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A Better Bite

99 Washington Ave., Albany, 694-4400. This locally owned establishment serves up omelets and specialty sandwiches, and Mediterranean specialties such as falafel, hummus and shawarma. Takeout available. On- and off-premises catering for private parties. Serving 7-5 Mon, Tue, Fri; 7-7 Wed-Thu; 8-3 Sat. Closed Sunday. MC, V. $

A Taste of Greece

193 Lark St., Albany, 426-9000. A bistro setting serving up the gamut of Greek fare: spanakopita, dolomades, Greek salad, gyros and souvlaki, kebabs, moussaka and more; extensive vegetarian menu. Takeout and catering available. Serving lunch 11-4 Mon-Fri, dinner 4-10 Mon-Sat. Closed Sunday. D, MC, V. $$

BFS Restaurant & Catering

1736 Western Ave., Guilderland, 452-6342, Fine Mediterranean cuisine. Falafels, spanakopita, kebabs, baba ghanouj, tabbouleh, veggie platters and many other Lebanese, Moroccan, Egyptian, Greek and Italian dishes. Also offering New York City-style deli fare, including homemade soups, salads, wraps, panini and sandwiches. Heart-healthy, vegetarian and kids menus available. Expanded beer and wine list. Eat in or take out; deck open for summer season. On- and off-premises catering available. Takeout available from 9 AM, serving 11-9 Mon-Sat. Closed Sunday. AE, MC, V. $$$

Cella Bistro

See listing under “American.”

The Garlic Lover’s Corner

235 North Greenbush Road, North Greenbush, 283-1621. Kebabs, stews, Middle Eastern takes on meat, fish and pasta dishes are featured in this friendly place not far from HVCC. Serving lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri, noon-3 Sat, dinner 4:30-9 Mon-Sat. D, MC, V. $$$

Hidden Café

180 Delaware Plaza, Suite 200, Delmar, 439-8800, Voted Metroland’s Best-Kept Secret three years in a row, this café offers intimate and casual dining, featuring falafel, kabobs, wine and beer, wonderful salads, and innovative entrées created by chef-owner Joseph Soliman. Serving dinner 4:30-9 Tue-Sat, lunch 11-3 Tue-Fri, noon-3 Sat. Closed Sun-Mon. AE, MC, V. $$$.


Metroland's Spring/Summer Dining Guide 2010
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