Fine dining has always been a part of The Otesaga’s tradition of gracious hospitality.
The first meal served in The Hotel Main Dining Room in1909 featured caviar canapés, broiled halibut with potatoes Parisiennes, Lamb Chops Monte Carlo, seasonal fresh vegetables and fruits, and desserts like coconut cake and rhubarb pie.
Today Otesaga chefs feature a delicious, imaginative and varied daily menu that will appeal to all members of your family, while emphasizing foods from central New York State. The Otesaga is a Modified American Plan Resort (MAP – includes breakfast and dinner).
Each day begins with choice of table service or selections from our breakfast buffet in our bright and elegant Main Dining Room. A sumptuous luncheon buffet is also served in the Main Dining Room with optional seating on the Veranda overlooking the panorama of Lake Otsego and our Leatherstocking Golf Course. The four-course evening prix fixe dinner menu is accompanied by candlelight and piano music (except Sunday). A selection of fine wines is available. The adjacent Lobby Bar, serving from 4:00PM until midnight daily, is the perfect spot for cocktails and conversation before dinner or a quiet after-dinner cordial. You can also enjoy the beauty of our natural surroundings from the spacious Otesaga Veranda overlooking picturesque Lake Otsego. In-season, the Main Dining Room is open daily to groups of almost any size: Breakfast 7:00AM-10:00AM; Dinner 6:00PM-8:30PM. Buffet Lunch is served Monday-Saturday 12:00PM-2:00PM and Sunday Brunch from 11:30AM-2:00PM. We also open early for lunch and dinner on days of Glimmerglass Festival performances.
The Lobby Bar
Beginning at 4:00PM each afternoon, The Lobby Bar offers the perfect location for cocktails and conversation before your Main Dining Room meal or a quiet after-dinner cordial. Also enjoy the beauty of our natural surroundings from the spacious Otesaga Veranda overlooking picturesque Lake Otsego. Click here to see our Wine List.
The Hawkeye Bar & Grill
Open year-round, the Hawkeye Grill offers a casual setting for lunch or dinner. You may choose to dine indoors or outside under the umbrellas of the Lakeside Patio, weather permitting. The Hawkeye Bar serves from 11:30AM on The Hotel’s Lower Lobby Level. During the season, the Hawkeye Grill serves lunch from 11:30AM-3:00PM with lighter fare served from 3:00PM-5:00PM. Dinner is served from 5:30PM-9:30PM in the Hawkeye Grill with extended hours in July and August. During the Winter (December – mid-April) the Hawkeye Grill serves lunch Monday-Saturday, 11:30AM-2:00PM and dinner 5:30PM-9:00PM. Casual attire is permitted. Reservations are suggested. Next door to The Hawkeye, in the Templeton Lounge, which is directly below the Main Lobby, guests can enjoy cocktails and dancing several nights a week from 8:30 to 11:30 PM.
Main Dining Room Reservations: The Otesaga’s Main Dining Room is open daily to groups of all sizes from mid-April through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Families are welcome. For reservations and more information, please call (607) 544-2519 or (800) 348-6222. If you are making dinner reservations, please inquire about our Main Dining Room dinner dress code.
Hawkeye Bar & Grill Reservations: Open year-round, The Hawkeye Bar & Grill is located off The Hotel’s Lower Lobby overlooking Lake Otsego. You may enter through The Hotel’s Main Lobby (during the season) or through the Lower Lobby entrance off our guest parking area. Families welcome. Casual resort wear permitted. For reservations and more information, please call (607) 544-2524 or (800) 348-6222.