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“Divine hidden gem”

Otto's Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #106 of 995 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Yellowstone Drive
Transit: Madison Metro Bus Route 67, Mineral Point Rd. and Yellowstone Dr. stop.
Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Divine hidden gem”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Amaxing location and the food was divine. It's healthy real food that is actually hard to find I the US. Let's just say my French husband could enjoy this cuisine and atmosphere. The deck is lovely. The homemade turtle cheesecake and sea bass was just amazing. No wonder why it won 2012 dining award

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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Just went to Otto's last night. It is kind of hidden off Mineral Point Road across from CUNA. We had a wonderful glass of wine and a dynamite Old Fashion in the bar to start out. It was raining so we did not sit outside. The bar is very cozy and perfect to enjoy quiet conversation. A very nice start to the evening. Our friends joined us later for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the Turkish Grill. Excellent. My house salad was a little boring, but very fresh. The bread on the table was outstanding. It tasted fresh from the oven. The grilled diver salads looked wonderful. Our waitress was very attentive and did not rush us out. It really was one of the most enjoyable dinners out that we have had in a long time. A little more pricey than some, but a nice place to get away.

  • Visited July 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Better Than The Big Names”
Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

This place is great. Must try in my book. Great food. Great service. If you are sick of the usual chains this will fill your tastes. The Salmon in grape leaves is very tasty.

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Waukegan, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“All Booked Up But No One's There!”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

We were in Madison and based on the reviews decided to try Ottos. We called for a reservation and were told the place was completely booked up. However, the bar was open. Four of us ordered appetizers and bottles of wine, desert and after dinner drinks. The restaurant and deck were empty the whole time. The food was good, but the 2 person bar staff couldn't handle the amount of business they had, so things were slow. We'd never go back there.

  • Visited June 2012
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Norman, Oklahoma
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
“Otto's is 2nd to none!!!”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

I have eaten at Otto's multiple time while in Madison on business and each visit has been incredible. The food and service are top notch.

Visited January 2012
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