333 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-9333. 333cafe.com. A European-style
café that provides an intimate dining experience. Extensive
beer selection and hand-selected, worldly wine list. Featuring
daily specials. Off-premises catering. Serving dinner 4-9
Tue-Sat. AE, CB, MC, V. $$$$
426 State St., Schenectady, 579-3371. Eclectic bistro situated
between Proctor’s Theatre and Bowtie Cinemas to serve the
theater crowd before and after shows. Offering a variety
of small-plate selections ranging from Italian to Asian
delicacies. Reservations recommended. Serving lunch 11:30-2
Mon-Sat, dinner 5:30-10 Mon-Sat and 4-9 Sunday. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$$
544 Delaware Ave., Albany, 434-2832, avenueaondelaware.com.
A multicultural restaurant with a Korean-inspired menu,
including Chap chae and bulgokee. Panini and
salads are some of the lighter fare also offered. Full bar.
Sunday brunch coming soon. Serving Mon 4-9, Tues-Thu 11:30-9,
Fri-Sat 11:30-10. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Route 5, Little Falls, (315) 823-3000, beardsleecastle.com.
In this historic castle in Central New York (complete with
ghosts, or at least abundant rumors thereof), dine in one
of five intimate rooms on creative cuisine that changes
nightly, features fresh ingredients and spans Mediterranean,
Italian, Asian and Southwestern influences and beyond. Excellent
and eclectic wine and beer selection, and thoughtful children’s
menu. Large functions up to 150. Reservations appreciated.
Serving dinner Thu-Sat 5-9, Sun 4-8. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
26 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, 587-9463, dinesaratoga.com.
Global-comfort-foods menu includes fish, game, beef, poultry,
pasta and chops. A “chef’s table” in the pantry offers small
parties a unique perspective from which to dine. Full bar.
Serving 5:30-close Tue-Sat, but daily during racing season.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
99 Pine St., Albany. 694-3689, envyalbany.com. Modern American
dining with international influences. Many small plates
with big flavors, from tapas to exotic entrees. Featuring
a fluid menu that changes with the season. Featuring a playful
dessert menu. Full bar. Catering and takeout available.
Serving lunch 11:30-2 Tue-Fri; dinner 5-9 Tue-Thu, 5-10
Fri-Sat. Reservations recommended. AE, D MC, V. $$$$
284 Main St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-3394, clubhelsinkiweb.com.
Yes, there’s Scandinavian fare such as gravlox and borscht
and pickled herring, but there’s also an eclectic mix of
fusion items and new vegetarian dishes—served in a comfortable,
intimate café. Try Anni’s Smorgasbord to really get a taste
of the place. Full bar, private parties, takeout available.
Serving daily 11-10:30 (later in the adjoining nightclub).
D, MC, V. $$$
27 Main St., Greenwich, 531-2000. For passionate palates,
a revolutionary dining experience. French cuisine with global
influences and contemporary flair. Beer and wine. On-premises
catering available. Reservations recommended. Serving lunch
Wed-Sat, 11:30-3:00, dinner 5:30-9:30 PM Thur-Sat, 5:30-9:30
Sun; open six days a week during track season. AE, D, MC,
21 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 581-0560. Featuring a wide
variety of savory and sweet crepes for lunch, dinner, dessert
and weekend brunch; also known for the Belgian pommes
frites, fresh-cut french fries served in paper cones
with dipping sauces. Beer, wine, espresso; takeout available.
Serving 11:30-8 Tue-Thu, 11:30-9 Fri, 10-9 Sat, Sun brunch
10-3. Closed on Mon. MC, V. $
The Sedgwick Inn and Restaurant
17971 Route 22, Berlin, 658-2334, sedgwickinn.com. Dinner
is served in an intimate, comfortable, elegant, candlelit
restaurant. The menu is eclectic and imaginative. Dine in
either the Coach Room Tavern or the elegant back porch.
Can accommodate weddings and parties up to 100. Full bar.
On-premises catering. Reservations appreciated. Serving
5-9 Wed-Sun. D, MC, V, personal checks. $$$$
139 Union Ave. (across from the Saratoga Racetrack), Saratoga
Springs, 584-6440, www.springwater bistro.com. Experience
a dining adventure from the daily menu. Savor the flavors
of honest and simply prepared cuisine and explore the wine
menu that features selections to complement your meal. Monday
nights pay homage to American Mediterranean culture with
a tapas menu. Enjoy your meal in either the cozy dining
room or in the tapas lounge. Full bar, on/off premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving dinner 5:30-10. Call for reservations.
AE, DC, MC, V. $$$
84 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, 226-0655. Bistro-style dining
in a renovated machine shop. Eclectic cuisine featuring
flavors from all over the world. Specials change daily.
Large bar specializing in house martinis and Belgian beers
on tap. A great stop for late-night dining and drinking.
Reservations accepted. Serving dinner from 5:30 Tues-Sat;
AE, MC, V. $$$
579 Troy-Schenectady Road (Latham Farms), Latham, 786-8272.
The Italian name heralds a Spanish theme with French- and
Asian-inspired meals, served as small-plate portions so
that you can assemble the variety and quantity as you wish.
Chef Chris Sisinni turns out remarkable fare. Full bar,
excellent wine list. Reservations suggested on weekends.
Serving Tue-Sat 4-close. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Hampton Inn and Suites, 25 Chapel St., Albany, 436-7747.
Yono Purnomo and family are back, now in an elegant dining
room and bar built as part of one of Albany’s newest hotels.
Excellent Indonesian fare is served alongside an Asian-influenced
continental menu, all of it bearing Yono’s trademark touches.
Full bar. Serving dinner Mon-Sat from 5:30. AE, MC, D, V.