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Recently reviewed restaurants:

Recently reviewed restaurants

Jack’s Drive-Inn, 24 Main Ave., Wynantskill, 283-5110. A roadside burger joint in its 71st summer of offering exactly what you expect, with or without cheese. Serving 11-8:45 daily. Cash only.

51 Front Wine Bar and Bistro, 51 Front St., Ballston Spa, 727-2089. Chef-owner Scott Frances brings a New Orleans influence to a creative American menu that includes what he says is the best-ever fried chicken. It is. Serving lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri, dinner 5-closing Mon-Sat. AE, D, MC, V.

Blue Spice Restaurant, 1619 Central Ave., Albany, 608-6843. Traditional Thai fare with an emphasis on curries, rice and noodles dishes, and plenty of seafood. Try the Blue Mango curry. Serving lunch Mon-Fri 11:30-2, Sat-Sun noon-3, dinner daily 4:40-10. AE, D, MC, V.

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, 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.

Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, 845-255-1000. One of the country’s oldest, largest and most beautiful resorts offers a splendid table d’hôte dinner to day-visitors who reserve ahead. Enjoy the meal as part of a getaway package. Serving dinner 6:30-8 daily, brunch 11-2 Sunday. AE, D, MC, V.

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