Inn at Erlowest, 3178 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George, 668-5928.
Certified master chef Dale Miller is at the helm of this extraordinary
restaurant, offering the finest of fine dining in an atmosphere
of undimmed elegance. Serving dinner Wed-Sun 5:30-9:30 (hours
to change in the summer). AE, D, MC, V.
Fifty South, 2128 Doubleday Ave. (Route 50), Ballston
Spa, 884-2926. Kim Klopstock, of ďThe Lily and the RoseĒ catering,
offers her eclectic fare at this former diner with all-day
breakfasts, appealing lunch specials and a tapas approach
to her late-in-the-week dinners. Serving breakfast daily 8
AM-3 PM, dinner Wed-Sat 4:30-10, Sunday brunch 8-3. AE, D,
Restaurant at the Italian American Community Center, 257
Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, 456-0292. Traditional Italian
fare from the Mallozzi family, including a Grand Italian Buffet
on Mondays. Serving lunch Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30, dinner Tue-Sat
5-9, Sun 3-8. Dinner buffet Mon 5-9. AE, D, MC, V.
Steak & Seafood, 959 New Loudon Road (Route 9), Latham,
785-3653. The 55-year-old steakhouse continues to excel in
its straightforward offerings, with excellent prime rib a
staple. Serving lunch Mon-Fri 11:30-3, dinner Mon-Sat 4-10,
Sun 1-8. AE, D, MC, V.
Capital Thai Restaurant, 997 Central Ave., Albany, 489-4840.
Classic Thai dishes and other Asian fare, including sushi,
with bargain-priced noodle soups like the exotic khao soi.
Serving Mon-Fri 11-10, Sat-Sun noon-10. AE, D, MC, V.
Garlic Loverís Corner, 235 North Greenbush Road, North
Greenbush, 283-1621. Kebabs, stews, Middle Eastern takes on
meat and fish and even some pasta dishes are featured in this
friendly, out-of-the-way place. Serving lunch Mon-Fri 11-3,
dinner Mon-Sat 4:30-9. MC, V.
Bakerís/Bacchus, 33 2nd St., Troy, 266-9200 / 687-0345.
Daisy Bakerís offers fine-dining lunches and dinners in a
large, handsome space (lunch Mon-Fri 11:30-3, dinner Mon-Thu
5-9, Sat-Sun 5-10); Bacchus offers pasta and wood-fired pizza
in a belowground retreat (Tue-Thu 11-10, Fri 11-midnight,
Sat 4-midnight, Sun 4-10). AE, D, MC, V.
Corner Well Pub, 698 N. Pearl St., Menands, 427-9355.
Friendly, out-of-the-way pub serving sandwiches, salads, pizzas
and full dinners, with live music and a good beer selection.
Serving Mon 11:30-3, Tue-Wed 11:30-9, Thu-Sat 11:30-10. AE,
D, MC, V.