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333 Café 

333 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-9333. 333cafe.com. A cozy bistro that provides an intimate dining experience. Extensive beer selection and hand-selected, worldly wine list. Featuring daily specials. Off-premises catering. Serving dinner 4-9 Tue-Sat; closed Sun-Mon. Luncheons for private parties available upon special request. AE, MC, V. $$$$

Aperitivo Bistro

426 State St., Schenectady, 579-3371, aperitivobistro.com. Eclectic bistro situated between Proctors and Bowtie Cinemas Movieland to serve the theater crowd before and after shows. Offering a variety of small-plate selections ranging from Italian to Asian delicacies. Reservations recommended. Serving lunch 11:30-2 Mon-Fri, dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat and 4-9 Sunday. Private party room (seats 50) available upon special request. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$

Beardslee Castle

123 Old State Rd., Little Falls, (315) 823-3000, beardsleecastle.com. Dine in one of five intimate rooms, in this historic castle in Central New York (complete with ghosts, or at least abundant rumors thereof). Chef-owner Randall Brown offers consistently creative cuisine that changes nightly, and always features fresh ingredients. Range of fare includes Mediterranean, Italian, Asian and Southwestern influences and beyond. Excellent and eclectic wine and beer selection, and a thoughtful children’s menu available. Large functions up to 180. Reservations appreciated. Serving dinner 5-9 Thu-Sat, 4-8 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$


Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave., Albany, 482-8000, creorestaurant.com. Chef Brian Bowden’s delectable entrées include fresh-caught halibut with maine lobster and veggies in a tartare sauce, and grilled rib eye with fried oysters along with greens, potato, and leeks in a smoked paprika hollandaise. Excellent service, with a team headed by Paul McCullough. Full bar, wine list. Reservations suggested. Serving 11:30-9 Mon, 11:30-10 Tue-Fri, noon-10 Sat; Sunday brunch 10-3, dinner 3-9. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$.


544 Delaware Ave., Albany, 915-1468, minglealbany.com. Chef Un-Hui Filomeno offers such Korean specialties as kimchi jigae, bibimbap and dukbokki, along with jambalaya, cioppino, five-cheese lobster mac, sesame-encrusted tuna Un-Hui and even meatloaf. Full bar, wine list. Banquets and takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-4 Mon-Fri, dinner 4-9 Mon-Thu, 4-10 Fri, 5-10 Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$


21 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 581-0560, ravenouscrepes.com. Featuring a wide variety of savory and sweet crepes for lunch, dinner, dessert and weekend brunch; also known for the Belgian pommes frites, fresh-cut French fries served in paper cones with dipping sauces. Beer, wine, espresso; takeout available. Serving 11:30-8 Tue-Thu, 11:30-9 Fri, 10-9 Sat, 10-8 Sun. Closed Mon. AE, MC, V, D. $$

Sage Bistro

Star Plaza, 2050 Western Ave., Guilderland, 608-5410, sagebistroguilderland.com. Many influences converge here, as chef Joseph Soliman offers such items as, scallops and shrimp in a pesto-tomato cream sauce, gilled marinated lamb in a shitake cabernet wine sauce, oven-baked sea bass topped with Moroccan charmoula, and Absolut chicken. Catering and takeout available. Full bar. Serving lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri, noon-3 Sat; dinner 4:30-9 Mon-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$

The Sedgwick Inn and Restaurant

17971 Route 22, Berlin, 658-2334, sedgwickinn.com. Dinner is served in an intimate, comfortable, elegant, candlelit restaurant. The menu is eclectic and imaginative. Dine in either the Coach Room Tavern or the elegant back porch. Can accommodate weddings and parties up to 100. Full bar. On-premises catering. Reservations appreciated. Serving 5-9 Fri-Sun. D, MC, V, personal checks. $$$$


25 Chapel St. (in the Hampton Inn and Suites), Albany, 436-7747, yonos.com. In elegant surroundings, Chef Yono Purnomo serves native Indonesian cuisine coupled with a seasonal, globally inspired menu, all of it bearing Yono’s trademark touches. Full bar with a 900-selection wine list. Serving dinner Mon-Sat from 5:30 PM. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$

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