Here at Monks, we embrace the communal spirit and strive to promote the best the region has to offer. Consider it our calling to create thoughtful food and drink, in a space you can share with other good and like-minded people. We hope you make it your calling to check us out, and find some respite from the pace of modern life.


The Restaurant

Monks kitchen has crafted the most soulful farm to table fare you can find this side of the Mason-Dixon line. Carefully planned, prepared and presented; the Monks dining experience is like no other in Ithaca.


The Bar

No matter your choice of beverage, Monks offers a wide range of local and national options. Cocktails crafted with a nod to tradition and a healthy dose of novelty define our bar experience.


The HOTEL and Meeting Space

Ithaca's newest hotel is truly a contemporary property with all the comforts of home. Take the elevator home and make your night out on the Ithaca Commons one you won't soon forget.


From corporate trainings to intimate board meetings, host your business affairs at our Ithaca hotel. Let us cater your event with mouthwatering options that'll delight your attendees. 


The Staff

Roland Coggin - Beverage Supervisor

Beverage Supervisor Roland Coggin also spent his childhood in Ithaca, returning five years ago to consult for opening bar programs – the lauded Lot-10 Bar + Lounge among them – and teach private cocktail classes. He was voted Best Bartender in the Ithaca Times Readers Poll. Coggin built his career bartending at a series of West Coast bars, including the W Hotel San Diego, Fish & Farm in San Francisco, and Fifth Floor, a Michelin-starred restaurant at Hotel Palomar.




Food & Beverage Director Robert Gedman brings to the Ithaca Marriott extensive knowledge in classical European and French culinary practices, as well as management. He is an experienced executive chef with a career spanning almost 25 years at hotels, restaurants and private clubs in his native England and the U.S. Most recently, he served for 15 years as executive chef of The Binghamton Club (Binghamton, New York). His experience also includes The Rose Inn in Ithaca and the Four Seasons Hotel, Houston. Gedman launched his career in the U.K., in the kitchens of three hotels in the coastal region of Devon.



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