Daley's on Yates

4.5
669 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
Located in the heart of historic Schenectady and a brief walk away from Proctor's Theatre. Daley's On Yates offers refined comfort food in an inviting, yet unexpected urban space.
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.
What 669 People Are Saying
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MD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed, kitchen was out of French Onion Soup, Chicken Wings, Prime Rib, Carmel Salted Gelato, Mango Sorbet. Waiter corked for us 2 bottles of wine, we poured most of the wine ourselves. Food was great as usual, maybe it was theSat. night 8:30 reservation, but how do you sell out of chicken wings!!!

E
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Not our first time here. As always a great meal and our server was fabulous

MF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Appetizers a must. Especially the meatballs. Great drink selection. Has an outdoor patio with fireplace. A fun place with family or friends. Can be noisy but usually means lots of people enjoying great food.

UT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We've had dinner at Daley's several times and have always liked it. This visit was a bit disappointing. Meatball appetizer was excellent and scallops were very good. The veal chop was not great -- quite a bit of gristle and undercooked. I expected much better from the most expensive entre on the menu.

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

good food, good service quick seating and adjustments
too loud for me

GA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service!!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The best Bar & Cocktail Menu in Schenectady.

N
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Night out before Hamilton at Proctors. Great food and service.

Daley's on Yates
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for joining us during this exciting week! Hamilton has definitely taken Schenectady by storm. Our dining guests have raved about the show. We are so pleased to see the public support Proctors Theatre and this tremendous production. Thank you for rating Daley's On Yates with 5-Stars. We truly appreciate the feedback and hope you will visit us again soon!

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and facility were great, but felt like we were rushed to speed up table turn over.

Daley's on Yates
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and thank you for taking the time to provide a review. It is never our intention to rush guests through their dining experience and we apologize if that was your impression. Our standard reservations are 1.5 - 2 hours. During every service & particularly on nights when Proctors has a large drawing show (ex. Hamilton), our focus is on providing hospitality that meets the expectations & desired experience of our guests. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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DA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a crowd! It was young, exuberant, and changed with energy. The outside doors were open and the weather was perfect. The food couldn't have been better and the service was excellent, despite every table being filled. It was my first time there, but won't be my last. Thank you for a delightful evening that preceded "Hamilton" at Proctors.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food service was super slow. Didn’t have time to eat before our show.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night! Nice enough to have doors open to the outside, making a birthday celebration seem like a celebration of summer too!!

Daley's on Yates
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the 5-star review and thoughtful feedback. We are so proud to offer such a unique hospitality venue that provides so many different options for dinner, social gathering and celebrating with others. Let's hope the weather allows us to keep those doors open into November!!!!!

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PK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Your meatballs are amazing. We always look forward to eating at such a classy cozy sexy place that is Daley’s on Yates. We also love the seasonal ingredients like the broiled halibut I ordered. Such a treat! So lucky we are to have you as a local place. We’ll be back again soon!

MM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from the service to the food. Compliments to your fine staff and chefs.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the service and the food! This is a great place for any occasion!

Daley's on Yates
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review and feedback. We love what we do and will strive everyday to give each guest the best dining experience. Cheers!

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PZ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Kitchen was slammed on Friday night, and our meals were a long time in coming, but the management did everything in their power to make us comfortable. This is a sophisticated, fun restaurant.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday there. The food was great and our server was very courteous. The atmosphere areas awesome.

JL
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Our check was given to us 40 minutes after we sat down. To say that the meal was rushed is an understatement. The hostess sat a table of 4 directly next to us while most of the restaurant was empty. We spent our dinner listening to their conversation because they were so loud we couldn’t hear each other. Waitress forgot our drinks, we were finished with our salads and not even halfway through our appetizers when our entrees were delivered. Food was not as described and way overpriced for the quantity and quality. Would not recommend, will not return

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere. If you are in Schenectady or anywhere close stop, it is worth any trip.

TS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious an so many gluten free options! Just a bit disappointed on size of the seafood cake app. Just 1 and a bit too small. It was so amazing I wanted more!

OD
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is always good and the martinis are even better. The apps are soooooo good and my favorite martini is the grape crush martini I highly recommend it.
The bartenders service is truly not that great the middle aged man with the glasses seems to always ignore me and is slightly rude but the table service is usually good and overall the staff is friendly! They are so great in all other subjects so I usually just let it go.

Daley's on Yates
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback and candidness. We apologize if you feel as if you have received anything less than extraordinary service. From the bar, to our patio to the dining room, our team is focused on providing guests with a warm, thoughtful, attentive and enthusiastic hospitality experience. We do not tolerate negative attitudes among team members & especially poor attitudes towards our valued guests. This has been addressed. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

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NS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about Daley’s on Yates!! We will definitely be back and highly recommend!

B
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dining experience. Thank you Mike Anthony for always a great dinner.

RP
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treated to complimentary champagne to celebrate our anniversary (married at Crooked Lake). Meal was delicious, server made great recommendations, patio dining experience was great, including music selection!

Can’t wait to go back!

GR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, great food and great service!

MJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

All four of us were very pleased with all our entrees. Salmon, scallops, pot roast and veal chop were all excellent!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place

N
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Service was great! It’s pricey, which I don’t mind, but not a fan of charging for refills for soda and iced tea. Overall though great!

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was rather slow. Took longer than expected to get our meals. Appetizer portions are small for the price they charge. The restaurant itself is very nice and the outdoor dining area is a great option. The menu is extensive. Overall it was a good experience. Ample parking.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough about this place! Awesome

TN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Salty. Very salty. Sea bass was striped bass. Ribs were boiled and over sauced. Wine was good. Street rolled up by 8:45pm. Menu substitute was delivered but we were not informed.

g
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dining experiences my wife and I have had in many years. Everything was perfect.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived before the crowds (5:45) and were seated right away with a very attentive wait person. The food was delivered timely and was both hot and delicious. Serving size was satisfying but left room for shared dessert, which was also delicious. The espresso was really rich. “Loved it!”

GC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional meal!!! Scallops and Rib eye were well above average. Top quality.

p
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there. Two people, went at 5:45 and there were a lot of people on the patio and at the inside bar and a few in the dinning areas. We asked for a booth and got what they had, that is a bench on one side and a chair on the other side of the table. Perhaps because we were early and the dinning area was not that full the service was fast and attentive. Water came, bread and herbed butter appeared so did our drinks then appetizer orders were taken and the server came back for our entrée orders. Dirty dishes and silverware were promptly removed. Dinner came soon and was excellent. We both had the pot roast and each portion was enough for two, the double butter mashed were good and the summer veg was very good. Nothing was over salter or over spiced and the pot roast was swimming in a real beefy sauce - not a thick gravy. I am a pot roast fan and this was excellent. Price was reasonable for what you got.

SP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

On the positive side, our food was perfectly prepared. The portions were good and the sides very tasty. Our server, when present, was knowledgeable about the entrees and seemed genuinely interested in our satisfaction. On the other side, from the time we had selected our entrees and placed our menus down, over 10 minutes elapsed. I finally had to ask another server if our waiter could be located. A similar situation occurred after we placed our dessert order. It took between 10-15 minutes to get a basic, non-custom dessert. Finally, I had taken my wife there for her birthday. I included that information on the reservation. We had gift bags at the table. We got a very simple 'Happy Birthday' from our waiter. I wasn't looking for a roaming Mariachi band, but another party at another table had a birthday and at least they got a short version of the Happy Birthday song.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks were amazing, the food was excellent and the service was great - can’t wait to go back!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved our dinner. Food was wonderful and was served promptly. The only small issue was the wait staff could have been more attentive refilling our water glass. We had to ask twice. Frankly I don’t think we should have to ask. Water should be refilled regularly. Also, we had to wait 15 minutes for our check to be cashed out.

RM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The ambiance was modern and comfortable. It was way too noisy. I enjoyed the food but would not go back. You couldn’t even talk st the table!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food (and price) was great and they seated us on time with my reservation! Only complaint is it was extremely loud due to the people at the bar. Other than that everyone was very nice. Definitely want to come again and sit in the outdoor seats!

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