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Where Union Goes to Eat

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!

Places to Eat

Downtown / On and Near Erie Blvd. (10-15 minute walk)

[KEY: B = BREAKFAST | L=LUNCH | D=DINNER]

All area codes are (518).

CLINTON’S DITCH
Pub fare; 112 S. College St. (off Erie Blvd.), 346-8376; www.onefortheditch.com (L/D) $$

KATIE O’BYRNE’S
Irish pub; 121 Wall St., 395-5999; www.katieobyrnespub.com (L/D) $$

MIKE’S (FIRST PRIZE) HOT DOGS
Hot dogs, burgers and more; 1135 Erie Blvd., 382-9213; [official Facebook page] (B/L/D) $

MORRETTE’S KING STEAK HOUSE
Downtown mainstay; 1126 Erie Blvd., 370-0555; www.morrettesonline.com (L/D) $

WOLFF’S BIERGARTEN
Authentic German beer garden; 165 Erie Blvd., 631-9517; www.wolffsbiergarten.com (L/D) $$

Downtown / On and Near Jay Street (10-15 minute walk)

[KEY: B = BREAKFAST | L=LUNCH | D=DINNER]

All area codes are (518).

AMBITION
Sandwich and coffee house; 154 Jay St., 382-9277; www.ambitionbistro.com (B/L) $$

BEL CIBO
American bistro and gourmet foods; 96 Jay St., 631-9683[official Facebook page] (L/D) $$

HAPPY CAPPUCCINO
Coffee house with live music and local art; 185 Jay St., 377-1092; www.thehappycappuccino.com (B/L) $

PIZZA KING
Pizza, subs, salads and more; 124 Jay St., 347-1234; www.pizzakingschenectady.com (L/D) $

TARA KITCHEN
Moroccan cuisine; 431 Liberty St., 708-3485; www.tarakitchen.com (L/D) $$

Downtown / Little Italy (10-15 minute walk)

[KEY: B = BREAKFAST | L=LUNCH | D=DINNER]

All area codes are (518).

CORNELL’S 
Italian dining; 39 North Jay St., 370-3825cornellsrestaurant.com (D) $$

CIVITELLO’S  
1920s-era Italian pastry shop featuring specialty sandwiches, antipasto, cookies and spumoni. 42 North Jay St.; 381-6165civitellos.com (B/L) $  

MORE PERRECA’S 
Italian café serving authentic Italian meals. 31 North Jay St.; 377-9800perrecasbakery.com (B/L/D) $$

PERRECA’S BAKERY 
Landmark Italian bakery with coal-fired brick oven turning out hard-crusted bread and pizza. 33 North Jay St.; 372-1875perrecasbakery.com (B/L) $

Downtown / State Street and Broadway Vicinity (10-15 minute walk)

[KEY: B = BREAKFAST | L=LUNCH | D=DINNER]

All area codes are (518).

APERITIVO BISTRO
Small plates and pizzas; 426 State St., 579-3371; www.aperitivobistro.com (L/D) $$$

BOMBERS BURRITO BAR
Burritos, tacos, wings, wraps; 447 State St., 374-3548; www.bombersburritobar.com (L/D) $$

FIRESTONE 151 
Bar and restaurant; 151 Lafayette St, 280-7841; [official Facebook page] (L/D) $$

JOHNNY’S
Casual Italian-American family dining; 433 State St., 982-5657; www.johnnysdowntown.com (L/D) $$

MEXICAN RADIO
Mexican fusion with outdoor patio (seasonal); 325 State St., 621-3700; www.mexrad.com (L/D) $$

PINHEAD SUSAN’S
Pub fare; 38-40 North Broadway, 346-6431; www.pinheadsusan.com (L/D) $$

PUZZLES
Café and bakery; 515 State St., 280-2620www.puzzlesbakerycafe.com (B/L/D) $$

VILLA ITALIA PASTICCERIA
Italian pastries, gelato and sandwiches; 226 Broadway, 355-1144; www.villaitaliabakery.com (L/D) $$

ZEN
Asian fusion; 469 State St; 280-0388; [official Facebook page] (L/D) $$

Upper Union Street (5-minute drive)

[KEY: B = BREAKFAST | L=LUNCH | D=DINNER]

All area codes are (518).

GERSHON’S
New York-style deli; 1600 Union St., 393-0617; www.gershonsdeli.com (B/L/D) $$

HOME STYLE PIZZA
Italian take-out, eat in and desserts; 1720 Union St., 372-7270; www.pizzaschenectady.com (L/D) $$

I LOVE NEW YORK PIZZA
1705 Union St., 346-7272; www.ilovenypizza.us (L/D) $

MR. WASABI
Sushi and Japanese; 1671 Union St., 388-9222; www.mrwasabi.net (L/D) $$

SCOTTI’S
Italian with outdoor patio; 1730 Union St., 393-7440; www.scottisrestaurant.com (L/D) (seasonal) $$

UNION CAFÉ
Breakfast and lunch café with outdoor seating; 1725 Union St., 280-1600; www.unioncafeny.com (B/L) $

Lower Union Street (5-10 minute walk)

[KEY: B = BREAKFAST | L=LUNCH | D=DINNER]

All area codes are (518).

CAFÉ NOLA
Cajun cuisine; 617 Union St., 357-8628; [official Facebook page] (L/D) $$

CHEZ NOUS
French restaurant; 707 Union St., 344-6393www.cheznousschenectady.com (D) $$$

MAROTTA’S BAR-RISTO
Traditional Italian, modern American and wood-fired pizza; 611 Union St., 377-5100www.marottasbar-risto.com (L/D) $$

PERSIAN BITE
Persian food; 703 Union St., 393-0693www.persianbite.net  (L/D); $$

TAJ MAHAL
Indian cuisine; 142 Clinton St., 370-3664; www.tmahalrestaurant.com (L/D) $$  

Nott Street and North of Campus (5-minute walk/drive)

[KEY: B = BREAKFAST | L=LUNCH | D=DINNER]

All area codes are (518).

PETER PAUSE
Family-owned Italian breakfast and lunch café; 535 Nott St., 382-9278; [official Facebook page] (B/L) $

CELLA BISTRO
Fine dining; 2015 Rosa Rd., 381-2081; www.cellabistro.com (D) $$$

MARI'S JAPANESE CUISINE 
Japanese food and sushi; 2049 Van Vranken Ave., 381-4881www.marisjapanese.com (L/D) $$

The Stockade District (10-minute walk or 5-minute drive)

[KEY: B = BREAKFAST | L=LUNCH | D=DINNER]

All area codes are (518).

MOON & RIVER CAFÉ
Vegetarian, light fare; 115 S. Ferry St., 382-1938 (L/D) $

STOCKADE INN
New American fare in historic district; 1 North Church St., 346-3400; www.stockadeinn.com (D) $$$

VAN DYCK RESTAURANT
Area landmark with American cuisine; 237 Union St., 348-7999; www.vandycklounge.com (L/D) $$

A Few Miles Away (5-10 minute drive)

[KEY: B = BREAKFAST | L=LUNCH | D=DINNER]

All area codes are (518).

ANGELO'S TAVOLO AT GLEN SANDERS MANSION
Classic continental; 1 Glen Ave., Scotia, 374-7262; www.angelostavolo.com (D) $$

JUMPIN’ JACKS
Riverside drive-in with fish fry, burgers, ice cream; 5 Schonowee Ave., Scotia, 393-6101; www.jumpinjacksdriveininc.com (L/D) (seasonal) $

WATERS EDGE LIGHTHOUSE
Casual American fare with outdoor dining along the Mohawk River; 2 Freemans Bridge Rd., Glenville, 370-5300; www.thewatersedgelighthouse.com (L/D) $$$