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Recently reviewed restaurants:

Recently reviewed restaurants

Capital Q Smokehouse, 329 Ontario St., Albany, 438-7675, Slow-smoked ribs and brisket, pulled pork and more, with lots of tasty sides. Very limited seating. Serving Mon-Thu 11-8, Fri-Sat 11-10. Cash only, ATM available.

Bombay Grill, 571 Watervliet-Shaker Road (Route 155), Latham, 783-7838. Naeem Yousuf has moved his Colonie Center food-court operation to an accommodating building where he’s offering Afghan kebabs in addition to traditional Indian- Pakistani fare. Serving lunch (buffet) Tue-Fri 11:30-3, Sat-Sun noon-3, dinner Mon 5-10, Tue-Sun 5-10:30. AE, D, MC, V.

Casa Oaxaca, 54 Philip St. (at Madison Avenue), Albany, 433-7240. An inexpensive menu of Southern Mexican fare with bold flavors. Try the mole chicken. Serving Tue-Fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 4-8. AE, MC, V.

Bloomers: An American Bistro, 2853 Route 9, Malta, 584-4484. An eclectic menu in the excellent hands of chef Mark Lawrence, accessibly priced and served in a former silver diner. Serving dinner Tue-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat 5-10. AE, D, MC, V.

BEFF’s, 95 Everett Road, Albany, 482-2333. Pizzas and plenty of pub fare, including great wings and burgers and lots of daily specials. And Guinness on tap. Serving Mon-Thu 1-10, Fri 11-11, Sat noon-10, Sun 4-9. AE, MC, V.

Maggie’s Café, 1186 Western Ave., Albany, 935-2661. Now reopened after a thorough rebuild, Maggie’s is a sports pub with a plethora of high-definition TVs and a menu of appropriate pub fare. Serving daily 11-10:30 (dinner entrées from 4:30). AE, D, MC, V.

Avenue A, 544 Delaware Ave., Albany. 434-2832. Asian-inspired international fare is the heart of this menu; look for a special of lobster and macaroni with five cheeses. Panini and sandwiches also are offered. Serving Tue-Fri 11:30-10, Sat 4:30-10, Sunday brunch 11-3. AE, D, MC, V.

Sakura, 468 Troy Schenectady Road (Route 7), Latham, 783-8188. Enjoy fresh sushi, a traditional array of Japanese items such as tempura and noodle soup, and the high-energy theater of hibachi table meals. Serving lunch Tue-Sat 11-3, dinner Tue-Thu 4:30-10, Fri-Sat 4:30-11, Sun 1-10. AE, D, MC, V.

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