Awards & Press


July 2013

New World Bistro Bar is named “BEST NEW AMERICAN” in  Metroland’s 2013 ‘BEST OF’ the Capital Region!!


March 2013

New World Bistro Bar is named “BEST” in FIVE categories in Metroland’s 2013 Readers’ Poll!  Aww schucks Capital Region!!


& 2nd place in the BEST BRUNCH category!!

We love the love!

January 2013

Chef Ric is featured in the Business Reviewfor his involvement with this year’s ‘Wine & Dine for the Arts’.

October 2012

All Over Albany features Chef Ric in a great article featuring our Curry Kale Salad and his take on Beaujolais Nouveau here!

May 2012

Chef Ric chosen as one of only eight Capital Region chefs to compete in Ommegang Brewery’s Hop Chef Competition

Congrats Chef Ric and Chef Zach on winning second runner-up!

April 2012

Capital Region Living Magazine  names New World Bistro Bar ‘Best Restaurant in Albany County’, ‘Best Bistro’, ‘Best Appetizers’ AND ‘Best Vegetarian’!  Thanks for all the love guys, we are thrilled to pieces!

What an awesome slew of accolades we received from the Metroland’s 2012 Reader’s Poll!  NWBB captured four ‘BESTS’:



So if you’re foreign and want to take an American who’s a vegetarian out on a date, then we are THE place to go….

He/ she’s gluten free you say?  Well we’ve got you covered there too….

February 2012

50 Burgers or Bust reviews The Northeast Family Farm Burger, rating 33 out of 35!  PLUS, giving us 16 bonus points!  Check out the full review here!

Treats, Eats, and Repeats (an Albany local food blog) gives us a stellar review from their visit one busy, Saturday night in February!  Read the story and peep some pics here!

Capital Region Living Magazine names New World Bistro Bar one of the “Capital Region Hot Spots” in it’s February 2012 issue.

Hudson Valley Tourism ( names New World Bistro Bar one of the “great places to take your favorite person” in it’s “Sweetheart Restaurants” newsletter.

January 2012

Chef Ric participates in Wine & Dine for the Arts, as a “Signature Chef.” Chef Ric and Chef Zach had a great time preparing a course for the Grand Gala event!

December 2011

Eco-Local Living Magazine features New World Bistro Bar and interviews Chef Ric in the Holiday 2011 edition.

Chef Ric featured in Chloe Creek Pinot Pairings, – a cookbook available for sale at New World Bistro Bar – all proceeds benefiting the Melodies Center Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders and Albany Medical Center.

October 2011

Chef Ric participates in the Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Fest as a “Featured Chef.”

July 2011

Chef Ric participates in the “Mussel Tussel” at Brewery Ommegang’s annual Belgium Comes to Cooperstown Festival.

Check out an interview and his recipe for Rare VOS and Lemon Grass Mussels [click here]

April 2011

Northeast Family Farms Burger voted “Best Burger in the Capital Region” by the New York State Beef Industry Council

NWBB is one of 10 regional finalists who will vie for the title of Best Burger in New York at the State Fair in Syracuse in September. [Read More]

March 2011

Metroland Readers’ Poll 2011

First Place – Best American

First Place – Best International

First Place – Best Vegetarian

Second Place – Best Tapas & Small Plates

Third Place – Best Brunch

First Place – Best Restaurant to Take a Date

First Place – Best Server, Aleph Ashline

September 2010

Santé Restaurant Award – Innovative Cuisine

Now in its 13th year, Santé awards are the only peer-judged national restaurant and hospitality competition in North America.

Summer 2010

Chef Ric Orlando Wins on the Food Network’s “Chopped” (twice!)

… and places third in finale “Chopped Champions” episode [read more]

Times Union “Best of the Capital Region” 2010

Second Place – Best Vegetarian Resaurant

Metroland Readers’ Poll 2010

First Place – Best American

First Place – Best International

Second Place – Best Vegetarian

Second Place – Best Server, Aleph Ashline

Capital Region Living Magazine Best of 2010

First Place – Best Bistro