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Recently reviewed restaurants:

Fortune’s, Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, Crescent Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 581-5790. Order off the menu, which offers original takes on continental favorites, or visit the well-stocked buffet in this newly revamped fine-dining facility. Serving dinner Tue-Fri 5-10, Sat 3-5. AE, MC, V.

Mama’s Family Restaurant, Routes 146 & 146A, Clifton Park, 371-7313. A long-thriving middle-of-the-road pizza restaurant with good, low-priced entrées and a salad bar as well. You can dine here on any budget. Serving Sun noon-9, Mon 11-9, Tue-Thu 11-10, Fri 11-11, Sat 11-10. AE, D, MC, V.

Justin’s, 301 Lark St., Albany, 436-7008. The Lark Street stalwart, now under the assured ownership of John DeJohn, continues to offer some of the city’s best dining, with signature dishes like jerk chicken intact. Serving lunch Mon-Sat 11:30-4, dinner Sun-Thu 5-10, Fri-Sat 5-10:30, brunch Sat-Sun 11-4. AE, DC, MC, V.

The Bear’s Steakhouse, Route 7, Duanesburg, 895-2509. Quite simply, the ne plus ultra of area steakhouses, where the excellent food is matched by exemplary service. Serving dinner Wed-Fri 5:30-8, Sat seatings at 5:30 and 8:30. MC, V.

Anatolia, 880 2nd Ave. (at 125th Street), Troy, 237-8888. Classic Turkish- Mediterranean fare, including falafel, gyros and kabobs of all kinds as well as pizza and wings and Italian dinners. Serving daily 11-10. MC, V

JG Roman Villa, 61 Duanesburg Road (Route 7), Schenectady, 355-2090. A neighborhood Italian restaurant doing well by its neighbors with traditional fare, great pizza, and nightly specials. Serving dinner daily 4-10. MC, V.

New World Home Cooking Co., 1411 Route 212, Saugerties, (845) 246-0900. Ric Orlando’s excellent, innovative eatery endures in its eighth year at the Saugerties spot, offering boldly flavored crap-free food that sets a new standard in casually fine dining. Serving lunch Sat noon-3, Sun 11-2:30, dinner Mon-Sat 5-11, Sun 4-10. AE, D, DC, MC, V.

Rodizio, Turning Stone Resort, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona, (800) 771-7711. A Brazilian-style churrascaria, where an endless succession of marinated, grilled or barbecued meats is presented by a superb waitstaff, along with a creative salad bar and a dessert selection, all for $37.50. Serving lunch Sat-Sun 11-2, dinner Sun-Thu 5-10, Fri-Sat 5-11. AE, D, DC, MC, V.

Gaffney’s, 16 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-7359. Three separate rooms and an outdoor dining area allow this to be a pub, restaurant and sports bar without one intruding on the other. The dinner menu is eclectic and tasty, with pork roulade a deserved favorite. Serving lunch Mon-Fri 11:30-3, Sat 11-3, dinner Sun-Thu 5-10:30, Fri-Sat 5-11, brunch Sun 10:30-3. AE, MC, V.


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