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Jan 20, 2012 02:52 PM

20 North Broadway Tavern (Schenectady) - Anyone been yet?

Always looking for other options in Schenectady beyond breakfast/lunch at More Perreca's or dinner at Cella Bistro or Appian Way. Hope to get to The Stockade Inn next (keeps coming up in conversation, what are we missing?).

Saw a post by wah3 on the TOP NY Capital Region-Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Troy thread (LONG!). Also recall seeing a post about 20 North by another hound (maybe RogerK?).

The Yelp perspective:;

The menu (pub or lunch fare):

Anyone been yet? Your thoughts?

How does it compare to Pinhead Susan's and the other local pubs?

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  1. Nope! Wasn't me, FDR. But I've driven past it a couple of times in the last 6 months, most recently this month, and the wife said, "What's that place?" Definitely looks like a dive from the outside, but sometimes that's just what the doctor ordered. I'll definitely report back if we get there. I've been waiting for The Bier Abbey to open nearby on lower Union.!/pages/The...

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    1. re: Roger K

      Thanks, Roger K. That's what it was! I was remembering your post about The Bier Abbey. Restaurant dyslexia . . .

    2. Went to 20 North for a quick, late lunch recently. A nice change of pace from More Perreca's. Friendly service. Had sweet potato fries and a grilled turkey, cranberry, cheese sandwich. Very good.

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      1. re: financialdistrictresident

        Finally got there tonight. Definitely an old-style tavern with it's dark wood booths. Decent sized crowd for a Monday night, about half full. Friendly service and decent selection of beers on tap. Wife had a black and tan with a club sandwich and spiced fries while I had an Alpine Spring from Sam Adams with a Greg Allman burger (hand-formed w/ bacon, cheese, BBQ sauce, onion rings, lettuce, and tomato) and sweet potato fries. It was served medium-rare, as requested. Maybe not the most flavorful meat that I've had for a burger, but with everything else it was quite tasty and filling.

        Overall, this was a very enjoyable meal for two for $25. Before I even got out of our booth I could smell the hot sauce on the wings at the booth behind ours. I may have to return to check them out.

        The one down side was the globes on the lights handing above the bar. They really need to be cleaned out. Seriously!!!