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Chez Mike

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596 Columbia Tpke, Ste 12, East Greenbush, NY 12061-1617
+1 518-479-4730
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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Albany, NY
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mike is a CIA-trained chef with a diverse menu that changes often. One of the few restaurants locally that offers calves liver, which is one of my favorites to order out.The vegetables that come with entrees are done perfectly- not limp and overcooked like most places, which is one sign of a great restaurant. Consistent quality, reasonable prices and very... More 

Thank RicbeeAlbany_NY
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is imaginative , menu changes all the time , nice atmosphere, I wish it were carpted to cut down on the nioise.

Thank E8742KZchristinew
Old Chatham, New York
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We (husband and wife) had dinner at Chez Mike last week. Our dinners were excellent and we also received great service from our waiter, Cameron. We have not visited there often but would definitely return! We have one suggestion and I did e-mail the owner/chef, Mike about this. This may sound old-fashioned but we felt that at a nicer restaurant... More 

Thank Chuck48324
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Chez Mike many times. Mike is constantly changing the menu with creative choices. The brick oven chicken is a standing favorite of my wife and daughter. My daughter and her companion are there so much they may qualify as residents. The burgers are always a good choice. Everything from the olive butter (fantastic)... More 

Thank Rich M
Albany, New York
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Each menu choice is special , well balanced and very tasty. Excellent and attentive service. Menu changes seasonally. Nice wine selection too.

1 Thank 57Chloe
Thornhurst, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

My wife and I went home to the Albany NY area for a visit with her parents. They took us out for lunch. The menu was small, no problem as this usually means made fresh. I wasn't happy when food started showing up. Had a salad nothing to write home about and bottled dressing. Five different dishes all where just... More 

1 Thank Z3473SBThomas_M
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112 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This year our meal was a miss. Turkey was previously frozen as were the mashed potatoes that never really became mashed potatoes but a hard mound when heated per instructions. The carrots were so hard, no one ate them. Green beans were worse. They were not even cleaned properly and we had stems with three beans attached and I was... More 

Thank 2zocean
East Greenbush, New York
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have been to the restaurant 3-4 times. I found it pricey and the food just not that good, often dry, over cooked, seeming to have sat around for awhile. The I read the other reviews and think what am I missing here. But just found it disappointing.

Thank lyraedr
Schodack Landing, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The location may seem incongruous, but this place is as close to perfect as any restaurant I've eaten at and/or worked at. I worked in the industry for 20 years, from diners and dives all the way to a 60 story beachfront resort hotel on Orchid Island in Vero Beach. Everything is detail-oriented here, and all the details are phenomenal:... More 

Thank DCasler1974
Torrington, Connecticut
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is my second time visiting and could not have had a better time. Don't let the location fool you the rest is the best in the area. Service, atmosphere, food, friendly people all good!

Thank cmarkey4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 596 Columbia Tpke, Ste 12, East Greenbush, NY 12061-1617
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  East Greenbush
  • Phone Number: +1 518-479-4730
Near Albany

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