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Recently reviewed restaurants:

Recently reviewed restaurants

Kabul Night, 402 Union St., Schenectady, 346-0202. A variety of kabobs and intricate rice dishes, along with salads, soups and dumpling dishes. Qurma palow, a lamb curry on rice, is excellent. Serving 11-9 Mon-Fri, noon-9 Sat. Lunch buffet 11:30-2 Mon-Fri. D, MC, V.

Creo’, Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave., Albany, 482-8000. Chef Andrew Plummer works his culinary magic in a setting that is handsome and accommodating. Fare runs from wood-fired pizza to gourmet meals. Serving Mon-Fri 11:30-10, Sat noon-11, Sun noon-9. AE, D, MC, V.

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, athosrestaurant.com. 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, phoeniciansofalbany.com. 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.


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