

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on November 6, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          What a great evening! Food was great, service was excellent. The students take this very seriously and it shows.

                        8. DC

                          DavidC

                          Washington DC

                          3 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on November 4, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Fantastic all around. Best chicken sandwich ever.

                        9. MC

                          MarieC

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 29, 2019

                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                          Friendly attentive service; pleasant casual yet refined atmosphere; delicious thoughtful menu items

                        10. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Nashville

                          5 reviews

                          5.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined on October 28, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Had a great three course dinner run by the students at Cornell. So professional. The specials were excellent. Very attentive service. Overall great experience!

                        11. KC

                          KeithC

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 25, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Awesome! Hotel school student-run restaurant with a great menu, high quality service, and reasonable prices. Tipping isn't allowed since it's a for-credit course.

                        12. LW

                          LingyanW

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 25, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          My family had a great time. The big dining table was perfect for our family union. The view from window was beautiful. We love all food we ordered, particularly Chinese Xi'an slider, Dapan chicken, and Tang Yuan. My 8-year-old niece finished two Xi'an sliders, even though she was born and grows up in America. The duck wing starter was also delicious, crispy with an unique flavor. Service was warm and friendly. I definitely would return with some of my friends to try more special dishes in future. Thanks for all your hard work.

                        13. JB

                          JoannaB

                          New England

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 25, 2019

                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                          Impressed with the experience. Bravo Hotelies!

                        14. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on October 23, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We had a wonderful dinner! Food, service and atmosphere were all fantastic! Highly recommend!

                        15. c

                          cicirider

                          San Francisco

                          49 reviews

                          vip
                          3.0

                          49 reviews

                          Dined on October 11, 2019

                          overall3food3service4ambience1

                          I loved going here primarily because I like seeing young people learning the craft of service and fine dining and trying really hard. Some of the dishes were pretty good. Some missed the mark. The service, too, was spotty, but the effort and pride that everybody displayed made up for any missteps.

                        16. SW

                          SusanW

                          New York Area

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on October 9, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We were so impressed with the outstanding meal (every course) and service. We loved the theme for the specials...Forest Gump....so clever!

                        17. CB

                          ColeB

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 30, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The food was really great, and the service was great as well.

                        18. NL

                          NicoleL

                          New York Area

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 25, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          I always love visiting Establishment but Midnight in Mexico city was especially delicious!

                        19. DZ

                          DavidZ

                          New York Area

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 24, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Great menu, service was excellent and we love the ambience of being able to see the kitchen and talk about the menu planning. Portions are just right.

                        20. AD

                          AnthonyD

                          New York Area

                          24 reviews

                          5.0

                          24 reviews

                          Dined on September 20, 2019

                          overall5food5service3ambience4

                          Always a great time supporting students at Establishment. Menu choices can be hit or miss, service is okay, but its Establishment. Management menus are always a good option! Can’t wait to come back to another cool theme. The Explore Vietnam theme was awesome!

                        21. K

                          Katherine

                          Washington DC

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on September 19, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The fully student led restaurant is wonderful! Service is kind and attentive, the food was delicious, and the ambiance is so fun! Establishment is a great experience.

                        22. JW

                          JaniceW

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 17, 2019

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          Ramen was served a bit cold and without enough broth, otherwise the food was delicious and the service was great

                        23. MD

                          MargaretD

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on September 17, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          One server did not know how to grate Parmesan cheese but everything else was absolutely fabulous! Food was delicious and the staff was extremely friendly! We had a great time!

                        24. E

                          Eliza

                          New York Area

                          4 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on April 24, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Paula Weissenberg did AN AMAZING JOB! The food was awesome and she did a great job running the restaurant.

                        25. L

                          Lisa

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 19, 2019

                          overall4food4service3ambience3

                          Service was good, but some minor knicks. When the food was delivered but swapped my food with my friend, happened for starter and entree. After we were done drinking coffee workers left the sugar and coffee condiments on the table for the duration of the meal. Our attendant was about to give us the check before we got our dessert which we ordered at the very beginning. No one asked if we needed anything, just asked us if we liked the food. Other than that it was good service. Everyone was friendly and pleasant to talk to!

                        26. BG

                          BenderG

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 18, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Excellent experience. Food delicious. Enthusiastic servers. Great vibe and energy and a very pleasant venue. No tip allowed by the enterprise.

                        27. A

                          Anon

                          1 review

                          4.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 12, 2019

                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                          I had a great time. I was impressed with the quality of the food. It was a bit pricey, but overall was a good experience.

                        28. IC

                          IlianaC

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 12, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The environment was really nice. The presentation and flavor of the food were outstanding. We love the drinks and it was a excellent experience overall.

                        29. D

                          David

                          Chicago

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 11, 2019

                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                          Waiters are very attentive -- more than I'm used to. It's not necessarily bad, but it kinda disrupted conversation

                        30. DP

                          DanielleP

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 10, 2019

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          Great experience and enjoyed seeing the Hotel students in actions applying what they have learned. It should be a "Must" do on the bucket list at Cornell.

                        31. MA

                          MelA

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 9, 2019

                          overall3food4service3ambience3

                          While the food was tasty, the portions were small and it took a while to be waited on. We were sitting at the table for 10 minutes before we even received water. The whole environment seemed pretty chaotic as the kitchen was running out of ingredients by the time we arrived and the signature dishes of the night were unavailable. While I do understand it was a student run event, the menu prices were too extravagant for the service we received.

                        32. FM

                          FM2015

                          San Diego

                          5 reviews

                          5.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined on April 9, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Very good value for the price. Everything is done by the students - so cute to watch them working! I enjoyed every moment of it.

                        33. AZ

                          AZZZ

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 8, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Delicious food and polite waitress. Would recommend.

                        34. PT

                          PaulaT

                          New York Area

                          6 reviews

                          5.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on March 22, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Hadn’t been to The Establishment in years, but definitely will return soon. Enjoyed our table by the fireplace with a great view of campus - and our waitstaff was very attentive. Especially enjoyed the ravioli appetizer which was a special that evening as well as the entree. Had the deconstructed carrot cake for dessert - it was delicious but I prefer the classic version. Overall a wonderful evening.

                        35. JL

                          JacobL

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 20, 2019

                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                          The food was phenomenal, but the prices were a little bit high. I would still go back.

                        36. KC

                          KenanC

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 20, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The cornbread and chicken were sensational, along with the amazing red velvet waffles! Overall great experience and would strongly recommend

                        37. h

                          hope

                          1 review

                          2.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 18, 2019

                          overall2food4service1ambience3

                          Food is good but waited for 1 hour for the order. More waiter should be in the restaurant.

                        38. LA

                          LyndenA

                          New York Area

                          2 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on March 9, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          One word is probably enough here: Excellent! The food was great, well-presented, and good value. Hard to believe this is a student-conceived and student-run enterprise. Kudos to Cornell! A minor weakness, is that lower wattage lights could be used to reduce the too-open/communal feel of the dining experience.

                        39. R

                          Reviewer

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 8, 2019

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          I already reviewed in the restaurant, but I'll reiterate that it was a heavenly experience.

                        40. F

                          Foodie

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on March 7, 2019

                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                          The food was delicious but the service fell a little short when the waiter forgot several items. Ambiance was a little off with all the lights on.

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