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Understanding Schenectady’s ‘Restaurant Week’: A Guide


Get ready, food lovers! Schenectady’s much-anticipated Restaurant Week is back, starting Monday and running through Sunday. This year, a total of 21 local dining establishments are participating, each offering a variety of lunch and dinner options priced between $20 and $40.

  • For those looking for a bargain, Chez Nous, Katie O’Byrne’s Irish Pub, More Pereca’s, The Nest, Pho Queen, The Ritz on Union, and The Whistling Kettle are all offering $20 lunch specials.
  • For a more indulgent experience, Chez Nous, grano, High Five at the Electric Grinch, Johnny’s Restaurant, Manhattan Exchange, More Perreca’s Italian Kitchen, The Ritz on Union, Simone’s Kitchen, Stella’s Pasta Bar & Bistro, Tara Kitchen, Turf Tavern, unBEETable and Zen Asian Fusion Lounge are each offering a $30 dinner special. This includes appetizers, main courses, and desserts.
  • For those looking to splurge, Ferrari’s Ristorante, Katie O’Byrne’s Irish Pub, Max410 at The Water’s Edge, and Tops American Grill are offering both $30 and $40 dinner specials throughout the week.
  • Finally, Cornells in Little Italy, The Nest Restaurant and Bar and Pho Queen are each offering a $40 dinner special during Restaurant Week.

“Schenectady Restaurant Week is a wonderful chance for us to display our culinary skills to a broader audience and attract new patrons,” said Maria Papa of MORE Perreca’s Italian Kitchen, Perreca’s Bakery & Cornell’s in Little Italy in a press release from the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation. “It’s always a boost to our business, and it’s exhilarating to see the city buzzing with such energy and passion for food. We’re delighted to be participating again this year and look forward to providing diners with a delicious and unforgettable experience.”

Check out all the Restaurant Week specials here: 2024 Schenectady Restaurant Week

“We decided to participate in restaurant week this year as we are celebrating our 50th anniversary and felt it would be a great way to gain more visibility and welcome new patrons to our restaurant family,” Anthony Ferrari of Ferrari’s Ristorante said in the release.

Restaurant Week was established through a collaboration of the DSIC, the Chamber of Schenectady County and Discover Schenectady.

In the release, diners are also encouraged to complete an online survey after their meals for a chance to win gift cards from participating restaurants.

Kiara Thomas
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