On the shores of Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, N.Y., the Otesaga Resort Hotel has opened a new restaurant. Paying homage to the year when the property opened its doors, 1909 is an American steakhouse inspired by the resort’s past.
The 86-seat restaurant has both indoor and outdoor patio seating, all with lakeside views. 1909 provides a fine-dining alternative to the resort’s existing dining options, including the popular Hawkeye Bar & Grill and the Glimmerglass.
1909 celebrates the resort’s historical architecture through its high ceilings and intricately designed woodwork and accents, including a visible fireplace below the bar area that adds character to the space.
The resort worked with Tag Studio, based in Lewisburg, W.Va., to help with the overall design to match the old-world style and feel of the hotel. Design touches include a blend of rich, salmon-color tones, cherry wood-made tables, classic leather chairs, and several 116-inch antique mirrors. Since Most of the interior décor was hand-crafted in the U.S.
James Miles is the GM of The Otesaga.