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Smith's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar
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171 Remsen St, Cohoes, NY 12047-3021
+1 518-237-9809
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Eating at Smiths was like stepping back into history. The dining room really takes you back in time. It was a lovely experience. We purchased a coupon from groupon which made our meals and drinks a real value. The food was really very good. I had sheperds pie, a good old fashioned dish that was delicious. It was great comfort... More 

Thank Ann3020
Stillwater, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We purchased a Living Social coupon for this restaurant to "try it out" since we had never been there. It is in a historic bldg., therefore quite old. Parking is atrocious. When you first enter the door, you are in an extremely dark bar area and there are no greeters. After your eyes adjust to the light differences, you realize... More 

Thank MyNina1
Loudonville, New York
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at Smiths last week. Great food. The restaurant is rich with history, including the bar itself that. Some from New York City. It was the second time that I have dined at Smiths. Service is good. Menu is a little limited for my taste but offers sufficient number of choices. Looking forward to my next visit.

Thank Live_Your_Dreams05
Albany, New York
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133 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place. The bar is beautiful and the food is very good. Service was very good, as well. I had the veal piccata over linguine. The French Onion soup was excellent.

Thank maijr1119
Albany, NY
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Server was very polite and attentive. Soup/salad and meals were spaced perfectly. If you are there before it gets busy there are some great tables right by the fireplace. We really enjoyed our visit and recommend it. We had sirloin and chicken cordon bleu and have no complaints. We wish we remembered our waitresses name, she was great! Job well... More 

Thank kkenn006
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262 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The chicken piccata and fresh bread with garlic butter was excellent. Salads came with meals and green onion dressing was excellent. My wife had one of the specials-tortellini stuffed with with short ribs and with short ribs and mushrooms on top which was delicious. The only complaint would be they were a tad too salty. Our server Laura was very... More 

Thank FloridaNYSP
Albany, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We dropped by Smith's for a rather late lunch so there were only a few people at the bar. This is one of the most interesting places I been to in the capital district area. it seems like a place from a bygone era. The bar is absolutely beautiful and the dining room is lovely with a gorgeous stone fireplace.... More 

Thank NLS65
Troy, New York
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My Wife and I made reservation for a 6:30PM dinner on a Friday evening. The reservations were made a day in advance. We arrived on time and were seated a lovely table to the right of the beautiful stone fireplace. After we settled in drinking water and placing our napkins, the waitress said we had to move, the table was... More 

Thank Bob G
Clifton Park, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We made reservations for 6 o'clock. That did no good what so ever. We arrived at 5:45 and were told to get a drink at the bar. Then we were consistently ignored by one hostess while the other hostess kept telling us they were trying to seat everyone. By 6:30 still no table so we decided to eat at bar... More 

Thank TRAV0301
Latham, New York
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Good lunch entree choices but would have like a few more soup options on a cold winter day. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank jdooley51

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Remsen St, Cohoes, NY 12047-3021
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cohoes
  • Phone Number: +1 518-237-9809

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