Restaurant recommendations near Utica, NY
Colorful, Excellent Authentic, Very, Very interesting Vegetarian, Great Beers and Mixed Drinks AND not expensive....Like much of Utica, not great looking area......Next to OTB and in a Grocery Store Parking Lot (Price Chopper)........
El Canelo Restaurant
1909 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13501
About two years ago we were going through NYS to Syracuse (and then Toronto) and needed a lunch stop. We found ourselves in Utica, NY with hundreds of pizza places, but by chance found a really nice place called "Bella Mia". Quirky decor, a mixture of 40-60's movie memorabilia and grapes. No, they do not serve wine.
The sandwich selection was good, with alot of hot, melt types. The food was very good and prices were extremely reasonable. A welcome respite from Big Bobs and other and other marginal Thruway venues.
Will be coming back tomorrow and not sure where we will be stopping on the way down. It depends on the timing.
re: al b. darned
Unfortunately The Hook is permanently closing it's doors on October 17th.
Symeon's in New Hartford is pretty good food if you like Greek, great kebabs and inexpensive. They also have three vegetarian entrees and several vegetarian appetizers for the vegisaurs.
There is ample seating, but I don't know if they have a private room.
4941 Commercial Dr, Yorkville, NY 13495