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Recently reviewed restaurants:

Recently reviewed restaurants

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Mohawk Commons, 418 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, 346-5728. Burgers—in a vast array of configurations—and some of the area’s best fries. And peanuts. And that’s it. And that’s all you need. Serving 11-10 daily. AE, D, MC, V.

Athos, 1814 Western Ave., Guilderland, 608-6400, Classic Greek cuisine from acclaimed chef Harry Hatziparaskevas in a formal but comfortable surrounding. Serving dinner 4-10 Mon-Sat, 3-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V.

The Phoenicians Restaurant, 1686 Central Ave., Albany, 464-4444, An extensive menu of Lebanese and Mediterranean favorites, including kabobs, falafel, hummus and shawarma, served in pita or on platters, along with much more. Serving 11-10 daily. AE, D, MC, V.

MOD Gourmet Café, 395 Main St., Catskill, 943-0420. Homemade is the key, with fresh-baked breadstuffs, excellent omelettes for breakfast, and a creative array of sandwiches and salads for lunch. Serving breakfast 8-10:45 Mon-Fri, lunch 10:45-3 Mon-Fri. Mexican night dinner is served Thu 5-8:30. AE, MC, V.

Hollywood Brown Derby, 22 Clinton Ave., Albany, 463-1945. A magnificent renovation lovingly evoking the spirit of the 1930s Hollywood original. Creative American cuisine includes such starters as duck taco and rabbit spring roll, and sumptuous entrees like the stout-braised short ribs and sesame-peanut-crusted lamb rack. Nice bar menu, excellent wine list and lavish desserts. Serving lunch 11-2 Mon-Fri, dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat, closed Sunday. AE, D, MC, V.

Muza, 1300 15th St., Troy, 271-6892. Tasty, economical Polish specialties like pierogi and golumbki, along with Hungarian goulash, beef Stroganoff, Vienna Schnitzel and much more. Serving noon-9 Tue-Thu, noon-10 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V.

Honest Weight Food Co-op, 484 Central Ave., Albany, 482-2667. A large selection of grab-and-go items, including vegetarian sandwiches, gluten-free quiche, salads, soup and more, as well as a healthy variety of healthy groceries. Open 7 AM-8 PM Mon-Sat, 9 AM-7 PM Sun. AE, D, MC, V.

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