Estate at 169 - Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club

4.3
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21 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Estate at 169, the restaurant around the ceiling to floor windows at the recently remodeled Twin Ponds Golf and Country Club, serving dinners Friday and Saturday nights. The menu is rather exclusive for this area offering fine dining options and a view you won’t find anywhere else in a casual but unique atmosphere. Estate at 169 offers a variety of menu options that will appeal to everyone’s appetite such as the Jack Daniels Tennessee Strip Steak and Pork Osso Bucco, to name a few. This year we are also using locally grown hydroponic greens and adding a seasonal twist to the menu, which will change as the seasons do. We also offer special seasonal martinis and cocktails which guests can enjoy before or after dinner or anytime at the very unique circular bar. Live entertainment will be provided on Saturday nights and Happy Hour specials on Friday nights.
What 21 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Doobins
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always enjoyable. We stop in each winter when we are in this area. Improvements to the facilities and the menu are evident each year. The staff, as always, is exceptionally personal.

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Doobins
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were here last winter and the food was good. It has improved a great deal. The kitchen is doing a great job. The two choices we sampled were excellent. Dinner salad was very fresh and included a nice mix of vegetables and greens.

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RichardS
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Arrived for Valentine's day dinner at 6:30 pm and it took over 30 minutes to get an order for drinks and appetizers from the lone waitperson. Finally got to order entrees and the salad arrived about 45 minutes later. The food never arrived and we left at 8:45. I will never go back.

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SueT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a nice place to go for dinner for my wife and I because we like to dance and the band was good. Nice meal at a reasonable price.

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TOMG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've eaten here around 5 times, and always leave with a "doggie bag". The food is excellent and the service is second-to-none.....I presume that's why we always return! David and David Jr. run a class operation!

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Was a wonderful meal for Mother's Day. Food was fantastic and loved being in the same room I had my wedding reception and being able to show my small children. Overall wonderful experience with great food! Plus I received a $10 gift card and will definitely return!!

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Doobins
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The haddock oraginato was exceptional. I was very pleasantly impressed at this find on the Estate 169 menu

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Doobins
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Drive up the lane was picturesque. Nice place to try for a change. Service is VERY accommodating and personal. Live music is a plus, but quite loud if seated too near.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice and intimate atmosphere for a Valentine's Day dinner.

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PatriciaW
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our special dinner at Estate at 169 on Friday night. Greg,the bartender and Stephanie, our waitress were very kind and accomodating. The atmosphere was very nice.

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vipCarolannsky
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is a real find you must experience on Friday nights. Can't say enough about the staff, food, atmosphere. Relaxing but a touch of elegance and a beautiful view!

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Doobins
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I remember the bar/dining area from my childhood and it hasn't changed too much. I saw a review that called it "stuffy" or "dated" but I loved the Sinatra-vibe. ( Bartender in black bow tie!)The bar round bar is beautifully maintained and the 3/4 wall-windows with view to the grounds is lovely. I saw that the leather bar chairs were new, and thankfully they kept that 1950s style going. Everything about the original décor was done with such excellent materials, I would hate to see it go. I would instead play up even more that special retro feel--it sets Estate 169 apart from all the cookie-cutter places around. The service was very personal and quite excellent and the food good. The quality put into the original building is excellent, I hope they continue with the same high standards in any updates or renovations along the way. Fun evening :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Once we entered we were....mistake.....then we sat(no hostess yet reservation are required????) our server was fantastic , friendly and helpful. It definitely an older crowd...Sinatra and celebration ..., the food is surprisingly awesome!!!! Tuna was cooked perfectly not overdone with wasabi potatoes that were crispy and light brown... my steak was a perfect medium rare... actually rare in the middle.!!! Like I said the atmosphere is in need of help but the service is great and the food better...

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Philly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2016
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Haven't been there in many years and found the grounds and bar area as impressive as remembered, We had a drink at the bar , spoke to a friendly bartender ( Nick) and were about ready to find our reserved dinner table . All were adjacent to the bar. We sat and wondered if the LOUD nearby music would be toned down for dinner. It was not. My, wife's steak was " very good." My macaroni dish was flat tasting and soupy. The bread would have been great if heated more and covered along with butter. The workers and owner seemed accommodating , yet not my best experience- by far.

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SusanD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2016
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

We went here for a college graduation dinner only to be the only nine in the room under 70 and seven of our guests were 22. The food was really poor quality but still very expensive. There was loud music playing for the very senior crowd to dance too so we could barely hear each other talk. I'm sure this is a delightful place for the local senior citizens but not a place I'd ever recommend for others.

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vipRobertP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2016
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

WE WERE DELIGHTED TO DISCOVER THIS RESTAURANT. IT WAS VALENTINES WEEKEND. THE TABLES SITUATED NEXT TO FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS OFFERED A NICE VIEW OF THE COUNTRY CLUB GROUNDS. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. BANG BANG SHRIMP WERE CRISPY AND NOT TOO HOT. MY RIBEYE WAS COOKED TO PERFECTION,EXACTLY AS I REQUESTED. MY FIANCE HAD MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN, ALSO EXCELLENT AS WERE THE GREENS. OUR BARTENDER BROUGHT MY PERFECT MARTINI TO THE TABLE HIMSELF WHICH WAS A NICE TOUCH. THE DESERT MENU LOOKED GREAT BUT WE DID NOT PARTAKE. WE WILL CERTAINLY VISIT ESTATES AGAIN.

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HamiltonMom
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2014
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

This restaurant was a gem of a find -- we had a large group but did not want to be rushed or crowded. And we wanted good food. This restaurant was perfect. We sat by the enormous windows overlooking the gorgeous green golf course and were treated to exceptional service by Andy, our waiter, who was attentive but not overbearing. He was always there at the right time and was very patient with us. The food was excellent and much better than you might expect at a golf course restaurant. We would highly recommend Estate at 169.

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vipJimmy
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2014
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening and beautiful setting make a night at estate 169 one to remember.

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bula66
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2014
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was friendly and the food was delicious. There is a great view.

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vipTurk
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2013
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

What a terrific venue for a special occasion. This restaurant, with its large picture windows (every table is a window table), overlooks the well manicured golf course in which it sits. The food matches the view in quality, quantity and presentation. We had the Moroccan Shrimp which included spiced large shrimp and fresh pineapple, as an appetizer--terrific! The curried shrimp and scallops was smashing and the free-range chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and spiced apple rings was as delicious as innovative. You must try this place when you are in Utica. You won't be disappointed.

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Hulkie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2013
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was great nice touch with live music and great view of the 18th hole. What else could you ask for.

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Estate at 169 - Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 736-9303.

Estate at 169 - Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club is rated 4.3 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.