La Mexicana Grocery and Restaurant, 1759 State St., Schenectady, 346-1700. Serving 10 AM-8 PM daily. D, MC, V.
Entrée price range: $2 (taco) to $15 (fajitas)
Ambiance: muy informal
It couldn’t be less prepossessing. In my zeal ...
Afghan Kabab Express, 305 Central Ave., Albany, 487-4159. Serving daily 11-10. AE, D, MC, V.
Entrée price range: $5.49 (cheeseburger) to $14 (lamb chop)
Ambiance: very casual
Afghan fare has eased in and out of our region ...
The Grocery, 211 Broadway, Troy, 326-3450. Open noon-8 Mon-Sat, noon-4 Sun. AE, D, MC, V.
“Farm to table,” that catchiest of current culinary catchphrases, typically refers to a restaurant’s table, although the proliferation of farmer’s markets ...
Sunset Café, 42 Front St., Ballston Spa, 885-8550, sunsetcafe.org. Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Thu, 11:30-10 Fri-Sat, AE, MC, V.
Entrée price range: $8 (chicken quesadilla) to $24 (full rack of ribs)
Ambiance: neighborhood hangout
Has it been that long? ...
Northeast Chinese II, 900 Central Ave., Albany, 459-0688, northeastchineseii.com. Serving 11 AM-10 PM daily. AE, D, MC, V.
Cuisine: Chinese and other Asian
Entrée price range: $8 (BBQ chicken bone) to $16 (seaweed with nuts)
Ambiance: Chinese buffet
Main Street Grille, 857 Main St., Clifton Park, 877-8202, mainstreetgrillecliftonpark.com. Serving dinner 5-9:30 Tue-Sat. AE, D, MC, V.
Cuisine: continental entrées and pub fare
Entrée price range: $10 (roasted turkey sandwich) to $29 (surf and turf tower)
Casa Domenicana, 260 Central Ave., Albany, 427-1290, CasaDomenicanaRestaurant.com. Serving noon-10 Mon-Fri, 1-10 Sat. MC, V.
Entreé price range: $8.25 (grilled chicken sandwich) to $16 (fried shrimp)
Ambiance: small and casual
Hector Marmol spent many years running restaurants ...
The Point Café, 964 Helderberg Ave., Schenectady, 395-9717. Serving 7 AM-9 PM Mon-Sat, 7-3 Sun. D, MC, V.
Cuisine: Mexican, Italian, American
Entrée price range: $1.45 (hot dog) to $15 (Point Café steak)
One of the great ...
The Grape and Growler, 155 wade Rd., Latham, 783-8000, grapeandgrowler.com. Serving 11-10 Mon-Wed, 11-2 Thu-Sat. AE, D, MC, V.
Cuisine: pub fare
Entreé price range: $6 (Caesar salad) to $18 (meat-lover’s pizza)
Ambiance: excitable pub
We entered to a ...
Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St., Hudson, 828-4800, helsinkihudson.com. Serving dinner 5-10 daily. D, MC, V.
Cuisine: Southern-inspired farm-to-table
Entrée price range: $12 (sake-steamed mussels) to $27 (Porterhouse steak frites)
Contradictions are the spice of daily experience, and ...
La Empanda Llama, 26B Picotte Dr., Albany, 915-1887, laempanadallama.com. Serving Tue-Sat 11-8. AE, D, MC, V.
Entrée price range: $7 (La Empanada Llama salad) to $13 (beef stir-fry)
Ambiance: muy informal
Consider the food that you ...
Shining Rainbow Restaurant, 209 Central Ave., Albany, 396-3881, shiningrainbow.com. Serving 11-10:30 Sun-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V.
Cuisine: Chinese and Japanese
Entrée price range: $7.50 (broccoli with garlic sauce) to $17 (Beijing duck)
Ambiance: small but comfortable