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Recently reviewed restaurants:

Recently reviewed restaurants

Swoon Kitchenbar, 340 Warren St., Hudson, 822-8938, swoonkitchenbar .com. Delicious, innovative takes on locally obtained ingredients, with an added emphasis on fresh seafood. The pan-roasted bluefish is masterful. Serving lunch noon-3:30 Fri-Sun, dinner 5-10 Mon, Thu, Sun, 5-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V.

The Chuck Wagon Diner, 653 Route 20, Duanesburg, 356-3003. Unremarkable diner fare served in a handsomely rebuilt silver diner with chrome and neon and a 1956 Seeburg jukebox inside. Serving 6 AM-8 PM daily. D, MC, V.

Jake Moon Restaurant and Cafť, 2082 Delaware Turnpike, Clarksville, 768-2570, jakemoon.net. Chef Daniel E. Smith serves up from-scratch meals, heavy on the local meat and produce. The Cuban pulled pork sandwich is a specialty. Serving 7 AM-3 PM Tue-Thu, 7 AM-9 PM Fri-Sat, 8 AM-3 PM Sun. D, MC, V.

Quintessence, 11 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 434-8186, quintessenceny.com. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and entertainment, thanks to a brief but varied menu and a roster of guests. German night on Wednesdays, Mexican night on Sundays. Serving 7 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 7 AM-2 AM Fri, 8 AM-2 AM Sat, 8 AM-midnight Sun. AE, D, MC, V.

The 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, V.

Scottiís 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.

The 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.

Badass 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.

The Local Pub and Restaurant, 142 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-7256, thelocalpub andteahouse.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.

20 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.

Provence, 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, MC, V.

Joeís Pizza Place & Restaurant, 2780 Hamburg St., Schenectady, 355-7700. Forty years of made-from-scratch pizzas along with a full menu of Italian specialties and American sandwiches. Serving 11-10 Mon, Wed-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 11-10 Sun. AE, MC, V.

Chez Daisie, 183 Jay St., Schenectady, 344-7082, chezdaisie.com. Sweet and savory crÍpes offered on a bargain-priced menu in a quaint serve-yourself setting within sight of Proctors Theatre. Serving lunch 11-2 Mon-Fri, 9-2 Sat; dinner 5-7:30 Mon-Sat. MC, V.


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