Restaurant & Pub
Wolf Road, Colonie, 446-9909, www.99restaurants.com. TV
screens and loud music assure you won’t doze during dinner
at this Boston-based chain that 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-Wed, 11:30-midnight Thu-Sat,
11:30-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
Dinner & Movie With Wallabee’s
Glen St., Glens Falls, 792-8181, www.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. $$$
Quackenbush Square, Albany, 447-9000, www.evansale.com.
This downtown Albany brew pub offers a vast array of American
fare. The menu includes Gorgonzola sirloin, stuffed shrimp,
calamari and a large offering of soups, salads and sandwiches.
Full bar includes a wide array of award-winning microbrews.
On-premises catering; takeout available. Serving 11:30-10
Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, noon-8 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V.
Martini & Margarita Bar
Madison Ave., Albany, 489-0606. Expanded menu features a
creative take on continental fusion with such items as pan-seared
ahi tuna, sushi and California potstickers. And don’t forget
the unique martinis! Full bar. Takeout available. Outdoor
seating for summer. DJ Playground every Wednesday night.
Serving 5 PM-1 AM daily. Reservations suggested on weekends.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
Jay St., Schenectady, 382-9277. Located on a pleasant pedestrian
walkway, 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. Closed
Sun. AE, MC, V. $
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. $$$$
Broadway, Albany, 427-7463, www.677 Prime.com. Stylish downtown
steakhouse with hardwood floors, plush leather chairs and
cherry walls. Steaks and seafood are the specialties here,
along with the tempting dessert menu. Full bar, on-premises
catering. Reservations recommended. Serving lunch 11:30-2
Mon-Fri; dinner 5:30-10 Mon-Sat; bar menu 2-10 Mon-Fri.
Live music Wed-Sat 6:30-10 PM. Closed Sunday. AE, CB, D,
DC, MC, V. $$$$
Park Ave., Clifton Park, 383-2004. Full lunch and dinner
menu, from sandwiches to steaks, with daily specials. Try
the crispy buttermilk shrimp. Full bar. Takeout available.
11-10 Mon-Sat; 11-midnight Fri-Sat; 11-8 Sun. Call-ahead
seating offered. AE, MC, V. $
Sand Creek Road, Colonie, 869-2448. Specialties are hand-cut
steaks and fresh seafood, including prime rib of beef and
baked stuffed shrimp. Light fare available. Full bar, banquet
facilities. Reservations accepted for parties of five or
more. Serving dinner 4-10 Mon-Thu, 4-10:30 Fri-Sat, 4-9
Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Route 45, Earlton, 634-2338, www.sagecrestcatering.com.
Chef-owner Damon Baehrel cooks up regional American food
with the freshest possible ingredients, and his Sagecrest
Catering has provided meals for more than 2,500 weddings
in 20 years in the biz. The restaurant offers a tasting
menu of 10 to 15 courses of whatever’s freshest that day,
for a fixed price (which, like the menu, changes daily).
Treats such as house-cured duck-breast prosciutto and homemade
cheeses are offered as well as theme menus such as potato
and truffle tastings. Spring offers fresh bounty from the
property’s gardens. Wine and beer is served; off-premises
catering. AE, MC, V, personal checks. $$$$
7, Duanesburg, 895-2509. Some of the area’s best steaks,
served for more than 39 years in a friendly, unassuming
setting. It’s a charming step back in time. Call in advance
to reserve house specialties chateaubriand and prime rib.
Serving dinner Wed-Fri 5:30-8; two seatings Sat at 5:30
and 8:30. Reservations required. MC, V. $$$$
Everett Road, Albany, 482-2333; 367 Delaware Ave., Delmar,
475-1111. Known for its pizza, BEFF’s (Big Ed Fat Field’s)
menu features stunning entrees, as well as 10-ounce burgers,
homemade soups made fresh daily, salads, great nachos and
other bar fare. Try the chicken toes. Daily specials. Full
bar. Takeout available. Patio available at both locations.
Albany: serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri, noon-10 Sat, 4-9
Sun. Delmar: serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11
Sat, noon-9 Sun, 11:30-10 Mon. AE, DC, MC, V. $
Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2755. Gourmet breakfast—available
all day—and lunch seven days a week. Menu features such
items as muffins, scones, eggs Benedict and German apple
pancakes, as well as a host of gourmet salads, soups, quiches
and sandwiches. Private parties, catering, takeout available.
Outdoor patio, weather permitting. Serving 8-3 daily. AE,
DC, MC, V. $
at the Georgian Resort
Canada St, Lake George, 668-5401,www.georgianresort.com.
Award winning executive chef Patrick Longton displays outstanding
America regional cuisine directly on the shores of beautiful
Lake George. Serving 7 days a week, breakfast 7:30-11, dinner
5-10.Full bar, off-premises catering, takeout. AE, CB, D,
DC, MC, V, ATM. $$$
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, 5:30-9:30 Fri-Sat, 5-9 Sun.
Closed Mon. Reservations accepted for parties of five or
more. D, MC, V. $$$
Lark St., Albany, 463-9636. A healthy-sized menu includes
vegetarian-friendly options, a creative selection of sizable
burritos and more than a half-dozen styles of delicious
chicken wings. Also boasting 20 draft beers and a dozen
types of frozen margaritas. Eat in the quaint dining room
offering a prime view of downtown Albany’s Lark Street—and
check out the killer jukebox. Prime spot to celebrate your
birthday with a gigantic margarita. Takeout available. Lunch
delivery. Serving 11 AM-1 AM daily. Bar till close. AE,
MC, V. $
Central Ave., Colonie, 382-1110. Excellent jambalaya and
a menu of pizza, calzones, other sandwiches, chicken dishes,
burgers and salads. The place comes into its own with an
array of bar food—wings, fried stuff, clams, you name it.
Full bar. Serving 3-3 Sat-Wed, 11 AM-3 AM Thu-Fri. No lunch
on Thursdays. MC, V. $$
Steak and Seafood
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, DC, MC, V. $$
River St., Troy, 273-BEER (2337), www.brownsbrewing.com.
This brewery-restaurant is located in a restored 150-year-old
warehouse with a large deck overlooking the majestic Hudson
River and Troy Marina. Menu offers pub-style fare, including
appetizers, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Award-winning
brewery offers 12 different styles of fresh ales and lagers.
Serving 11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-10
Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
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. $$$
Western Ave., Albany, 452-5670. House specialties include
pork and shrimp spring roll, petite chateaubriand, vegetarian
eggplant cabernet. Wine cellar with more than 2,000 wines.
Full bar, on-premises catering, takeout available. Serving
11-11 daily. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Madison Ave., Albany, 935-1094, www.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. Saturday
and Sunday brunch specials 7-3. Serving 7-2 Fri, 7-3 Saturday
and Sunday. Full bar, takeout. AE, D, DC, MC, V, ATM. $
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” and,
of course, your “main course” selection. Banquet facilities
available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Sat, 4-10 Sun. Reservations
accepted. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-5244, www.castlestreet
cafe.com. Fine dining tucked into an unassuming storefront,
with attractive high ceilings and a brick wall. A fusion
menu built around provender from local suppliers has won
praise from local and national press; don’t miss “The World’s
Best Chocolate Mousse Cake” (Newsday). Serving dinner
5-9:30 Sun-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat. Celestial bar menu also
offered. Closed Tue. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Route 9, Latham, 785-0834, www.the centuryhouse.com. Fine
American dining in the relaxed atmosphere of a newly renovated
Federal-style farmhouse. Executive Chef Michael Galbraith,
CEC, offers creative specialties from char-grilled filet
mignon to his signature Martha’s Vineyard lobster chowder.
Full bar. Banquet facilities, on/off-premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri; dinner
5-9 Mon-Sat. Reservations suggested. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
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 Tue-Sat lunch
11:30-2, dinner 5:30-9. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1106, www.circuscafe.com.
The accurately named Circus Café will make you feel like
the circus is in town. Enjoy festive yet classic American
cuisine in this unique, atmospheric setting. Try the homestyle
meatloaf, lump crabcakes with ginger aioli, chicken pot
pie, oversized salads and stupendous desserts. Serving lunch
and dinner daily from 11:30-10. Theme parties and late night
bar. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
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. $$
Mills Road (off Route 147), Galway, 882-6962. Known for
steaks and fresh fish served in a restored barn. On-premises
vegetable, herb and flower gardens (in season). Full bar
with large wine selection. Takeout available. Serving dinner
from 5 PM Mon, Wed-Sat; from 3-8 Sun; closed Tue. Reservations
recommended. “Pub” entrées under $15 available. MC, V. $$$$
Mine Co. Steakhouse
Central Ave., Colonie, 862-1120, www.coloradomine.com. Steaks
and chicken, broccoli cheese soup and the onion blossom
are some of the menu’s featured items at this Western-themed
family steakhouse. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving
11-11 Mon-Sat, noon-11 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Country Corner Café
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 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. $
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. $$$$
Farms, 579 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-1234; 1035
South St. (Routes 7 and 20), Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 499-7900,
www.dakotarest aurant.com. Not just a steak house—the menu
also features live Maine lobsters, ocean-fresh seafood,
an extensive salad bar, hearty whole-grain bread and irresistible
mud pie. Kids’ menu available. Full bar, takeout available.
Reservations strongly recommended. Latham: Serving dinner
4:30-10 Mon-Thu, 4:30-11 Fri, 4-11 Sat, 1-9 Sun. Pittsfield:
Serving dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu, 5-11 Fri, 4-11 Sat, 4-10 Sun;
also brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
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,
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,
Restaurant & Pub
Lark St., Albany, 465-5275, www.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. Daily pub
and restaurant specials; oversized martinis. Third-floor
banquet room is available for private parties. Patio is
now open daily. Serving dinner 4-11 Sun-Thu, 4-midnight
Fri-Sat. Lunch 11:30-4 Sat-Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 581-7011. Soups, steaks, seafood
and a salad bar comprise the simple menu. Sirloin, porterhouse,
prime rib, tenderloin—you’ll find your favorite cut and
they’ll cook it to your liking. Save room for the massive
desserts. Full bar. Serving dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$
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. $
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. 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.
Factory Eatery & Spirits
Prospect St., Ballston Spa, 885-0500. A restored factory
building gives the name; follow that theme through a 1st
shift of burgers and wings, fried chicken or fish and chips
for the 2nd. 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. $$
Guilderland Ave., Rotterdam, 382-9329. Featuring daily specials,
homemade soups and chowder, steak, seafood, burgers and
wings. Serving 4-10 Mon-Wed, 11-11 Thu-Fri, 4-11 Sat. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $$
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 lunch
noon-2 Thu-Mon, noon-3 Sat-Sun; dinner daily 5-close; bar
with tapas menu open later. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
at Saratoga Gaming & Raceway
Gaming and Raceway, Crescent Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 581-5790,
www.saratogagamingandrace way.com. Fortunes offers a unique
dining experience while overlooking the excitement of live
harness racing. The varying menu features American cuisine
with an extensive a la carte menu and impressive Prime Rib
buffet. Serving 5-10 Tue-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat, closed Sun-Mon.
Full bar, on-premises catering. AE, MC, V, ATM. $$$.
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, cash and personal checks. $
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. $$$$
Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-7359. Casual gourmet
dining with lots of variety; favorite dishes include filet
mignon, chicken cavatappi and shrimp etouffee. Full bar,
on/off-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving dinner
5-9:30 Sun-Mon, 5-10:30 Tue-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat. Reservations
not accepted. AE, MC, V. $$$
Mann Tory Tavern
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. $$$$
Fellas Bar and Restaurant
Watervliet Ave., Albany, 438-0069. Specializing in pizza,
wings, and Italian lunches and dinners. Full bar, takeout
and delivery available. Serving. 11 AM-4 AM daily. AE, D,
MC, V. $
Central Ave., Colonie, 459-4585, www.grandmascc.com. A comfortable
family restaurant with a cozy country interior. Come hungry
and enjoy generous helpings of tasty, home-cooked foods
from lasagna to roast chicken to huge chef salads. Try the
homemade cream of turkey soup; they make over 15,000 quarts
per year. Breakfast menu includes the Belgian waffle with
fresh strawberries. Daily specials, light menu available.
No matter what you eat, save room for dessert and sample
a slice of Grandma’s legendary pie. Beer and wine. Takeout
available. Serving 6 AM-11 PM daily. AE, CB, D, DC, MC,
New Scotland Ave., Albany, 453-3299. Pub fare as well as
Italian favorites. Also, steamers and fall-off-the-bone
ribs. Full bar, takeout available. Serving lunch and dinner
11:30 AM-4 AM daily; happy hour daily 4-6. AE, D, MC, V.
Grey Gelding Bistro & Bar
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-0957, www.greygelding.com.
Specializing in new American cuisine with Cajun, Californian
and Tuscan influences. Dine on signature dishes as the pecan-encrusted
salmon with a mango mojo pesto sauce or the Cajun-spiced
pork medallions with gorgonzola-rum sauce. Extensive wine
list with an emphasis on small vineyards from around the
world. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering. Serving
lunch 11:30-2:30 Wed-Sun, dinner 5:30-10 Wed-Mon, late-night
menu 10-midnight Fri-Sat. Closed Tuesday. AE, D, MC, V.
Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 584-4790, www.hattiesrestaurant.com.
Serving authentic Southern and Louisiana cuisine since 1938.
Come for the famous fried chicken and biscuits, or try specialties
like the fresh fish of the day and Creole jambalaya. Full
bar, takeout available, private parties. Serving dinner
5-10 PM Wed-Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
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. $
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 and an outdoor courtyard. Serving
from 11 AM daily. Reservations suggested for larger parties
and Fri-Sat nights. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
Mall, 862-9000. This original beach-theme restaurant offers
a little slice of Florida, right here in New York. Pub-style
fare is the mainstay—burgers, wings, sandwiches, seafood,
salads and more. Plenty of televisions for the sports-minded.
Beer and wine. Takeout available. On/off-premises catering.
Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-1 AM Fri-Sat, noon-10
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Inn Bar & Grill
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. $$
Mall (lower level, near Filene’s), 869-8077. Casual dining
with an extensive menu offering something for everyone:
soups and salads, finger-food appetizers, pasta, fish, stir-fry,
barbecued baby-back ribs, burgers and more. Full bar. Takeout
available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Thu, 11 AM-midnight Fri-Sat,
11-10 Sun. Bar open till 1 AM Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V.
86, Wilmington, (800) 766-9137. Fresh trout, venison, seafood
and steaks. Incredible views of the Adirondack mountains
and the lighted waterfalls of the Au Sable River. Full bar.
Serving dinner 5-10 daily. AE, D, MC, V, personal checks.
Second St., Troy, 266-8915. American bistro featuring steak,
seafood and pasta. Enjoy the outdoor deck on the water.
Full bar, on/off-premises catering, takeout. Serving dinner
3-9 Tue-Thu, Sun; 3-10 Fri-Sat; Sun brunch 11-2. AE, D,
MC, V. $$
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. $$$
Street, Housatonic, Mass., (413) 274-1000. Amid retro-American
décor of antiques, old toys and other bric-a-brac, feast
on old-fashioned comfort food such as pot roast, chicken
pot pie, meat loaf and mashed potatoes. Also burgers, wraps
and sandwiches; for dessert, try the homemade chocolate
meal at a good price” is the Jacks motto, and nothing backs
that up like the $34 family-style dinner for four. Full
bar. Reservations recommended. Serving 5-8 Sun, 5-9 Wed-Thu;
Sat 11-10, brunch Sun 11-3. AE, MC, V. $$
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. $
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. $
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 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. $$$$
Wolf Road, Colonie, 435-1551. Just the place if you crave
a burger at 3 AM. The main tavern menu features such favorites
as fresh soup and salads, burgers and wings, all available
until 3:30 AM. Full bar, accommodations for small parties.
Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-3:30 AM daily. AE, CB,
D, DC, MC, V. $
Schonowee Ave., Scotia, 393-6101. A popular drive-in restaurant
featuring burgers, hot dogs and fries, as well as fish,
clam fries and other seasonal favorites. Also serving ice
cream, shakes, sundaes and Slushies for dessert. Serving
11-9:30 PM daily. Cash only. $
Lark St., Albany, 436-7008, www.justinsonlark.com. Look
for some offbeat ethnic dishes such as jerk chicken on an
inventive, often-changing menu at this newly refurbished
Albany institution. Full bar and on-premises catering for
small parties. Patio open. Takeout available. Serving lunch
11:30-4 Mon-Sat; dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat; brunch
11-4 Sat-Sun; café menu until 1 AM nightly. Reservations
suggested. AE, MC, V. $$$
Wall St., Schenectady, 395-5999, www.katieobyrnes.com. Cozy
establishment serving American cuisine with an Irish flair.
Full bar, takeout available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Fri, 12:30-11
Sat, 12:30-9 Sun. AE, ATM, D, MC, V. $$
Steak and Seafood
New Loudon Road (Route 9) Latham, 785-3653. The steaks include
tenderloin, prime rib and New York strip, but don’t limit
yourself. Try the crabmeat lobster tails. Full bar, on-premises
catering and banquet facilities for up to 45. Takeout and
gift certificates available. Serving lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Fri;
dinner 4-10 Mon-Sat, 1-8 Sun. Reservations suggested. AE,
D, MC, V. $$$
Burlington Ave., Round Lake, 899-6000, www.lake-ridge.com.
Fine dining for a reasonable cost in historic Round Lake.
Cozy atmosphere with four dining rooms and two fireplaces.
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. $$$$
Street (Route 43), Averill Park, 674-3363. Barbecue ribs,
seafood, pastas, fish specials and many other homemade dishes.
Dine on the deck overlooking Crystal Lake. Full bar, banquet
facilities. Takeout available. Serving 11:30-10; tavern
menu until 11 PM. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
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; outdoor patio. Off-premises
catering. Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-midnight
Fri-Sat; bar menu available until 2 AM. D, DC, MC, V. $$
Madison Ave., Albany, 463-9779. The menu features favorites
from steak to burgers to chicken parmesan to chicken wings.
Homemade selections include the mac & cheese poppers,
French fries, authentic beans and greens, spaghetti and
meatballs, panini sandwiches and a variety of desserts.
Fresh fish daily. Wine by the bottle or glass; 17 draft
beers and more than 40 bottled selections. Full bar, on/off
premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-close
Mon-Sat, noon-close Sun. AE, MC, V. $
Northern Blvd., Albany, 463-2296. Serving gourmet dinner
specials and a wide variety of appetizers and pub fare.
Full bar. On/off premises catering. Take out available.
11-11 Mon-Fri, 3-11 Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
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. $$$$
Troy Road, East Greenbush, 477-9881. Five-acre clambake
grove. Enjoy barbecue ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket.
You will also find prime rib and king-crab legs as Saturday
specials. Children’s menu. Full bar, on/off-premises catering
and takeout. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri, noon-10 Sat, noon-9
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
9 and 149, Lake George, 798-1155. 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. $$$$
Plaza, Guilderland, 489-4288. Exciting fine-dining menu
features pasta, chicken and seafood dishes. Cappuccino,
beer and wine by the glass. On/off-premises catering. Serving
11-9 Mon-Sat; brunch 10:30-3 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Hotel & Restaurant
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, 4-11 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Happy hour
4-7 PM Mon-Fri. Takeout available. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
on the Park
Madison Ave., Albany, 449-2492. Specializing in dishes originating
from the Southeast and served with a side of Southern hospitality.
Menu includes fried chicken, catfish, Bar-B-Q ribs, pulled
pork, biscuits and cornbread. Sidewalk cafe with a view
of Washington Park. Serving dinner 5-close Tue-Sun; Sun
brunch 10-2. Closed Mon. Reservations recommended. AE, D,
DC, MC, V. $$$
Circle Mall, Latham, 786-6258. A popular spot featuring
regional American cuisine, from salads to steaks. Try one
of the 26 international draft beers or over 30 bottles.
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. $$
and Congress streets, Troy, 272-2422. Troy’s oldest restaurant
has been open since 1913. Menu features breakfast all day,
gourmet deli sandwiches, burgers, wraps, appetizers, salads,
homemade soups and desserts. Serving 6:30 AM-5 PM daily.
AE, D, MC, V. $
Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-8444. The casual-dining
menu includes soups, salads and burgers as well as full-course
dinners. Full bar, catering and banquet facilities. Serving
breakfast 6:30-11 Mon-Fri, 7-11 Sat, 7-noon Sun; lunch 11-2
Mon-Sat; dinner 5-10 daily. Reservations suggested for parties
over five. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
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. $$
Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-5455. On
trendy Railroad Street, a cheery, unpretentious breakfast-and-lunch
joint serving comfort food that effortlessly blends old-fashioned
American standards with more updated fare like eggs Florentine,
soybean vegetable stew and sandwiches featuring grilled
eggplant, avocado, brie and the like. Breakfast served until
closing. Takeout available. Serving 6 AM-3 PM daily. Cash
State St., Albany, 463-2100. Chef Andrew Plummer continues
at this Center Square hot spot serving Asian-inflected progressive
American cuisine in a city grill atmosphere. The menu changes
seasonally, but look for inventive fare like grilled kangaroo,
wok-seared tuna with mustard soy vinaigrette, grilled venison,
and Allegro sea bass with ginger lime butter. Many exotic
specials. Full bar. Reservations suggested. Valet parking
Tue-Sat. Serving dinner 5-9:30 Mon-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat; closed
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Route 9H, Ghent, 828-0663. A family place featuring lunch,
dinner and late-night snacks. Serving a variety of sandwiches
and early-bird specials, as well as frequent Friday and
Saturday buffet specials and Sunday champagne brunch buffet
(11:30-2). Full bar, catering, banquet facilities. Serving
9 AM-10 PM daily. Reservations suggested for special-event
days. AE, D, MC, V. $$
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. $$$
King Steak House
Erie Blvd., Schenectady, 370-0555. Offering their famous
oversized steak sandwiches since 1947, with a variety of
other choices. Informal dining. Beer available. Small parties
up to 25 guests. Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, Sat; 11-10 Fri. Closed
Sun. MC, V. $
World Home Cooking Co.
Route 212, Saugerties, (845) 246-0900, www.newworldhomecooking
.com. Big, bold flavors in Global Heritage cuisine, featuring
free-range meats, regional products and many vegetarian
choices. Ric Orlando’s jerk chicken and Thai green curry
never tasted better. Kids menu. Large parties welcome. Takeout
available. Banquet facilities. On/off-premises catering.
Reservations recommended. Serving dinner Mon-Sat 5-11, Sun
4-10. AE, DC, MC, V. $$$
Lunch Bar and Grill
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. MC, V, AE. $$
23, South Egremont, Mass., (413) 528-1421. Dine in the rustic
elegance of a converted 18th-century grist mill. Fresh fish,
steaks and pastas are among the specialties; enjoy a cocktail
or after-dinner drink in the cozy bar. Reservations accepted
for parties of five and larger. Full bar. Serving dinner
5-9:30 Sun-Thu; 5-10 Fri-Sat. AE, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-2990, www.oldebryaninn.com.
Rustic and roomy, with traditional specials and lighter
fare. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu,
11-11 Fri-Sat. Bar open until midnight Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$$
Caroline Street Bistro
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. $$$$
Main St., Greenwich, 692-8016. A top-notch eatery in Greenwich’s
attractive downtown, where the kitchen does wonderful things
with farm-fresh locally grown organic produce and other
ingredients. A full bar is also available. Serving dinner
5-9 Wed-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
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. $
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. $$
Owl at Twilight
County Route 29, Olmstedville, 251-4696. Tucked way up in
a corner of Olmstedville, on the way to Lake Placid, this
is a fine-dining restaurant with an American-fusion bent.
Mussels steamed in a habanero and tequila broth;
pork tenderloin roasted with a garlic and cilantro adobo—that
gives you a taste of the menu. Full bar. Serving Fri-Sat
5-close. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Main St., Rensselaerville, 797-3449. A country-village restaurant
with a menu that changes weekly and highlights fresh vegetables
and herbs, as well as elegant pastries. Full bar, on/off-premises
catering. Dinner 5-close Thu-Sun, brunch 11-3 Sun. Lunch
is served noon-5 Sun. Closed Mon-Wed. Reservations suggested.
AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
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, V. $$$$
Steakhouse at the Georgian Resort
Canada St., Lake George, 668-5401. In a beautiful setting
overlooking Lake George, dine on steak specials, roast prime
rib, pecan-encrusted trout and chicken marsala. Full bar,
on-premises catering. Serving 5-10 daily. AE, CB, D, DC,
MC, V. $$$$
N. Broadway, Schenectady, 374-0100. Italian-American cuisine
served within a casual contemporary décor. Featuring steaks,
cut to order, as well as seafood and pasta dishes. Try the
signature dish, chateaubriand. Reservations suggested. Full
bar; takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-4 Tue-Fri; dinner
4-close Tue-Sat. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, 688-1548. Chef Mike
Pietrocola and his wife Deena have redecorated the place,
so it’s much more comfortable. The menu offers contemporary
American cuisine; nice formal dining in the land of chain
restaurants. Full bar, wine list. Outdoor deck is open.
Serving lunch 11:30-2 Wed-Fri, dinner 5-10 Tue-Sat, 1-5
Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-7767, www.pearls
restaurant.com. Classic American fare simply prepared; plenty
of steaks, fish and game, with signature dishes ranging
from venison to fried chicken to tuna tartare. Full bar
with an extensive wine list. Serving dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu,
5-11 Fri-Sat; brunch 11-3 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Jack’s Sandwich Creations
Western Ave., Albany, 426-5505. A unique breakfast, lunch
and dinner restaurant located in the middle of Albany. Offering
authentic Philly cheesesteaks, sandwich wraps and more.
Off-premises catering and takeout available. 9 AM-midnight
Mon-Sat, 9 AM-10 PM Sun. AE, MC, V. $
and Dove streets, Albany, 426-4900. Classic pub food featuring
burgers, wraps, wings, sandwiches; dinner entrees after
5 PM. Patio seating. Full bar and banquet facilities. Takeout
available. Serving regular menu 11:30-10 Mon-Sat; late-night
pub food Thu-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Restaurant at The Inn at Saratoga
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. $$$$
Publik House Pub and Restaurant
9 and 9P, Malta, 587-7479. On first glance at the menu,
this seems like a pizza place, but then you discover there’s
a full-fledged selection of entrées among the pasta and
calzones. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-11:30
PM Sun-Thu, 11 AM-12:30 AM Fri-Sat. Serving pasta until
9:30, full menu until 11. AE, MC, V. $
Cohoes Road, Watervliet, 273-9646. American and Italian
offerings abound, including lasagna, seafood, veal and peppers,
prime rib and Mexican pizza. Specials daily. Renowned pizza.
Full bar. Takeout and delivery available. Serving 11-10
Tue-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Closed Mon. AE, D, MC,
Route 30, Amsterdam, 842-2606, www.theraindancerrestaurant.com.
The steaks are delicious and the portions are huge at this
area favorite. Dinners include all the trips you care to
make to the salad bar, and the menu also offers a standard
array of chicken, seafood and pasta-based dishes. Also serving
a light fare menu all day. Mon-Sat 11:30-10, Sun 12:30-8.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
at the Dovegate Inn
Broad St., Schuylerville, 695-6095, www.dovegateinn.com.
Enjoy casual dining and a traditional American menu, featuring
steak, chicken and seafood, including lobster ravioli. In
addition, a lighter bistro menu is available. Lunch includes
such fare as salads, deli-style sandwiches and quiche. On-premises
catering for parties of 20 and less. Takeout available.
Serving lunch noon-3 Fri-Sat, dinner 5-9 Wed-Sat, dinner
4-8 PM Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Warren St., Hudson, 828-3657. A casual, friendly, American
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. $$$
Ripe Tomato American Grill
9 and 9P, Malta, 581-1530, www.ripetomato.com. Affordable
four-star dining in this Italian-American grill. Try the
award-winning shrimp-and-scallop bisque. Specials daily.
Full bar. Takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving
11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 10-10 Sun (brunch 10-2). Skidmore
student meal cards accepted. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
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. $
Pub & Bistro
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. $$
Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 220-9900. Large menu featuring
burgers, salads, seafood, Italian entrees. Outdoor deck.
Full bar, on- and off-premises catering, takeout. Serving
3-10 Tue-Thu, 3-11 Fri-Sat, 3-10 Sun. AE, ATM, D, DC, MC,
Rose Inn & Restaurant
Rockwell St., Hadley, 696-2861, www.saratogarose.com. This
1885 Queen Anne Victorian inn is run by executive chef Richard
Ferrugio. Spring/summer menu features 14 oz. black Angus
New York strip with Chianti-shallot reduction, duck with
raspberry chipotle sauce, rack of lamb with merlot garlic
sauce, Cajun blackened sea scallops, homemade fettucini
with peas, mushrooms and scallops in a sage butter sauce,
and homemade desserts. Extensive wine list. Reservations
recommended. Serving 5 PM-close Thu-Sun. Starting Father’s
Day, open 6 days; closed Monday. AE, ATM, D, MC, V, personal
at Saratoga National Golf Club
Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-4653; fax: 226-0698. Chef
Peter Siconolsi creates progressive regional American cuisine
with an ever-changing menu utilizing fresh, local ingredients.
House specialties include roasted Maine lobster, char-grilled
ostrich filet, and the seared Chilean sea bass with lobster
risotto. Also, new simply grilled menu. Extensive wine list
and desserts made on the premises. Full bar, banquet facilities
and catering available. Outdoor terrace. Serving dinner
5-10 Mon-Sat, lunch 11-3 Mon-Sat; grill menu 3-9 daily;
brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, CB, MC, V. $$$$
S. Pearl St., Albany, 426-9647. Soups, large salads and
seafood jambalaya are available, as well as pasta, stir-fries
and quiche. Full bar open late. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu,
11:30 AM-midnight Fri, 7 PM-midnight Sat. AE, D, MC, V.
Altamont Ave., Schenectady, 355-9924. Eclectic American
menu offering everything from dinners to light fare. Homemade
soups, burgers, wings, and authentic regional items from
around the country. Full bar, on-premises catering, takeout
available. Serving 11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM-midnight Fri-Sat,
noon-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Sub and Pita Co.
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
AM-3 PM Sat. Closed Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
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, personal checks. $
Desmond, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, 640-6094, www.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, CB, D, MC, V. $$$
South End Tavern
Burden Ave., Troy, 272-9661. A friendly haven of comfort
food that’s been a South Troy mainstay since 1934. Specials
include baked ham on Monday, meat loaf on Tuesday, roast
beef on Wednesday, corned beef and cabbage on Thursday,
Fridays, for a special treat, try the scallops, haddock
and shrimp and prime rib on Saturday. Full bar. Serving
11-11 Mon-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
North St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 443-1234, www.spice-restaurant.com.
Traditional and contemporary American food with a twist.
Full bar, banquet facilities, takeout, children’s menu.
Reservations recommended. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri,
dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat, 5-9 Sunday. Bar menu available until
11 PM Mon-Thu, 11:30 PM Fri-Sat. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Broadway (Route 9) Saratoga Springs, 226-4437. A family
friendly sports bar with a menu featuring baby-back ribs,
crab cakes, pastas, wraps and salads. Full bar; takeout
available. Serving Mon-Sat 11:30-11, Fri-Sat 11 AM-midnight,
Sun 11-11. AE, D, MC, V. $$
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 lunch 11:30-2
Tue-Fri, dinner 5-9 Tue-Sat, brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, DC, MC,
V, D. $$$$
Route 9, Queensbury, 798-1188 ext. 2. A casual eatery located
in a country store that sells everything from baked goods
to gifts to toys. Menu offers a wide variety of breakfast
and lunch options, prepared with the freshest of ingredients.
Children’s menu available. Serving 7:30 AM-3 PM Mon-Sun.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
Steak and Seafood Restaurant
Columbia Turnpike (Route 20), East Greenbush, 477-9909.
Friendly neighborhood all-around good-food place, with a
Continental menu featuring steak, seafood and pasta. Full
bar, banquet facilities. Serving lunch 11-4 Mon-Fri, dinner
4-10 Mon-Sat, 2-9 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
Pawling Ave., Troy, 283-8376. Full pub menu. Full bar. Takeout
available. 11 AM-1 AM Mon-Sat; noon-12 Sun. Cash only. $
Plaza, 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-1 AM daily. Bar open
until 1 AM. Clifton Park: Serving 9 AM-midnight daily. Bar
open until midnight. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Central Ave., Colonie, 438-7457. Featuring a wide range
of homemade food, from burgers, wings and sandwiches to
dinner entrées such as prime rib, shrimp scampi and chicken
parmesan. Try the San Antonio-style chicken for a great
flavor combo. Full late-night menu. Takeout available. Serving
11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-1 AM Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
Broadway, Troy, 272-3013, www.toscagrille.com.
This upscale restaurant in the historic Hendrick Hudson
Building in downtown Troy 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 5-10 Mon-Sat, brunch 10-3 Sunday. AE, D,
MC, V. $$$$
Inn Turf, 205 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-7250 ext 432, www.turf
hotels.com. Menu includes chicken, veal, seafood, fish and
steaks. Banquet facilities. Serving a luncheon buffet 11:30-2:30
Tue-Fri; dinner 5-10 daily; prime rib buffet 5-10 Sat; Sun
brunch 10:30-2. Reservations suggested. AE, CB, D, DC, MC,
Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 393-3344, www.turftavern.com. From
stunning décor to superb meals, soups and desserts, a great
treat awaits you and your family. Featuring gourmet cuisine
and seasonal specials. Full bar, banquet facilities, on/off-premises
catering. Serving lunch 11:30-1:30 PM Tue-Fri; dinner 5-8
PM Tue-Fri, 5-10 PM Sat; 11:30 AM-8 PM Sun. Reservations
recommended. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Plaza, Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-5672. It’s a chophouse
with an Italian flavor as chef Ray Crodelle (formerly of
D’Raymond’s) and owner Mike Powers join forces to offer
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-Fri; dinner 4-10
Mon-Thu, 4-11 Fri, 2-11 Sat, 1-9 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
Bar & Grill
Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-6228. Contemporary
American and Italian cuisine in a Soho-inspired steel-and-aluminum
environment. Chef-co-owner Vito Gnazzo hails from Naples.
Try appetizers such as steamed mussels; entrées might include
grilled chicken, braised barbecue beef ribs, or Neapolitan
meatloaf. Menu also features homemade pastas, sandwiches
and pizzas. Full bar; off-premises catering; takeout available.
Dinner 5-10 Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu; 5-11 Fri-Sat; lunch noon-3
PM Sat-Sun; Sun includes brunch specials. Closed Tue. AE,
MC, V. $$$$
Chicago Bar & Grill
Mall, Guilderland, 869-3100; 601 Troy Schenectady Road,
Latham, 782-7166. www.unos.com. Chicago-style deep-dish
pizza, as well as salads, ribs, steaks, chicken, sandwiches,
burgers and express lunch daily. Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving 11:30 AM-11PM Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM-1 AM Fri, 11 AM-1
AM Sat (midnight in Latham) 11:30-10 PM Sun. Advanced seating
requests accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 782-BEAN (2326); 216 4th
St., Troy, 272-8605 (Bakery). 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. Takeout available. Latham serving
7 AM-7 PM Fri-Wed, AM-3PM Thursday (bakery until 7 PM),
Troy bakery serving 7-7 Mon-Sat, 7-6 Sun. AE, MC, V, D.
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.
Patio open during summer months. 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. $
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, too. Serving
breakfast 6:30-11:30 Mon-Fri (buffet 6:30-10), 7-noon Sat-Sun;
lunch and lunch buffet 11:30-2 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-8777, www.thewinebarofsaratoga
.com. New American cuisine featuring fresh ahi, award-winning
cheese, and entrée- and tapas-sized portions, prepared with
fresh, local ingredients. Featuring 50 wines by the glass,
as well as a full bar. The restaurant also includes a secluded
smoking lounge for those who wish to enjoy an aromatic cigar
after the meal. Serving 4-11 PM Tue-Sun. Closed Mon. AE,
D, MC, V. $$$$
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 Spring/Summer Dining Guide 2007