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Cornell's Restaurant

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39 N Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1138 (Union Street)
+1 518-370-3825
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been looking forward to trying Cornell's for a while. We waited too long to make dinner plans on St. Patrick's Day and Cornell's was able to seat us on short notice. I knew the prices were a bit steeper than More Perecca's and Canali's, our other favorite Italian restaurants but we weren't prepared for this. First, I will say... More 

1 Thank fleshbroiler
Mechanicville, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i complain about the terrible experience 14 of us had on March 4, 2017, spoke with a lady the next day named Donna, she listen and had many reasons why things were so bad, she also said she would talk to management and send GC and or check as we had people from out of town and im sure when... More 

3 Thank dap12118
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been reading and hearing about the great reviews since Michael Pietracola became the head chef so a group of us decided to try it during restaurant week. The food was not good. Of the 6 of us No one enjoyed their meal. Some ordered off the restaurant week special and some off the regular menu. In addition to... More 

2 Thank NYUpstatefromMI
Hoosick Falls, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could tell you about the food but I can't. After 1 hour and 45 minutes we never got our food! We made a reservation for 415. Arrived on time and was seated right away. We ordered a bottle of wine and we were told we were going to have one waitress but another came over "to help".... More 

3 Thank Elahar
Schenectady, New York
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the original owners were good when on van vranken ave--they moved to a new location and food wasn't the same--parking isn't good

1 Thank crisgro2016
Schenectady, New York
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76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Brought another couple with us since they have not been here in several years.The place was packed on this Saturday nite, so we told the hostess, Kim, we were here so when our table was ready we would be at the bar .We were seated a bit late due to the crowd, but it was worth the wait. (We had... More 

Thank Sharon M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service. Outstanding Resturant. Homemade cavatelli is worth the couple extra bucks they charge for it.

Thank Peter C
Schenectady, New York
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Our family of 6 dressed for a festive meal to celebrate the New Year a few days early. We hadn't been here for over 2 years and we knew the Ownership had changed and didn't know what to expect. Arriving at 6:30 for our reservation we were promptly greeted and seated . Our waitress introduced herself and while pouring glasses... More 

Thank travelerbill4928
Ocala, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Well, disappointing, to say the least. We reserved a table for eight at six PM a few days before Christmas to celebrate two family birthdays . The server took our orders and after an extended wait we received appetizers and one of our party was told they had run out of the entree he ordered. HOW CAN THEY RUN OUT... More 

Thank Krismys
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

this is where you come to dine - not just eat out for dinner - the dining room is spacious and tables are spaced far enough apart to enjoy private conversations with minimal noise . the service is top notch and they anticipate your needs from water and drinks to providing new silverware. the food is fresh with high quality... More 

Thank Anthony G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 N Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1138
    (Union Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-370-3825

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