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Cella Bistro

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2015 Rosa Rd, Schenectady, NY 12309-5026
+1 518-381-2081
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is hands down my favorite place to eat. The Tapas menu is always changing and is fantastic. The regular entrees are solid and always worth having again. The staff is great, they get to know you and it is like visiting friends. I cant say enough good things about this place. I miss it now that we have moved... More 

Thank Joseph B
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were a party of 6 with 5:30 reservations. The restaurant was not crowded when we arrived. Server was attentive and took our orders very quickly. Our one appetizer and one tapas was served in a reasonable amount of time. Then it went downhill from there. Our entrees did not get served until 6:50! This was after we asked how... More 

Thank poma
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

2 hours into waiting for an entree we left so I cannot comment on the food. I guess they only serve people they know. A group of 6 arrived an hour I nto our wait and they got served food before us, so we left. Never going back. EVER!

Thank John M
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Met a girlfriend for tapas and was not disappointed. The grill artichoke were perfect, the fondue (gruyere) with bread amazing, something as simple as warm home made bread with oil, phenomenal. The place is clean, staff warm and very knowledgeable. If you are in Schenectady, please give Chella a try.

Thank Maria C
Clifton Park, New York
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Given Cella's location near to where I work, I have been here many an evening entertaining visitors. The staff is attentive, the décor is warm and inviting, and food is reliably good. The bar area is also a pleasant place to linger just for drinks and appetizers. On my most recent visit, Cella's accommodated our business group of a dozen... More 

Thank Brian M
Clifton Park, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

6 of us friends had a fun evening this past week. We each got 2 tapas plates and it was perfect. Just the right amt of food to feel satisfied but not overloaded. We had duck ragu over polenta, fried chick peas, BBQ rib, potato croquettes in brie fondue, halibut on a roll, and asparagus with an egg to name... More 

Thank linda m
Schenectady, New York, USA
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Came in on a snowy night and had the Pennsylvania Dutch soup. It is chicken soup with potatoes and dumplings, very good for a cold night. Also got the garlic shrimp which was one of the special for the day. They were excellent. I wish they were always on the menu.

Thank d d
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

It was late and we just got back in town and were hungry. We called around and couldn't get into our usual choices when Cella Bistro popped up on my search and decided to give it a try. We were happily greeted by the hostess and brought into the nicely appointed dining room. The restaurant was busy with the majority... More 

Thank NYUpstatefromMI
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal with friends while visiting Union College for Family Weekend. Both service and food were excellent!

Thank Janet M
Upstate NY
Level Contributor
103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We recently visited on an unexpectedly busy Wednesday night. Service was slightly delayed but not to the point where it was a problem. Our server apologized for this as they were not expecting it to be so busy. Hubby and I both had the Steak Frites which was cooked perfectly as requested and very tasty. Atmosphere is nice. One downside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Spanish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2015 Rosa Rd, Schenectady, NY 12309-5026
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-381-2081

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