Monthly Archives: May 2011

Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant

If you’re in downtown Schenectady and craving Indian food, the Taj Mahal is the place to go. The location has been an Indian restaurant for over a dozen plus years but the current owners have been operating it for the … Continue reading

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Anthony’s Canalside Restaurant

I had heard of Anthony’s Canalside Restaurant and seen their ads so on a recent beautiful day after I had an especially grueling workday; I decided to drive out to Rotterdam Junction to sit by the canal, enjoy watching the … Continue reading

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The Pentagon

Closed February 2012 The Pentagon Restaurant is located on the wide stretch of Erie Blvd. just in front of GE. There have been several restaurants at this location dating back to the early ‘70s, but I have never eaten at … Continue reading

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Cella Bistro

Cella Bistro was named the Capital Region’s Best Bistro by “Where the Locals Eat 2010” and after a recent lunch excursion there, I can certainly see why. The outside door seems a little off-putting but once you enter, all is … Continue reading

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Aperitivo Bistro is located at a prime State St. spot just next door to Proctor’s Theater and is the perfect place for a pre-show dinner or cocktail. You enter into the expansive bar area which also has a line of … Continue reading

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Rubbin Butts BBQ

A welcome addition to Upper Union Street’s restaurant row, Rubbin’ Butts opened in the fall of 2010 to bring their versions of both Carolina and Texas Bar-B-Q. There is a small dining area with chrome tables, pine wood paneling and … Continue reading

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The Wagon Train BBQ

The Wagon Train BBQ opened up at 671 Mariaville Road in February and already has a loyal following.  It’s not surprising because the food is terrific. It’s a little tricky to find as it is located behind Del Gallo Pools … Continue reading

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Shalimar Indian Restaurant

Alas, much to my dismay, the Schenectady Shalimar closed in July 2011. The January 2011 opening of the latest branch of the award winning Shalimar Indian Restaurant has been greeted enthusiastically by Schenectady diners. Located in the Plaza where Altamont … Continue reading

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Roman Villa Restaurant

The Roman Villa, at 273 Duanesburg Rd. in Rotterdam, has been a favorite dining destination for our family for the last 15+ years. Tucked in the back of a large parking lot, the building exterior has a rustic look. Walk … Continue reading

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Morrette’s Steak Sandwich

Morrette’s, the home of the King –sized steak sandwich has been a Schenectady tradition since 1947. The restaurant was originally founded by Tony Morette when he fell in love with Philadelphia style steak sandwiches and thought the people of Schenectady … Continue reading

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