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. $$
BFS Restaurant & Catering
1736 Western Ave., Guilderland, 452-6342, bfsrestaurant.com.
Fine Mediterranean cuisine. Falafels, spanakopita, kebabs,
baba ghanouj, tabbouleh, veggie platters and many other
Lebanese, Moroccan, Egyptian, Greek and Italian dishes.
Also offering New York City-style deli fare, including homemade
soups, salads, wraps, panini and sandwiches. Heart-healthy,
vegetarian and kids menus available. Expanded beer and wine
list. Eat in or take out; deck open for summer season. On-
and off-premises catering available. Takeout available from
9 AM, serving 11-9 Mon-Sat. Closed Sunday. AE, MC, V. $$$
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. $$$
180 Delaware Plaza, Suite 200, Delmar, 439-8800, hiddencafe.net.
Voted Metroland’s Best-Kept Secret three years in
a row, this café offers intimate and casual dining, featuring
falafel, kabobs, wine and beer, wonderful salads, and innovative
entrées created by chef-owner Joseph Soliman. Serving dinner
4:30-9 Tue-Sat, lunch 11-3 Tue-Fri, noon-3 Sat. Closed Sun-Mon.
AE, MC, V. $$$.