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Turning Stone Earns #1 Best Overall Dining and #1 Best Overall Entertainment in New York in Casino Player Magazine's 2023 Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards

A leading and trusted authority in the casino industry, Casino Player Magazine distinguishes Turning Stone as the best in New York with a record high 13 Best of Dining Awards, including the Best Overall Dining, Best Overall Entertainment, Best Steakhouse, Best View, Best Outdoor Dining, Best Sushi, and Best Sports Bar.

Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (May 10, 2023) – Casino Player Magazine announced today Turning Stone Resort Casino has once again earned #1 Best Overall Dining in New York in its annual Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards, as well as the #1 Best Overall Entertainment. A leading and trusted authority in the casino industry, Casino Player Magazine awarded Turning Stone with a record high of 13 Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards, breaking its previous record of 12 awards. Casino Player Magazine distinguished Turning Stone with the most Best of Dining & Nightlife awards of any casino property in all of New York.

Best of Dining in New York: First Place Awards

  • Best Overall Dining
  • Best Overall Entertainment
  • Best Steakhouse: TS Steakhouse
  • Best View: TS Steakhouse
  • Best Romantic Restaurant: TS Steakhouse
  • Best Outdoor Dining: Wildflowers
  • Best Sushi: Sushi Sushi
  • Best Breakfast: Emerald
  • Best Late-Night Dining: Emerald
  • Best Coffee Shop: Opals
  • Best Sports Bar: The Lounge at Caesars Sportsbook
  • Best Happy Hour: Upstate Tavern
  • Best Craft Beer Selection: Upstate Tavern

The magazine’s annual Best of Dining & Nightlife Award winners are hand-selected by casino visitors, evaluating gaming properties across the country. Casino Player Magazine recognized Turning Stone for its unparalleled amenities, guest service and variety of signature restaurants and entertainment options.

“Variety has always been the spice of life when it comes to the dining experience at Turning Stone,” said Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO. “Our team is the source of that spice, and their hard work and passion have allowed us to continuously evolve, while remaining committed to always provide amazing food, superior service and an unforgettable experience.”

As New York’s most awarded destination resort, Turning Stone invests in hiring passionate employees, who are vital for the award-winning guest service the resort is known for. Turning Stone’s culinary team includes more than 325 talented chefs with decades of combined experience. Turning Stone is currently hiring cooks to join its culinary team at an industry-leading salary of $20 an hour, which is at least $40,000 per year for full-time cooks. Prior experience is not required. Turning Stone offers on-the-job training alongside some of the most renowned chefs in the business. Additionally, employees receive generous healthcare and 401(k) benefits, and new cooks are eligible for employee housing and a $1,000 sign-on bonus. Candidates interested in joining Turning Stone’s culinary team can apply online at

Turning Stone’s restaurants have received several awards for unparalleled guest service and exceptional dining experiences from leading industry publications. Forbes Travel Guide recognized two of Turning Stone’s restaurants – TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers – with its prestigious Four-Star Award, and Wine Spectator Magazine named several of Turning Stone’s restaurants with its highly respected Awards of Excellence for their outstanding wine lists. Turning Stone also earned nearly 20 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards for 2023, specifically recognizing Wildflowers, TS Steakhouse, Peach Blossom and Pino Bianco.

About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including five hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, The Lounge with Caesars Sports, a state-of-the-art sports betting lounge, The Showroom, an intimate concert venue, a 5,000 seat arena, and several nightlife venues. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named the #1 Best Gaming Resort in New York by Casino Player Magazine and the #1 Best Overall Dining in 2021. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Wildflowers restaurant, TS Steakhouse, and Sk?:n??: Spa, and, for more than a decade, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711.

Media Contact:
Kelly Abdo, Director of Public Relations

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