Simply the Best(ie)

Simply the Best(ie)


We know Downtown has a lot to offer - and based on the 2016 Capital Region Living Magazine "Bestie" Awards, so do you. From restaurants being embraced for their creativity to a Grammy-winning orchestra striking a chord with patrons, it is great to see so many businesses and organizations being recognized. Below you'll find a full list of Downtown businesses that were honored - italicized font denotes a 1st place win - and you can view the full award list here.

And, of course, check out the rest of this website for a look at all of your dining, shopping, arts, and entertainment options. Because really, they're all winners.

Best Appetizer:
Angelo's 677 Prime
677 Broadway

Best Calamari:
Cafe Capriccio
49 Grand Street

Best Cider Doughnuts
Cider Belly Doughnuts
25 N Pearl Street

Best Cutting Edge Restaurant:
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
79 N Pearl Street

ama cocina
4 Sheridan Avenue

Cider Belly Doughnuts
25 N Pearl Street

Best Fine Dining:
Angelo's 677 Prime
677 Broadway

Best French Fries:
The Merry Monk
90 N Pearl Street

Olde English Pub & Pantry
683 Broadway

Best Romantic Dining:
Angelo's 677 Prime
677 Broadway

Best Specialty Cocktails:
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
79 N Pearl Street

Speakeasy 518
42 Howard Street

Best Wine List:
Angelo's 677 Prime
677 Broadway

Best New Restaurants Within 12 Months:
ama cocina
4 Sheridan Avenue

Dawn's Victory Sports Cafe
10 Sheridan Avenue

Best Cajun:
Parish Public House
388 Broadway

Best French:
La Serre
14 Green Street

Best Mexican:
ama cocina
4 Sheridan Avenue

Best Steakhouse:
Angelo's 677 Prime
677 Broadway

Best Albany County Restaurant:
Angelo's 677 Prime
677 Broadway

Best Albany Restaurant:
Yono's
25 Chapel Street

Best Capital Region Hotel:
Renaissance Albany
144 State Street

Best Symphony:
Albany Symphony Orchestra
19 Clinton Avenue

Best Theatre Plays/Musical:
Capital Repertory Theatre
111 N Pearl Street

Best Bridal Shop:
Angela's Bridal
126 State Street

Best Bank:
Kinderhook Bank
Located Downtown at 39 N Pearl Street

Pioneer Bank
Located Downtown at 90 N Pearl Street

Berkshire Bank
Located Downtown at 41 State Street

Best Credit Union:
SEFCU
Located Downtown at 110 State Street
Headquarters at Kiernan Plaza | 575 Broadway

Best Customer Service:
SEFCU
Located Downtown at 110 State Street
Headquarters at Kiernan Plaza | 575 Broadway