Clifton Park Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Clifton Park

April 14, 2018 Randal Brittian

Clifton Park is a suburban town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. According to the United States Census Bureau, the 2010 population was 36,705. The name is derived from an early land patent. The town is in the south part of the county and is located approximately 12 miles (19 km) north of Albany, 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Schenectady, and 10 miles (16 km) south of Saratoga Springs.
Things to do in Clifton Park

1. Sushi Thai @ the Park

1707 Route 9, Ste 100, Clifton Park, NY 12065-3108 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Sushi, Asian, Thai, Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 518-348-0100
Excellent
62%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Sushi Thai @ the Park

Reviewed By TLLatham - Ballston Lake, New York

With a skeptical companion in tow we tried Sushi Thai on a Monday evening. Very nicely decorated, busy but what a nice surprise- not loud! Cocktails were ordered, served as requested & fairly price. Our dinners were Tofu Himmapan (it is listed as Chicken but the kitchen was more than happy to change to Tofu) and a yellow chicken curry. Both were deemed excellent. Skeptical companion says he wants to return! Our service was excellent, as I mentioned the noise level was low, food was delicious- a return trip is in our near future!

2. Saigon Spring Vietnamese Restaurant

1683 Route 9, Halfmoon, NY 12065-4396 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 518-982-0425
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 205 reviews

Saigon Spring Vietnamese Restaurant

Reviewed By travelight1 - Albany, New York

The food is fresh, tasty, and well prepared. The restaurant is clean and the service very good. I particularly liked their chicken Noodle soup ( pho ga), summer rolls (goi cuon), and half crispy roasted chicken (ga quay).

3. The Rusty Nail

1781 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2413 Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 10 - SGD 20 +1 518-371-9875
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 197 reviews

The Rusty Nail

A locally-owned neighborhood tavern offering genuine hospitality in comfortable surroundings. Savor Life • Live Locally!

Reviewed By Jamie B - Hawley, Pennsylvania

We all ordered some items to share: poutine, buffalo chicken quesadilla, mozzarella sticks and garlic parmesan boneless wings. Everything was excellent-the quesadilla was probably the best I have ever had. The poutine could have used more cheese curds.
Our server was excellent and kept our water glasses full the whole time.

4. Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse

3 Northside Dr, Clifton Park, NY 12065-3117 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch 518-383-5656
Excellent
54%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 287 reviews

Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse

Reviewed By Ann G

We were passing by and said why not We order salads, chicken Marsala and lasagna...quick service friendly service not a complaint Extremely clean

5. La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2927 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 518-280-2657
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 237 reviews

La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

Estepona

Reviewed By John I - Clifton Park, New York

We've been to most every restaurant in Clifton Park. And I'm not a fan of Mexican food. But here we were on a Saturday night, and the place was packed. With the high TripAdvisor rating and 2 hotels nearby, I could tell why.

Wife enjoyed her taco salad. Too big to finish, but too moist to take home. My Rafa's special was a mixture of 6 big shrimp along with chicken, peppers and onions. Along with all the other dressings you could imagine. I could not finish. Took it home and the wife had for lunch the next day.

Service was prompt. Alcohol prices were very fair. And the volume of food made it a bargain. In the days of the chain restaurants cutting back on portions, this place seems to bucking the trend. A $5 coupon in the local dining magazine made it even better.

Although I am not an aficionado of Mexican food, I can give credit where credit is due.

6. Main Street Grille

857 Main St, Clifton Park, NY 12065-1002 Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch 518-877-8202
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Main Street Grille

Reviewed By Nicole M - Schenectady, New York

We were looking for a delicious and romantic dinner and we found it here. The cozy atmosphere was welcoming as was the wonderful menu. Our dinners were absolutely delicious and the service was also great. They had light live dinner music playing, a welcoming bar, and small or large tables to accommodate any size group. Be sure to make a reservation and visit here if you are looking for a romantic date night out!

7. Bellinis Italian Eatery

19 Clifton Country Rd, Ste 1, Clifton Park, NY 12065-3881 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 46 +1 518-348-2090
Excellent
44%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 255 reviews

Bellinis Italian Eatery

An authentic Italian eatery that boasts a serious wine collection. From upscale professionals and couples, to families and friends, Bellini's offers an uncompromising dining experience. Joseph Marrello grew up in Italian kitchens where cooking and entertaining was a part of life and he first started working in his family restaurants at an early age. In 2002, he opened Bellini's Italian Eatery which uses his family's recipes of authentic Italian and entertaining friends and family. With Bellini's Italian Eatery, Joe Marrello has created a dining experience that translates into a lifestyle inspired by his Southern Italian heritage, New York style of life and a passion for entertaining. Taking the lessons his father taught him about the restaurant industry Joseph Marrello continues to build upon the Marrello Family's 50 year legacy of restaurant experience.

Reviewed By Patrick C - Hudson Falls, NY

With my wife and both daughter in laws celebrating birthdays the same week we planned a collective diner out

We arrived and were promptly seated (we had made reservations)
Our waitress was ok
We ordered a large antipasto for the five of us it was plentiful and good would have liked a couple pepperocinni
But the meats and avocado were very good
We were brought a single loaf of bread and not asked if we wanted more
We ordered from the drink menu with myself abstaining as designated driver having coffee. Guess it wasn’t high on the priority list it was a struggle to get three small coffees
The main courses were spot on and very tasty
All in all a great meal with mediocre service
I certainly expected more for a $350 dollar night out
Probably will not be returning. After all I live just above saratoga where there is much better service

8. Pasta Pane Rustic Italian Bistro

18 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2922 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Free Wifi Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 22 - SGD 39 +1 518-371-5762
Excellent
42%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 217 reviews

Pasta Pane Rustic Italian Bistro

Reviewed By Mason0411 - Saratoga Springs

My girlfriends and I heard that this establishment had great HH specials. We got to the restaurant after work around 5:30pm on Friday and the bar area was PACKED with elderly drunks. We were interested in taking advantage of the HH menu, but we opted for a table. We are in our early 30's and were put off by the loud, obnoxious geriatrics. The waiter who we had was very nice and the food was delicious, as always. We will not be back for HH or for a girls' night, but may be back for a date night with our boyfriends (it'll definitely be after 7pm though!). Ultimately, we had our food wrapped up (I had the bus boy just throw my meal out (penne vodka doesn't reheat well)), because the bar/high top area was way too loud. We could not hold a conversation and I know our server felt bad for us. The girls and I laugh about it now and wish that we took a picture, so I could have uploaded it on here. We are not exaggerating about the clientele haha! It's a shame b/c we could have spread the word as young professionals working in Saratoga Springs and Clifton Park. Ultimately, we found our way back to Bellini's (one of our go-tos) that evening and enjoyed cocktails at their bar.

9. Grecian Gardens Pizza & Restaurant

1612 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065-4304 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available Italian, American, Pizza, Greek, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 518-373-9950
Excellent
41%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

Grecian Gardens Pizza & Restaurant

Reviewed By Debt518 - Rexford, New York

We have been going to Grecian Gardens for years. It is my husband's favorite restaurant. Greek/Italian food, decent sized portions at a fair price. On the slower weekdays they offer good deals on specials like chicken parm Or spaghetti and meatballs. On weekends, specials are usually fancier items. Full bar and decent sized wine list. Husband loves the pork chops while I usually get veal or chicken parm or the garlic shrimp and bourbon tips.

10. Shalimar

15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY 12065-2927 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 518-348-1494
Excellent
59%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Shalimar

Reviewed By fba5 - Albany, New York

As this Indian and Pakistani restaurant is located in Shopper's World Plaza, there's plenty of parking. Our buffet lunch was adequate, although the day we were there, they featured 3 chicken dishes (for their animal protein). There weren't any beef, lamb, or seafood dishes on the buffet. They had regular & also cheese naan. The dessert was "Kheer/Rice Pudding" which is listed on their menu as containing almonds and pistachio. Although the dessert had been recently replenished, I didn't find any almonds or pistachios in my pudding though... The cost for the lunch buffet was reasonable - $9.99, including a beverage. Heads up that after leaving, I did notice that my clothes smelled from Indian spices.

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