Kilpatrick's Publick House

3.6
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$30 and under
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American
Kilpatrick’s Publick House is a traditional, upscale Irish pub restaurant featuring authentic Irish-inspired and American cuisine. Located next to the Hilton Garden Inn in Ithaca, New York, we consider ourselves to be a “place for everyone”, catering not just to a steady bar crowd, but also to families and business travelers who are visiting the area.
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.5
service
3.5
ambience
3.3
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50% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LLWW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was pretty good, but unfortunately the service was extremely slow. It took a long time to get a drink refilled and then when we were done eating our server asked if we wanted to see a dessert menu and boxes for the leftovers. We said yes. At least 10 minutes later she brought the menu. Ten minutes after that she took the dessert order. At least 15 minutes after that we still had not received our dessert and I had to ask for it. The manager came over and rudely said we had not been waiting that long for it and that it takes time for them to warm it up but she would take it off the bill. That explanation wasn't necessary - just sorry everything took so long would have sufficed. Also, we were in there so long, we forgot to double check that our teacher week discounts were applied. We were not given an itemized copy of the bill so we couldn't check, but based on the total cost our discounts were NOT applied. We had to ask 3 times for the boxes as well. Unbelievable. It was the reason we chose the restaurant. We won't be back - there are better local options in Ithaca for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited for 15 minutes and no one ever came to seat us. We did not end up using the reservation.

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IthacaSteps
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible service, and the food was not worth waiting for. It took 2 hours to order, receive and eat our dinner. The place had plenty of empty seats (now we know why), but even so the food took forever to get to us. Drinks were slow, too. The hamburger had an odd taste as if something besides beef was in it. The french fries were kind of dry and chewy. The onion rings had an odd flavor that we couldn't identify, but they clearly had a history in a freezer, as did the fries. The haddock was pretty good, but since only one person ordered it, the meal for our little group was a failure and afterwards we went to the Short Stop for take-out sandwiches.

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JeanneB
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They were out of some entrees and nearly all desserts except cheesecake. The onion soup wasn’t hot.

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AndrewM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Onion soup was hot water and onions. Pasta was overcooked. Service was slooow. Pass.

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SueB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were having a small group (6 people) special event and were treated so well from start to finish. Would definitely go back as a group. Booth near the back door was private and pretty quiet. Everything was delicious. Cassandra was very attentive and fun, and put up with our very opinionated group. Great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was delicious but the kitchen made a few mistakes with our order. They appeared to be understaffed for a Friday night.

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CaroleF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Reasons for my so-so review: They were out of my wine choice and the menu item ordered by my husband (shepherd’s pie). His burger, ordered to be cooked to ‘medium’ was rare inside. Also, it was very loud and difficult to talk in the restaurant. On the other hand, the lamb burger was very good.

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in Ithaca NY! The food is wonderful and their bangers and mash outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute stmosphere, calming, had buffalo tofu wings and fish and chips. Both fresh and delicious. Great service. Very pleasrd

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viphappyinmanhattan
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were disappointed in our visit. I usually woulda write a negative review, however this place really did not cut it. We had poor service, we waited forever, our orders were all wrong and the food wasn’t even tasty. Keep looking...

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cfamily
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late for our reservations and the staff was still pleasant and understanding. They had even tried to call but I didn't know. The food was delicious. Thank you!!

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Beth
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We made a last- minute reservation for student move-in weekend, grateful to find s place still serving food at 9:00pm. We were seated quickly, and our waiter was prompt in attending to us. The food took forever to come out. I didn’t time it, but it had to be at least 45 mins. Food was good - standard pub fare.

CB
vipCookwithBev
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best fish & chips I’ve ever had, so fresh & so delicious!! Plus the $3 Guinness was a great bonus. Will definitely be back. Authentic time period pub with amazing decor.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was prompt, helpful and fun.
An appetizer was forgotten initially and then brought out and comped- excellent customer service!

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vipLazypointer799
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Terrific Burgers, great beer selection....server and service were also very good especially on an extremely busy memorial day/Cornell Graduation weekend. Will come back. Thank you all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Graduation - great dinner!

TC
vipTiffanyC
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

I love the food here and service is always great!!

CB
CherylB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was great! We will be going again! We recommended it to all!

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MarkN
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

There was only one other group in the restaurant when we went. Despite the place being almost empty service was slow. The server got several things wrong (brought one wet-nap for 2 servings of wings, missed the swiss cheese that belonged on a burger, didn't bring a spoon for soup, kept having to return to the bar looking for whiskies they DID have [several were simply unavailable and one bottle was on the shelf but empty], did not refill coffee when she should have). I don't expect servers to hover but they should be much more responsive when they are asked to the table. The food was meh, except for the bbq wings and the shepherd's pie -- which was mostly potatoes without much meat, but tasted good. Probably won't go back, except maybe to drink, and only if we're not going to try experimenting with new whiskies.

DD
DarleneD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service. Loved sitting in the cozy booth!!!

KC
vipKimC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food lots of great options on the menu. Waitress was excellent

KP
KatieP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great beers on tap. Vegan options. What more could I ask for?

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vipcosmo45
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Waitress was good but by herself, she could have used some help.
Food was

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only suggestion that I have is to update the menu on open table. We pre picked our meals but the menu had changed

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JimG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Based upon this visit, I would give a cautious recommendation. The service was very slow and the restaurant, while initially busy, was not so as our evening progressed. Our server was hard to find, especially when it came time for picking up our payment. I had to track down another server to wrap up the evening. Two out of three of us were happy with the food but I was very unhappy with the monkfish special. It was extremely salty and also not fresh. Since I'm likely to be back in the area a number of times over the next few years, I'll likely give it another shot but might avoid the fish of the day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Probably the worst Cesar salad I’ve ever had.

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Teresa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I am a vegetarian who needed to host a business dinner on Valentine's Day. Realizing how hard it would be to get a reservation, I essentially took the first opening at the planned hour that I could find. I had low expectations for the food quality, as well as being concerned that it would be too noisy to hear. Happily, I was totally wrong on both counts. The vegetarian burger was excellent, the noise level was low, and service was very good.

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HopeK
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Our sandwich was missing the horseradish sauce. When we brought it to the waiters attention he did not say a word just brought us out the sauce. Waiter not conversational at all.

KP
KathyP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service for our table of 8. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and fast! Food was delicious.

FAQs

Kilpatrick's Publick House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (607) 273-2632.

Kilpatrick's Publick House is rated 3.6 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.