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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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Ranked #50 of 116 Restaurants in Latham
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French
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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
Latham, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We really enjoyed the Winemakers dinner here a few weeks ago. Both the wine and the food were excellent. Each wine was quality and also not your average wine. Each dish was very good although they could be a little more generous with the amount of food. Very enjoyable will do again at $75 reasonable for what they did. A... More

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

Thank you for joining us at this Winemaker's Dinner. They are great experiences both from an educational perspective, as well as the pairing of food and wine as we bring specialists from the vineyards or regions featured in the dinners. These 4-course dinners truly give you the opportunity to open up your taste buds to a wealth of new flavors... More

Cohoes, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have been to Epicurean numerous times. Last weekday evening, we had friendly and efficient service. The Calamari appetizer was succulent and tender (NOT chewy); my husband said probably the best he has ever had and the Charcuterie plate (homemade pate, meats, cornichons) was enjoyable. For dinner, we had the Curry Mussels and Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin (with apples). Both... More

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Troy, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband and I visited the epicurean last night (Tuesday, September 16th) for dinner. We were presented with a groupon from my sister several months earlier and it expired on the 18th so we wanted to try it out. I am not a big fan of groupons at nicer restaurants but my sister was excited for us to use it.... More

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

Thank you for coming to our restaurant. As we are French, we may do some things that are not what might be considered the norm to some Americans. We use clear plastic sleeves for our Prix Fixe menus (the same menus are available when we do an occasional Groupon) as they are a limited number of items that can change... More

Schenectady, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We tried this restaurant for the first time, were seated immediately and the waiter was attentive. The appetizers and entrees were good, good wine, but disappointing dessert, chocolate bread pudding, was dry and rather bland. I had finished only half my entree purposely saving room for dessert and the entree for next days lunch. The waiter took the entree to... More

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

We are extremely sorry for your server's lack of judgement. The fact that he handled your situation with so little imagination and respect is unacceptable. No matter how much you train, you can never underestimate what people will do! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. If you decide to come back, please let me know and we will... More

Milford, MI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A physican friend invited me to this European place in a Strip Mall. Dont let the enviorns fool you, the waiter was right out of a French movie who acted with disdain when we did not order quickly enough and dismissed the questioning of the wine as if we are insane. If you want a genuine French waiter who will... More

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Latham, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I don't think I have had such a disappointing dining experience, as being a french major who felt horrified and insulted to know the people of France, who take food to be an art, are being dubbed by The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar (they are probably making ends meet by marketing the Wine Bar part). The place is a... More

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

The teas are Harney Teas, recognized as some of the best tea in the world that we serve and can by purchased at retail and available only in the best restaurants and gourmet shops. The plastic chickens are ceramic roosters created in Italy, and they are the symbol of France. The plastic flowers are made of silk. More

Albany, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

First, thanks so much for coming and we are glad you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to seeing your again soon. Secondly, it is hard to know what is the best location for an upscale restaurant. Generally, in any business, it is location...location...location. Our shopping mall is a great location, maybe one of the best in the Capital Region. The... More

Rensselaer, New York, United States
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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normnmarge, Owner at The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us and allowing us to create a memorable experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Saratoga Springs, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Additional Information about The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar

Address: 579 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham Farms, Latham, NY 12110-2806
Phone Number: 518-786-8272
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Latham
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: French

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