Otto's Restaurant and Bar - Madison
Note: Online reservations are available for the dining rooms only. Bar and deck table reservations must be made via telephone.
Bar: Opens 3:30 Tuesday - Saturday
A nice way to celebrate our anniversary.
Otto's is reliable and overall pretty good. During weekdays, they have a 3 course menu, which I can recommend. Unfortunately, this time, the choice was between fish and fish for the main dish and I do not like fish!
Very good as usual....busy time with graduations etc. but service was still very top notch and food was excellent.
Excellent food and service. We love going to Ottos. Never disappoints.
This is our 2nd trip to Otto's and we will return. We have had terrific waitresses, good food, and the atmosphere is nice, and it is easy to talk without too much noise. We have not eaten outside, but the area is covered and looks like fun. We'd like to eat out there next time. We have tried the special 3 course meal and also ordering from the regular menu and enjoyed both. Really pleasant lovely experience. The scallops are especially delicious and so are the salads and what is served with each meal. They also have gelato for dessert.
What a wonderful place to enjoy our anniversary. We had not been here for many years and what a loss for us. The Chef menu choice of 3 items (starter, main coarse, and dessert-plus wine pairing) was a great deal, food was excellent, wines were very nice with each selection. The atmosphere and service were exceptional. Quite a gem.
We came here for anniversary 2 year and the waitress was really nice efficient helpful the food was awesome it was cooked to perfection I will definitely recommend this and will definitely be back for another anniversary thank you
I have eaten at Otto's numerous time over the past 15 years. I brought along my new neighbors Bob & Jane who had never been to Otto's previously. We had a great time, enjoyed a couple of drinks each, Bob loved the Manhattans, and then we had dinner. We each ordered different items from the menu and all three of us loved our respective meals. I had the Seafood Trio and it was yummy. Unfortunately we were too full to enjoy any desserts, but I have had some in the past and they were all very tasty. We had a great time! Wonderful service and a nice leisurely pace and we did not feel that anyone was trying to rush us out the door.
Great food. The best lamp I ever had in town. The martini was also terrific. The place is very quiet and great for close friends hang out. 5-star recommendation.
Comfortable dining space. Attentive and friendly wait staff. Excellent food, lamb chops are a standout. The helped us celebrate our anniversary with style and fun. Recommended!
Excellent service and great food. Went for my son’s graduation dinner. The seafood, steak, drinks, and desert were all very good.
We loved Otto's! We went here for our wedding anniversary and loved the food! Happy hour at the bar was great and our dinner and dessert was outstanding. The only complaint I have was that it was pretty loud where we were sitting. We sat upstairs where there were 3 larger groups there. This was our first time here, so I'm not sure if it is usually like that but it was also graduation weekend for the University. Service was EXCELLENT! We will no doubt be back!
My favorite restaurant in Madison. Food and service are always great.
Very good as always.
The food and service were excellent. Our food ranged from seafood to beef to vegetarian and all the dinners were delicious. The service was very professional. Our waitress was quietly and unobtrusively attentive .
Our first time here and we loved it. Food and service was outstanding. Thought the customer with the cowboy hat, which he wore for his entire meal, was a little degrading for such a nice restaurant but some people just don't "get it".
The food was amazing and reasonably priced with good size portions!
Otto's never disappoints me. I like the chef's menu you can get during the week. 3 courses for $30 is a deal you don't want to miss.
the place is quiet and peaceful. if you want more action you can hit the bar downstairs where they have a couple TVs for the sport fans.
Overall well worth the money I think.
Our meal was excellent and the service was very good. The only slight downside is the noise level of other customers, which the restaurant really can’t control.
Fabulous food and service! Made a second reservation for following week!
Reliably good. Excellent food and service.
The food and our waiter were the best! We love eating at Otto’s.
Love, love Otto's!! Our favorite restaurant. Wished we lived closer to it.
We had an excellent dining experience . Quinn, our favorite waitress is very friendly and professional. The tomato bisque is really good. Scallops are nicely charred and not overdone. Save room for dessert. It’s a hard choice. Warm cherry white chocolate bread pudding with vanilla ice cream, pistachio gelato or blood orange sorbet. I say order all 3.
Great food as always at Otto's. Really enjoy server Erica (sp?) who is always pleasant and attentive. Nice environment and help on preferred seating. Excellent all around.
Delicious well-prepared food. Attentive service. Somewhat noisy. Nice wine selections.
Situated in an old, rehabbed house back behind the trees, Otto's offers a relatively quiet getaway in a busy part of Madison. The relatively intimate setting makes for quiet dining, and we had no trouble conversing throughout dinner. The food was good, and our wait person was very attentive. I will definitely return.
I love Otto’s. The lamb chops are my favorite. I always think I will try other things on the menu but most often the lamb wins out. Yum
Our favorite place to celebrate special occasions. Generally we order the salmon stuffed grape leaves or off of the tasting menu. Friends of ours love the steaks, too.
Staff was very welcoming and friendly, foods were really delicious. They were out of chicken and duck (Saturday 8 pm reservation) but the Mediterranean Grill we ordered instead was awesome as well. Upscale and calm ambience, a bit low light but comfortable environment.
Exceptional as always- after theater dinner with family- we love the lamb, and everyone enjoyed a variety of desserts- service is superb- we like to reserve a table in the bar-
I had the sea bass and my wife had the duck. They were both fantastic. We were also introduced to an Italian margarita and we hope we can get those at other bars. We had a wonderful dinner.
Excellent service. The tomato bisque was creamy and flavorful. Scallops were perfect. Duck was crispy outside and tender inside. Prosciutto wrapped shrimp were the best of our appetizer choices. Honest Tea peach tea was a nice find.
Excellent service! Food was great too! Love Otto’s
The food and wine were fantastic. The service was excellent as well. Will definitely return soon.
Dinner date with friends- all had the lamb chops- superb! Service and food is consistently fabulous!
Another wonderful dinner for Valentine's Night. Complete with a complimentary red rose and excellent service by Quinn!
We had three great meals for Valentine's Day. All were excellent. The salmon wrapped in grape leaves was a standard favorite and lived up to the flavorful taste we have come to expect. For the tasting menu, one of us had the lobster tail and one had the short ribs entree. The lobster was done perfectly and the short ribs were delicious along with the potatoes and mushrooms. As part of the tasting menu, the duck confit salad and tiramisu dessert were both exceptional. Quinn was our server. It was a joy talking to her, and she always takes good care of us. The before dinner cocktails did the job getting us relaxed for the excellent dinner that we had.
Otto's never fails to impress!
Impeccable service and cuisine that speaks for itself.
Truly one of Madison's best fine dining establishments.