Taste of Greece
193 Lark St., Albany, 426-9000. www.tasteofgreecerestaurant.com.
A bistro setting serving up the gamut of Greek fare: spanakopita,
dolomades, Greek salad, gyros and souvlaki, kebabs, moussaka
and more; extensive vegetarian menu. Serving beer and wine.
Takeout, delivery and catering available. Serving lunch
11-2 Mon-Fri, dinner 5-10 Mon-Fri, 4-10 Sat-Sun. 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 Mon. 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.
Kids menu available. Expanded beer and wine list. Eat in
or take out; on/off-premises catering available. Takeout
available 8 AM and serving 11 AM-9 PM Mon-Sat. Closed Sunday.
AE, MC, V. $$
Chameleon on the Lake
251 Stafford Bridge Road, Saratoga Springs, 581-3928. www.chameleononthelake.com.
Richard Rodriguez creates a fun, funky, and festive eatery
on the shores of Saratoga Lake. Featuring live Latin jazz
on Thursdays and the smooth sounds of the 60’s, 70’s and
80’s and Frank Sinatra on Fridays. Voted Best Gourmet Mediterranean
Restaurant by Metroland. The cuisine simply prepared
with bold delicious flavors includes seafood, steaks and
pasta dishes. A light fare menu is also available in the
cozy lounge. Open 4-9:30 PM Wed-Sun, year round. AE, D,
MC, V. $$$.
Delaware Plaza, Delaware Avenue, Delmar, 439-8800. Voted
Metroland’s best-kept secret 3 years in a row this
café has intimate and casual dining featuring falafel, kabobs,
wine and beer, wonderful salads, innovative entrées created
by chef-owner Joseph Soliman. Serving dinner 4:30-9 Tue-Sat,
lunch 11-3 Tues-Fri, 12-3 Sat. Closed Sunday & Monday.
MC, V. $$.
80 Main St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-4455. Intimate dining
in a cozy, 200-year-old house with a wraparound porch in
the village of Lenox. Creative and colorful Mediterranean-inspired
cooking featuring fresh seasonal ingredients; every entrée
has its own unique starch and sauce. Signature appetizer
is warm goat cheese surrounded by shredded phyllo dough,
fried, atop a salad of dried cranberries, walnuts, almonds
and mesclun. Entrées include pastas, risottos, Spanish seafood
stew, grilled meats. Full bar, takeout available, reservations
suggested. Serving 5-9 Thu-Mon; closed Tue-Wed. AE, D, MC,