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Otto's, Covington, KY

Otto's

4.8
4.8
1444 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Opened in 2003, Otto's serves American and Southern inspired fare in the heart of Covington's Mainstrasse.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (859) 491-6678
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Covington
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,444 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    American

  • Cincinnati

    American

1,444 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ottos was incredible!! The food and drinks were amazing. We will be back.

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  2. NKYguy

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a lunch meeting. Can find parking on the street or there is a garage very close on same road. Food is always very good here. Service was attentive and friendly.

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  3. KarenT

    Fayetteville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I travel to Kentucky for work, I always try to have dinner at Otto’s. It’s never disappointing, the food is always delicious.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food- we got the pistachio halibut and braised short rib- both fantastic. Excellent service- friendly and attentive.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was AMAZING and service was excellent. Wonderful neighborhood location. First time and will definitely be back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No issues, no problems. Great service and food!! Ambience was cozy chic. Learning about the history of the restaurant was interesting.

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  7. AWS68

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every dish was excellent. Can’t go wrong with whatever your order. We enjoyed the scallops and carrot salad. Flat bread and fried green tomatoes were just right. The bread pudding may be the best I’ve ever had.

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  8. JohnS

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brussel sprouts are outstanding!! The scallops are fantastic! Great service!

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  9. EileenS

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, as always. Logan and Chad took great care of us. We had family in town and they loved the meal.

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  10. MarkF

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as ever! Friendly, efficient, attentive, informed service moved everything along at just the right pace. Another great dinner at a top favorite!

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  11. jasonw

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal I would put this restaurant in the top 5 in area. Everything that we ate was delicious. Flatbread, burrata, halibut, and braised ribs The service was great and so was the atmosphere.

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  12. 71bugman

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little pricey for what we had, one pork chop $30 with a scoop of slaw. Nice ambiance, friendly staff, food was good.

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  13. WhoIsMrWagenfeld

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service at this old school restaurant and bar. I went there for Sunday brunch. The food didn’t have lots of flavor as if the chef didn’t add spices to the recipe. I had a bland steak and egg burrito and by dining companion had a breakfast casserole, which was also bland. In short , service - 5, food - 3

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bartender, waitress, hostess…very friendly, exceptional!! Highly recommend brussel sprouts and shrimp and grits…delish!!

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  15. suzecincinnati

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, service and atmosphere! Creative dishes and cocktails!

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  16. Amwriter

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the pistachio crusted halibut and fried green tomatoes and husband loves the shrimp and grits.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My halibut was raw and was remade which is but by the time it came out my boyfriend was done eating and I wasn’t hungry anymore. It was Valentine’s Day so it was just kind of a bummer. Great service

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  18. lukel

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went to Otto’s for Valentine’s Day. The decor walking in was wonderful & we loved all the little details (salt shakers all unique & fun. We had everything from drinks, apps, mains, & desert. All of it was fantastic. I highly recommend the short rib :-). 15/10. We will be back again

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  19. BillP

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently very good food. Portions are very ample. The service was very good for such a busy evening. (St Valentine's Day)

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I love going here for date night. The food is amazing, and so is the service.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing as always. Favorite restaurant in Covington, KY.

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  22. JRR1

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a yummy meal with excellent service and fun conversation with fellow guests. A good time.

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  23. StevenC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere, awesome food! Will be back soon.

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  24. BethK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good, especially the things recommended by our server, who was great, friendly and attentive.We had the fried green tomatoes, burrata, and haddock on risotto. All of it was delicious and well-plated. We were there on a quiet Sunday so the restaurant noise level was low. Definitely recommend Ottos!

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  25. DuchessA

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and a lively atmosphere! The staff are very friendly, as well!

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  26. TerrahK

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10 out of 10. I felt transported to a cafe in Paris. What a treat.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Otto’s is always an amazing dining experience! I have never had something I didn’t love. Tried the mussels and carrot salad this time around and it was all so delicious!

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  28. Andrea

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated upstairs which was quieter than the main dining area; very nice. Our server was excellent. Food options great. Wish cocktail menu was more extensive. This place is consistently good.

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  29. TRACYG

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quaint little spot with delicious food! The menu was small but a lot of different offerings! Will definitely go back!! Ambiance was nice, super friendly staff!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and our sever was attentive and very friendly. She suggested the toasted carrot salad, which was very flavorful. We ordered burrata, shrimp and grits (unique recipe with capers and grit cake), and scallops (three very large scallops with a delicious risotto).

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  31. TerriB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was cooked to perfection! The brussel sprout appetizer is outstanding!

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  32. Rdtnm

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious all around. The bread starter was our favorite.

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  33. NicoleH

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend and I came for brunch on Sunday at 1:00PM. It was packed! I definitely recommend making a reservation. I ordered the eggs benedict and a jalapeño garlic Bloody Mary. My friend ordered the avocado toast. Everything was divine! If you’re looking for a great brunch spot, definitely check it out!

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  34. BobR

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time dining at Otto's. I am amazed at the high level of service considering the place was at full capacity. Our waiter was very helpful in suggesting options for our brunch. We would consider Otto's again in our dining plans.

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  35. AJcuisine

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hadn’t eaten here in a while but happy to have gotten reacquainted. Stopped for Sat brunch with my wife and daughter. Our order of BLT, Casserole and Lox & Bagel were served up hot with fresh sides (salad, soup & fruit) and all very delicious. Entree prices and the cocktail selections were very reasonable. Would definitely stop again.

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  36. KevANG

    Cincinnati

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This food was absolutely delicious. The halibut is amazing. I think the portions could be a lot better. My husband came out a little hungry, but the quality of food is delicious.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience and food was amazing. Whole team enjoyed and that doesn’t happen very often. Highly recommend and we will be back soon.

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  38. Foodedge

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, cocktails and wine always delicious! Starters were brussel sprouts and fried green tomatoes. We had short ribs, scallops and pork chop at our table. Shared Cheesecake for dessert. Service was top notch, thank you Greg!

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  39. Wendi

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute little bistro with a lot of character. Thank you to our server Carley. She was very pleasant and attentive.

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  40. LeahS

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    French toast was absolutely amazing. I will definitely be back for that! Always love the dill tomato soup 😋 Great price for a great meal.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Otto's using the Order Online button. Otto's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 491-6678.

Otto's is rated 4.8 stars by 1444 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Otto's

521 Main St, Covington, KY 41011-1329

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Covington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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