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.
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
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.
Food was amazing and service just as good. Worth every dollar, will be returning soon!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Service was quite good but food was slightly less than average in preparation and portion. Very high price for the dish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Sunday brunch was excellent as usual. The only negative was my steak was undercooked but that was resolved quickly.
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
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!!!
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.
enjoyed our meal
did not realize it was part of the casino
For a restaurant that is supposed to be upscale, the food was good but not at an upscale standard.
$51 steak was over cooked. Scallops had sand in them making them difficult to enjoy. Appetizers were very good. Enjoyed the flatbread crackers.
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!
The food was delicious although their 1 page menu had a few items out stock which were disappointing
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!
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
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.
The cavatelli was ok but way too expensive and the fillet was dry
Excellent service, excellent food, delicious drinks! We will be back.
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
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.
Dodd was ok. Not great. Price was high for quality. Wait staff was great.
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.
My nephew graduated with his bachelors degree
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.
Great visit with friends. Delicious. Restaurant not busy but service was slow and inattentive
Service and food was impeccable.
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.
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.
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 .