Otto's Restaurant & Bar 

  About Us

Upscale Mediterranean fare plus a full bar served in a quaint 1870s farmhouse.

Voted one of the Top Ten Restaurants in Wisconsin by OpenTable!

The Farmhouse


In the 1870s, a German immigrant named Otto Toepfer built the old farmhouse, which is now home to Otto’s Restaurant & Bar, for his family. The architecture is in keeping with style of homes built during that time. It has a 2-foot-thick foundation and was built using bricks brought up from Louisiana by barges on the Mississippi River. The Toepfer property on which the house stands once extended from Whitney Way to Gammon Road and from the Beltline to Mineral Point Rd. There are still many relatives of Otto Toepfer living in the Madison area.

Otto’s Restaurant & Bar opened in June of 1987, after almost a full year of renovation. Its original owner named the restaurant Otto’s as an homage to Otto Toepfer and subsequent owners have maintained the Otto’s tradition. Over the years, the restaurant has evolved into a casually elegant dining destination specializing in fresh, creative Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and warm Midwestern hospitality.

Chef’s Tasting Menu returns!

Enjoy 3 course's for $39 w/wine pairings, price varies.

Brought to you by:

Executive Chef Karl Granberg and his crew.

Tasting Menu

Otto's Bar

Otto’s Bar

Regulars think of Otto’s Bar as the "Cheers" of the West side -- comfortable, welcoming and friendly. A place to unwind with old friends and meet new friends. We offer an eclectic list of fine wines, beers and classic cocktails, and Happy Hour (in the bar only) with selected appetizers half-price from 3:30 to 6:30 Tuesday - Friday. Our full dinner menu is available in the bar as well.

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Otto’s Restaurant & Bar
6405 Mineral Point RoadMadison,WI 53705
Otto’s Restaurant & Bar

6405 Mineral Point Road    Madison WI 53705
Phone: 608-274-4044
Fax: 608-274-1358
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Reservations are required at this time for dining in the bar, outdoors and inside.

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Our Hours

Sun .................................... CLOSED
1st Mon .......................... 3:30 - 8pm
Tue - Fri ....................... 12:00 - 2pm
Tue - Thu 3:30 - 8pm, Fri-Sat 3:30-9pm
Dinner starting at 5pm