Visiting Cornell University with my son this weekend for four days. Any rec's would be appreciated. My son wants to try out some great local places so no chains please. He pretty an open eater, but doesn't want to go to a stuffy 3 hour meal. He's heard from his friend that Ithaca has a vibrant Asian dinning scene. He'd like to try places that he might be going to when he goes to school in the fall. Good food, good value. If possible he would also like to try places that are different from Los Angeles so no Mexican or Sushi. We have a car. I've looked at older links and came up these restaurants. I just don't know if they are still good and more importantly if they are still open.
Carriage House Cafe
Lost Dog Cafe
Nines ( for the pizza and the "corn nuggets")
Glenwood Pines (best burger?)
Taste of Thai (best Thai?)
Maxies Supper Club
An old post described an Vietnam Restaurant on Dryden Road
Cornell Diary (to try the raspberry truffle ice cream)
Purity Ice Cream
Looking forward to this College Road Trip with my son.