Upstate Tavern

From local ingredients to local brews, the Upstate menu offers dishes to suit the heartiest appetites and includes crave-worthy Binghamton Spiedie Rods with tzatziki; a finger-licking good Wing Bar with a choice of sauces; Sliders featuring sharp cheddar cheese from Cuba, NY; and the true Upstate classic Poutine, composed of hand-cut russet fries topped with pot roast gravy and Yancey’s cheddar cheese curds. Delicious burger choices are plenty and favorite comfort foods like Utica Shrimp Riggies, Clint’s Summer Camp Fish Fry and BBQ Glazed Beef Meatloaf will make you feel at home. The culinary inspirations are time-honored, New York-inspired, and familiar American classics prepared with the freshest ingredients made from scratch and locally sourced when available.

Not to be missed is Upstate’s wide selection of rotating craft beers from the Empire State’s finest breweries including Saranac, Ithaca Beer Co., and Ommegang, plus our refreshingly cold house brew, Upstate Lager, always available on tap and always a crowd pleaser.

No reservations - first come, first served.

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Dinner Menu

Starters

♦ Roasted Tomato Bisque
Fried Basil, Basil Oil • $6

Chilled Spiced Peel & Eat Shrimp
Cocktail Sauce • $12

Fried Oysters
Cornmeal Dusted, Lemon, Remoulade • $11

♦ Mac & Cheese Bites
Truffle Cheese Dipping Sauce • $9

Keller's Killer Frybread & Spinach Dip
Crispy Fry Bread, Spinach, Artichoke • $10

♦ Warm Pretzels
Nancy's Hot Mustard, Horseradish Cheddar Spread • $7.50

Binghamton Spiedie Rods
Grilled Marinated Chicken Skewers, Pita Bread, Tzatziki • $10

Braised Chicken
Citrus-braised Chicken, Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus, Naan Bread • $9

Street Tacos
Grilled Haddock, Smoked Spicy Salsa, Avocado, Sour Cream, Charred Jalapeño, Flour Tortilla • $11.50

♦ Tofu Tacos
Grilled Tofu, Roasted Tomato Salsa, Avocado Relish, Pickled Red Onion & Cabbage Slaw • $10

Grilled Flatbread
Buffalo Style Chicken, Blue Cheese, Smoked Mozzarella, Celery Leaves • $10

Sliders
Black Angus, Sharp Cheddar, Roasted Tomato, Butter Pickles, Horseradish Cream • $11

♦ XXL Onions Rings
Spicy Southwestern Dip • $8

Poutine
Hand Cut Russet Fries, Yancey's Cheddar Cheese Curds, Pot Roast Gravy • $9

Brian's Wing Bar
Choice Of: Buffalo, Sweet Texas BBQ, Carolina Mustard, Asian Sweet Chili, Kick-Ass Habañero • $12

Upstate Cheese Board
Pork Rillette, Jewett's Aged Cheddar, Hudson Valley Camembert, Shallot Jam, Crostini • $16

 

Salads

♦ Upstate Farm Harvest
Mixed Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Radish, Cranberry, Carrots, Sunflower Seeds, Cornbread Croutons, Grain Mustard Dressing • $9

Caesar
Crisp Romaine, Crostini, Parmesan, Garlic & Black Pepper Dressing • $9

♦ Tavern Panzanella
Mixed Greens, Romaine, Arugula, Mozzarella, Oven-Roasted Tomatoes, Torn Bread, Kalamata Olives, Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing • $10

Apple Walnut Salad
Sliced Apples, Grilled Chicken, Grapes, Golden Raisins, Black Pepper Dragee Walnuts, Yogurt Vinaigrette • $10

♦ Strawberry Pecan Salad
Mixed Greens, Toasted Pecans, Granny Smith Apples, Golden Raisins, Red Onions, Strawberries and Apple Cider/Maple Vinaigrette • $10

State Cobb
Mixed Greens, Romaine, House Roast Turkey, Bacon, Egg, Avocado, Tomato, Red Onion, Celery, Tarragon-Red Wine Vinaigrette • $11

Add To Any Salad
Chicken Breast • $4
Panseared Shrimp • $7

 

Between The Buns

Pete John's Panini
Grilled Marinated Squash, Pesto Aioli, Oven Roasted Tomato, Provolone, Portabella Mushroom, Field Green Salad with Balsamic Dressing • $11

Shaved Beef On Weck
Medium Rare Roast Black Angus Top Butt, Au Jus, Horseradish, Kimmelweck Roll, Russet House Fries • $13.50

♦ Upstate Cheese Melt & Tomato Soup
Sharp Cheddar, Smoked Gouda, Muenster, Red Onion Jam, `Sourdough Bread • $12

♦ Homemade Vegetarian Burger
Housemade Vegetarian Patty, Romaine Lettuce, Brioche Bun, Tomato, Sharp Cheddar, Arugala Salad • $11

Tavern Signature Burger
Half Pound Black Angus Burger, Sharp Cheddar, Bacon Jam, Cilantro Aioli, Angry Onions • $16

Grilled Italian Sausage
Spicy Sausage, Caramelized Peppers And Onions, Toasted Hoagie Roll, Salt Potatoes • $10

Cornell Marinade Chicken
BBQ Sauce, Melted Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayonnaise, Sesame Bun, Salt Potatoes • $13

Philly Cheesesteak
Shaved Sirloin, Peppers & Onions, Provolone & American Cheese Sauce, Russet House Fries • $13.50

Chuck's Tavern Burger
Half Pound Black Angus, Sharp Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Butter Pickles, Brioche Roll, Russet House Fries • $12.50

Add:
Caramelized Onions, Thick Cut Bacon, Fried Egg or Charred Jalapenos • $1 each

 

Big Plates

Clint's Summer Camp Fish Fry
Haddock, Saranac Pale Ale-Battered, Coleslaw, Tartar Sauce, Russet House Fries • $16

Sausage Riggies
Italian Sausage, Rigatoni, Cherry Peppers, Basil • $17

♦ Brown & Bubbly Mac & Cheese
Aged Cheddar, Asiago, Pepperjack, Mozzarella • $12

Chicken Pot Pie
Yukon Gold Potatoes, Pearl Onions, Pie Crust, Chicken • $14

Utica Club Beer-Can Chicken
Three Sisters Succotash, Salt Potatoes, Pan Jus • $17

Dale's Pot Roast
Red Wine Braised Chuck Roast, Angry Onions, Mashed Potatoes • $19

Meatloaf
Traditional Meatloaf, Mushroom Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables • $17

NY Maple Glazed Salmon
Spice Rubbed Atlantic Salmon, Sweet Corn, Potato and Arugula Hash, Lemon Brûlée • $20

Steak Frites
New York Striploin, House Steak Sauce, Arugula Salad, Russet House Fries • $29

 

Sides • $4.50

Fried Smashed Salties
Russet House Fries
Salt Potatoes
Coleslaw
Seasonal Vegetable
Three Sisters Succotash
Tavern Style Greens
Mashed Potatoes

 

Desserts • $8

Warm Chocolate Toffee Brownie Sundae
Salted Fudge Sauce, Whipped Cream, Candied Nuts, Chocolate Cookie Crust

Tavern Cheesecake
Honey Graham Crust, Blueberry Compote

Triple Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Cream Scone, Fresh Strawberry Lemon Jam, Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream

"Brown Bag" Apple Pie
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Apple Caramel

Brioche Bread Pudding
Banana Run Sauce, Whipped Cream

Ice Cream & Sorbet
Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Blood Orange Sorbet

 

Vegetarian Menu Options
Tomato Bisque • Mac & Cheese Bites • Fry Bread & Spinach Dip • Warm Pretzels • Onion Rings • Cheese Plate • Upstate Farm Salad • Tavern Panzanella • Upstate Cheese Melt & Tomato Soup • Mac & Cheese • Tofu Tacos • Strawberry Pecan Salad • Vegetarian Burger

Vegan Options
Strawberry Pecan Salad • Tofu Tacos

Gluten Allergy Options
Peel & Eat Shrimp • Burger No Bun • Chicken Sandwich No Bun • Cheesesteak No Bun • Wings • Steak Frites • Salmon • Any Salad No Croutons • Tomato Bisque

Lactose Free Options
Chilled Spiced Peel & Eat Shrimp • Fried Oysters • Wings No Buffalo Sauce (Other Sauces Are Fine) • Cobb Salad • Farm Salad No Cornbread Croutons • Summer Camp Fish Fry • Steak Frites • Pretzels No Cheese

Contains Nuts
Farm Salad with Sunflower Seeds • Apple Walnut Salad • Strawberry Pecan Salad • Vegetarian Burger • All Desserts Made In A Bakery That Uses Nuts • Sesame Allergy • Cornell Marinated Chicken

♦ Vegetarian Option Items
Menu Items May Contain Nuts
Gluten Free & Whole Wheat Pasta Options Available Upon Request

Beverage Menu

Beer - On Tap

Upstate Lager
Our very own. Look for a rich, amber color and medium body • $6

Middle Ages Syracuse Pale Ale
The malt, hops and yeast come from England, but it's brewed in your own backyard • $6

Good Natured Blonde
Handcrafted, all natural ale brewed with local ingredients • $6

Ommegang Witte
Traditional Belgian-style wheat ale with whispers of sweet orange and a touch of tart lemon • $6

Guinness
Arthur Guinness started brewing in 1759 and every pint is still brewed at St. John's Gate Brewery in Dublin Ireland • $6

Southern Tier
Based out of Lakewood, NY, this IPA is copper in color and triple-hopped for a truly aromatic experience blending a bit of sweetness alongside the medium bitterness • $6

Saranac Seasonal
FX Matt Brewing Company based in Utica, NY is the second oldest family-owned brewery in the US. Saranac offers an award winning selection of core and seasonal beers. Ask your server for our Saranac draft. • $6

Empire Amber Ale
Brewed in Brooklyn, Empire Amber Ale is an American/English hybrid ale. This medium bodied beer has a malt forward flavor with a slight hop character • $6

Premium Farmhouse Cider
The unfiltered Premium Farmhouse cider is a French style cider fermented with a champagne yeast. This cider delivers an effervescent apple bouquet upfront, tart notes in the middle, and a smooth, dry, finish. Some sediment may be present. For full flavor enjoyment, store cold and drink cold. Cheers! • $6

Ithaca Flower Power
Enjoy the clover honey hue and tropical nose. Simultaneously punchy and soothing with a big body and a finish that boasts pineapple and grapefruit • $6

Beer of the Month
Each month we choose a different New York brewer to pour from our feature tap. Ask your server about this month's selection! • $3

Tour of New York Flights
Choose 4 drafts • $7

Woodland Brewery
Location, location! A great spot was found to make and share Woodland beers. Brewed in a five barrel electric brew house, these beers are double batched into 10 barrel jacketed fermenters once a week. Something new is brewed every week. • $6

 

Beer - Under The Cap

Michelob Ultra • $5
Bud Light • $5
Labatt • $5
Corona • $5
Miller Lite • $5
Blue Light • $5
Genesee Cream Ale • $5
Coors Light • $5
Utica Club • $5
Dogfish Head 90 Minute • $6
Southern Tier • Please ask server for price
Ommegang Hennipen • $6
Heineken • $6
1911 Original Hard Cider • $6
1911 Raspberry Hard Cider • $6
Bitburger (N/A) • $6

 

Cocktails • $9

Zesty Ale
Your glass of Middle Ages Syracuse Pale Ale is extra refreshing with a few added splashes of Pamagranate Liqueur and lemonade.

Freeze Pop Martini
Remember the taste of summer in a glass? Made with Absolut Citron, Blue Caracao and Sour Apple Pucker. Perfect for those hot lazy days.

The Black & Blue
Black Button Gin and blueberry compote have teamed up with the tastes of lemonade and club soda that will make your taste buds swell with pleasure.

Upstate Mojito
We’ve taken Chambord to a new level with infused flavors of mint, lime, Sierra Mist and Life of Reilley Raspberry Vodka.

Pam-O Martini
Get ready to have a new go-to drink! We’ve combined Pama Pomegranate Liqueur with Grey Goose L’Orange vodka then added a touch of grenadine, O.J. and lemon. Ooooh, how good it is.

Strawberry Fields
Take yourself out to the ballgame with this refreshing hard strawberry lemonade featuring Doubleday Vodka from Cooperstown Distillery, and fresh muddled strawberries.

 

Red Wines

Lamoreaux Landing
Seneca Lake, NY • glass $8 | bottle $39

Freemark Abbey
Merlot, California • glass $9 | bottle $48

Clos du Bois
Pinot Noir, California • glass $8 | bottle $38

Faust
Cabernet Sauvignon, California • glass $15 | bottle $76

White Birch
Cabernet Franc, Skaneateles Lake, NY • glass $7 | bottle $35

Sutter Home
White Zinfandel, California • glass $6 | bottle $21

Hazlitt Red Cat
Seneca Lake, NY • glass $6 | bottle $18

 

White Wines

King Ferry Winery
Chardonnay, Cayuga Lake, NY • glass $6 | bottle $28

Dr. Konstantin Frank
Reisling Keuka Lake, NY • glass $7 | bottle $33

White Birch
Chardonnay, Skaneateles Lake • glass $7 | bottle $33

Bully Hill Bass
Riesling, Keuka Lake, NY • glass $6 | bottle $22

Sonoma-Cutrer
Chardonnay, California • glass $10 | bottle $54

Markham
Sauvignon Blanc, California • glass $7 | bottle $34

Ferrari Carano
Fume Blanc, California • glass $8 | bottle $39

Cliffhanger
Pinot Grigio, Italy • glass $9 | bottle $45

 

Carafe

Bully Hill Growers Blush, White or Red
Keuka Lake, NY • $16

 

Sparkling Wine

Chateau Frank
Blanc de Noirs Keuka Lake, NY • bottle $55

Moët & Chandon
Brut Imperial, France • bottle $80

Cavit Lunetta
Prosecco, Italy • $7 Split

Boozy Milkshakes

Candy Bar Crush
Life of Reilley Vodka, Nutella, Fluff, Peanut Butter, mixed with Chocolate Ice Cream and topped with Whipped Cream, Peanuts, Caramel and Chocolate Candy • $9

Choco'holic
Chocolate Cake Vodka, Godiva Liqueur mixed with Chocolate Ice Cream and topped with Whipped Cream, White, Milk and Dark Chocolate Candy • $9

Boozy Banana
Fresh Bananas, Kraken Rum, Godiva Liqueur, mixed with Vanilla Ice Cream and topped with Whipped Cream and a Chocolate Covered Banana • $9

Grasshopper
Life of Reilley Vodka, Crème De Menthe, mixed with Oreo Crumbles and Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Whipped Cream and Dark Chocolate • $9

Orange Cream
Orange Patron, Vanilla Ice Cream, Orange Flavored Soda Reduction and Whipped Cream • $9

Very Vanilla
Life of Reilley Vodka mixed with Vanilla Ice Cream and topped with pieces of Vanilla Wafers and Whipped Cream • $9

Non-alcoholic options available.

Happy Hour

Sunday – Thursday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (bar only)

Draft Beer

Saranac Seasonal
FX Matt Brewing Company based in Utica, NY is the second oldest family-owned brewery in the US. Saranac offers an award winning selection of core and seasonal beers. Ask your server for our Saranac draft. • $3

Upstate Lager
Our very own. Look for a rich, amber color and medium body. • $3

Middle Ages Syracuse Pale Ale
The malt, hops and yeast come from England, but it’s brewed in your own backyard. • $3

Beer of the Month
Each month we choose a different New York brewer to pour from our feature tap. Ask your server about this month’s selection. • $3

 

Wine

Bully Hill Growers
Blush, White and Red - Keuka Lake, NY • $3

 

Cocktails

Pumpkin King
This seasonal cocktail utilizes NYS Life of Reilley Vanilla Vodka, Rumchata, fresh pumpkin and holiday spices. Pay homage to the Pumpkin King. • $4.50

Frozen Frontier
NYS Black Button Apple Pie Moonshine, Frangelico and vanilla ice cream make this an adult milk shake that you’ll never forget! • $4.50

Beast of Bourbon
Built with a robust base of Bulleit Rye Bourbon and sweetened with fragrant Elderflower Liqueur, Agave Nectar and pineapple juice, this beast supports a floating layer of Saranac Ginger Beer. • $4.50

I-87
Drive the I-87 Northway with Adirondack Vodka and flavors of black raspberries, maple syrup and cranberry. • $4.50

 

Food

Brian's Wings
Choice of: Buffalo, sweet Texas bbq, Carolina mustard, Asian sweet chili, kick-ass habañero • $5.50

XXL Onion Rings
Spicy southwestern dip • $6

Warm Pretzels
Nance's Hot Mustard, horseradish cheddar spread • $6

Keller’s Killer Frybread & Spinach Dip
Native American crispy bread, spinach, artichoke • $7

Late Night

Starters

XXL Onion Rings
Spicy Southwestern Dip • $8

Warm Pretzels
Nancy's Hot Mustard, Horseradish Cheddar Spread • $7.50

Keller's Killer Frybread & Spinach Dip
Native American Crispy Bread, Spinach, Artichoke • $10

Mac & Cheese Bites
Truffle Cheese Dipping Sauce • $9

Fried Oysters
Cornmeal Dusted, Lemon, Remoulade • $11

Chilled Spiced Peel & Eat Shrimp
Horseradish Jam • $12

 

Wing Bar

Choice Of: Buffalo, Sweet Texas BBQ, Carolina Mustard, Asian Sweet Chili, Kick-Ass Habanero • $12

 

Sides • $4.50

Russet House Fries
Fried Smashed Salties
Coleslaw

 

Entrees

Grilled Sweet Italian Hoffman's Sausage
Sautéed Peppers And Onions, Toasted Buttered Hoagie Roll, Salt Potatoes • $10

Chuck's Tavern Burger
Half Pound Black Angus, Aged Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Butter Pickles, Sesame Seed Bun • $12.50
Add: Caramelized Onions, Thick Cut Bacon, Fried Egg or Charred Jalapenos • $1 each

Shaved Beef On Weck
Roast Black Angus Top Butt, Au Jus, Horseradish, Kimmelweck Roll, Russet House Fries • $13.50

♦ Upstate Cheese Melt & Tomato Soup
Sharp Cheddar, Smoked Gouda, Muenster, Red Onion Jam, Geddes Sourdough • $12

 

Beer - On Tap

Upstate Lager
Our very own. Look for a rich, amber color and medium body • $6

Middle Ages Syracuse Pale Ale
The malt, hops and yeast come from England, but it's brewed in your own backyard • $6

Good Natured Blonde
Handcrafted, all natural ale brewed with local ingredients • $6

Ommegang Witte
Traditional Belgian-style wheat ale with whispers of sweet orange and a touch of tart lemon • $6

Guinness
Arthur Guinness started brewing in 1759 and every pint is still brewed at St. John's Gate Brewery in Dublin Ireland • $6

Southern Tier
Based out of Lakewood, NY, this IPA is copper in color and triple-hopped for a truly aromatic experience blending a bit of sweetness alongside the medium bitterness • $6

Saranac Seasonal
FX Matt Brewing Company based in Utica, NY is the second oldest family-owned brewery in the US. Saranac offers an award winning selection of core and seasonal beers. Ask your server for our Saranac draft. • $6

Empire Amber Ale
Brewed in Brooklyn, Empire Amber Ale is an American/English hybrid ale. This medium bodied beer has a malt forward flavor with a slight hop character • $6

Premium Farmhouse Cider
The unfiltered Premium Farmhouse cider is a French style cider fermented with a champagne yeast. This cider delivers an effervescent apple bouquet upfront, tart notes in the middle, and a smooth, dry, finish. Some sediment may be present. For full flavor enjoyment, store cold and drink cold. Cheers! • $6

Ithaca Flower Power
Enjoy the clover honey hue and tropical nose. Simultaneously punchy and soothing with a big body and a finish that boasts pineapple and grapefruit • $6

Beer of the Month
Each month we choose a different New York brewer to pour from our feature tap. Ask your server about this month's selection! • $3

Tour of New York Flights
Choose 4 drafts • $7

Woodland Brewery
Location, location! A great spot was found to make and share Woodland beers. Brewed in a five barrel electric brew house, these beers are double batched into 10 barrel jacketed fermenters once a week. Something new is brewed every week. • $6

 

♦ Vegetarian Option Items
Menu Items May Contain Nuts
Gluten Free & Whole Wheat Pasta Options Available Upon Request

Wine Down Wednesdays

Take a break from your busy life and join us for Wine Down Wednesdays.

Find special offers on wine by the bottle Resort wide.

Selections change weekly. Explore unique selections at TS Steakhouse, Wildflowers, Pino and the Upstate Tavern.