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AMERICAN

Aimie’s Dinner & Movie With Wallabee’s

190 Glen St., Glens Falls, 792-8181, aimiesdinnerandmovie.com. Full dinner menu featuring an array of appetizers, steaks, pastas, fowl, fish and pork. Salads, sandwiches and homemade soup, too. Catch a flick while enjoying your meal. Full bar, on-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 5-10 Mon-Fri, 1-10 Sat-Sun. 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, V. $$

Allium

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. $$$$

Ambition

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. $

American Hotel

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. $$$$

The Barnsider

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. $$$$

BEFF’s Tavern

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. $

Beverly’s

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. $

Bourbon Street

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, V. $$$

Café 217

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. $

Café Madison

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. $$$$

Cella Bistro

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. $$$

Charlie’s Restaurant

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, V. $$$

Chez Mike

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. $$$$

Circus Café

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. $

Daisy Baker’s

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. $$$$

Dakota

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. $$$

Dale Miller

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. $$$

Deacon Blues

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. $

Elbo Room

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. $$

Fifty South

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. $$$$

Firefly

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. $$$$

Gaffney’s

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. $$$$

Gotchya’s

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. $

Graney’s

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, V. $$$

The Grill

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. $$$

Hattie’s

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. $$

Hildreth’s

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. $$

Houlihan’s

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. $$

Jessica Stone’s

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. $

Jillian’s

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. $$$$

J.T. Maxies

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. $

Jumpin’ Jack’s

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. $

Justin’s

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. $$$

Katie O’Byrne’s

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. $$

Kelsey’s

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, V. $$$

Lake Ridge

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. $$$$

Lakeview Inn

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. $$$

Lanie’s Café

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. $$$

Lillian’s Restaurant

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. $$$$

Local 111

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. $$$$

Londonderry Café

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. $$$$

Maestro’s

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. $$$

Manory’s

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. $

Marché

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. $$$$

The Market

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. $$

Martin’s

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 only. $

McGuire’s

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. $$$

Montcalm Restaurant

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, V. $$$

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. $$$

Orchard Tavern

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, V. $$

Palmer House Café

1462 Main St., Rensselaerville, 797-3449. A country-village restaurant with a menu that changes weekly and highlights fresh vegetables and herbs, as well as elegant pastries. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering. Dinner 5-close Thu-Sun, Closed Mon-Wed. Reservations suggested. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$

Pangaea

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. $

Purple Pub

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, V. $

Putnam’s

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. $$$

Quintessence

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. $$

Raindancer Restaurant

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. $

Red Dot

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, V. $

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. $$$

Savannah’s

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. $$

Scarboroughs

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, V. $$

The Silo

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. $

Simpson’s

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. $

Stadium Café

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. $$$

Stockade Inn

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. $$

Terminal Tavern

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, V. $

TGI Friday’s

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. $$

TJ’s Café

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. $$

Turf Tavern

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. $$$

Tuscan’s Grill

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. $$$

Victory Café

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. $$

Water’s Edge

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. $$$$

Winslow’s

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. $$

 

 

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