You Voted: Local Restaurant Everyone Must Try


You Voted: Local Restaurant Everyone Must Try


You’ve been in the situation. You’re planning to go out with friends and now, you all have to agree on where you’re going. There’s always one friend that asks “Well, is there anywhere you’ve wanted to try?” Well, I asked, and you answered. Here are the places you all said you wanted to check out. Did we miss one? Add it in the comments!

Arthur’s Market (35 N Ferry St, Schenectady) – serving up specialty coffee, house-made baked goods, soups, salads, sandwiches, take-and-bake items, and grocery basics for your delight!

Adirondack Winery (285 Canada St, Lake George | 395 Big Bay Road, Queensbury) – Founded in 2008, Adirondack Winery is the Lake George, NY region’s premier winery and a top-rated attraction in the area! Don’t miss their brand new tasting room in Queensbury hosting a bunch of great events to pair with wine!

Troy 5-Star Food Mart (380 5th Ave, Troy) – “Troy 5-Star Food Mart is the most underrated takeout. They have everything there. Everything. Never had a single bad meal. And they always deliver 15 minutes earlier than I expect”

The Four Corners Luncheonette (2 Grove St, Delmar) – Open daily for breakfast and lunch. Dine-in and take-out are available. 

The Nest (512 State St, Schenectady) – Fashionable restaurant offering high-end dishes, brunch & wines, plus cocktails.

Canali’s Restaurant (126 Mariaville Rd, Schenectady) – Family-friendly destination since 1946 crafts heaping portions of traditional Italian eats.

Cuckoo’s Nest (234 Western Ave, Albany) – there’s a reason both this and The Nest are on the list! Homey Southern fare with cocktails, presented in an eclectic setting with a full bar & happy hour.

Gus’ Hot Dogs (212 25th St, Watervliet) – Compact hot dog & burger shop with an indoor counter, a walk-up window & outdoor picnic tables.

Black and Blue Steak & Crab (1470 Western Ave, Albany) – Upscale surf ‘n’ turf meals complement the extensive wine list at this stylish steakhouse.

Kay’s Pizza (10 Walsh Ln, Averill Park) – Circa-1958 family eatery offers pizza, subs & Italian dishes in a tucked-away locale by the lake.

Romo’s Pizza (365 Feura Bush Rd, Glenmont) – “We use 100% Grande Cheese and our sauce and dough are also made in house everyday. Not only do we make all of our pizzas from scratch many of our other menu items like our blue cheese, balsamic dressing, italian dressing, garlic parmesan sauce, meatballs, mozzarella wedges and buffalo rolls are also some of the many items that are made in house.”

Genoa Importing Co.(435 New Loudon Rd, Albany) – “Genoa Importing has been Loudonville’s go-to stop for hearty, home-cooked meals. When you step inside our newly renovated deli, you’ll always be met with a friendly smile and some old fashioned Italian food.”

Lanie’s Cafe (471 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville) – Upscale establishment with live music & a patio offering a deep American menu & express lunches.

Swifty’s Restaurant and Pub (95 Everett Rd, Albany | 367 Delaware Ave, Delmar) – Bar & grill offering American pub fare ranging from burgers to steaks, plus several TVs for sports.

Iron Roost (36 Front St, Ballston Spa) – Cheery cafe with exposed-brick walls dispensing homestyle breakfast fare, plus sandwiches & salads.

D’Raymonds (269 Osborne Rd, Loudonville) – Broad menu of pasta, veal & fish dishes in a dimly lit Italian spot with brick & dark-wood accents.

Rosanna’s (23 Dove St, Albany) – Seasonal Italian small & large plates, wine & craft cocktails in a vintage bistro setting.

The Copper Crow (904 Broadway, Albany) – purveyor of fine food & craft cocktails located in the historic Kirk & Sons Brewery on Broadway in Albany’s North end

Tara Kitchen (431 Liberty St, Schenectady | 1785 Western Ave, Albany) – Moroccan dishes & imported wines offered in narrow, laid-back quarters with bar & table seating.

Tanpopo Ramen (1625 Union St, Schenectady | 893 Broadway, Albany) – Japanese-style noodle soups including vegetarian options dished up in a historic railcar diner.

TapAsia Asian Tapas (227 Lark St #1101, Albany) – Tapasia is an Asian tapas restaurant that offers a lunch and dinner menu in addition to a line of Asian wine and beer.

Sea Smoke Waterfront Grill (10 Starbuck Dr Suite 108, Green Island) – Sea Smoke Waterfront Grill is a seafood restaurant with Mediterranean influence offering seafood, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, and more

677 Prime (677 Broadway, Albany) – Upscale steakhouse with mahogany accents & colorful art features 400+ wines & weekday bar deals.

15 Church Restaurant (15 Church St, Saratoga Springs) – Refined restaurant serving filets, lamb, seafood & craft cocktails, along with a casual patio menu.

Marino’s Pizza & Restaurant (1301 State St, Schenectady) – Longtime local parlor with pasta, subs & Italian dinners plus beer & wine in a casual ’70s setup.

Maxon’s American Grill (507 Saratoga Rd, Schenectady) – Family owned and operated in Glenville NY specializing in American Fare with a modern twist.

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