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“Good Mediterranean food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Hidden Cafe

The Hidden Cafe
180 Delaware Ave Ste 14, Delmar, NY 12054-1304
(518) 439-8800
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Ranked #1 of 36 Restaurants in Delmar
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Family Fare
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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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134 restaurant reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Good Mediterranean food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyable dinner with family and friends. Good selection of delicious Mediterranean fare done to perfection and enough food for midnight snacks. Comfortable and quiet seating with friendly service.

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  • English first
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English first
Delmar, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Loving Garlic in Delmar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

For both eat-in and takeout The Hidden Cafe is excellent and we have had it many times over the years. The shopping center ambience may be off putting to some, but once you taste the food, you will forget about it. Service is friendly and prompt, but not rushed. I recently had their ravioli with a Sambuca flavoring that I loved, in spite of the fact that I actually don't really like Sambuca. It was done just right so that the flavor made a positive contribution to the over all dish without overpowering it. When we eat in Delmar The Hidden Cafe is always at the top of our list.

Note: I reserve five stars in a restaurant review for the truly sublime dining experience. That said, The Hidden Cafe is excellent and right up with the best in the region.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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schodack, ny
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Can you say falafel?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Nobody does better falafel than The Hidden Cafe. Of course, you have to love garlic. However, despite the abundance of garlic, there are still great flavors coming out.

Visited June 2012
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Albany, NY
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Hidden Cafe is Still Tops!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

The Hidden Cafe in Delmar has been on our popularity list for ages. But, unfortunately, we haven't been able to visit for some long months. Since our last visit the restaurant has changed hands, but I think you can say not by much. The new owners have been with The Hidden Cafe for many years and have retained all of the best and, I believe, changed only what needed to be changed.

The atmosphere remains friendly, neat, and welcoming. It is just fine for a relaxed evening out or a romantic treat.

The menu features Mediterranean inspired cuisine and includes a satisfactory range of options including beef, lamb, and seafood. Many are Greek-inspired.

I had a grilled sirloin that was one of the best I have ever had. It was perfectly prepared and featured grilled asparagus and wonderfully spiced potato pieces. My dining partner had a superbly prepared mahi mahi. We were both pleased that the portions were just right, not too big, not too small.

A singular treat is their warm pita that arrives at the table with herbed olive oil. I know, every Greek-Med restaurant serves pita. But The Hidden Cafe must do some sort of magic because it much better that we have had elsewhere.

First-time visitors must be aware that the restaurant really is a bit hidden. Go to the back right corner of the Hanneford Plaza. Look for the signs. You can't miss it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Delmar, New York
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57 restaurant reviews
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
“Superb dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This little known gem is in a small shopping mall in Delmar. We have eaten here many times and NEVER been disappointed. The atmosphere is wonderful, the food is GREAT. The owner and his brother are very nice and run a very nice operation. The staff are generally pleasant and welcoming. I heartily recommend this place. Most nights it is crowded (also serves lunch menu) and reservations are highly recommended otherwise you will probably have to wait to be seated.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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