Daley's on Yates
Dress Code at Yates is smart casual. While jeans and shorts are acceptable, tank tops, ripped clothing and similarly ultra casual clothing is not permitted.
A former taxi garage, the space has been transformed into a fresh new concept restaurant and bar. Exposed rafters and I-beams give way to mid-century modern dining furniture, fixtures and design elements. Nestled between two elm trees, guests can get cozy on large sectional sofas conveniently positioned around four gas fire pits. A covered, full service outdoor bar offers specialty cocktails along with a diverse wine list and a respectable selection of beers. Daley's On Yates was designed with our guests in mind; we want you to come in, get comfortable and enjoy a unique hospitality experience.
Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend!
We had dinner seated at the bar, which we often prefer doing. Unfortunately, we had trouble enjoying our dinner due to the loud, bordering on rude, people wanting to order drinks. I would suggest to people, like us, who enjoy eating at the bar, to sit on the side of the bar closest to Yates Street, there’s no room for people to crowd behind you shouting for service.
We had 4 people with us who had never been to Daley’s. They loved the ambience and the food. Great time!
Daley’s never disappoints!!!
Amazing! We went with friends from out of town and had a great meal. It was busy but we could easily hear each other. We all loved our meals.
Always consistently great food and they topped the top again! The salmon was the “hands down” best I’ve ever had anywhere coast to coast and, yes I AM a salmon aficionado! It’s always very good here but Friday the chef outdid himself... compliments! The lamb dinner was equally delicious. Daley’s has some of friendliest and efficient staff I’ve ever seen. Thanks for another great dining experience. See you soon!
Welcoming staff, lovely appearance, great food and wine.
Busy night and the service was fine. The scallops were seared on one side only and a little rubbery on the other. Shrimp and clams were dry, like zero sauce? Usually it is outstanding, not Saturday.
Place was jam packed! A little behind schedule on the reservations, but the meal was great. I can be tough to please with the preparation of my seafood dishes - scallops were cooked to PERFECTION.
Thank you so much for the candid feedback. We are so pleased you were satisfied with your meal. Yes, Saturday was very busy with reservations. The scallops entree is one of our most popular selections. Thank you again for the review, we hope to see you again soon.
Service very slow and food was all over cooked. The food did not meet the high prices.
Waited an hour to be seated, another hour to eat and food was burnt
Hugely disappointing. DO NOT GO HERE IF anybody in your party has food allergies. There is a massive disconnect between the wait staff and the back of the house. After confirming repeatedly with the server how severe the food allergies were for one of the members of our party, the kitchen brought out two plates of food that contained the allergic items (including a sauce that was drizzled all over the appetizer). It was very dangerous (given the food allergies are deadly) and continued with the main course. Also, the two fish servings other ordered in our party were way over-cooked and very dry. Overall, there are much better options in the area.
Prime rib was very tough. Impossible to cut, and arrived rare although asked for medium. Although returned for more fire, it still was inedible.
I’ve really enjoyed my experiences in the past however this past Friday (9/27/19 -7:15pm) I felt the food, service and atmosphere were really lacking. Two of us ordered the Ribeye steak, both of which were charbroiled to the extreme on one side and barely brown on the other. We would have made our server aware of the problem however once our dinners were served she disappeared. The music was also extremely loud making conversation with our other dinner guests almost impossible.
Nice to see downtown Schenectady jamming on a Friday night! Outdoor patio area was packed with patrons enjoying a beautiful Fall night around firepits and busy bar. Seated well after our 6:45pm reservation time but dining area had cleared out a little so that we were not cramped by nearby tables. Long delay until food arrived but it was worth the wait, entries were very good (we had pasta dish, pork chop, salmon & fish special) and not a drop left on anyone's plate! Love the vibe and atmosphere in this spot-we'll be back!
Thank you for dining with us and for the great review. It was indeed great to see downtown Schenectady full of patrons and energy. Thank you for your patience on a busy weekend. We are so pleased you enjoyed and appreciated the food, the vibe and the experience. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers!
Great service and menu.
Thank you for dining with us, your feedback and "5-Stars"!!!
Birthday celebration with friends. It was wonderful!!!!
Food was delicious, large portions, a bit pricey for "Schenectady" but worth going there if you have a special event (birthday, anniversary, etc). Would recommend.
The restaurant was beautiful inside. They did a nice job with the space. Meals were ok. The worst part was my husbands’ steak was overcooked. He sent it back, and our waitress said it would take 15 minutes. Well, by the time he got it, the rest of us were done with the meal. And the steak was still was not medium rare.
Had a great Saturday night with a large group of friends. Staff was very accommodating as we needed to add another person to our reservation. Drinks, food and atmosphere were great. Can’t wait to go back.
We have visited many times. Always excellent food, service, ambiance. Can’t wait to return!
Wonderful food -presented beautifully. Attentive service. Beautiful outdoor patio. Will be back again and again.
enjoyed so much wee booked another date for next month
Our dinner was superb, starting with house made seasoned potato chips and a decadent cheese dipping sauce to my equally decadent fluffy gnocchi with chunks of short ribs
Can’t wait to return to try additional menu items
The waste management containers near the entrance is the first impression and stinky to say the least! However, commensurate with the first steps into the restaurant, it was inviting and aesthetically appealing! The outdoor dining area is lovely, except for the annoying and relentless bee's! Our waiter was affable and accommodating. The food was delicious, especially the bread! We will return, but likely will be dining inside. Thank you!
Early dinner for clients, restaurant was quiet enough for easy conversation.
This was the first time at Daley's for my guests and Vendor, they were suitably impressed
with the food and service.
We had another guest coming who did not make it, we relaxed at table and were never pressured while we waited. When she did not show up waiter was accommodating .
Dinner was timely and piping hot and delicious.
We loved to atmosphere, food and music. We are definitely going back again. The patio is the best!
Excellent food. Little pricey. Only complaint was appetizer delivered same time as side salad.
Thank you for dining with us and for the review. Our team will continue to hone our service standards. Thank you for the feedback.
Just beautiful and our dinners were delicious! I will be back in few weeks. To celebrate and friends birthday🌺
My family have been to this restaurant many times. This particular time was very disappointing. There were three of us on this particular evening. In fact it was my sons 25th birthday. My son had the salmon which was good but the portion was small. My husband had a sandwich which was very good. But I had the chicken parmigiana dinner. The chicken was very dry and the breading was burnt all sound the edges. We told the waiter and he said he would pass the info onto the chef. The quality of the food was not what I was expecting. We like to give to eat out at Schenectady restaurants but it will be quite awhile before we return to Daley’s.
Great staff. Very accommodating. Love the tunes and the fire pits too!
Only reason for no 5* is because menu was limited for us but what we ate was awesome!
Took my wife to “DOY” for her birthday. I’ve always said thibis one of the top r restaurants in the Capital District.
Michael, the owner was helping seat people on a busy Saturday night ( Hamilton Show ).
We had their delicious cheese board .
To my delight they had Halibut as one of their specials.
DELICIOUS!!!! My wife felt the same about her Scallops.
Nikki , our server was excellent as always.
Pricey? Yes, but I’ll take quality over monetary every night!
Excellent ambiance, service and food! Oh, and the cocktails were delicious too. Looking forward to going back!
Great location after the theater. Atmosphere is fun.
❤️best prime rib I’ve ever had!! Service was great! Definitely would eat there again!!!
Reservation was for 5 people, we arrived right on time at 5:15. Yes, it was a theater night in the city, but was near the end of the show run (so, if they were to excuse it due to the theater, they knew what to expect by then). Dinner took nearly 3 hours. After waiting for service, one member of the party had to actually get up from the table to ask if someone was coming over. Appetizers were average. Dinner- one scallop dish (cleaned their plate), one halibut special (again, down to the china), one lamb dinner (patron had a suspicion they may have been served duck), chicken salad and then another chicken dish. Both chicken dishes served in bowls (or rimmed bowl)- the bland chicken was in strips on the side of each dish (where you can't cut them).
For the price, we were underwhelmed by both the food and the service.
Very satisfied. Wonderful place
Would recommend to friends
Steak not good. Had to send ribs back. Got refund. Pot roast. Average. Disappointed
Our family stopped for light supper before seeing Hamilton. Such an amazing renovation. We requested a table on the lovely patio. Drinks on a couch then off to a table right on time. Appetizers, refills, dinner, dessert & espresso. 90 min. And we were off to the show. Management excellent. Servers good. Drinks well made after rec good suggestions from bartenders. Wines & old fashions. Yum.
We all agree- can't wait to go back.
Another excellent dining experience. The six of us in our party all had delicious entrees. We have never been disappointed! One of our favorites in the Capital Region.