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Diners' Choice: Good for groups restaurants in Upstate New York

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for groups in Upstate New York? 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 Nostro Restobar and Lounge restaurant
4.6
4.6 (442)
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Utica
About the restaurant
Nostro connects our approach to modern Italian cuisine with the nostalgia of mid-century modern design. The Oneida National Bank lobby delivers a stylish scene starring simple, user-friendly dishes paired with classic cocktails and prosecco. Our spacious yet intimate dining room mingles alongside the lively energy of the lounge; offering cozy seating for a perfect social setting. With an atmosphere constructed of rich leathers, cherry woods, terrazzo, and a scenic backdrop of a museum-worthy bronze mural, Nostro provokes your senses and fuels your desires to make 268 Genesee St. your new gathering spot.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
The food and service was excellent! We were there to celebrate my son’s birthday! Our server was very attentive and made sure we had drinks, appetizers etc in a timely fashion! Our entrees were outstanding and we even brought some home, as they were plentiful! We brought a cake in and they did a beautiful job displaying it on a cake server for us to celebrate with! Outstanding experience!
A photo of Chesterfield's Tavolo restaurant
4.6
4.6 (376)
$30 and under
Italian
Utica
About the restaurant
The Chesterfield Family invites you to join us on this exciting new journey! After 30 years in the old neighborhood, we have packed up and moved some of our classic dishes into a modern atmosphere. Take your taste buds on an adventure with our NEW menu with contemporary twists on old dishes, as well a few new dishes all together!
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Went there for the first time recently hoping to finally get some real Utica Greens -superb! The chicken riggies were perfect- spicy and tangy with a beautiful balance of flavors, tender chicken, and big pieces of peppers. Steak was perfectly cooked and seasoned and loved that the side of mashed potatoes were just pure potatoes with a perfect consistency. Not inexpensive but reasonably priced. They were short on servers but our server did the work of 2 people at least-very efficient and on top of things. Will be visiting again.
A photo of The Tap Room at Clarksburg Cider restaurant
4.6
4.6 (392)
$30 and under
Brewery
Lancaster
About the restaurant
Clarksburg is for hard cider drinkers who don’t take themselves too seriously. Whether you enjoy foraging for wild edibles, or your roof rack just came with the car, your Clarksburg is out there. So, grab one of ours. And see where it takes you.
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Victoria
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
We had a great time sitting outside. We were bummed that the pizzas were no longer on the menu. The BBQ menu was tasty. Get the baked beans as your side!
A photo of Emerald Cocktail Kitchen restaurant
4.6
4.6 (18)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Syracuse
About the restaurant
We are open for :
- LUNCH Tues - Fri, 11 am - 4 pm
- DINNER Tues - Sat, 4 pm - 10 pm
- BRUNCH Sat & Sun, 11 am - 3 pm

Dinner & Brunch Reservations are for our second floor lounge or first floor speakeasy. We will fill the lounge first, before setting guests into the speakeasy. We do not take reservations for Lunch or the Roof Top.

Lunch is served Tues - Fri, 11 am - 4 pm on our rooftop. Order via bartender or food stand.
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Becky520
Dined on May 18, 2024
Food was delicious and reasonably priced. The cocktails were a little on the pricey side in my opinion, but also delicious. Will be back!
A photo of The City Beer Hall restaurant
4.5
4.5 (244)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Albany
About the restaurant
The City Beer Hall is an American beer hall & housed within downtown Albany’s historic & beautiful old telephone company. Inventive menus focus on locally sourced, seasonal, from-scratch cuisine. Indoor/outdoor seating for dinner, brunch, & late night.
Featuring some of the best craft beverages in the area; we have 20 rotating beer/cider taps, an extensive can/bottle list, & full bar. If you’re looking for a special brew that’s available in the area, chances are we’re pouring it. Not to mention, guests receive a FREE personal pizza with each beer/cocktail purchased! If you’re not looking to stay long, we offer beer to-go in cans.
Our Main Hall is a great location to host a lively group dinner, enjoy a cozy first date by the fireplace, or simply meet some friends for happy hour & a free pizza. Our huge outdoor patio is perfect for a sunny brunch or late night cocktail under the stars. Friday & Saturday late night our second level turns into a dance flo
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
Great food! Wonderful server! Sat outside and enjoyed the pato
A photo of Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse - Albany restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1281)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Albany
About the restaurant
Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse offers unforgettable meals in an equally unforgettable atmosphere. Our guests enjoy the Italian-themed music with plenty of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack; the caricatures on the walls; the big-city feel; and the warmth of the wood-paneled dining rooms. Above all, they love the feast for all of their senses provided by our 24 oz. signature Delmonico steak.

We also serve homemade Italian specialties, including pasta, seafood dishes, bruschetta, garlic bread, salads, chicken dishes, and cannoli, as well as a great selection of wines.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Great service, great meal!! Still reasonably priced!
A photo of Waterstone Grill restaurant
4.5
4.5 (260)
$31 to $50
American
Hamburg
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
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DanaD
Dined 1 day ago
Food and service was excellent. Price was reasonable. Atmosphere was just ok. To many old people including me😊
A photo of The Burning Buffalo Bar & Grill restaurant
4.5
4.5 (244)
$30 and under
American
Buffalo
About the restaurant
At The Burning Buffalo being a good neighbor is at the forefront of everything we do. We serve our community by providing impeccable food and beverages served with exceptional hospitality. In the spirit of generosity and kindness, we support our neighbors by sponsoring local sports leagues, hosting local events and giving back to the community where we live and work.

We specialize in elevated pub fare, craft cocktails, and craft beer. Come join us for cocktails, dinner, lunch or brunch. We also offer takeout and online ordering.

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StephenN
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Dinner was great. I love that there are so many GF items on the menu. More mocktails on the menu would be awesome.
A photo of The Standard Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1482)
$30 and under
American
Albany
About the restaurant
The Standard is known for its straightforward, classic American cuisine, prepared using home-cooking techniques with fresh, local ingredients purchased daily. The Standard’s menu features over 100 items that will be sure to have something for everyone.
“Our menu revolves around ‘classics’ or ‘standards’ restaurant goers have come to know and love, yet with our own unique twist; upscale comfort food. We have popular & unique appetizers ranging from Macaroni & Cheese to our signature entrees such as Horseradish Crusted Filet Mignon and “Forever” Braised Short Ribs. In addition, we offer a variety of fresh chopped salads and gourmet sandwiches.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Service was good, staff was great! Cocktails were delicious! My daughter ordered the mac & cheese and liked it very much, my husband ordered the Cobb salad and liked that as well. I ordered the cranberry pecan salad, and it was good overall; however, the chicken was overcooked and tough. The pears and pecans really brought out the flavor. More tender chicken would have made the salad excellent!
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Buffalo restaurant
4.0
4 (72)
$30 and under
Chinese
Buffalo
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
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SYLVIABvip
Dined on May 1, 2024
Went for my birthday celebration and they made me feel special. The waiter was so attentive and super nice. Thank you to the staff.
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