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Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar

34 Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-0003, altawinebar@gmail.com. Executive chef Benjamin Daire offers a Mediterranean-themed menu featuring such dishes as oven roasted free-range chicken statler with tarragon mustard cream sauce, pan-seared duck breast with caramel sauce, and grilled organic tofu with coriander orange reduction and local root vegetables. Full bar, expansive wine list. Serving lunch 11:30-3 daily and dinner 5-9 Sun-Thurs, 5-10 Fri-Sat. 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; 9-4 Sat-Sun. MC, V. $


Cella Bistro

See listing under “American.”


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. $$$.


Risotto Restaurant

320 Northern Blvd., Albany, 747-6886, 518risotto.com. In a casually elegant space in Loudon Plaza, Risotto serves a unique fusion of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. Starters include Primo Risotto with beef tenderloin, and a Mediterranean sampler of spreads, olives and grape leaves; main courses feature beef, lamb, chicken, seafood, risotto and pasta. Full bar. On-premises catering, takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri, noon-3 Sat; dinner 5-9 Mon-Wed, 5-10 Thu-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$

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