This was our second time at
This was our second time at Cornell's in a month. On both occasions we ordered fish and on both occasions it arrived perfectly done and beautifully plated with sauces and vegetables.We always leave room for dessert. Bananas Foster is our favorite. It wasn't on the menu for our second visit and we shared a generous slice of lemon cake - citrusy, moist, and delicious!
Service is professional and gracious. If you are looking for a restaurant with exceptional food and a welcoming atmosphere we recommend Cornell's.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic, and
The food was fantastic, and our server, Nadine, was great! This is a great place to come for celebration dinners with groups.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
... as always, food was great,
... as always, food was great, Jackie our waitress did a great job serving ... one member of our party visiting from Florida said the food was the best she had ever had ... unfortunately, no room for dessert ...
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Southern Italian
One diner has Celiac Disease and the waiter was knowledgeable and helpful regarding appropriate choices for him. The waiter was swamped so the service was not ideal but we were in no rush. The consensus was that the red sauce was good, not great. I was disappointed with the Mozzeralla en Carrozza. I was expecting fresh mozzeralla breaded and fried. Instead, I received something more like a loaf of bread with very little cheese inside. We loved the tortellini app in an alfredo sauce. The meatballs were wonderful, and the pasta was nicely cooked. The portions were large. Overall, we had a pleasant experience. We all agreed that none of us would rush back but that the food, atmosphere, and service were solid.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
great night dining on the
great night dining on the patio, wine and candle light, great food and company
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had very nice dining experience...the food was what I expected, very good, and the accompanying wine was also very good.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding!
The food was outstanding! The service was great. I enjoy the fact the rooms are not bright, which can make dining experience private and peaceful>
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Told them in my reservation
Told them in my reservation about my parent's 62nd anniversary. They brought out a special dessert just for them! Nice touch!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful time on
We had a wonderful time on Friday and the food and our server, Ryan were great!. The only things that I would recommend is that the tables were very tight and a little too close together and if there had been soft dinner music playing that would have been nice as well. We could hear soft dinner music playing in the front of the house but the back of the house where we were we could not hear any music. The owner and wait staff were very nice and overall we had a great experience and would definitely come back again and recommend it to friends. :)
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We come to Cornell's often and are never disappointed. This evening was no exception. We requested a table in the bar/lounge area and this request was fulfilled. The lounge area is vibrant but you can still enjoy your meal and have a conversation with your dinner companions. The food is always outstanding as is the service. Highly recommend!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Business and pleasure
We were able to sit outside on their Tuscan style patio, conduct business while enjoying great food, wine and service, wish all business meetings could be conducted that way, thank you Barb and Cornell's
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful time, round
We had a wonderful time, round table for nine of us...the chef sent us out the most wonderful garlic bread and the food and wine were exceptional!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cornell's is a terrific place to bring a group to celebrate over dinner. The food is delicious and there is a wide variety of options on the menu. The staff allows you to pace dinner as you wish. It is truly a favorite!!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall great place to eat.
Overall great place to eat. My daughter and I went there after a show at Proctor's and the food was delicious, staff were attentive and super nice! :)
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxed atmosphere, old world Italian feel, great food and warm and friendly service! Reasonably priced and always a pleasant experience! Will definitely go back again!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cornell's was awesome!!! The service was a little slow and maybe not as attentive as I would have hoped for but the food was amazing, the wine was fabulous and they did bring my husband a dessert for his birthday with a candle.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
food good Prices a little high very quiet Hostess was very pleasant and waitress was very good.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always
Never had a bad experience at Cornell's. Excellent food and excellent service. Love the chicken dishes. Worth every penny.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A prominent Sch'dy restaurant whose consistency has lasted over the years. Whether it has been a dinner or family party, Cornell's does not fail.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Serious Italian cuisine.
I highly recommend the whole menu. I haven't tried the whole menu but the waiters really made me want everything on it. They knew everything that was on there and perfectly described all of it. Their homemade pasta is out of this world. They cook meat perfectly. Been to Cornell's about a dozen times and I have never been less than impressed with the food. The quality and the quantity that you get is a great value especially considering the price.
Also, I have to talk up their service because we were late for our reservation and had a concert to go to. We told the waiter and he made sure that we were out of there on time. What's more is that it didn't even seem as though we were rushed.
Cornell's was a great start to our evening.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mostly lived up to it's reputation
My wife and I and my 12 Y/O son ate here on a Wednesday night. When we got inside we were greeted with "Do You have a reservation?" - not a friendly "good evening". Our waitress was OK; she seemed new and a bit frazzled but not overwhelmed. Her overall service was a notch above the typical chain restaraunt (Ruby tuesday) but not enough to make a big difference.Our food was very good - my son had the small portion of cheese ravioli, I had the home-made cavetelli and my wife had a steak. All very good Great food but slightly over-priced. Would definitely go again though!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old-School Italian Done Right
This was our first time dining at Cornell's, but definitely will not be our last. The ambaince is very nice and friendly. The hostess and wait staff seemed to know most of the guests. The food was very good and the prices are a little high, but no complaints. We both have another meal with the leftovers.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The entire staff were warm
The entire staff were warm and friendly. Starting with the bar server to hostess, to wait staff. Food was great. We had a very nice evening. We would highly recommend the restuarant to our friends.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Someting for Everyone
We were a group of five - all ordered very different things - everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Easy to have a conversation. Definitely a go back to place!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable dining experience
The food was very good. We ordered the pear salad that was a special and it was very good. We also had a cup of the chicken soup suggested by the server and it was excellent. I am often disappointed with chicken soup but this was one of the best that I have had. We both had veal for entrees and were very happy with the meal.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My son and granddaughter took my husband and I to dinner to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary. We really liked the 'special' menu because it allowed us to keep the cost down while still enjoying the most wonderful food! Can't say enough good about Cornell's!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The bartender, Annmarie, was very attentive, friendly and professional. We remembered her from another restaurant we used to frequent years ago. The atmosphere was romantic and the food was unique and delicious.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food
We ordered the featured appetizer, a butternut squash risotto, which was amazing. Perfect combination of sweet and salty. I always order the fettuccine alfredo because it's delicious and of course it did not disappoint.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food, service, value. We went two nights in a row and will keep going back!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of four really enjoyed the food and service.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We last ate at Cornell's several years ago, and found the menu tired and the food and service indifferent. When we tried it again the other evening, it all had a much different feel, with friendly service, delicious food and an overall peasant ambiance. We recommend!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem!
I really enjoyed my time at Cornell's. The service was great, the food was very tasty and I felt a warm welcome when walking through the front door. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat and plan to go back for more.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistantly great quality food
We love Cornells and it is our first choice for special occasion meals. The food is consistant and always very satisfying and delicious. The shrimp verdi is my favorite and the sauteed greens are beyond compare. My young son always begins with the chicken soup and takes a quart home. The staff is always very welcoming and attentive. Plenty of parking in the parking lot. Excellent deserts including some homemade. You can't go wrong dining at Cornells! Very generous servings and we always leave with leftovers.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a nice meal, the wine was good and my food was very tasty. The only thing was we were asked 6 times how we were enjoying the meal.We just wanted to be left alone to enjoy the evening.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was top notch. I
The food was top notch. I had the Filet my wife had the Lam Chop with Risotto. Both were well portioned and the taste was to die for. Both meats were tender and seasoned to perfection! The dinning area is ok decorum was just ok. Staff friendly however they appeared to be short staffed when we were there. I would highly recommend Cornell's.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food were EXCELLENT. Will definitely return with friends and family.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great find
This was my first business meeting at this restaurant and there will be many more. Very considerate. Wait staff was outstanding: intimate knowledge of wines, helpful with selecting entrees and very attentive. Food was hands-down terrific. All three of us commented that the appetizer, entrée and dessert was excellent. The business at the meeting was easy to conduct because it wasn't noisy and we were nicely tucked into a corner seat
As this was the first time for me at this establishment and I mentioned that when I arrived, I found it very nice that the sweet hostess came by our table and sincerely asked if I enjoyed meal.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
so you like Italian?
If so, then you'll like Cornell's. All of the things that make for a great meal, come together at Cornell's. From the attentiveness and politeness of the staff to the salad, pasta, sauce, bread...even the cup of coffee with desert. The entrées are absolutely delicious and oh so filling. I've been here with groups as well as parties of two and recommend Cornell's to anyone I know. If you haven't been yet, treat yourself. You deserve it.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Far exceeded expectations...
Sunday night, three (3) couples, (one north, one south, one local). All somewhat "food critics". We all cook, know what we like, and how it should be prepared. Each of us had a different entree, and were uniformly impressed by the taste, quality, quantity and presentation. The cavatelli and Veal ala Raphael were especially noteworthy. Perhaps the only two missteps were minor, but glaring in the face of so much excellence...the Mozzerella y Carrozza was disappointing...but then again, it's rarely offered and even more infrequently done right, and unbelievably, the cannoli filling was devoid of flavor and of an off-putting consistency. I will have the Tiramisu next time. Six people, lots of food and many drinks came to about $65.00/ head.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cornell's a Winner
There is no shortage of good Italian restaurants in Schenectady, or the Capital District for that matter. But Cornell's has got to be the best or at least in the top two or three. Great food, very good service and above all, consistent. Never an average meal. We make it a point to have different selections every time we go there and almost every dish is delicious and well prepared. Kudos to the chef and management.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The four of us were going to Proctor's Theater for a concert and we happened to hear that Cornell's was the place to go for dinner. It was simply outstanding! The atmosphere is casual or dressy, however you feel comfortable. The food was delicious, from the salad to the tiramasu. Our waitress, Jacqi was pleasant and attentive. We will definitely return!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just like Mama's
Tremendous food, great portions everything was just delicious and still had time to catch the show
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can always be counted on for a good meal and to be surrounded by nice people.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dinner was once again spectacular. We were greeted at the door with a warm welcome and shown to our table in a quiet section in the back. Service was prompt, food was delicious, and overall reasonably priced. I always have the same dish, and it's never been quite the same as the first time, therefore I will likely try something else next time. Overall fabulous and cant wait to go back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been going for years
We've been going for years and the good is excellent
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Six great meals
The six meals and sauces were truly outstanding with just the right blend of ingredients to make the dish stand out on its own and taste well. Dishes came to the table hot, and the bread was wonderful crusty with great flavor. Truly a great dining experience.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cornells is one of my top 5 local restaurants. We are so fortunate to live in area with such excellent cuisine.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceptional Meal & Evening
Brought my 2 Italian friends & spouses from Saratoga to "Little Italy" in Schenectady for our annual Christmas Dinner. Our round of shared appetizers set the table, for wonderful entrees ranging from the Steak Florentine to Veal Piccata & and the Salmon special. The "most serious critic" said this was the "best dinner she had had in the 20 years" of our annual celebrations". So, we raise a glass to Joanne, to our server & to the chef: To all at Cornell's...this Irish guy brought my "Italian brothers" to your restaurant for a Christmas season meal......you made it exceptionally memorable. So from an Irish guy who loves your food...........Gracie! All all of our friends too! Well done & Thanks! Andy & Karen
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pleasing experience
We have been here before and the food was always great. Maybe a little too noisy, but within reason.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Night made special
Took a retired employee out to celebrate. This place was recommended to me by my sister. It was snowing so heavy. We stayed for three hours enjoying the food drink service and company. Leftovers to take home and we never felt rushed to leave. The staff was great! Plenty of parking. Worth the cost.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM