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“Good but not great”

Otto's Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #100 of 990 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.
Verona, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
365 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Otto's is a good solid restaurant. Good food, good service, good atmosphere. But nothing stands out as great. I had the Seabass it was good but not great. Maybe I should have tried the steak?

Visited August 2012
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
212 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nice place, quality food”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Located on Madison's Westside in a wooded area, a nice restaurant with a bar downstairs. It appears to be an old house with stairs leading to the main dining room. Nice selection of fine cuisine, that uses area seasonal products. Nice for small adult groups, couples, friends.

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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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Thank Doctorheather
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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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