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“Hidden treasure!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chez Mike

Chez Mike
596 Columbia Tpke, Ste 12, East Greenbush, NY 12061-1618
518-479-4730
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Near Albany
East Greenbush, New York
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Tucked away off Columbia Tpk in the Hannaford plaza is this unbelievably fantastic restaurant! NEVER have we had a bad meal. Everything is so fresh and tasty! I always go back for the short ribs, mmmmmm, but the Salmon salad, their signature Burger, Scallops etc are so tasty!!! Wait staff is friendly and the ambiance is so relaxing! Presentation of a meal is everything to me and Chez Mike has won me over!!! I can't recommend a better meal in East Greenbush then Chez Mike.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Really great little restaurant in an unexpected place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Stopped for dinner on the way home from an adirondack weekend. A bit hard to find but once you do it's real worthwhile. Great burgers, especially the lamb and feta burger. Shrimp creole was spicy and delicious. Service was friendly and prompt. Delightful!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hilton, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Love the summer menu!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Love the seasonal menu, swordfish with fresh corn and spinach, Kale salad was AMAZING!! wait staff attentive and helped explain menu. Desert of peach cobbler and sweet corn ice cream was fruity and not overly sweet.. My less than adventuresome mom loves the chicken. The bread is warm and crispy. Chef is willing to modify dishes if able.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Unexpected Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Came to this sleepy town for a weekend get together and had no idea where to eat. After settling for Friendly's the first night, we both vowed to look for someplace half decent...and we found just that, and quite some more, at this quaint and cozy hidden gem sandwiched between a dollar store and a supermarket.

We wanted to go for lunch but, just our luck, it was reserved for the day for a family function. Fortunately, though, it was open for dinner at 5PM and we made sure to be back by then. No wait at all on the early Saturday evening. The hostess seated us against the wall at a tiny but comfortable two top. We started with fried calamari and both ordered burgers which were surprisingly delicious, cooked medium to our specifications. The food arrived promptly but we were able to dine leisurely, although the place began filling up by the time we finished our burgers. We shared a vanilla creme brulee which was initially tasty but had an odd aftertaste. Our server chatted us up several times and told us about her kids when we mentioned where we were originally fun. Overall, great place worth visiting if you're ever in the middle of nowhere/East Greenbush!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nassau, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Don't wait for special occassions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Chez Mike's has always been excellent. We have been there often and when you join their list you get discounts for your birthday and your anniversary. Mushroom ravioli was my choice for appetizer. It could have stood alone as a meal. My wife and I shared it. The calves liver is cooked to perfection, a little pink, they warn you about it. I hate it when it's over cooked, like shoe leather. They also have some good drinks, beers and wines. You have to try their homemade desserts.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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