Historic restaurant dishes out old-fashioned charm, as well as hearty entrees such as filet mignon, fresh pappardelle, and shepherd’s pie
What You'll Get
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- $16 for $30 worth of Italian steakhouse cuisine for two or more, valid any day
$38 for $60 worth of Italian steakhouse cuisine for four or more, valid any day
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 150 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid with other promotions. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Smith's of Cohoes
Stepping into Smith's of Cohoes is like stepping back in time to the early 1900s. The building was originally constructed in 1873: it was a silent movie theater, then a pool hall, and finally, it became a tavern around the turn of the century. But the location truly became famous in 1937, when it was purchased by Michael T. Smith. At the time, "Big Mike" was one of the state's most colorful political leaders despite not being able to read or write.
Today, Smith's looks pretty much the same as it did when Big Mike ran the show. Inside, a 50-foot African mahogany bar—which is valued at more than $100,000—still stands as the bar's centerpiece, and in the dining room, an enormous stone fireplace brandishes the handiwork of a local Italian stonesman. The menu, meanwhile, brims with hearty American dishes, such as:
- Big Mike's Pork Porterhouse: this aptly named porterhouse chop is served with NY state apples and an apple brandy demi
- Pan-roasted half chicken:** another hearty entree, the half chicken arrives with a lemon herb gremolata and lemon-rosemary jus
- Shepherd's pie: It's a house favorite and it's packed with ground beef, mashed potatoes, and cheddar cheese