New Restaurants in the Capital District

Looking for a new restaurant to try? Here is a list of some newly opened places in the area.

Seneca Saratoga - Located just behind The Downtowner in Saratoga, Seneca offers a nice selection of small plates, appetizers and main courses. The woodfired swordfish with hazelnut romesco, swiss chard, Himalayan red rice and citrus butter has certainly piqued my interest.  It would go perfectly with their Parker House rolls.


Grano Schenectady - Italian restaurant using fresh ingredients and homemade pasta. Any place that highlights Vespas as part of the décor has won my heart.  (Image from of


Tatu Saratoga - The menu focuses on food from the Yucatan Peninsula region of Mexico. Everything looks incredible and I like that it’s not filled with an overwhelming amount of typical Mexican fare. The Pescado Frito which is crispy yellowtail snapper with mojo de ajo (garlic sauce), cinnamon rice and grilled chayote sounds unique and the Salbute con Pavo which is a puffed tortilla topped with black bean turkey stew, pickled onions, and a hard boiled egg makes choosing just one thing difficult. It will take several trips to get through all of the menu items I plan on trying. (Image from


Farmacy Glens Falls - They don’t have a menu online but follow them on social media for the most up to date offerings.



The Shaker & Vine Schenectady - Large cheese plates, a big wine selection and a beautiful outdoor patio are just a few of the reasons to put this on your short list. (Image from Shaker & Vine FB page)



Quang’s Vietnamese Bistro Troy - Offers a nice selection of banh mi sandwiches, spring rolls and pho. I tried the pork belly spring roll at the Troy Asia market which occurs every Thursday on Ferry St. in Troy and it whet my appetite for more! Can’t wait to try a sit down meal soon!



Okipoki in Albany- Finally a place that offers Taiyaki (fish-shaped cones)! I have seen this on Instagram plenty of times coming out of larger cities like New York and now the Capital District has finally caught up. Looking forward to tasting and posting about this!



288 Lark Wine and Tap- Tableside Cacio e Pepe! That is all :) (Photo from 288 Lark Wine and Tap)


Have you had a chance to try any of these places? I would love to hear your thoughts.  Also, if you know of something that I missed, send me a note so I can add it to the next post.