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Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar

34 Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-0003, altawinebar@gmail.com. Executive chef Emeline Gibert offers a Mediterranean-themed menu featuring such dishes as confit lamb shank with veal and tomato demiglace, pan-seared duck breast with caramel sauce, and homemade fettucini with crunchy vegetables and pesto. Full bar, expansive wine list. Serving lunch 11:30-3 and dinner 5-9 Sun-Mon and Thurs., 5-10 Fri-Sat. Closed Tue-Wed. Open daily during summer season. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$

A Better Bite

99 Washington Ave., Albany, 694-4400. This locally owned establishment serves up omelets and specialty sandwiches, with Mediterranean specialties such as falafel, hummus and shawarma. Takeout available. On- and off-premises catering for private parties. Serving 7-6 Mon-Fri; 8-3 Sat. Closed Sunday. MC, V. $

Cella Bistro

See listing under “American.”


71 Partition St., Saugerties, 845-247-7198, fez-mediteroccan.com. Moroccan tagines, a savory stew set off by olives and lemons, are a specialty, along with kabobs, steak, chicken, and pasta dishes. Appetizers include calamari, stuffed grape leaves, hummus and more. Beer and wine. Takeout available. Serving dinner 5-9 Wed-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat, brunch 11-3 Sat-Sun. Cash only. $$$

The Garlic Lover’s Corner

235 North Greenbush Road, North Greenbush, 283-1621, garlicloverscorner.com. 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. AE, D, MC, V. $$$

Hidden Café

180 Delaware Plaza, 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, seafood, kabobs, wine and beer, wonderful salads, and innovative entrées. Serving dinner 4:30-9 Tue-Sat, lunch 11-3 Tue-Fri, noon-3 Sat. Closed Sun-Mon. AE, MC, V. $$$.

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