Bearís Steakhouse, Route 7, Duanesburg, 895-2509. Write
down the phone number: Itís not otherwise listed. Then visit
to sample the areaís best steaks. Serving from 5:30 Wed-Sat
(seatings at 5:30 and 8:30 Sat). Reservations required. MC,
Restaurant and Pizzeria, 1730 Union St., Schenectady,
393-7440. Traditional Italian fare served with flair at a
44-year-old area institution, where pasta and red sauce are
king. Serving lunch 11:30-1:30 Tue-Sat, dinner 4:30-9:30 Tue-Sat.
D, MC, V.
Bullís Head Inn, 105 Park Place, Cobleskill, 823-4446,
bullsheadny.com. Steaks, seafood and a large selection of
German items (including excellent Wiener schnitzel) served
in downtown Cobleskillís oldest building. Serving from 5 PM
Tue-Sat, and from 4 PM Sun. AE, D, MC, V.
Burrito, 443 5th Ave., Troy, 237-1177, badassburrito.com.
Try such novel burritos as the pastrami Reuben or the ham-and-cheese
club, and leave room for chorizo poppers. Serving 5-9 Mon,
11-9 Tue-Thu, 11-10 Fri, 2-10 Sat. D, MC, V. Satellite operation:
Baby Badass, 409 Fulton St., Troy. Serving 11-3 Mon-Fri.
D, MC, V.
Local Pub and Restaurant, 142 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs,
587-7256, thelocalpubandteahouse.com. Burgers, tea sandwiches,
salads, and pub fare that includethe best fish and chips in
the area. Serving 11:30-10:30 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, 9:30
AM-11 PM Sat, 9:30 AM-10:30 PM Sun, brunch 9:30-3 Sat-Sun.
AE, D, MC. V.
Railroad, 20 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413)
528-9345. Recently reopened local favorite featuring updates
on pub comfort food with Asain flourishes along with a nice
selection of craft beers. Serving lunch and dinner 11:30-10
Sun-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V.
Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave., Albany, 689-7777, provence-
restaurant.net. Classical French cooking with some modern
twists, from bouillabaisse to steak au poivre with
plenty in between. Serving lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Sat, dinner 5-9
Mon, 5-10 Tue-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat, 4:30-8:30 Sun. AE, D,