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A Taste of Greece

193 Lark St., Albany, 426-9000. 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. $$

Bagel Bite

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, 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. 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. $$$.

Hidden Café

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, V $$$$



Metroland's Fall/Winter Dining Guide 2006
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