Take Out, 3770 Carmen Road (Carmen Plaza), Guilderland.
357-2222. Classic red-sauce fare in large portions, with tables
enough for you to stay and enjoy it. Serving Tue-Thu 11-9.
Fri-Sat 11-9:30. MC, V.
The 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,
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,
The 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.
Kirkerís 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,
The 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.
Daisy 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.