Otto’s Ktichen and Cocktails, York PA | Merchant Profile

Robert Burrito opened Ottoís Kitchen and Cocktails on September 12th, 2015. Robert came into the restaurant business on accident. His passion for making food started when he would tour San Francisco with punk rock bands. They would have to eat fast and affordable food. Robert discovered a burrito he really loved and decided to make them himself. When he got done on tour he would have his friends over on Friday for his burritos. Word got around and soon people he didnít even know would come over for his cooking. He then decided to open up his very own restaurant, Rob Burritos. From there his passion for food continued to grow. He started to notice a Midwestern trend of casual whiskey bars with small kitchens, that served amazing food and unique, quality cocktails. This gave him the idea for Ottoís. The name comes from a story of Winston Churchill. During prohibition his doctor, Otto, used to prescribe him whiskey so he could keep drinking it. The menu at Ottoís Kitchen and Cocktails features American comfort classics, with a twist. They focus heavily on southern influenced foods.  Robert assembled a team of nationally renowned talent to work in his kitchen and bar. The chef consultant, Sarah Acconcia, was a competitor on Beat Bobby Flay. Ottoís menu consists of recipes made entirely from scratch. Even their juices and syrups used in the cocktails are house made. Much of their liquor comes from local distilleries. Their cocktail menu currently has a magician theme. The crowd favorite is the Wand Direction. It is a margarita with a smokey flavor, made with spiced cane spirits, ginger, lime, and tequila. It is topped with a pineapple bruleed to perfection. Robertís personal favorite is the Zaltarís Manhattan, made with Knob Creek Rye, vermouth with a thick, old style flavor, and bitters which give it a perfect, balanced flavor. A stand out dish is the OK Chicken and Waffles appetizer made with their specialty ìOld Grumpy Markís Hot Sauce,î local honey, whole grain mustard, fresh buttermilk waffles, and hand breaded fried chicken. The atmosphere at Ottoís is casual and classic. The dining room is one of the ten oldest buildings in York, giving it a vintage vibe. The bar wood is over 100 years old. Ottoís is open 7 days a week and has online ordering available for take out. Check out Ottoís Kitchen and Cocktails for world class dining and cocktails!

19 N George St
York, PA 17401