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Upstate Tavern

Upstate Tavern Classic New York Bar and Grill

Upstate Tavern is everything people love about a casual American bar and grill plus so much more. This large restaurant and bar does its namesake proud, boasting locally sourced ingredients wherever possible and New York’s best-known and up-and-coming breweries and vineyards. On the menu, you’ll find American classics with a signature New York twist like the Binghamton Spiedie sandwiches, Chicken Riggies, Homestyle Mac & Cheese with an aged Central New York white cheddar sauce and more.

Come for the food, stay for the fun

Centrally located between Syracuse and Utica just inside Turning Stone, New York’s most awarded resort, this lively bar and grill is also a great place to watch the game on more than a dozen TVs. With plenty of seating area spread out across the restaurant, it’s also ideal for groups or gatherings before live concerts, boxing and entertainment at Turning Stone’s 5000-seat Event Center or beautifully remodeled Showroom. For some great specials, join us for happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 (bar only) or for our Night Owl Menu from 10:45 – close.

No reservations - first come, first served.

Casino Player BEST Dining & Nightlife 2022 award-winner badge Best Happy Hour & Craft Beer Selection

Menu

Valentine's Day Menu

Spinach and Mushroom Salad
Cremini Mushrooms, Almonds, Pillows of Ricotta Cheese, Black Garlic Vinaigrette

Grilled Filet Mignon and Scallops
Sauce Diane with Silky Cream and Mustard Sauce, Salted and Smothered Potato, String Beans with Brown Butter

Erupting Volcano Warm Chocolate Cake
Flowing Sweet Luscious Chocolate Ganache, Complimented with Whipped Cream and Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Upstate Road Trip
upstate road trip

Join the Upstate Tavern Road Trip!
Don’t miss this culinary tour of Upstate New York, as we sample the special foods of a different region every other month. First stop is Utica!

Chicken Riggies Hoagie with Utica Greens
Half Moon Cookie Sundae
Winter Godfather Cocktail

Beers, Craft Cocktails and Wine List

At Upstate Tavern, we take pride in featuring some of the best regional beers on tap and under cap. We curate our own collection with pride, sourcing selections from award-winning brewers as well as up-and-coming New York breweries. 

While our dinner menu has a New York accent on flavors, we thicken it up even more on the spirits menu, celebrating some world-class distilleries right here in the Empire State. Try one neat, up or in your favorite cocktail. You’ll also find some sippy wines from New York, California, Italy and France. Taste test anyone?

Beer - On Tap

Awestruck Ciders
Seasonal

Awestruck is located in Sidney, NY and devoted to crafting complex, delicious hard ciders by blending fresh-pressed New York State apples with natural herbs, spices and ingenuity. Awestruck strives for innovation and creativity in crafting their ciders.

Blue Moon Brewing Co.
Blue Moon
Wheat beer brewed with orange peel.

Sloop Brewing Co
Juice Bomb
Sloop Brewing Co. is grounded in the craft and tradition of brewing but always searching for innovative ways to improve old recipes and create interesting taste experiences.

Good Nature Farm Brewery
Good Natured Blonde
Our Flagship Blonde Ale may be Good Natured but she doesn't lack in substance! Light and biscuity yet bold & malty, her crisp finish will leave you thirsty for more.

Sam Adams
Seasonal
Seasonal favorites that helped start a revolution.

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

Critz Farms
Pig City Porter
Flavors of chocolate, coffee and caramel make this roasty porter flavorful and complex, yet still easy drinking.

Saranac
Clouded Dream IPA
Clouded Dream IPA is a soft, hazy, juicy IPA brewed with the fruitiest and most tropical Citra, Mosaic, and Galaxy hops, imparting intense flavors of passionfruit, mango, guava, and pineapple.

Meier's Creek Brewing Company
Floatin' on by Pilsner
This light body, crisp mouthfeel, slightly sweet biscuit finish with light floral hop notes Pilsner is brewed locally in Cazenovia, NY.

White Claw Seltzers

1911 Hard Ciders

The Long Drink

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

Tour of New York Flights
Choose 4 drafts

Beer - Under The Cap

Budweiser
Michelob Ultra
Bud Light
Labatt
Miller Lite
Blue Light
Coors Light
Utica Club
Corona
Heineken
1911 Original Hard Cider
1911 Seasonal Cider
Bitburger (N/A)

New York State Liquors

Ryze Vodka
Everyday Vodka
Black Button Vodka
Citrus Forward Gin
Locktender Gin
Everyday Bourbon
Weppen Spiced Whiskey
Old Home Distillery Maple Whiskey
Black Button Bourbon Cream
Black Button Bourbon Bespoke Blend

Cocktails

Blood Orange Daiquiri
Bacardi Rum, Blood Orange Puree, Spiced Simple Syrup

Autumn Whiskey Smash
Old Home Maple Whiskey, Passion Fruit Puree, Lemon Juice, Spiced Simple Syrup, Hella Cocktail Bitters

Cider Margarita
Casamigos Reposado, Apple Cider, Lemon Juice, Spiced Simple Syrup, Cranberry Ice

Harvest Mule
Cranberry Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice, 1911 Hard Cider, Ginger Beer

Red Wines

Dr. Konstantin Frank
Old Vines Pinot Noir
Hammondsport, NY

Meiomi
Pinot Noir
Sonoma, CA

Freemark Abbey
Napa Valley Merlot
Napa Valley, CA

BR Cohn
Silver Label Cabernet
Sonoma, CA

Frank Family Vineyards
Cabernet
Napa Valley, CA

The Prisoner Wine Company
Red Blend
Napa Valley, CA

White Wines

Thristy Owl
Pinot Gris
Cayuga Lake, NY

Matua
Sauvignon Blanc Marlbourough
New Zealand

Fox Run
2019 Doyle Family Chardonnay
Seneca Lake, NY

Hartford Court
Russian River Chardonnay
Sonoma, CA

Folonari
Moscato
Veneto, Italy

Hermann J Weimer
Late Harvest Riesling
Dundee, NY

Hillick & Hobbs
Dry Riesling
Seneca Lake, NY

Wölffer Estate
Summer in a Bottle Rosé
Long Island, NY

Sparkling Wine

Mionetto
Prosecco Brut
Italy

Moët & Chandon
Brut Imperial, France

Cavit Lunetta
Prosecco, Italy

Gold Seal
Blanc de Blancs
Hammondsport, NY

Dinner Menu

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite at the bar, settling in to watch the game or meeting up with friends before a live concert, Upstate Tavern in Central New York is the place to be. Wings, Buffalo flatbread and spinach dip with fry bread chips all take on a New York accent on flavors.

While you’ll find tavern classics like our 8 oz burgers, loaded club sandwich and shaved ribeye cheesesteak, try our upstate takes on house specialties like our Shaved Beef on Weck with our house-made Kimmelweck roll. For heartier appetites, our riggies are always a crowd pleaser with chicken, rigatoni, vodka sauce, cherry and banana peppers and torn basil. Meatloaf with a BBQ glaze and beef gravy, hearty Mac and Cheese with CNY white cheddar and a grilled NY Strip are among other fan favorites.

Starters

Tavern Poutine
Russet House Fries, Yancey’s Fancy Cheddar Cheese Curds, Beef Gravy

♦ Truffle Fries
Russet House Fries, Fresh Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Parsley, Truffle Oil

Mac and Cheese Bites
Fried Mac and Cheese Bites, Provolone Cheese Sauce, Truffle Oil, Scallions

XXL Onion Rings
Spicy Southwest Sauce

Buffalo Flatbread
Crispy Flatbread, Buffalo Chicken, Blue Cheese Crumble, Scallion, Cracked Black Pepper

Keller’s Killer Fry Bread & Spinach Dip
Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip, with Fry Bread Chips

Warm Pretzels
Nance’s Hot Mustard, Horseradish Cheddar Sauce

Chicken Wings
Fried Chicken Wings choice of: Buffalo, Sweet Texas BBQ, Everything, Sweet Asian Chili, Garlic Parmesan

Sliders
Two 3oz Certified Angus Beef Patties, Aged Cheddar, Roasted Tomatoes, House Sauce

Soups & Salads

Signature Corn Chowder
Sweet Corn Chowder, Potatoes, Bacon, Scallions

Tavern Wedge Salad
Iceberg Wedge, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, Bacon, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Cranberry, Toasted Pecans, Whisky Glaze

Caesar Salad
Crisp Romaine, Crostini, Asiago, Garlic and Black Pepper Dressing

NY State Cobb
Romaine, Mesclun, Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Tomato, Red Onion, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Egg, Red Wine Vinaigrette

♦ Tavern Vegetable Chopped Salad
Romaine, Mesculan, Cucumber, Tomato, Red Onion, Chickepeas, Avocado, Radish, Carrot, Blue Cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Field Greens Salad
Mesclun Mix, Cucumber, Tomato, Onion, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Add to any salad Chicken Breast • $6.50 or Pan Seared Shrimp • $8

Between The Buns

All sandwiches come with your choice of russet house fries, seasonal vegetable, mashed potato, side salad, or cup of soup

♦ substitute veggie burger patty for any burger

Chucks Tavern Burger
8 oz. Beef, Sharp Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickles, Brioche Bun, and Russet House Fries
Add: Bacon, Caramelized Onion, Jalapeno, or Fried Egg

Tavern Signature Burger
8oz Beef, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Whiskey Glaze, Brioche Bun, and Russet House Fries

Loaded Tavern Club
Sliced Oven Roasted Chicken, Bacon, Avocado, Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Arugula, Provolone, Pesto Aïoli, Russet House Fries
Add: Fried Egg

Tavern Everything Melt
Chicken Tenders, Everything Sauce, Bacon, Ranch, Cheddar, Russet Fries

Shaved Beef On Weck
Roasted Top Round, Au-jus, Horseradish, House-made Kimmelweck Roll, Russet Fries

Philly Cheesesteak
Shaved Steak, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, Sauteed Peppers
Choice of: Provolone, Cheez Wiz or American and Russet House Fries

House-made Vegetarian Burger
Sharp Cheddar, Pecans, Romaine, Tomato, Brioche Bun, Field Greens Salad

Pete John's Binghamton Spiedie Sandwich
Spiedie Marinated Grilled Chicken, Feta, Cucumber, Tomato, Red Onion, Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce, Open Faced on Grilled Naan, and Russet House Fries

Entrees

Chicken Riggies
Rigatoni, Chicken, Vodka Sauce, Cherry Peppers, Banana Peppers, Torn Basil

Chicken Rochester
Egg Battered, Pan Fried Chicken Breast, Lemon Butter Sauce, Parsley, Potato Corn Hash

NY Strip Pepper Steak
10 oz Grilled NY Strip, Thyme-Roasted Baby Bell Peppers, Provolone Sauce, Garlic Parmesan Steak Fries

New York Maple Glazed Salmon
Spice Rubbed Atlantic Salmon, Potato Corn Hash, Lemon

♦ Homestyle Mac & Cheese
Cavatappi Pasta, Proudly Prepared Aged CNY White Cheddar Sauce

Meatloaf
Traditional Meatloaf, BBQ Glaze, Mushroom Beef Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

Clint’s Summer Camp Fish Fry
Beer Battered Haddock, Russet House Fries, Coleslaw, Tartar, Lemon

Sides

♦ Russet Fries
♦ Coleslaw
♦ Mashed Potatoes
♦ Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

♦ Brown Bag Apple Pie
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Apple Caramel • $10.50

♦ NY Plain Cheesecake
Sweet Graham Cracker Crust, Raspberry Coulis and Fresh Berries served with Sweetened Whipped Cream • $9.00

♦ Warm Chocolate Toffee Brownie Sundae
Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream, Brownie, Walnut Blondie, Salted Fudge Sauce, Whipped Cream, Candied Nuts • $9.50

♦ Ice Cream and Sorbet
Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, Blood Orange Sorbet • $9.50

Upside-Down Warm Bourbon Pecan Financier Cake
Fudge and Caramel Sauce served with Vanilla Ice Cream and Whipped Cream

Night Owl Menu

Looking for not your ordinary late-night bite? Whether you’re about to settle in or just getting your second wind, come down for some crave-worthy truffle fries, angus beef sliders, our Loaded Tavern Club with an optional fried egg on top, Upstate’s signature Shaved Beef on Weck and more. Not to be missed are our russet fries. Poll after poll, the sides steal the show as menu favorites.

10:45pm - Close

Starters

Tavern Poutine
Russet House Fries, Yancey’s Fancy Cheddar Cheese Curds, Beef Gravy

Truffle Fries
Russet House Fries, Fresh Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Parsley, Truffle Oil

Mac & Cheese Bites
Fried Mac and Cheese Bites, Provolone Cheese Sauce, Truffle Oil, Chives

 XXL Onion Rings
Spicy Southwest Sauce

Buffalo Flatbread
Crispy Flatbread, Buffalo Chicken, Blue Cheese Crumble, Scallion, Cracked Black Pepper

♦ Keller’s Killer Fry Bread & Spinach Dip
Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip, with Fry Bread Chips

♦ Warm Pretzels
Nance’s Hot Mustard, Horseradish Cheddar Sauce

Chicken Wings
Fried Chicken Wings choice of: Buffalo, Sweet Texas BBQ, Everything, Sweet Asian Chili, Garlic Parmesan

Sliders
Two 3oz Certified Angus Beef Patties, Aged Cheddar, Roasted Tomatoes, House Sauce

Sides • $5.25

Russet Fries
Coleslaw

Entrees

Shaved Beef on Weck
Medium Rare Roasted Eye Round, Au Jus, Horseradish, Kimmelweck Roll, Russet Fries

Loaded Tavern Club
Sliced Oven Roasted Chicken, Bacon, Avocado, Vine Ripe Tomato, Arugula, Provolone, Pesto Aïoli, Russet Fries
Add: Fried Egg

Tavern Everything Melt
Chicken Tenders, Everything Sauce, Bacon, Ranch, Cheddar, Russet Fries

Philly Cheesesteak
Shaved Rib-Eye, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms
Choice of: Provolone, Cheez Wiz or American and Russet House Fries

Boozy Milkshakes

If you ever wanted to work your way around an entire menu, our Boozy Milkshakes might be the one you can’t resist. This is where our mixologists seem to be showing off – until you taste their creations then wow, here come the flavors.

While boozy milkshakes have become a lot more artful in their presentations, their origin dates back to 1885, the year before German engineer Karl Benz filed a patent for the first automobile. What became a soda fountain favorite by the early 1900s was first mentioned in print as an adult drink containing eggs and whiskey. In 1911, Hamilton Beach invented an electric mixer, and milkshakes took off. Today these classic comfort drinks with a kick have made a comeback, and at Upstate Tavern, the presentation is as whimsical and imaginative as the flavors. Whether you call it a drink or dessert, our menu is full of favorites.

S'mores
Campfire S’mores Ice Cream, Marshmallow Vodka, Four Sons Toasted Coconut Whiskey, Graham Cracker, Hershey’s Pieces and Mini Marshmallow Rim, Topped with Whipped Cream, Dark Chocolate Curls and a S’more

Grasshopper
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Chocolate Vodka, White Crème De Menthe, Dark Chocolate Drizzle, Mint Chocolate Ganache with White and Dark Chocolate Curl Rim, Topped with Whipped Cream, Andes Mints and a Brownie

Mocha Brownie
Death Wish Coffee Vodka, Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Hot Fudge Sauce, Chocolate Shavings, Mini Coffee Cup filled with Black Button Bourbon Cream and Brownie Pieces

Vanilla Bean Bourbon
Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream, Black Button Bourbon. Garnished with Toasted Pecans, Sugared Donuts, and Maple Glazed Bacon

Non-alcoholic options available. Ask your server for more details.

Boozy Hot Cocoa

Cinnamon Orange
Inferno cinnamon whiskey, triple sec, orange bitters

Toasted Coconut
House amaretto, malibu coconut rum

Nutty Irishman
Bailey's irish cream, frangelico

Peppermint Mocha
Peppermint schnapps, crème de cocoa

Happy Hour

If you’re looking for one of the hottest happy hours in Central New York, head to the bar at Upstate Tavern just inside Turning Stone. Enjoy a selection of core and seasonal beers from New York breweries as well as wines, mixed drinks and some of our most popular appetizers. Try our homemade pretzels with Nancy’s hot mustard and a horseradish NY cheddar spread, Keller’s Killer Frybread and Spinach Dip, our famous wings with your choice of sauce or our XXL Rings with a spicy Southwestern dip.

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

Draft Beer

Critz Farms
Pig City Porter, Cazenovia, NY
Flavors of chocolate, coffee and caramel make this roasty porter flavorful and complex, yet still easy drinking

Good Nature Farm Brewery
Good Natured Blonde, Hamilton, NY
Not your average blonde! Light and bisquity, yet bold malty

Meier's Creek Brewing Company
Floatin' on by Pilsner, Cazenovia, NY
This light body, crisp mouthfeel, slightly sweet biscuit finish with light floral hop notes Pilsner is brewed locally in Cazenovia, NY

Upsate Lager
Verona, NY
Our very own. Look for a rich, amber color and medium body.

Wine

Dr. Konstantin Frank Old Vines Pinot Noir
Hammondsport, NY

Fox Run Doyle Family Chardonnay
Seneca Lake, NY

Wölffer Estate Summer in a Bottle Rosé
Long Island, NY

Spirits

Everyday Bourbon
From Cooperstown Distillery, Cooperstown, NY

Black Button Vodka
Black Button Distilling Company, Rochester, NY

Locktender Gin
Lock 1 Distilling Company, Phoenix, NY

Seltzers

Right Coast Vodka Whips
Saranac, Utica, NY

The Finnish Long Drink
Saranac, Utica, NY

Food

Chicken Wings
Choice of: Buffalo, Sweet Texas BBQ, Everything, Sweet Asian Chili, Garlic Parmesan

♦ XXL Onion Rings
Spicy southwestern dip

♦ Warm Pretzels
Nance's Hot Mustard, horseradish cheddar spread

Keller’s Killer Fry bread & Spinach Dip
Crispy bread, spinach, artichoke

Upstate Tavern Location

Upstate Tavern is located at New York’s most awarded resort, Turning Stone Resort Casino. One of more than 20 restaurants on property, you’ll find one of Central New York’s favorite American restaurants about 35 minutes east of Syracuse, 25 minutes west of Utica and 15 minutes southwest of Rome. Valet parking is available at The Tower/Hotel and The Lodge, along with plenty of free parking at a four-level parking garage next to the Event Center.

About the Chef

Chef Yolanda Lee

Chef Yolanda has always had a love for cooking, she cooked for family and friends during college and graduate school. She's a former meteorologist, with a masters degree in meteorology, turned classically trained chef with over 10 years of experience in the business. She has a passion for combing cultural cuisines with popular comfort foods and enjoys pairing food and various beverages.

Yolanda appreciates and encourages creativity from everyone! She embrasses the social atmosphere that is the culinary world. She says, cooking is family and food is life!

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