“Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won’t cure a cold. “

Jerry Vale

When you think of Schenectady, I assume you don’t think of lakeside locations where you can sit on the water and relax with each passing wave. I’ve lived here my whole life and I can tell you, I didn’t. I didn’t, that is, until I went to The Water’s Edge Lighthouse (4 Freemans Bridge Road, Scotia). We went around 3pm so the restaurant wasn’t very busy but my Mom, her friend and I were eyeing the bar anyway. As I mentioned in an earlier post, what’s great about bar/restaurants is that you can order food at the bar as well as at a table and that usually goes for big as well as smaller restaurants. We had just eaten lunch and were only going for the atmosphere (though I’ve heard their food is fantastic and I definitely will be going back- look out for THAT entry).

The bartender was Nicole and she was very sweet. I ordered a Whiskey Sour, what else?, and she made it perfectly. What I like about whiskey sours is that even though I love the taste of whiskey the flavor isn’t very strong. I would classify it as a “girly drink” because of the fruity flavor but I like them.

I would love to see this restaurant on a regular busy night. The building itself is beautiful with plenty of room outside for seating with a view as well as a cabana bar outside with a lakeside view.

It looks very classy from the inside and the menu backs that up. I took a look at the menu and though everything looked wonderful it was a bit higher than my usual budget. I was able to find a few things that I would be able to buy on my post-graduation/jobless budget but it would have definitely been a splurge. Recommendations I’ve heard are the lasagna and bruchetta so if you take a ride out there make sure to sample those!

View from Outside