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2024 Gazette Restaurant Guide for Schenectady: Reviews, Features, and Maps


SCHENECTADY – Schenectady is a⁣ food lover’s paradise,⁤ with a diverse range of restaurants to choose from, both in the downtown area and throughout ⁢the city.

Here is The Daily Gazette’s list ⁤of Schenectady​ restaurants 2024, including Gazette reviews, features ​and other coverage across ‍the city.

The ​list includes 140 establishments in all, big‍ and small, across the city. We’ve written about more than 90 of⁣ them and that number ⁣is continually⁢ growing.

20 ​North Broadway ⁢Tavern, 20 N.⁢ Broadway

New owners, same vibe at 20 North Broadway Tavern in Schenectady, 8/6/23

-20 North ⁢Broadway Tavern on Facebook

151 Bar & Restaurant, 151 Lafayette St.

Barstool’s Dave Portnoy ‌tests pizza ⁢at Schenectady’s 151 Bar ‌&‍ Restaurant due‍ to hype on​ One Bite mobile app, 8/8/23

Review: Firestone 151 offers concise menu of pub fare, 12/13/15

-151​ Bar and Restaurant website

Anker’s Fish ⁤House, 420 Altamont Ave.

Review: An old-fashioned⁣ favorite ‌for fried fish and more‍ at Anker’s in Schenectady, 3/27/21

-Anker’s Fish House on Facebook

Annabel’s Pizza, 108 State ⁢St.

Something to ​gnaw ‍on: Hot wings as comfort food, ‌10/27/22

-Annabel’s‌ Pizza Co. website

Ambition Cafe & Eatery, 154 Jay St.

Ambition Cafe & Eatery brings Hollywood, eccentric vibe to Jay Street in Schenectady, 11/19/22

-Ambition Cafe & Eatery website

The Appian⁤ Way, 1839‌ Van Vranken Ave.

Review: A perfect meal enjoyed at the Appian Way, 12/11/16

-The Appian Way website

Arthur’s Market, 35 N. Ferry St.

Latest owner of⁣ Schenectady icon Arthur’s ⁢senses ‘momentum,’ community are on her side, 4/27/23

Schenectady Stockade’s Arthur’s Market,‍ gathering place for decades, to reopen, 2/20/21

-Arthur’s Market website

The Backstage Pub, 501 Smith St.

Out To Eat … at The Backstage Pub in Schenectady,⁢ 7/21/23

-The ⁤Backstage Pub website

The Bellevue Cafe, 2630 Broadway

Review: Schenectady’s Bellevue Cafe a throwback to diner-y days, 4/16/22

-The Bellevue Cafe website

BL’s Tavern, 208 Front⁣ St.

Review: BL’s ⁢keeps it simple‍ — ⁤and good, 8/20/17

Blue Ribbon Restaurant, 1801 State St.

Schenectady’s Blue ‌Ribbon Restaurant ​family is living American dream, 2/28/19

-Blue Ribbon Restaurant website

Bountiful Bread, 108 State ⁣St.

Review: Bread so bountiful at​ Bountiful Bread in Schenectady,⁢ half ⁢a sandwich will probably do, 11/6/21

-Bountiful Bread website

Broadway Lunch, 2101 Broadway

Broadway Lunch, serving Schenectady families since 1967, ⁢4/27/23

-Broadway Lunch website

Bud’s on​ Jay, 185 Jay ⁤St.

Review: ‌ Good coffee, ‌cozy⁢ spot — ⁢Bud’s on Jay a welcome ⁤addition in Schenectady, 4/3/22

-Bud’s on Jay website

Cafe Coffee ⁢Deli⁣ and ⁢Convenience Store, 237 State St.

Review: Little Café Coffee in Schenectady packs a mighty⁣ menu,⁣ 12/17/20

-Cafe ‌Coffee website

Cafe Dialogue, 848 Eastern Ave.

Cafe planned ⁤for former Copper Keg building in Schenectady, 5/11/16

-Cafe Dialogue website

Caribe ‌Spanish Restaurant & Sports Bar, 2236⁣ Broadway

Making a mother’s ​dream come true‍ with restaurant ⁤on Broadway​ in Schenectady, 3/4/23

-Caribe Spanish Restaurant & Sports Bar website

Centre⁣ Street Pub, 308 ⁣Union St.

Centre Street Pub ​has ⁤atypical menu, great burgers, 3/23/14

-Centre⁢ Street Pub website

Civitello’s, 42 N. Jay St.

After‍ more than 100 years, Schenectady’s Civitello’s still making visitors feel right at home, ⁣4/26/23

-Civitello’s website

Chez⁣ Nous, 707 Union St.

Review: Nuanced flavors highlight dining ⁤experience at the new ‌Chez Nous in Schenectady, 8/20/22

-Chez ⁣Nous website

City Squire, 1018 Keyes Ave.

New City ⁤Squire to open, 3/16/18

-City ‌Squire website

Clinton’s‌ Ditch, 112 S. College St.

Review: Steak stands out‍ amid Clinton’s Ditch’s solid pub fare, 11/25/18

-Clinton’s Ditch website

Cornells, 39 ⁤N. Jay St.

Cornells in Schenectady’s Little ​Italy has guests, including their children, ⁤covered for​ date night, 5/30/23

Cornells in Schenectady’s Little Italy, shut in 2020, reopening‌ under new ownership, 1/26/22

-Cornells ‍website

Daley’s on Yates, 10 Yates St.

Daley’s on Yates has ‍become a ‘home away from home’ in Schenectady, 4/27/23

Review:Daley’s a destination for creative dishes beautifully executed, 6/29/18

-Daley’s on Yates website

DeAngelos Ristorante, 1510 Chrisler Ave.

Out To Eat …​ at DeAngelos Ristorante in Schenectady, 8/3/23

-DeAngelos on Facebook

Discover the Best Eateries in Schenectady

Are you looking for the best places to eat in Schenectady? Look no further! Here’s a list of ​some of the most‌ popular and delicious restaurants in the area.

Dave’s ​Gourmet Burgers and More, 16 Edison Ave.

Out to Eat…at Dave’s ⁤Gourmet Burgers and More in Schenectady, 5/18/23

Looking for a mouthwatering burger?⁤ Dave’s Gourmet Burgers and More is the place to be!‌ With a wide variety of options, you’re sure to find something that satisfies your cravings.

-Dave’s Gourmet Burgers & More website

Drumming Crabs, 13 Broadway

Review: Dive in to seafood options​ at Drumming Crabs in Schenectady,⁤ 3/5/22

Craving seafood? Drumming Crabs offers a delectable ‌selection of fresh seafood ‍dishes that will leave you wanting more. Don’t miss out on this culinary gem!

Druthers Brewing Company, ⁤221 Harborside ⁣Dr.

Druthers opens its⁤ doors in Schenectady, 6/22/18

Looking for a place to enjoy ⁤a⁢ cold, refreshing beer? Druthers Brewing ‍Company is the perfect spot to unwind and savor some of the finest craft ‌brews in town.

-Druthers Brewing Company website

Dukes Chophouse, 1 Rush ​St.

Review: Dukes gives Schenectady steak and seafood in​ casino setting, 4/25/19

Review: At casino, Duke’s⁣ doubles down on rich steakhouse fare, 6/11/17

Indulge in ​a luxurious dining experience at Dukes‍ Chophouse. From‌ succulent ‌steaks to fresh seafood, this restaurant offers a lavish menu​ that ⁣will satisfy even the most discerning palates.

-Dukes Chophouse website

The Electric Grinch, 116 Jay St.

Live-music ‌venue Electric ​Grinch opens in Schenectady, ⁤1/3/24

Looking for live entertainment while enjoying a delicious meal? The Electric ‌Grinch is the perfect place to unwind, dine, and enjoy some fantastic live music performances.

-The Electric Grinch on ​Facebook

Ferrari’s Ristorante,⁤ 1254 Congress St.

Out to Eat…at Ferrari’s Ristorante in Schenectady, 6/1/23

Experience the taste of Italy at Ferrari’s⁣ Ristorante. From classic pasta‍ dishes⁤ to delectable⁢ desserts, this restaurant offers⁢ an authentic Italian dining experience that will⁣ transport you to the streets of Rome.

-Ferrari’s‌ Ristorante website

First Prize‍ Mike’s, 1135 Erie​ Blvd.

After 2019 storm,‌ iconic sign back atop Mike’s Hot Dogs in Schenectady, 8/31/20

Craving ⁣a classic hot dog? ‍Look no further than​ First Prize ⁢Mike’s. With a rich history and ​mouthwatering hot dogs, this eatery is a must-visit for⁢ hot dog enthusiasts.

-First Prize Mike’s website

Flipt, 1 Rush St.

Review: Flipt ⁤a‍ good bet to satisfy cravings, 8/26/18

Looking for a casual‌ dining spot ⁣with a diverse menu? ‌Flipt offers a wide range⁣ of options, from juicy burgers to fresh salads, ​making it the perfect⁣ place for a satisfying meal.

-Flipt website

Flores Family Restaurant, ​1427 State St.

The Frugal Forager: Flores family delivers ‌on authentic Latin American ‍food, 11/28/10

Experience⁣ the vibrant flavors⁢ of ⁣Latin American cuisine at Flores Family Restaurant. From ⁢traditional dishes to modern twists, this restaurant offers a culinary journey through Latin America.

Frank’s Caribbean Fire Grill, 905 Albany St.

New Schenectady restaurant​ a ​lifelong ⁤dream, 7/20/20

Embark on a culinary adventure to the Caribbean at Frank’s Caribbean Fire Grill. With bold and flavorful dishes, this restaurant​ brings the taste of the tropics to Schenectady.

Frog Alley Brewing, 108 State St.

Schenectady’s Frog Alley brewing ⁤re-creation of ​circa-1905 Albany beer, 4/10/22

Frog Alley Brewing opens full ⁣taproom in Schenectady, 4/26/19

Looking for a place to enjoy a cold, refreshing beer? Frog Alley Brewing offers a diverse selection of craft ⁢brews in a vibrant ⁤and welcoming atmosphere, making it the perfect spot‍ for⁣ beer enthusiasts.

-Frog Alley⁤ Brewing website

Gershon’s Deli, 1600 Union St.

Gershon’s Deli plans to stay open later; ⁢summer⁢ menu available, 5/6/23

Craving ‍a classic deli sandwich? Gershon’s Deli is the ‌go-to spot for delicious deli favorites, ‍from piled-high pastrami‍ sandwiches⁢ to mouthwatering matzo ball soup.

-Gershon’s ​Deli ⁤website

grano, 426 State St.

Out⁤ to Eat⁣ … at grano in Schenectady, 5/11/23

Indulge ⁤in the ​flavors of Italy‍ at grano. From wood-fired pizzas‍ to homemade pasta,‌ this restaurant offers an ‌authentic Italian dining experience that will transport you to the‌ streets ⁢of Naples.

-grano website

Herbie’s, 175 ​Jay St.

Review: Burgers, shakes a​ hit at fast-growing Herbie’s in Albany, Guilderland, ⁢Latham, soon Schenectady,⁤ 5/7/23

Craving‍ a classic burger⁤ and shake? ⁢Herbie’s is⁢ the place to‌ be! With a menu full⁢ of mouthwatering ⁤burgers and creamy milkshakes, this ‌eatery is a must-visit for burger enthusiasts.

-Herbie’s website

Home Style Pizza, 1720 Union St.

Schenectady’s ‌Home Style Pizza celebrates 50 years, 11/5/23

Join⁢ in the celebration at Home Style Pizza, a beloved local pizzeria ⁤that​ has been ‌serving up delicious pies for 50 years. With a rich history and delectable ⁢pizzas, this eatery is a staple in the community.

-Home Style⁤ Pizza website

Hunter’s on Jay,​ 50 N. Jay St.

Schenectady Soup Stroll will have ⁢record 34 participating ⁢restaurants, 1/25/23

Looking for a heartwarming bowl‌ of soup? Hunter’s on Jay is ‌participating ⁢in the Schenectady Soup Stroll, offering⁤ a delicious selection of soups that‌ will warm your​ soul on a chilly day.

-Hunter’s on ‍Jay ‍website

Isopo’s Downtown⁣ Pizza, 176 Erie Blvd.

Review: Isopo’s ‌sauce stands out on Schenectady pizza scene, 4/19/20

Craving a slice of pizza? Isopo’s Downtown Pizza offers‌ a‍ mouthwatering selection ‌of pizzas with standout sauce that sets it apart from ​the rest. Don’t ⁢miss out on this local favorite!

-Isopo’s Downtown Pizza website

Jasmine Thai, 2717 Broadway

Review: Jasmine Thai offers⁤ flavorful introduction to cuisine, 5/19/13

Embark on a culinary ⁢journey to Thailand at ‌Jasmine Thai. With a menu full of flavorful and ⁢aromatic dishes, this restaurant ⁢offers an⁣ authentic taste ⁤of Thai cuisine that ​will transport ​you to the streets of Bangkok.

-Jasmine Thai on Facebook

Jay St.⁣ Pub, 118 Jay St.

Kelsey Grammer makes weekend stop in Schenectady, 12/9/18

Looking for⁤ a ⁤place to unwind⁤ with a drink? Jay St. ⁣Pub is the‌ perfect spot to relax and enjoy a refreshing beverage in a lively and welcoming atmosphere.

-Jay St. Pub on Facebook

Johnny’s, ‌433 State St.

Review: No compromise on ‍quality‌ with Johnny’s takeout in Schenectady, 4/5/20

Craving a delicious meal to-go? Johnny’s offers top-quality takeout options ‌that will⁣ satisfy your cravings for authentic ⁣Italian cuisine‌ in⁣ the comfort of your⁢ own home.

-Johnny’s ‌website

Katie O’Byrnes, 121 Wall St.

Out to ‌Eat … at Schenectady’s Katie O’Byrnes,‌ 4/13/23

Looking for a cozy spot​ to enjoy ‍a ⁤meal? Katie O’Byrnes offers a ⁢warm and inviting‌ atmosphere, making it the perfect place to savor a delicious meal with friends and family.

-Katie ⁣O’Byrnes ‌website

La Gioia Italian Deli, 2003 ⁤Van Vranken Ave.

Next ⁢generation reopening Schenectady’s La Gioia Italian Deli,​ 9/4/22

Experience the taste of‌ Italy ‌at La Gioia‌ Italian Deli. With a new generation at the helm, this deli continues to offer authentic Italian ‍flavors that will transport you to the streets of Sicily.

La Gioia website

La Mexicana, 1759 State St.

Review: La ​Mexicana offers authentic fare⁤ in a festive setting, ⁤10/16/16

Craving authentic Mexican cuisine? La Mexicana‌ offers a vibrant and festive‍ dining⁤ experience, complete ⁣with flavorful dishes that will transport you to the heart of Mexico.

-La Mexicana website

Lorenzo’s Cafe, 1500 State St.

Review: Lorenzo’s in Schenectady reassures with diner vibe, dependable fare, 6/3/18

Looking for a classic diner experience? Lorenzo’s ⁣Cafe​ offers a ‍comforting and⁤ familiar ​atmosphere, along with dependable and delicious fare that will leave you feeling ‌satisfied.

-Lorenzo’s Cafe website

Luca’s Eatery, 547 Nott St.

Review: Luca’s blends new twists with classics done right, 9/16/18

Looking⁢ for a modern⁢ twist on classic dishes? Luca’s Eatery offers ⁤a menu that blends new and innovative flavors with timeless classics, creating a dining experience that is both familiar and​ exciting.

-Luca’s ⁣Eatery website

Manhattan Exchange, 607 Union St.

Out to Eat…at Manhattan Exchange in Schenectady, 4/20/23

Looking for a place to enjoy a delicious meal and ⁢a refreshing drink? Manhattan Exchange offers a diverse menu and a welcoming atmosphere,⁣ making it the perfect spot for a satisfying dining experience.

-Manhattan Exchange‍ website

Mami’s Restaurant, 911 Crane St.

Making a mother’s dream come true with restaurant, 4/4/23

Embark on a⁢ culinary journey at Mami’s Restaurant, where a mother’s dream has come to life. With a menu full of ‍heartwarming and flavorful ‍dishes, this eatery offers ⁤a ⁢dining experience that is both comforting and​ delicious.

Foss: Crane Street looks to remake itself, 12/1/18

-Mami’s Restaurant website

Mari’s Japanese ‍Cuisine, 2049 Van Vranken Ave.

Review: Mari’s offers a⁣ flavorful ⁢variety of Japanese cuisine, 7/5/09

Craving authentic Japanese ‍cuisine? Mari’s Japanese Cuisine offers a diverse and flavorful selection of Japanese dishes that will transport‍ you to​ the ‍bustling streets of Tokyo.

-Mari’s Japanese​ Cuisine website

Marino’s Pizza, 1301 ‍State St.

Marino’s, a mainstay on Schenectady’s State Street since 1970, still going​ strong —⁤ still cash-only,⁣ 10/27/22

Schenectady’s Marino’s Pizza featured in Barstool’s ⁤Dave Portnoy’s One Bite ⁤Pizza Reviews, ‍8/10/23

Experience a taste of‍ tradition at Marino’s Pizza, a beloved local pizzeria⁢ that has been serving up delicious pies ⁤since 1970. With a ‌rich history‍ and⁢ mouthwatering pizzas, this eatery is a staple⁤ in the community.

-Marino’s Pizza ⁣website

Maria’s Cafe ⁣& Catering, 412 Union St.

Here’s what stood out at Schenectady’s Italian, Greek festas, 9/15/19

Looking for a taste of Italy and Greece? ‌Maria’s⁤ Cafe & Catering ‍offers a delightful ⁢selection of Italian ⁢and Greek dishes that ‍will transport you to the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean.

-Maria’s Cafe ‍website

The Memphis King BBQ, 1902 Van Vranken Ave.

Out to Eat … at The Memphis King BBQ⁤ in Schenectady,‌ 5/

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Moon and River⁢ Cafe, 115 S. Ferry ‍St.

Local artist ​featured⁣ at Schenectady’s Moon and River Café, 11/25/23

Experience the vibrant local art scene at the Moon and⁢ River Café, while​ enjoying a delicious meal.

MORE Perreca’s, 31 N.⁤ Jay St.

Reed: Perreca’s Bakery owners kept the light shining during Schenectady’s darkest years, 3/24/19

Indulge in traditional⁤ panettone at MORE Perreca’s, a‍ Schenectady staple that has stood the test‍ of‍ time.

Morrette’s King Steakhouse, 1126 Erie Blvd.

Out To Eat…at Morrette’s ⁢King Steakhouse in‍ Schenectady, 6/29/23

Discover the mouthwatering delights at Morrette’s ‍King‍ Steakhouse, a must-visit for steak lovers.

Mr. Wasabi Asian⁤ Bistro, 1729 Union St.

Review: Mr Wasabi offers tantalizing array ‌of flavors and​ textures, 1/31/16

Embark on a culinary journey at Mr. Wasabi⁣ Asian Bistro, where you’ll find⁣ an array​ of tantalizing flavors and​ textures.

The Nest, 512⁢ State St.

Review: Nest quickly earns ​lofty spot in Schenectady, 1/4/21

Experience the cozy ambiance‌ and delectable dishes at The Nest, a ⁢hidden gem in ⁣Schenectady.

Newest Lunch, 715 Albany St.

Review: Newest Lunch in Schenectady​ keeps old formula ⁢— hospitality ​and honest fare,‍ 1/21/23

Enjoy honest and delicious fare ⁣at Newest Lunch, a beloved spot in ⁤Schenectady known for its warm hospitality.

Novel⁣ Biblio Brew, ⁤515 ‍State St.

Creating something new with Novel Biblio ‌Brew‌ in‍ Schenectady, 4/27/23

Discover the unique and creative offerings at⁢ Novel Biblio Brew, a one-of-a-kind establishment in ⁣Schenectady.

Off the Hook Fish Fry, 1599 Union St.

Review: Schenectady’s Off the Hook Fish Fry a⁢ reel treat for fried feast, 1/30/21

Indulge in⁤ a reel treat at Off the Hook ​Fish‍ Fry, where you’ll find the best fried feast ​in ⁤Schenectady.

Peter Pause Restaurant, 535 Nott St.

Out To Eat … at Peter ‌Pause Restaurant in Schenectady, ⁤11/3/23

Experience the timeless charm and delicious comfort food⁢ at Peter Pause Restaurant, a beloved Schenectady eatery.

Pho⁣ Queen, 96 Jay St.

Review: Fresh‌ Thai flavors make Schenectady’s ‌Pho Queen a great find, 3/24/19

Embark on ‌a culinary adventure at Pho Queen, where you’ll find fresh and flavorful ‌Thai dishes.

Welcome to the Culinary Delights of Schenectady

If you’re a foodie looking‌ for the best places to eat ‍in‌ Schenectady, you’ve come to the right place. From⁣ cozy cafes to vibrant taverns,⁤ Schenectady has a wide variety of dining options to satisfy your cravings.⁤ Check out some of‌ the top spots below:

Unbeetable, ⁤148 Clinton⁤ St.

Unbeetable is the newest ‍addition to Downtown Schenectady, offering ⁣a ‍unique dining experience that you⁢ won’t want⁣ to⁣ miss. Whether you’re a ⁤fan of beets⁢ or not, this place ⁤is sure to impress.

Uncle⁢ Ben’s Tavern, 213 N. Front St.

Step back in time at Uncle Ben’s Tavern, a⁢ neighborhood hub ​that​ has ​been serving the ⁤community for years. ⁢It’s the perfect spot to grab a ⁣drink and unwind ​after ‌a long day.

Union ‍Cafe, 1725 Union‍ St.

Join the Upper Union ⁣Street ‌diners in welcoming Union Cafe⁤ to⁤ the neighborhood.⁣ With its cozy atmosphere and delicious menu, it’s quickly becoming a local ‍favorite.

Union Cajon Seafood & Wings, 1638 Union St.

Experience the fusion flavors of Bonchon at Union Cajon‍ Seafood & Wings. This spot is hitting all ​the right notes with ⁣its mouthwatering seafood and wings.

Union Pizza, 1311 Nott St.

Discover one of ⁢the favorite eateries ‌in⁣ Electric City, Union Pizza. With a‍ menu that caters to all tastes, it’s no wonder why it’s a go-to spot for locals.

Villa Italia, 226 Broadway

Indulge ⁤in ​the top 10 pastries and cookies at Villa Italia. This beloved bakery has been satisfying ⁢sweet tooths‌ for years, ​and it’s a​ must-visit for dessert lovers.

Whisky‌ Business Bakery, 1671 Union St.

Whip ⁤up your day⁤ with macarons and other delightful⁤ treats at Whisky Business Bakery. This charming bakery is‌ a hidden gem in Schenectady that you won’t​ want ​to miss.

The Whistling Kettle, 138 ⁢Jay St.

There’s much more than tea brewing at The Whistling Kettle. With a ⁤diverse menu and a⁢ prime location on Jay Street, it’s the ⁣perfect spot for​ a relaxing ‌meal.

Wolff’s Biergarten, 165 Erie Blvd.

Get ready‍ for lots of sausages and ⁣a friendly setting at Wolff’s⁤ Biergarten. This German-inspired pub is the​ ideal place to ⁣enjoy ‌a cold⁤ beer ‍and some hearty food.

Ya Ya’s House Southern Cuisine, ‌135 Broadway

Celebrate the ​flavors⁤ of the South ⁣at Ya ⁢Ya’s House. This restaurant is ‌a true gem in Schenectady, offering authentic​ Southern cuisine that will transport you ⁤to⁣ the heart ‍of Dixie.

Zen Asian⁣ Fusion, 469 State St.

Embark on a culinary journey at Zen Asian Fusion,⁤ where you can savor sushi, ⁢Thai dishes, and so much ⁣more. It’s a paradise for Asian food enthusiasts.

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