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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Capital District

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Capital District? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Sushi by Bou - Albany NY @ City Beer Hall restaurant
4.9
4.9 (79)
$50 and over
Sushi
Albany
About the restaurant
Step into Sushi By Bou Albany, where every bite whispers secrets of a bygone era. Our curated Omakase, meaning "Chef's Choice,"' promises an exquisite journey through culinary artistry in a speakeasy setting. Opt for our classic 12-course offering at $60 or immerse in the lavish 'Bougie' Omakase, $100 for 17 pieces, seated hourly, Bou Albany experience transports you to the prohibition era with its mysterious allure. Nestled on the lower level of City Beer Hall, our Albany hideaway boasts live music and classic cocktails. Explore our full Prohibition-style libations, featuring exotic cocktails and premium sake. Date Nights, Birthdays, or intimate private seatings, let us whisk you away on a journey of mystique. Visit all of our unique locations, each with its own culture-inspired vibe! Reserve now to secure a coveted seat at Sushi By Bou.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
What an amazing and educational experience! Everything was phenomenal and so much fun. Absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to go back!
A photo of Wm. Farmer and Sons restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1157)
$31 to $50
American
Hudson
About the restaurant
Our barroom and restaurant is currently open Friday through Tuesday for dinner and features craft cocktails, light bites and a wide range of seasonal culinary offerings inspired by the bounties of local Hudson Valley farms. Not just farmers in name, we believe in supporting farmers and producers who share in our passion of growing and preparing the finest products imaginable.
*You will be allowed to cancel your reservation at any time but please keep in mind that no shows and reservations canceled within 3 hours of your reservation time will be charged $25 per person. Due to the high number of restaurant reservation cancellations and no shows, our cancellation policy is not flexible, and the fee cannot be waived.
*Pavilion seating is fully covered and sat rain or shine- In the event of inclement weather we cannot guarantee alternative indoor seating


Top review
Amomwholikesfood
Dined on May 21, 2024
The food was outstanding as well as the presentation! The detail from the plates to the notebook which delivered your final bill did not go unnoticed. This restaurant is one not to miss on your visit to Hudson and is super sexy vibe at the bar! Cheers to the staff as well.
A photo of La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant - Clifton Park restaurant
4.8
4.8 (147)
$30 and under
Mexican
Clifton Park
About the restaurant
If you're looking for high quality and personal service, you've come to the right place. At La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in CLIFTON PARK we'll give you the attention and personal service you'll come to expect and enjoy!!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 21, 2024
Food was excellent and the service was superb. Highly recommend
A photo of The Saratoga Winery restaurant
4.8
4.8 (341)
$31 to $50
Winery
Saratoga Springs
About the restaurant
Step off the beaten path and come see why The Saratoga Winery is the place to be! Come and taste our wine made on the property, enjoy our selection of local craft beers or sample a handcrafted cocktail. Our kitchen features wood fired pizza, bar snacks, sandwiches and salads- something for everyone. Every Friday night we have live music with local artists. Saturdays and Sundays we offer an all day brunch with mimosa flights and bloody marys. Our expansive property features cozy indoor dining or a spacious backyard in the summer and fall.

We encourage you to come in and enjoy our rustic digs with great drinks and a friendly environment!

Please note- reservations for parties of 10 and under may be made on open table directly. If you have a party larger than 10 people, please email reservations@thesaratogawinery.com.



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 17, 2024
Fabulous! Will go again. Great for families, couples, groups.
A photo of Las Margaritas Mexican Cantina restaurant
4.8
4.8 (24)
$30 and under
Mexican
Slingerlands
About the restaurant
Step into the vibrant and lively world of our Mexican restaurant with a bar. From sizzling fajitas, mouthwatering enchiladas to Mexican Brunch, each dish is a celebration of the rich and diverse cuisine.

As you step inside, you'll be greeted by the energetic rhythms of Latin music and the warm smiles of our friendly staff. Our skilled bartenders will prepare signature margaritas and cocktails that will transport your taste buds to the sun-kissed shores of Mexico.

Whether you're looking for an intimate dinner for two or a gathering with friends and family, our restaurant offers a variety of seating options to suit your mood - make your reservation today and let us transport you to a world of culinary delight.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 20, 2024
It was the perfect place to go for a birthday celebration!
A photo of Ama Cocina restaurant
4.7
4.7 (279)
$30 and under
Mexican
Albany
About the restaurant
Located in Downtown Albany, ama cocina delivers a fresh and funky twist on
modern mexican street food.

Our mission is to encompass the three most important elements of life -food•laughter•love

Let's get back to the days when we bond over a good meal and tasty beverage. Discuss our dreams, plan our next adventure, and remember the feeling you get when a thoughtfully prepared meal hits you. Don't forget to relax and laugh while you’re here - we will do the rest.
 Welcome to our kitchen - and know that there is a lot of thought, fun & love here at ama.

Top review
AnnaP
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent food and service. We had a great evening.
A photo of Tatu Tacos & Tequila restaurant
4.7
4.7 (355)
$30 and under
Mexican
Troy
About the restaurant
Chef/Owner Kareem NeJame brings inspired cuisine from the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, featuring the most extensive library of Tequila & Mezcal in the region, all wrapped in an elegantly funky tattoo art gallery! Thoughtful dishes, exciting cocktails, fun vibes, private and patio dining all come together to bring you Tatu, voted Best New Restaurant and Best Chef in the region for 2021.

Top review
MaryS
Dined on May 18, 2024
Delicious food and drinks along with great service.
A photo of Wheatfields Bistro & Wine Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1027)
$30 and under
Italian
Clifton Park
About the restaurant
A Saratoga favorite for over 30 years, WHEATFIELDS Bistro & Wine Bar is also in Clifton Park! Conveniently located in The Crossing Plaza, WHEATFIELDS Bistro & Wine Bar is at the intersection of Routes 9 and 146. WHEATFIELDS’ Bistro & Wine Bar’s scratch kitchen brings fresh ingredients to guests’ plates. WHEATFILEDS has been making handcrafted pastas for over 30 years! Chef’s specials are offered nightly, impressive Gluten-Free menu, Carry-Out and Delivery available
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 8, 2024
Wheat fields Mac was fantastic and the Pollo alla parmigiana was also delicious. The bruschetta is great start. Fizzy bee is a refreshing addition if you like a cocktail. This place has great food and service. Definitely recommend.
A photo of Scarlet Knife restaurant
4.4
4.4 (385)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Latham
About the restaurant
Upscale Farm to Table cuisine with culinary creations by Executive Chef Paul Dimm and Sous Chef Carly Yezzo. Chefs counter dining with open an kitchen, Dessert room, Banquet rooms, Outside dinning with a full service bar and fireplace, live entertainment nightly, Saturday lunch, Sunday brunch. Free parking.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
We were promptly greeted and asked if we had ever dined there before. We were also asked if we were celebrating a special day, and we were, and asked where we would like to sit. Our server, Jordan, introduced herself and was very informative regarding how the restaurant operates, everything made on premises, and gave suggestions regarding cocktails, apps, and main meal. We were checked on during our meal to make sure everything was prepared and tasting to our approval. When finished with dinner, our server asked us about dessert. There is a special desert room which she encouraged us to go and look at and then have dessert there. The room has individual separate spaces with banquettes that open into the main room, very romantic. They even flambé certain desserts only in there. Very well orchestrated from beginning to end and food was very well prepared , delicious and hot.
A photo of Dock Browns Lakeside Tavern restaurant
4.3
4.3 (441)
$30 and under
Pub
Saratoga Springs
About the restaurant
Dock Brown's on Saratoga Lake offers casual Lakeside Dining with an upscale twist on pub food made in our scratch kitchen featuring a unique and modern twist on classic comfort foods. Our intimate bar serves a variety of unique craft beers as well as specialty seasonal artisan cocktails.

There's always something fun going on at Dock Brown's. See the Dock Brown's Events page for details.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Had a very nice dinner with a group of friends. Our table on the porch was really nice with a great view of the lake. Our server, Matt was fun and very attentive. Everyone enjoyed their food. Our only complaint was that they didn’t have many of the beers that were listed on the menu.
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