Looking for a new, unique spot for that next great meal? We have some local gems for you!

Typically, when we want a great meal, we tend to dine at one of the well-known local staples, like one of the Capital Region's Top 10 Italian Eateries, at our great local steakhouses, or maybe at one of the Albany area's best Chinese restaurants. But where do you go when you are ready to try something new?

That is when it is time to head 'off the beaten' path to try a local, hidden gem restaurant. Maybe you want to head down a back country road or find a lesser-known spot down a city alley. But of how does one find these hidden jewels?

We recently asked our listeners to tell us about their favorite, best-kept secret eateries.  And while some secrets we like to keep, our listeners were very eager to share their favorite hidden gem restaurants. Let's be honest, when it comes to great food and places to eat, we love to share! So let's get to it - here are 10 hidden jewel eateries you have to check out!

Enjoy A Delicious Meal At These 10 Hidden Gem Upstate NY Restaurants

Sometimes what you are looking for is not so easy to find. And that includes your next meal out! We all have our go-to spots when it comes to great restaurants, but sometimes you just want to explore and try something new! Well, we have just what the doctor ordered. Here are 10 Hidden Gem Restaurants in the Capital Region and Upstate New York that are just a little off the beaten path that you have to check out according to our listeners.

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The Capital Region's 10 Best Burgers [RANKED]

Ground beef patty, bun, toppings, and condiments. Sounds simple, right? Far from it! A perfect burger is an art form and just like a great painting, each brush stroke of ingredients is essential to the final product. The chef is the artist, and there are the best restaurants in the Capital Region for a burger masterpiece.

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The Capital Region's 10 Best Chinese Restaurants [RANKED]

Whether it is chicken chow mein, a great lo mein, your favorite meat or seafood with broccoli, wonton soup, spring rolls, and so much more - nothing beats great Chinese food. It's unique and beautiful when presented on a plate, and just as appetizing in to-go containers. No matter the presentation, you just know great Chinese food when you taste it. Here are the top 10 go-to Chinses restaurants in the Capital Region according to our listeners. Happy eating - and we hope your fortune cookie message is just as great the food at these eateries!

Gallery Credit: Matty Jeff