Cozy Restaurants in Upstate New York to Dine at this Fall

Fall has officially arrived, and with it comes chilly nights and shorter days. No doubt, this leaves many of us itching to break out the sweaters and hit our favorite, welcoming, cozy restaurants in Upstate New York.

Before you visit your tried and true pubs and steakhouses, however, why not consider finding some new favorites in Washington County? Known for our farms, fresh produce, and craft beverages, our county works hard and cozies up hard, too.

Red Panda (Whitehall)

Ricky Charriez via Google Reviews

Nothing’s quite as cozy as a hearty bowl of meat, vegetables, or noodles in a flavorful sauce. Beef stew, mac and cheese, and other crockpot classics come to mind, but when you’re craving something spicy, smokey, or a little bit different, stop into Red Panda in Whitehall.

This newly opened Nepalese, Indian and Indo-Chinese restaurant might be unexpected so far north along the NY-VT border, but their hearty curries and steaming tandoori dishes are right at home, especially as the nights turn colder!

DeNatale’s (Hudson Falls)

Another cozy spot with cozy dishes to match is DeNatale’s in Hudson Falls. A warm, welcoming atmosphere plus Italian classics, fresh pizzas, and delicious desserts make for a perfect antidote to chilly, fall weather.

The Anvil Inn (Fort Edward)

Erin Nudi via Google Reviews

Just down the road in Fort Edward, the Anvil Inn is more than just comfort food. They’ve been serving up great steaks and seafood dishes, and their popular prime rib, since 1986.

Step inside the lovingly restored former blacksmith shop and cozy up to the large bar or grab a table. Warm, wood walls, the stone fireplace, rustic decor, and exposed beam ceilings make the Anvil Inn one of the area’s most popular restaurants, not just in Washington County but beyond!

Silvano’s (Cambridge)

Another great place for a comforting Italian meal is Silvano’s in Cambridge, a favorite for locals and visitors alike! Enjoy the calm, quiet atmosphere in this classic Italian-American restaurant while you dine on hearty pasta dishes or a perfectly prepared New York strip.

Elsasser’s @ 111 (Greenwich)

On the corner of Main Street in Greenwich, Elsasser’s @ 111 is another unique flavor recently added to Washington County’s range of dining options.

Comforting German classics like brats, schnitzel, and stews plus flammkuchen, pizza’s French-German cousin known for its thin, crisp crust and creamy cheese sauce, will warm you right to the core. And if that’s not enough, their beverage list is chock full of unique wines, beers, and cocktails.

Benson’s (Eagle Bridge/White Creek)

Cozy spaces aren’t just reserved for dinner! Sometimes there’s nothing more comforting than a plate of pancakes or a patty melt at a friendly, neighborhood diner.

Visit Benson’s Family Restaurant in White Creek/Eagle Bridge for any meal when you’re feeling that winter chill heading your way. Don’t miss their homemade comfort food specials, like meatloaf and chicken with biscuits