casual eats in/near waterford, ny
hi new neighbor!
you're not far from clifton park and half moon. in the area i would recommend-
pasta pane - very good new school italian . same owners as chianti and forno in saratoga.
bellinis for italian although we prefer pasta pane
sakura for sushi
parma italia in half moon for good pizza and dinners
and you are only 20 minutes from albany so lots of choices there. not everything in saratoga is expensive and there's tons of places to check out.
In Waterford, McGreivy's isn't bad; there's a bar menu and a more upscale menu.
Across the river, in Lansingburgh, Verdile's is a blast-from-the-past Italian restaurant.
Down the road in Half Moon, Salty's is decent.
Down the other road, in Cohoes, try Black Cat Ale House.
All of these places provide decent to more-than-decent meals, moderate prices, good service, pleasant dining ambience. None is a destination restaurant, but they're all places I'm happy to eat.
You'll have a lot more choices in downtown Troy, including Dinosaur BBQ, and River Street Cafe which are destinations.
River Street Cafe
429 River St, Troy, NY 12180
Black Cat Ale House
25 White St, Cohoes, NY 12047