Bar & Grill, 97 Abeel St., Kingston, 845-339-1550,
armadillos.net. Traditional and inventive southwestern and
Mexican fare served in a small and cheerful setting. Serving
lunch noon-3 Sat-Sun, dinner 5-9 Tue-Fri, 5-10 Sat-Sun. AE,
D, MC, V.
Restaurant, 1736 Western Ave., Albany, 452-6342, bfsrestaurant.com.
Full-service Mediterranean-themed meals along with an impressive
deli and takeout case. Try any of the samplers for a wide-ranging
taste of the cuisine. Serving 11-9 Mon-Sat. AE, MC, V.
World Bistro Bar, 300 Delaware Ave., Albany, 694-0520,
new worldbistrobar.com. Chef Ric Orlando’s unique brand of
fusion fare livens a comfortable eatery, offering tapas to
full meals, with Caribbean-, Indian- and Asian-inspired fare.
Serving dinner 5-9 Sun-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat; brunch 10-2 Sun;
tapas 3-5 Sun. AE, D, MC, V.
4 Clinton Ave., Albany, 463-1455, McGearysPub.com. Burgers
and wings, lots of salads and other sandwiches in a newly
refurbished setting, with Tess Collins as your indefatigable
hostess. Serving daily 11-11. AE, D, MC, V.
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).
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.
Mexicano, 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.