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. MC, V. $$$
Albany Pump Station
19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, 447-9000, evansale.com. This
downtown Albany brew pub offers a vast array of American
fare. The menu includes steaks, lobster and shrimp mac and
cheese, calamari and a large offering of soups, salads and
sandwiches. Full bar includes a wide array of award-winning
microbrews. On-premises catering; takeout available. Serving
11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, noon-8 Sun. AE, D, MC,
42-44 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-2118,
mezzeinc.com. Making liberal use of local and seasonal ingredients,
the New American menu includes wood-grilled Berkshire pork,
grilled bistro steak with herb fries and more. Full bar
with extensive wine list. Serving dinner 5-9:30 Sun-Thu,
5-10 Fri-Sat. Sunday brunch 11-2. AE, MC, V. $$$$
154 Jay St., Schenectady, 382-9277. ambi tioncafe.com. This
hip eatery features sandwiches, soups, salads and homemade
desserts highlighting bread pudding and gelato. Full bar,
espresso and cappuccino, and family made chocolates to compliment
the meal. Takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving
8-5 Mon-Fri; 8-8:30 Thu, 10-5 Sat; 9-3 Sun. Open late on
Proctors performance nights. AE, D, MC, V. $
192 Main St., Sharon Springs, 284-2105. Serving traditional
comfort foods and heritage recipes that reflect New York
state and local products in a restored hotel with guest
rooms available. Dinner reservations recommended. Dinner
hourly 5-close Thu-Sun; brunch 8-2 Sun; dinner 11:30 AM-4
PM Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Angelo’s 677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany, 427-7463, 677prime.com. Stylish downtown
steakhouse with hardwood floors, plush leather chairs and
cherry walls. Steaks and seafood are the specialties here,
along with the tempting dessert menu. Full bar, on-premises
catering. Reservations recommended. Live music Wed-Sat.
Serving lunch 11:30-2 Mon-Fri; dinner 5:30-10 Mon-Sat; bar
menu 2-10 Mon-Fri. Closed Sunday. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V.
480 Sand Creek Road, Colonie, 869-2448. Specializing in
hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood, including prime rib of
beef and baked stuffed shrimp. Light fare available. Full
bar, banquet facilities. Reservations accepted for all parties
Sun-Fri; reservations accepted for parties of five or more
Sat. Serving dinner 4-10 Mon-Thu, 4-10:30 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Barrington Brewery & Restaurant
Jenifer House Commons, 420 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington,
Mass., (413) 528-8282. barringtonbrew ery.net. Rustic tavern
serving up stick-to-your-ribs pub fare such as chili, chowder,
burgers, bratwurst, a wide array of specialty sandwiches
and salads, and the hearty favorite Steak & Stout. The
wine and beer menu features a half-dozen or so beers and
ales crafted on the premises. Takeout available, including
bottles, growlers or kegs of house-made brew. Serving 11:30-9:30
Mon-Thu, 11:30-10 Fri-Sat, 11:30-9 Sun. D, MC, V. $$
The Basement Bistro
776 Route 45, Earlton, 634-2338, sage crestcatering.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 served;
off-premises catering available. Seating begin at 6 PM Wed-Thu,
5 PM Fri-Sat, and 4 PM Sun. AE, MC, V, personal checks.
The Bears’ Steakhouse
Route 7, Duanesburg, 895-2509. Some of the area’s best steaks,
served for more than 40 years in a friendly, unassuming
setting. It’s a charming step back in time. Call in advance
to reserve house specialties chateau-briand and prime rib.
Serving dinner 5:30-8 Wed-Fri; two seatings Sat at 5:30
and 8:30. Reservations required. MC, V. $$$$
95 Everett Road, Albany, 482-2333. Known for its pizza,
wings and 8-ounce burgers BEFF’s (Big Ed Fat Field’s) menu
features hearty entrees, as well as homemade soups made
fresh daily, salads, nachos and other bar fare. Daily specials.
Full bar. Takeout available. Patio available. Serving 11-10
Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri, noon-10 Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, MC, V.
47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2755. Homestyle cooking
since 1989. Gourmet breakfast featuring muffins, scones,
eggs Benedict and German apple pancakes, as well as a host
of gourmet salads, soups, quiches and sandwiches. Private
parties, catering, takeout available. Outdoor patio, weather
permitting. Serving 8-3 daily. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
Bistro at the Georgian Resort
384 Canada St., Lake George, 668-5401, georgianresort.com.
Executive chef Gary Fairchild offers American regional cuisine
on the shores of beautiful Lake George. Serving seven days
a week. Breakfast 7:30-11 in season. Dinner 5-10. Full bar,
takeout. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Bloomers an American Bistro
2853 Route 9, Ballston Spa, 584-4484, bloomersbistro.com.
American cuisine with global influences. Specialties include
New York strip steak with white truffle bordelaise. Vegetarian
options. Full bar, takeout. Reservations recommended. Serving
dinner 5-9 Tue-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
The Blue Plate
1 Kinderhook St., Chatham, 392-7711. An eclectic menu of
New American cooking served up nicely in this casual, friendly
restaurant. Fresh fish specials, pasta and meat loaf, as
well as a few surprises. Full bar. Serving dinner 5:30-9
Tue-Thu, 5:30-9:30 Fri-Sat, 5-9 Sun. Reservations accepted
for parties of five or more. D, MC, V. $$$
Bombers Burrito Bar
258 Lark St., Albany, 463-9636; 447 State St., Schenectady,
374-3548. 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. Takeout
available. Lunch delivery. Albany: Serving 11 AM-1 AM Mon-Sat,
11 AM-midnight Sun; bar till close. Schenectady: 11 AM-midnight
Mon-Sat, 11-11 Sun.. AE, D, 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. Karaoke Tue-Sun nights.
Full bar. Serving 3-close Sat-Thu, 11 AM-close Fri, 4-close
Sun. 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 Hudson River
and Troy Marina. Menu offers pub-style fare, including appetizers,
salads, sandwiches and wraps. Award-winning brewery offers
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, buf falowingsandrings.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. 11-10 Mon-Thu,
11-11 Fri-Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $
The Bull’s Head Inn
105 Park Place, Cobleskill, 823-4446, bullsheadny.com. A
200-year-old building in downtown Cobleskill where owner
Tony Giammattei and chef Rick Vincent mix traditional American
cuisine with such German favorites as Wiener schnitzel,
rahm schnitzel, Kassler Rippchen and various wursts. Full
bar. Serving from 5 PM Tue-Sat, from 4 PM Sun AE, D, MC,
12 1/2 Delaware Ave., Albany. 462-0050. An all-night café
serving homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything
cooked to order. On- and off-premises catering. Takeout
available. Serving 5 PM Wed-7 AM Thu, 5 PM Thu-7 AM Fri,
5 PM Fri-2 PM Sun. Closed Mon-Tue. AE, MC, V. $
1108 Madison Ave., Albany, 935-1094, café-madison.com. This
Pine Hills staple offers fine dining in the evening, with
daily fish, risotto, and beef specials. Also a perennial
Best Breakfast winner. Serving breakfast and lunch 7:30-2
Mon-Thu, brunch 7:30-3 Fri-Sun. Serving dinner 5:30-9 Sun,
5:30-10 Mon-Thu, 5:30-11 Fri-Sat. Full bar, takeout. Outdoor
patio seating, weather permitting. AE, DC, MC, V. $
Castle Street Café
10 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-5244,
castlestreetcafe.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 Mon, Wed-Thu; 5-10:30 Fri-Sat, 5-9:30
Sun; brunch 11:30-2 starting Memorial Day. Bar menu also
available. Closed Tue. Open daily in July and August. AE,
D, MC, V. $$$$
2015 Rosa Road, Schenectady, 381-2081. Enjoy casual tapas
in the bar and fine dining in candlelit dining rooms. Mediterranean-inspired
New American menu features local ingredients, house-made
pastas, classic bistro-style steak frites and chef’s nightly
specials. Full bar, extensive wine list. Available for private
events seven days a week. Serving dinner 5-close Tue-Sat.
AE, MC, V. $$$
The Century House
997 Route 9, Latham, 785-0834, thecenturyhouse.com. Fine
American dining in the relaxed atmosphere of a Federal-style
farmhouse turned hotel. Full bar. Banquet facilities, on-
and off-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving lunch
11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-9 Mon-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Reservations
suggested. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
4465 Route 30, Amsterdam, 842-7399, charliesrestaurant30.com.
Offers a little taste of everything. Mexican, Italian and
Chinese dishes are interspersed between Angus burgers, New
York-style pizza, and seafood. Full bar, banquet facilities
and catering. Open 11-10 Mon-Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, D, MC,
596 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, 479-4730, chezmikerest
aurant.com. American cuisine with a French sensibility.
Chef-owner Michael Cohen worked at Manhattan’s Four Seasons
and Lippera’s in Chatham before opening this friendly restaurant
with a seasonal menu that offers everything from burgers
to short ribs and ever-changing specials. Full bar. On-premises
catering, private parties and takeout available. Serving
lunch 11:30-3 Tue-Sat, dinner 5-9:30 Tue-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat,
5-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V, ATM/debit. $$$
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. Serving Tue-Sat lunch 11:30-2,
dinner 5:30-9; open 7 days in July-August. AE, MC, V. $$$$
392 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1106, circuscafe.com.
Enjoy festive yet classic American cuisine in this unique,
atmospheric setting. Try the homestyle meat loaf, lump crabcakes
with ginger aioli, chicken pot pie, oversized salads and
stupendous desserts. Serving lunch and dinner 11-10:15 Sun-Wed,
11-10:45 Thu-Sat. Theme parties and late night bar. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $$
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
dinner seven days, lunch Sat-Sun. Serving 4-9 Mon-Tue, 4-10
Wed-Thu, 4-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-9 Sun. Reservations
accepted. MC, V. $$
Cock ’n’ Bull
Parkis Mills Road (off Route 147), Galway, 882-6962. Known
for steaks and fresh fish served in a restored barn. On-premises
vegetable, herb and flower gardens (in season), patio dining.
Full bar with large wine selection. Takeout available. Serving
dinner from 5 PM Mon, Wed-Sat; from 3-8 Sun; closed Tue.
Reservations recommended. Pub entrées available for under
$15. D, MC, V. $$$$
The Country Corner Café
25 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 583-7889; 165 High Rock
Ave., Saratoga Springs, 584-8300. Cozy home-style eatery
with loads of breakfast options to choose from; all the
jams and jellies are homemade, and the maple syrup is the
real stuff. Also offering sandwiches, homemade soups and
more. Church Street location: Serving 6 AM-2 PM Mon-Sat,
7 AM-2 PM Sun. High Rock Avenue location: Serving 7-3 Mon-Sat,
8-3 Sun. AE, MC, V. $
33 2nd St., Troy, 266-9200. This downtown Troy establishment
serves gourmet American fare as well as an impressive array
of seafood and pasta items. Full bar, on-premises catering.
Serving lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Fri and dinner 5-9 Mon-Thu, 5-10
Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Latham Farms, 579 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-1234;
1035 South St. (Routes 7 and 20), Pittsfield, Mass., (413)
499-7900, dakotarestaurant.com. Not just a steakhouse—the
menu also features live Maine lobsters, ocean-fresh seafood,
an extensive salad bar, hearty whole-grain bread and irresistible
mud pie. Kids’ menu available. Full bar, takeout available.
Reservations strongly recommended. Latham: Serving dinner
4:30-9 Sun-Thu, 4:30-10 Fri-Sat. Pittsfield: Serving dinner
4-9 Mon-Thu, 4-10 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun; also brunch 10-2 Sun.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$
30 S. Pearl St., Albany, 694-3322, dalemillerrestaurant.com.
Dedicated to “the art of dining,” serving American cuisine
with global influences. Small plates, appetizers, half and
full portions—you can create your own dining experience.
Luxurious full bar; over 380 wines on the wine list. Takeout
available. Reservations recommended. Serving lunch 11:30-5
Mon-Fri; dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
184 Glen St., Glens Falls, 743-9026. Offering a wide variety
of appetizers, salads, burgers, wraps, vegetarian dishes
and pub fare, including fish and chips. Full bar including
10 beers handcrafted on site, six guest bottled beers. On-premises
catering and takeout. Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Thu, 11:30-10
Fri, noon-10 Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
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- and off-premises catering available.
Serving 11-11 Tue-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, D, MC, V. $$$
DP an American Brasserie
25 Chapel St., Albany, 436-3737, dpbrasserie.com. Yono’s
sister restaurant is an American brasserie with 18-foot
ceilings and plentiful natural light, featuring Chef Yono’s
inventive takes on traditional favorites. Full bar with
more than 50 wines, on- and off-premises catering, takeout.
Serving 11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri, 5-midnight
Sat. Reservations recommended. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V, ATM.
Duncan’s Dairy Bar
890 Hoosick Road, Brunswick, 279-9985. Homemade bread and
muffins, eggs any way you wish, fresh soup, reubens, hot
open-faced turkey sandwiches with gravy, roast beef and
baked ham. Great coffee and homemade pies, too. No alcohol.
Serving 4 AM-2 PM daily. Cash only. $
See listing under “Pub Fare.”
The Factory Eatery & Spirits
20 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, 885-0500, thefactoryeatery.com.
In a restored factory building. A sports pub atmosphere
with fine dining flair. Burgers and wings, fried chicken,
fish and chips, Reubens, ribs, good soups and a lively bar.
Serving lunch and dinner 11 AM-9 PM daily, late-night menu
until 11 PM; breakfast buffet 8:30-noon Sun. D, MC, V. $$
2128 Doubleday Ave. (Route 50), Ballston Spa, 884-2926,
fiftysouth.com. Kim Klopstock, of “The Lily and the Rose”
catering, offers her eclectic fare at this former diner
with all-day breakfasts, appealing lunch specials and nightly
tapas. Full bar, catering. Serving breakfast 8-3 daily,
dinner 4:30-close daily, brunch 8-3 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
51 Front Wine Bar and Bistro
51 Front St., Ballston Spa, 727-2089, 51front.com. Chef
Scott Frances brings a strong New Orleans influence to his
cuisine, producing, among many toothsome items, what he
terms “the best fried chicken you ever tasted.” It is. Wine
list. Serving dinner 5-closing Mon-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$.
Filet 7 West
611 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 785-7215, filet7west.com.
An upscale, modern American steakhouse with a chef’s tasting
menu for fine wine. Banquet facilities, on- and off-premises
catering. Reservations recommended. Serving dinner 4:30-9
Mon-Thu, 4:30-10 Fri-Sat, closed Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
71 Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-2700, fireflylenox.com.
Creative American cuisine with Asian and Spanish specialties
served in a renovated dining room with a mahogany bar on
Lenox’s chic Church Street. Homemade desserts, full bar,
on- and off-premises catering, takeout available. Serving
dinner 5-close Tue-Sat, closed Sun-Mon; half-price tavern
menu available from 8 PM Fri-Sat. Reservations recommended.
AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Fortunes at Saratoga Gaming & Raceway
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, Crescent Avenue, Saratoga Springs,
581-5790, saratogagamingandraceway.com. Fortunes offers
a unique dining experience while overlooking the excitement
of live harness racing. The varying menu features American
cuisine with an extensive a la carte menu and impressive
prime rib buffet. Serving 5-10 Fri-Sat. Full bar, on-premises
catering. AE, MC, V, ATM. $$$.
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. $$
Friends Lake Inn
963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, 494-4751, friendslake.com.
This rustic inn is set against the backdrop of the Adirondacks,
but you needn’t be an overnight guest to enjoy a meal from
the menu of eclectic regional American cuisine. Complement
your dinner with one of more than 20,000 bottles of wine
from the wine cellar. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering.
Serving dinner 5:30-9 Mon-Sat, 5-8:30 Sun. AE, DC, MC, V.
16 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-7359, gaffneysrestaurant.com.
“Saratoga’s place to be,” offering casual gourmet dining
with lots of variety; favorite dishes include filet mignon,
chicken cavatappi and shrimp etouffee. Full bar, on- and
off-premises catering. Takeout available. Daily lunch 11-3.
Serving dinner 5-10:30 Sun-Mon, 5-11 Tue-Sat. Reservations
not accepted. AE, MC, V. $$$
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.
Serving dinner 5-9 Wed-Sat, 1-7 Sun. Closed Mon-Tue. Reservations
recommended. AE, MC, V. $$$$
68 Beekman St., Saratoga Springs, 584-5772, gotchyas.com.
An American pasta house with a cozy bar in this historic
building once frequented by Lucky Luciano, Lucille Ball,
Walt Disney and Al Capone in Saratoga’s celebrated West
Side neighborhood. Serving 5-10 Tue-Sat; closed Sun-Mon.
AE, MC, V. $$
Grandma’s Pies and Restaurant
1273 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-4585, grandmaspieshop.com.
A comfortable family restaurant with a cozy country interior.
Come hungry and enjoy generous helpings of 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.
Save room for a slice of Grandma’s legendary pie. Beer and
wine. On-premises catering, takeout available. Serving 6
AM-11 PM daily. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
275 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 453-3299. Pub fare, 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. $
Great American Grill
Hilton Garden Inn, 800 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, 464-6666.
Dine in view of the Hilton lobby and watch the passersby
as you sample the breakfast buffet, dig into a sandwich
or try one of the dinner specials. Full bar, banquet facilities,
on-premises catering. Serving breakfast 6-10 Mon-Fri, 6:30-1
Sat-Sun and holidays; lunch 11-1 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-10 nightly.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$
The Grey Gelding Bistro & Bar
423 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-0957, greygelding.com.
Specializing in new American cuisine with Cajun, Californian
and Tuscan influences. Dine on signature dishes such as
the blackened red snapper with lobster-cream-sherry drizzle.
Extensive wine list with an emphasis on small vineyards
from around the world. 2009 Wine Spectator award
winner. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering. Serving
lunch 11:30-3 Tue-Sat, noon-4 Sun; dinner 5:30-9 Tue-Thu
and Sunday, 5:30 -10 Fri-Sat, light fare menu available
2:30-5 daily. Open daily during track season. AE, D, MC,
Holiday Inn Albany, 205 Wolf Road, 458-7250 ext. 432, hialbanywolf.com.
Menu includes chicken, seafood, fish and steaks. Banquet
facilities. Serving a luncheon buffet 11:30-2 Wed-Fri, dinner
5-9 Sun-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. Reservations suggested. AE, CB,
D, DC, MC, V. $$$
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, patio dining, private parties. Serving
dinner 5-10 PM daily. Reservations not accepted. AE, D,
DC, MC, V. $$$
Hideaway at Pagliacci
44 S. Pearl St., Albany, 465-1001. Newly redesigned restaurant
across the street from the Times Union Center. Full bar,
renovated banquet facilities and a rooftop patio for live
music and dining. On- and off-premises catering. Serving
lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri, dinner 4-10 Mon-Sat, closed Sun. On
Times Union Center event nights, restaurant is open and
kitchen stays open after the event lets out. AE, MC, V.
251 N. Main St., Mechanicville, 664-8511. Home-style cooking
and homemade desserts. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving 4-9 Wed-Thu, 11-9 Fri-Sat, 8-7
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
Hollywood Brown Derby
22 Clinton Ave., Albany, 463-1945, the hollywoodbrownderby.com.
A recreation of the Los Angeles icon, courtesy of the Mallozzi
family, where you enjoy inspired American fare while surrounded
by copies of the movie star caricatures characteristic of
the namesake. Bar menu with tapas. Full bar. Reservations
suggested. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Fri; dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu,
5-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Holmes & Watson
450 Broadway, Troy, 273-8526. The menu boasts lots of homemade
soups and salads, chili, wings, unusual sandwiches, charbroiled
burgers and complete dinners from pasta to seafood to steaks.
Daily lunch and dinner specials. More than 100 selections
of beer, ale and stout, with 24 on tap. Full bar, banquet
facilities, 250 seats on two floors. Serving from 11 AM
daily. Reservations suggested for larger parties and Fri-Sat
nights. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
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 from 4 PM Mon-Fri; 9 AM-close Sat-Sun. Reservations
recommended. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Crossgates Mall (lower level, near Macy’s), 869-8077. Casual
dining with an extensive menu offering something for everyone:
soups and salads, finger-food appetizers, pasta, fish, stir-fry,
barbecued baby-back ribs, burgers and more. Full bar. Takeout
available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Thu, 11 AM-midnight Fri-Sat,
11-10 Sun. Bar open till 1 AM Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V.
Hungry Trout Restaurant
Route 86, Wilmington, (800) 766-9137. Fresh trout, venison,
seafood and steaks. Incredible views of the Adirondacks
and the lighted waterfalls of the Au Sable River. Full bar.
Serving dinner 5-10 daily. AE, D, MC, V, personal checks.
The Irish Mist
285 2nd St., Troy, 266-8915. American bistro featuring steak,
seafood and pasta. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering,
takeout. Serving dinner from 4 PM Tue-Sun; Sun brunch 11-2.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
Jack’s Oyster House
42 State St., Albany, 465-8854, jacksoyster house.com. 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. $$$
Jake Moon Restaurant Café
2082 Delaware Turnpike, Clarksville, 768-2570, jakemoon.net.
Chef Daniel Smith, formerly of Nicole’s Bistro, serves up
locally-inspired food with fresh, local ingredients. On-premises
bakery. Takeout, on- and off-premises catering. Outdoor
dining on the patio. Serving breakfast and lunch 7-3 Tue-Fri,
8-3 Sat, brunch 8-3 Sun, dinner 5-9 Fri Sat. Cash, personal
checks, AE, D, MC, V. $$
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. AE, D, 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
from noon-close daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
John Andrew’s Restaurant
224 Hillsdale Road (Route 23), 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. Continually reinventing the menu around local
produce and products. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering,
small private parties. Serving dinner 5-close Thu-Tue. Closed
Wed. AE, MC, V. $$$$
240 Wolf Road, Colonie, 435-1551. Just the place if you
crave a burger at 3 AM. The main tavern menu features such
favorites as fresh soup and salads, burgers and wings, all
available until 3:30 AM. Full bar, accommodations for small
parties. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-4 AM daily. AE,
CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
5 Schonowee Ave., Scotia, 393-6101. A popular drive-in restaurant
featuring burgers, hot dogs and fries, as well as fish,
clam fries and other seasonal favorites. Also serving ice
cream, shakes, sundaes and slushies for dessert. Serving
11-9:30 daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
301 Lark St., Albany, 436-7008, justinson lark.com. Look
for some offbeat ethnic dishes such as jerk chicken on an
inventive, often-changing menu at this Albany institution.
Full bar and on-premises catering for small parties. Takeout
available. Serving lunch 11:30-4:30 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-10
Sun-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat; brunch 10:30-4 Sat-Sun; café menu
until 1 AM nightly. Reservations suggested. AE, ATM, D,
MC, V. $$$
121 Wall St., Schenectady, 395-5999. Cozy establishment
serving American cuisine with an Irish flair. Full bar,
takeout available. Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Fri, 12-9 Sat, 12-9
Sun; late-night menu until 11, Fri-Sat until midnight. AE,
ATM, D, MC, V. $$
State and Lodge streets (at the Crowne Plaza), Albany, 427-3049,
cpalbany.com. Now serving full dinner menu in addition to
all-day menu featuring paninis, burgers, salads and other
light fare. Full bar with newly enhanced wine list exquisite
wines by the glass. Serving 11:30 AM-2 AM daily. AE, D,
DC, MC, V. $$
Kitchen at the Dovegate Inn
184 Broad St., Schuylerville, 695-6095, kitchenattheinn.com.
Enjoy casual dining and a traditional American menu, featuring
steak, chicken and seafood. In addition, a lighter bistro
menu is available. Lunch includes such fare as salads, soups,
sandwiches and daily specials. On-premises catering available
for parties. Takeout available. Serving lunch noon-3 Wed-Sat,
dinner 5-9 Wed- Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC,
35 Burlington Ave., Round Lake, 899-6000, lake-ridge.com.
Value-priced fine dining 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. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30
Tue-Sat; dinner 4:30-8:45 Tue-Sat, 3-8 Sun. Closed Mon.
AE, MC, V. $$$$
Main Street (Route 43), Averill Park, 674-3363. Barbecue
ribs, seafood, pasta, fish specials and many other homemade
dishes. Full bar, banquet facilities. Takeout available.
Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Sat; noon-10 Sun; tavern menu until
11 PM. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
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 and Italian. Full bar. Off-premises
catering. Takeout available.Outdoor dining. Serving 11 AM-midnight
Mon-Thu, 11 AM-2 AM Fri-Sat. D, DC, MC, V, AE. $$$
408 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-7766. Nightly seafood
specials include baked stuffed shrimp and broiled catch
of the day; also aged, cut-on-premises steaks, sliced sirloin
and pasta dishes. Light menu available. Full bar and banquet
facilities. Serving lunch 11-4 Mon-Sat, dinner 4-10 Mon-Thu,
4-11 Fri-Sat; lunch and dinner 11-11 Sun. Reservations welcome.
AE, MC, V. $$$$
111 Main St., Philmont, 672-7801, local111.com. An intimate
(39-seat) eatery that specializes in putting locally obtained
food on the table, featuring a menu that ranges from snacks
and sandwiches main courses like roasted squash served with
white beans and pecorino, Hardwick Beef ragout and roasted
Punsit Valley Farms chicken breast. Full bar. Serving dinner
5-9 Wed-Thu, 5-9:30 Fri-Sat, 5-9 Sun; brunch 8:30-2 Sat-Sun.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
The Local Pub and Restaurant
142 Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-7256, thelocalpubandteahouse.com.
It manages to be all things to the neighborhood, offering
a wide selection of beer and a menu ranging from burgers
to salads to excellent fish and chips, even a variety of
teas. Full bar. Serving 11:30-10:30 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri,
9:30 AM-11 PM Sat, 9:30 AM-10:30 PM Sun, brunch 9:30-3 Sat-Sun.
AE, D, MC. V. $$
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, 4:30-9:30 Fri-Sat, 4:30-9 Sun. Lunch
11:30-2:30 daily. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland, 489-4288. Exciting fine-dining
menu features pasta, chicken and seafood dishes. Cappuccino,
beer and wine by the glass. On- and off-premises catering.
Serving 11-9 Mon-Sat; brunch 10:30-3 Sun. AE, D, MC, V.
Longfellow’s Hotel & Restaurant
500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-0108, longfellows.com.
Situated just off exit 14 near Saratoga Lake, Longfellow’s
prides itself on its intimate and relaxing dining ambience.
New menu offers both a “lighter side” and a “hearty side”
with entrees created to please any palette. Serving 5-10
Mon-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Takeout available. Full
bar, happy hour 4-7 PM Sun-Thu. On- and off-premises catering,
special events, and weddings. Reservations recommended AE,
D, MC, V. $$$$
371 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-0312, saratogamaestros.com.
Chef John LaPosta offers his unique, classy approach to
the classics, serving up fine American bistro cuisine emphasizing
fresh, seasonal ingredients. Beer and wine. Catering available.
Outdoor dining. Serving lunch 11:30-3 daily; dinner 5-9:30
daily. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Main Street Grille
857 Main St., Clifton Park, 877-8202. Rustic and cozy, restored
historic grain mill and feed store, adjacent to the Elnora
train station. Pub fare and dinners featuring hand-cut steaks,
seafood and pasta. Full bar. Beer on tap. Serving dinner
5-10 Tue-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
4th 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 6:30-5 daily.
AE, D, MC, V. $
74 State St., Albany, 434-7410. French techniques inform
the contemporary American cuisine of chef Brian Molino at
this handsome restaurant in downtown Albany’s new boutique
hotel. Utilizing as many organic, local ingredients as possible,
Molino offers such dishes as seared scallops with spring
pea risotto and carrots and Benton bacon in vermouth butter,
and roasted and braised duck breast with walnut crepe and
baby spinach. Full bar, on-premises catering. Reservations
recommended. Serving breakfast 7-11 Mon-Fri, lunch 11-3
Mon-Fri, dinner daily 6-10, bistro bar daily 3-11, brunch
7-3 Sat-Sun. 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 8 PM Mon-Thu; 10 PM Fri-Sat), 11 AM-6:30
PM Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
49 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-5455.
On trendy Railroad Street, a cheery, unpretentious breakfast-and-lunch
joint serving comfort food that effortlessly blends old-fashioned
American standards with more updated fare like eggs Florentine,
soybean vegetable stew and sandwiches featuring grilled
eggplant, avocado, brie and the like. Breakfast served until
closing. Takeout available. Serving 6 AM-3 PM daily. Cash
353 State St., Albany, 463-2100. Chef Rick Weber continues
at this Center Square hotspot serving progressive American
cuisine in a city grill atmosphere. The menu changes seasonally;
look for inventive fare and exotic daily specials. Full
bar. Reservations suggested. Valet parking Tue-Sat. Serving
dinner 5-9:30 Mon-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat; closed Sun. AE, D,
MC, V. $$$
Route 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 over half a century. Prime rib is
a specialty; small “café specialties” also are available.
Serving lunch daily 11:45-2:30; dinner 5-9 Mon-Thu, 5-9:30
Fri-Sat, 2-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Morrette’s King Steak House
1126 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, 370-0555. Offering their famous
oversized steak sandwiches since 1947, with a variety of
other choices. Informal dining. Beer available. Accommodating
small parties up to 25 guests. Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, Sat;
11-10 Fri. Closed Sun. MC, V. $
New World Bistro Bar
300 Delaware Ave., Albany, 694-0520, newworldbistrobar.com.
Featuring “global comfort food” from executive chef Ric
Orlando, the menu boasts a number of Orlando’s signature
dishes, including Ropa Vieja and blackened string beans.
New World offers everything from full entrees to small plates,
sandwiches and flatbread pizzas, as well as vegetarian,
vegan and gluten-free selections. Full bar. On- and off-premises
catering. Takeout available. Serving dinner 5-9 Sun-Thu,
5-11 Fri-Sat; brunch 10-2 Sun; tapas 3-5 Sun. AE, D, MC,
New World Home Cooking’s Fish and Barbecue Barn
1411 Route 212, Saugerties, (845) 246-0900, ricorlando.com.
See what’s cooking at Ric’s Sauger-Stock landmark, voted
Metroland’s Best American Restaurant for 2008. New
updated fun menu keeps the New World classics like blackened
string beans and Ropa Vieja and adds new summer seafood,
BBQ, and veggie dishes. Kids menu. Large parties welcome.
Takeout available. Banquet facilities. On- and off-premises
catering. Reservations recommended. Serving dinner 5-10
Mon-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat, 4-10 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
99 Restaurant & Pub
107 Wolf Road, Colonie, 446-9909. Many locations. 99restaurants.com.
This Boston-based chain features grilled and fried dishes.
Also, Buffalo wings and burgers. Try the chipotle chicken
quesadilla. Full bar. Serving 11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 11:30-midnight
Fri-Sat, 11:30-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
The Nottingham Chop House & Pub
112 Wolf Road, Colonie, 453-2369. Casual, classy pub featuring
a full bar with 15 beers on tap and an extensive wine list.
Full menu of signature appetizers and entrees including
steaks, fish and chips, burgers, salads, and sandwiches.
Takeout available. Serving daily 11:30-11, bar open 11:30-close.
AE, ATM, DC, MC, V. $$$
The Old Mill
Route 23, South Egremont, Mass., (413) 528-1421. Dine in
the rustic elegance of a converted 18th-century grist mill.
Fresh fish, steaks and pastas are among the specialties;
enjoy a cocktail or after-dinner drink in the cozy bar.
Reservations accepted for parties of five and larger. Full
bar. Serving dinner 5-9:30 Sun-Thu; 5-10 Fri-Sat, bruch
11-2 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Olde Bryan Inn
123 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-2990, oldebryaninn.com.
Rustic and roomy, with traditional specials and lighter
fare. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu,
11-11 Fri-Sat. Bar open until midnight Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$$
One Caroline Street Bistro
1 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2026. Continental,
regional American and fusion fare, all prepared to order
with fresh 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. This restaurant’s wine list
won the 2006-07 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Full bar. On/off premises catering. Serving dinner from
5:30 Mon-Sat. Live music every night. Bar open later. Closed
Sun. AE, D, 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. Half-off appetizer
menu 9-11 daily. Rotating dinner specials daily. Full bar.
On-premises catering for small parties. Off-premises catering
for large parties. Reservations accepted. Serving 11:30-11
Sun-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-11 Sun. AE, D, MC,
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- and off-premises catering. Dinner 5-close
Thu-Sun, Closed Mon-Wed. Reservations suggested. AE, CB,
D, DC, MC, V. $$$
1 Prospect St., North Bennington, Vt., (802) 442-7171. Offering
a contemporary American menu. Separate lounge offers lower-priced
menu items. Large outdoor terrace. Fine wine selection and
full bar. Off-premises catering and takeout available. Serving
dinner 5-9 Tue-Sat in the fine-dining area; 5-10 seven days
a week in the lounge. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Pepper Jack’s Sandwich Creations
217 Western Ave., Albany, 426-5505. A unique breakfast,
lunch and dinner restaurant located in the middle of Albany.
Offering authentic Philly cheesesteaks, sandwich wraps and
more. Off-premises catering and takeout and delivery available.
10 AM-11 PM Sun-Wed, 10 AM-midnight Thu-Sat. AE, MC, V.
Prime at Saratoga National
458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-4653 ext. 2. Offering
a grill menu featuring salads, sandwiches and lighter fare,
as well as a dinner menu featuring Prime’s famous steaks
and seafood. Serving dinner 5:30-9 Sun-Thu, 5:30-10 Fri-Sat,
lunch 11:30-4 daily. Brunch Sun 10-2. AE, CB, MC, V, D.
Primo’s Restaurant at the Inn at Saratoga
231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1890. American fine
dining is offered at a cozy Victorian inn. Bistro menu available.
Full bar, catering and banquet facilities for up to 110.
Serving dinner 5-9 Sun-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. Reservations accepted.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
The Publik House Pub and Restaurant
Routes 9 and 9P, Malta, 587-7479. On first glance at the
menu, this seems like a pizza place, but then you discover
there’s a full-fledged selection of entrées among the pasta
and calzones. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-11:30
PM Sun-Thu, 11 AM-12:30 AM Fri-Sat. AE, MC, V. $
2 Cohoes Road, Watervliet, 273-9646. American and Italian
offerings abound, including lasagna, seafood, veal and peppers,
prime rib and Mexican pizza. Specials daily. Renowned pizza.
Full bar. Takeout and delivery available. Serving 11-10
Tue-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Closed Mon. AE, D, MC,
Gideon Putnam Hotel, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs,
584-3000, gideonputnam.com. Upscale casual dining in a relaxed
atmosphere, featuring creative American cuisine. Open to
the public year-round. Full bar, catering and banquet facilities.
Serving breakfast daily 7-11; lunch and dinner 11-9 daily,
late-night menu until 11 PM Fri-Sat. Reservations suggested.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
11 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 434-8186, quintessenceny.com.
Recently refurbished, jazzy, casually chique restaurant
located in a historic Albany spot. Best known for its famous
chicken teriyaki. Free nightly entertainment. Free valet
parking. Full bar. Takeout, on- and off-premises catering
available. Online ordering Free delivery Mon-Fri 11am-3pm.
Serving 7 AM-midnight Mon-Wed, 7AM-4AM Thu-Fri , 8AM-4AM
Sat-Sun AE, D, MC, V. $$
4582 Route 30, Amsterdam, 842-2606. The steaks are delicious
and the portions are huge at this area favorite. Dinners
include all the trips you care to make to the salad bar,
and the menu also offers a standard array of chicken, seafood
and pasta-based dishes. Also serving a light-fare menu all
day. 11:30-10 Mon-Sat, 12:30-8 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Recovery Room Sports Grill
62 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 396-3800; 235 Hoosick St.,
Troy, 272-1702, recovery roomsportsgrill.com. Full menu,
from appetizers to steaks, ribs, seafood, chicken and pasta.
Also soups, salads, burgers and desserts. Local sports memorabilia
sets the mood. Full bar. Takeout available. Open daily at
11-11 Mon-Fri, 11-12 Fri-Sat, 11-10 Sun.. AE, D, MC, V.
321 Warren St., Hudson, 828-3657. A casual, friendly, world-inspired
bistro in the heart of Hudson’s art and antiques district.
The menu features authentic Belgian frites, mussels,
fish and chips, burgers and daily specials. Full bar, garden
dining. Serving 5-10 Tue-Sun; Sat-Sun brunch 11-3. MC, V.
The Red Lion Inn
30 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 298-5545, redlioninn.com.
Creative contemporary cuisine served in a charming, historic
inn that dates from 1773. The menu features regional cuisine
with a contemporary twist, including heritage-breed pork
chop with braised kale and balsamic grilled onions. In an
effort to support local farmers, Chef Alberg offers a special
sustainable-foods menu Sunday and Monday evenings and a
sustainable breakfast daily. Full bar, banquet facilities,
on- and off-premises catering. Reservations recommended,
and can be made by phone or online at redlioninn.com or
opentable.com. Serving breakfast 7-10 Mon-Fri, 7:30-10:30
Sat-Sun; lunch noon-2:30 Mon-Fri, noon-4 Sat-Sun (11:30-
4 daily in the tavern and courtyard); dinner 5-9 Sun-Thu,
5-9:30 Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
The Ripe Tomato American Grill
Routes 9 and 9P, Malta, 581-1530, ripetomato.com. Affordable
four-star dining in this Italian-American grill. Try the
award-winning shrimp-and-scallop bisque. Specials daily.
Full bar. Takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving
11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 10-10 Sun (brunch 10-2). Skidmore
student meal cards accepted. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
Riverfront Bar and Grill
51 Erie Blvd., Corning Preserve, Albany, 426-4738, riverfrontbarge.com.
The Capital Region’s first stationary floating restaurant.
Enjoy casual dining and cocktails on the open air deck,
or visit the enclosed lower dining room. Full bar, on-premises
catering. Takeout available. Serving 11:30 AM-midnight Mon-Fri;
noon-midnight Sat-Sun, bar open later. AE, ATM, D, DC, MC,
Rose and Kettle
4 Lancaster St., Cherry Valley, (607) 264-3078, roseandkettle.com.
Dine in a 200-year-old village house 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, braised pork, wild fish and much more.
Wine list. Serving dinner 5-9 Fri-Sun, Sunday brunch at
noon. AE, MC, V. $$$
The Rusty Anchor
Hudson Shores Park, Watervliet, 273-2920, therustyanchorbar.com.
Dine on fresh seafood and American fare, seasonally, in
this floating barge restaurant. Full bar. Takeout available.
Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Serving
11:30-10 Mon-Fri, noon-10 Sat-Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
Salty’s Pub & Bistro
Country Dollar Shopping Plaza, Guideboard Road, Halfmoon,
371-1120 or 371-1694. “Where friends and family surround
you and food is plenty,” is the motto at this casual neighborhood
seafood eatery, featuring a 50-foot oyster bar, a vast array
of fresh seafood, and a pasta and vegetarian menu as well,
presided over by chef-owner John D. Marzilli, former chef
of the Albany Marriott. Full bar. Banquet facilities. Takeout
available. Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, 11-10 Fri-Sat, 11-8 PM
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
1 S. Pearl St., Albany, 426-9647. Soups, large salads and
seafood jambalaya are available, as well as pasta, stir-fries
and quiche. Full bar open late. Serving 11-9 Mon-Wed, 11
AM-4 AM Thu-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
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 11:30-10
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. Lunch features homemade
soups, breads, overstuffed sandwiches, pies and other tasty
desserts. Open year round. Serving breakfast 7 AM-3 PM and
lunch 11 AM-3 PM 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-Sat, 7-10
Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
The South End Tavern
757 Burden Ave., Troy, 272-9661. A friendly haven of comfort
food that’s been a South Troy mainstay since 1934. Daily
specials: Monday, baked ham and barbeque baby-back ribs;
Tuesday, meat loaf, Yankee pot roast and boneless chicken
breast; Wednesday, roast beef, haddock, scallops, shrimp
and fried clam strip; Thursday, corned beef and cabbage,
and roast turkey and stuffing. For a special treat on Fridays
try the scallops, haddock and shrimp, and creamed cod, and
on Saturday prime rib, roast beef, and baby-back ribs. Full
bar. Serving 11-11 Mon-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $
389 Broadway (Route 9) Saratoga Springs, 226-4437. A family
friendly sports bar with a menu featuring baby-back ribs,
crab cakes, pastas, wraps and salads. Full bar; takeout
available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Thu, 11 AM-midnight Fri-Sat,
11-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
The Standard Restaurant & Lounge
Crossgates Mall, Albany, 452-7007, stan dardalbany.com.
New restaurant and lounge, featuring an array of creative
American and fusion dishes in an elegant retro atmosphere.
Huge selection of eclectic offerings—from Thai mussels to
macaroni and cheese—includes appetizers, salads, sandwiches,
pasta, steak and seafood. Full bar. Serving 11-11 Sun-Thu,
11-midnight Fri-Sat; cocktails until 1 AM Sun-Thu, 2 AM
Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
1 N. Church St., Schenectady, 346-3400. Schenectady’s newest
banquet facility and fine-dining inn welcomes wedding receptions,
and is happy to provide full accommodations to its overnight
guests. Full bar and banquet facilities. Serving 5-9 Tue-Sat,
brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Sutton’s Marketplace Café
1066 Route 9, Queensbury, 798-1188 ext. 2. A casual eatery
located in a country store that sells everything from baked
goods to gifts to toys. Menu offers a wide variety of breakfast
and lunch options, prepared with the freshest ingredients.
Children’s menu available. Serving 7:30 AM-3 PM daily. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $
Teagan’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant
360 Columbia Turnpike (Route 20), East Greenbush, 477-9909.
Friendly neighborhood all-around good-food place, with a
Continental menu featuring steak, seafood and pasta. Full
bar, banquet facilities. Serving lunch 11-4 Mon-Fri, dinner
4-9 Mon-Tue, 4-10 Wed-Sat, 2-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
774 Pawling Ave., Troy, 283-8376. Full pub menu and a dinner
menu including prime rib and seafood. Full bar. Takeout
available. 8 AM-4 AM Mon-Sat; noon-2 AM Sun. AE, D, MC,
Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, 489-1663; 1 Southside Drive, Clifton
Park, 383-7148; 3060 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, 581-4012.
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 Sun-Wed, 11 AM-2
AM Thu-Sat. Clifton Park: Serving 9 AM-midnight daily. Saratoga
Springs: Serving 9 AM-midnight daily. AE, D, MC, V. $$
1133 Central Ave., Colonie, 438-7457. Featuring a wide range
of homemade food, from burgers, wings and sandwiches to
dinner entrées such as prime rib, shrimp scampi and chicken
parmesan. Full late-night menu. Takeout available. Serving
11-11 Mon-Fri, 11-midnight Sat, closed Sun. AE, D, MC, V.
40 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 393-3344, turftavern.com. Upscale
restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere featuring gourmet
cuisine and seasonal specials. Full bar, banquet facilities,
on- and off-premises catering. Serving dinner Tue-Sat beginning
at 5, and 11:30 AM-8 PM Sun, with Sunday specials. Reservations
recommended. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Parkwood Plaza, 1760 Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-9146. A
steakhouse with Italian flavor offering a comfortable dining
experience. Daily seafood specials, great pasta dishes,
and a superb house marinara. Large, diverse menu. Full bar;
banquet and catering facilities. Takeout available. Serving
11:30-9 Sun-Thu, 11:30-10:30 Fri-Sat. AE, MC, V, D. $$$
Uno Chicago Grill
Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, 869-3100; 601 Troy Schenectady
Road, Latham, 782-7166; 3008 State Route 50, Saratoga Springs,
587-4270, unos.com. Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, as well
as salads, ribs, steaks, chicken, sandwiches, burgers and
express lunch daily. Full bar. Takeout available. Latham
serving 11:30-11 Sun-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat. At Crossgates,
11:30-11 PM Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM-midnight Fri, 11 AM-midnight
Sat, 11-10 PM Sun. Saratoga Springs: 11-11 PM Sun-Thu, 11-midnight
Fri-Sat. Advanced seating requests accepted. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$
The Van Dyck
237 Union St., Schenectady, 348-7999, vandycklounge.com.
Newly reopened, this Stockade-area mainstay is serving a
varied menu of pub food and favorite entrées, with pizza
and panini in the mix. Full bar, private parties, takeout
available. Reservations recommended. Serving 11-10 Tue-Thu,
11-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V, ATM/debit. $$$
10 Sheridan Ave., Albany, 463-9113. A 100-seat restaurant
featuring salads, sandwiches, pizza and daily specials.
Full bar, banquet facilities for up to 150, on/off-premises
catering. Serving 11:30-9 Mon, 11:30-10 Tue-Thu, 11:30-11
Fri, 5-10 Sat; dinner specials nightly. Closed Sun (available
for private parties). Reservations suggested on concert
nights. AE, MC, V. $$
70 Shady Harbor Drive, New Baltimore, 756-2000. This newly
renovated restaurant features an elegant dining room and
large circular bar and an expansive deck overlooking the
Hudson River. Comfortable atmosphere, affordable menu. Full
bar, on- and off-premises catering. Serving noon-9 Wed-Sun.
MC, V, personal checks, ATM. $$$
The Wine Bar
417 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-8777, thewinebarofsaratoga.com.
New American cuisine featuring award-winning cheese, and
entrée- and tapas-sized portions prepared with fresh, local
ingredients. Featuring 50 wines by the glass and a full
bar. The restaurant also includes a secluded smoking lounge
for those who wish to enjoy an aromatic cigar after the
meal. Serving 4-10 Mon-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
801 Route 9, Wilton, 584-2489. Great American cuisine since
1948. Home of Tessie’s world-famous oven-roasted turkey
dinner. House-butchered steaks, fresh fish. Full bar and
wine list, cozy Adirondack charm and hospitality. Reservations
accepted. Serving 4-close Wed-Sat, 1-close Sun (4-close
Mon-Sat during track season, 1-close Sun). Personal checks
and cash only. $$
Metroland's Fall / Winter Dining Guide 2010