544 Delaware Ave., Albany, 449-1214. Bagels are just the
beginning at this locally owned establishment, which serves
up omelettes, triple-decker sandwiches and a New York- and
Middle Eastern-style dinner menu. Takeout available. On/off-premises
catering for private parties. Serving 8-3 PM Tue-Wed, 8-8
Thu-Sun. Closed Mondays. MC, V. $
BFS Restaurant & Catering
1736 Western Ave., Guilderland. 452-6342, www.bfsrestaurant.com.
Fine Mediterranean cuisine. Falafels, spanakopita, kebabs,
baba ghanouj, tabbouleh, veggie platters and many other
Lebanese, Moroccan, Egyptian, Greek and Italian dishes.
Beer and wine. Eat in or take out; on/off-premises catering
available. Serving 8 AM-9 PM Mon-Sat. AE, MC, V. $$
Delaware Plaza, Delaware Avenue, Delmar, 439-8800. Falafel,
souvlaki—the classics are here and they’re very inexpensive,
wonderful salads and innovative entrées created by chef-owner
Joseph Soliman. Serving Mon-Sat 11-9, Closed Sun. MC, V.
Monument Square Café
254 Broadway, Troy, 274-0167. Serving continental cuisine
with Italian and Mediterranean influences, using fresh ingredients
with a strong focus on presentation. Appetizers, salads,
pastas, small plates and entrées such as seafood paella
and pork shank; desserts include bananas Foster crepes.
Full bar. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Wed-Fri; dinner 5-10
Mon-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$