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Diners' Choice: Great for fine wines restaurants in Capital District

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the most notable wine lists 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 MezzaNotte Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (830)
$30 and under
Italian
Albany
About the restaurant
Whether you call it Classic Italian with a Modern Twist, or Modern Cuisine with Italian Influences, locally owned MezzaNotte Ristorante is sure to please. Highly rated food, prepared fresh from scratch using seasonal and local products. Whether for an intimate dinner, business meeting or dining with friends and family, MezzaNotte will exceed your expectations. Come try us and see why we are a Trip Advisor Restaurant of Excellence.
Top review
KristineR
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent Italian food, fabulous wait staff - it was like dining at the Culinary Institute. Lovely dining room.
A photo of Yono's Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1092)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Albany
About the restaurant
Yono's, a two time Top 100 restaurants winner, has been Albany's premiere World Class restaurant for almost years. Owned and operated by second generation renowned restaurateur, Dominick Purnomo, the intimate, elegant split level dining room is has recently gone through a renovation modernizing the dining room now elegantly appointed with neutral colors, bronzed mirrors, a large fireplace, crystal chandelier, and floral displays. An innovative menu of blending French Technique, Asian Influence & American Ingredients pays homage to the rich culinary history of founding Chef Yono Purnomo. Managing partner & sommelier Josh Turo offers a wine list with some 1000 labels representing every major wine growing region in the world. Let the Yono's 4 star service staff anticipate your needs, while you experience the luxury and elegance of a bygone era.


Located adjacent to Yono's, is dp An American Brasserie, a decidedly more casual alternative. www.dpbrasserie.com

Top review
OutofTownervip
Dined 6 days ago
Want great food, superb service and the best wine list in the Capital District? Go to Yono’s.
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4.8
4.8 (247)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Glens Falls
About the restaurant
Park & Elm is a multi-concept eatery featuring a gourmet food market, delicatessen and fine dining restaurant located in downtown Glens Falls.

Enjoy an elevated experience in our dining room, featuring a modern take on classic dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. The dining room and bar also showcase a highly curated beverage program, with innovative twists on classic cocktails, plus a hand-picked selection of wines from across the globe.

Don't forget to check out our nightly happy hour, featuring a seasonal selection of small plates and drink specials.

Top review
LizM
Dined 2 days ago
Nice selection, yummy food. Pleasant atmosphere.
A photo of The Saratoga Winery restaurant
4.8
4.8 (355)
$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 2 days ago
Overall food was delicious. We got the charcuterie board and the It’s everything pizza. The pizza could have used a little more seasoning on it but very good. The sweet ones wine flight was perfect. My favorite wine here is the Torched Cherry. Definitely returning
A photo of Chianti Il Ristorante restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3077)
$31 to $50
Italian
Saratoga Springs
About the restaurant
Situated in the heart of beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs, Chianti Il Ristorante serves sophisticated, authentic Northern Italian fare in an elegant setting. Combining seasonal food, an award-winning wine selection, a welcoming and knowledgeable staff and a detailed, inviting ambiance Chianti provides every guest with a superb and unforgettable dining experience. Aesthetically inspiring, its rustic walls, hard wood floors and green onyx bar invoke the authenticity of conventional Italian architecture while remaining slightly modern. The culinary philosophy at Chianti is based on a respect for tradition. With artisan breads and pastas, housemade sausage and braised meats it is culinary craftsmanship at its best. Our guests have the chance to savor fresh food, from a selection of expertly-sliced carpaccio, to a variety of wild fish, to risotto that is made only with Vialone Nano rice grown exclusively in Italy's Venetto region. "The hottest restaurant in town." The New York Times
Top review
Fridaynightout
Dined 3 days ago
Restaurant was excellent except it was very loud. At times you couldn’t hear the conversation at our table. Serve was a bit hurried the waiter know all the specials but recited them in rapid fire. Food was excellent. Noticed several individuals in gym shorts so dress code is very relaxed.
A photo of Cafe Capriccio restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2029)
$31 to $50
Italian
Albany
About the restaurant
Cafe Cariccio, the region's only authentic Tuscan restaurant, has been a favorite dining destination in Albany for 30 years. The Cafe was voted Best Restaurant in the Capital District by Metroland Magazine for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and many times previously. Jim Rua and Franco Rua are proprietors. The Cafe is open for dinner every night. See our web site for details and photos.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The service was very attentive, fast paced but we didn't feel rushed. Our meals were excellent, wine list was well curated for their menu. We'll definitely be back!
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4.7
4.7 (1172)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food. And great service. Will definitely be back
A photo of Salt & Char restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1592)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Saratoga Springs
About the restaurant
Established in 2016, Salt & Char is Saratoga’s favorite farm-to-table steakhouse with an inviting and stylish sophistication that brings exceptional cuisine to upstate New York’s most storied destination! Located inside one of the oldest and most historic buildings in its original location, Salt & Char offers a dining experience unlike any other.

Renowned for our commitment to quality, our chefs meticulously craft each dish, creating a symphony of flavors that showcase the finest in Modern American cuisine. Earning a reputation for excellent steaks, seafood, and professional service. Immerse yourself in the harmonious balance of classic and modern design, as you savor the exceptional culinary experience at Salt & Char.

Top review
JohnA
Dined 4 days ago
Food, as always, was excellent. Service was a bit slow because of several large groups dining, which also made the noise level higher, but that’s not surprising during track season.
A photo of Black & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2633)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Albany
About the restaurant
black & blue Steak and Crab sets the bar for the New American Steakhouse; elegant yet unpretentious, sophisticated yet approachable. b&b offers an inventive design and an unparalleled, vibrant ambience for you and your guests. Our inspired cuisine coupled with our gracious hospitality is perfect for your special occasion dinner, night out with friends, family gathering or executive business event.

black & blue also offers a variety of private rooms and tailor made menus for large groups. We would be happy to help plan your next business meeting or celebratory function. Whether it’s an intimate party, a lavish reception, or an important business meeting, you can be certain the black & blue experience will be effortless and memorable. The Club Room accommodates up to 60 guests for a sit-down meal. The Board Room accommodates up to 16 guests for a sit-down meal. The Swordfish Room accommodates up to 30 guests for a sit-down meal.

Top review
BurntHillsfoodie
Dined 3 days ago
Zack and Neil were our servers. We were not familiar with Italian the wines on the wine list. However, Neil asked what I usually like, he then relayed that to the sommelier, who recommended one. It was delicious. As was the entirety of our meal. We had the crab and lobster fondue (excellent), we both had the filet mignon, along with various sauces and sides. Everything was made to perfection. My husband had asked for seating in an area that was low traffic, and we were seated in a booth, which was perfect. We had never even been aware that booths were available at the restaurant. We will definitely request a booth, going forward. As we were celebrating my husband's birthday, they even brought out a lovely dessert for us to share. We enjoy going to Black and Blue, when celebrating birthdays, and anniversaries. We highly recommend.
A photo of The Ritz On Union restaurant
4.3
4.3 (108)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Schenectady
About the restaurant
The Ritz on Union has a traditional heritage while bringing a modern flair. We pride ourselves on providing a good sense of value with exquisite taste, presentation, and ambience. We offer Mediterranean dishes, inherent to our Sicilian background, with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options for the most discerning of tastes, and our desserts are simply scrumptious. Enjoy cocktails and drink specials at our full bar.

During the pandemic of 2020, we demolished the old dining room portion of our facility and transformed it into The Ritz on Union. We styled a restaurant having a contemporary look, and focused the menu and service to provide the very best food and dining experience that Schenectady has to offer. In addition, we present the newest options for parties and gatherings, formal and work functions, and life events like showers, weddings and anniversaries. We can accommodate up to 65 people in our beautiful dining room.

Top review
MelanieC
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Excellent salmon and risotto along with garlic butter basted steamed clams. Crème brûlée was outstanding
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