Dinner & Movie With Wallabee’s
190 Glen St., Glens Falls, 792-8181. Full dinner menu featuring
an array of appetizers, steaks, pastas, fowl, fish and pork.
Salads, sandwiches and homemade soup, too. Catch a flick
while enjoying your meal. Full bar, on-premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving 5-10 Mon-Fri, 1-10 Sat-Sun. AE,
D, MC, V, ATM. $$$
19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, 447-9000. www.evansale.com.
This downtown Albany brew pub offers a vast array of American
fare. The menu includes meat loaf, mango salmon, calamari
and a large offering of soups, salads and sandwiches. Full
bar, on/off-premises catering, takeout available. Serving
11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat; noon-8 Sun. AE,
CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$
1100 Madison Ave., Albany, 489-5972. Expanded menu features
a creative take on continental fusion with such items as
pan-seared ahi tuna, sushi and California potstickers. And
don’t forget the unique martinis! Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving 5:30 PM-1 AM daily. Reservations suggested on weekends.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
4 Northern Drive, Troy, 237-0031. Sample from a diverse
menu of appetizers, salads, soups (including award-winning
clam chowder), burgers and buffalo wings. Also offering
a selection of international favorites such as pasta, stir-fries,
tacos and fajitas. Serving 11-10 daily. Full bar. Off-premises
catering. Takeout and delivery available. AE, MC, V. $$
Colonie Center (lower level below food court), 435-1035.
This restaurant serves up American food in a lighter and
brighter (or maybe leaner and meaner) alternative to typical
mall food-court fare. Specialty salads, gourmet pizza, pastas,
sandwiches and burgers. Soups and sauces made from scratch.
Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11
Fri-Sat, 11-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
192 Main St., Sharon Springs, 284-2105. A restored hotel
in the midst of restoration-frenzied Sharon Springs offers
elegant dining with a nouveau-American touch. Local produce
figures into the fare. Serving lunch Wed-Fri 11-2, dinner
Wed-Thu, Mon 5-8, Fri-Sat 5-9, Sun 5-7; brunch Sat-Sun 8-2.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Colonie Center (lower level near Sears), 482-0284; 18 Park
Ave., Clifton Park, 383-2004. Full lunch and dinner menu,
from sandwiches to steaks, with daily specials. Full bar.
Takeout available. Colonie: Serving 11-10:30 Mon-Thu, 11
AM-11:30 PM Fri-Sat, 11-9:30 Sun. Clifton Park: 11-11 Sun-Thu,
11 AM-midnight Fri-Sat. Call-ahead seating offered. AE,
MC, V. $
620 New Loudon Road, Latham, 786-8091. A European-style
bakery-café offering fresh made-to-order sandwiches, soups
and salads as well as fresh baked goods and gourmet coffees.
Takeout and extensive catering menu also available. Serving
breakfast, lunch and dinner 6:30 AM-9 PM Mon-Fri, 8 AM-9
PM Sat, 8 AM-7 PM Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
544 Delaware Ave., Albany, 449-1214. Bagels are just the
beginning at this locally owned establishment, which serves
up omelettes, triple-decker sandwiches and a New York- and
Middle Eastern-style dinner menu. Takeout available. On/off-premises
catering for private parties. Serving 8-3 PM Tue-Wed, 8-8
Thu-Sun. Closed Mondays. MC, V. $
Barefoot Gypsy Bistro
342 Delaware Ave., Albany, 462-7876; fax 462-7877. A new
addition to the Delaware Avenue neighborhood just two blocks
from the Spectrum Theatres, this eclectically decorated
bistro serves gourmet deli-style sandwiches, homemade soups,
appetizers, salads and dinners. Dinner specials Friday and
Saturday. Homemade pastries and desserts baked fresh daily
on premises. Beer and wine. On/off premises catering. Takeout
available. Reservations accepted. Tue-Thu 10-7, Fri-Sat
10-9. AE, D, MC, V. $$
State and Eagle streets, Albany, 463-5140; fax 426-0022.
Downtown establishment featuring omelettes, sandwiches,
burgers, steak, seafood and salads. Also serving authentic
Italian dinners. Full bar. Takeout available. On/off-premises
catering; private parties on weekends. Serving 11-9 Mon-Fri,
5-9 PM Sat; open Sun during special events. AE, D, DC, MC,
480 Sand Creek Road, Colonie, 869-2448. Specialties are
hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood, including prime rib of
beef and baked stuffed shrimp. Light fare available. Full
bar, banquet facilities. Reservations accepted for parties
of five or more. Serving dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat,
4-9 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
776 Route 45, Earlton, 634-2338. www.sagecrestcatering.com.
Chef-owner Damon Baehrel cooks up regional American food
with the freshest possible ingredients, and his Sagecrest
Catering has provided meals for more than 2,300 weddings
in 16 years in the biz. The restaurant offers a tasting
menu of 10 to 15 courses of whatever’s freshest that day,
for a fixed price (which, like the menu, changes daily).
Past menus have included pastrami salmon potato napoleons
and spring sorrel salad direct from the garden—and there
are theme menus such as potato and truffle tastings. Wine
and beer is served; off-premises catering. AE, MC, V, personal
Route 7, Duanesburg, 895-2509. Some of the area’s best steaks,
served for more than 34 years in a friendly, unassuming
setting. It’s a charming step back in time. Call in advance
to reserve house specialties chateaubriand and prime rib.
Serving dinner Wed-Fri 5:30-8; two seatings Sat at 5:30
and 8:30. Reservations required. MC, V. $$$
95 Everett Road, Albany, 482-2333; 367 Delaware Ave., Delmar,
475-1111. Known for its pizza, BEFF’s (Big Ed Fat Field’s)
all new menu features eight new entrées as well as half-pound
burgers, homemade soups made fresh daily, salads and other
bar fare. Try the chicken toes. Daily specials. Full bar.
Takeout available. Albany: kitchen serving 11-10 Mon-Fri,
4-11 Sat, 4-10 Sun. Delmar: kitchen serving 11-10 Mon-Wed,
11-11 Thu, 11 AM-11:30 PM Fri, noon-11:30 Sat, 4-10 Sun.
AE, DC, MC, V. $
47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2755. Gourmet breakfast—available
all day—and lunch seven days a week. Menu features such
items as muffins, scones, eggs Benedict and German apple
pancakes, as well as a host of gourmet salads, soups, quiches
and sandwiches. Private parties, catering, takeout available.
Serving 8-3 PM daily. AE, D, DC MC, V. $
House Brewing Company
90 N. Pearl St., Albany, 445-2739. This three-floor venue
serves a wide variety of American fare, ranging from pub
food to full dinners. Wood-fired pizzas, pasta, seafood
and, of course, in-house brewed lagers and ales (13 of the
20-plus varieties on tap at all times). Full bar, on-premises
catering, banquets, takeout available. Serving dinner 5-9
Tue-Wed, 4-10:30 Thu-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon. Reservations recommended.
AE, D, MC, V. $
112 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-7300. American fare is the mainstay
at this eatery. The new menu boasts an eclectic array of
pasta dishes and sauces, hoagies, pizza and steak served
in the restaurant’s tavern or dining room. Full bar. Takeout
available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, 4-10
Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
State and Dove streets, Albany, 463-9382. Casual dining,
international menu, late-night snacks, lunch and dinner
in Albany’s downtown. Lunch and dinner specials daily. Patio
seating. Full bar and banquet facilities. Brunch Sat-Sun.
Serving noon-10 Sun-Thu, noon-11 Fri-Sat. AE, DC, MC, V.
1 Kinderhook St., Chatham, 392-7711. An eclectic menu of
New American cooking served up nicely in this casual, friendly
restaurant. Fresh fish specials, pasta and meat loaf, as
well as a few surprises. Start with the Prince Edward Island
mussels with white wine, tomatoes and garlic. Full bar.
Serving dinner 5:30-9 Tue-Thu, 5:30-10 Fri-Sat, 5-9 Sun.
Closed Mon. Reservations accepted for parties of five or
more. D, MC, V. $$$
258 Lark St., Albany, 463-9636. A healthy-sized menu includes
vegetarian-friendly options amid a creative selection of
sizable burritos, soft and hard tacos, chili, quesadillas
and finger foods such as sweet-potato fries, gravy cheese
fries and loaded nachos. Eat in the quaint dining room offering
a prime view of downtown Albany’s Lark Street and a kicking
jukebox. Takeout available. New full bar specializing in
tequila and margaritas upstairs. Serving 11 AM-3 AM daily.
AE, MC, V. $
Steak and Seafood
1725 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 347-1329. Bouillabaisse
is a regular menu item, as is calf’s liver. Look for stuffed
sirloin specials. Full bar, banquet facilities. Serving
lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. Reservations
suggested. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
237 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-3333. Elvis memorabilia
and a ’50s motif, serving a selection of imaginative salads
along with daily specials of pasta, veal, chicken, seafood,
beef and wood-fired pizza. Also homemade desserts. Full
bar. Serving daily 4:30-10. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Crossgates Mall, 452-2900. Enjoy ribs or a sirloin between
serenades from the nearby wall-mounted moose and buffalo.
Also look for seafood (grilled shrimp) and chicken dishes
(chicken Alfredo). Features daily specials and unique side
dishes. Full bar, takeout available. Serving 11:30-9:30
Mon-Thu, 11:30-10 Fri-Sat, noon-8 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V.
Armory Center, 64 Colvin Ave., Albany, 489-9418. Cruise
on over to the area’s only automotive-themed restaurant,
hop in the back of a ’57 Classic and enjoy your favorites
from the “Something for Everyone” menu. Serving 11-9 Mon-Fri,
8 AM-9 PM Sat. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
1632A Central Ave., Colonie, 456-1653. Featuring steak,
prime rib, chicken and seafood. All entrées include soup,
salad and bread bar. Full bar and party facilities. Serving
11:30-10 Mon-Fri, 4-10 Sat, 3-9 Sun. Reservations accepted.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
661 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, 869-9976. You’ll notice
a bit of a golf theme at this restaurant offering lots of
grilled and otherwise healthy fare. Look for “sand wedges”
(sandwiches) and, of course, your “main course” selection.
Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun.
Reservations accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
4 West Main St., Cambridge, 677-5626. Five-star American
cuisine prepared in an unusual manner with an emphasis on
farm-fresh product. Serving lunch 11-5 Tue-Sun, dinner 5-9
Tue-Sun, breakfast buffet 9-1 Sun. Closed Mon. Full bar,
on/off-premises catering, takeout available. AE, DC, MC,
10 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-5244,
www.castlestreet cafe.com. Fine dining tucked into an unassuming
storefront, with attractive high ceilings and a brick wall.
A fusion menu built around provender from local suppliers
has won praise from local and national press; don’t miss
“The World’s Best Chocolate Mousse Cake” (Newsday).
Serving dinner 5-9:30 Sun-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat. Celestial
Bar menu also offered. Closed Tue. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
997 Route 9, Latham, 785-0834. American dining in a Federal-style
farmhouse. A formal menu includes veal Oscar, light menu
also available. Full bar. Banquet facilities, on/off-premises
catering. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri;
dinner 4-9 Mon-Thu, 4-10 Fri-Sat, 1-9 Sun. Reservations
suggested. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
at Saratoga equine sports center
Saratoga Raceway, Nelson Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 584-2110.
Enjoy fine dining with a panoramic view of the beautiful
Saratoga harness racetrack. If you prefer more casual dining,
a deli is also on the premises offering soups and overstuffed
sandwiches. Kitchen is open during races. Full bar, on-premises
catering. AE, MC, V, ATM. $$.
517 Warren St., Hudson, 828-4990. A new menu is written
up each week, based on the freshest available seasonal foods.
Fresh game is a specialty, so look for quail, venison and
pheasant dishes in season. The restaurant serves vegetables
and herbs from local farms and offers a quality wine list.
Full bar, takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-3 Thu-Fri,
noon-3:30 Sat; Sun brunch noon-4; dinner 5:30-9:30 Mon,
Thu-Fri, 5:30-10 Fri-Sat, 4:30-9 Sun; closed Tue-Wed. Reservations
recommended. AE, MC, V, $$$
65 Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-2745. It’s nestled
in a pleasant street in downtown Lenox. The eclectic menu
includes vegetarian entrées as well as traditional meatstuffs
done in different ways. Try the crispy crab cakes among
the other offerings on the new seasonal menu. Serving daily,
lunch 11:30-2, dinner 5:30-9. MC, V. $$$$
57 Route 9P, Saratoga Lake, 584-9791. Steak is the watchword
here; prime rib is very popular these days. But don’t worry,
there are seafood favorites, too. Full bar. Serving dinner
4-9 Mon-Tue, 4-10 Wed-Thu, 4-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-9
Sun. Reservations only accepted for major holidays. Cash
and personal checks only. $$
Parkis Mills Road (off Route 147), Galway, 882-6962. Known
for steaks and fresh fish served in a restored barn. On-premises
vegetable, herb and flower gardens (in season). Full bar
with large wine selection. Takeout available. Serving dinner
from 5 PM Mon, Wed-Sat; from 1 PM Sun; closed Tue. Open
daily during racing season. Reservations recommended. “Pub”
entrées under $15 available. MC, V. $$$
Mine Co. Steakhouse
1893 Central Ave., Colonie, 862-1120. Steaks and chicken,
broccoli cheese soup and the onion blossom are some of the
menu’s featured items at this Western-themed family steakhouse.
Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Sat, noon-11
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Country Corner Café
25 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 583-7889. Cozy home-style
eatery with loads of breakfast options to choose from; all
the jams and jellies are homemade, and the maple syrup is
the real stuff from Vermont. Also sandwiches, homemade soups
and more. Serving 6 AM-2 PM Mon-Sat, 7 AM-2 PM Sun. Cash
857 Main St., Clifton Park, 877-8202. A historic grain mill
has been restored and adapted to feature a 22-seat bar and
a Colonial dining room. Signature dishes include champagne-poached
salmon, pistachio-crusted pork tenderloin, and beef tenderloin
en croute with madeira sauce. Light fare includes soup,
salads, burgers and sandwiches. Beer and wine available
in a nonsmoking environment. Reservations recommended. On-premises
catering. Fully handicapped-accessible. Serving lunch 11:30-2
Tue-Fri, dinner 5-9 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
33 Second St., Troy, 266-9200. This downtown Troy establishment
serves gourmet American fare as well as an impressive array
of seafood and pasta items. Full bar, on-premises catering.
Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Fri, 5-10 Sat, 5-9 Sun. AE, D, MC,
Latham Farms, 579 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-1234;
1035 South St. (Routes 7 and 20), Pittsfield, Mass., (413)
499-7900; www.dakota restaurant.com. Not just a steak house—the
menu also features live Maine lobsters, ocean-fresh seafood,
an extensive salad bar, hearty whole-grain bread and irresistible
mud pie. Kids’ menu available. Full bar, takeout available.
Reservations strongly recommended. Latham: Serving dinner
4:30-10 Mon-Fri, 4-11 Sat, 1-9 Sun. Pittsfield: Serving
dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu, 5-11 Fri, 4-11 Sat, 4-10 Sun; also
brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
184 Glen St., Glens Falls, 743-9026. Offering a wide variety
of appetizers, salads, burgers, wraps, vegetarian dishes
and pub fare, including fish and chips, and bangers and
mash. Full bar including 12 beers hand-crafted on site.
On-premises catering and takeout. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu,
11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
806 25th St., Watervliet, 273-9888. A restaurant with a
little bit of everything: steak, seafood, clams and more,
with baked stuffed shrimp a particular favorite. Full bar,
banquet facilities and on/off-premises catering available.
Serving 11 AM-11:30 PM Tue-Sat; closed Sun-Mon. AE, MC,
890 Hoosick Road, Brunswick, 279-9985. Homemade bread and
muffins, eggs any way you wish, fresh soup, Reubens, hot
open-faced turkey sandwiches with gravy, roast beef and
baked ham. Great coffee and homemade pies, too. No alcohol.
Serving 4 AM-2 PM Mon-Fri, 3 AM-2 PM Sat-Sun. Cash only.
10 Old Sheffield Road, South Egremont, Mass., (413) 528-2111.
This charming, 18th-century country inn features an elegant
dining room overlooking Karner Brook. The menu changes frequently
to highlight seasonal local ingredients. Signature dishes
include filet mignon with herbed mushroom sauce, fresh fish
and homemade pasta; desserts and baked goods are made from
scratch. À la carte dining is an option, and a more casual
menu is available in the tavern. Full bar, on-premises catering.
Serving 5:30-9:30 Wed-Sun. Closed Mon-Tue. AE, D, MC, V.
2 Grove St., Delmar, 439-0172. An old-fashioned eatery with
counter seating, booths and tables. The menu features a
blend of diner fare and fancier stuff. Dinner offerings
get into more ambitious dishes with a contemporary American
touch. Takeout available. Serving breakfast 7-11:30 Mon-Sat,
7-1 Sun, lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Sat, dinner 5-8 Tue-Fri. AE,
D, MC, V, cash and personal checks. $
963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, 494-4751. This rustic
inn is set against the backdrop of the Adirondacks, but
you needn’t be an overnight guest to enjoy a meal from the
menu of eclectic American regional cuisine. Complement your
dinner with one of more than 20,000 bottles of wine from
the wine cellar. Full bar, on/off-premises catering. Serving
dinner 5:30-9 Mon-Thu, 5:30-10 Fri-Sat, 4:30-9 Sun. AE,
CB, DC, MC, V. $$$$
27 Fuller Road, Colonie, 489-8066. The hearty menu includes
lots of appetizers, chicken wings, burgers, pizza and daily
homemade lunch specials. Also 99-cent burgers and fries.
Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 10 AM-2 AM Mon-Wed,
10 AM-4 AM Thu-Fri, noon-4 AM Sat, 5-close Sun. AE, D, MC,
16 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-7359. Casual gourmet
dining with lots of variety; favorite dishes include filet
mignon, scallops Provençal and linguine pesto. Full bar,
on/off-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving lunch
11:30-3 Mon-Fri, dinner 5:30-10:30 Sun-Tue, 5:30-11 Wed-Sat,
brunch 10:30-3 Sun. Reservations not accepted. AE, MC, V.
Mann Tory Tavern
Routes 30 and 443, Schoharie, 295-7128. A Revolutionary
War-era house serving French-inspired American fare. Menu
changes daily. Catering on premises for parties up to 30.
Reservations recommended. Serving dinner 5-9 Wed-Sat, 1-7
Sun. Closed Mon-Tue. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
1273 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-4585. A comfortable family
restaurant with a cozy country interior. Come hungry and
enjoy generous helpings of tasty, home-cooked foods from
lasagna to roast chicken to huge chef salads. Try the homemade
cream of turkey soup. Breakfast menu includes the Belgian
waffle with fresh strawberries. Daily specials, light menu
available. No matter what you eat, save room for dessert
and sample a slice of Grandma’s legendary pie. Beer and
wine. Takeout available. Serving 6 AM-midnight daily. AE,
CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
1228 Western Ave., Albany, 459-7274. The eclectic menu of
favorites from around the world was designed to offer something
for the whole family. Seasonal menus offer new items, and
the kids’ menu has been expanded. Full bar. Open 11 AM-midnight
Mon-Sat, 11 AM-11 PM Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
45 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 584-4790, www.hattiesrestaurant.com.
Serving authentic Southern and Louisiana cuisine since 1938.
Come for the famous fried chicken and biscuits, or try the
delicious New Orleans specials, grilled seafood and vegetarian
entrées. Specialties include crab cakes, chicken gumbo and
homemade desserts such as sweet potato pie and pecan pie.
Full bar, takeout available, private parties. Serving dinner
5-10 Wed-Sun, closed Mon-Tue. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
Rock Steakhouse & Pub
Prime Hotel, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-ROCK (7625).
Located inside the Prime hotel in Saratoga’s downtown, the
High Rock’s menu features steaks, pasta specials and seafood.
Nightly specials. Full bar, banquet facilities, on/off-premises
catering. Takeout available. Serving breakfast 6-11 Mon-Fri,
7-11 Sat-Sun, lunch 11-2 Mon-Sat, dinner 5-10 daily, bar
open until 2 AM Fri-Sat. Sunday brunch 11-2. Reservations
suggested. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
251 N. Main St., Mechanicville, 664-8511. Home-style cooking
and homemade desserts. Full bar, on/off-premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving lunch 11-2 Wed and Fri, dinner
4-9 Wed-Sat, breakfast, lunch and dinner 8 AM-7 PM Sun.
Closed Mon-Tue. AE, D, MC, V. $
450 Broadway, Troy, 273-8526. The menu boasts lots of homemade
soups and salads, chili, wings, unusual sandwiches, charbroiled
burgers and complete dinners from pasta to seafood to steaks.
Daily lunch and dinner specials. More than 200 selections
of beer, ale and stout—28 on tap. More than 20 single-malt
scotch selections. Full bar, banquet facilities, 250 seats
on two floors and an outdoor courtyard. Serving from 11
AM daily. Reservations suggested for larger parties and
Fri-Sat nights. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Crossgates Mall, 862-9000. This original beach-theme restaurant
offers a little slice of Florida, right here in New York.
Pub-style fare is the mainstay—burgers, wings, sandwiches,
seafood, salads and more. Plenty of televisions for the
sports-minded. Beer and wine. Takeout available. On/off-premises
catering. Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-1 AM Fri-Sat,
noon-11 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
Inn Bar & Grill
1 Gridley St., Saratoga Springs, 587-4909. Menu features
steak, smoked ribs, seafood, pasta and Italian-American
specialties. There’s also a pub menu. Daily specials. Full
bar, banquet facilities, takeout available. Casual attire.
Serving 4-11 Mon, Wed-Fri; 9 AM-11 PM Sat-Sun. Closed Tue.
Reservations recommended. AE, MC, V. $$
Crossgates Mall (lower level, near Filene’s), 869-8077.
Casual dining with an extensive menu offering something
for everyone: soups and salads, finger-food appetizers,
pasta, fish, stir-fry, barbecued baby-back ribs, burgers
and more. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu,
11 AM-midnight Fri-Sat, 11:30-10 Sun. Bar open till 1 AM
Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Inn at Saratoga
231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1890. American cuisine
is offered at a cozy Victorian inn. Bistro menu. Full bar,
catering and banquet facilities for up to 120. Serving dinner
5-9 Sun-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat, brunch 10-2 Sun. Reservations
suggested for dinner and brunch. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
285 Second St., Troy, 266-8915. American bistro featuring
rack of lamb and Chicken Neptune. Full bar, on/off-premises
catering, takeout. Serving 11 AM-10 PM daily, Sun brunch
11-2. AE, D, MC, V. $$
42 State St., Albany, 465-8854. Albany’s dining landmark
since 1913 is now in its third generation of family ownership,
and now boasts the area’s only certified master chef. Savor
seafood specials, steaks, veal or poultry in a classic setting.
Full bar, banquet facilities, on- and off-premises catering.
Free parking. Serving 11:30-10 daily. Open 365 days a year—366
for leap year. Reservations suggested, especially on weekends
and holidays. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
738 New Loudon Road (Route 9), Latham, 785-8536. Extensive
menu featuring tavern favorites such as sandwiches, burgers,
wings and more. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11:30
AM-4 AM daily. Happy hour 5-7 Mon-Fri. AE, D, DC, MC, V.
59 N. Pearl St., Albany, 432-1997. American casual dining
is available in the Capital Region’s shiny “eatertainment”
establishment. The menu features everything from finger
food to full meals with a gourmet flair. Lots of big-screen
TVs, plenty of pool tables and a hyperactive video arcade.
On-premises catering for up to 800. Takeout available. Serving
11 AM-1 AM Mon-Sat, noon-midnight Sun. AE, MC, V. $
Route 23 and Blunt Road, South Egremont, Mass., (413) 528-3469.
Attention to detail marks the fine dining at this Berkshire
hideaway, where the view is pleasant and the food reflects
the eclectic taste of owners Dan and Susan Smith. Try an
appetizer of sweetbreads with foie gras with fig essence;
inventive entrées include sautéed duck breast with duck
confit, cippolini onions and olives. Full bar, on- and off-premises
catering, small private parties. Serving dinner 5-9 Sun-Tue,
Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. Closed Wed. MC, V. $$$$
240 Wolf Road, Colonie, 435-1551. Just the place if you
crave a burger at 3 AM. The main tavern menu features such
favorites as fresh soup and salads, burgers and wings, all
available until 3:30 AM. Full bar, accommodations for small
parties. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-3:30 AM daily.
AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
5 Schonowee Ave., Scotia, 393-6101. A popular drive-in restaurant
featuring burgers, hot dogs and fries, as well as fish,
clam fries and other seasonal favorites. Also serving ice
cream, shakes, sundaes and slushies for dessert. Serving
11 AM-9:30 PM daily, 11-10 after Memorial Day. Cash only.
301 Lark St., Albany, 436-7008. Look for some offbeat ethnic
dishes such as jerk chicken, on an inventive, often-changing
menu. Full bar and on-premises catering for small parties.
Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-4 Mon-Sat, dinner
5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat, brunch 11-4 Sat-Sun. Reservations
suggested. AE, DC, MC, V. $$$
Steak and Seafood
959 New Loudon Road (Route 9) Latham, 785-3653. The steaks
include tenderloin, prime rib and New York strip, but don’t
limit yourself. Try the crabmeat lobster tails. Now featuring
reduced portions. Full bar, on-premises catering and banquet
facilities for up to 45. Takeout and gift certificates available.
Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri, dinner 4-10 Mon-Sat, 1-8
Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
35 Burlington Ave., Round Lake, 899-6000. Former Olde Dater
chef Scott Ringwood offers fine dining for a reasonable
cost in historic Round Lake. Cozy atmosphere with three
dining rooms and a fireplace. Menu includes steaks, veal,
seafood and pasta; try the pan-roasted pork loin or the
duck breast for fresh takes on old favorites. Beer and wine.
Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Sat, dinner
5-8:45 Mon-Sat. AE, MC, V. $$$
Main Street (Route 43), Averill Park, 674-3363. Barbecue
ribs, seafood pastas, fish specials and many other homemade
dishes. Dine on the deck overlooking Crystal Lake. Full
bar, banquet facilities. Takeout available. Serving lunch
11:30-3 Mon-Sat, dinner 4-11 Mon-Sat, noon-9 Sun; tavern
menu until 11 PM. D, MC, V. $$
471 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 438-5005. Serving everything
from wings and pizza to prime rib and fresh fish, with an
emphasis on pasta dishes. Full bar. Off-premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat;
bar menu available until 2 AM. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
408 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-7766. Nightly seafood
specials include baked stuffed shrimp and broiled catch
of the day; also aged, cut-on-premises steaks, sliced sirloin
and pasta dishes. Light menu available. Full bar and banquet
facilities. Serving lunch 11:30-4 Mon-Sat, dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu,
5-11 Fri-Sat; lunch and dinner noon-9 Sun. Reservations
welcome. AE, DC, MC, V. $$$
Stuyvesant Plaza, 489-4288. Exciting and new fine-dining
menu features pasta, chicken and seafood dishes. Cappuccino,
beer and wine by the glass. On/off-premises catering. Serving
11-9 Mon-Sat, brunch 10:30-3 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon
72 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-7827. A good ol’ Texas steakhouse
featuring a 16-oz. Cajun rib-eye, enormous sweet potatoes,
Rosita’s famous filet mignon—and don’t forget the homemade
brownie sundae for dessert. Full bar, takeout available.
Call ahead for parties of more than eight. Accommodations
available for large parties. Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu, 11-11
Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Inn & Restaurant
500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-0108, www.longfellows.com.
Situated in an old country estate built in the late 1800s,
the inn prides itself on its warm and relaxing dining ambience.
The menu of American and mesquite offerings includes an
array of steaks, bourbon-glazed salmon, fresh pastas and
pan-roasted garlic shrimp. Full bar, on-premises catering.
Serving 5-10 Mon-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Takeout available.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
288 Lark St., Albany, 436-5660. Stylish bistro-restaurant
serving dinner on two floors with an art gallery on the
third floor. Brand-new menu featuring vegetarian, steak
and seafood specialties as well as homemade desserts. More
than 35 different wines sold by the glass, plus a wide selection
of beers. Full bar. Serving 4 PM-11 PM Mon-Thu, 4-midnight
Fri-Sat, 4-11 Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, D, DC, MC,
1108 Madison Ave., Albany, 489-8859. An eclectic, thoughtful
menu is the mark of this breakfast and lunch establishment.
Omelettes are a specialty, as well as gourmet sandwiches
and on-premises baked goods. Vegetarians won’t feel out
of place here, with many vegetarian options—such as the
Portobello mushroom sandwich. Evening banquet and catering
facilities. Beer and wine. Takeout available. Serving 7:30
AM-2 PM Mon-Fri, 8-2 Sat-Sun. AE, CB, DC, MC, V. $
River Brewing Company
Latham Circle Mall, Latham, 786-6258. A popular spot featuring
regional American cuisine with nouveau brew-pub flair. Try
one of the 10 handcrafted beers. Full bar, on-premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Tue, 11:30-11 Wed-Thu,
11:30 AM-mid Fri, noon-midnight Sat, noon-9 Sun. Bar open
later. Reservations accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Fourth and Congress streets, Troy, 272-2422. Open since
1913. Menu features breakfast all day, gourmet deli sandwiches,
appetizers, salads, homemade soups and dinners. Serving
6:30 AM-5 PM daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-8444. The casual
dining menu includes soups, salads and burgers as well as
full-course dinners. Full bar, catering and banquet facilities.
Serving breakfast 6:30-11 Mon-Fri, 7-11 Sat-Sun; lunch 11-2
Mon-Sat; dinner 5-10 daily; brunch 11-2 Sun. Reservations
suggested for parties over five. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
49 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-5455.
On trendy Railroad Street, a cheery, unpretentious breakfast-and-lunch
joint serving comfort food that effortlessly blends old-fashioned
diner standards with more updated fare like eggs Florentine,
curried sweet potato soup, soybean vegetable stew and sandwiches
featuring grilled eggplant, avacado, brie and the like.
Breakfast served until closing. Takeout available. Serving
6 AM-3 PM daily. Cash only. $
353 State St., Albany, 463-2100. Chef Andrew Plummer is
back at this new Center Square hot spot serving Asian-inflected
progressive American cuisine in a city grill atmosphere.
The menu changes every three weeks, but look for inventive
fare like grilled kangaroo, wok-seared tuna with mustard
soy vinaigrette, grilled venison, and Allegro sea bass with
ginger lime butter. Full bar. Reservations suggested. Serving
dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat; closed Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
1238 Route 9H, Ghent, 828-0663. A family place featuring
lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. Serving a variety of
sandwiches and early-bird specials, as well as a Friday
buffet and Sunday champagne brunch buffet (11:30-3). Full
bar, catering, banquet facilities. Serving 9 AM-midnight
daily. Reservations suggested for special-event days. AE,
D, MC, V. $$
1415 Route 9, Lake George, 793-6601. Steaks, seafood and
friendly service in a family-run restaurant that’s been
going for nearly half a century. Prime rib is a specialty;
small “café specialties” also are available. Serving lunch
daily 11:45-2:30, dinner Mon-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 9:30, Sun
2-9. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
King Steak House
1126 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, 370-0555. Offering their famous
oversized steak sandwiches since 1947, with a variety of
other choices. Informal dining. Beer available. Small parties
up to 25 guests. Serving 11-10 Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. MC,
3246 S. Broadway (Route 9), Saratoga Springs, 584-8200.
A completely refurbished bar and dining room featuring an
open kitchen and massive wood-burning oven. The menu offers
a wide range of items, from thin-crust pizzas to roasted
Maine lobsters. Three-course daily specials for $10.95.
Available for weddings, banquets and parties. Serving 4-11
daily. AE, MC, V. $$
World Home Cooking Co.
1411 Route 212, Saugerties, (845) 246-0900, www.newworldhomecooking.com.
Big, bold flavors in New American cuisine, featuring free-range
meats, regional products and many vegetarian choices. Ric
Orlando’s jerk chicken and Thai green curry never tasted
better. Serving dinner 5-11 Mon-Sat, 4-10 Sun, lunch noon-3
daily Wed-Mon. Takeout available. Banquet facilities. On-
and off-premises catering. Reservations recommended. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $$$
120 Lake Hill Road, Burnt Hills, 399-6973. An all-American
menu sporting dishes from creative sandwiches to burgers
to steak and seafood. Full bar, small private dining room.
Takeout available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat,
Sun brunch buffet 10-12:45, Sun dinner 1-10. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$$
Route 23, South Egremont, Mass., (413) 528-1421. Dine in
the rustic elegance of a converted 19th-century grist mill.
Fresh fish, steaks and pastas are among the specialties;
enjoy a cocktail or after-dinner drink in the cozy bar.
Reservations accepted for parties of five and larger. Full
bar. Serving dinner 5-9:30 Sun-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. AE, DC,
MC, V. $$$
123 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-2990, www.oldebryaninn.com.
Rustic and roomy, with traditional specials and lighter
fare. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu,
11-11 Fri-Sat. Bar open until 1 AM Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC,
499 Second Ave., Troy, 238-0499. A revitalized local landmark
with a wonderfully gracious staff and a classic steakhouse
menu. Baby back ribs and the classic New York strip are
recommended. Early bird menu. Full bar, on-premises catering,
takeout available. Serving 4-9 Tue-Wed, 4-10 Thu-Sat, 2-9
Sun. AE, MC, D, V. $$$
Caroline Street Jazz and Blues Bistro
1 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2026. Now serving
lunch and dinner. Continental, regional American and fusion
fare, all prepared to order with the freshest of ingredients.
Lighter fare includes soups and salads along with a choice
of fresh pasta. The dinner menu offers entrées such as sticky
chicken with dirty rice and traditional jambalaya. Homemade
desserts a specialty. Full bar. On-premises catering. Live
jazz nightly. Serving dinner from 5-9 Tue-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat,
5-9 Sun. Bar open later. Closed Mon. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
111 Main St., Greenwich, 692-8016. A top-notch eatery in
Greenwich’s attractive downtown, where the kitchen does
wonderful things with farm-fresh locally grown organic produce
and other ingredients. A full bar is also available. Serving
dinner 5-9 Wed-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
68 N. Manning Blvd., Albany, 482-5677. This casual full-service
restaurant with a family atmosphere serves up award-winning
pizza along with an extensive menu. Banquet facilities and
private outdoor patio. Takeout available, lunch delivery.
Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Tue, 11:30-10:30 Wed, 11:30-11 Thu,
11:30-11:30 Fri, 11:30-11 Sat, 4-10 Sun. Reservations are
accepted for large groups only. AE, D, MC, V. $
Original Saratoga Springs Brew Pub
14 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-3209. Saratoga’s only
brew pub now, with seven house brews on tap and food from
wings and ribs to steaks and crab cakes. The menu features
specialty soups and salads, steaks, seafood, burgers, sandwiches
and more. A children’s menu is also available. Beer list
includes original brews made on the premises plus some guest
beers. Serving lunch 11:30-4 daily, dinner 5-10 daily, plus
late-night menu. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $$
Deli & Catering
118 Arch St., Albany, 432-0878. This “secret” spot is home
of the Rajin Cajun as well as other unique sandwiches, hot
pastas and gourmet salads—all hovering around $5. Daily
specials, catering and delivery available. Serving 7 AM-3
PM Mon-Fri. AE, D, MC, V. $
711 Central Ave., Albany, 438-0127. Live, televised horseracing
with fine food and spirits. Banquet facilities with seating
capacity of 200. Full bar. Serving 11-11 Mon-Sat (kitchen
closes at 6 PM Tue), 10 AM-7:30 PM Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
Capital Plaza, Colonie, 464-1200; Quaker Plaza, Queensbury,
793-3389. The menus at both locations feature lots of American
classics, including ribs, steaks and chicken, as well as
Mexican dishes. Half-price appetizer menu 9-11 Mon-Fri.
Monday is wing night. Full bar. On-premises catering for
small parties. Reservations accepted. Serving 11:30-11 Sun-Thu,
11:30-mid Fri-Sat, noon-11 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
Owl at Twilight
County Route 29, Minerva, 251-4696. Tucked way up in a corner
of Minerva, on the way to Lake Placid, this is a fine-dining
restaurant with an American fusion bent. Mussels steamed
in a habanero and tequila broth; pork tenderloin
roasted with a garlic and cilantro adobo—that gives
you a taste of the menu. Full bar. Call for hours. AE, MC,
225 Warren St., Hudson, 828-4548. Offbeat, nicely prepared
fare served in very comfortable dining rooms. Entrées include
salmon with mustard dill sauce, pan-fried catfish and rack
of lamb—and don’t overlook the vegetable strudel with roasted
red pepper sauce. Good vegetarian options, too. Full bar.
Takeout available. Serving dinner 5-9 Sun-Mon, Thu, 5-10
Fri-Sat. Closed Tue-Wed. Reservations suggested. AE, D,
MC, V. $$$
11 N. Broadway, Schenectady, 374-0100. American cuisine
served within a casual contemporary décor. Featuring steaks,
cut to order, as well as seafood and pasta dishes. Try the
signature dish, chateaubriand, or the 36-ounce bone-in ribeye.
Reservations accepted. Full bar; takeout available. Serving
11 AM-10 PM Tue-Fri, 4-10 PM Sat-Sun. AE, CB, D, DC, MC,
Parkwood Plaza, Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-5672. This eatery,
now under new ownership, serves lunch and dinner daily with
up to 120 diverse menu items such as pasta, steaks and seafood.
Dieters can stick to the gourmet salad bar. Full bar, banquet
and catering facilities. Takeout available. Breakfast on
the weekends. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, 8
AM-11 PM Sat, 8 AM-9 PM Sun. Breakfast buffet Sun from 9-2.
AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$
47 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., 413-528-7767.
Classic American fare simply prepared; plenty of steaks,
fish and game, with signature dishes ranging from meat loaf
to fried chicken to spit-roasted duck to baked and stuffed
lobster. In-house pastry chef. Full bar with an extensive
wine list. Serving dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat; brunch
11-3 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, 869-3100; 601 Troy Schenectady
Road, Latham, 782-7166. Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, as
well as salads, ribs, chicken, sandwiches, burgers and express
lunch daily. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving noon-midnight
Sun, 11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-1 AM Fri-Sat. Advanced
seating requests accepted. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$
77 Central Ave., Albany, 472-3588. Featuring pub-style food
including sandwiches and burgers. Fresh fish fry on Fridays.
Takeout available. Off-premises catering, on-site catering
for small parties. Serving 5-10 daily; Sun brunch 10-2,
then dinner 3-9. Cash only. $
430 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-5981. Sherlockian memorabilia
surrounds you as you dine on such specials as Watson’s fillet
or partake of “inspector’s delight.” Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving lunch from 11:30 AM daily, dinner 5-close daily.
Preferred seating service. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Publik House Pub and Restaurant
Routes 9 and 9P, Malta, 587-7479. On first glance at the
menu, this seems like a pizza place, but then you discover
there’s a full-fledged selection of entrées among the pasta
and calzones. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-midnight
Sun-Thu, 11 AM-12:30 AM Fri-Sat. Serving pasta until 9:30,
full menu until 11. MC, V. $
2 Cohoes Road, Watervliet, 273-9646. American and Italian
offerings abound, including lasagna, seafood, veal and peppers,
prime rib and Mexican pizza. Specials daily. Renowned pizza.
Full bar. Takeout and delivery available. Serving 11-10
Tue-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Closed Mon. CB, DC, MC,
11 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 434-8186. This art-deco diner
offers a regular grill menu featuring the house specialty
of chicken teriyaki served with spinach fettuccine, and
international dishes including German, Italian and Asian
fare. Full bar, off-premises catering. Takeout available.
Serving 8 AM-2 AM Sun-Fri, 8 AM-4 AM Sat, Brunch 8-3 Sat-Sun.
Reservations suggested. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
4582 Route 30, Amsterdam, 842-2606. The steaks are delicious
and the portions are huge at this area favorite. Dinners
include all the trips you care to make to the salad bar,
and the menu also offers a standard array of chicken, seafood
and pasta-based dishes. Serving lunch,
Light Fare Mon-Sat 1-10, Sun 1-8, dinner Mon-Sat 4:30-10,
Sun 1-8. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
at the Dovegate Inn
184 Broad St., Schuylerville, 695-3699. Enjoy casual dining
and a traditional American menu, featuring steak, chicken
and seafood, including lobster ravioli. In addition, a lighter
bistro menu is available. Lunch includes such fare as salads,
deli-style sandwiches and quiche. On-premises catering for
parties of 20 or less. Takeout available. Serving lunch
11:30-3 Wed-Sat, dinner 5-9 Wed-Sat, noon-8 Sun. MC, V.
Ripe Tomato American Grill
Routes 9 and 9P, Malta, 581-1530. Affordable four-star dining
in this _Italian-American grill. Try the award-_winning
shrimp and scallop bisque. Specials daily. Full bar. Takeout
available. Reservations recommended. Serving 11:30 AM-10
PM Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, 11-10 Sun; buffet brunch 11-2
Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
Bar & Grill
Corning Preserve, Albany, 426-4738. Casual dining on the
riverfront, featuring fresh seafood, unique daily specials
and classic pub fare served up on the open deck or downstairs
in the enclosed dining room. Full bar. On-premises catering.
Call for hours. AE, MC, V. $
Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, 452-1352; Wilton Mall, 583-2213.
Both locations feature a wide selection of menu items, from
chicken to ribs to half-pound burgers. If you’re not into
meat, try the pasta or the extensive salad bar. Full bar.
Takeout available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Thu, 11 AM-midnight
Fri-Sat, 11-10 Sun; bar open one hour later than kitchen
Mon-Sat. Call-ahead seating available Mon-Thu. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $
Pub & Galley
Country Dollar Shopping Plaza, Guideboard Road, Halfmoon,
371-1120 or 371-1694. Full-course dinners featuring broiled
seafood and prime rib, plus a large selection of burgers,
sandwiches, salads and more. Full bar. Banquet facilities.
Takeout available. Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Thu, 11:30-10 Fri,
noon-10 Sat, 3-8 Sun. Reservations not accepted on weekends.
AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$
86 Congress St., Saratoga Springs, 587-JOES (5637). Two-in-one
venue featuring a fine-dining establishment and a movie
theater. Restaurant will open in June, and will feature
steak and seafood with a racetrack theme, including life-size
horses, and guests may choose their cut of certified Angus
beef from the meat case. In the Broadway Joe’s Theater and
Grille, catch a current-release flick and order from a dinner
menu featuring steaks, seafood, pasta, sandwiches and salads
(kids’ menu too). Takeout available. On/off-premises catering.
Full bar. Dinner theater hours correspond to movies shown;
reservations required. AE, MC, V. $$
at Saratoga National Golf Club
458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-4653; fax: 226-0698.
A brand-new upscale restaurant now open year-round. Chef
Larry Schepici and culinary staff create progressive regional
American cuisine with an ever-changing menu. House specialties
include veal chop Michelangelo, veal lobster Lorenzo, lobster
Savanna and pistachio-encrusted lamb rack. Extensive wine
list and desserts made on the premises. Full bar, banquet
facilities and catering available. Outdoor terrace with
extensive raw bar and sushi station during the racing season.
Banquet facilities. Serving dinner 5-11 daily; brunch 10-2
Sun. Call for lunch hours. AE, CB, D, MC, V. $$$$
1 S. Pearl St., Albany, 426-9647. Soups, large salads and
seafood jambalaya are available, as well as pasta, stir-fries
and quiche. Full bar. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM-midnight
Fri, 7 PM-midnight Sat. AE, MC, V. $$
404 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-0192. A downtown eatery
with a casual atmosphere; try the dinner specials of pasta,
fresh fish, shrimp or chicken. For dessert, try a chocolate-chip-and-walnut
pie, carrot cake or one of the other homemade selections.
Beer and wine. Limited catering. Serving lunch and dinner.
Call for hours. AE, D, MC, V. $$
711 Central Ave., Albany, 459-8420. Burgers, salads and
deli sandwiches in a sports-pub atmosphere. Full bar, banquet
facilities, on-premises catering. Serving 11-8 Mon-Sat,
noon-7 Sun; bar open until 1 AM Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $
Sub and Pita Co.
Main Square Shoppes, 318 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-1727.
Featuring hot and cold pita wraps and gourmet subs and salads
made with the freshest ingredients. Vegetarian selections
available. Dining on the outside deck in the warm months.
Java Jazz Café & Bakery located inside. Serving 7-7
Mon-Fri, 8-3 PM Sat. Closed Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
537 Aviation Road, Queensbury, 798-1900. Serving hearty
country-style breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast served
until 3 PM. Lunch features homemade soups, breads, overstuffed
sandwiches, pies and other tasty desserts. Dinners feature
steaks, burgers and more. Serving 7-3 daily, with dinner
4-8:30 Thu-Sat. AE, D, MC, V, personal checks. $$$
The Desmond, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, 869-8100.
The Desmond’s casual restaurant, with grilled swordfish,
chicken teriyaki and a selection of salads as well as wine
by the glass. Full bar. Serving 6:30 AM-10 PM Mon-Thu, 6:30
AM-midnight Fri-Sat. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Sub and Pita Co.
11 S. Pearl St., Albany, 445-7482. Featuring pita wraps
made with fresh greens and avocado, roasted red peppers,
fresh cheeses and more. Vegetarian wraps available. Takeout
only. Open 10 AM-2:30 PM Mon-Fri. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V.
South End Tavern
757 Burden Ave., Troy, 272-9661. A friendly haven of comfort
food that’s been a South Troy mainstay since 1934. Among
the specials: baked ham on Monday, meat loaf on Tuesday,
roast beef on Wednesday, corned beef and cabbage on Thursday
and prime rib on Saturday. Also, for a special treat, try
the scallops, haddock and shrimp on Wednesdays and Fridays.
And, it’s the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day. Full
bar. Serving 11-11 Mon-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $
389 Broadway (Route 9) Saratoga Springs, 226-4437. A family-friendly,
nonsmoking sports bar with a menu featuring baby back ribs,
crab cakes, pastas, wraps and salads. Full bar; takeout
available. Serving Mon-Sat 11:30-11, Fri-Sat 11:30 AM-midnight,
Sun 11:30-10. AE, MC, V, D, DC. $.
3925 Route 2, Cropseyville, 279-9993. An all-around dinner
house featuring pasta, beef, chicken, burgers, pizza and
veal. Everything from finger foods to entrées. Full bar.
Serving 4-10 Wed-Thu, 3-10 Fri-Sat, noon-9:30 Sunday; bar
open later. AE, MC, V. $$
1066 Route 9, Queensbury, 798-1188. A casual eatery located
in a country store that sells everything from baked goods
to gifts to toys. Menu offers a wide variety of breakfast,
lunch and dinner options, prepared with the freshest of
ingredients. Dinner selections feature creative fresh-fish
specials, crab cakes, fresh pasta creations, steaks and
traditional homestyle favorites. Children’s menu available.
Serving 7:30 AM-3 PM Mon-Sun, dinner 5-8:30 Thu-Sat. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $$
Stuyvesant Plaza, 489-1661; 1 Southside Drive, Clifton Park,
383-7148. Old posters and found art decorate the walls;
the glossy menu boasts Cajun chicken salad, Chinese potstickers,
natural Angus burger, pasta dishes and finger food. Full
bar. Stuyvesant Plaza: Serving 11 AM-1 AM daily. Bar open
until 1 AM. Clifton Park: Serving 9 AM-1 AM daily. Bar open
until 1:30 AM. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
1133 Central Ave., Colonie, 438-7457. Featuring a wide range
of homemade food, from burgers, wings and sandwiches to
dinner entrées such as prime rib, shrimp scampi and chicken
Françese. Try the San Antonio-style chicken for a great
flavor combo. Full late-night menu. Takeout available. Serving
11 AM-mid Mon-Thu, 11 AM-1 AM Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $
Four Corners (County Highway 132), West Galway, 843-2333
(THE-BEEF). Generous portions of prime rib, steak and seafood,
house specialties, served in a rustic atmosphere. Full bar
and banquet facilities. Serving dinner 5-9 Wed-Thu, 5-10
Fri-Sat, 2-8 Sun. Closed Mon and Tue. Reservations suggested.
AE, MC, V. $$$
Pub & Brewery
417-419 River St., Troy, 273-BEER (2337). This brewery-restaurant
is located in a restored 150-year-old warehouse with a large
deck overlooking the majestic Hudson River and Troy Marina.
New menu offers generous appetizers, salads, sandwiches,
wraps, pizza and entrées such as steaks and pasta dishes.
Award-winning brewery offers 12 different styles of fresh
ales and lagers. Live music, darts and shuffleboard games.
Serving 4-11 Mon-Tue, 11:30-11 Wed-Sat, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat,
2-10 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
Holiday Inn Turf, 205 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-7250. Menu
includes chicken, veal, seafood and steaks. Full bar and
banquet facilities. Serving a different deli buffet lunch
every day 11:30-2:30 Tue-Fri, dinner 5-10 daily, dinner
buffet 5-10 Sat (early bird price until 6:30), Sun brunch
10:30-2. Reservations suggested. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Bar & Grill
293 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-6228. Contemporary
American cuisine in a Soho-inspired steel-and-aluminum environment.
Try appetizers such as oysters on the half shell with a
champagne-horseradish sauce; entrées might include seared
sea scallops with yellow tomato coulis and Israeli couscous
and summer vegetables or braised barbecue beef ribs with
mashed potatoes and braised greens. Menu also features pastas,
sandwiches and pizzas. Full bar; off-premises catering;
takeout available. Dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat; lunch
11:30-3 Sat; Sun brunch 11:30-3. MC, V. $$$
2 Union Place (Routes 29 and 67), Johnstown, 762-3210. A
historical tavern-restaurant built in 1798. Chef-owned and
operated, specializing in fresh fish and shellfish dishes,
steak and veal. Vegetarian items, too. Full bar, small banquets
and personalized catering. Takeout available. Serving lunch
11:30-2 Tue-Fri, dinner 5-close Tue-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon
except holidays. Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$
In the Best Western Rensselaer Inn, 1800 Sixth Ave., Troy,
274-3210. An intimate, contemporary atmosphere featuring
a creative menu. Full bar, banquet facilities, on-premises
catering. Takeout available. Serving hot and cold breakfast
buffet 6:30-9:30 Mon-Fri, 7-11 Sat-Sun; dinner 5-9 daily.
AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Van Dyck Restaurant & Brewery
237 Union St., Schenectady, 381-1111. This landmark music
club in the historic Stockade features a menu of eclectic
food. Tavern menu ranges from light fare to full dinners,
with anything from wings to various seafood combos. Also
featuring a menu of delicious pub food. Full bar and, of
course, a selection of beers brewed right on the premises.
Serving 11:30-10 Tue-Wed, 11:30-11 Thu, 11:30 AM-midnight
Fri-Sat. Tavern menu served 11:30-10 Tue-Wed, 11:30 AM-midnight
Thu-Fri, 4-midnight Sat. Closed Sun-Mon. Reservations highly
recommended. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
521 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 782-BEAN (2326). This
upscale bistro offers a varied breakfast menu, hearty lunches,
deli sandwiches, homemade soups, gourmet salads and daily
specials as well as heavenly desserts, fresh baked goods,
party platters and special-occasion cakes. Now featuring
full-service dinner. Takeout available. Serving 7 AM-9 PM
Sun-Thu, 7 AM-10 PM Fri-Sat. AE, MC, V. $$
10 Sheridan Ave., Albany, 463-9113. A 100-seat restaurant
that features salads, sandwiches, pizza and daily specials.
Full bar, banquet facilities for up to 150, on/off-premises
catering. Serving 11:30-9 Mon, 11:30-10 Tue-Wed, 11:30-11
Thu-Fri, 5-10 Sat; dinner specials nightly. Closed Sun (available
for private parties). Reservations suggested on concert
nights. AE, MC, DC, V. $
626 Crescent Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-2628. Sure, there’s
seafood, as befits a place with a view of the lake, but
there’s also a full menu of steaks, ribs, sandwiches, burgers
and daily specials. Lots of appetizers, too, including nachos
and wings. Full bar, on-premises catering. Serving 11:30-10
Wed-Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
417 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-8777. New American cuisine
featuring fresh ahi, award-winning cheese, and entrée- and
tapas-sized portions, prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
Featuring 50 wines by the glass, as well as a full bar and
a separate, cigar-friendly smoking lounge. Serving 4-11
PM Tue-Sat. Closed Sun and Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Metroland's Spring/Summer Dining Guide 2003