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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Green Tomatoes
Sweet Potato Fries
Otto's Cobb
bacon, egg, black beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, corn, cheddar, bleu cheese, grilled chicken & buttermilk ranch over romaine
Scoop Salad
your choice of chicken salad, tuna salad, or curry chicken salad with grapes tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta & balsamic vinaigrette over mixed greens
Brie Berry Salad
strawberries, blueberries, crumbled bleu cheese, brie and candied pecans over mixed greens dressed in honey vinaigrette
Kale and Grain
herb roasted chicken, grains, carrots, cabbage, raisins, sunflower seeds, apple, beets, lemon yogurt vinaigrette served over kale
Tomato Dill
Soup Du Jour
Kentucky Hot Brown
ham, turkey, sourdough bread & béchamel sauce baked with cheddar cheese; topped with bacon & a fried green tomato
Tomato Pie
pie crust filled with tomatoes, basil, green onion & baked with a house cheese blend; served with a side of your choice
Seared Salmon
glazed in a Thai chili sauce; served over a bed of sweet potato fries with a side of asparagus
served with choice of mixed green salad, cup of soup, sweet potato fries
Turkey Cranberry
roasted turkey, smoked Gouda, apple, mixed greens, tarragon mayo; served on baguette
Otto's Club
turkey, ham, Swiss, Cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo; served on toasted sourdough
Chicken Salad
housemade chicken salad with candied pecans; served on toasted croissant
Curry Chicken Salad Wrap
curry chicken salad with tomatoes, sprouts, and greens; wrapped in a flour tortilla
ham, carnitas-style pork, Swiss, whole-grain mustard, pickle; served on grilled sourdough
Double Prime Burger
house-ground prime beef topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato & remoulade; served on Brioche roll
Tuna Melt
Albacore tuna, Cheddar cheese & cherry tomato; served on rye toast points
bacon, lettuce, fried green tomato, egg, cheese & mayo; served on a toasted croissant
Truffle Fries
garnished with chives, Parmesan, aioli
Half Shell Oysters
served with mignonette, cocktail sauce & horseradish; ordered by the 1/2 or full dozen
Green Tomatoes
panko breaded; served with dipping sauce
tempura battered; served with remoulade
Brussel Sprouts
prepared with bacon & brown sugar
Grilled Toast
assorted toppings
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While visiting friends in Kentucky, we joined them for dinner at Otto’s in Covington. The cozy dining room was quite comfortable and the menu, while not large, had something for everyone. Our party of six started out sharing two orders of roasted Brussels sprouts. Very...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank exnorther
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food, service, neighborhood, environment - all top class! The MainStrasse area is a vibrant restaurant community, and Otto's is the leader of the pack.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Elferous
Sightsee823589, General Manager at Otto's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a huge compliment!! Thank you so much - we have an amazing team and we will share your kind words. We love our village!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Okay - Otto’s on Mainstrasse in Covington is a wonderful place to have a romantic dinner for two in a quaint restaurant. Indoor and outdoor seating and a seasonal menu. But let’s talk Brunch. This is the place to go on a Sunday morning -...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Musix40
Sightsee823589, General Manager at Otto's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're thrilled to read this! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and we're thrilled that you enjoy your time with us. Please come and see us soon!

Reviewed 15 February 2019

This is one of our favorite restaurants, but our Valentine dinner had a couple of disappointments. The shrimp and grits appear to have had a recipe change, with green olives or some other briny substance being added, to its detriment. (they may have just gone...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Thebigoky
Sightsee823589, General Manager at Otto's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your feedback and are always looking for ways to improve our products and services. We hope that you'll stop in again soon!

Reviewed 1 February 2019

We noticed Otto's was rated the #2 restaurant in Covington, Kentucky so we thought we would try it out. We weren't disappointed. The food was great and the service was exceptional. The place was nicely decorated and warm, which was important since the temperature outside...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gene J
Sightsee823589, General Manager at Otto's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Thank you for spending your evening with us! We appreciate your kind words and your feedback on the chicken dish- we are always looking to improve our food and service. We hope to see you in again soon!

Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

We are on a Road trip and sleeping in Covington. Found Otto’s Restaurant In a lovely area named Mainstrsse Village. Very good and fresh. 10 Times better compare to Olive Gardens where ee ate lady night.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Maryse N
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

Scallops and asparagus risotto was delicious (and I usually don’t like risotto). Apricot bread pudding was also fabulous. Nice intimate atmosphere, great service. Would love to visit again when in Cincinnati.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SusieDee1
Sightsee823589, General Manager at Otto's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

Thank you for coming in! We hope that your travels will bring you back to the area soon. Take care!

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Went here for dinner while in Covington. Ordered the following: Brussel sprouts Wedge salad Scallops Braised short rib Everything was AMAZING and the service was great! I would definitely eat here again!!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Sightsee823589, General Manager at Otto's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

We're so happy that you enjoyed your experience at Otto's! Please come in again soon!

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

First time visit, won’t be the last. Small, quaint restaurant with tight seating, but not an issue. Staff friendly and attentive. Had cocktails ahead of dinner, excellent. Appetizers were the smoked salmon deviled eggs, highly recommend. Dinner was the braised short ribs and the black...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 660donaldh
Sightsee823589, General Manager at Otto's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We have a wonderful team and we're thrilled that you had such a great experience. We hope to see you in again soon!

Reviewed 9 November 2018

We joke that the best meal we had in Cincinnati was in Covington. But it's true. Otto's has a warm, welcoming atmosphere and great food. The Brussels sprout appetizer was made with brown sugar, bacon, and onions. Great flavors and a good start. The pork...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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If brunch menu not available on their website I would call the restaurant directly.
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