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?