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AGAVA Restaurant

AGAVA is a Southwest-Inspired restaurant featuring a wood-fired oven; seasonal menu; farm-to-table ingredients; and a warm, fun, community-minded atmosphere. 

AGAVA bases their concept around great local ingredients and a great staff. The creative menu has been put together by Executive Chef Andre Jacquet. Prior to working at AGAVA, Chef Jacquet has worked at Buddakan, House of Blues, and Emeril’s, before relocating back to upstate New York. One of the central design and functional elements is a wood-fired oven with an eating bar in the main dining space, serving up flatbreads and a range of other fire-roasted cuisine. The bar is a destination of its own: from the agave flights & signature cocktails to a physical space you have to see for yourself.

AGAVA features one of the most unique interior spaces in the central NY region, drawing from both southwestern design elements like “latillas” and a desert mural painted by local artist Bill Benson. At the same time the owners made a concerted effort to incorporate local and historical elements into the plan. Being the former home of the East Ithaca Train Depot, the restaurant has a wall devoted to black and white photos of the station and rail line as well as period maps referencing the original home of the building.


Place Type

Restaurant, Bar/Club




Mon - Tue 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Wed 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM Thu - Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Sun 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM




Upcoming Events

Diana Leigh Trio

With Jesse Collins on saxophone and Jim Scarpulla on keyboards. The trio will play jazz for your brunching pleasure!

4/2 12pm
LIVE MUSIC: Diana Leigh Trio

Come early for dinner or join us for drinks this evening to listen to live music featuring jazz and blues - The Diana Leigh Trio includes Diana on vocals,...

4/2 12pm
EIP Flatbread Fundraiser

This annual “Parents Afternoon Out” is a fundraiser hosted by the East Ithaca Preschool (EIP) Ithaca’s oldest cooperative preschool, founded in 1924. This...

4/2 4pm
Industry Day

Work in the in restaurant or bar service industry? Come in for a much deserved deal every Monday at Agava. All day and night: 20% off food (some exceptions...

4/3 11am
Open Mic Night

We have the cure for the Monday blues with Industry Day, Margarita Madness, and Open Mic Night! Join us every week for Open Mic Night with Jon Kaplan...

4/3 8:30pm

Recent Events

Salsa Night


Kids Eat Free


Open Mic Night


Industry Day


Recent Activity

AGAVA Restaurant

AGAVA Restaurant posted a photo 11/1/2016

AGAVA Restaurant

AGAVA Restaurant posted a photo 10/10/2016

AGAVA Restaurant

AGAVA Restaurant posted a photo 10/10/2016

AGAVA Restaurant

AGAVA Restaurant posted a photo 10/10/2016

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