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The Hidden Cafe

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180 Delaware Ave Ste 14, Delmar, NY 12054-1304
(518) 439-8800
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of my good friends met me for lunch at the Hidden Cafe shortly before I moved away to live in Florida. They treated, for my "goodbye lunch party"! We enjoyed our food, the service was excellent and the acoustics and ambiance allowed us to talk to each other and enjoy the afternoon!

Thank Micki G
Delmar, New York
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Like others I really want to like this restaurant. But not this time. Service is friendly and efficient. Wait for the food itself was longer than it should have been. We both had scallops that looked delicious but while they were small they proved tough which suggests overcooking. The chef is very heavy handed with the salt which made the... More 

Thank Rufous72
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had dinner here last night. We were the first ones to arrive so we were seated immediately. Both of us had the Greek salad which was excellent. My daughter ordered Chicken Sophia and had to take half of it home because the portion eas so large. I ordered Chicken ala Hidden Cafe and also had to... More 

Thank Kathleen E
Delmar, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Hidden cafe is a secret gem. They have the best hummus. We have never had a bad meal here. The size of the restaurant means a meal can be as intimate as you want. We have celebrated many special occasions here!

Thank delmartian88
port st. lucie,florida
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47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I am a new England, fish lover, from Florida visiting my daughter...was surprised and pleased to go here and have such a nice choice of sea food. (scallops were cooked to perfection),The trio of hummus etc was great,,,garlic is soo ooonice. The falafel wasdelicious, and the babaganoush was terrific. MY scallops were great. My son in laws shrip athenian wa... More 

Thank my2divots
Elmira, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I had the Chicken a la Hidden Café. It came with chunky mashed potatoes and asparagus and choice of salad, all good. Chicken and mashed potatoes were particularly generous portions. Wife had Grilled Salmon Salad -- enough for two meals. Chef-owned, and it shows in all the right ways. Very popular place on weekends, although we went early and were... More 

Thank Jim_Ketcham
Albany, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is our favorite local restaurant. It is really hidden, but worth looking for at the back corner of Hanaford Plaza on Delaware Avenue. The food is prepared by a chef who cares about each plate. We especially love the Sampler Salad, and we have had the best steak ever here. This is a small, intimate restaurant where you can... More 

Thank pmcj
Albany, New York
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I used to love this place, however I've heard that it's under new ownership and the quality has gone downhill. I used to order appetizers and food to go. The last time I did this, I ordered just prior to closing. That might account for the leftover quality of the food. The shrimp was burned and the pita was hard.... More 

Thank p y
Troy, NY
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142 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Had reservations for 5:30 PM on a Friday night. Arrived early and was seated promptly. Ordered appetizers of baba ghanouj and felafel and both arrived with lots of hot pita triangles. The wine special was a Pacific Rim Riesling for $20 but decided to order a sauvignon blanc as the riesling was on the sweet side. Hubby ordered chicken kabob... More 

Thank JudyTroy_NY
Rensselaer, New York, United States
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212 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It had been at least 3 yrs since the last time we had had lunch here. The menu is the same with daily lunch specials. Our main reason for stopping here was for their classic hummus. It is creamy and full of garlic topped with one pitted Kalamata olive and served with pita points. Oh, so delicious! During this visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Delaware Ave Ste 14, Delmar, NY 12054-1304
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Delmar
  • Phone Number: (518) 439-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?