26 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, 587-WINE (9463). www.dinesaratoga.com.
Global comfort foods menu includes fish, game, beef, poultry,
pasta and vegetarian selections. A “whatever” offering is
provided in each course. A “chef’s table” in the pantry,
offers small parties a unique perspective from which to
dine. Full bar. Takeout and off-premises catering available.
Serving 5:30-close Tue-Sat. Seven days racing season. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $$$.
6½ Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-4236. The eclectic
menu boasts specialties from around the world. Look for
the burritos, Thai, Mexican, Middle Eastern and vegetarian
specialties as well as pizza and home-cooked snacks—including
the well-known “Dough Boy.” Takeout available. Serving 11:30-10
Mon, 11:30-2 AM Tue-Wed, 11:30-3 AM Thu, 11:30-4 AM Fri-Sat.
Sun 4-10PM. AE, MC, V. $
284 Main St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-3394, www.clubhelsinkiweb.com.
Yes, there’s Scandinavian fare such as gravlax and borscht
and pickled herring, but there’s also an eclectic mix of
fusion items and new vegetarian dishes—served in a comfortable,
intimate café setting with a live-music venue featuring
roots rock, folk, jazz and more. Try Anni’s Smorgasbord
to really get a taste of the place. Full bar, private parties,
takeout available. Serving daily 11-10:30 (later in the
adjoining nightclub). D, MC, V. $$
The Larkin Restaurant & Lounge
199 Lark St., Albany, 463-5225. West African chef Serigne
Sow creates an eclectic cuisine blending Italian, French,
African, Asian and American influences. Specialties include
seafood linguine in a sauce of white wine, garlic, basil
and tomato, sautéed rainbow trout with pine nuts and currants,
and mussels in Thai curry with lemongrass. Full bar. Takeout,
catering and banquet facilities. Serving lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Fri;
dinner 5-11 Mon-Thu and Sun, 5-midnight Fri-Sat; brunch
11:30-3 Sat-Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
21 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 581-0560. Featuring a wide
variety of savory and sweet crepes for lunch, dinner, dessert
and weekend brunch; also known for the Belgian pommes
frites, fresh-cut french fries served in paper cones
with dipping sauces. Beer, wine, espresso; takeout available.
Serving 11:30-8 Tue-Thu, 11:30-9 Fri, 10-9 Sat, Sun brunch
10-3. Closed on Mon-Tue during the winter. MC, V. $
The Sedgwick Inn and Restaurant
17971 Route 22, Berlin, 658-2334, www.sedgwickinn.com. Dinner
is served in an intimate, comfortable, elegant, candlelit
restaurant. The menu is eclectic and imaginative. Dine in
either the Coach Tavern or the elegant back porch. Can accommodate
weddings and parties up to 100. Full bar. On-premises catering.
Reservations accepted. Serving 5-9 Wed-Sat, 1-8 Sun. AE,
D, MC, V, ATM, personal checks. $$$$
139 Union Ave. (across from the Saratoga Racetrack), Saratoga
Springs, 584-6440, www.springwaterbistro.com. Experience
a dining adventure from the daily menu. Savor the flavors
of honest and simply prepared cuisine and explore the wine
menu that features selections to complement your meal. Monday
nights pay homage to American-Mediterranean culture with
a tapas menu. Enjoy your meal in either the cozy dining
room or in the tapas lounge. Full bar, on/off premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving dinner 5:30-9:30 Wed-Mon. Closed
Tue. AE, DC, MC, V. $$$
333 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-9333. A European-style café
that provides an intimate dining experience. Extensive beer
selection and hand-selected, worldly wine list. Featuring
daily specials. Off-premise catering. Serving dinner 5-9
Tue-Sat. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$