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Here's what our guests are saying about their experience at Cornells: 


Those who provide reviews through Open Table have the opportunity to select listed terms that resonate in describing Cornells
Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, 
Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, 
Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals

 "Worth Going"
Everything was hot, tasty, and the use of herbs was masterful. Best veal Marsala I have ever had. Not a cheap or overly abundant Italian eatery but a fine dining choice. Pricey but worth it. Also nice to have one of the owners asking how our meals were. I want to return. A pleasant atmosphere. Bar has booths near it where I saw others dining."
-January 17, 2017

"A Jewel in Schenectady”
This is where you come to dine - not just eat out for dinner .- The dining room is spacious and tables are spaced far enough apart to enjoy private conversations with minimal noise . . The service is top notch and they anticipate your needs from water and drinks to providing new silverware. The food is fresh with high quality ingredients and the sauce is full of flavor with out being overpowering . This is the place to come for quality time and a quality meal. We will definitely be back 
-January 24, 2017

“Very Accommodating”
They were very accommodating to dietary/allergen needs and have a great wait staff and chef that made a meal that was removed from menu a few years ago.
- January 25, 2017

"Great food, great service, and overall great people" 
I'm a student at Union College and every time somebody comes to visit and asks where I want to go to eat, I suggest Cornells. Great food, great service, and overall great people.
-January 27, 2017

“A pleasant surprise”
Our family of 6 dressed for a festive meal to celebrate the New Year a few days early.
We actually ordered six different dishes but the one which was the STAR was my choice of a veal chop. I'm a snob and want my veal rare, tender and spiced carefully with a clear juice. I told our waitress that she must please advise the Chef of my re-quest. Smilingly she said she would and came back shortly and confirmed the Chef acknowledged my request.After our repast and generous desserts, I thanked the waitress and the Manager for both a wonderful meal and a very pleasant evening and their good service. We won't wait another 2 years nor will it have to be a special occasion for us to return with more challenges which I suspect the Chef will easily meet. 
-February 1, 2017

“Get the veal!”
Excellent food, excellent service. Outstanding Restaurant. Homemade cavatelli is worth the couple extra bucks they charge for it.  
-February 16, 2017

“Prepared to perfection!”
Great ambiance and the wait staff were friendly and welcoming. We had the Brussels sprouts in the garlic aioli - delicious. The entrees were done to perfection, the chicken Florentine with homemade cavatelli was very flavorful and the seared sea scallops with lobster risotto was prepared to perfection. Would definitely go back again to try different dishes.
-February 17, 2017

"One of Schenectady's best place to dine"
Brought another couple with us since they have not been here in several years. We had chatted with Jack, owner, earlier and decided to try the hot antipasto he described----fabulous. Veal Francaise and Veal Raphael were also superb! Lemoncello flutes for dessert----refreshing. Server, Elizabeth, was top notch. We all had a wonderful time and our guests were very impressed! Of course we will all be back again!!! 
-February 19, 2017

“Beautiful restaurant”
Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and the service was friendly and efficient!
-February 21, 2017

“Honestly some of the best Italian food I've had in a while”
Honestly some of the best Italian food I've had in a while - everything was great (es-pecially enjoyed the Utica greens)!
-February 22, 2017

"Great experience!"
Great experience!!!! Took my mom for her birthday, the food was beyond amazing and the service was great!!! We will definitely be back. 
-April 1, 2017

 "The food was AMAZING"
Terrific service! My mom and I went for our pre-wedding dinner date before seeing the Sound of Music at Proctors. We met the owner, Connie, and she was more than accommodating and truly a delight. She gave us special treatment and absolutely start-ed our night off right. The food was AMAZING, and our server, Dani, was perfect! We will be back, and soon! Thank you Connie!!
-April 5, 2017

"Excellent food, fast and attentive service."
Excellent food, fast and attentive service. The food came fast, appetizers followed just in time by the main dish. No long waits for next dish or check! Excellent service all around. Great relaxing place where you never feel like they're rushing you out the door to free up a table. Gone here three times in the last six months because the service is excellent. The food is well priced and is worth the price.
-April 8, 2017

 "...just something about Cornells" 
Have been going to Cornells for many years. There's something about Cornells...the service...the accommodating attitude...and most of all, the food that has simply stood the test of time. The food was fabulous...the Utica greens are amazing (no other word to describe)...and the main entrees still capture that unique Cornells flavor that is just hard to describe...and hard to find anywhere else. Bottom line, I could write all day....just go there and you'll see what I mean. 
-April 2017

 "Exceeded my expectations!"
I heard this restaurant was good but it definitely exceeded my expectations! The food was fantastic and the owner came over to the table after to make sure we enjoyed our meals - always a great touch! Can't wait to go again and get the cavatellis. They were fantastic!
-April 5, 2017

"Whatever you do don't pass up the Zepolies for desert! "
We are frequent diners at Cornells, I have had almost everything on the menu. Com-panion always has seafood. The seafood specials are delicious. My favorites are the chicken dishes. Whatever you do don't pass up the Zepolies for desert! Ask for a booth in the bar, can't always get it but great if you do.
-April 6, 2017

"Always flawless service and superior food quality"
Always flawless service and superior food quality. I have been dining here for years almost on a weekly basis. Any time anything was less than perfect they made up for it 10 fold and thats happened maybe 2-3 times over hundreds of visits.
-April 8, 2017

"A wonderful meal"
As always a wonderful meal with a wait staff second to none. Excellent martini.
-April 12, 2017

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