(Schenectady, NY, February 27, 2020) – Restaurants in Downtown Schenectady and nearby Schenectady County locations will be in the culinary spotlight during the 15th annual Schenectady Restaurant Week, taking place March 2-8, 2020. Throughout the week, 22 restaurants will offer special fixed-price menus for $25, featuring a widely varied selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Schenectady Restaurant Week is a joint promotion of the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp. (DSIC) and the Capital Region Chamber, with promotional support from Discover Schenectady.
Jim Salengo, Executive Director of the DSIC, said, “The list of participating restaurants and their creative menus reflect Schenectady’s growing reputation as a must-visit regional destination for outstanding dining. Schenectady Restaurant Week provides the perfect mid-winter motivation to try a restaurant for the first time or enjoy a night on the town at a longtime favorite.”
Mark Eagan, President and CEO of the Capital Region Chamber, said, “For the 15th straight year, Schenectady Restaurant Week is giving businesses a welcome influx of visitors and revenue during a traditionally slower season. In 2019, Schenectady Restaurant Week had an economic impact of approximately $516,000. We are confident that the community will come out in force again this year to support our exceptional local dining establishments.”
Businesses participating in 2020 Schenectady Restaurant Week are:
Ambition Cafe, 154 Jay Street
Armondo’s Villa Tuscan Grill, 273 Duanesburg Road, Rotterdam
Canvas, Corks & Forks, 402 Union Street
Cornells in Little Italy, 39 N. Jay Street
Dukes Chophouse at Rivers Casino, 1 Rush Street
The Executive Lounge, 108 Jay Street
Grano, 426 State Street
Jade Bistro, 120 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia
Johnny’s Restaurant, 432 State Street
Katie O’Byrne’s Irish Pub, 121 Wall Street
Mad Jack Brewing Co. @ The Van Dyck, 237 Union Street
Manhattan Exchange, 607 Union Street
Mangino’s Gourmet Market, 764 ½ Eastern Avenue
Mexican Radio, 325 State Street
More Perreca’s Italian Kitchen, 31 N. Jay Street
Pho Queen, 402 State Street
Pinhead Susan’s, 38-40 N. Broadway
River Road House Bar & Grill, 989 River Road
Tops American Grill, Bakery & Bar, 351 Duanesburg Road, Rotterdam
Turf Tavern, 40 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia
The Waters Edge Lighthouse Restaurant, 2 Freemans Bridge Road, Glenville
Zen Asian Bistro, 469 State Street.
Menus from participating restaurants can be viewed at https://downtownschenectady.org/portfolio/2020-restaurant-week/. Reservations are highly recommended and, in many cases, may be required.
Guests are encouraged to request a brief Schenectady Restaurant Week Survey Card from their servers and fill it out following their meals to be entered into a drawing to win an overnight stay for two with breakfast at The Landing Hotel.
In a special cross-promotion with Proctors, guests can be entered to win a pair of tickets to Chazz Palminteri’s One Man Show: A Bronx Tale on March 7 by posting Restaurant Week photos of themselves or their meals on social media and using the hashtag #SchdyRestWeek20. The contest runs on Facebook or Instagram from March 2-4.