It’s back! the 8th Annual Schenectady Restaurant Week will be returning next week, February 18-24. Over the course of seven days, more than 20 restaurants in downtown Schenectady and Schenectady County will be offering special fixed-price menus for $20.13 – most giving diners a three-course menu that includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Some are even offering beer and/or cocktails as part of the menu.
As always, if you dine at one of these restaurants during the promotion, remember to tip generously – these meals are often worth significantly more than $20.13 and the waitstaff should be tipped accordingly. Basically, follow Wil Wheaton’s Law, OK?
Businesses participating in 2013 Schenectady Restaurant Week are below – click the link to see the menu:
- Ambition Bistro
- Angelo’s Tavolo at Glen Sanders Mansion
- Aperitivo Bistro
- Bangkok Bistro
- The Bier Abbey
- Bombers Burrito Bar
- Café NOLA
- Cella Bistro
- Clinton’s Ditch
- Cornell’s Restaurant
- Katie O’Byrne’s
- Manhattan Exchange
- Marotta’s Bar-Risto
- More Perreca’s Bakery & Café
- Randy Loren’s Dolce Vita. You know how I feel about this place.
- The Stockade Inn
- Stoney’s Irish Grill
- Taj Mahal Restaurant
- Tops American Grill, Bakery & Bar
- Turf Tavern
- Van Dyck Restaurant & Lounge
- The Water’s Edge Lighthouse Restaurant & Inn
Reservations are highly recommended.
Here’s my roundup of personal picks (and pans):
Best Overall Menus: More Perreca’s and Cafe NOLA (And I’m not just saying that because of the beignets. OK, maybe I am.)
Most Adventurous Menu: Ambition. It’s ambitious, and sounds delicious. It’s even got a theme: “Sunsets & Sangrias”! I am totally going. Lobster Salad? Sign me up.
Most Unadventurous: Angelo’s Tavolo. Zzzzzzzzzz……..
Maybe Shouldn’t Be Participating: Bombers. Again. Though, they do list margaritas as appetizers, which they surely are.
Don’t Go Here If You Actually Want Some Choices: Katie O’Byrne’s. You only get what they give you. That’s no fun.
Biggest Bang for Your Buck: Cornell’s Restaurant. Because soup/salad is not considered a separate course; every entree comes with one or the other!
The Only Place to Go if You Want a Waffle for Dessert: The Bier Abbey
Best Meal You’ll Ever Eat in a Sketchy Part of Town: Petta’s.
Most Intimidating Menu Item: NY Strip Steak Mafioso at Marotta’s Bar-Risto (another good name would be “Sleeps With the Fishes en Papillote”)
Most Choices on the Limited Menu: Tops. So much to choose from!
Most Intriguing Menu Item: “Tiger Cake” at Waters Edge Lighthouse. What the hell is Tiger Cake? Guess you’ll just have to go there to find out. That’s how they get you! Runner up: Potato, Artichoke & Sun‐Dried Tomato Croquettes at Perreca’s.
Are you planning on hitting up Schenectady Restaurant Week? Where are you going?
Especially love that More Perreca’s was named Best Over Menu and Cornell’s Most Bang for the Buck about the Schenectady Restaurant Week Offerings in the Wendilicious Blog! Thanks, Wendy!