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Besties 2021: All the Food & Drink Category Winners

CRL reveals the top food and drink spots in the Capital Region, voted on by you.

Welcome to the second, arguably more delicious half of the Besties, featuring all of the top restaurants, dishes, chefs and more from the 2021 Besties Food & Drink categories, all of which our readership voted on.

Innovo Kitchen

APPETIZERS
Innovo Kitchen
1214 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham
(518) 608-1466
innovokitchen.com

Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub
95 Everett Road, Albany
(518) 472-0522
367 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 475-1111
swiftyspub.com

Daley’s on Yates
10 Yates Street, Schenectady
(518) 901-0174
daleysonyates.com

Uncommon Grounds

BAGELS
Uncommon Grounds
Coffee & Bagels
Multiple Locations
uncommongrounds.com

West End Bagels
5 Southside Drive, Clifton Park
(518) 952-4762
westendbagels.com

Bagel Tyme
389 Fairview Avenue, Hudson
(518) 822-1510
1004 Kinderhook Street, Valatie
(518) 758-1313
bageltymeny.com

BAKERY
Bella Napoli Bakery & Cafe
672 New Loudon Road, Latham
(518) 783-0196
721 River Street, Troy
(518) 274-8277
bellanapolibakery.com

Villa Italia Bakery
226 Broadway, Schenectady
(518) 355-1144
villaitaliabakery.com

Dolce & Biscotti Fine Italian
Bakery (tie)
1758 US Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 280-6173
dolceandbiscotti.com

Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe (tie)
390 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer
(518) 477-2140
54 State Street, Albany
(518) 813-9557
zacharyspastryshoppe.com

Brooks’ House Bar-B-Q

BBQ
Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q
Catering available throughout the
Capital District
(607) 432-1782
brooksbbq.com

PJ’s Bar-B-QSA
1 Kaydeross Avenue West,
Saratoga Springs
(518) 583-7427
pjsbarbqsa.com

Pig Pit BBQ
1 Niver Street, Cohoes
(518) 235-2323
pigpitbbqny.com

Yanni’s Too

BEST KEPT SECRET
Yanni’s Too
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
(518) 756-7033
yannisrestaurants.com

Daley’s on Yates
10 Yates Street, Schenectady
(518) 901-0174
daleysonyates.com

Tara Kitchen
Multiple Locations
tarakitchen.com

BEVERAGE CENTER
Oliver’s Beverage Center
105 Colvin Avenue, Albany
(518) 459-2767
brew-crew.com

Delmar Beverage Center
242 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 439-7275
delmarbeveragecenter.com

Westmere Beverage
1756 Western Avenue, Guilderland
(518) 456-1100
brew-crew.com

New World Bistro Bar

BISTRO
New World Bistro Bar
300 Delaware Avenue, Albany
(518) 694-0520
newworldbistrobar.com

Delmar Bistro
180 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 439-1000
thedelmarbistro.weebly.com

Garden Bistro 24 (tie)
5 Vista Boulevard, Slingerlands
(518) 439-3832
gardenbistro24.com

Sage Bistro (tie)
2050 Western Avenue, Guilderland
(518) 608-5410
sagebistrony.com

BLOODY MARY
Innovo Kitchen
1214 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham
(518) 608-1466
innovokitchen.com

Nighthawks Restaurant & Bar
461 Broadway, Troy
(518) 272-1000
nighthawkstroy.com

Tipsy Moose Tap & Tavern
Multiple Locations
tipsymoosetavern.com

Bountiful Bread

BREAD
Bountiful Bread
Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 438-3540
bountifulbread.com

Perreca’s
31-33 North Jay Street, Schenectady
(518) 372-1875
perrecas.com

The Placid Baker
250 Broadway, Troy
(518) 925-2232
theplacidbaker.com

Cafe Madison

BREAKFAST
Cafe Madison
1108 Madison Avenue, Albany
(518) 935-1094
359 Northern Boulevard, Albany
(518) 898-9630
cafemadisonalbany.com

Blue Ribbon Family Restaurant
1801 State Street, Schenectady
(518) 393-2600
blueribbonrestaurant.com

Duncan’s Dairy Bar (tie)
890 Hoosick Road, Troy
(518) 279-9985
duncansdairybar.com

McCarroll’s The Village Butcher & and Deli (tie)
406 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar
(518) 439-3936
delmarmarketplace.com

Brown’s Brewing Company

BREWERY
Brown’s Brewing Company
417 River Street, Troy
(518) 273-2337
50 Factory Hill Road, North Hoosick
(518) 205-5049
brownsbrewing.com

Druther’s Brewing Company
Multiple Locations
druthersbrewing.com

Frog Alley Brewing
108 State Street, Schenectady
(518) 631-4800
frogalleybrewing.com

BRUNCH
Cafe Madison
1108 Madison Avenue, Albany
(518) 935-1094
359 Northern Boulevard, Albany
(518) 898-9630
cafemadisonalbany.com

Innovo Kitchen
1214 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham
(518) 608-1466
innovokitchen.com

The Cuckoo’s Nest
234 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 650-7215
cuckoosnestalbany.com

Nighthawks Restaurant & Bar

BURGER
Nighthawks Restaurant & Bar
461 Broadway, Troy
(518) 272-1000
nighthawkstroy.com

Crave (tie)
217 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 650-6463
cravealbany.com

Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub (tie)
95 Everett Road, Albany
(518) 472-0522
367 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 475-1111
swiftyspub.com

Coccadotts Cake Shop

CAKES
Coccadotts Cake Shop
1179 Central Avenue, Albany
(518) 438-4937
coccadotts.com

Villa Italia Bakery
226 Broadway, Schenectady
(518) 355-1144
villaitaliabakery.com

Bella Napoli Bakery & Cafe (tie)
672 New Loudon Road, Latham
(518) 783-0196
721 River Street, Troy
(518) 274-8277
bellanapolibakery.com

Dolce & Biscotti Fine
Italian Bakery (tie)
1758 US Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 280-6173
dolceandbiscotti.com

CALAMARI
Yanni’s Too
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
(518) 756-7033
yannisrestaurants.com

Verdile’s Restaurant
572 2nd Avenue, Troy
(518) 235-8879
verdile.com

677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany
(518) 427-7463
677prime.com

Blue Rose Cheesecake & Bake Shop

CHEESECAKE
Blue Rose Cheesecake & Bake Shop
1815 State Street, Schenectady
(518) 393-2765
blueribbonrestaurant.com

Nuns of New Skete
345 Ashgrove Road, Cambridge
(518) 677-3810
newskete.org

Dolce & Biscotti Fine
Italian Bakery
1758 US Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 280-6173
dolceandbiscotti.com

Ralph’s Tavern

CHICKEN WINGS
Ralph’s Tavern
1328 Central Avenue, Albany
(518) 489-8290
ralphstaverninc.com

Rusty Nail Grill & Tavern
1781 Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 371-9875
mayfavoritetaverns.com

The Towne Tavern
2850 NY 43, Averill Park
(518) 674-3040
thetownetavern.com

 

CHILI
Yanni’s Too
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
(518) 756-7033
yannisrestaurants.com

Otis & Oliver’s
30 Mill Road, Latham
(518) 785-9291
otisandolivers.com

Stewart’s Shops
Multiple Locations
stewartsshops.com

Krause’s Homemade Candy

CHOCOLATE SHOP/CANDY STORE
Krause’s Homemade Candy
1609 Central Avenue, Albany
(518) 869-3950
krausescandy.com

Uncle Sam’s All American Chocolate Factory
Newtown Plaza
594 New Loudon Road, Latham
(518) 608-4949
2571 Albany Street, Schenectady
(518) 372-2243
unclesamscandy.com

Candy Kraft Candies
2575 Western Avenue, Altamont
(518) 355-1860
candykraftcandies.com

CHOWDER
Yanni’s Too
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
(518) 756-7033
yannisrestaurants.com

Ted’s Fish Fry
Multiple Locations
tedsfishfry.com

Otis & Oliver’s
30 Mill Road, Latham
(518) 785-9291
otisandolivers.com

Indian Ladder Farms

CIDER DOUGHNUTS
Indian Ladder Farms
342 Altamont Road, Altamont
(518) 765-2956
indianladderfarms.com

Golden Harvest Farms
3074 Route 9, Valatie
(518) 758-7683
goldenharvestfarms.com

Cider Belly Doughnuts
25 North Pearl Street, Albany
(518) 253-4640
ciderbelly.com

COFFEE
Stewart’s Shops
Multiple Locations
stewartsshops.com

Perfect Blend Cafe and Bakery
376 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 439-6537
perfectblendcafe.com

Uncommon Grounds
Multiple Locations
uncommongrounds.com

The Cuckoo’s Nest

COMFORT FOOD
The Cuckoo’s Nest
234 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 650-7215
cuckoosnestalbany.com

Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub
95 Everett Road, Albany
(518) 472-0522
367 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 475-1111
swiftyspub.com

Olde Bryan Inn
123 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs
(518) 587-2990
oldebryaninn.com

Cookie Factory

COOKIES
The Cookie Factory
1705 U.S. 9, Clifton Park
(518) 280-7644
520 Congress Street, Troy
(518) 268-1060
cookiefactoryllc.com

Bella Napoli Bakery & Cafe
672 New Loudon Road, Latham
(518) 783-0196
721 River Street, Troy
(518) 274-8277
bellanapolibakery.com

Dolce & Biscotti Fine Italian Bakery
1758 US Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 280-6173
dolceandbiscotti.com

CUPCAKES
Coccadotts Cake Shop
1179 Central Avenue, Albany
(518) 438-4937
coccadotts.com

Dolce & Biscotti Fine Italian Bakery
1758 US Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 280-6173
dolceandbiscotti.com

Perreca’s Bakery
33 North Jay Street, Schenectady
(518) 372-1875
perracas.com

DELI
Pellegrino Importing
1197 Central Avenue, Albany
(518) 459-4472
pellegrinoimporting.com

McCarroll’s The Village Butcher & and Deli
406 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar
(518) 439-3936
delmarmarketplace.com

Gershon’s Deli
1600 Union Street, Schenectady
(518) 393-0617
gershonsdeli.com

Alexis Diner

DINER
Alexis Diner
294 North Greenbush Road, Troy
(518) 286-2603
alexisdiner.us

Blue Ribbon Family Restaurant
1801 State Street, Schenectady
(518) 393-2600
blueribbonrestaurant.com

Capital City Diner
1709 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 250-4261
pilarinoshospitalitygroup.com

DISTILLERY
Albany Distilling Company
75 Livingston Avenue, Albany
(518) 949-2472
albanydistilling.com

Harvest Spirits
3074 Route 9, Valatie
(518) 758-1776
harvestspirits.com

Yankee Distillers
5 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park
(518) 406-3245
yankeedistillers.com

FAMILY-OWNED RESTAURANT
Verdile’s Restaurant
572 2nd Avenue, Troy
(518) 235-8879
verdile.com

Yanni’s Too
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
(518) 756-7033
yannisrestaurants.com

Dino’s Restaurant
2113 Route 7, Troy
(518) 663-0131
dinosrpb.com

677 Prime

FINE DINING
677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany
(518) 427-7463
677prime.com

Yono’s
25 Chapel Street, Albany
(518) 436-7747
yonos.com

Black & Blue Steak and Crab
1470 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 313-7388
blackandbluesteakandcrab.com

Ted’s Fish Fry (Francesco D’Amico)

FISH FRY
Ted’s Fish Fry
Multiple Locations
tedsfishfry.com

Off Shore Pier
637 Third Avenue Extension, Rensselaer
(518) 283-9880
offshorepier.com

Gene’s Fish Fry (tie)
300 Troy Road, Rensselaer
(518) 286-3767
genes-fish-fry.edan.io

Harbor House Fish Fry (tie)
1742 Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 371-3813
facebook.com/harborhousefishfry

FISH & CHIPS
Ted’s Fish Fry
Multiple Locations
tedsfishfry.com

Yanni’s Too
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
(518) 756-7033
yannisrestaurants.com

O’Slattery’s Irish Restaurant &
Pub (tie)
318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 439-5634
oslatterys.com

Off Shore Pier (tie)
637 Third Avenue Extension, Rensselaer
(518) 283-9880
offshorepier.com

FRENCH FRIES
Ted’s Fish Fry
Multiple Locations
tedsfishfry.com

Annabel’s Pizza Company (tie)
108 State Street, Schenectady
(518) 553-0400
annbelspizzaco.com

Nighthawks Restaurant & Bar (tie)
461 Broadway, Troy
(518) 272-1000
nighthawkstroy.com

Hattie’s Restaurant

FRIED CHICKEN
Hattie’s Restaurant
45 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs
(518) 584-4790
hattiesrestaurant.com

The Cuckoo’s Nest
234 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 650-7215
cuckoosnestalbany.com

Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen
353 Clinton Avenue, Albany
(518) 729-3472
aliebscozykitchen.com

GLUTEN FREE DISH
Daley’s on Yates
10 Yates Street, Schenectady
(518) 901-0174
daleysonyates.com

Dolce & Biscotti Fine Italian Bakery
1758 Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 280-6173
dolceandbiscotti.com

Mex Cocina
77 Congress Street, Troy
(518) 951-6114
facebook.com/mexcocinany

City Line Bar & Grill

HAPPY HOUR
City Line Bar & Grill
1200 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 504-1200
citylinebar.com

Crossroads Brewing Company
21 Second Street, Athens
(518) 945-2337
201 Water Street, Catskill
(518) 444-8277
crossroadsbrewingco.com

Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub
95 Everett Road, Albany
(518) 472-0522
367 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 475-1111
swiftyspub.com

HOMEMADE PASTA
Canali’s Italian & American Restaurant
126 Mariaville Road, Schenectady
(518) 355-5323
canalisrestaurant.com

Verdile’s Restaurant
572 2nd Avenue, Troy
(518) 235-8879
verdile.com

Wheatfields Restaurant & Bar
54 Crossing Boulevard, Clifton Park
(518) 383-4444
440 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
(518) 587-0534
wheatfields.com

Gus’s Hot Dogs

HOT DOG
Gus’s Hot Dogs
212 25th Street, Watervliet
(518) 273-8743
Search: Gus’s Hot Dogs Watervliet, NY on Facebook

Famous Lunch
111 Congress Street, Troy
(518) 272-9481
famouslunch.org

Mike’s Hot Dogs
1135 Erie Boulevard, Schenectady
(518) 382-9213
Search: Mike’s Hot Dogs on Facebook

The Snowman Ice Cream

ICE CREAM STAND
The Snowman Ice Cream
531 5th Avenue, Troy
(518) 233-1714
thesnowmanicecream.com

Jim’s Tastee Freez
58 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 439-3912
jimstasteefreez.com

Guptill’s Ice Cream
1085 New Loudon Road, Cohoes
(518) 785-0660
facebook.com/Guptillsicecream

 

KID-FRIENDLY DINING
Ted’s Fish Fry
Multiple Locations
tedsfishfry.com

Kay’s Pizza (tie)
10 Walsh Lane, Averill Park
(518) 674-5413
kayspizza.com

Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub (tie)
95 Everett Road, Albany
(518) 472-0522
367 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 475-1111
swiftyspub.com

LATE-NIGHT DINING
Bob’s Diner
929 19th Street, Watervliet
(518) 274-2393
bobsdinerny.com

Latham ’76 Diner
722 New Loudon Road, Latham
(518) 785-3793
latham76diner.com

LOBSTER MAC & CHEESE
Yanni’s Too
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
(518) 756-7033
yannisrestaurants.com

Druther’s Brewing Company
Multiple Locations
druthersbrewing.com

677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany
(518) 427-7463
677prime.com

LUNCH SPOT
Four Corners Luncheonette
2 Grove Street, Delmar
(518) 439-0172
fourcornersluncheonette.com

Emma Cleary’s Cafe
1926 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands
(518) 439-8700
emmaclearys.com

The Whistling Kettle
Multiple Locations
thewhistlingkettle.com

Druther’s Brewing Company

MAC & CHEESE
Druther’s Brewing Company
Multiple Locations
Druthersbrewing.com

Tipsy Moose Tap & Tavern
Multiple Locations
tipsymoosetavern.com

Crossroads Brewing Company
21 Second Street, Athens
(518) 945-2337
201 Water Street, Catskill
(518) 444-8277
crossroadsbrewingco.com

MARGARITA
TORO Cantina
111 Wolf Road, Albany
(518) 949-2211
torocantina.com

La Fiesta
15 Park Avenue, Clifton Park
(518) 280-2657
lafiestamexican.com

El Mariachi
289 Hamilton Street, Albany
(518) 432-7580
elmariachirestaurant.com

MARTINI
677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany
(518) 427-7463
677prime.com

The Century House (tie)
997 New Loudon Road, Latham
(518) 785-0834
thecenturyhouse.com

Daley’s on Yates (tie)
10 Yates Street, Schenectady
(518) 901-0174
daleysonyates.com

9 Maple Avenue (tie)
9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs
(518) 583-2582
9mapleave.com

MEATBALLS
Pellegrino Importing
1197 Central Avenue, Albany
(518) 459-4472
pellegrinoimporting.com

Testo’s
853 4th Avenue, Troy
(518) 235-0444
769 Pawling Avenue, Troy
(518) 326-1177
testosrestaurant.com

Cardona’s Market
340 Delaware Avenue, Albany
(518) 434-4838
cardonasmarket.com

MUFFINS
Smith’s Orchard Bake Shop
4561 Jockey Street, Ballston Spa
(518) 882-6598
smithspieshop.com

Dolce & Biscotti Fine Italian Bakery
1758 US Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 280-6173
dolceandbiscotti.com

Bountiful Bread
Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 438-3540
bountifulbread.com

TORO Cantina

NEW RESTAURANT
TORO Cantina
111 Wolf Road, Albany
(518) 949-2211
torocantina.com

Annabel’s Pizza Company
108 State Street, Schenectady
(518) 553-0400
annbelspizzaco.com

The Nest Restaurant & Bar (tie)
512 State Street, Schenectady
(518) 672-3018
thenest518.com

Rosanna’s Italian Kitchen (tie)
23 Dove Street, Albany
(518) 462-9176
rosannasondove.com

OMELETTES
Cafe Madison (tie)
1108 Madison Avenue, Albany
(518) 935-1094
359 Northern Boulevard, Albany
(518) 898-9630
cafemadisonalbany.com

Peaches Cafè (tie)
Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 482-3677
peachescafe.net

Iron Gate Cafe
182A Washington Avenue, Albany
(518) 445-3555
irongatecafe.com

Alexis Diner (tie)
294 North Greenbush Road, Troy
(518) 286-2603
alexisdiner.us

Blue Ribbon Family Restaurant (tie)
1801 State Street, Schenectady
(518) 393-2600
blueribbonrestaurant.com

OUTDOOR DINING
Yanni’s Too
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
(518) 756-7033
yannisrestaurants.com

Lanie’s Cafe
471 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville
(518) 438-5005
laniescafe.com

Daley’s on Yates
10 Yates Street, Schenectady
(518) 901-0174
daleysonyates.com

Testo’s

PASTA SAUCE
Testo’s
853 4th Avenue, Troy
(518) 235-0444
769 Pawling Avenue, Troy
(518) 326-1177
testosrestaurant.com

Verdile’s Restaurant
572 2nd Avenue, Troy
(518) 235-8879
verdile.com

Dominick’s Gourmet Pasta Sauce
(Pizza by Dominick)
1969 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands
(518) 478-9223
facebook.com/DomincksGourmet

PIES
Smith’s Orchard Bake Shop
4561 Jockey Street, Ballston Spa
(518) 882-6598
smithspieshop.com

Dolce & Biscotti Fine Italian Bakery
1758 US Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 280-6173
dolceandbiscotti.com

Golden Harvest Farms
3074 Route 9, Valatie
(518) 758-7683
goldenharvestfarms.com

Kay’s Pizza

PIZZA
Kay’s Pizza
10 Walsh Lane, Averill Park
(518) 674-5413
kayspizza.com

Romo’s Pizza
365 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont
(518) 449-5871
romospizzany.com

DeFazio’s Pizzeria (tie)
266 4th Street, Troy
(518) 271-1111
defaziospizza.com

Red Front Pizza (tie)
1747 Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 280-7008
71 Division Street, Troy
(518) 272-9241
redfrontrestaurant.com

PUB
Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub
95 Everett Road, Albany
(518) 472-0522
367 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 475-1111
swiftyspub.com

Brown’s Brewing Company
417 River Street, Troy
(518) 273-2337
50 Factory Hill Road, North Hoosick
(518) 205-5049
brownsbrewing.com

Across the Street Pub and Restaurant (tie)
1238 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 438-1718
acrossthestreetpub.com

McGeary’s Pub (tie)
4 Clinton Square, Albany
(518) 463-14556
mcgearyspub.com

RIBS
Otis & Oliver’s
30 Mill Road, Latham
(518) 785-9291
otisandolivers.com

Yanni’s Too
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
(518) 756-7033
yannisrestaurants.com

Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q (tie)
Catering available throughout the Capital District
(607) 432-1782
brooksbbq.com

3 Ball BBQ (tie)
Catering available throughout the Capital District
(518) 369-5521
3ballbbq.com

ROMANTIC DINING
677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany
(518) 427-7463
677prime.com

Daley’s on Yates
10 Yates Street, Schenectady
(518) 901-0174
daleysonyates.com

Yono’s
25 Chapel Street, Albany
(518) 436-7747
yonos.com

SANDWICH/SUB
McCarroll’s The Village Butcher and Deli
406 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar
(518) 439-3936
delmarmarketplace.com

Pellegrino Importing
1197 Central Avenue, Albany
(518) 459-4472
pellegrinoimporting.com

Lanie’s Cafe
471 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville
(518) 438-5005
laniescafe.com

SEAFOOD
Yanni’s Too
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
(518) 756-7033
yannisrestaurants.com

677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany
(518) 427-7463
677prime.com

Fin – Your Fishmonger
2050 Western Avenue, Guilderland
(518) 452-4565
finshops.com

Slidin’ Dirty

SLIDERS
Slidin’ Dirty
9 First Street, Troy
(518) 326-8492
slidindirty.com

Jack’s Drive-In
24 Main Avenue, Wynantskill
(518) 283-5110
Search: Jack’s Drive In on Facebook

Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub
95 Everett Road, Albany
(518) 472-0522
367 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 475-1111
swiftyspub.com

SOUP
Bountiful Bread
Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 438-3540
bountifulbread.com

Otis & Oliver’s
30 Mill Road, Latham
(518) 785-9291
otisandolivers.com

Ted’s Fish Fry
Multiple Locations
tedsfishfry.com

SPORTS BAR
Recovery Room Sports Grill
Multiple Locations
recoverysportsgrill.com

Junior’s Bar & Grill
1094 Madison Avenue, Albany
(518) 935-2025
48 North Greenbush Road, Troy
(518) 244-3535
juniorsbarandgrill.com

Forty One Sports Bar & Grille (tie)
41 112th Street, Troy
(518) 235-4141
fortyonesportsbar.com

Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub (tie)
95 Everett Road, Albany
(518) 472-0522
367 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 475-1111
swiftyspub.com

STEAKHOUSE
Barnsider
480 Sand Creek Road, Albany
(518) 869-2448
barnsiderrestaurant.com

677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany
(518) 427-7463
677prime.com

Black & Blue Steak and Crab
1470 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 313-7388
blackandbluesteakandcrab.com

Shogun

SUSHI
Shogun
318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 729-5727
shogunofdelmar.com

Akanomi Japanese Restaurant
2568 Western Avenue, Altamont
(518) 357-0888
akanomisushi.com

Sushi Thai at the Park
1707 Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 348-0100
sushithaiatthepark.com

TAKEOUT
Yanni’s Too
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
(518) 756-7033
yannisrestaurants.com

Nighthawks Restaurant & Bar
461 Broadway, Troy
(518) 272-1000
nighthawkstroy.com

Plum Blossom Restaurant
685 Hoosick Road, Troy
(518) 272-0036
Search: The Plum Blossom Restaurant on Facebook

Twisted Vine Wine & Tap

TAPAS/SMALL PLATES
Twisted Vine Wine & Tap
384 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar
(518) 439-3241
twistedvinedelmar.com

Boca Bistro
384 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
(518) 682-2800
bocabistro.com

Mex Cocina
77 Congress Street, Troy
(518) 951-6114
facebook.com/mexcocinany

TEA
The Whistling Kettle
Multiple Locations
thewhistlingkettle.com

Short & Stout Tea Lounge
1736 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 456-8327
shortandstouttea.com

The Tailored Tea
1010 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham
(518) 608-5137
thetailoredtea.com

VEGETARIAN SELECTION
Berben & Wolff’s (closed permanently)

Mex Cocina
77 Congress Street, Troy
(518) 951-6114
facebook.com/mexcocinany

The Hollow Bar + Kitchen (tie)
79 North Pearl Street, Albany
(518) 426-8550
thehollowalbany.com

Taco Libre (tie)
433 River Street, Troy
(518) 951-6114
riverstreetmkt.com

VEGAN SELECTION
Berben & Wolff’s (closed permanently)

Mex Cocina
77 Congress Street, Troy
(518) 951-6114
facebook.com/mexcocinany

Square One Cafe
(location closed permanently; has since reopened as Take Two Café)

WAITSTAFF
Yanni’s Too
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
(518) 756-7033
yannisrestaurants.com

Verdile’s Restaurant
572 2nd Street, Troy
(518) 235-8879
verdile.com

677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany
(518) 427-7463
677prime.com

WINE LIST
677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany
(518) 427-7463
677prime.com

Yono’s
25 Chapel Street, Albany
(518) 436-7747
yonos.com

Twisted Vine Wine & Tap
384 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar
(518) 439-3241
twistedvinedelmar.com

Altamont Vineyard & Winery

WINE/WINERY
Altamont Vineyard & Winery
3001 Furbeck Road, Altamont
(518) 355-8100
altamontwinery.com

Galway Rock Vineyard and Winery
998 Saratoga Road, Ballston Lake
(518) 280-6554
galwayrockwines.com

Hudson Chatham Winery
1900 State Route 66, Ghent
(518) 392-9463
hudsonchathamwinery.com

CUISINE

AMERICAN
Daley’s on Yates
10 Yates Street, Schenectady
(518) 901-0174
daleysonyates.com

Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub (tie)
95 Everett Road, Albany
(518) 472-0522
367 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 475-1111
swiftyspub.com

Otis & Oliver’s (tie)
30 Mill Road, Latham
(518) 785-9291
otisandolivers.com

Yanni’s Too (tie)
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
(518) 756-7033
yannisrestaurants.com

Hattie’s Restaurant

CAJUN
Hattie’s Restaurant
45 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs
(518) 584-4790
hattiesrestaurant.com

Parish Public House
388 Broadway, Albany
(518) 465-0444
parishpublichouse.com

CARIBBEAN
Roy’s Caribbean Restaurant & Sports Bar
769 State Street, Schenectady
(518) 433-1343
facebook.com/royscaribbeanrestaurant

The Dutch Pot
Empire State Plaza
100 South Mall Arterial, Albany
(518) 455-8500
facebook.com/TheDutchPotRestaurants

CHINESE
The Plum Blossom Restaurant
685 Hoosick Road, Troy
(518) 272-0036
Search: The Plum Blossom Restaurant on Facebook

Ala Shanghai
468 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham
(518) 783-8188
alashanghai.net

Gold Coin
1360 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands
(518) 439-6428
goldcoinrestaurant.com

FRENCH
Provence (closed permanently)

GERMAN
The Flammerie (closed until further notice)
7 Hudson Street, Kinderhook
(518) 758-1509
Search: The Flammerie on Facebook

Heidelberg Inn (tie)
352 Quaker Road, Queensbury
(518) 792-5556
heidelbergny.com

Pumpernickel’s Restaurant (tie)
4571 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing
(518) 644-2106
bluewatermanor.com

Wolff’s Biergarten (tie)
Multiple Locations
wolffsbiergarten.com

Athos Restaurant

GREEK
Athos Restaurant
1814 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 608-6400
athosrestaurant.com

Greek House
27 3rd Street, Troy
(518) 272-6058
thegreekhouse.net

Latham ’76 Diner (tie)
722 New Loudon Road, Latham
(518) 785-3793
latham76diner.com

Four Brothers Pizza Inn (tie)
2960 US Highway 9, Valatie
(518) 758-7151
fourbrothersrestaurants.com

Karavalli, Regional Cuisine

INDIAN
Karavalli, Regional Cuisine
of India
9 Johnson Road, Latham
(518) 785-7600
karavalli.com

Taj Fine Indian Cuisine
365 Feura Bush Road, Glenmont
(518) 977-3050
tajfineindian.com

Shalimar
Multiple Locations
shalimarny.com

ITALIAN
Sam’s Italian American
125 Southern Boulevard, Albany
(518) 463-3433
samsitalianamerican.com

D’Raymonds
269 Osborne Road, Loudonville
(518) 459-6364
draymonds.com

Verdile’s Restaurant
572 2nd Avenue, Troy
(518) 235-8879
verdile.com

JAPANESE
Akanomi Japanese Restaurant
2568 Western Avenue,
Suite 101, Altamont
(518) 357-0888
akanomisushi.com

Shogun
318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 729-5727
shogunofdelmar.com

Hana Japanese Steak House Restaurant
1620 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 452-4262
hanaalbany.com

LEBANESE
Mamoun’s Falafel Restaurant
206 Washington Avenue, Albany
(518) 434-3901
mamounsalbany.com

Tara Kitchen

MEDITERRANEAN
Tara Kitchen
Multiple Locations
tarakitchen.com

Barcelona Restaurant (tie)
1192 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 438-1144
barcelona-albany.com

Kismet Mediterranean Grill (tie)
1116 Madison Avenue, Albany
(518) 599-0500
kismetgrill.com

MEXICAN
El Mariachi
289 Hamilton Street, Albany
(518) 432-7580
elmariachirestaurant.com

El Loco Mexican Cafe
465 Madison Avenue, Albany
(518) 436-1855
ellocomexicancafe.com

Casa Real Mexican Restaurant
1400 Altamont Avenue, Schenectady
(518) 356-0060
3770 Carman Road, Schenectady
(518) 357-8475
casarealmexicanrestaurant.com

Muza

POLISH
Muza
1300 15th Street, Troy
(518) 271-6892
muzaeuropeanfood.com

SPANISH
Barcelona Restaurant
1192 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 438-1144
barcelona-albany.com

Boca Bistro
384 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
(518) 682-2800
bocabistro.com

Mi Ecuador Juice Bar (tie)
175 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer
(518) 275-0565
miecuadorjuicebar.com

Salsa Latina Restaurant (tie)
315 Central Avenue, Albany
(518) 426-7050
misalsalatina.com

THAI
Sweet Basil Thai Restaurant
370 Delaware Avenue, Albany
(518) 729-4111
sweetbasilthaialbany.com

Sushi Thai @ the Park
1707 Route 9, Suite 100, Clifton Park
(518) 348-0100
sushithaiatthepark.com

Sri Siam Thai Restaurant
337 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush
(518) 915-1654
srisiamthaifood.com

Van’s Vietnamese Restaurant

VIETNAMESE
Van’s Vietnamese Restaurant
307 Central Avenue, Albany
(518) 436-1868
vansrestaurantny.com

Saigon Spring
1683 Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 982-0425
saigonspring.com

COUNTY

ALBANY COUNTY
677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany
(518) 427-7463
677prime.com

Yanni’s Too
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
(518) 756-7033
yannisrestaurants.com

New World Bistro Bar (tie)
300 Delaware Avenue, Albany
(518) 694-0520
newworldbistrobar.com

Barnsider (tie)
480 Sand Creek Road, Albany
(518) 869-2448
barnsiderrestaurant.com

La Bella’s Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria (Dave Bigler)

COLUMBIA COUNTY
La Bella’s Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria
2967 Route 9, Valatie
(518) 758-6611
labellavalatie.com

Main Street Diner
3032 Main Street, Valatie
(518) 758-1233
valatiediner.com

Chris’ Cafe
1048 Route 9, Valatie
(518) 758-7701
facebook.com/chriscafe518

FULTON/MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Raindancer Restaurant
4582 State Highway 30, Amsterdam
(518) 842-2606
raindancerrestaurant.com

GREENE COUNTY
Reds Restaurant
12005 Route 9W, West Coxsackie
(518) 731-8151
redsrestaurant.com

Crossroads Brewing Company
21 Second Street, Athens
(518) 945-2337
201 Water Street, Catskill
(518) 444-8277
crossroadsbrewingco.com

Mountain View Brasserie
10697 State Route 32, Greenville
(518) 966-5522
themountainviewbrasserie.com

RENSSELAER COUNTY
Verdile’s Restaurant
572 2nd Avenue, Troy
(518) 235-8879
verdile.com

Kay’s Pizza
10 Walsh Lane, Averill Park
(518) 674-5413
kayspizza.com

Nighthawks Restaurant & Bar (tie)
461 Broadway, Troy
(518) 272-1000
nighthawkstroy.com

Chez Mike (tie)
596 Columbia Turnpike,
East Greenbush
(518) 479-4730
chezmikerestaurant.com

Prime at Saratoga National

SARATOGA COUNTY
Prime at Saratoga National
458 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs
(518) 583-4653
primeatsaratoganational.com

15 Church (tie)
15 Church Street, Saratoga Springs
(518) 587-1515
15churchrestaurant.com

Pasta Pane (tie)
18 Park Avenue, Clifton Park
(518) 371-5762
pastapane.com

SCHENECTADY COUNTY
Daley’s on Yates
10 Yates Street, Schenectady
(518) 901-0174
daleysonyates.com

Canali’s Italian & American Restaurant
126 Mariaville Road, Schenectady
(518) 355-5323
canalisrestaurant.com

Johnny’s
433 State Street, Schenectady
(518) 982-5657
johnnysdowntown.com

Apple Barrel Store + Cafe

SCHOHARIE COUNTY
Apple Barrel Store + Cafe
115 NY 30A, Schoharie
(518) 295-7179
shopapplebarrel.com

The Bear’s Steakhouse
8254 Duanesburg Road, Duanesburg
(518) 895-2509
Search: The Bear’s Steakhouse on Facebook

Cobleskill Diner
117 Granite Drive, Cobleskill
(518) 234-7111
thecobleskilldiner.com

CITY/TOWN

ALBANY
677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany
(518) 427-7463
677prime.com

Yono’s
25 Chapel Street, Albany
(518) 436-7747
yonos.com

Jack’s Oyster House (tie)
42 State Street, Albany
(518) 465-8854
jacksoysterhouse.com

New World Bistro Bar (tie)
300 Delaware Avenue, Albany
(518) 694-0520
newworldbistrobar.com

Augie’s Family Style Italian Restaurant

BALLSTON SPA
Augie’s Family Style Italian Restaurant
17 Low Street, Ballston Spa
(518) 884-8600
augiesrestaurant.com

Next Door Kitchen & Bar
51 Front Street, Ballston Spa
(518) 309-3249
nextdoorkitchenandbar.com

The Factory Eatery & Spirits
20 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa
(518) 885-0500
thefactoryeatery.com

BETHLEHEM
Swifty’s Restaurant & Pub
95 Everett Road, Albany
(518) 472-0522
367 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 475-1111
swiftyspub.com

Delmar Bistro
180 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 439-1000
thedelmarbistro.weebly.com

O’Slattery’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
318 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
(518) 439-5634
oslatterys.com

Sushi Thai @ the Park

CLIFTON PARK
Sushi Thai @ the Park
1707 Route 9, Suite 100, Clifton Park
(518) 348-0100
sushithaiatthepark.com

Pasta Pane
18 Park Avenue, Clifton Park
(518) 371-5762
pastapane.com

Wheatfields Restaurant & Bar
54 Crossing Boulevard, Clifton Park
(518) 383-4444
440 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
(518) 587-0534
wheatfields.com

COLONIE
Barnsider (tie)
480 Sand Creek Road, Albany
(518) 869-2448
barnsiderrestaurant.com

Lanie’s Cafe (tie)
471 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville
(518) 438-5005
laniescafe.com

TORO Cantina
111 Wolf Road, Albany
(518) 949-2211
torocantina.com

D’Raymonds
269 Osborne Road, Loudonville
(518) 459-6364
draymonds.com

Chez Mike

EAST/NORTH GREENBUSH
Chez Mike
596 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush
(518) 479-4730
chezmikerestaurant.com

Alexis Diner
294 North Greenbush Road, Troy
(518) 286-2603
alexisdiner.us

Moscatiello’s Family Restaurant
99 North Greenbush Road, Troy
(518) 283-0809
moscatiellos.com

GUILDERLAND
Illium Bistro at Pinehaven Country Club
1151 Siver Road, Guilderland
(518) 805-1122
illiumbistro.com

Mezza Notte Ristorante
2026 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 689-4433
mezzanottealbany.com

Athos Restaurant (tie)
1814 Western Avenue, Albany
(518) 608-6400
athosrestaurant.com

Sage Bistro (tie)
2050 Western Avenue, Guilderland
(518) 608-5410
sagebistrony.com

The Log Jam

LAKE GEORGE
The Log Jam
1484 US 9, Lake George
(518) 798-1155
logjamrestaurant.com

Adirondack Pub & Brewery
33 Canada Street, Lake George
(518) 668-0002
adkbrewery.com

Frederick’s Restaurant & Lounge
4970 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing
(518) 644-3484
fredericksrestaurant.com

LATHAM
Milano Restaurant & Wine Bar
594 New Loudon Road, Latham
(518) 783-3334
milano-restaurant.com

Otis & Oliver’s
30 Mill Road, Latham
(518) 785-9291
otisandolivers.com

Sake
611 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham
(518) 785-7215
sakelatham.com

Canali’s Italian & American Restaurant

ROTTERDAM
Canali’s Italian & American Restaurant
126 Mariaville Road, Schenectady
(518) 355-5323
canalisrestaurant.com

Armondo’s Villa Tuscan Grill (tie)
273 Duanesburg Road, Schenectady
(518) 355-2090
armondosvtg.com

Johnny C’s Pizza & Family Restaurant (tie)
18821 Altamont Avenue, Rotterdam
(518) 355-8900
johnnycspizza.com

Tops American Grill, Bakery & Bar (tie)
351 Duanesburg Road, Schenectady
(518) 355-9864
topsrotterdam.com

SARATOGA SPRINGS
Panza’s
129 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs
(518) 584-6882
panzasrestaurant.com

Olde Bryan Inn
123 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs
(518) 587-2990
oldebryaninn.com

15 Church (tie)
15 Church Street, Saratoga Springs
(518) 587-1515
15churchrestaurant.com

Hattie’s Restaurant (tie)
45 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs
(518) 584-4790
hattiesrestaurant.com

Daley’s on Yates

SCHENECTADY
Daley’s on Yates
10 Yates Street, Schenectady
(518) 901-0174
daleysonyates.com

Blue Ribbon Family Restaurant
1801 State Street, Schenectady
(518) 393-2600
blueribbonrestaurant.com

Johnny’s
433 State Street, Schenectady
(518) 982-5657
johnnysdowntown.com

 

SCOTIA/GLENVILLE
Turf Tavern
40 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia
(518) 393-3671
turftavern.com

The Glass Tavern
(temporarily closed)
115 Saratoga Road, Glenville
(518) 952-7443
theglasstavern.com

Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-In
5 Schonowee Avenue, Scotia
(518) 535-4747
jumpinjacksdriveininc.com

TROY/RENSSELAER
Verdile’s Restaurant
572 2nd Avenue, Troy
(518) 235-8879
verdile.com

Lo Porto
85 Fourth Street, Troy
(518) 273-8546
loportostroy.com

Nighthawks Restaurant & Bar (tie)
461 Broadway, Troy
(518) 272-1000
nighthawkstroy.com

Brown’s Brewing Company (tie)
417 River Street, Troy
(518) 273-2337
50 Factory Hill Road, North Hoosick
(518) 205-5049
brownsbrewing.com

The Towne Tavern

WEST SAND LAKE/ AVERILL PARK
The Towne Tavern
2850 NY 43, Averill Park
(518) 674-3040
thetownetavern.com

Kay’s Pizza
10 Walsh Lane, Averill Park
(518) 674-5413
Kayspizza.com

Lakeview on Crystal Lake
4 Old Route 66, Averill Park
(518) 674-3363
crystallakeview.com

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