452 Madison Ave., Albany, 621-7144. New Orleans-style cooking featuring steamed seafood along with sides like mashed potatoes, rice and veggies. On- and off-premises catering, takeout, delivery. Serving 11-10 daily. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Hudson Harbor Steak and Seafood
351 Broadway, Albany, 426-5000. Hudson Harbor offers steak and seafood dishes just as you remember them from the restaurant’s New Baltimore location. Deck seats 80. Full bar, banquet facilities. Daily dinner specials. Reservations suggested. Serving dinner 5-8:30 Wed-Thu, 5-9 Fri-Sat. Closed Sun-Tue. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
1663 Route 9, Halfmoon, 373-8300, mattscapehouse.com. Casual dine-in or take-out, serving fresh seafood, haddock, salmon, lobster, and great salads; market fish and clams available. Special $21.95 for two lobster tails with filet mignon. Wine and beer. Serving 11:30 AM-7 PM Mon-Wed, 11:30 AM-8 PM Thu-Sat, closed Sun. D, MC, V. $$
Reel Seafood Co.
195 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-2068, reelseafoodco.com. This popular seafood emporium still boasts one of the most impressive raw bars around. The menu features char-grilled Block Island swordfish, fried calamari, and the largest variety of oysters and fresh fish in the area. Full bar, banquet facilities for up to 45, on-premises catering. Reservations suggested for parties of six or more on weekends. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri, 3-11 Sat, 3-9:30 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$