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Recently reviewed restaurants:

Recently reviewed restaurants

Double O Grill, 6595 Route 9, Rhinebeck, 845-876-0800. Enjoy a cheerful dining room with a varied, budget-priced menu of all manner of fusion-inspired cuisine, from easygoing burgers to curries, steaks and complicated salads. Serving 11-11 Mon-Thu, 11-midnight Fri-Sat, 9-10 Sun (9-2 Sunday brunch). AE, D, MC, V.

The Grey Gelding Bistro & Bar, 423 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-0957. greygelding.com. Chef Scott Beale calls it Tuscan-Cajun-California cuisine, and offers novel twists on mainstream stuff. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Tue-Sat, light menu 2:30-5:30 Tue-Sat, dinner from 5:30 Tue-Sat, from 5 Sun. Add Mon after July 8. AE, D, MC, V.

Smith’s Tavern, 112 Maple Ave. (Route 85A), Voorheesville, 765-4163. Yes, they named a pizza after Metroland, but that’s because we keep reminding you how good Smitty’s pizza is. Serving 3-10 Tue, 11-10:30 Wed-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 3-10 Sun. Cash, checks, ATM on premises.

Buffalo Wagon, Wolf Road Park, 6 Metro Park Road, Colonie, 689-0938, buffalowagon.com. Traditional Chinese fare along with sushi and other Japanese dishes, with selections from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia as well. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, noon -9:30 Sun. AE, D, MC, V.

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. 51frontwinebar.com. 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.


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