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French/Belgian

by rwydro on May 21, 2012 · 0 comments

Bistro Zinc

56 Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-8800, bistrozinc.com. This elegant restaurant in the heart of Lenox serves simple, French-inspired bistro food such as steak frites, coq au vin, and a gourmet burger, with a very tempting dessert list. Full bar. Reservations suggested. Serving lunch 11:30-3, dinner 5:30-10 daily. AE, MC, V. $$$$

Brix

40 West St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 236-9463, brixwinebar.com. Authentic French bistro in the European tradition (complete with a Parisian-style zinc bar), Brix offers more than 180 wines, with an extensive by-the-glass selection, as well as classic French bistro fare. Full bar. No reservations. Serving dinner 5-10 Tue-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat. Closed Monday. AE, MC, V. $$$

Chez Pierre

979 Route 9, Wilton, 793-3350, chezpierrerestaurant.com. Dinners in the classic French manner, including sole Marguery, veal Oscar and steak au poivre. Bistro menu available in the lounge. Full bar, banquet facilities. Serving dinner 5-close Tue-Sun. Closed Monday. Open 7 days during track season. Reservations suggested on weekends. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$

The Epicurean Bistro and Wine Bar

579 Troy-Schenectady Road (Latham Farms), Latham, 786-8272, epicurean-ny.com. Paris-born chef Dominique Brialy creates a French bistro with entrées such as duck confit, steak tartare, Dijon-crusted roasted chicken and an array of vegetarian selections. Full bar, extensive wine list, on- and off-premises catering. Serving lunch 11-4 Tue-Sat, dinner 5-9 Tue-Wed, 5-10 Thu-Sat, brunch 11-2 Saturday. Closed Sun-Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$

Garden Bistro 24

1839 Central Ave., Colonie, 456-4566, gardenbistro24.com. Casual restaurant serving classic French-bistro-inspired fare in a comfortable setting. Seasonally motivated menu features many local ingredients. Full bar. On-premises catering, takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving 10:30 AM-10:30 PM Mon-Sat. Closed Sunday. AE, D, MC, V, ATM/debit. $$.

Inn at Erlowest

3178 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George, 668-5928, theinnaterlowest.com. American cultural cuisine with a strong global influence served in an intimate dining room in a 100-year-old castle. The culinary staff specializes in innovative interpretations of local ingredients, utilizing their own garden as well as local farmers markets. Signature dishes include scallop Wellington with consomme, confit of filet with smoked potato hash, handmade angolotti garden vegetable composition, and house-made soups, breads and desserts. Full bar, on-premises catering with a 250-person-capacity ballroom. Reservations strongly recommended. Dinner from 5:30 PM Tue-Sun. AE, MC, D, V. $$$$

Merry Monk

90 N. Pearl St., Albany, 463-MONK, merrymonkalbany.com. Menu includes entrees such as steak frites, chicken and fish dishes, along with burgers, vegetarian dishes, six varieties of mussels and traditional Belgian frites served with a choice of dipping sauces. Full bar, takeout. Reservations recommended. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-8 Sun. AE, D, MC, V, ATM/debit. $$

Provence

Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland, 689-7777, provence-restaurant.net. Serving traditional and contemporary Southern French and Mediterranean cuisine. Experience fine dining in true French-bistro style with such classic dishes as bouillabaisse, roasted duck and steak frites. Enjoy an open kitchen featuring daily specials, a full custom-made zinc bar, and award-winning wine list in a casually elegant setting. Private dining room accommodates up to 60 people. Serving lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Sat; dinner 5-9 Mon, 5-10 Tue-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat, 4:30-8:30 Sun. Sunday brunch 11-3. Bar menu available 11:30-close. Reservations recommended. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$

Rouge

3 Center St., West Stockbridge, Mass., (413) 232-4111, rougerestaurant.com. William Merelle is the chef and owner of this quintessential French bistro in the Berkshires. Among the entrées is the house favorite, braised duck with shredded potato cake and rosemary balsamic vanilla sauce. Tapas served at the bar. Takeout available. Reservations for four or more. Serving dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10. Hours extended in July and August. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$

The Wine Bar & Bistro

200 Lark St., Albany, 463-2881, winebaronlark.com. European-style bistro offering chef Kevin Everleth’s inventive cuisine and more than 60 wines by the glass. Beer and wine specials 5-6:30 Mon-Fri. No reservations. On-premises catering, takeout available. Serving 5 PM-close daily. AE, D, MC, V, ATM/debit. $$

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