Capital Region

There’s a whole lot to love about Troy and the surrounding Capital Region! Troy is home to an array of unique independently owned shops, a variety of fantastic restaurants, music venues, prestigious colleges, breweries, as well as historically rich and stunning architecture; we’ve even heard rumors that it’s considered to be ‘the new Brooklyn’.

Troy is situated on the eastern bank of the Hudson River with easy access to Schenectady and Albany, the state’s capital. Saratoga, best known for its performing arts venue (SPAC), racetrack, and exciting night life, is a quick 45-minute jaunt up the Northway. The city is an hour’s drive from the breathtaking Adirondack and Berkshire regions, and just three hours and change from NYC, Boston and Montreal, as well as the coast for all those summer beach trips.

To help you enjoy all this area has to offer, we’ve compiled a list of some our faves, along with other helpful info. Feel free to make some popcorn and get comfortable before you read on.

Peck’s Arcade

Eclectic, inventive and always superbly executed, Peck’s Arcade is a must. After dining, swing upstairs to The Tavern for a night-cap.

Tara Kitchen

Nuanced, impeccable flavors, combined with a bright and inviting atmosphere make this Moroccan restaurant a staple, with locations in Troy and Schenectady.

Plumb Oyster Bar

The farm-to-table menu may be small-ish, but the flavor delivers big. Arguably one of the best burgers in the region, and an intriguing selection of oysters from various waters.


Their unique chalkboard menu changes daily, serving farm-to-table creations that are sure to please and inspire the palate. If you’re looking to do something nice for yourself or make a life choice you can be proud of, be sure to check out their brunch bits, as well.

The Placid Baker

Cozy scratch bakery & cafe preparing French-style pastries, artisanal breads, pizza, sandwiches and flavorful soups.

Troy Kitchen

The first of its kind in the area, TK is a funky incubator food court by day, with counters for Mexican, Middle Eastern & Jamaican eats, along with soup & salad fare, turning into a snazzy and sophisticated club at night.


Korean BBQ at its best. K-Plate builds off traditional Korean barbecue flavors and beef bulgogi, delivering top-notch yum every time.

Bespoki Bowl

Hawaiian-Asian bowls brimming with vibrant color and amazing flavor. We’re pretty sure they’re even good for you.

Koni’s Broadway Kafé

Koni’s serves American fare created in a cozy and convenient scratch kitchen. Daily specials round out the plentiful variety of lunch-focused menu items.

Bard & Baker

Perhaps the most exciting new kid on the block, Bard & Baker is a for real board game café with over 500 titles. Bring your friends & imagination and fill your belly with food and laughs.

Illium Café

This corner cafe turns out breakfast & lunch fare, espresso, salads paninis, plus free WiFi & sidewalk tables.

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