We all have our favorite places to stop and grab a bite. Maybe it's time to switch it up and try one of these other fantastic restaurants in our area.

 The Black Cat Bar & Grill

Located on French Road in Utica, this restaurant has something for everyone. If you want a quick bite for lunch, you can try one of their pepper, egg, and cheese sandwiches, or their "Black Cat Sub" - with cappicola, salami, provolone, red peppers, lettuce, tomato, and dressing. Sounds delicious, right?! The Black Cat Bar & Grill also offers dinner options. You can get more details from their Facebook Page here.

Emmie's Global Cuisine

This is a really unique restaurant experience. If you're up for trying something you're never had - Or you just want something different, this is your place. How about some steamed jasmine rice or Caribbean Chicken Curry? Their menu includes some really interesting dishes, some that we've never heard of - And you can check them out for yourself here. Emmie's Global Cuisine is located at 12 Bank Place in Utica. You can also see a first-time visitor's account of the restaurant below:

Top of the Morning Cafe

Get the best start to your day at Top of the Morning Cafe. Their omelets are just outstanding! Sure, you're probably wondering 'what's so special about an omelet?' Well, we're guessing you haven't made a trip to Top of the Morning Cafe yet. We don't know how they do it, but they can turn a regular omelet into a delicious, flavorful, amazing meal to start your day. If omelets aren't your style, they also offer breakfast skillets, wraps, frittatas, and other options. You can keep up on the latest news from Top of the Morning Cafe and check out their full menu on their Facebook Page here. And don't forget to stop by and try them - They're on Trenton Road in Utica.

Top of the Morning Cafe in Utica, New York
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Mi Casa Restaurante

Mi Casa Restaurante on Genesee Street is a hidden gem. A lot of people haven't heard or seen this restaurant, but it's worth a try. This isn't one we've had a chance to try yet - But we're excited to. With a 4.9 rating (out of 5) on Facebook - There has to be a good reason why everyone is raving about this restaurant. We've heard their Mango Coconut Chicken Wings are amazing - Not only that, but many people posted positive comments about the staff being extremely friendly and helpful (especially to those who had never been to the restaurant before and wasn't what they should order or what was in certain dishes).

Zeina's Cafe

If you want a burger or sandwich for lunch or dinner that's fine, but if you're up for something a little different, try Zeina's Cafe on Varick Street in Utica. They specialize in Greek and Mediterranean dishes, with options like grape leaves, falafel, and a variety of gyros. If you're still a little unsure, maybe start small by trying their hummus or a Lebanese salad. You can check out all their menu options, hours, and reviews on their Facebook Page here.



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