Where Union Goes to Eat
Our local restaurant scene stretches from kosher-style deli to modern Mexican. You’ll find terrific bistros, coffee shops and restaurants in all price ranges just minutes away by foot or car.
So if you're not having a meal on campus, why not head to town? Here is a list of some local restaurants to try while you’re visiting. All area codes are (518). Bon appétit!
Some of our Admissions staff's favorite places to eat:
Ann Fleming Brown, director:
"I love Ambition for its delicious sandwich and local coffee shop flavor, and Cella Bistro for tapas or dinner."
Vernon Castillo, senior associate director:
"Cornell's good, traditional Italian food, perfect for a special occasion or any time."
Susan Hanks, senior associate dean:
"For lunch, Aperitivo Bistro has such interesting sandwiches and salads, and the ambience is modern, urban, airy, relaxing."
Matt Malatesta '91, vice president:
"Café Nola is a great lunch stop for New Orleans cuisine, and Gershon's is the best deli North of New York City."
Abbey Massoud-Tastor '07, senior assistant dean:
"I enjoy the Van Dyck for its large menu, fresh food and good service. Plus, the Stockade is a great location for a walk."
Aaron Ray '10, assistant dean:
"Marotta's Bar-Risto, just a few blocks from campus, is new to the area and serves gourmet, brick oven pizza. The Il Greco is a must try."