61, 55 Broadway, Tivoli, 845-758-0061, luna61.com. Imaginative,
homemade vegetarian fare served at a friendly, intimate eatery
on Tivoli·s restaurant row. Serving dinner 5-9 Mon,
Tue-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun, brunch 9:30-4 Sun. MC, V.
Café, 418 Geyser Road (Country Club Plaza), Ballston
Spa, 584-2340. A creative array of sandwiches and wraps, gourmet
coffee and house-blended tea and terrific pastries and desserts
in a music-friendly storefront. Serving 8 AM-9 PM Mon-Sat,
8 AM-7 PM Sun. AE, D, MC, V.
208 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 226-0105, elmexicano
restaurant.com. Traditional Mexican fare and a few surprises,
like a great mole, from the Vazquez family, of which wall-mural
artist Gabino is part. Serving lunch 11-3 daily, dinner 3-10
daily. AE, D, DC, MC, V.
Times Pub and Restaurant, 14 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs,
583-0003, irishtimessaratoga.com. Traditional Irish dishes
along with Americanized pub fare and fanciful dishes like
the corned-beef-and-cabbage-filled Irish Times spring rolls.
And lots of beer, on tap and in bottles. Serving lunch 11:30-3:30
daily, dinner from 5 daily. AE, D, MC, V.
Ristorante, 1 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs, 580-8700, limon
celloristorante.com. A nice array of northern Italian fare
served in a Tuscan-style dining room with outside dining available
as well. Serving dinner from 4:30 daily. AE, D, MC, V.
·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.