Food & Drink in Schenectady


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The newly renovated Randy Loren's Dolce Vita Ristorante infuses classic Italian dishes with a love of music that permeates the classic atmosphere. As diners enjoy plates of lightly breaded veal and parmesan-encrusted tilapia, on Fridays and Saturdays performers take to the dining room’s elevated stage to coax melodies from a white grand piano sitting under a disco ball and colorful lights. In addition, trimming decorated like piano keys accentuates the wooden bar, whose array of liquor and wine bottles would produce its own grand symphony if it were ever hit with a bunch of tiny pebbles.
1727 State St
Schenectady,
NY
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Since opening the first location in 2004, the crew behind Hot Harry’s has attracted a slew of press for their Mexican-fusion fare. Chefs marinate six varieties of meat in cilantro, lime, and fresh-squeezed oranges before stuffing them in warm flour tortillas or piñatas designed for a butcher's retirement party. In addition to the classic triad of guacamole, sour cream, and cheese, they can enhance burritos with drizzles of thai-peanut and buffalo sauce.
1625 Union St
Schenectady,
NY
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Yelpers give Ambition Coffee House and Eatery a near perfect 4.5-star average, and eight TripAdvisors give it 3.5 owl eyes:
154 Jay St
Schenectady,
NY
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Winner of the 1999 GIFTY Award for design, A Gift Basket Connection assembles custom-designed gift baskets for any and every occasion. For the Italy-obsessed hostess, order the Mangia Italian Gourmet ($55), a cornucopia of pasta, sauce, cloth napkins, breadsticks, cookies, crushed garlic, and a shaker of cheese, all nestled in a comfy colander bed stuffed with red, green, and white confetti. New parents and old parents with man-children may enjoy the baby baskets ($30 and up), which include plush stuffed animals, soft blankets, noise canceling headphones, adorable clothing, plates and bowls, teething rings, and picture frames, all arranged in a sturdy miniature crib. For a last minute holiday gift, order the party time basket ($40) stuffed with crackers, pepper jelly, shortbread, peppermint cookies, assorted iced teas, and cashews, sure to please even the pickiest snacker.
3 Juniper Ct
Schenectady,
NY
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New York style deli/restaurant featuring over stuffed sandwiches, homemade soups and salads. Great burgers and a nice selection of desserts, including homemade rice and bread puddings. Nightly dinner specials. Off premises catering for all occasions.
2678 Hamburg St
Schenectady,
NY
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Get ready to eat at this chic Italian hot spot — Ferrari's Ristorante serves the latest in Italian cuisine. Enjoy a healthy, gluten-free meal at Ferrari's Ristorante, a local restaurant. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Ferrari's Ristorante offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Take the kids along too — Ferrari's Ristorante is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. There's no need to cram the whole gang into a booth — with the private room at Ferrari's Ristorante, you'll find a wonderful option for big groups looking for a place to celebrate. Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation. Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Ferrari's Ristorante to create the perfect night. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Ferrari's Ristorante's diners can safely park on the street, as well as in a nearby lot. It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Ferrari's Ristorante for a great bite. Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at Ferrari's Ristorante. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
1254 Congress St
Schenectady,
NY
US
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