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The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar

579 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham Farms, Latham, NY 12110-2806
518-786-8272
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Price range: $15 - $30
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Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Epicurean is an authentic French bistro, the only one in the Capital Region of New York. The Award-winning Executive Chef is from the south of France and one of the owners is French Canadian. Our food is classic French with a Mediterranean twist...Provencal or North African spicing. There are many classic menus items such as Escargot, Frogs Legs, Steak Tartare and Steak Frites. The ambiance is casual. We are a Wine Spectator Award-winning restaurant with a 2200 bottle wine cellar with a significant offering of French wines. Our wine bar has an extensive selection of beers and a full bar. Come and dine with us and experience not an eating, but a dining experience.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Epicurean is an authentic French bistro, the only one in the Capital Region of New York. The Award-winning Executive Chef is from the south of France and one of the owners is French Canadian. Our food is classic French with a Mediterranean twist...Provencal or North African spicing. There are many classic menus items such as Escargot, Frogs Legs, Steak Tartare and Steak Frites. The ambiance is casual. We are a Wine Spectator Award-winning restaurant with a 2200 bottle wine cellar with a significant offering of French wines. Our wine bar has an extensive selection of beers and a full bar. Come and dine with us and experience not an eating, but a dining experience.
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English first
Albany, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We wanted to check out this restaurant for a while, so when I saw they had a Groupon I bought it immediately. We were a bit worried when we pulled up (the restaurant is in a strip mall and has a twinkling Eiffel Tower in the front) but once we got inside we were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent... More

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Rensselaer, New York, United States
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Right up front, we used a Groupon for "Girls Night Out". My best friend and I were given the Prix-Fixe menu which was a choice of the starter, main meal and dessert. Plenty of upscale starters and mains to chose from including fish, red meat and poultry. I chose a Salade de Bettraves, Chèvre or beet salad to start, Moules... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I read through the reviews thinking I had a 50/50 shot of getting decent food and service but was pleasantly surprised to find most were really wrong. My daughter is a huge lover of all things French so as a special treat I took her there for lunch. She wanted the full French cuisine experience so we ordered the escargots,... More

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Albany, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My party of young professionals was asked almost immediately upon sitting down if we had a groupon - when we answered no, the response was "good" and the service just kept getting worse as the meal went on. Felt uncomfortable and had weird comments made throughout the meal. Food was fine, but definitely not worth the service. Have been to... More

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Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Very French menu , fairly hi-end but a lovely place that makes you feel like you aren't really in a strip plaza. The bartender was very attentive. It was nice to see most diners actually dressed up to have dinner. We will definitely return

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normnmarge, Owner at The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you again for your very thoughtful comments. We are very French with an executive chef from the south of France, an owner from Montreal and a dining room captain from Morocco. We are two minutes from 2 exits off of the two major highways in the Capital Region. We have plenty of parking and we are surrounded by several... More

Troy, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Visit on May 10, 2014, 6pm. Sat at the bar with a friend and was attended to by a young woman who said she was substituting for the evening. She was quite sweet and professional, always smiling. My disappointment set in after ordering the Escargot appetizer. It arrived about 50 minutes later. The bartender was very apologetic and noticeably uncomfortable... More

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normnmarge, Owner at The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

We are extremely sorry you did not like our escargot, one of our two top selling appetizers for the last four years. We also want to apologize for the time it took for you to be served, as apparently our oldest bartender/server was having an off night and did not communicate your order in a timely manner to the kitchen.... More

Queensbury, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I already can guess the response of the manager because I finally heard back from her on March 22 after emailing my concerns on March 5 following a disappointing birthday lunch for my mom. Both of us ordered the omelets with scallops. When the arrived, we each had what looked like one scallop cut into three very overcooked pieces. The... More

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normnmarge, Owner at The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

I am sorry that you decided to take the initial private conversation between the restaurateur (us) and the patron(you) online when you did not get what you wanted, even though you claim to have come to the restaurant several times, having very enjoyable dinners ! I also found it bewildering that you did not go online to discuss the wonderful... More

Latham, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've been here a number of times and had some excellent dishes, such as the seafood sausage, and some just okay dishes. They have an excellent wine. Some wait staff are a little moody but the owners are nice.

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East Schodack, New York
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I have never been to the restaurant before and would likely not go back. I under stand its Valentines Day and often very busy. But when you're required to make a reservation for dinner and don't have things lined up its annoying. The service was very slow. The food was 50/50. And the prices were too high for the level... More

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Albany, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Since my last review was somewhat critical, I wanted to be fair and compliment the place for upgrading its service with hiring this new "star" waiter Andy. He brought in high class professionalism and experience that made my recent lunch visit outstanding. The food was tasty and nicely presented. And Andy finished the classy food in very elegant service "wrapping".... More

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