’72 Ristorante, 818 Central Ave., Albany, 482-7200. Regional
Italian classics served with flair in the subtly reimagined
space that formerly housed Carmine’s. Serving lunch 11:30-3
Mon Fri; dinner 4:30-9:30 Mon-Thu, 4:30-10 Fri-Sat, noon-8
Sun. AE, MC, V.
Café, 14 Central Ave., Albany, 463-1111. Traditional Moroccan
fare like couscous and tajines made with care and served
in unprepossessing surroundings. Serving 11-9 Tue-Sat. MC,
Delaware Plaza, 180 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-4200, goshalimar.com.
An economically priced menu of Indian-Pakistani favorites,
with an extra vibrancy to the flavors. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Fri,
noon-10 Sat-Sun. Shali lunch buffet served 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri,
noon-3 Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V.
Kitchenbar, 340 Warren St., Hudson, 822-8938, swoon kitchenbar
.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.
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.
Moon Restaurant and Café, 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.
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,