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Casual lakeside dining offering seasonal favorites - The Hawkeye Bar & Grill, Cooperstown, NY

The Hawkeye Bar & Grill

4.8
4.8
172 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Open year-round, Hawkeye Bar & Grill serves a diverse menu of seasonal favorites in a beautiful location overlooking Lake Otsego. Enjoy an enticing medley of comfort foods and regional specialties, including the best burgers in town, at this exceptional restaurant in Cooperstown, NY. Sample beers, cocktails and cordials while relaxing outside on the seasonal patio, or grab a seat inside.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (607) 547-9931

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jim Perillo

  • Neighborhood

    Cooperstown

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

What 172 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Best Value

  • Upstate New York

    Great for fine wines

  • Upstate New York

    Great for scenic views

  • Upstate New York

    American

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  1. SP

    SarahP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Our server, I believe his name was Ugur, was fabulous! Reasonably priced for the excellent meal and service. Highly recommend.
  2. r

    randyo

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. We drove 75 minutes to get there and it was worth it. We were not rushed and our server was always making sure we didn't need anything. Food was awesome, it was the second time we went there for dinner and looking foward to the third time.
  3. BR

    BRENDAandJOHN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our server was great! Will definetly be back!
  4. k

    karen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love it here. Very comfortable and comforting ambience. I adore their rolls and bread! Hubby loved his duck, I loved my swordfish. Not cheap and service was not as attentive as usual but no glaring issues.
  5. r

    reginab

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food with casual and friendly atmosphere
  6. d

    daisy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    our server allie was excellent! kind, prompt, and professional. thank you
  7. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal and wonder service. The staff even went the extra mile to create a mocktail from scratch to accommodate for dry January. A great night out.
  8. ET

    EarlT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance at the Otesaga is old world wonderful. The view of the lake is spectacular. The service was top notch. The food was very good and the prices rival ANY of the restaurants in the village.
  9. TH

    TeriH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First of all, the staff was very friendly! The food was excellent and the atmosphere was so nice. Will definitely go back!
  10. EV

    EmmaV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places. Beautiful local, friendly efficient service, great food and reasonable prices! Been there many times and highly recommend.
  11. CS

    ChristinaS

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always fresh and delicious and there are many options to choose from on the menu. The drink specials are great. I love the Angry Upstater. The staff is always friendly and attentive.
  12. c

    coopnightout

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the new menu offerings- tikka masala was very nice. Please add more GF apps
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Our waitress was friendly and efficient.
  14. MC

    MarkC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at the Hawkeye Grill!
  15. TB

    TaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can't beat the ambiance of the Hawkeye Bar and Grill. The setting is gorgeous, the hotel that houses the grill is gorgeous, the service was impeccable and the food was delicious.
  16. JB

    JosephB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional bar and table service. Food was delicious and well presented.
  17. B

    B15lola

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely space to enjoy a delicious meal with a friend
  18. C

    Chuck

    Philadelphia

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was good, nice waiter, but could have been a bit more attentive. Sat with an empty beverage for some time, other person took beverage order. And sat with finished dinner plates for a while, waiting. We were in no rush but this was too inattentive, chatting it up all around us but not serving us. Needs some more training. Onion soup was very good, crispy duck was not crispy and asked for more medium than rare, was more rare. Wife enjoyed the endamame app, noodles were good. Dinner overall was good, okay for the price. We have been to the Otesaga many times before, for breakfast, thanksgiving, dinners and stay at the hotel. This was a little disappointing. Things are tough these days, good luck to them.
  19. JD

    JenniferD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A perfect place to gather with our family for a post-Thanksgiving meal. We were seated in a smaller room with 4 - 6 tables which was nice. Comfortable and great service.
  20. D

    Dupon99

    New England

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The only issue we have is they change our favorite lunch meals like Chicken Pot Pie and some sandwiches like the Ruben too often. These are our favorites and they are not always on the menu. We love the hotel, the food, and Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame and of course Lake Otsego. A lovely place to visit any time of the year.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic dinner. Blew me away. The duck was to die for but everything was TOP NOTCH.
  22. BM

    BasilM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was five star and we had high expectations going in. The food was great the service was great and the overall hospitality was 5 Star. We also ate at the Hawkeye the night before. They had a jazz band that was great. I mean great, they could get a gig in the big Apple, that good. I wish the Hawkeye was an hour away I be going weekly for cocktails and great food. Unfortunately I live 170 miles away. Great time can’t go wrong.
  23. B

    Bird

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best food I’ve had dining out. Had the prime rib panini and husband had prime rib dinner. Just excellent. The drink specials were delicious and our waitress, Erin, was warm and attentive.
  24. GB

    GregoryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good , staff was friendly and courteous and nice bar scene
  25. BS

    BoudewijnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always the best place in Coopers town to go to for a fine dinner and a good talk
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Emily was great. Very sweet and did a great job. Food was AMAZING ! And we thought the bill would be at least 150 give or take. But after tip and all only 100$. That’s with appetizer, two meals, dessert, cappuccino, beer and soda. Worth the price !
  27. P

    Peggy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The music was loud beyond permitting conversation. We went for what we thought would be good for, not noise. My hamburger was not up to standard. I love a good burger. The roll was not unto scale, being dry and lacking in flavor. I would recommend the Hawkeye with reservations.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had visited the Fenimore Art Museum and made a lunch reservation for 11/4/22. It was a glorious fall day and the lunch was wonderful. Our go to place to eat when we visit Cooperstown.
  29. JC

    JamesC

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue ! Great Service
  30. B

    Brilllo

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first meal while staying at the Otesaga Resort and it was a great experience. The food was fantastic and the service top notch!!! Highly recommend this restaurant.
  31. B

    Buster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The half of ribs was excellent. It fell off the one. The shaved prime rib sandwich was also very good. It was our 54 the wedding anniversary and your staff was very nice to us. Your desert on the house was delicious. Thank you for your service and people skils.
  32. K

    Kath

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome place celebrating a 79 birthday with family as young as 4 And oldest 94 the menu designed with something for Everyone....definitely a great place to celebrate
  33. ES

    EdSffff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food portions were large. Fish n chips tasted delicious. The meatloaf for husband had great flavor.
  34. AL

    AnneL

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the Hawkeye! This Wednesday night dinner was quite full but the service kept things moving along nicely.
  35. k

    kitty

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    It is a pleasure to experience the Hawkeye. Food was average, although sometimes it is very good. Location is always delightful.
  36. KC

    KeithC

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always!
  37. JL

    JohnL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Limited menu but the hamburger was cooked to order and served promptly. Pleasant experience.
  38. J

    Jeep

    New England

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Never acknowledged our 50th anniversary. AFTER we made a note of it during the reservation process. Changed my wife’s appetizer without telling her in advance. Our server seemed overwhelmed and didn’t get help from other servers
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and spectacular lake views. Really cant ask for more.
  40. OG

    OtsegoGirl

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We have been customers of the Hawkeye for over 20 years. The menu has gotten worse every year. It lacks inspiration and innovation. It's hard for me to find something that I'm excited about ordering. The ambience is lovely and can't be beat but the food is average at best.

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The Hawkeye Bar & Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for The Hawkeye Bar & Grill

60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1042

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cooperstown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jim Perillo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

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