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Otto's Restaurant and Bar - Madison
Please Note: Otto's Restaurant is now open the first Monday of each month excluding holidays.
Note: Online reservations are available for the dining rooms only. Bar and deck table reservations must be made via telephone. Reservations are required at this time for dining in the bar, outdoors, and inside for parties of 6 or less.
3 Course Chef's Tasting Menu
Multiple dates availableEnjoy our 3 course Chef's Tasting Menu highlighting seasonal ingredients. The menu is offered Tuesday -Thursday nights.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops*
roasted red potatoes, sautéed French green beans, almond-mint pesto
squash risotto, baby arugula, sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, goat cheese, saffron-citrus beurre blanc
Roasted Chilean Sea Bass
marinated artichokes, shiitake mushrooms, capers, red onion relish, garlic-mashed potatoes, citrus beurre blanc
The entrees were well presented and delicious. I enjoyed the variety of options. For some reason our server kept forgetting to refill coffee despite regular requests. The music was a bit loud but I realized we were right next to a speaker. It was a delightful meal overall and hope to return!
Excellent food, fabulous service, such a courteous and efficient staff, lovely ambience.
Great all around. Tons of Gluten Free options as well which was awesome!
Delicious food. Nice wine election. Good location. Wonderful experience!
My husband and I love trying new restaurants every week. This week was Otto and I was very please with the service. Very polite and attentive to detail. The cold was amazing. My husband had the steak which he loved and I had the halibut. Delicious.
Amazing food and service. Best Kalamari I’ve had.
We had a great dinner and our waitress was exceptional. Ottos is a great value and I always look forward to our next visit.
Our waitress was one of the worst waitresses we have ever had, and screwed most of our meal up. We came for a birthday celebration and noted that on our reservation and no one even acknowledged that.
Such a pleasant experience. Food was wonderful and the staff was the best
Food was great with the service being exceptional. Excellant communication, friendly and professional. My wife worked years at a 5 star Italian restaurant and she was impressed. We very much enjoyed ourselves being out, especially during these times.
Lovely evening at Otto’s. We had the mushroom caps to start, the salmon and stuffed chicken followed by bread pudding. A delicious cosmopolitan and a bottle of Wine topped off the evening. We will be back. Delicious as always.
We had the tasting plate of the week and it was amazing!
food was good. unfortunately this was our servers second day on the job. she had not tasted nor could describe the items on the menu. not her fault, the manager should have trained her better.
Good to be dining in back at Otto's. Always a great meal and atmosphere.
1st time there, Found a nice quiet place for lunch with old friends. Definitely, will be back
We've been there many times over the years. Never disappointed.
Wonderful meal and very friendly helpful service. Ambience was warm and cozy.
Excellent as always. The place was hopping due to jazz on the deck. Was awesome to see people supporting this great venue. My steak was perfectly prepared. My husband dad the tasting menu and loved it. I bo longer order my favorite scallop dish due to the change from risotto to Israeli couscous with goat cheese. Not a good switch in my opinion.
The menu had a wide selection of dishes. The flavors were savory and unique.
It was a very pleasant evening out with quiet conversation. A nice wine list with many reasonably priced bottles.
This was my first experience back in a restaurant in over a year due to COVID and I was helped to feel relaxed and forget my worries. The food and service were excellent and brought back memories of past visits. The lunch menu was varied and there were many choices. Will be back again soon!
The food was amazing. The portions were large. The service was slow (they were busy) but our server kept us well informed and was as attentive as needed. Drink refills were prompt. We will be going back. Would have preferred a little less light to give a more romantic atmosphere but overall it was a very nice evening.
It was our first time at Otto’s and Our server McKenzie was extremely welcoming and provided superior service. All of her recommendations were spot on as our drink, appetizer and food options were just what we wanted. It’s going to be a new favorite spot.
Spinach artichoke pasta.
Amazing as always!
Old fashioned place, ok, but not great. Bar better than dining room for ambiance. Porch looks good. Inside dining room rather dull, needs something. Food generally good. Seems expensive for overall quality. Good wine list.
Food quality and service consistently very good
Great value for food! Server Tracy was WONDERFUL! Our meals were the best we have had in a long time. We had the chief special. We will be back - hidden gem for sure!
One of our most favorite Madison restaurants. Food, service and atmosphere is always tops!
Sat outside with the music playing. It was lovely having music but the volume was a bit loud for conversation at the table. Excellent food excellent service Otto's always comes through.
Thanks for coming in, we're glad you enjoyed the music even if it was a little loud. For future visits, may we recommend the patio around the restaurant for a more intimate dinner while still being able to enjoy the music!
Sea Bass was wonderful. Soup was a bit flat tasting. Service was good. Everything was so tasty. Will be back again some day. I forgot to check out the bar. I did mention it was my 50th birthday at the reservation. No mention of it nothing special done. ;(
Thanks for stopping in for your birthday, and we're sorry that we missed that during service. Feel free to stop by again and we'll make sure to treat you to a belated birthday!
Our first outing after vaccinations. Easy reservation process, lovely outdoor seating, great service, interesting menu. We’ll visit again.
Thanks for coming in! We're glad that it was a enjoyable experience for you, and hope to see you soon!
I love Otto’s. The food was delicious. The service was prompt and friendly. The cocktails were delicious. I’ve never been disappointed.
Thanks for stopping in, we're glad to hear that you had a delightful evening. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Absolutely the best restaurant in Madison. Great food and service.
Thank you for stopping in, and we're glad that you consider us as such. We look forward to seeing you in soon!
It was my first experience there & decided to try it for a birthday. From the time we arrived, to the time we left, the service, food, ambiance was over & above. Will definitely return.
Hi Carol, thanks for stopping in on your birthday! We're so glad that you enjoyed the experience, and we hope to see you in soon!
Great ambiance and food. A lovely evening. Will definitely return.
Had been 26 years since I was last there. Place was as excellent now as it was then. Food and service were terriffic!
Ottos has a great menu of food. The service good and the overall ambiance was nice. It wasn't noisy due to the social distancing set up in the dining room. I had the spinach artichoke pasta with shrimp added and it was delicious! However, my friend got the petite filet which was supposed to be 4 ounces and it was more like 3 ounces. Additionally, it was too rare for her (she should've sent it back). She liked her mashed potatoes. My other friend had the scallop risotto (which I loved last time I was there) but the scallops were under seasoned. But overall it is a nice place and we would give it another try.
Awesome as always!! Great bar service.
Everything was fantastic. The food was not overly salty and you could really enjoy the ingredients. Seafood was amazing.
It’s an old, ‘quaint’ farmhouse. Their food, is second to none.
The best Lamb Chops .. E V E R.
Otto's Restaurant and Bar - Madison offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 274-4044.
Otto's Restaurant and Bar - Madison is rated 4.7 stars by 1330 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.