Restaurant & Pub
107 Wolf Road, Colonie, 446-9909, 99restaurants.com. This
Boston-based chain features grilled and fried dishes. Buffalo
wings, burgers, buttery seafood—you know the menu. Two-for-one
draft specials, all day, every day. Full bar. Serving 11:30-11
Mon-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat, 11:30-10 Sun. AE, D, MC,
Aimie’s Dinner & Movie With Wallabee’s
190 Glen St., Glens Falls, 792-8181, aimiesdinnerandmovie.com.
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. $$$
Albany Pump Station
19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, 447-9000, evansale.com. This
downtown Albany brew pub offers a vast array of American
fare. The menu includes Gorgonzola sirloin, stuffed shrimp,
calamari and a large offering of soups, salads and sandwiches.
Full bar includes a wide array of award-winning microbrews.
On-premises catering; takeout available. Serving 11:30-10
Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, noon-8 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V.
Alibis Martini & Margarita Bar
1100 Madison Ave., Albany, 489-0606. Expanded menu features
a creative take on continental fusion with such items as
pan-seared ahi tuna, sushi and California potstickers. And
don’t forget the unique martinis! Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving 5 PM-1 AM daily. Reservations suggested on weekends.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
42-44 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-2118,
mezzeinc.com. When the Mezze, Inc. group took over the handsome
space formerly occupied by Verdura and Due Enoteca, they
set out to create a restaurant with high environmental standards,
which is reflected in everything from the low-VOC paints
and ecologically harvested wood to the kitchen’s liberal
use of local and seasonal ingredients. Chef Joe Nastro’s
New American menu includes wood-grilled Berkshire pork,
pan-roasted cod with cockles and hot Italian sausage, grilled
bistro steak with herb fries, and more. Full bar with extensive
wine list. Serving dinner 5-10 daily. AE, MC, V. $$$$
154 Jay St., Schenectady, 382-9277. This hip eatery features
sandwiches, soups, salads and homemade desserts highlighting
bread pudding and gelato. Full bar, espresso and cappuccino,
and family made chocolates to compliment the meal. Takeout
available. Reservations recommended. Serving 8-6 Mon-Fri;
8-8 Thu, 10-5 Sat. Open late on Proctor’s performance nights.
Closed Sun. AE, MC, V. $
192 Main St., Sharon Springs, 284-2105. Serving traditional
comfort foods and heritage recipes that reflect New York
state and local products in a restored hotel with guest
rooms available. Dinner reservations recommended. Dinner
hourly 5-close Wed-Sun; brunch 8-2 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
2305 Nott St., Schenectady, 372-8610, andyscatering.com.
Catering parties, picnics and weddings of all sizes, all
year round. Lunch or dinner menus, featuring barbecue chicken
and ribs, lobster, crab or clam bakes, pig roasts, buffet
specials and more. Off-premises catering. Beer and wine
menu. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Angelo’s 677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany, 427-7463, 677prime.com. Stylish downtown
steakhouse with hardwood floors, plush leather chairs and
cherry walls. Steaks and seafood are the specialties here,
along with the tempting dessert menu. Full bar, on-premises
catering. Reservations recommended. Serving lunch 11:30-2
Mon-Sat; dinner 5:30-10 Mon-Sat; bar menu 2-10 Mon-Fri.
Live music Wed-Sat 6:30-10 PM. Closed Sunday. AE, CB, D,
DC, MC, V. $$$$
18 Park Ave., Clifton Park, 383-2004. Full lunch and dinner
menu, from sandwiches to steaks, with daily specials. Try
the boneless Buffalo wings. Full bar. Takeout available.
11-11 Sun-Thu; 11-midnight Fri-Sat. Call-ahead seating offered.
AE, MC, V. $
480 Sand Creek Road, Colonie, 869-2448. Specialties are
hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood, including prime rib of
beef and baked stuffed shrimp. Light fare available. Full
bar, banquet facilities. Reservations accepted for all parties
Sun-Thu; reservations accepted for parties of five or more
Fri-Sat. Serving dinner 4-10 Mon-Thu, 4-10:30 Fri-Sat, 4-9
Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
The Basement Bistro
776 Route 45, Earlton, 634-2338, sagecrestcatering.com.
Chef-owner Damon Baehrel cooks up regional American food
with the freshest possible ingredients, and his Sagecrest
Catering has provided meals for more than 2,500 weddings
in 20 years in the biz. The restaurant offers a tasting
menu of 10 to 15 courses of whatever’s freshest that day,
for a fixed price (which, like the menu, changes daily).
Reservations required well in advance. Wine and beer is
served; off-premises catering. Seatings begin Wed-Thu at
6 PM; Fri-Sat at 5 PM; Sun at 4 PM. AE, MC, V, personal
The Bears Steakhouse
Route 7, Duanesburg, 895-2509. Some of the area’s best steaks,
served for more than 39 years in a friendly, unassuming
setting. It’s a charming step back in time. Call in advance
to reserve house specialties chateaubriand and prime rib.
Serving dinner Wed-Fri 5:30-8; two seatings Sat at 5:30
and 8:30. Reservations required. MC, V. $$$$
95 Everett Road, Albany, 482-2333; 367 Delaware Ave., Delmar,
475-1111. Known for its pizza, BEFF’s (Big Ed Fat Field’s)
menu features hearty entrees, as well as 10-ounce burgers,
homemade soups made fresh daily, salads, great nachos and
other bar fare. Try the chicken toes. Daily specials. Full
bar; 29 beers on tap at Delmar location. Takeout available.
Patio available at both locations. Albany: serving 11-10
Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri, noon-10 Sat, 4-9 Sun. Delmar: serving
11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, noon-9 Sun, 11:30-10
Mon. AE, DC, MC, V. $
47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2755. Gourmet breakfast—available
all day—and lunch seven days a week. Featuring muffins,
scones, eggs Benedict and German apple pancakes, as well
as a host of gourmet salads, soups, quiches and sandwiches.
Private parties, catering, takeout available. Outdoor patio,
weather permitting. Serving 8-3 daily. AE, DC, MC, V. $
Bistro at the Georgian Resort
384 Canada St, Lake George, 668-5401, georgianresort.com.
Award winning executive chef Patrick Longton displays outstanding
American regional cuisine on the shores of beautiful Lake
George. Serving 7 days a week, breakfast 7:30-11, dinner
5-10.Full bar, takeout. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Bloomers an American Bistro
2853 Route 9, Ballston Spa, 584-4484, bloomersbistro.com.
American cuisine with global influences. Specialities include
garam masala marinated lamb chop and filet mignon with white
truffle bordelaise. Vegetarian options. Full bar, takeout.
Reservations recommended. Serving dinner 5-9 Mon-Thu, 5-10
Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
The Blue Plate
1 Kinderhook St., Chatham, 392-7711. An eclectic menu of
New American cooking served up nicely in this casual, friendly
restaurant. Fresh fish specials, pasta and meat loaf, as
well as a few surprises. Full bar. Serving dinner 5:30-9
Tue-Thu, 5:30-9:30 Fri-Sat, 5-9 Sun. Closed Mon. Reservations
accepted for parties of five or more. D, MC, V. $$$
Bombers Burrito Bar
258 Lark St., Albany, 463-9636. A healthy-sized menu includes
vegetarian-friendly options, a creative selection of sizable
burritos and more than a half-dozen varieties of chicken
wings. Also boasting 20 draft beers and a dozen types of
frozen margaritas. Prime spot to celebrate your birthday
with a gigantic margarita. Takeout available. Lunch delivery.
Serving 11 AM-1 AM daily. Bar till close. AE, MC, V. $
2209 Central Ave., Colonie, 382-1110. Jambalaya, pizza,
calzones, sandwiches, chicken dishes, burgers and salads.
The place comes into its own with an array of bar food—wings,
fried stuff, clams, you name it. Full bar. Serving 3-3 Sat-Thu,
11 AM-3 AM Fri. MC, V. $$
Brandon’s Steak and Seafood
1725 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 347-1329. Bouillabaisse
is a regular menu item, as is crab legs. Look for stuffed
sirloin specials. Full bar, banquet facilities. Serving
lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. Reservations
suggested. AE, MC, V. $$
Brown’s Brewing Company
417-419 River St., Troy, 273-BEER (2337), brownsbrewing.com.
This brewery-restaurant is located in a restored 150-year-old
warehouse with a large deck overlooking the majestic Hudson
River and Troy Marina. Menu offers pub-style fare, including
appetizers, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Award-winning
brewery offers 10 different styles of fresh ales and lagers.
Serving 11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-10
Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
Buffalo Wings & Rings
203-A Wolf Road, Colonie, 454-9464, buffalowingsandrings.com.
Specializing in chicken wings soaked in any of several sauces
with a heat range from mild to “atomic.” Also burgers, sandwiches,
gyros, soups, salads, and several styles of potato and onion
rings. Full bar, off-premises catering, takeout. AE, D,
MC, V, ATM. $
1632A Central Ave., Colonie, 456-1653. Featuring steak,
prime rib, chicken and seafood. All entrées include soup,
salad and bread bar. Full bar and party facilities. Serving
11:30-9:30 Mon-Thu, 11:30-10 Fri, 4-10 Sat, 3-9 Sun. Reservations
accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
1814 Western Ave., Albany, 452-5670. House specialties include
cabernet risotto, petite chateaubriand and vegetarian eggplant
cabernet. Wine cellar with more than 2,000 wines. Full bar,
on-premises catering, takeout available. Serving 5-11 daily.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
12 1/2 Delaware Ave., Albany. 462-0050. Homemade breakfast
and lunch. Everything cooked to order. On- and off-premises
catering. Takeout available. Serving 9 AM-2 PM Wednesday,
9 PM-2 PM the following day Wed-Sat. Closed Mon-Tue. AE,
MC, V. $
1108 Madison Ave., Albany, 935-1094, cafemadison.com. A
perennial winner serving Tuscan melts, raspberry-oatmeal
pancakes, bacon and cheddar frittata and more. This longtime
Pine Hills staple has just received a gorgeous facelift.
Serving brunch 7:30-2 Mon-Thu, 7:30-3 Fri-Sun. Serving dinner
5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat. Full bar, takeout. AE, D, DC,
MC, V, ATM. $
Castle Street Café
10 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-5244,
castlestreet cafe.com. Fine dining tucked into an unassuming
storefront, with high ceilings and an interior brick wall.
A fusion menu built around provender from local suppliers
has won praise from local and national press; don’t miss
“The World’s Best Chocolate Mousse Cake” (Newsday).
Serving dinner 5-9:30 Sun-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat. Celestial bar
menu also offered. Closed Tue. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
The Century House
997 Route 9, Latham, 785-0834, the centuryhouse.com. Fine
American dining in the relaxed atmosphere of a newly renovated
Federal-style farmhouse. Full bar. Banquet facilities, on/off-premises
catering. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri;
dinner 5-9 Mon-Sat. Reservations suggested. AE, D, DC, MC,
Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, 150 Main St., Lake Placid,
523-9886. Charlie Levitz’s fun, fine-dining menu features
herb-infused duck breast, venison loin with a tangerine-roasted
jalapeño reduction and other such fare, exotic and traditional.
Light menu also available, and don’t overlook breakfast!
Full bar with signature cocktails and wine list. Serving
breakfast 6:30-11:30 daily, lunch noon-2:30 daily, dinner
5-10 daily. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Church and Main
49 Church St., Canajoharie, 673-2433, churchnmain.com. Celebrate
the Mohawk Valley’s bounty with food prepared from local
farm offerings, under the skilled hand of chef-owner Michael
Lapi. Look for such items as slow-roasted chicken, braised
goat shoulder, a risotto variety and veggies galore. Full
bar, wine list. Serving dinner 5-9 Thu-Sun. MC, V. $$$
Church Street Café
65 Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-2745. It’s nestled
in a pleasant street in downtown Lenox. The eclectic menu
includes vegetarian entrées as well as traditional meatstuffs
prepared in different ways. Try the baked Wellfleet oysters
on the half-shell, among the other offerings on the new
autumn menu. Serving Tue-Sat lunch 11:30-2, dinner 5:30-9.
AE, MC, V. $$$$
392 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1106, circuscafe.com.
The accurately-named Circus Café will make you feel like
the circus is in town. Enjoy festive yet classic American
cuisine in this unique, atmospheric setting. Try the homestyle
meatloaf, lump crabcakes with ginger aioli, chicken pot
pie, oversized salads and stupendous desserts. Serving lunch
and dinner daily from 11:30-10. Theme parties and late night
bar. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Cliff’s Country Inn
57 Route 9P, Saratoga Lake Road, Malta, 584-9791. Steak
is the watchword here; prime rib is a very popular item.
But don’t worry, there are seafood favorites, too. Hot and
cold sandwiches also available. Full bar. 16 TVs. Serving
4-9 Mon-Tue, 4-10 Wed-Thu, 4-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-9
Sun. Reservations accepted. MC, V. $$
Cock ’n’ Bull
Parkis Mills Road (off Route 147), Galway, 882-6962. Known
for steaks and fresh fish served in a restored barn. On-premises
vegetable, herb and flower gardens (in season). Full bar
with large wine selection. Takeout available. Serving dinner
from 5 PM Mon, Wed-Sat; from 3-8 Sun; closed Tue. Reservations
recommended. “Pub” entrées under $15 available. MC, V. $$$$
The Country Corner Café
25 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 583-7889; 165 High Rock
Ave., Saratoga Springs, 584-8300. Cozy home-style eatery
with loads of breakfast options to choose from; all the
jams and jellies are homemade, and the maple syrup is the
real stuff from Vermont. Also offering sandwiches, homemade
soups and more. Church Street location: Serving 6 AM-2 PM
Mon-Sat, 7 AM-2 PM Sun. High Rock Avenue location: Serving
7-3 Mon-Sat, 8-3 Sunday. V, MC. $
33 2nd St., Troy, 266-9200. This downtown Troy establishment
serves gourmet American fare as well as an impressive array
of seafood and pasta items. Full bar, on-premises catering.
Serving lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Fri and dinner 5-9 Mon-Thu, 5-10
Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Latham Farms, 579 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-1234;
1035 South St. (Routes 7 and 20), Pittsfield, Mass., (413)
499-7900, dakotarestaurant.com. Not just a steak house—the
menu also features live Maine lobsters, ocean-fresh seafood,
an extensive salad bar, hearty whole-grain bread and irresistible
mud pie. Kids’ menu available. Full bar, takeout available.
Reservations strongly recommended. Latham: Serving dinner
4:30-10 Mon-Thu, 4:30-11 Fri, 4-11 Sat, 1-9 Sun. Pittsfield:
Serving dinner 4-10 Mon-Thu, 4-11 Fri-Sat, 4-10 Sun; also
brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Davidson 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 10 beers handcrafted on site, four
guest bottled beers. On-premises catering and takeout. Serving
11:30-9 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat-Sun. AE, MC,
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 11-11 Tue-Thu; 11-11:30 Fri-Sat; closed Sun-Mon.
AE, MC, V. $
DeJohn’s Restaurant & Pub
288 Lark St., Albany, 465-5275, dejohns.com. Enjoy a glass
of wine or ice-cold beer in the cozy pub, and then have
dinner in the second-floor dining room. The menu includes
a variety of appetizers, entrees and sandwiches. Homemade
cheesecake is a specialty. Daily pub and restaurant specials;
oversized martinis. Third-floor banquet room is available
for private parties. Serving dinner 4-11 Sun-Thu, 4-midnight
Fri-Sat. Lunch 11:30-4 Sat-Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
63 Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 581-7011. Soups, steaks,
seafood and a salad bar comprise the simple menu. Sirloin,
porterhouse, prime rib, tenderloin—you’ll find your favorite
cut and they’ll cook it to your liking. Save room for the
massive desserts. Full bar. Serving dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu,
5-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
DP an American Brasserie
25 Chapel St., Albany, 436-7747, dpbrasserie.com. Yono’s
sister restaurant is an American brasserie with 18-foot
ceilings and plentiful natural light, featuring Chef Yono’s
inventive takes on traditional favorites. Full bar with
more than 50 wines, on- and off- premises catering, takeout.
Reservations recommended. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Fri, 5:30-11
Sat. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V, ATM. $$
Duncan’s Dairy Bar
890 Hoosick Road, Brunswick, 279-9985. Homemade bread and
muffins, eggs any way you wish, fresh soup, Reubens, hot
open-faced turkey sandwiches with gravy, roast beef and
baked ham. Great coffee and homemade pies, too. No alcohol.
Serving 4 AM-2 PM Mon-Fri, 3 AM-2 PM Sat-Sun. Cash only.
The Egremont Inn
10 Old Sheffield Road, South Egremont, Mass., (413) 528-2111.
This charming, 18th-century country inn features an elegant
dining room overlooking Karner Brook. The menu changes frequently
to highlight seasonal local ingredients. Signature dishes
include Angus strip steak, and fresh fish; desserts and
baked goods are made from scratch. Wine Spectator
award-winning wine list. A more casual menu is available
in the tavern. Full bar, on-premises catering. Serving 5:30-9:30
Wed- Sat, 5-9 Sun. Closed Mon-Tue. AE, MC, V. $$$$
The Factory Eatery & Spirits
20 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, 885-0500. A restored factory
building gives the name; follow that theme through a first
shift of burgers and wings, fried chicken or fish and chips
for the second. Reubens, ribs, good soups and a lively bar
are also part of the appeal. Frequent entertainment. Serving
breakfast 8-11 Mon-Fri, 8-1 Sat-Sun, lunch and dinner 11
AM-midnight daily. MC, V. $$
2612 Guilderland Ave., Rotterdam, 382-9329. Featuring daily
specials, homemade soups and chowder, steak, seafood, burgers
and wings. Serving 4-10 Mon-Wed, 11-11 Thu-Fri, 4-11 Sat.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
71 Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-2700. Creative American
cuisine with Asian and Spanish specialties served in a renovated
dining room with a mahogany bar on Lenox’s chic Church Street.
Homemade desserts. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering,
takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving dinner
daily 5-close; bar with tapas menu open later. AE, CB, D,
DC, MC, V. $$$$
Fortunes at Saratoga Gaming & Raceway
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, Crescent Avenue, Saratoga Springs,
581-5790, saratogagamingandrace way.com. Fortunes offers
a unique dining experience while overlooking the excitement
of live harness racing. The varying menu features American
cuisine with an extensive a la carte menu and impressive
Prime Rib buffet. Serving 5-10 Thu-Sat. Full bar, on-premises
catering. AE, MC, V, ATM. $$$.
Four Corners Luncheonette
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-Sat. AE,
D, MC, V, personal checks. $$
Friends Lake Inn
963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, 494-4751. This rustic
inn is set against the backdrop of the Adirondacks, but
you needn’t be an overnight guest to enjoy a meal from the
menu of eclectic American regional cuisine. Complement your
dinner with one or more than 20,000 bottles of wine from
the wine cellar. Full bar, on/off- premises catering. Serving
dinner 5:30-9 Mon-Sat, 5-8:30 Sun. AE, CB, DC, MC, V. $$$$
16 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-7359. Casual gourmet
dining with lots of variety; favorite dishes include filet
mignon, chicken cavatappi and shrimp etouffee. Full bar,
on/off-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving dinner
5-9:30 Sun-Mon, 5-10:30 Tue-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat. Reservations
not accepted. AE, MC, V. $$$
George 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. $$$$
Good Fellas Bar and Restaurant
15 Watervliet Ave., Albany, 438-0069. Specializing in pizza,
wings, and Italian lunches and dinners. Full bar, takeout
and delivery available. Serving. 11 AM-4 AM daily. AE, D,
MC, V. $
Grandma’s Country Restaurant
1273 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-4585, grandmascc.com. A
comfortable family restaurant with a cozy country interior.
Come hungry and enjoy generous helpings of tasty, home-cooked
foods from lasagna to roast chicken to huge chef salads.
Try the homemade cream of turkey soup; they make over 15,000
quarts per year. Breakfast menu includes the Belgian waffle
with fresh strawberries. Daily specials, light menu available.
No matter what you eat, save room for a slice of Grandma’s
legendary pie. Beer and wine. Takeout available. Serving
6 AM-11 PM daily. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
275 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 453-3299. Pub fare as well
as Italian favorites. Also, steamers and fall-off-the-bone
ribs. Full bar, takeout available. Serving lunch and dinner
11:30 AM-4 AM daily; happy hour daily 4-6. AE, D, MC, V.
The Grey Gelding Bistro & Bar
423 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-0957, greygelding.com.
Specializing in new American cuisine with Cajun, Californian
and Tuscan influences. Dine on signature dishes as the pecan-encrusted
salmon with a mango mojo pesto sauce. Extensive wine list
with an emphasis on small vineyards from around the world.
2007 Wine Spectator award winner. Full bar, on/off-premises
catering. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Wed-Sat, dinner 5:30-10
Wed-Mon. Closed Tuesday. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
45 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 584-4790, hattiesrestaurant.com.
Serving authentic Southern and Louisiana cuisine since 1938.
Come for the famous fried chicken and biscuits, or try specialties
like the fresh fish of the day and Creole jambalaya. Full
bar, takeout available, private parties. Serving dinner
5-10 PM Wed-Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
251 N. Main St., Mechanicville, 664-8511. Home-style cooking
and homemade desserts. Full bar, on/off-premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving 11-9 Wed-Fri; 4-9 Tue, Sat-Sun.
Closed Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $
Holmes & Watson
450 Broadway, Troy, 273-8526. The menu boasts lots of homemade
soups and salads, chili, wings, unusual sandwiches, charbroiled
burgers and complete dinners from pasta to seafood to steaks.
Daily lunch and dinner specials. More than 100 selections
of beer, ale and stout—24 on tap. Full bar, banquet facilities,
250 seats on two floors. Serving from 11 AM daily. Reservations
suggested for larger parties and Fri-Sat nights. AE, DC,
MC, V. $$
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-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Horseshoe Inn Bar & Grill
1 Gridley St., Saratoga Springs, 587-4909. Menu features
steak, smoked ribs, seafood, pasta and Italian-American
specialties. There’s also a pub menu. Daily specials. Full
bar, banquet facilities, takeout available. Casual attire.
Serving 4-midnight Mon-Fri; 9 AM-midnight Sat-Sun. Reservations
recommended. AE, MC, V. $$
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 11-11 Mon-Thu,
11 AM-midnight Fri-Sat, 11-10 Sun. Bar open till 1 AM Fri-Sat.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Hungry Trout Restaurant
Route 86, Wilmington, (800) 766-9137. Fresh trout, venison,
seafood and steaks. Incredible views of the Adirondack mountains
and the lighted waterfalls of the Au Sable River. Full bar.
Serving dinner 5-10 daily. AE, D, MC, V, personal checks.
The Irish Mist
285 2nd St., Troy, 266-8915. American bistro featuring steak,
seafood and pasta. Full bar, on/off-premises catering, takeout.
Serving dinner from 4 PM Tue-Sun; Sun brunch 11-2. AE, D,
MC, V. $$
Jack’s Oyster House
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. $$$
Main Street, Housatonic, Mass., (413) 274-1000, jacksgrill.com.
Amid retro-American décor of antiques, old toys and other
bric-a-brac, feast on old-fashioned comfort food such as
pot roast, chicken pot pie, meat loaf and mashed potatoes,
burgers and sandwiches. For dessert, try the homemade chocolate
meal at a good price” is the Jacks motto, and nothing backs
that up like the family-style dinner for four. Full bar.
Reservations recommended. Serving 5-8 Wed-Fri, 5-9:30 Sat,
3-8 Sun; brunch Sun 10-3. Closed for season on Oct. 31;
reopening Mother’s Day. AE, MC, V. $$
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 noon-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-midnight Mon-Thu; 11 AM-3 AM Fri-Sat; noon-midnight
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
John Andrew’s Restaurant
Route 23 and Blunt Road, South Egremont, Mass., (413) 528-3469,
jarestaurant.com. Attention to detail marks the fine dining
at this Berkshire hideaway, where the view is pleasant and
the food reflects the eclectic taste of owner Dan Smith.
Inventive entrées include sautéed duck breast with duck
confit; try the $25 prix fixe dinner on Thursdays. Full
bar, on- and off-premises catering, small private parties.
Serving dinner 5-9 Sun-Tue, Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. Closed Wed.
AE, MC, V. $$$$
240 Wolf Road, Colonie, 435-1551. Just the place if you
crave a burger at 3 AM. The main tavern menu features such
favorites as fresh soup and salads, burgers and wings, all
available until 3:30 AM. Full bar, accommodations for small
parties. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-3:30 AM daily.
AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
301 Lark St., Albany, 436-7008, justinsonlark.com. Look
for some offbeat ethnic dishes such as jerk chicken on an
inventive, often-changing menu at this newly refurbished
Albany institution. Full bar and on-premises catering for
small parties. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-4
Mon-Sat; dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat; brunch 11-4
Sat-Sun; café menu until 1 AM nightly. Reservations suggested.
AE, MC, V. $$$
121 Wall St., Schenectady, 395-5999, katieobyrnes.com. Cozy
establishment serving American cuisine with an Irish flair.
Full bar, takeout available. Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Fri, 12:30-9
Sat, 12:30-9 Sun; late-night menu until midnight nightly.
AE, ATM, D, MC, V. $$
Kirker’s Steak and Seafood
959 New Loudon Road (Route 9) Latham, 785-3653. The steaks
include tenderloin, prime rib and New York strip, but don’t
limit yourself. Try the crabmeat lobster tails. Full bar,
on-premises catering and banquet facilities for up to 45.
Takeout and gift certificates available. Serving lunch 11:30-3
Mon-Fri; dinner 4-10 Mon-Sat, 1-8 Sun. Reservations suggested.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$
35 Burlington Ave., Round Lake, 899-6000, lake-ridge.com.
Fine dining for a reasonable cost in historic Round Lake.
Cozy atmosphere with three dining rooms, two fireplaces,
and a new ballroom. Menu includes steaks, veal, seafood
and pasta; many fresh takes on old favorites. Private banquet
facilities for up to 35. Beer, wine and liquor. Takeout
available. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Tue-Sat; dinner 4:30-8:45
Tue-Sat, 3-8 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Main Street (Route 43), Averill Park, 674-3363. Barbecue
ribs, seafood, pastas, fish specials and many other homemade
dishes. Full bar, banquet facilities. Takeout available.
Serving 11:30-10; tavern menu until 11 PM. AE, D, MC, V.
471 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 438-5005. Serving everything
from wings and pizza to prime rib and fresh fish, with an
emphasis on fresh seafood. Full bar. Off-premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving 11-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-2
AM Fri-Sat. D, DC, MC, V. $$
356 Northern Blvd., Albany, 463-2296. Serving gourmet dinner
specials and a wide variety of appetizers and pub fare.
Full bar. On/off premises catering. Take out available.
11-11 Mon-Fri, 3-11 Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
408 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-7766. Nightly seafood
specials include baked stuffed shrimp and broiled catch
of the day; also aged, cut-on-premises steaks, sliced sirloin
and pasta dishes. Light menu available. Full bar and banquet
facilities. Serving lunch 11:30-4 Mon-Sat, dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu,
5-11 Fri-Sat; lunch and dinner noon-9 Sun. Reservations
welcome. AE, MC, V. $$$$
10 Troy Road, East Greenbush, 477-9881. Five-acre clambake
grove. Enjoy barbecue ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket.
You will also find prime rib and king-crab legs as Saturday
specials. Children’s menu. Full bar, on/off-premises catering
and takeout. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri, noon-10 Sat, noon-9
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Log Jam Restaurant
Routes 9 and 149, Lake George, 798-1155, logjamrestaurant.com.
Adirondack hospitality and charm are served up along with
prime rib, fresh fish, chicken, pork and seafood, and a
salad bar worth walking to. Full bar. Reservations accepted.
Serving 5-9 Mon-Thu, 5-9:30 Fri-Sat, 4:30-9 Sun. Lunch 11:30-2:30
daily. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland, 489-4288. Exciting fine-dining
menu features pasta, chicken and seafood dishes. Cappuccino,
beer and wine by the glass. On/off-premises catering. Serving
11-9 Mon-Sat; brunch 10:30-3 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Longfellow’s Hotel & Restaurant
500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-0108, 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; tavern menu
available one hour later nightly. Happy hour 4-7 PM Mon-Fri.
Takeout available. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Magnolias on the Park
462 Madison Ave., Albany, 449-2492. Specializing in dishes
originating from the Southeast and served with a side of
Southern hospitality. Menu includes fried chicken, catfish,
BBQ ribs, pulled pork, biscuits and cornbread. Sidewalk
cafe with a view of Washington Park. Serving dinner 5-close
Tue-Sun; Sun brunch 10-2. Closed Mon. Reservations recommended.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Latham Circle Mall, Latham, 786-6258. A popular spot featuring
regional American cuisine, from salads to steaks. Try one
of the 26 international draft or 30 bottled beers. Check
out our new private VIP room! Full bar, take-out available.
Serving 11:30-10 Mon, 11:30-11 Tue-Thu, 11:30 AM-midnight
Fri, noon-midnight Sat, noon-10 Sun. Bar open later. Reservations
accepted. Catering available for parties large and small.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Fourth and Congress streets, Troy, 272-2422. Troy’s oldest
restaurant has been open since 1913. Menu features breakfast
all day, gourmet deli sandwiches, burgers, wraps, appetizers,
salads, homemade soups and desserts. Serving 6:30 AM-5 PM
daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-8444. The casual-dining
menu includes soups, salads and burgers as well as full-course
dinners. Full bar, catering and banquet facilities. Serving
breakfast 6:30-11 Mon-Fri, 7-11 Sat, 7-noon Sun; lunch 11-2
Mon-Sat; dinner 5-10 daily. Reservations suggested for parties
over five. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Martel’s at OTB
711 Central Ave., Albany, 459-2650. Live, televised horseracing
with fine food and spirits. Banquet facilities with seating
capacity of more than 600. Full bar. Serving 11-11 Mon-Sat
(kitchen closes at 9 PM Mon-Thu; 10 PM Fri-Sat), 11 AM-7
PM Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
49 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-5455.
On trendy Railroad Street, a cheery, unpretentious breakfast-and-lunch
joint serving comfort food that effortlessly blends old-fashioned
American standards with more updated fare like eggs Florentine,
soybean vegetable stew and sandwiches featuring grilled
eggplant, avocado, brie and the like. Breakfast served until
closing. Takeout available. Serving 6 AM-3 PM daily. Cash
353 State St., Albany, 463-2100. Chef Andrew Plummer continues
at this Center Square hot spot serving Asian-inflected progressive
American cuisine in a city grill atmosphere. The menu changes
seasonally, but look for inventive fare like grilled kangaroo,
wok-seared tuna with mustard soy vinaigrette, grilled venison,
and Allegro sea bass with ginger lime butter. Many exotic
specials. Full bar. Reservations suggested. Valet parking
Tue-Sat. Serving dinner 5-9:30 Mon-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat; closed
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
1238 Route 9H, Ghent, 828-0663. A family place featuring
lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. Serving a variety of
sandwiches and early-bird specials, as well as frequent
Friday and Saturday buffet specials and Sunday champagne
brunch buffet (11:30-2). Full bar, catering, banquet facilities.
Serving 9 AM-10 PM daily. Reservations suggested for special-event
days. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Route 9 (at Exit 20 off I-87), 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
5-9:30, Sun 11:45-9. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Morrette’s King Steak House
1126 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, 370-0555. Offering their famous
oversized steak sandwiches since 1947, with a variety of
other choices. Informal dining. Beer available. Small parties
up to 25 guests. Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, Sat; 11-10 Fri. Closed
Sun. MC, V. $
New World Home Cooking Co.
1411 Route 212, Saugerties, (845) 246-0900, newworldhomecooking
.com. Big, bold flavors in Global Heritage cuisine, featuring
free-range meats, regional products and many vegetarian
choices. Ric Orlando’s jerk chicken and Thai green curry
never tasted better. Kids menu. Large parties welcome. Takeout
available. Banquet facilities. On/off-premises catering.
Reservations recommended. Serving dinner Mon-Sat 5-11, Sun
4-10. AE, DC, MC, V. $$$
Newest Lunch Bar and Grill
1925 Curry Road, Schenectady, 355-7777. A casual and comfortable
environment with something for everyone; a Schenectady tradition
since 1921. Famous for their hot dogs with meat sauce, and
check out the new menu! Full bar. Takeout available. 11-9:30
Mon-Sat; closed Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
The Old Mill
Route 23, South Egremont, Mass., (413) 528-1421. Dine in
the rustic elegance of a converted 18th-century grist mill.
Fresh fish, steaks and pastas are among the specialties;
enjoy a cocktail or after-dinner drink in the cozy bar.
Reservations accepted for parties of five and larger. Full
bar. Serving dinner 5-9:30 Sun-Thu; 5-10 Fri-Sat. AE, DC,
MC, V. $$$$
Olde Bryan Inn
123 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-2990, oldebryaninn.com.
Rustic and roomy, with traditional specials and lighter
fare. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu,
11-11 Fri-Sat. Bar open until midnight Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$$
One Caroline Street Bistro
1 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2026. Continental,
regional American and fusion fare, all prepared to order
with the freshest of ingredients, including local organic
produce and free-range meats. Lighter fare includes soups
and salads, along with a full appetizer menu. The dinner
menu offers entrées such as sticky chicken with dirty rice
and traditional jambalaya. Homemade desserts a specialty.
This restaurant’s wine list won the 2004-05 Wine Spectator
Award of Excellence. Full bar. On/off premises catering.
Serving dinner from 5-9 Mon-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. Bar open
later. Closed Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
One One One
111 Main St., Greenwich, 692-8016. A top-notch eatery in
Greenwich’s attractive downtown, where the kitchen does
wonderful things with farm-fresh locally grown organic produce
and other ingredients. A full bar is also available. Serving
dinner 5-9 Wed-Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
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, all in a century-old
tavern. Banquet facilities and private outdoor patio. Takeout
available, lunch delivery. Serving 11:30-close Mon-Sat,
4-close Sun. Reservations are accepted for large groups
only. AE, D, MC, V. $
O’Toole’s Restaurant Pub
Kohl’s 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. $2 off appetizer menu 9-11 daily. Rotating
dinner specials daily. Full bar. On-premises catering for
small parties. Reservations accepted. Serving 11:30-11 Sun-Thu,
11:30-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-11 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
The Owl at Twilight
1123 County Route 29, Olmstedville, 251-4696. Tucked way
up in a corner of Olmstedville, on the way to Lake Placid,
this is a fine-dining restaurant with an American-fusion
bent. Mussels steamed in a habanero and tequila broth; pork
tenderloin roasted with a garlic and cilantro adobo—that
gives you a taste of the menu. Full bar. Serving Fri-Sat
5-close. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Palmer House Café
1462 Main St., Rensselaerville, 797-3449. A country village
restaurant with a menu that changes weekly and highlights
fresh vegetables and herbs, as well as elegant pastries.
Full bar, on/off-premises catering. Dinner 5-close Thu-Sun,
brunch 11-3 Sun. Closed Mon-Wed. Reservations suggested.
AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
1-3 Prospect St., North Bennington, Vt., (802) 442-7171.
Offering a contemporary American menu. Separate lounge offers
lower-priced menu items. Large outdoor terrace. Fine wine
selection and full bar. Off-premises catering and takeout
available. Serving 5 PM-close Tue-Sat in the fine-dining
area; 5 PM-close seven days a week in the lounge. AE, MC,
Panoramic Steakhouse at the Georgian Resort
384 Canada St., Lake George, 668-5401. In a beautiful setting
overlooking Lake George, dine on steak specials, roast prime
rib, pecan-encrusted trout and chicken marsala. Full bar,
on-premises catering. Serving 5-10 daily. AE, CB, D, DC,
MC, V. $$$$
11 N. Broadway, Schenectady, 374-0100. Italian-American
cuisine served within a casual contemporary décor. Featuring
steaks, cut to order, as well as seafood and pasta dishes.
Try the signature dish, chateaubriand. Reservations suggested.
Full bar; takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-4 Tue-Fri;
dinner 4-close Tue-Sat. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
54 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, 688-1548. Chef Mike
Pietrocola and his wife Deena have redecorated the place,
so it’s much more comfortable. The menu offers contemporary
American cuisine; nice formal dining in the land of chain
restaurants. Full bar, wine list. Outdoor deck is open.
Serving lunch 11:30-2 Wed-Fri, dinner 5-10 Tue-Sat, 1-5
Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$$
47 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-7767,
pearlsrestaurant.com. Classic American fare simply prepared;
plenty of steaks, fish and game, with signature dishes ranging
from venison to fried chicken to tuna tartare. Full bar
with an extensive wine list. Serving dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu,
5-11 Fri-Sat; brunch 11-3 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Pepper Jack’s Sandwich Creations
217 Western Ave., Albany, 426-5505. A unique breakfast,
lunch and dinner restaurant located in the middle of Albany.
Offering authentic Philly cheesesteaks, sandwich wraps and
more. Off-premises catering and takeout available. 9 AM-midnight
Mon-Sat, 9 AM-10 PM Sun. AE, MC, V. $
Pinto and Hobbs
State and Dove streets, Albany, 426-4900. Classic pub food
featuring burgers, wraps, wings, sandwiches; dinner entrees
after 5 PM. Patio seating. Full bar and banquet facilities.
Takeout available. Serving regular menu 11:30-10 Mon-Sat;
late-night pub food Thu-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Primo’s Restaurant at The Inn at Saratoga
231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1890. American fine
dining is offered at a cozy Victorian inn. Bistro menu available.
Full bar, catering and banquet facilities for up to 110.
Serving dinner 5-9 Sun-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. Reservations suggested.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
The Publik House Pub and Restaurant
Routes 9 and 9P, Malta, 587-7479. On first glance at the
menu, this seems like a pizza place, but then you discover
there’s a full-fledged selection of entrées among the pasta
and calzones. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-11:30
PM Sun-Thu, 11 AM-12:30 AM Fri-Sat. Serving pasta until
9:30, full menu until 11. AE, MC, V. $
2 Cohoes Road, Watervliet, 273-9646. American and Italian
offerings abound, including lasagna, seafood, veal and peppers,
prime rib and Mexican pizza. Specials daily. Renowned pizza.
Full bar. Takeout and delivery available. Serving 11-10
Tue-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Closed Mon. AE, D, MC,
4582 Route 30, Amsterdam, 842-2606. The steaks are delicious
and the portions are huge at this area favorite. Dinners
include all the trips you care to make to the salad bar,
and the menu also offers a standard array of chicken, seafood
and pasta-based dishes. Also serving a light fare menu all
day. Mon-Sat 11:30-10, Sun 12:30-8. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Randy’s at the Dovegate Inn
184 Broad St., Schuylerville, 695-6095, dovegateinn.com.
Enjoy casual dining and a traditional American menu, featuring
steak, chicken and seafood, including lobster ravioli. In
addition, a lighter bistro menu is available. Lunch includes
such fare as salads, deli-style sandwiches and quiche. On-premises
catering for parties of 20 and less. Takeout available.
Serving lunch noon-3 Fri-Sat, dinner 5-9 Wed-Sat, dinner
4-8 PM Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Recovery Room Sports Grill
62 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 396-3800, recoveryroomsportsgrill.com.
Full menu, from appetizers to steaks, ribs, seafood, chicken
and pasta. Also soups, salads, burgers and desserts. Local
sports memorabilia sets the mood. Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving 11 AM-midnight daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
321 Warren St., Hudson, 828-3657. A casual, friendly, world-inspired
bistro in the heart of Hudson’s art and antiques district.
The menu features authentic Belgian frites, mussels,
fish and chips, burgers and daily specials. Full bar, garden
dining. Serving 5-10 Wed-Sat, 5-9 Sun; Sat-Sun brunch 11-3.
Closed Mon-Tue. MC, V. $$$
The Ripe Tomato American Grill
Routes 9 and 9P, Malta, 581-1530, ripetomato.com. Affordable
four-star dining in this Italian-American grill. Try the
award-winning shrimp-and-scallop bisque. Specials daily.
Full bar. Takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving
11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 10-10 Sun (brunch 10-2). Skidmore
student meal cards accepted. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
Rose and Kettle
4 Lancaster St., Cherry Valley, (607) 264-3078. Dine in
a hundred-year-old farmhouse in the midst of a historic,
storybook village and enjoy a creative, always-changing
menu of items crafted from fresh, local ingredients. Chef
Clement Coleman prepares a bourbon-enhanced hangar steak
au poivre, lamb and pork sausage from locally raised
meat, and much more. Wine list. Serving dinner 5-9 Fri-Sun.
AE, MC, V. $$$
Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, 452-1352; Wilton Mall, 583-2213.
Both locations feature a wide selection of menu items, from
chicken to ribs to half-pound burgers. If you’re not into
meat, try the pasta or the extensive salad bar. Full bar.
Takeout available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Thu, 11 AM-midnight
Fri-Sat, 11-10 Sun. Call-ahead seating available Mon-Thu.
AE, D, MC, V. $
Salty’s Pub & Bistro
Country Dollar Shopping Plaza, Guideboard Road, Halfmoon,
371-1120 or 371-1694. This casual neighborhood eatery boasts
some of the freshest seafood in the Capital Region. The
restaurant features a 50-foot oyster bar, a stunning array
of seafood, and a pasta and vegetarian menu as well. Owner
John D. Marzilli, former chef of the Albany Marriott, welcomes
one and all to experience his “fresh” cuisine. Full bar.
Banquet facilities. Takeout available. Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu,
11-10 Fri-Sat, 4-9 PM Sun. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$
183 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 220-9900. Large menu
featuring burgers, salads, seafood, Italian entrees. Outdoor
deck. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering, takeout.
Serving 4-close, Tue-Sat. AE, ATM, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Saratoga Rose Inn & Restaurant
4136 Rockwell St., Hadley, 696-2861, saratogarose.com. This
1885 Queen Anne Victorian inn is run by executive chef Richard
Ferrugio. Fall/winter menu features Ligurian loin of pork
with cannellini beans, garlic, and fresh sage. Featuring
harvest chicken with apples, cranberries and dry cherries,
and filet of beef portueguesa with pancetta, garlic and
red wine. Homemade pastas and desserts. Extensive wine list.
Reservations recommended. Serving Thu-Sat 5-8:30, Sunday
4-7. AE, D, MC, V, personal checks, ATM. $$$
Sargo’s at Saratoga National Golf Club
458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-4653, fax: 226-0698.
Chef Peter Siconolsi creates progressive regional American
cuisine with an ever-changing menu utilizing fresh, local
ingredients. House specialties include roasted Maine lobster,
char-grilled ostrich filet, and the seared Chilean sea bass
with lobster risotto. Also, new simply grilled menu. Extensive
wine list and desserts made on the premises. Full bar, banquet
facilities and catering available. Outdoor terrace. Serving
dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat, lunch 11-3 Mon-Sat; grill menu 3-9
daily; brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, CB, MC, V. $$$$
1 S. Pearl St., Albany, 426-9647. Soups, large salads and
seafood jambalaya are available, as well as pasta, stir-fries
and quiche. Full bar open late. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu,
11:30 AM-midnight Fri, 7 PM-midnight Sat. AE, D, MC, V.
1434 Altamont Ave., Schenectady, 355-9924. Eclectic American
menu offering everything from dinners to light fare. Homemade
soups, burgers, wings, and authentic regional items from
around the country. Full bar, on-premises catering, takeout
available. Daily lunch and dinner specials. Serving 11:30-11
Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, D, MC,
537 Aviation Road, Queensbury, 798-1900. Serving hearty
country-style breakfast and lunch. Breakfast served until
3 PM. Lunch features homemade soups, breads, overstuffed
sandwiches, pies and other tasty desserts. Open year round.
Serving 7-3 daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
The Desmond, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, 640-6094, desmondhotels.com.
The Des mond’s casual restaurant, with grilled swordfish,
chicken teriyaki and a selection of salads as well as wine
by the glass. Full bar. Serving 6:30 AM-10 PM Mon-Thu, 6:30
AM-midnight Fri-Sat, 7-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
The South End Tavern
757 Burden Ave., Troy, 272-9661. A friendly haven of comfort
food that’s been a South Troy mainstay since 1934. Daily
specials include Monday baked ham, Tuesday meat loaf, Wednesday
roast beef, Thursday corned beef and cabbage. For a special
treat on Fridays try the scallops, haddock and shrimp, and
on Saturday the prime rib. Full bar. Serving 11-11 Mon-Sat.
AE, D, MC, V. $
297 North St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 443-1234, spice-restaurant.com.
Traditional and contemporary American food with a twist.
Full bar, banquet facilities, takeout, children’s menu.
Reservations recommended. Serving 5-10 Mon-Sat, 5-9 Sunday.
Bar menu available until 11 Mon-Thu, 11:30 Fri-Sat. AE,
MC, V. $$$$
389 Broadway (Route 9) Saratoga Springs, 226-4437. A family
friendly sports bar with a menu featuring baby-back ribs,
crab cakes, pastas, wraps and salads. Full bar; takeout
available. Serving Mon-Thu 11:30-11, Fri-Sat 11 AM-midnight,
Sun 11-10. AE, D, MC, V. $$
1 N. Church St., Schenectady, 346-3400. Schenectady’s newest
banquet facility and fine-dining inn welcomes wedding receptions,
and is happy to provide full accommodations to its overnight
guests. Full bar and banquet facilities. Serving 5-9 Tue-Sat,
brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, DC, MC, V, D. $$$$
Sutton’s Marketplace Café
1066 Route 9, Queensbury, 798-1188 ext. 2. A casual eatery
located in a country store that sells everything from baked
goods to gifts to toys. Menu offers a wide variety of breakfast
and lunch options, prepared with the freshest ingredients.
Children’s menu available. Serving 7:30 AM-3 PM Mon-Sun.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
Teagan’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant
360 Columbia Turnpike (Route 20), East Greenbush, 477-9909.
Friendly neighborhood all-around good-food place, with a
Continental menu featuring steak, seafood and pasta. Full
bar, banquet facilities. Serving lunch 11-4 Mon-Fri, dinner
4-10 Mon-Sat, 2-9 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
774 Pawling Ave., Troy, 283-8376. Full pub menu. Full bar.
Takeout available. 8 AM-4 AM Mon-Sat; noon-2 AM Sun. Cash
Tess’ Lark Tavern
453 Madison Ave., Albany, 463-9779. The menu features favorites
from steak to burgers to chicken parmesan to chicken wings.
Homemade selections include the mac & cheese poppers,
French fries, authentic beans and greens, spaghetti and
meatballs, panini sandwiches and a variety of desserts.
Fresh fish daily. Wine by the bottle or glass; 17 draft
beers and more than 40 bottled selections. Full bar, on/off
premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-close
Mon-Sat, noon-close Sun. AE, MC, V. $
Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, 489-1661; 1 Southside Drive, Clifton
Park, 383-7148. Old posters and found art decorate the walls;
the glossy menu boasts a variety of steaks and burgers,
their famous “Jack Daniels sauce,” pasta dishes and finger
food. Full bar. Stuyvesant Plaza: Serving 11 AM-12:30 AM
Sun-Wed, 11 AM-1 AM Thu-Sat. Clifton Park: Serving 9 AM-midnight
daily. Bars stay open a half hour after the kitchens. AE,
D, MC, V. $$
1133 Central Ave., Colonie, 438-7457. Featuring a wide range
of homemade food, from burgers, wings and sandwiches to
dinner entrées such as prime rib, shrimp scampi and chicken
parmesan. Try the San Antonio-style chicken for a great
flavor combo. Full late-night menu. Takeout available. Serving
11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-1 AM Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
200 Broadway, Troy, 272-3013, toscagrille.com. This upscale
restaurant located in downtown Troy’s historic Hendrick
Hudson Building features innovative regional American cuisine
with a strong French foundation. Opera-themed décor enhanced
by maho gany walls and tortoise-glass chandeliers. Full
bar, on- and off-premises catering. Reservations recommended.
Serving dinner 5-close Mon-Sat, brunch 10-2 Sunday. AE,
MC, V. $$$$
Turf House Grill
Holiday Inn Turf, 205 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-7250 ext 432,
turfhotels.com. Menu includes chicken, seafood, fish and
steaks. Banquet facilities. Serving a luncheon buffet 11:30-2
Tue-Fri; dinner 5-10 daily; prime rib buffet 5-10 Sat; Sun
brunch 10:30-2. Reservations suggested. AE, CB, D, DC, MC,
40 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 393-3344, turftavern.com. Upscale
restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere featuring gourmet
cuisine and seasonal specials. Full bar, banquet facilities,
on/off-premises catering. Serving lunch 11:30-1:30 PM Tue-Fri;
dinner 5-8 PM Tue-Fri, 5-10 PM Sat; 11:30 AM-8 PM Sun. Reservations
recommended. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Parkwood Plaza, Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-5672. A chophouse
with Italian flavor offering a comfortable dining experience.
Daily seafood specials, great pasta dishes and a superb
house marinara. More than 120 diverse menu items. Full bar;
banquet and catering facilities. Takeout available. Try
the $10 dinner specials on Sunday and Monday. Serving lunch
11:30-2:30 Mon-Sat; dinner 4-9 Sun-Wed, 4-9:30 Thu, 4-10:30
Fri-Sat. AE, MC, V, D. $$$
Uno Chicago Grill
Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, 869-3100; 601 Troy Schenectady
Road, Latham, 782-7166, unos.com. Chicago-style deep-dish
pizza, as well as salads, ribs, steaks, chicken, sandwiches,
burgers and express lunch daily. Full bar. Takeout available.
Latham serving 11:30-midnight Sun-Thu, 11:30-1 Fri-Sat.
At Crossgates, 11:30-11PM Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM-1 AM Fri, 11
AM-1:30 AM Sat, 11:30-10 PM Sun. Advanced seating requests
accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
10 Sheridan Ave., Albany, 463-9113. A 100-seat restaurant
featuring 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-Thu, 11:30-11
Fri, 5-10 Sat; dinner specials nightly. Closed Sun (available
for private parties). Reservations suggested on concert
nights. AE, MC, V. $
Crowne Plaza Hotel, State and Lodge streets, Albany, 427-3066.
An upscale American menu featuring steaks, pork chops and
a variety of fresh fish. Full bar, on-premises catering
and banquet facilities. Light dinner menu available. Serving
breakfast 6:30-11:30 Mon-Fri (buffet 6:30-10), 7-noon Sat-Sun;
dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
The Wine Bar
417 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-8777, thewinebarofsaratoga.com.
New American cuisine featuring fresh ahi, award-winning
cheese, and entrée- and tapas-sized portions prepared with
fresh, local ingredients. Featuring 50 wines by the glass,
and a full bar. The restaurant also includes a secluded
smoking lounge for those who wish to enjoy an aromatic cigar
after the meal. Serving 4-11 PM Tue-Sun. Closed Mon. AE,
D, MC, V. $$$$
801 Route 9, Wilton, 584-2489. Great American cuisine since
1948. Home of Tessie’s world-famous oven-roasted turkey
dinner. House-butchered steaks, fresh fish. Full bar, cozy
Adirondack charm and hospitality. Reservations accepted.
Serving 4-close Wed-Sun. Personal checks and cash only.
Metroland's Fall / Winter Dining Guide 2007