While visiting Oneida we went to dinner at the Creekside Inn Restaurant. Looking online, we saw that seven of the local restaurants were within one of the Oneida casinos, but we didn’t want to enter into that element. So we went to the Creekside Inn on Sconondoa Road, instead.
The interior was cozy, with low light and upscale cabin décor, an autumnal decorated fireplace, and light music was playing. My husband had the Berkshire pork chops with an Amarena Toschi cherry demi-glace, au gratin potatoes and steamed escarole and vegetable mixture. He said the demi-glace was excellent and well-balanced with the beef stock, red wine and cherry syrup; and the pork was cooked just right.
I had the Caesar salad with romaine, blistered tomatoes and fried anchovies with Parmesan, and asiago crisps. The salad amount was smaller than I expected, but it was delicious with the unusual treatment of frying the anchovies, which I love in any form. I also ordered the aranchini balls in a spicy tomato sauce. The mozzarella infused risotto was luscious and generous with three large panko-crusted balls, of which I could only eat two.
We didn’t have room for dessert, but we enjoyed a glass of Moscato to finish the meal. Thumbs up on the atmosphere and the food.