Host Memorable Special Events At Our Ithaca Restaurant

Add a touch of elegance to your special occasion in a prestigious Ivy League setting. Situated in the heart of the beautiful Cornell University campus,
The Statler Hotel and Taverna Banfi offer the perfect setting for celebrating special events and holidays year round.
Work with our creative culinary team to design a personalized menu or select from one of our special event menus.
Join us in Taverna Banfi for a unique EDU or Dine with the Winemaker Series event where education meets great food.
Make your Sunday's special by joining us for our fabulous Sunday Brunch with the family.
Whatever the occasion, our Ithaca hotel sets the right mood.

Call 607.254.2624 for more information or to book your special event reservation.


Celebrate the most special Mother in your life with a delightful Mother's Day brunch at The Statler Hotel. Our special Mother's Day brunch menu features breakfast and brunch items such as crepes with banana foster sauce & sweet orange sauce and a smoked seafood array of white fish, trout and salmon, spring dishes, salads, carving stations and more. A delicious dessert buffet completes the experience.
Sunday, May 13, 2018   9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cornell University 2018 Commencement Weekend

Commencement weekend is the pinnacle of every graduate's experience at Cornell. It is a time to reflect and revel in accomplishments and prepare for the next big life step. Now booking for the 2018 commencement weekend.

Taverna Banfi

Taverna Banfi is proud to be offering the following specialty Tuscan-inspired options for your dining pleasure throughout the 2018 Commencement weekend:
  • Friday evening we are featuring our commencement à la carte menu. Reservations are available 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday evening join us for our prix fixe 4-course menu. Saturday reservations are available 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sunday we begin serving dinner at 2:00 p.m. with our last seating at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday we are offering our popular lunch buffet available 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
We will be serving our breakfast buffet throughout the weekend.

The Statler Hotel

The Statler Hotel will be featuring a dinner buffet on Saturday and Sunday in the Carrier Ballroom.
Reservations are available on Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Private rooms are available for larger family gatherings.

The Regent Lounge

The Regent Lounge will offer a sandwich buffet on Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
We look forward to working with you to commemorate your graduate's achievements!
View all of our Commencement Weekend menus on the VIEW MENU button below. Reservations are required.

The Terrace Restaurant

One of Cornell's most popular quick-style service lunch locations. Offering a variety of made to order meal options including Salads, Burritos, Pho, Curry, Quesadillas, Chicken Fingers, and house made Soups.
Commencement Weekend Hours of Operation:
Friday & Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Contact Number: 607-254-2624