The Eclectic Utica guidebook

Kelvin

The Eclectic Utica guidebook

Our favorite breakfast 🍳 brunch places
Strong recommendations come from personal knowledge and experience. We’re only recommending places we have personally enjoyed.
Best bagels in town!! Just like NYC best bagels. Right off I-90 Open from 7am to 2pm
Willie's Bagel Cafe
219 N Genesee St
Best bagels in town!! Just like NYC best bagels. Right off I-90 Open from 7am to 2pm
Amazing breakfast menu in a relaxing atmosphere. Done right every time.
Sammy's Cafe
34 Genesee St
Amazing breakfast menu in a relaxing atmosphere. Done right every time.
Brick- & wood-accented eatery serving American cafe bites along with pastries, cakes & cookies.
Wisk Baking Company
53 Franklin Square
Brick- & wood-accented eatery serving American cafe bites along with pastries, cakes & cookies.
Lunch & Dinner options
“Eclectic gourmet”... for those who doesn't have a preference for certain types of food, but instead, enjoys trying new things from around the world
Out of all the good places to eat this is the family’s NUMBER 1 Favorite. Great food!!! Outstanding service!!!
Zeina's Cafe and Catering
607 Varick St
Out of all the good places to eat this is the family’s NUMBER 1 Favorite. Great food!!! Outstanding service!!!
Exciting flavors of India using authentic and fresh ingredients, they will tailor the spice level for you if you’re sensitive to spicy dishes. Their Naan bread is to die for.
Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant
60 Genesee St
Exciting flavors of India using authentic and fresh ingredients, they will tailor the spice level for you if you’re sensitive to spicy dishes. Their Naan bread is to die for.
Restaurant + Oyster Bar in downtown Utica on the top floor of the building it’s located in.
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Ocean Blue Restaurant and Oyster Bar
118 Columbia St
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Restaurant + Oyster Bar in downtown Utica on the top floor of the building it’s located in.
Looking for some Asian spice while in Utica? This is the place to go! V40 (Vermicelli entree) is our favorite...
Pho Mekong House of Noodles
601 John St
Looking for some Asian spice while in Utica? This is the place to go! V40 (Vermicelli entree) is our favorite...
Grab a bite🍕🥟🍜
Need a quick bite, there’s plenty around... here we come with some of our favorites.
Great pizza and the purple cow wings are a must try!!!!
Slice Pizzeria
2007 Genesee Street
Great pizza and the purple cow wings are a must try!!!!
Have a sweet tooth???
Fresh, authentic gelato in Clinton, NY. They offer gelato, espresso drinks, a selection of teas and other coffee-less drinks, and locally-made baked goods.
The Cremeria
17 College Street
Fresh, authentic gelato in Clinton, NY. They offer gelato, espresso drinks, a selection of teas and other coffee-less drinks, and locally-made baked goods.
COFFEE
From a coffee lover to another.... Great coffee spots around here!
Great selection of coffee drinks!!! A well kept place that is clean and quick with their orders. T-shirts, souvenirs, gift boxes...
Utica Coffee Roasting Company
92 Genesee St
Great selection of coffee drinks!!! A well kept place that is clean and quick with their orders. T-shirts, souvenirs, gift boxes...
Great coffee house, affordable hidden gem. Cash only. No WIFI. A place to relax.
Cafe Domenico
2011 Genesee St
Great coffee house, affordable hidden gem. Cash only. No WIFI. A place to relax.
Local coffee roaster, elegant bright spot. A bit pricey but worth trying.
Joseph Putrello Coffee Barista Bar
268 Genesee Street
Local coffee roaster, elegant bright spot. A bit pricey but worth trying.
Sightseeing
Utica Zoo is a regional facility and a sparkling gem for the Mohawk Valley. The Zoo has grown from its small beginnings with three fallow deer in 1914, to its present collection of 99 species of animals. Of the 80 acres of land set aside for the zoo’s use, 40 are presently developed.
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Utica Zoo
1 Utica Zoo Way
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Utica Zoo is a regional facility and a sparkling gem for the Mohawk Valley. The Zoo has grown from its small beginnings with three fallow deer in 1914, to its present collection of 99 species of animals. Of the 80 acres of land set aside for the zoo’s use, 40 are presently developed.
One cannot mention Utica, N.Y. without the Saranac Brewery. Family owned and operated in the same location since 1888, this award winning brewery continues to expand in size and in variety. Saranac brews over 50 varieties of beer as well as non-alcoholic soft drinks.
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Saranac Matt Brewing Co
830 Varick St
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One cannot mention Utica, N.Y. without the Saranac Brewery. Family owned and operated in the same location since 1888, this award winning brewery continues to expand in size and in variety. Saranac brews over 50 varieties of beer as well as non-alcoholic soft drinks.
MWPAI, which features an extensive permanent collection, as well as rotating exhibitions. The museum also offers art and dance classes to the community. Neighboring Fountain Elms, a restored Italianate mansion features a first floor furnished and decorated as it was in Victorian times and a second floor gallery normally featuring house wares and furnishings.
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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
310 Genesee St
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MWPAI, which features an extensive permanent collection, as well as rotating exhibitions. The museum also offers art and dance classes to the community. Neighboring Fountain Elms, a restored Italianate mansion features a first floor furnished and decorated as it was in Victorian times and a second floor gallery normally featuring house wares and furnishings.
The Stanley is in the heart of Downtown on Genesee Street. A former movie palace in the Mexican baroque style, the Center is home to the Broadway Theater League of Greater Utica which brings Off-Broadway shows and performers to the Stanley stage. The Center is also home to the Mohawk Valley Ballet and the Utica Symphony Orchestra.
Stanley Theatre
259 Genesee St
The Stanley is in the heart of Downtown on Genesee Street. A former movie palace in the Mexican baroque style, the Center is home to the Broadway Theater League of Greater Utica which brings Off-Broadway shows and performers to the Stanley stage. The Center is also home to the Mohawk Valley Ballet and the Utica Symphony Orchestra.