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Aperitivo Bistro

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426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319 (Broadway)
+1 518-579-3371
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Greenville, South Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for dinner with friends for work. We shared small plates and most had pizza. Food was good, a little overpriced. Service was fantastic.

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Thank Suecq09
albany
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117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I arrived at restaurant before happy hour had ended and were seated promptly. There were only two other tables occupied and a few folks at the bar. When server asked for our drink order, he informed us we needed to sit at the bar to take advantage of the reduced prices. This seems like an unreasonable request. We... More 

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Thank ann l
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a small wedding party there. Asked to be moved to the side room for more privacy and they happily fulfilled my request. Everyone was very friendly. What most impressed me was the food. Everyone had either Salmon, Veal or Steak. All of it was amazing! Everything had such wonderful seasonings. It was absolutely delicious! They will gladly make substitutions... More 

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Thank JOAN S
Schenectady, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great decor, atmosphere, drinks and food !! love the artwork on the walls, history of local specialty stores and restaurants.

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Thank ttommye
Schenectady, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

My wife and I went with another couple who had heard good things about the Bistro. And they were correct. We all enjoy our meals and even shared an appetizer and had dessert. Staff was attentive and plenty of choices of food. Quality food in an attractive setting.

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Thank tmccross
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Basically drinks came after the appetizers. Tuna appetizer was overcooked. Calamari with the Asian way of serving it......had it before. Veal was dry. I think this place gets attention because it is next to Proctor's and get the theatre crowd. Better places to go to.

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Thank GAETANO C
Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Whether you just want a drink at Happy Hour (bar pizzas are a great deal) or full meal, the choices are many. I've enjoyed everything I've tried here. The wait staff is congenial and the ambiance is very low key and pleasant, not a loud noisy bar scene. Try it, you'll like it

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Thank Carol S
Hackensack, New Jersey
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Fun, friendly restaurant/tavern. Great staff, good food that is affordable. Will definitely return again.

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Thank Noley107
United States
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Very cool atmosphere with exposed brick, floor to ceiling door/windows across the front of building, very up to date lighting choices. I made a reservation while we were on the way to the restaurant via Open Table. They seated us almost immediately upon entering. The front main room was somewhat full so we were seated in the back room, also... More 

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Thank sanibelismyparadise
Schenectady, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

When you are looking for gourmet food in a very classy environment, THIS IS the spot ! Fine service, very well prepared and presented dishes tey a bit costly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Cuisine
American, Italian, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 426 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2319
    (Broadway)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-579-3371
Description
In the center of downtown Schenectady, situated next to the Historic Proctors Theater, lies Aperitivo Bistro. Italian for "small plates", Aperitivo Bistro serves the ultimate fusion style tapas - from the traditional fried calamari to fresh local salads and tuna tartare. Also serving specialty pizzas, fabulous pasta dishes and larger traditional Italian selections, come and enjoy the variety of flavors Aperitivo Bistro has to offer.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?