We have always driven to Cherry Valley to visit this restaurant for our special occasions.
This Spring (2007) Alex and Ika has moved to Cooperstown.
Though pricey, we have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. Ika who works out front is charming and Alex, the chef, also makes the rounds getting feedback from patrons. The food is creative and interesting and very delicious.
I highly recommend this place for a special meal.
Favorite Dish: Habenero shrimp appetizer.
To good to be earth food!
Great view and even better food. They have an exotic menu for those that like to experiment and usually something safe for those who don't. I've been there about 8-10 times and it has always been great.
Favorite Dish: My husband loves the crab cakes and gets them every time.
For lunch the sweet potato fries are a great. They even threw them in with dinner last week.
My prices below include a bottle of wine and crabcakes.
The price of accommodations (US$212 per night including all taxes) at the Otesaga Resort included all meals, and they really knew how to do them up in style!!
In addition to their intimate Hawkeye Bar & Grill on the ground floor (where we had a few nightcaps) their huge Main Dining Room one floor up was a great place to eat.
There were plenty of staff about (and this was the off-season), waiting on us hand and foot. The panes of glass in the large windows looking out over the lake had that wave-like distortion that said they were still the originals from when this place was built, almost 100-years ago.
Favorite Dish: Breakfast was great, with an amazing choice of buffet items, or you could have the chef prepare something right there in the dining room or send out to the kitchen for such things as an omelette!
For evening meals, the rules required that gentlemen wear a dinner jacket (which they can supply in a pinch!). We had some great feasts here during our three night stay! My favourite was Roast Vermont Turkey with traditional Dressing and Pan sauce. This was served with whipped potatoes, baked Butternut Squash and a Mixed Green Garden Salad with Balsamic Vinegrette. A few bottles of Australian Penfold's Shiraz to go with the group meal and I finished off with a slice of Key Lime Pie.
Of course, on one of the other evenings, the Baked Jonah Crab Cakes with Creole Mustard Sauce, sauteed Spinach & Zucchini Julienne with a mixed Green Salad again was not bad either!
After finishing my tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, it was past noon and I was getting hungry! I walked up and down Main Street checking out the restaurants and finally decided to keep it simple.
TJ's Place had that 'homey' look to it, with the prospect of good but inexpensive food with timely service. It was not busy when I went in and picked a corner table near the sidewalk windows. It was nice to sit there enjoying both the street view and watching the other customers as they came and went!
Favorite Dish: I decided to keep things simple, ordering their US$6 Bacon and Onion Quiche, accompanied by a slice of tomato, lettuce and (surprisingly) a bowl of peaches! Naturally, I had to have a $4.50 Sam Adams 'Boston Lager' in an ice-cold mug to wash it down.
If you are looking for a quick and tastey meal, this is the spot.
This place is very pretty and I liked the way it looked. The food is also very good and the prices are affordable.
Favorite Dish: The Autumn Cafe has been serving freshly cooked food and providing quality entertainment in downtown Oneonta, New York since 1980. The specials menu changes with every meal, supplementing a regular menu of sandwiches, omelets, salads, and specialties. Most breads, desserts and all soups are made from start to finish in the cafe's open kitchen. While the fresh seafood, poultry and meat dishes are known for their taste and creativity, the cafe is well-known for it's vegetarian entrees.
This is a great restaurant for a pit stop after seeing Doubleday Field or just browsing the shops for awhile. They have really good salads, soups, and burgers. Definitely try the burgers. They have a couple TVs included in the room that are always turned to the baseball games or another sport. They also sell t-shirts. They say "A Drinking Town with a Baseball Problem."
Favorite Dish: BURGERS AND SALAD!! That's all I need to say. Very very good!!
Just the way a diner ought to be. Bill Bryson, in his wry travelogue 'The Lost Continent', picked the Cooperstown Diner is the one to represent the ideal diner in the ideal American small town.
Favorite Dish: Real hamburgers, none of that mega-chain rubbish!