shanghai, 468 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, 783-8188,
alashanghai.net. Traditional Chinese fare along with unusual
items like sea cucumber and lion’s head (meatball) casserole.
Good vegetarian selections. Serving 11-10 Mon-Sat, 11-9:30
Sun. Lunch menu 11-3:30 Mon-Fri. AE, D, MC, V.
Restaurant, 35 Central Ave., Albany, 465-0333, eatlazeez.com.
Traditional Indian-Pakistani dishes in a cheerful, attentive
setting long-known for such fare. Serving buffet lunch 11:30-2:30
Mon-Fri, noon-2:30 Sat-Sun, full menu 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11
Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10 Sun. Dinner buffet 5:30-9:30 Fri-Sat.
Free local delivery. AE, D, MC, V.
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).