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“A pleasant surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carney's Tavern

Carney's Tavern
17 Main Street, Ballston Lake, NY 12019
518-952-7177
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Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Carney's Tavern has reopened under new ownership. Rising Star Chef Michael Pallozzi invites you to see the renovations that were made to the historic building as well as the menu. Classic favorites such as French Onion soup, Veal Parmeasan as well Prime Rib specials. Surely there is something for everyone!
Bedford, Massachusetts
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
“A pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

On a recent visit with my mom KW and I were treated to dinner at Carney's Tavern. A nice young man was playing the guitar in the bar and we sat in the historic dinning room. We started with mussels and shrimp cocktail. KW and I split the scallops which were cooked to perfection. Mom had the poor mans surf and turf without the surf. The service was impeccable, the food delicious and creative. I was particularly impressed with the attentive staff, they way they worked together and the Chef Mike Pallozzi coming around to each table to great guests and engage level of satisfaction. One table was curious about a special on the menu of a type of fish, the Chef brought out a chart to educate them as to where in Hawaii it came from. Very impressive, nice to know there's a great place to dine when I see mom!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Voorheesville, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant is fast becoming our Sunday night family restaurant. There is something on the menu to appeal to all three generations and the food is great. The chef has come out, on each of our visits, to chat. The homemade pasta is so good and the fried pickles are amazing.

Visited June 2014
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Clifton Park, New York, United States
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great local place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Had dinner on a Saturday night and really enjoyed our meals. The selections were great. Not just a pub menu. We were surprised by the upscale menu and they delivered!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Carney's = Terrific!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great food, terrific bar staff, enjoyable music entertainment, fun place to hang out! Will return often!
I had the crab cake special a couple of times, delicious!

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Colonie, New York
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

What a treat. Was there on a Thursday and then again a week later on a Saturday with friends. If you like great food and music then this is your place. I met Matt who is one of the owners there who plays guitar and tends bar too. Super nice guy with the kind of personality an owner should have. He was very knowledgeable of the menu and knows his way around the liquor bottles behind the bar. The four of us split two appetizers and had full dinners with salad and fresh hot bread. Steaks were perfect and scallops were like golf ball size yet tender and packed with flavor. We had mixed drinks and wine and split 2 desserts all for a very fair price. I was here 2-3 years ago with some friends after golfing a couple times but this place went from average to superstar status since then. They also have a private banquet room for parties which we will be looking into. We're telling all our friends and family about this gem and most live in Clifton Park which is less than 10 minutes. Matt, the chef Mike and their wives really put 100% of themselves into this place and it shows. We'll be back often with more friends and family. Do yourselves a favor and get there people.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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