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The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar

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French, 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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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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 Chef-owner 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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  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
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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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Stephentown, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have enjoyed wine here several times, but this time thought we'd try dinner. We sat outside with our Frenchie and enjoyed a lovely dinner. I started with the Fennel Salami and pate du jour, both of which were excellent and part of the happy hour special. My wife enjoyed the Coquille St Jacques. For dinner, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Claire and Sandy Pogue are pulling out all the stops for their tour de France celebration 7/7- 7/25. I had dinner there this evening and had the Salade Bretonne, Soupe d'huitres et de moules safrnee and thre coquilles st jacque because I couldn't decide what to order. The meal was perfect! The soup d'huitres the best soup I've had in... More 

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Latham, NY
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137 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Very well prepared French dishes. Delicious loved my meals as did my husband. The portions are reasonable, the prices are a bit high but worth it for the quality of food. The service was fantastic and the restaurant is clean and inviting. Ample parking as well. Wonderful wine selection. If in the mood for French food go here.

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Niskayuna, New York
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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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Restaurant Details

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 Chef-owner 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 - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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