Bistro, Star Plaza, 2050 Western Ave., Guilderland, 608-5410,
sage bistroguilderland.com. Owner Joseph Soliman and chef
Un-Hui Filomeno combine their talents into a menu of economically
priced Mediterranean, Korean and Continental fare. Serving
lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri, noon-3 Sat, dinner 4:30-9 Mon-Sat. AE,
D, MC, V.
Bar-B-Que, 377 River St. Troy, 308-0400, dinosaurbarbque.com.
The reputation for excellent barbecue is well-earned, and
the restaurant is lively and boasts a great view of the Hudson.
Serving 11:30 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM to 1 AM Fri-Sat,
noon-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V.
Highland Restaurant, 100 Fenn St., Pittsfield, MA, 413-442-2457.
A 75-year-old Italian mainstay with 20-year-old prices and
prepared-as-we’ve-always-prepared-it-food, beloved by many.
Serving 11-10 Tue-Sat, 11-9 Sun. MC, V.
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,
arma dillos.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.