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The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar
The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar

The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.epicurean-ny.com/
  • Phone: (518) 786-8272
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Bar open until 10:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, bar open until 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Contemporary French / American
  • Executive Chef: Dominique Brialy
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater onsite as well as off-site for parties as small as 10 people to large gatherings of a thousand or more. Onsite, our restaurant allows for groups of up to 135 people - with an additional 40 guests on the terrace, weather permitting. We host bridal/baby showers, rehearsal dinners, and weddings, as well as corporate/private events including brunches, lunches, cocktails, dinners and wine tastings.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Winemaker's Dinners ~ 4-Courses Paired with 4 Wines $75. Usually held the 3rd Thursday of each month but go to www.epicurean-ny.com to confirm the dates & menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Entrance for Latham Farms is 579 Troy-Schenectady
  • Public Transit: There is public transportation less than 100 yards from our door.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We are in a mall complex with convenient parking just outside our door - including handicap access.
A word from The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar
The Epicurean is an authentic French Bistro and Wine Bar. It is sophisticated, romantic, yet casual. From the moment you step in, you will feel transported to the South of France. Award- winning, French born and trained Executive Chef Dominique Brialy creates inspired dishes based on perennial French classics. His menus reflect the availability of fresh, seasonal ingredients. For several years in a row, the Epicurean has been voted best French restaurant in the Capital Region and has earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "We went for our anniversary after reading reviews on OpenTable. I probably wouldn't have picked it otherwise, given it's location in a strip mall, but it definitely surprised us. The atmosphere is great, nothing like what we would've expected based on it's location. Food was amazing, wine was great, service was great! We will definitely go back. (side note: we normally take our toddler out with us, but didn't because it was our anniversary. good call, would not recommend bringing small children here)"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Dinner was delicious and the prices were fair, not over the top. The wine list is phenomenal. We asked ourselves why we don't come here more often- we will make a point to do so."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The restaurant ambiance is warm and inviting, our service was excellent, and portions were just right. We all had fish entrees which were cooked perfectly in lightly seasoned sauces and accompanied by appropriate portions of vegetables and a starch (potato or rice). Just beautiful and delicious food. My dinner companions have spent a lot of time in France and said this is what dining in Paris is like every day. Will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great service with superb recommendations for pairing wines."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Epicurean. Beautiful restaurant. Exceptional food, great wine & great atmosphere. Service was just a tad slow, it appeared that maybe some wait staff did not show up that night. Our waiter had to make the drinks. However, that did not hinder our great dining experience. The best meal of the night----Steak Tartar ( recommend). Spices were right on point, good size portion & great salad and fries to go with it. Also wonderful, Veal Oscar. Dined with a party of 8 and everyone said their food was just as good as the others. Baby clams were juicy, fresh & seasoned just right. Escargot, perfect. Shrimp, plump & tasty. Overall a great dinner enjoyed with great friends. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "True to other reviewers, the ambimace and decor is unlike for a restaurant in a mall! The wine list was great.. Worked thr Roc 2009 with some veal medallions, tiger shrimp, oysters and choc cake! Yumm.. We had a slow dinner and enjoyed the pace.. The way french food must be enjoyed."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I hosted two out-of-town food friends at lunch, their first visit to The Epicurean. They live in the Washington D.C. area and travel widely, so they know quality when they experience it. All three of us were pleased with the omelettes and crepes, the white wines, paté, bread -- and they were enthralled with the atmosphere. While our server was genial and helpful, he did slip up on a few things, including submitting the wrong dish for one of us. However, he quickly apologized and offered to have the kitchen make anything the guest wanted. The cheese counter also intrigued my guests, who walked out with quite a few selections plus a warm baguette. Overall, the usual excellent job by Claire, Sandy and Dominick."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Excellent food--flavorful and fresh. Great service by a very helpful waiter that was very patient with us. French cuisine without being pretentious. We used a Groupon, which made the experience more affordable and us happier. Most entrees were $25-30; I would normally feel guilty spending so much on a meal, but with the discount I could enjoy guilt-free."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The Epicurean appears to be trying to be an upscale restaurant. We had a group lunch there and there were a number of issues which left me feeling unimpressed! Of seven of us two received something other than what was ordered. Though just three tables were occupied our service was very slow and not attentive at all. We requested dessert menus and though our waiter said he'd be right back with them, we waited a good ten minutes and received them only upon flagging the waiter down requesting them again. This is a perfect example of not getting what was paid for. The food itself was good though the portions were small."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The food is out of this world. A beautiful, romantic evening for couples. Definitely not for small children."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "When eating french food, I generally go to Provence. I bought a Groupon for The Epicurean and invited friends out to dinner to give it a try. One of my guests and I ate pork tenderloin and my other guest had the fish. Ny friends are long-time gourmet cooks. We all agreed that the food was superb. I would even venture to say that I prefer the food to Provence, which I think is another excellent restaurant. The Epicurean will definitely see me again."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Epicurean is an outstanding restaurant. The food, the service, the ambiance all combine to make one's experience there memorable. We are never disappointed. Don't be put off by the location in a suburban mall. This is fine dining at its' best. We both enjoyed the beet salad with lime-balsamic dressing and warm goat cheese. My pork tenderloin was superb. My husband raved about his chicken dish. And the melange of roasted vegetables which came with both dishes were wonderful. We finished with Creme Caramel and Pot de Creme. Scrumptious!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Compliments to the chef for delicious, well-presented dishes for all 3 courses. The wait staff was typically indifferent."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The Epicurean Bistro always provides great food, atmosphere, and service. Great wine list and bar - we come here often, either for drinks or dinner, or both. They always provide a great evening out - an exceptional culinary experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "What an unexpected find! Delicious French country cuisine in a restaurant in a mall anchored by a Walmart and a Sam's Club and next to a Michael's?! The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar more than delivered. The first surprise was the wonderful ambiance that immediately transported you to a very nice European bistro as you walked in. The bar area was spacious and stunning and the dining area was intimate and you immediately forget that you were in a strip mall! Then there was the food - definitely kudos to the Chef and kitchen staff. The menu was French country and prepared expertly. It was both delicious with exquisite flavors and served at the proper temperature. The cheese selection was world class. Can't wait to go back for more!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Terrific food and service! The pate of the day was spectacular and the calamari is not to be missed!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Don't let the strip mall address fool you. Walk through the doors and be transported to a fine french bistro. Excellent food, well prepared and artfully presented. Top notch service. Wine Spectator awarded wine list. Beautifully appointed interior with comfortable seating either at the bar or in the dining room. The Epicurean is our "go to" place for speical ocassions, dinner with friends or a glass of wine and fine cheeses at the bar. Add Epicurean to your restaurant list, it's not to be missed!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Horrible service - first question asked was if our party had a groupon (which we did not) and turns out there is a different menu and service for those who purchased one. Wait staff was terrible and had many rude comments throughout the whole evening even commenting on our orders and food when taken and delivered- ok food and beverage. Will never go back - go to tala down the road for a fabulous dining experience and wonderful service."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Wonderful ambience and attentive service. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and wanted to go somewhere with great food and a solid wine list - The Epicurean more than delivered on both accounts. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised to discover this gem in a shopping plaza. It has a serious wine list and good to see so many locally sourced items. Especially loved the poulet roti - comfort food elevated to new heights. Everything a French bistro should be."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "It was a Mother's day dimmer celebration the night before. Dont like to fight the crowds on Sunday. Dinner was elegant and both the tuna and pork were perfect1"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The Epicurean bills itself as "the only 'authentic French restaurant' in the Albany-Schenectady Region..." I would go one further: The Epicurean is arguably one of the best fine dining restaurants in the area. Service and ambience are top notch, and the wine list is first-rate. The star of the show, however, is the food. Maybe real French cooking is not so popular these days, but nevertheless, if you want great food--French or otherwise--this is the place to go. Yes, there are the classic French favorites, but Chef Dominique, Claire and Sandy are not afraid to branch out from the traditional dishes in order to provide a great dining experience. Whether stopping in for dinner or just a glass of wine at the bar, you will not be disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The Epicurean is a hidden gem found in Latham farms.We enjoyed ever bit of our meal.We can't wait until our next visit."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "If you would liken to feel lik you have taken a trip to Europe then this is the place. Casual vibe and relaxing. The wait staff is patient and knowledgeable about the wine and food. Tuesday and Wednesday they have 50% off select bottles of wine. Its the perfect time to hang with friends over a cheese plate and glass of wine. It was very chilly, so bring a sweater."
    Dined on 4/16/2014