It is his passion for excellence, beaming hospitality and tireless work that have been the hallmarks of John's 30+ years as one of the Capital Region’s most popular chefs. He is known for his outstanding food that he serves to "real" people in a fun and unassuming style. His simple philosophy has always been "put the love on plate." In doing this, people feel comfortable when reading his menus and do not feel as if they need to be a chef themselves to understand it. Inspired food and service in an unassuming manner with outstanding hospitality!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Ahi Tuna Salad
seared rare / chopped greens / cashews / chow mein noodles / red onion / red pepper / ginger soy dressing / crisp wonton
ground salmon / pickled cucumbers / arugula / worcestershire aioli / red onion / toasted roll
Lobster Grilled Cheese
butter poached lobster / ciabatta bread / Havarti cheese / garlic tarragon butter
Too much emphasis was on the need to complete our dinner within the 1 1/2 time frame.
We wanted to enjoy a pre-dinner drink but were constantly reminded we needed to hurry along so that we would not overstay our visit. I love Innovo but I probably won’t dine in again until they are at full capacity. I will continue take out since I want to support the great people who cook and work here.
Great place, great food and service!
Great food and great waiter. Never had a bad experience here.
Our entrees were great; mixed feelings about the new pimento appetizer. Bacon detracts from the pretzel flavor, the pretzel shape wasn’t really appetizing and the pimento is missing its usual zip - pretty bland. Service was very attentive, and very pleasant. I get that this is a difficult time for restaurants, as I’m a small business owner, but having unusable tables piled with boxes, cooler bags etc really doesn’t make for a great dining experience. I chose innovo to bring my husbands boss visiting from Denver, and to be honest I was embarrassed that the place looked like a storage closet.
You are right, times are difficult for restaurants. We need to do anything necessary to survive. We never set out to be a take out restaurant, over half of business is now takeout. Storage is limited, our only choice is to use unused tables in the DR for take out supplies. Any hidden storage is packed with take out boxes. Seating is limited to 50%, guests understand that using these tables helps us generate revenue. We make every effort to keep tables neat. It's pure survival at this time.
The food, waiters, and the whole ambiance is amazing!!
Great food and the extent to which they follow COVID guidelines is impressive!!!
Always great food and fantastic service! Thank you for making my business meeting enjoyable!
At least once a month we choose to go to Innovo for the amazing food and level of service we receive. It’s always comfortable and we feel safe with all of the safety measures they have taken!
highly recommend the ahi tuna salad!! It was delicious
The food was delicious and the service was amazing!!
Late lunch to celebrate a birthday! Food was delicious....we each were very happy with our selections!
Brought my Neice for her b’day lunch and everything was fantastic, as always. Service and food spot on.
Nice and good sta
Excellent selections on the New Years Eve Fixed Prix menu. Attentive and cordial service. Excellent quality and perfect portions.
Other than the fact that we were seated right across from the front door, so that a draft of cold air came right to our table every time the door opened, it was an excellent experience.
Christmas office lunch
Always have a great meal and experience.
We had dinner on the patio, and though it was a little chilly, it was bearable. Our server, Chris, was fantastic as was the food. Can't beat the $5 Burger Night price either!
Service was friendly & efficient. They really went out of their way to keep patrons socially distanced while having a nice ambiance. Food was excellent.
Excellent outdoor setup. Very comfortable and warm.
We went to Innovo for burger night. Our server was friendly and professional, and the food was great!
Excellent time and great food. Drinks are pretty weak. We have been regulars for awhile and will continue for sure. Like how they change up the menu. Bring back the ramen please.
Great food and great service.
The owners and staff make you feel very safe and comfortable during these crazy times! The food is always delicious and the menu changes a bit seasonally. My salmon was prepared perfectly!
Just a quick dinner out with the girls. Food is always good. Staff is always friendly!
As always a wonderful meal, good service and feel so safe dining here. Kudos for another job well done.
always delicious and the waitstaff is always fantastic! thank you
Another great meal at Innovo.
We sat in the enclosed outdoor area which was warm enough to dine comfortably even though it was 45 degrees that evening. The restaurant has multiple outdoor heaters and a fireplace which kept the three of us toasty!
Never had a bad meal at Innovo, and I have been there dozens of times. Sat in the newly enclosed patio area by the beautiful fire. Loss a bit of the old ambiance but credit management for adapting to new restrictions inorder to continue to succeed.
Great to reconnect with John and Tina and enjoy their terrific food and hospitality
I rarely order a burger, but chose to try the I Burger. It was excellent and so were the french fries! Highly recommend.
Dry hamburger and pathetic broccoli rabe. You dont just toss in some pre chopped garlic on it and call it done. I looked at what my friends had and while they seemed to enjou their meal I was absolutly underwhelemed. Maybe people in the area give it such race reviews because they can't cook themselves. Very sad. Great company saved it.
Food was delicious, service was attentive, drinks were superb! Great night out with friends catching up!
Was happy to have an outside seating option, however, on a cold rainy day the policy of not turning on the propane heaters until dark really needs to be reevaluated.
Absolutely fantastic dinner @ Innovo.
We shared Grandma’s Braciole and Old School - indescribably delicious. We both commented that this was the best dinner we’ve had in sooooo long.
I cannot wait to return to order the same thing.
The service was outstanding.
A totally 5 star experience!
Had a very nice meal with friends and family. The service was excellent
As always, the quality and quantity of food was impressive. Among us, we ordered Salmon, Pork and Braciole and all were fresh and delicious! The staff was friendly, professional and accommodating. Highly recommend this restaurant!
Unique food offered, as an example, onion bisque, lamb sandwich, and lobster grilled cheese. Wine was a little pricey for ambiance.
My friend and I made a reservation through open table last Friday around noon and it was confirmed. However then on Saturday around noon I received a call stating that our time slot was not available for outdoor dining so I had to move it to an earlier time which is fine but just weird that it was first confirmed. We got there and the outdoor patio area was very nice well ventilated and there were heaters which weren't on right away and it was cold as the breezeway was hitting us as our table was right in the way of it. there was a ton of other open tables so we asked if we could move but they said that they were all full so I'm assuming people must call and reserve specific tables? However the bartender was very accommodating and he moved us to a table on the outskirts of the bar area so that we were warmer. We then proceeded to order drinks We got Moscow mules which were very limey and cost $10.50. To me ginger beer and vodka should not cost that much I thought maybe they would be more like $9 but there was an add-on to make it a mule option. We were asked several times if we were ready to order because the waitress said that she would get in trouble if we didn't order food We were obviously going to order food as that is what is required now. We felt very rushed but we ordered food regardless. The food was very good I got the salmon burger it was delicious. Waitress was very friendly. Overall an okay experience.
Supposed to be food from scratch, but they admitted their turkey is bought frozen. Who knows what else is not fresh.
Innovo Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 608-1466.
Innovo Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1199 OpenTable diners.
Innovo Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/2077/innovo-kitchen.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.