Duke's Chophouse

4.1
360 reviews
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Dukes Chophouse is the Capital Region’s newest must-try restaurant. Enjoy a superior dining experience in a fun, comfortable atmosphere just steps from the gaming floor. An outdoor patio with sweeping river views adds to the ambiance of this casual chophouse which features a selection of USDA Prime cuts, fresh seafood and more. A la carte Brunch offered from 10am-2pm Sunday's with $4 Mimosa Specials.

A private dining room for intimate events and a lounge directly connected to the High Limit area makes Dukes the place to be seen at Rivers.

Named for Schenectady icon Tony “The Duke” DeLorenzo, Dukes is the collaborative creation of the Rivers Family and the Mallozzi Family.

Dukes is located just off the casino floor, therefore patrons must be 21+ to enter.
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

If any of your family is under 21 forget going to this restaurant!! My son is 19 and we could not get into the casino to get to the restaurant for my husband's birthday

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SD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The upside: my steak (the rib eye) was terrific. It was tender, delicious and cooked just right. I know steak and this was a great one. Steaks like this are the reason why I cannot be a vegetarian. Although I am not a huge fan of prime rib, my wife's "queen cut" prime rib was also delicious.

Also on the upside was the service. A little slow, but it was a Saturday night and fine dining should not be rushed anyway. Our server, Terri, was excellent.

Now the downside: I ordered the Chophouse Salad. It was practically devoid of any gorgonzola cheese or bacon. Basically, I got chopped lettuce with a little (very little) dressing. I normally do not complain but, for a $13.00 salad, I reasonably expected more. However, Terri came to the rescue and gave me both extra cheese and bacon, and all was well. I cannot say the same for the side of grilled asparagus that my wife ordered as the same was tough and very fibrous.

In conclusion, some things were terrific, some things were not so terrific. Overall, a fine dining experience, but don't go expecting a bargain.

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TD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and service just as good. Worth every dollar, will be returning soon!

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HW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Valentines Day Dinner with my wife and daughter. Arrived with Open Table Reservation at 5:45 made two weeks ago and immediately seated in bar area. Host gave us her card and told to call next time rather than use Open Table. Main dining room was not that busy. Nothing exceptional here from a service or entree level for the price paid. Will not be back.

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GW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent only topped by the serviced we received from Steven our waiter. He was informative, polite and helpful. You are very lucky to have such a quality person on your staff.

Thank you for a great meal and exceptional service.

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GL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a relaxing and casual dinner at Duke's, our fourth time to the restaurant and each meal has been better and more enjoyable. Explore the menu as we have, you won't be disappointed.

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LD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at Duke’s is 2nd to none. The renowned steak house has an excellent brunch menu that is delicious and affordable! I would highly recommend it.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Charcuterie board was much better a year ago. Actually had townhouse crackers on it. I have never seen that in any restaurant let alone an expensive one. Brussels sprouts sounded much better in the description that they actually were. Swordfish was ok but side of sautéed spinach was very bland. If you want a restaurant for special occasions, keep looking.

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DF
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was not up to the price point
Food obviously sat under the heat lamp
Received wrong sides
Right sides came when we finished our entrees
At this price point I expect much more
Needs improvement

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PF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was quite good but food was slightly less than average in preparation and portion. Very high price for the dish.

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B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our first time there - avoided most of the noise on the casino floor by sitting in the dining room. Service was very good as well as the food. Pricey menu however.

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MT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We ordered 2 NY Strip steaks, one medium, and one medium-rare. They were both very well done, and one was almost leathery. These steaks were $51 each, side dishes sold a la carte. Terrible. Waiter compensated us for one of the steaks. We didn’t want to wait for more to come from the kitchen, as we had already waited an hour. Otherwise, nice place. But clearly they need to correct this if they want us to come back for another $300 dinner.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. I ordered the lamb and mine was cooked to perfection. My son ordered the prime rib and he couldn’t even finish it was so big and he was happy that he ordered that instead of the filet.

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

our waiter Steven was great Lobster mac and cheese was the best ever. Seems like this was the only restaurant that was inviting and satisfying.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was the best... only problem is they didn't receive my OpenTable reservation for two that I made days in advance. Thankfully Duke's was very accommodating... thank God.

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JF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our Sunday brunch was excellent as usual. The only negative was my steak was undercooked but that was resolved quickly.

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t
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the Albany / Schenectady area. Also from my 40+ years of travel they're in the top 5 especially the Prime Rib

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JS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We love Duke's!!
Service was extraoridinarily slow...but understandable because it was busy. We had dinner in the dining room but the live music was too loud. Not sure how anyone eating out there could enjoy dinner with the music being that loud ...but that's just me.
The food was amazing as usual.
It was another great night at Duke's!!!

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DD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. We had shrmp cocktail and fried calamari for apps. I ordered the short ribs. They were tender and cut with a butter knife. The Utica greens had just enough heat, not overwhelming. My wife ordered the strip steak med rare. Cooked perfect. Great seasoning. The service was spot on. Only downfall was the prices. Very expensive, at least for me. All in all, it was still a great meal.

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M
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

enjoyed our meal

did not realize it was part of the casino

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

For a restaurant that is supposed to be upscale, the food was good but not at an upscale standard.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

$51 steak was over cooked. Scallops had sand in them making them difficult to enjoy. Appetizers were very good. Enjoyed the flatbread crackers.

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DZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Excellent service! Quiet enough to carry on a conversation even when the piano player and singer were performing. Will be going back soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious although their 1 page menu had a few items out stock which were disappointing

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s
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great stop en route from Buffalo to Boston! Food was excellent with a varied menu! Portion sizes were large but was a bit pricey! Clean great servers!

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We came to celebrate our son’s 21st birthday. We’ve always enjoyed Dukes but this experience could have been better. Our server was very nice but the food was slow and my veal chop was seriously overlooked. I should have sent it back, but it had taken so long to get food, I didn’t want to make everyone else wait

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p
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

This my first time there and it is my last.You pay 40.00 for an 8 ounce steak and came out over done. The prime rib came luke warm. My hamburger was very good.

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PW
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The cavatelli was ok but way too expensive and the fillet was dry

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food, delicious drinks! We will be back.

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Calamari was great, asparagus and Utica greens were really good, kc strip steak was fantastic, only downfall was the the dressing on our salads. Mine was Caesar but the dressing had no taste

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great, food fantastic. Steak seasoned and cooked to perfection. Probably would have gotten 5 stars on all categories, but no cocktail menu and drinks from the bar were just ok.

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DL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Dodd was ok. Not great. Price was high for quality. Wait staff was great.

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CA
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 2

This was our second visit. The service was outstanding. The wine was good. The entrees were disappointing. Rare and raw are not the same. But I really enjoyed the charred and creamed corn. I don't understand how a venue of the size of Rivers could run out of vanilla gelato but... The service this time was really great.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My nephew graduated with his bachelors degree

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MW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Waiter didn't tell us about specials, food was bland and they forgot my veggies. Expected way more for the price on service and food.

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AF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great visit with friends. Delicious. Restaurant not busy but service was slow and inattentive

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OT
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was impeccable.

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IC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They have a great Sunday brunch, well priced and enough for a second serving later. The 6 egg omelettes are well stuffed, the french toast is a meal in itself. Not too many in the restaurant and we were away from the gaming floor so it was quiet.

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S
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant with lots of atmosphere and first rate food and service. The live music was a great addition. It is very romantic and the service is attentive. Our waitress Nadia was wonderful. Dukes is a bit pricey and it would be nice to have more wines offered by the glass. But it remains our favorite restaurant in the Capital Region.

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LO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

While ambiance and service were good, lobster tail was bit raw undercooked - when brought to the attention of server he immediately apologized and brought our concern to kitchen manager who came out to apologize and remove from our bill. Short rib meal was excellent as well as lobster Mac cheese! Our appetizer s of shrimp cocktail and spinach artichoke dip were excellent!
I would caution anyone with mobility issues that chairs in main dinning area are very slippery on their floor and easily slide out from under you if not cautious .

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