TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone

Upstate New York's swoon-worthy steakhouse
Upstate New York meets Ocean’s Eleven at TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone, the panoramic restaurant located on the top floor of Turning Stone Resort Casino’s The Tower. Thanks to 360-degree views, a piano bar, cigar and smoking lounge, separate dining and bar areas and an outdoor balcony, TS Steakhouse is one of the best see-and-be-seen places in Verona, New York.

Don’t miss a plate of oysters on the half shell in the bar or wagyu flat-iron steak in the dining room, or just pick from a plethora of appetizers to share family-style with your group. Even if you’re not terribly hungry, come over for a beer before your night out or close out the evening with a cocktail. Either way, make sure to walk around the restaurant for an impromptu history lesson on the Oneida Indians, the proud nation that has populated the area for hundreds of years.

Along the walls and in the cigar lounge are pieces of Native American culture captured in photographs, plaques, maps and paintings that add a touch of authenticity to this high-in-sky culinary experience.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The dedicated elevator located in the Tower’s lobby takes you straight to the restaurant, which sits on the top floor of the building. From here, the views are simply stunning, and one of TS Steakhouse’s biggest selling points.
  • Even if you don’t have dinner plans at the establishment, it’s worth visiting TS Steakhouse for a quick cocktail or appetizer before your evening out simply to enjoy the 360-degree looks onto the valley.
  • In the spring and fall, the landscaped golf courses are brimming with colors and the sunsets provide an exceptional backdrop to your table setting.
  • It’s easy to forget where you are when you walk into TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone — the scene is just that unusual for Upstate New York. The red and black décor of the restaurant oozes sex appeal, similar to something you’d find on the Las Vegas Strip.
  • The seasonal outdoor balcony provides an awesome escape from the chaos of the casino floor, and you can’t beat the views. Get your camera phones ready — when the sun sets along the New York valley landscape, the eatery provides the perfect photo op.
Things to Know
  • TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone is located in Verona, New York, about 30 minutes from Syracuse, and about four and a half hours from New York City and Boston.
  • The Verona steakhouse is open for dinner only. It’s highly four-star that you make reservations, especially during busy travel seasons such as spring break, summer vacation and major holidays. It is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • The bar operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan to arrive early — it goes without saying that weekend nights can get pretty busy — if you want a window seat with front-row views of the sunset.
  • TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone doesn’t have a formal dress code, but it is considered one of Turning Stone Resort Casino’s fine-dining restaurants so proper attire should be worn. While business casual is the four-star decorum for the restaurant, depending on the plans of other diners that evening, you might see people even more formally dressed.
The Food
  • Turning Stone Resort Casino’s signature restaurant features an a la carte menu of traditional steakhouse fare, with a little bit of extra extravagance—Kurobuta pork chops, wagyu filet and foie gras are all available here.
  • Though the prime steaks are definitely a highlight, a wide variety of fresh seafood dishes are worth exploring as well, from the stunning seafood tower appetizer to house specialties like day boat scallops with honey dill cream or miso sea bass with baby bok choy.
  • Even vegetarians are covered on TS Steakhouse’s meat-heavy menu. Veggie-friendly dishes are specially marked — try the roasted beet and goat cheese salad before digging into the vegetarian meatloaf complete with mashed potatoes and wild mushroom cream sauce.
  • Upscale bites are on tap at the bar, such as prime rib poutine and duck wings, along with a variety of wines and signature cocktails.
The Bar
  • The moment you step out of the elevator and into the foyer of the steakhouse, sounds of Cole Porter and big band music greet you from the bar.
  • Though the restaurant itself never gets boisterous — tables are set far enough apart from one another that you aren’t interrupted by other diners’ conversations — the bar area can turn a bit noisy at times.
  • A pianist is brought in nightly to serenade guests and, between his microphone sessions and the murmur of diners, it can get clamorous. But that’s all a part of the bar’s charm.
Getting There
5218 Patrick Road, Verona, New York 13478
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