Latina, 315 Central Ave., Albany, 426-7050, misalsalatina.com.
Typical Mexican fare (burritos, fajitas, tacos) enhanced with
Latin American dishes like Colombia’s bandeja tipíca and
an on-site bakery offering Mexican bread and pastries. Serving
lunch 11-3 daily, dinner 11-10 Mon-Wed, 11-11 Thu-Sat, 11-9
Sun. AE, D, MC, V.
Riccitello Restaurant, 1687 Foster Ave., Schenectady,
374-1574. A decades-old Schenectady mainstay, serving classic
Italian fare. Friendly service, a welcoming bar and a good
wine list, along with daily specials. Serving lunch 11-2 Wed-Fri;
dinner 4:30-10 Wed-Fri, 4-10 Sat, 4-9 Sun. D, MC, V.
Way Café, Routes 9 and 67E, Malta, 899-4196, mywaycafe.com.
Chef-owner John Bove celebrates a quarter century at this
Saratoga-area gem, where the Italian specialties range from
a perfect pasta carbonara to excellent Tuscan-style grilled
sirloin. Serving daily 4-close during racing season; Tue-Sun
4-close otherwise. AE, D, MC, V.
The Whip Bar and Grill, Green Mountain Inn, 18 Main St.,
Stowe, Vt., (800) 253-7302, (802) 253-7301, greenmountain
inn.com. Excellent, upscale comfort food at this downtown
Stowe resort. The turkey dinner is classic; the steaks and
seafood are reliably superb. Serving lunch 11:30-5:30 Mon-Sat
and 2:30-5:30 Sun, dinner 5:30-10 daily, brunch 11-2:30 Sunday.
AE, D, MC, V.
A Taste of Poland, 259 Canada St., Lake George, 668-4386.
Your one-stop source of pierogies, golombki, bigos, kielbasa,
mizeria and more traditional Polish fare, in a year-round
restaurant. Serving daily, noon-9. AE, D, MC, V.
CCK, 299 Central Ave., Albany, 433-2658. Traditional Chinese
fare (with some Japanese items) including fresh seafood and
daily specials in this successor to the defunct Ocean Palace.
Serving Mon-Thu 11-10:30, Fri 11-11:30, Sat 11:30-11:30, Sun
11:30-10. D, MC, V.
371 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-0312, saratogamaestros.com.
Chef-owner John LaPosta brings his culinary excellence to
a charming venue in which you can sample his flair with meats
and fish, bread and charcuterie. Serving lunch daily
11:30-3, dinner daily 5-9:30. AE, D, MC, V.
Barrington Brewery & Restaurant, Jenifer House Commons,
420 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-8282.
Owner Gary Happ offers classic pub fare in a pleasantly rustic
setting. Soups, desserts and many other items are made from
scratch. House-brewed ales are a must. Serving 11:30 to 9:30
Sun-Thu; 11:30-10 Fri-Sat. D, MC, V.