Washington Ave., Albany, 694-4400. This locally-owned establishment
serves up omelettes, triple-decker sandwiches and features
a New York- and Middle Eastern-style menu. Takeout available.
On/off-premises catering for private parties. Serving 7
AM-4 PM Mon-Fri. MC, V. $
Taste of Greece
Lark St., Albany, 426-9000. A bistro setting serving up
the gamut of Greek fare: spanakopita, dolomades, Greek salad,
gyros and souvlaki, kebabs, moussaka and more; extensive
vegetarian menu. Serving beer and wine. Takeout, delivery
and catering available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri, 4-10 Sat-Sun.
MC, V. $$
Restaurant & Catering
Western Ave., Guilderland. 452-6342, www.bfsrestaurant.com.
Fine Mediterranean cuisine. Falafels, spanakopita, kebabs,
baba ghanouj, tabbouleh, veggie platters and many other
Lebanese, Moroccan, Egyptian, Greek and Italian dishes.
Heart-healthy, vegetarian and kids menus available. Expanded
beer and wine list. Eat in or take out; on/off-premises
catering available. Takeout available 8 AM and serving 11
AM-9 PM Mon-Sat. Closed Sunday. AE, MC, V. $$$
on the Lake
Stafford Bridge Road, Saratoga Springs, 581-3928. www.chameleononthelake.com.
Richard Rodriguez creates a fun, funky, and festive eatery
on the shores of Saratoga Lake. Featuring live Latin jazz
on Thursdays. Voted Best Gourmet Mediterranean Restaurant
by Metroland. The cuisine simply prepared with bold
delicious flavors includes seafood, steaks and pasta dishes.
A light-fare menu is also available in the cozy lounge.
Open 4-9:30 PM Mon-Sun, year round. AE, D, MC, V. $$$.
Plaza, Delaware Avenue, Delmar, 439-8800. Voted Metroland’s
best-kept secret three years in a row, this café has intimate
and casual dining featuring falafel, kabobs, wine and beer,
wonderful salads, and innovative entrées created by chef-owner
Joseph Soliman. Serving dinner 4:30-9 Tue-Sat, lunch 11-3
Tues-Fri, noon-3 Sat. Closed Sun-Mon. MC, V. $$.