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The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar

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579 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham Farms, Latham, NY 12110
+1 518-786-8272
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Epicurean is an authentic French bistro, the only one in the Capital...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tuesday Night dinner

Had the vichyssoise (with asparagus, which detracted from the dish), a walnut watercress salad that was delicious and the wild Icelandic lamb. The lamb was cooked perfectly and the entire dish was seasoned appropriately. The chanterelle mushroom on the dish was fabulous, and I wished that there had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Ballston Spa, New York, United States
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Niskayuna, New York
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Made another dinner foray to The Epicurean in early June, 2015. The menu changes pretty regularly, and this time I noticed a dish under "Chef's Specialties": Veal cheeks baeckeoffe. I remembered an old Julia Child TV episode with Andre Soltner, in which the celebrated chef/owner of Lutece explained that as a child growing up in Alsace his mother (and many... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Our love affair and friendship with Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar in Latham, NY began in the Spring of 2012 when a friend suggested we talk to the owners about catering our outdoor wedding that coming June. Within fifteen minutes of being inside Epicurean and talking with owners Claire and Sandy Pogue, our plan quickly morphed into having our wedding... More 

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Ballston Spa, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had the vichyssoise (with asparagus, which detracted from the dish), a walnut watercress salad that was delicious and the wild Icelandic lamb. The lamb was cooked perfectly and the entire dish was seasoned appropriately. The chanterelle mushroom on the dish was fabulous, and I wished that there had been two or three with the dish. Sampled some wine, and was... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It is a such a shame that it took three years of living in the area to discover this restaurant....considering that we are both 'foodies'.....and have been all the way to Glens falls and further to North Creek for restaurants that we like. We are also thankful for all the reviews from the more discerning patrons...for it was based on... More 

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Albany, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is our third time eating here. The food and service has been very good each time. I love their hanger steak as well as their venison dish. It's always been great. Typically a very quite restaurant, great for date night. Yes, it's in a strip mall but you know that before you enter so if that's an issue well...you... More 

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

Thank you again for your comments. We apologize profusely that you had to be subjected to that threesome's antics. The next time you dine with us, please identify yourselves as we would like to offer you a bottle of wine in appreciation for giving this unfortunate situation some perspective. More 

Burbank, California
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Three of us patronized the place with great anticipation as we'd heard good things about it. Ambiance was very nice and the owner actually spent time chatting with us after seating. That was the good news. The bad news is that after the appetizer and drinks, it all went down hill from there. I ordered the trout which was so... More 

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

We are located in one of the largest shopping malls in the Capital Region. The beauty of this location is that it is 2 minutes off of two major highways with ample parking and many reasons to not only visit us, but also the large major retailers who are our neighbors. Your behavior and that of your companions, more specifically... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Their food is interesting, creative and fabulous. Great for meeting a friend for lunch or for having a business lunch. The atmosphere is fabulous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

We ordered a "take out" feast for eleven for Christmas eve dinner which we served on a buffet. Everyone raved. The chef gave us instructions for finishing/heating everything. It made what is normally a very labor intensive day for me, relaxed and simple. The food was fabulous. The mushrooms florentine for appetizer were gobbled up in minutes. Delicious. We had... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal...every course! Thank you so much. We look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Albany, New York, United States
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Why visit France when you can come here and have the same culinary experience? My wife and I came here for a special tasting menu with specially selected and perfectly paired wines. The menu was carefully put together cooked with fantastic care and precision. It was a four course tasting with four unique French wines. The service was excellent and... More 

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

We are very glad you enjoyed our special monthly winemaker's dinner. It is a great way to learn about food and wine pairing from the specialists from a region of France or a particular vineyard. On occasion, we also travel to other parts of the world to explore the different terroirs and styles. Our goal is to introduce our customers... More 

Burlington, Vermont
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

my wife and I met some friends there, we arrived early. Never been, will never return. We sat at the bar, and were served by Megan(great server sweet), actually spoke with the owner who seemed ok. Two drinks, a 'sniff' of calamari 40bucks. But, ok I thought. Friends arrived, I reminded the person at the desk of our opentable reservation.... More 

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

We have been in business for 10 years and we are a very unique restaurant where many menu offerings are unique to us. Our location in one of the most heavily trafficked shopping plazas in the Capital Region with quick exits off of two major highways for easy access to shopping and dining. Our award-winning French Chef does cook food... More 

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Additional Information about The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar

Address: 579 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham Farms, Latham, NY 12110
Phone Number: +1 518-786-8272
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 - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: French, Wine Bar

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 579 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham Farms, Latham, NY 12110
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Latham
  • Phone Number: +1 518-786-8272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Wine Bar

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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