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Recently reviewed restaurants:

Recently reviewed restaurants

Orchid’s Jamaican-American Restaurant, 1305 Altamont Ave., Schenectady, 952-7182. Traditional fare like oxtail, curried goat and fabulous jerk chicken, served from a tiny takeout place with only two tables. Serving 11-9 Mon-Sat. Cash only (credit cards to come).

Jitters 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.

El Mexicano, 208 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 226-0105, elmexicano 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.

The Irish Times Pub and Restaurant, 14 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, 583-0003, 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.

Limoncello Ristorante, 1 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs, 580-8700, limon 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.

Grappa ’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.

Shalimar, Delaware Plaza, 180 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-4200, 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.

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