Albany Business Review's 2018 Class of 40 Under 40 Winners Put a Spotlight on Downtown Restaurants | Downtown Albany

Albany Business Review's 2018 Class of 40 Under 40 Winners Put a Spotlight on Downtown Restaurants

Albany Business Review's 2018 Class of 40 Under 40 Winners Put a Spotlight on Downtown Restaurants

The Albany Business Review announced its 2018 40 Under 40 Awards, a prestigious annual acknowledgement that recognizes 40 bold innovators under the age of 40 who have proven and demonstrated their business acumen within their respective industries and the community. This year's 40 Under 40 winners were asked about local restaurants and named their favorites, which included many eateries spanning the Capital Region. Five of the Albany Business Review's 40 Under 40 honorees chose Downtown restaurants as their favorites, highlighting diverse culinary destinations and celebrating quality cuisines. 

Schuyler Bull, the owner of The Fort Orange General Store recommends City Beer Hall, saying: "It depends on the type of food I'm craving, but my go-to is City Beer Hall." 

42 Howard Street | 518.449.2337 | View the menu

Located in a former telephone building within the heart of downtown Albany, this classic American beer hall carries the finest selection of craft beers and micro brews. It is a festive gastropub where guests receive a free personal pizza with each beer or cocktail purchased, fostering a comfortable and engaging atmosphere. 

Kevin Coffey, Regional chief development officer at the American Red Cross suggests dp. An American Brasserie

25 Chapel Street | 518.436.3737 | View the menu

Dominick Purnomo's dp: An American Brasserie offers an inspired menu of traditional selections, constantly serving up a treat for the downtown area. With an extensive wine and cocktail menu that is exclusively from New York State craft breweries, the dynamic bar is just one aspect of this restaurant that keeps customers coming back for more.

Katie Newcombe, lead economic development representative at National Grid recommends Café Capriccio, revealing: "My favorite restaurant is Café Capriccio. Not only is the food beyond delicious, it is the first restaurant I ate at, with my now husband, on my first trip to Albany."

49 Grand Street | 518.465.0439 | View the menu

Established in 1982, Café Capriccio is widely known for its culinary excellence and has garnered multiple best restaurant awards, becoming the downtown's staple Italian dining. For over 35 years, Café Capriccio has been inspiring the community with authentically homemade dishes and innovative compositions that echo Italian tradition. 

Tyler Wrightson, founder of Leet Cyber Security and owner of Stacks Espresso Bar recommends both Yonos and dp. An American Brasserie, saying: "Yonos and dp., by far the greatest in Albany." 

25 Chapel Street | 518.436.7747 | View the menu

Yonos is Albany's premiere restaurant that blends American comfort cuisine with French techniques and traditional Asian influences. With its townhouse style, this fine dining eatery has enticing meals full of farm fresh ingredients from Upstate, New York, and a refined drink menu to complement their delicious dishes.