The Horned Dorset Inn
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Alone Together, The Mollin-Clay Duo
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We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine. Each course was described by a very knowledgeable and personable member of the staff. The wine was expertly paired with the food which makes both better. The owner visited our table a couple of times also, making sure we were satisfied. The prices here are high, but when value received is taken into account, we were pleased with our restaurant choice.
We eat at Horned Dorset about once a month and truly enjoy every bite! The staff is fantastic! Paul, our wine guru is the best! Maddalena and Aaron have created a gem that is worth any distance to drive, for a memorable evening of creative and delicious cuisine!
What an incredible experience! I was told of the Horned Dorset by the owner of a place in Dunedin FL and everything was beyond my expectations.
I can’t wait to go back.
Had an incredible time for my husband’s 40th birthday. Excellent warmed cheese with crackers to start and I had the Seabass. My husband indulged in the caramel cheesecake for dessert. Flavors were excellent along with the atmosphere and service. The building is one of a kind and worth the trip alone, Couple that with the food and I’ll definitely be back... even though it’s an Hour drive!
Fantastic dinner. Food was perfectly prepared. Great place for a cozy dinner and good conversation. Staff is exceptional! Don’t miss visiting thing gem for a great evening.
Outstanding high end French styled cuisine. Very attentive staff and a wonderful setting.
Amazing food, gracious hosts, charming atmosphere, great service, quality wine selection Overall a delightful experience
Wonderful service and food, a must for special occasions.
The Horned Dorset is one of our favorite restaurants to dine at. The Horned Dorset consistently delivers food, service and ambiance with the upmost attention to detail. We enjoy their offerings from the garden, wine list, and seasonal menu.
We have been frequenting The Horned Dorset since the early 1980's. This most recent visit brought us from our home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We have told people all over the United States it is the best restaurant in the country. Many of our friends have traveling from near and far to enjoy The Horned Dorset. I can think of no constructive criticism for the restaurant; it is the very finest dining in America.
Delicious food, exceptional service and very relaxed ambience! One of my favorite places!
We have been going to The Horned Dorset for almost 30 years. Every meal has been extraordinay. The ambiance is incredible. The sensitive decoration could be enjoyed even without eating. It is really an amazing place and experience.
Have dined at the Horned Dorset. Always outstanding. Wonderful food. Great service.
First time, very thrilled about this jem in the country side! Very intentional high quality service! We had 4 waiters! We had the place to ourselves til 6 then it filled up, make reservations!
We've been going to the Horned Dorset for special occasions since we moved to Hamilton in 1988. The food and staff are always wonderful. Great music too, if you go on a Friday.
Dependably superb and original. Highly recommended for any special occasion or whenever one craves an exceptional meal.
Impeccable service and the best French cuisine you'll find in a charming small town, countryside setting in Upstate New York. Magical experience!
The Horned Dorset never lets us down. It is by far the best dining experience in all of central NY. Well worth the drive from Syracuse. There is no place that can compare.
The best restaurant in Upstate New York. Our favorite.
Comfort when needed from the setting, service and cuisine.
Cheese soufflé and crackers for the first course were amazing, beyond words!
The Horned Dorset is renowned for their impeccable service, ambience and exquisite cuisine using local products. Waiters are unobtrusive and observant. Food presentation amazing! You must try their dessert souffle! I did dock one star for the reservation mix up. I called after making the online reservation to specify the table overlooking the gardens. It was our 25th anniversary and it was very disappointing to be placed in the middle of the room when we arrived as they seated others at the table we requested.
Everything was wonderful! It is truly a gem in our area and there r very few restaurants that offer what HD has!!!!
Awesome food, service and ambiance! We handn't been there in over 25 years. Went back last week and it was just as wonderful as it was years ago. We will make it a stop every summer from now on.
Perfect place for a small awards dinner. Noise level was low so one could talk comfortably across the table from one end to the other. Excellent food, unique décor, wonderful place for dinner and small parties.
It was my husbands 55th birthday and we took our daughters and their boyfriends. It was absolutely lovely. Amazing service, ambience and the food a home run
What a delight! Very Old World Elegance by the white table cloths and napkins. Multi course service for a truly dining experience. Several of our dining companions require gluten free and the chef and staff were very accommodating to make their dinner memorable. The food preparation and taste was outstanding! Quail with huckleberry sauce that melted in your mouth. Onion soup w/gf bread was a winner. Fresh tomato and Vegetable Soup w/lobster, my husband went to heaven and back. These were just the appetizers. The Main meal and desserts were just as, if not more enticing. We won't wait for a special occasion, we'll come back soon.
Our evening at the Horned Dorset was absolute perfection, from the greeting to the “good night”!
The decor is exquisite, wonderful artwork, amazing attention to architectural detail, the upstairs lounges!, the incredible wine list, those Negroni cocktails!, the perfect service, those 3 windows in the dining room, and the FOOD!! Every single bite was amazing!!
I can’t WAIT to return!
I have more photos, but they don’t seem to be downloading!!
Just know that everything about the visit was WONDERFUL!!!😘😘
One of the best restaurants in CNY and top notch regionally.
We "rediscovered" The Horned Dorset" last year while in Cooperstown for the Glimmerglass Opera. The first time we ate here was in 1995 while on a college tour. It was impressive then and still remains impressive for the food quality, ambiance and service. Definitely worth the trip to the middle of nowhere!
The filet de boeuf was great!!!
The ambience was pretty romantic but a little on darker side for me. They mostly use candles for lighting.
Outstanding from start to finish! We will be back!
The Horned Dorsett is always excellent. The service is better than at any other restaurant in Central New York and the food is always superb. Housed in an historic mansion, the atmosphere is elegant. We just wish it was closer to our home, but it is worth the 70 minute drive.
The four of us loved our experience at The Horned Dorset. Really fabulous
We live and often dine in New York City, but the Horned Dorset is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere! If you are in the Cooperstown/Utica area and appreciate excellent food, fine service and a delightful atmosphere, don't miss the opportunity to have a meal at the Horned Dorset.
I come every year when I go to the opera festival in Glimmerglass, 40 minutes drive away. Excellent in every respect. The cheese souffle which they give to every diner on arrival is outstanding.
We had a lovely meal at the Horned Dorset Inn. It is an elegant dining room with Old World decorations. The mushroom soup in a puff pastry was worth the extra cooking time-we just started with salads. The quail appetizer was crispy and flavorful with the grits and huckleberry sauce for dipping. The halibut special was beautifully presented and delicious. Triple mousse dessert with salted caramel ice cream was a fine ending. The Jazz accompaniment, trumpet and bass, added atmosphere.
The Horned Dorset Inn is exceptional in terms of food quality, presentation and taste with an elegant and unique dining ambience. The maître d' (wife of the chef) has a fascinating background and made you feel welcome and 'at home'. We are looking forward to returning to the area next Glimmerglass season and will definitely dine here again.
We enjoyed our meal at the Horned Dorset to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. It was a wonderful meal and perfect atmosphere!
Beautifully restored historic building serving excellent cuisine with excellent service. Host-chef owners add to the wonderful experience. A gem in the middle of nowhere.