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“Consistantly good food at reasonable prices.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garramone's Restaurant

Garramone's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Forestport
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kayuta Lake
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Consistantly good food at reasonable prices.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2011

I was just reading the reviews and thought that since there were not many and one was from '08, Garramones needed a fair shake. First off, you get generous glasses of wine at the bar. The food is consistant. My favorites are Haddock Francaise, any of the veal dishes, the incredibly rich chicken livers, ribeye sandwich, eggplant Parm. My Granddaughter likes the hats alfredo, My grandson the veal francaise. We all get the mixed peppers for an appetizer. The place is kid friendly and has a box of toys at the hostess podium. You may want to ask for the front room if you have kids that want to use the floor for the toys. Don't go if you are in a hurry, The food is prepared to order and if it is busy,( Fri and Sat nights are brutal), you will wait. The current staff is competent and friendly.
The only negative.. They now charge to share a dinner. So..don't. One can order the antipasto and the other the ribeye sand. There will be enough.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
East Greenbush, New York (USA)
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“North Country Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

I have been a fan of Garramone's since their days in Utica, NY. This is my usual go-to place when I'm at my camp in the area for trout or deer season. Also, my wife and I frequently take the 2 hour ride from our home just to go to Garramone's.
This is a genuine family operation. The service and ambiance are both excellent. The Italian specialties are to die for...especially the scallops, lasagna, and veal dishes. Also, as a bonus, they are very tolerant of my "not-so-fluent-anymore" Italian.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank N2NEH
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Syracuse, NY
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Marinara, tasty and consistent, Light veal dishes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

We have been Garramones customers for 15 years. The veal francaise, is lighty sauteed in garlic sauce, and is tender. The veal cacciatore has a sweet bell pepper taste. Order the veal or chicken riggies with mild spices. The rigatoni is firm and a pleasure, and a fulfilling to the palate experience.
The staff is friendly and accomodating. Its best to go early or late on Friday and Saturday nights as the tables get crowded at the prime dinner hour.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ruglas
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South Glens Falls, NY
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Service -Horrible, Food not so good either”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2008

We recently dined at Garramone's in Forestport, NY. It was one of the worst dining experiences we have ever had. The restaurant appeared to be busy but there was not delay in getting a table.
The waitress started off our experience with a sour note. She was rude and we were obviously an annoyance to her. I will not even address her appearance but let’s just say it did nothing for the appetite. We ordered drinks and when they came she took the dinner order. We finished our first drink and had been waiting for a long time when we decided to go to the bar to get another drink, as the waitress was nowhere to be found. Just then she came over with our appetizer. We all requested additional drinks. Eventually the drinks came out. Our salads came on hot plates. The lettuce was hot and unappetizing.
The fettuccini which one of us ordered was stuck together and hard. A steak ordered medium well was charcoaled to death. It was past well. The spaghetti that was served as a side dish was served in a puddle of water. The waitress never took any empty dishes or glassware off the table unless we handed it to her and asked her to take it. She never came back to the table to see if we needed anything and we finally flagged down another employee for A-1 steak sauce. When we finished our meal getting the bill and paying it were another long story. Needless If the waitress was visibly busy it would have been understandable but she was never in the dining room long enough to address anything. to say we will not return to this restaurant.

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