Dinner & Movie With Wallabee’s
Glen St., Glens Falls, 792-8181, www.aimiesdinnerandmovie.com.
Full dinner menu featuring an array of appetizers, steaks,
pastas, fowl, fish and pork. Salads, sandwiches and homemade
soup, too. Catch a flick while enjoying your meal. Full
bar, on-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 5-10
Mon-Fri, 1-10 Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $$$
Quackenbush Square, Albany, 447-9000, www.evansale.com.
This downtown Albany brew pub offers a vast array of American
fare. The menu includes meat loaf, blackened snapper and
shrimp, calamari and a large offering of soups, salads and
sandwiches. Full bar, on/off-premises catering, takeout
available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat; noon-8
Sun. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Madison Ave., Albany, 489-0606. Expanded menu features a
creative take on continental fusion with such items as pan-seared
ahi tuna, sushi and California potstickers. And don’t forget
the unique martinis! Full bar. Takeout available. Serving
6 PM-1 AM daily. Reservations suggested on weekends. AE,
D, MC, V. $$
Center (lower level below food court), 435-1035. This restaurant
serves up American food in a lighter and brighter (or maybe
leaner and meaner) alternative to typical mall food-court
fare. Specialty salads, gourmet pizza, pastas, sandwiches
and burgers. Soups and sauces made from scratch. Full bar.
Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat,
11-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
Main St., Sharon Springs, 284-2105. Serving traditional
comfort foods and heritage recipes that reflect New York
state and local products in a restored hotel with guest
rooms available. Dinner reservations recommended. Serving
lunch 11-2 Wed-Fri; dinner hourly from 5 PM Wed-Sun; brunch
8-2 Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Center (lower level near Sears), 482-0284; 18 Park Ave.,
Clifton Park, 383-2004. Full lunch and dinner menu, from
sandwiches to steaks, with daily specials. Full bar. Takeout
available. Colonie: Serving 11-10:30 Mon-Thu, 11 AM-11:30
PM Fri-Sat, 11-9:30 Sun. Clifton Park: 11-10:30 Mon-Thu;
11-midnight Fri-Sat; 11-10 Sun. Call-ahead seating offered.
AE, MC, V. $
New Loudon Road, Latham, 786-8091. A European-style bakery-café
offering fresh made-to-order sandwiches, soups and salads
as well as fresh baked goods and gourmet coffees. Takeout
and extensive catering menu also available. Serving breakfast,
lunch and dinner 6:30 AM-9 PM Mon-Fri, 8 AM-9 PM Sat, 8
AM-7 PM Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
Barefoot Gypsy Bistro
Delaware Ave., Albany, 462-7876; fax 462-7877. A new addition
to the Delaware Avenue neighborhood just two blocks from
the Spectrum 8 Theatres, this eclectically decorated bistro
serves gourmet deli-style sandwiches, homemade soups, appetizers,
salads and dinners. Dinner specials Friday and Saturday.
Homemade pastries and desserts baked fresh daily on premises.
Beer and wine. On/off premises catering. Takeout available.
Reservations accepted. Serving lunch 11-2 Tue-Sat; dinner
5-9 Tue-Thu, 5-9:30 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
and Eagle streets, Albany, 463-5140; fax 426-0022. Downtown
establishment featuring omelettes, sandwiches, burgers,
steak, seafood and salads. Also serving authentic Italian
dinners. Full bar. Takeout available. On/off-premises catering;
private parties on weekends. Serving 11-9 Mon-Fri, 5-9 PM
Sat; open Sun during special events. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Sand Creek Road, Colonie, 869-2448. Specialties are hand-cut
steaks and fresh seafood, including prime rib of beef and
baked stuffed shrimp. Light fare available. Full bar, banquet
facilities. Reservations accepted for parties of five or
more. Serving dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Route 45, Earlton, 634-2338, www.sagecrestcatering.com.
Chef-owner Damon Baehrel cooks up regional American food
with the freshest possible ingredients, and his Sagecrest
Catering has provided meals for more than 2,500 weddings
in 18 years in the biz. The restaurant offers a tasting
menu of 10 to 15 courses of whatever’s freshest that day,
for a fixed price (which, like the menu, changes daily).
Past menus have included pastrami salmon potato napoleons
and spring sorrel salad direct from the garden—and there
are theme menus such as potato and truffle tastings. Wine
and beer is served; off-premises catering. AE, MC, V, personal
7, Duanesburg, 895-2509. Some of the area’s best steaks,
served for more than 35 years in a friendly, unassuming
setting. It’s a charming step back in time. Call in advance
to reserve house specialties chateaubriand and prime rib.
Serving dinner Wed-Fri 5:30-8; two seatings Sat at 5:30
and 8:30. Reservations required. MC, V. $$$$
Everett Road, Albany, 482-2333; 367 Delaware Ave., Delmar,
475-1111. Known for its pizza, BEFF’s (Big Ed Fat Field’s)
all-new menu features eight new entrées as well as half-pound
burgers, homemade soups made fresh daily, salads, great
nachos and other bar fare. Try the chicken toes. Daily specials.
Full bar. Takeout available. Albany: kitchen serving 11:30-10
Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11:30 Sat-Sun. Delmar: kitchen
serving 11:30-10 Tue-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-10
Sun, 11:30-10 Mon. AE, DC, MC, V. $
Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 785-7215; 4 Middle Mannix
Road, Rennselaer, 283-8397. For the Irish, even life’s little
things are worthy of celebration. Join the folks at Bennigan’s
for a bite—from soups n’ such to Murph’s Ribs n’ Chops—and
raise a glass. Full bar. Takeout available. Full menu always
available. Serving 11 AM-midnight daily. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2755. Gourmet breakfast—available
all day—and lunch seven days a week. Menu features such
items as muffins, scones, eggs Benedict and German apple
pancakes, as well as a host of gourmet salads, soups, quiches
and sandwiches. Private parties, catering, takeout available.
Serving 8-3 PM daily. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
House Brewing Company
N. Pearl St., Albany, 445-2739. This three-floor venue serves
a wide variety of American fare, ranging from pub food to
full dinners. Wood-fired pizzas, pasta, seafood and, of
course, in-house brewed lagers and ales (over a dozen of
the 20-plus varieties on tap at all times). Full bar, on-premises
catering, banquets, takeout available. Serving dinner 5-9
Tue-Wed, 4-10:30 Thu-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon. Reservations recommended.
AE, D, MC, V. $
and Dove streets, Albany, 463-9382. Greek and American casual
dining with burgers, wings, soups, salads, late-night snacks,
lunch and dinner in Albany’s downtown. Lunch and dinner
specials daily. Patio seating. Full bar and banquet facilities.
Serving noon-10 Sun-Thu, noon-11 Fri-Sat; brunch 11-3 Sat-Sun.
AE, DC, MC, V. $$
Kinderhook St., Chatham, 392-7711. An eclectic menu of New
American cooking served up nicely in this casual, friendly
restaurant. Fresh fish specials, pasta and meat loaf, as
well as a few surprises. Start with the Prince Edward Island
mussels with white wine, tomatoes and garlic. Full bar.
Serving dinner 5:30-9 Tue-Thu, 5:30-9:30 Fri-Sat, 5-9 Sun.
Closed Mon. Reservations accepted for parties of five or
more. D, MC, V. $$$
Lark St., Albany, 463-9636. A healthy-sized menu includes
vegetarian-friendly options, a creative selection of sizable
burritos and more than a half-dozen styles of delicious
chicken wings. Also boasting 20 draft beers and a dozen
types of frozen Margaritas. Eat in the quaint dining room
offering a prime view of downtown Albany’s Lark Street—and
check out the killer jukebox. Takeout available. Lunch delivery.
Serving 11 AM-1 AM daily. Bar till close. AE, MC, V. $
Central Ave., Colonie, 382-1110. Excellent jambalaya and
a menu of pizza, calzones, other sandwiches, chicken dishes,
burgers and salads. But the place comes into its own with
an array of bar food—wings, fried stuff, clams, you name
it. Good sports-watching venue. Full bar. Serving 11 AM-3
AM Mon-Fri, 3-3 Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Steak and Seafood
Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 347-1329. Bouillabaisse is
a regular menu item, as is calf’s liver. Look for stuffed
sirloin specials. Full bar, banquet facilities. Serving
lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. Reservations
suggested. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
River St., Troy, 273-BEER (2337), www.brownsbrewing.com.
This brewery-restaurant is located in a restored 150-year-old
warehouse with a large deck overlooking the majestic Hudson
River and Troy Marina. Menu offers pub-style fare, including
appetizers, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Award-winning
brewery offers 12 different styles of fresh ales and lagers.
Serving 4-11 PM Mon-Tue, 11:30 AM-11 PM Wed-Sat, 11:30 AM-midnight
Fri-Sat, 2-10 PM Sun. AE, MC, V. $
Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-3333. Elvis memorabilia
and a ’50s motif, serving a selection of imaginative salads
along with daily specials of pasta, veal, chicken, seafood,
beef and wood-fired pizza. Also homemade desserts. Full
bar. Serving daily 4:30-10. Lunch from 11:30 Wed-Sun. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $$
Mall, 452-2900. Enjoy ribs or a sirloin between serenades
from the nearby wall-mounted moose and buffalo. Also look
for seafood (grilled shrimp) and chicken dishes. Features
daily specials and unique side dishes. Full bar, takeout
available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, noon-9
Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Center, 64 Colvin Ave., Albany, 489-9418. Cruise on over
to the area’s only automotive-themed restaurant, hop in
the back of a ’57 Classic and enjoy your favorites from
the “Something for Everyone” menu. Lunch 11-4 Mon-Sat; dinner
4-9 Mon-Sat. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
Central Ave., Colonie, 456-1653. Featuring steak, prime
rib, chicken and seafood. All entrées include soup, salad
and bread bar. Full bar and party facilities. Serving 11:30-10
Mon-Fri, 4-10 Sat, 3-9 Sun. Reservations accepted. AE, D,
DC, MC, V. $$$
Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, 869-9976. You’ll notice a bit
of a golf theme at this restaurant offering lots of grilled
and otherwise healthy fare. Look for “sand wedges” (sandwiches)
and, of course, your “main course” selection. Serving 11:30-10
Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun. Reservations accepted.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
W. Main St., Cambridge, 677-5626. Five-star American cuisine
prepared in an unusual manner with an emphasis on farm-fresh
product. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, 7 AM-9
PM; Sun brunch 10-2. AE, DC, MC, V. $$$
Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-5244, www.castlestreet
cafe.com. Fine dining tucked into an unassuming storefront,
with attractive high ceilings and a brick wall. A fusion
menu built around provender from local suppliers has won
praise from local and national press; don’t miss “The World’s
Best Chocolate Mousse Cake” (Newsday). Serving dinner
5-9:30 Sun-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat. Celestial Bar menu also
offered. Closed Tue. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Route 9, Latham, 785-0834. American dining in a Federal-style
farmhouse. A formal menu includes slow-roasted stuffed tenderloin,
Adirondack-campfire trout, and risotto and porcini mushrooms;
light menu also available. Full bar. Banquet facilities,
on/off-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving lunch
11-3 Mon-Fri; dinner 4-9 Mon-Thu, 4-10 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun.
Reservations suggested. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
at Saratoga Gaming & Raceway
Raceway, Nelson Avenue, Saratoga Springs, 581-5790, www.saragtogaraceway.com.
Enjoy fine dining with a panoramic view of the beautiful
Saratoga harness racetrack. If you prefer more casual dining,
a deli is also on the premises offering soups and overstuffed
sandwiches. Kitchen is open during races. Buffet 4-9 Wed-Sat,
brunch 10-3 Sun. Full bar, on-premises catering. AE, MC,
V, ATM. $$.
Warren St., Hudson, 828-4990. A new menu is written up each
week, based on the freshest available seasonal foods. Fresh
game is a specialty, so look for quail, venison and pheasant
dishes in season. The restaurant serves vegetables and herbs
from local farms and offers a quality wine list. Full bar,
takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-3 Fri, noon-3:30
Sat; Sun brunch noon-4; dinner 5:30-9:30 Mon-Tue, Thu; 5:30-10
Fri-Sat, 4:30-9 Sun; closed Wed. Reservations recommended.
AE, MC, V, $$$
Fuller Road, Colonie, 489-8066. The hearty menu includes
lots of appetizers, chicken wings, burgers, pizza and homemade
lunch specials on Fridays. Also 99-cent burgers. Full bar.
Takeout available. Serving 4-2 Mon-Wed, 11 AM-4 AM Thu-Fri,
noon-close Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-2745. It’s nestled in
a pleasant street in downtown Lenox. The eclectic menu includes
vegetarian entrées as well as traditional meatstuffs done
in different ways. Try the crispy crab cakes among the other
offerings on the new seasonal menu. Serving Tue-Sat lunch
11:30-2, dinner 5:30-9. MC, V. $$$$
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1106, www.circuscafe.com.
Circus Café offers a variety of fine fare for a quick lunch
or leisurely dining. Don’t miss the circus-themed drinks
(think colorful) and desserts (cotton candy!), which go
with the décor of circus memorabilia. Outdoor patio dining,
full bar. Serving lunch 11:30-3, dinner 5-10, libations
until closing. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Route 9P, Saratoga Lake, 584-9791. Steak is the watchword
here; prime rib is very popular these days. But don’t worry,
there are seafood favorites, too. Full bar. Serving dinner
4-9 Mon-Tue, 4-10 Wed-Thu, 4-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, noon-9
Sun. Reservations only accepted for major holidays. MC,
Mills Road (off Route 147), Galway, 882-6962. Known for
steaks and fresh fish served in a restored barn. On-premises
vegetable, herb and flower gardens (in season). Full bar
with large wine selection. Takeout available. Serving dinner
from 5 PM Mon, Wed-Sat; from 1 PM Sun; closed Tue. Open
daily during racing season. Reservations recommended. “Pub”
entrées under $15 available. MC, V. $$$
Mine Co. Steakhouse
Central Ave., Colonie, 862-1120. Steaks and chicken, broccoli
cheese soup and the onion blossom are some of the menu’s
featured items at this Western-themed family steakhouse.
Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Sat, noon-11
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Country Corner Café
Church St., Saratoga Springs, 583-7889. Cozy home-style
eatery with loads of breakfast options to choose from; all
the jams and jellies are homemade, and the maple syrup is
the real stuff from Vermont. Also sandwiches, homemade soups
and more. Serving 6 AM-2 PM Mon-Sat, 7 AM-2 PM Sun. Cash
Second St., Troy, 266-9200. This downtown Troy establishment
serves gourmet American fare as well as an impressive array
of seafood and pasta items. Full bar, on-premises catering.
Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Fri, 5-10 Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Farms, 579 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-1234; 1035
South St. (Routes 7 and 20), Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 499-7900;
www.dakotarestaurant.com. Not just a steak house—the menu
also features live Maine lobsters, ocean-fresh seafood,
an extensive salad bar, hearty whole-grain bread and irresistible
mud pie. Kids’ menu available. Full bar, takeout available.
Reservations strongly recommended. Latham: Serving dinner
4:30-10 Mon-Thu, 4:30-11, 4-11 Sat, 1-9 Sun. Pittsfield:
Serving dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu, 5-11 Fri, 4-11 Sat, 4-10 Sun;
also brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
Glen St., Glens Falls, 743-9026. Offering a wide variety
of appetizers, salads, burgers, wraps, vegetarian dishes
and pub fare, including fish and chips, and bangers and
mash. Full bar including 10 beers handcrafted on site, four
guest beers on tap. On-premises catering and takeout. Serving
11:30-9 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat. AE, DC, MC,
25th St., Watervliet, 273-9888. A restaurant with a little
bit of everything: steak, seafood, clams and more, with
baked stuffed shrimp a particular favorite. Full bar, banquet
facilities and on/off-premises catering available. Serving
11-11 Tue-Thu; 11 AM-11:30 PM Fri-Sat; closed Sun-Mon. AE,
MC, V. $
Restaurant & Pub
Lark St., Albany, 465-5275. Enjoy a fine glass of wine or
ice cold beer in the newly remodeled pub, and then have
dinner in the second-floor dining room. The menu includes
a variety of appetizers, entrees and sandwiches. Homemade
cheesecake a specialty. Daily pub and restaurant specials;
tableside martinis; heated patio. Serving 4 PM-11 PM Sun-Thu,
4-midnight Fri-Sat. Now also serving brunch 11-3 Sat-Sun.
AE, MC, V. $$
Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 581-7011. Soups, steaks, seafood
and a salad bar comprise the simple menu. Sirloin, porterhouse,
prime rib, tenderloin—you’ll find your favorite cut and
they’ll cook it to your liking. Save room for the massive
desserts. Full bar. Serving dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat, 2-10 Sun.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Hoosick Road, Brunswick, 279-9985. Homemade bread and muffins,
eggs any way you wish, fresh soup, Reubens, hot open-faced
turkey sandwiches with gravy, roast beef and baked ham.
Great coffee and homemade pies, too. No alcohol. Serving
4 AM-2 PM Mon-Fri, 3 AM-2 PM Sat-Sun. Cash only. $
Old Sheffield Road, South Egremont, Mass., (413) 528-2111.
This charming, 18th-century country inn features an elegant
dining room overlooking Karner Brook. The menu changes frequently
to highlight seasonal local ingredients. Signature dishes
include filet mignon with herbed mushroom sauce, fresh fish
and homemade pasta; desserts and baked goods are made from
scratch. À la carte dining is an option, and a more casual
menu is available in the tavern. Full bar, on-premises catering.
Serving 5:30-9:30 Wed-Sun. Closed Mon-Tue. AE, D, MC, V.
Guilderland Ave., Rotterdam, 382-9329. Featuring daily specials,
homemade soups and chowder, steak, seafood, burgers and
wings. Serving 4-10 Mon, 11-10 Tue-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $$
Flying Fish Grille
Canada St., Lake George, 668-9224. Specializing in fresh
seafood; also steaks, burgers, salads and more. Fine dining
downstairs; more casual, family-oriented atmosphere upstairs.
Two decks overlooking Lake George. Full bar. Catering and
takeout available. Serving 11:30-9 daily. AE, MC, V. $$$
Grove St., Delmar, 439-0172. An old-fashioned eatery with
counter seating, booths and tables. The menu features a
blend of diner fare and fancier stuff. Dinner offerings
get into more ambitious dishes with a contemporary American
touch. Takeout available. Serving breakfast 7-11:30 Mon-Sat,
7-1 Sun, lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Sat, dinner 5-8 Tue-Sat. AE,
D, MC, V, cash and personal checks. $
Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, 494-4751. This rustic inn
is set against the backdrop of the Adirondacks, but you
needn’t be an overnight guest to enjoy a meal from the menu
of eclectic American regional cuisine. Complement your dinner
with one of more than 20,000 bottles of wine from the wine
cellar. Full bar, on/off-premises catering. Serving dinner
5:30-9 Mon-Thu, 5:30-10 Fri-Sat, 4:30-9 Sun. AE, CB, DC,
MC, V. $$$$
Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-7359. Casual gourmet
dining with lots of variety; favorite dishes include filet
mignon, scallops Florentine and linguine pesto. Full bar,
on/off-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving lunch
11:30-3 Mon-Fri, dinner 5:30-10:30 Sun-Tue, 5:30-11 Wed-Sat,
brunch 10:30-3 Sun. Reservations not accepted. AE, MC, V.
Mann Tory Tavern
30 and 443, Schoharie, 295-7128. A Revolutionary War-era
house serving French-inspired American fare. Menu changes
daily. Catering on premises for parties up to 30. Reservations
recommended. Serving dinner 5-9 Wed-Sat, 1-7 Sun. Closed
Mon-Tue. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Central Ave., Colonie, 459-4585. A comfortable family restaurant
with a cozy country interior. Come hungry and enjoy generous
helpings of tasty, home-cooked foods from lasagna to roast
chicken to huge chef salads. Try the homemade cream of turkey
soup. Breakfast menu includes the Belgian waffle with fresh
strawberries. Daily specials, light menu available. No matter
what you eat, save room for dessert and sample a slice of
Grandma’s legendary pie. Beer and wine. Takeout available.
Serving 6 AM-midnight daily. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
New Scotland Ave., Albany, 453-3299. Pub fare as well as
some Italian favorites. Recent menu additions include steamers
and fall-off-the-bone ribs. Full bar, takeout available.
Serving lunch and dinner 11:30-4 daily; happy hour daily
4-6. AE, D, MC, V. $
Western Ave., Albany, 459-7274. The eclectic menu of favorites
from around the world was designed to offer something for
the whole family. Seasonal menus offer new items, and the
kids’ menu has been expanded. Full bar. Open 11-11 Fri-Sat,
11-10 Sun-Thu. AE, D, MC, V. $
Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 584-4790, www.hattiesrestaurant.com.
Serving authentic Southern and Louisiana cuisine since 1938.
Come for the famous fried chicken and biscuits, or try the
delicious New Orleans specials, grilled seafood and vegetarian
entrées. Specialties include crab cakes, chicken gumbo and
homemade desserts such as sweet-potato pie and pecan pie.
Full bar, takeout available, private parties. Serving dinner
5-10 Wed-Sun, closed Mon-Tue. Open seven days starting in
July. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Rock Steakhouse & Pub
Hotel, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-ROCK (7625). Located
inside the Prime hotel in Saratoga’s downtown, the High
Rock’s menu features steaks, pasta specials and seafood.
Nightly specials. Full bar, banquet facilities, on/off-premises
catering. Takeout available. Serving breakfast 6-11 Mon-Fri,
7-11 Sat-Sun, lunch 11-2 Mon-Sat, dinner 5-10 daily, bar
open until 2 AM Fri-Sat. Sunday brunch 11-2. Reservations
suggested. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
N. Main St., Mechanicville, 664-8511. Home-style cooking
and homemade desserts. Full bar, on/off-premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving lunch 11-2 Wed and Fri, dinner
4-9 Wed-Sat, breakfast, lunch and dinner 8 AM-7 PM Sun.
Closed Mon-Tue. AE, D, MC, V. $
Broadway, Troy, 273-8526. The menu boasts lots of homemade
soups and salads, chili, wings, unusual sandwiches, charbroiled
burgers and complete dinners from pasta to seafood to steaks.
Daily lunch and dinner specials. More than 200 selections
of beer, ale and stout—28 on tap. More than 20 single-malt
scotch selections. Full bar, banquet facilities, 250 seats
on two floors and an outdoor courtyard. Serving from 11
AM daily. Reservations suggested for larger parties and
Fri-Sat nights. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Mall, 862-9000. This original beach-theme restaurant offers
a little slice of Florida, right here in New York. Pub-style
fare is the mainstay—burgers, wings, sandwiches, seafood,
salads and more. Plenty of televisions for the sports-minded.
Beer and wine. Takeout available. On/off-premises catering.
Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-1 AM Fri-Sat, noon-11
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
Inn Bar & Grill
Gridley St., Saratoga Springs, 587-4909. Menu features steak,
smoked ribs, seafood, pasta and Italian-American specialties.
There’s also a pub menu. Daily specials. Full bar, banquet
facilities, takeout available. Casual attire. Serving 4-11
Mon-Fri; 9 AM-11 PM Sat-Sun. Reservations recommended. AE,
MC, V. $$
Mall (lower level, near Filene’s), 869-8077. Casual dining
with an extensive menu offering something for everyone:
soups and salads, finger-food appetizers, pasta, fish, stir-fry,
barbecued baby-back ribs, burgers and more. Full bar. Takeout
available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Thu, 11 AM-midnight Fri-Sat,
11-10 Sun. Bar open till 1 AM Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V.
Inn at Saratoga
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1890. American cuisine is
offered at a cozy Victorian inn. Bistro menu. Full bar,
catering and banquet facilities for up to 110. Serving dinner
5-9 Sun-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. Reservations suggested. AE, D,
DC, MC, V. $$$$
Second St., Troy, 266-8915. American bistro featuring rack
of lamb and Chicken Neptune. Full bar, on/off-premises catering,
takeout. Serving dinner 4-10 PM daily; Sun brunch 11-2.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
State St., Albany, 465-8854. Albany’s dining landmark since
1913 is now in its third generation of family ownership,
and now boasts the area’s only certified master chef. Savor
seafood specials, steaks, veal or poultry in a classic setting.
Full bar, banquet facilities, on- and off-premises catering.
Free parking. Serving 11:30-10 daily. Open 365 days a year—366
for leap year. Reservations suggested, especially on weekends
and holidays. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
New Loudon Road (Route 9), Latham, 785-8536. Extensive menu
featuring tavern favorites such as sandwiches, burgers,
wings and more. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11:30
AM-4 AM daily. Happy hour 5-7 Mon-Fri. AE, D, DC, MC, V.
N. Pearl St., Albany, 432-1997. American casual dining is
available in the Capital Region’s shiny “eatertainment”
establishment. The menu features everything from finger
food to full meals with a gourmet flair. Lots of big-screen
TVs, plenty of pool tables and a hyperactive video arcade.
On-premises catering for up to 800. Takeout available. Serving
11 AM-1 AM Mon-Sat, noon-midnight Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
23 and Blunt Road, South Egremont, Mass., (413) 528-3469.
Attention to detail marks the fine dining at this Berkshire
hideaway, where the view is pleasant and the food reflects
the eclectic taste of owners Dan and Susan Smith. Try an
appetizer of lobster ravioli with lemon, pine nuts and chives;
inventive entrées include sautéed duck breast with duck
confit. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering, small private
parties. Serving dinner 5-9 Sun-Tue, Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat.
Closed Wed. Open seven days in July and August. MC, V. $$$$
Wolf Road, Colonie, 435-1551. Just the place if you crave
a burger at 3 AM. The main tavern menu features such favorites
as fresh soup and salads, burgers and wings, all available
until 3:30 AM. Full bar, accommodations for small parties.
Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-3:30 AM daily. AE, CB,
D, DC, MC, V. $
Schonowee Ave., Scotia, 393-6101. A popular drive-in restaurant
featuring burgers, hot dogs and fries, as well as fish,
clam fries and other seasonal favorites. Also serving ice
cream, shakes, sundaes and slushies for dessert. Serving
11-9:30 PM daily, 11-10 after Memorial Day. Cash only. $
Lark St., Albany, 436-7008. Look for some offbeat ethnic
dishes such as jerk chicken, on an inventive, often-changing
menu. Full bar and on-premises catering for small parties.
Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-4 Mon-Sat, dinner
5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat, brunch 11-4 Sat-Sun. Reservations
suggested. AE, DC, MC, V. $$$
Steak and Seafood
New Loudon Road (Route 9) Latham, 785-3653. The steaks include
tenderloin, prime rib and New York strip, but don’t limit
yourself. Try the crabmeat lobster tails. Now featuring
reduced portions. Full bar, on-premises catering and banquet
facilities for up to 45. Takeout and gift certificates available.
Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri, dinner 4-10 Mon-Sat, 1-8
Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Burlington Ave., Round Lake, 899-6000. Former Olde Dater
chef Scott Ringwood offers fine dining for a reasonable
cost in historic Round Lake. Cozy atmosphere with three
dining rooms and a fireplace. Menu includes steaks, veal,
seafood and pasta; try the pan-roasted pork loin or the
duck breast for fresh takes on old favorites. Beer and wine.
Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Sat, dinner
5-8:45 Mon-Sat. AE, MC, V. $$$
Street (Route 43), Averill Park, 674-3363. Barbecue ribs,
seafood pastas, fish specials and many other homemade dishes.
Dine on the deck overlooking Crystal Lake. Full bar, banquet
facilities. Takeout available. Serving 11:30-10; tavern
menu until 11 PM. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 438-5005. Serving everything
from wings and pizza to prime rib and fresh fish, with an
emphasis on pasta dishes. Full bar; outdoor patio. Off-premises
catering. Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11
Fri-Sat; bar menu available until 2 AM. AE, D, DC, MC, V.
Madison Ave., Albany, 463-9779. Under new ownership, the
menu features favorites from steak to burgers to chicken
parmesan to chicken wings. Homemade selections including
the French onion soup, French fries, and authentic homemade
beans and greens. Wine by the bottle or glass; 17 draft
beers and more than 40 bottled selections. Full bar, on/off
premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-close
Mon-Sat, noon-close Sun. AE, MC, V. $
Northern Blvd., Albany, 463-2296. Serving pub fare with
daily dinner specials such as chicken marsala, surf &
turf, blackened swordfish and international theme nights.
Full bar. On/off premises catering. Take out and delivery
available. 11:30 AM-midnight Sun-Wed, 11:30 AM-1 AM Thu-Sat.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-7766. Nightly seafood specials
include baked stuffed shrimp and broiled catch of the day;
also aged, cut-on-premises steaks, sliced sirloin and pasta
dishes. Light menu available. Full bar and banquet facilities.
Serving lunch 11:30-4 Mon-Sat, dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu, 5-11
Fri-Sat; lunch and dinner noon-9 Sun. Reservations welcome.
AE, DC, MC, V. $$$
Plaza, 489-4288. Exciting and new fine-dining menu features
pasta, chicken and seafood dishes. Cappuccino, beer and
wine by the glass. On/off-premises catering. Serving 11-9
Mon-Sat, brunch 10:30-3 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon
Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-7827. A good ol’ Texas steakhouse
featuring a 16-oz. Cajun rib-eye, enormous sweet potatoes,
Rosita’s famous filet mignon—and don’t forget the homemade
brownie sundae for dessert. Full bar, takeout available.
Call ahead for parties of more than eight. Accommodations
available for large parties. Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu, 11-11
Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Inn & Restaurant
Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-0108, www.longfellows.com.
Situated in an old country estate built in the late 1800s,
the inn prides itself on its warm and relaxing dining ambience.
The menu of American and mesquite offerings includes an
array of steaks, bourbon-glazed salmon, fresh pastas and
pan-roasted garlic shrimp. Full bar, on-premises catering.
Serving 5-10 Mon-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Takeout available.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Madison Ave., Albany, 489-8859. An eclectic, thoughtful
menu is the mark of this breakfast and lunch establishment.
Omelettes are a specialty, as well as gourmet sandwiches
and on-premises baked goods. Vegetarians won’t feel out
of place here, with many vegetarian options—such as the
Portobello mushroom sandwich. Evening banquet and catering
facilities. Takeout available. Serving 7:30 AM-2 PM Mon-Fri,
8-2 Sat-Sun. AE, CB, DC, MC, V. $
on the Park
Madison Ave., Albany, 449-2492. Specializing in dishes originating
from the Southeast and served with a side of Southern hospitality.
Menu includes steaks, seafood, Bar-B-Q ribs, pulled pork,
seafood chowder and crabcakes. Sidewalk cafe with a view
of Washington Park. Serving dinner 5-10 Tue-Sat, 5-9 sun;
late-night cafe Thurs-Sat 10 PM-1 AM; Sun brunch 10-2. Closed
Mon. Reservations recommended. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
River Brewing Company
Circle Mall, Latham, 786-6258. A popular spot featuring
regional American cuisine with nouveau brew-pub flair. Try
one of the 10 handcrafted beers. Full bar, on-premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Tue, 11:30-11 Wed-Thu,
11:30 AM-midnight Fri, noon-midnight Sat, noon-9 Sun. Bar
open later. Reservations accepted. Catering available for
parties large and small. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
and Congress streets, Troy, 272-2422. Troy’s oldest restaurant
has been open since 1913. Menu features breakfast all day,
gourmet deli sandwiches, wraps, appetizers, salads, homemade
soups and desserts—such as ice cream and pies. Serving 6:30
AM-5 PM daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-8444. The casual dining
menu includes soups, salads and burgers as well as full-course
dinners. Full bar, catering and banquet facilities. All
you can eat prime-rib buffet 5-10, Fri-Sat. Serving breakfast
6:30-11 Mon-Fri, 7-11 Sat-Sun; lunch 11-1:30 Mon-Sat; dinner
5-10 daily; brunch 11-2 Sun. Reservations suggested for
parties over five. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-5455. On
trendy Railroad Street, a cheery, unpretentious breakfast-and-lunch
joint serving comfort food that effortlessly blends old-fashioned
American standards with more updated fare like eggs Florentine,
soybean vegetable stew and sandwiches featuring grilled
eggplant, avacado, brie and the like. Breakfast served until
closing. Takeout available. Serving 6 AM-3 PM daily. Cash
State St., Albany, 463-2100. Chef Andrew Plummer is back,
at this Center Square hot spot serving Asian-inflected progressive
American cuisine in a city grill atmosphere. The menu changes
every three weeks, but look for inventive fare like grilled
kangaroo, wok-seared tuna with mustard soy vinaigrette,
grilled venison, and Allegro sea bass with ginger lime butter.
Full bar. Reservations suggested. Serving dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat;
closed Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Route 9H, Ghent, 828-0663. A family place featuring lunch,
dinner and late-night snacks. Serving a variety of sandwiches
and early-bird specials, as well as a Friday buffet and
Sunday champagne brunch buffet (11:30-3). Full bar, catering,
banquet facilities. Serving 9 AM-midnight daily. Reservations
suggested for special-event days. AE, D, MC, V. $$
9 (at Exit 20 off I-87), Lake George, 793-6601. Steaks,
seafood and friendly service in a family-run restaurant
that’s been going for nearly half a century. Prime rib is
a specialty; small “café specialties” also are available.
Serving lunch daily 11:45-2:30, dinner Mon-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat
9:30, Sun 2-9. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
King Steak House
Erie Blvd., Schenectady, 370-0555. Offering their famous
oversized steak sandwiches since 1947, with a variety of
other choices. Informal dining. Beer available. Small parties
up to 25 guests. Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, Sat; 11-10 Fri. Closed
Sun. MC, V. $
S. Broadway (Route 9), Saratoga Springs, 584-8200. A completely
refurbished bar and dining room featuring an open kitchen
and massive wood-burning oven. The menu offers a wide range
of items, from thin-crust pizzas to roasted Maine lobsters.
Three-course daily specials for $10.95. Available for weddings,
banquets and parties. Serving 12-10 daily. AE, MC, V. $$
World Home Cooking Co.
Route 212, Saugerties, (845) 246-0900, www.newworldhomecooking.com.
Big, bold flavors in New American cuisine, featuring free-range
meats, regional products and many vegetarian choices. Ric
Orlando’s jerk chicken and Thai green curry never tasted
better. Serving dinner 5-11 daily, lunch noon-3 Fri-Sat,
Sun brunch 11-2. Closed Mon-Thu for lunch. Kids menu. Large
parties welcome. Takeout available. Banquet facilities.
On- and off-premises catering. Reservations recommended.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Curry Road, Schenectady, 355-7777. A casual and comfortable
environment with something for everyone; a Schenectady tradition
since 1921. The menu varies from our famous hot dogs with
meat sauce to fresh fish dinner entrees. Full bar. Takeout
available. 11 AM-9:30 PM Mon-Sat; closed Sundays. MC, V,
Restaurant & Pub
Wolf Road, Colonie, 446-9909. TV screens and loud music
assure you won’t doze during dinner at this Boston-based
chain that features grilled and fried dishes. Buffalo wings,
burgers, buttery seafood—you know the menu. Full bar. Serving
11:30-11 Mon-Wed, 11:30-midnight Thu-Sat, 4:30-11 Sun. AE,
D, MC, V. $
Lake Hill Road, Burnt Hills, 399-6973. An all-American menu
sporting dishes from creative sandwiches to burgers to steak
and seafood. Full bar, small private dining room. Takeout
available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, 12-10
Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
23, South Egremont, Mass., (413) 528-1421. Dine in the rustic
elegance of a converted 19th-century grist mill. Fresh fish,
steaks and pastas are among the specialties; enjoy a cocktail
or after-dinner drink in the cozy bar. Reservations accepted
for parties of five and larger. Full bar. Serving dinner
5-9:30 Sun-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. AE, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-2990, www.oldebryaninn.com.
Rustic and roomy, with traditional specials and lighter
fare. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu,
11-11 Fri-Sat. Bar open until 12 AM Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$$
Caroline Street Bistro
Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2026. Continental, regional
American and fusion fare, all prepared to order with the
freshest of ingredients, including organic produce and free-range
meats. Lighter fare includes soups and salads along with
a choice of fresh pasta. The dinner menu offers entrées
such as sticky chicken with dirty rice and traditional jambalaya.
Homemade desserts a specialty. Full bar. On/off premises
catering. Serving dinner from 5-9 Tue-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat,
5-9 Sun. Bar open later. Closed Mon. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Main St., Greenwich, 692-8016. A top-notch eatery in Greenwich’s
attractive downtown, where the kitchen does wonderful things
with farm-fresh locally grown organic produce and other
ingredients. A full bar is also available. Serving dinner
5-9 Wed-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
N. Manning Blvd., Albany, 482-5677. This casual full-service
restaurant with a family atmosphere serves up award-winning
pizza along with an extensive menu. Banquet facilities and
private outdoor patio. Takeout available, lunch delivery.
Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Tue, 11:30-10:30 Wed, 11:30-11 Thu-Sat,
11:30-11 Sat, 4-10 Sun. Reservations are accepted for large
groups only. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Original Saratoga Springs Brew Pub
Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-3209. Saratoga’s only brew
pub, with seven house brews on tap and food from wings and
ribs to steaks and crab cakes. The menu features specialty
soups and salads, steaks, seafood, burgers, sandwiches and
more. A children’s menu is also available. Beer list includes
original brews made on the premises plus some guest beers.
Serving lunch 11:30-4 daily, dinner 5-10 daily, plus late-night
menu. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $$
Deli & Catering
Arch St., Albany, 432-0878. This “secret” spot is home of
the Rajin Cajun as well as other unique sandwiches, hot
pastas and gourmet salads—all hovering around $5. Daily
specials, catering and delivery available. Serving 7 AM-3
PM Mon-Fri. AE, D, MC, V. $
Central Ave., Albany, 438-0127. Live, televised horseracing
with fine food and spirits. Banquet facilities with seating
capacity of 200. Full bar. Serving 11-11 Mon-Sat (kitchen
closes at 6 PM Tue), 10 AM-7:30 PM Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
Plaza, Colonie, 464-1200; Quaker Plaza, Queensbury, 793-3389.
The menus at both locations feature lots of American classics,
including ribs, steaks and chicken, as well as Mexican dishes.
$2 off appetizer menu 9-11 daily. Rotating dinner specials
daily. Full bar. On-premises catering for small parties.
Reservations accepted. Serving 11:30-11 Sun-Thu, 11:30-mid
Fri-Sat, noon-11 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Owl at Twilight
Route 29, Olmstedville, 251-4696. Tucked way up in a corner
of Olmstedville, on the way to Lake Placid, this is a fine-dining
restaurant with an American fusion bent. Mussels steamed
in a habanero and tequila broth; pork tenderloin
roasted with a garlic and cilantro adobo—that gives
you a taste of the menu. Full bar. Thu-Sun 5-close. AE,
MC, V. $$$$
Main St., Rensselaerville, 797-3449. A country village restaurant
with a menu that changes weekly and highlights fresh vegetables
and herbs, as well as elegant pastries. Full bar, on/off-premises
catering. Dinner 5-close Wed-Sun, brunch 11-3 Sun. Lunch
is served noon-5 Sun. Closed Mon-Tue. Reservations suggested.
AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Warren St., Hudson, 828-4548. Offbeat, nicely prepared fare
served in very comfortable dining rooms. Now featuring a
rotating menu every week. Entrées may include salmon with
mustard dill sauce, pan-fried catfish and rack of lamb—and
don’t overlook the vegetable strudel with roasted red pepper
sauce. Good vegetarian options, too. Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving dinner 5-9 Sun-Mon, Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. Closed Tue-Wed.
Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
N. Broadway, Schenectady, 374-0100. American cuisine served
within a casual contemporary décor. Featuring steaks, cut
to order, as well as seafood and pasta dishes. Try the signature
dish, chateaubriand. Late night lounge menu available. Reservations
suggested. Full bar; takeout available. Serving from 4 PM
Tue-Sun. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Plaza, Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-5672. This eatery, now
under new ownership, serves lunch and dinner daily with
up to 120 diverse menu items such as pasta, steaks and seafood.
Dieters can stick to the gourmet salad bar. Full bar, banquet
and catering facilities. Takeout available. Try the famous
Sunday breakfast buffet, from 9-2. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu,
11:30-11 Fri, 8 AM-11 PM Sat, 8 AM-9 PM Sun. AE, CB, D,
DC, MC, V. $$
Route 9W, Glenmont, 463-5130. www.patroonhouse.com. Featuring
prime and choice cut steak, fresh hand-picked seafood, and
a chef’s seasonal tasting menu. Serving lunch 11:30-2 Mon-Fri;
dinner 4:30-9:30 Tue-Thu, 4:30-10:30 Fri-Sat; brunch 10:30-2
Sun. Closed Mon. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., 413-528-7767. www.pearlsrestaurant.com.
Classic American fare simply prepared; plenty of steaks,
fish and game, with signature dishes ranging from venison
to fried chicken to tuna tartare to banana struedel to chocolate
malted pots de crème brulee. In-house pastry chef. Full
bar with an extensive wine list. Serving dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu,
5-11 Fri-Sat; brunch 11-3 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Jack’s Sandwich Creations
Western Ave., Albany, 426-5505. A unique breakfast, lunch
and dinner restaurant located in the middle of Albany. Offering
authentic Philly cheesesteaks, sandwich wraps and more.
Off-premises catering and takeout available. 8 AM- midnight
Mon-Thu, Sat; 8 AM-2 AM Fri, 9 AM-10 PM Sun. AE, MC, V.
Central Ave., Albany, 472-3588. Pub-style food including
finger foods, a light sandwich menu and burgers. Serving
daily 5-10 PM. Cash only. $
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-5981. Sherlockian memorabilia
surrounds you as you dine on such specials as Watson’s fillet
or partake of “inspector’s delight.” Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving lunch from 11:30 AM daily, dinner 5-close daily.
Happy hour 4-7 PM; hors d’ouvres Fri. Preferred seating
service. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Publik House Pub and Restaurant
9 and 9P, Malta, 587-7479. On first glance at the menu,
this seems like a pizza place, but then you discover there’s
a full-fledged selection of entrées among the pasta and
calzones. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-midnight
Sun-Thu, 11 AM-12:30 AM Fri-Sat. Serving pasta until 9:30,
full menu until 11. AE, MC, V. $
Cohoes Road, Watervliet, 273-9646. American and Italian
offerings abound, including lasagna, seafood, veal and peppers,
prime rib and Mexican pizza. Specials daily. Renowned pizza.
Full bar. Takeout and delivery available. Serving 11-10
Tue-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Closed Mon. CB, MC, V.
New Scotland Ave., Albany, 434-8186. This art-deco diner
offers a regular grill menu featuring the house specialty
of chicken teriyaki served with spinach fettuccine, and
international dishes including German, Italian and Asian
fare. Full bar, off-premises catering. Takeout available.
Serving 8 AM-2 AM Sun-Fri, 8 AM-4 AM Sat, brunch 8 AM-3
PM Sat-Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V.
Route 30, Amsterdam, 842-2606. www.raindancerrestaurant.com.
The steaks are delicious and the portions are huge at this
area favorite. Dinners include all the trips you care to
make to the salad bar, and the menu also offers a standard
array of chicken, seafood and pasta-based dishes. Serving
lunch (light fare) Mon-Sat 11:30 AM-10 PM, Sun 12:30-8 PM;
dinner Mon-Sat 4:30-10, Sun 1-8. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
at the Dovegate Inn
Broad St., Schuylerville, 695-3699. www.dovegateinn.com.
Enjoy casual dining and a traditional American menu, featuring
steak, chicken and seafood, including lobster ravioli. In
addition, a lighter bistro menu is available. Lunch includes
such fare as salads, deli-style sandwiches and quiche. On-premises
catering for parties of 20 or less. Takeout available. Serving
lunch 11:30-3 Wed-Sat, dinner 5-9 Wed-Sat, noon-8 Sun; brunch
noon-3 Sun. MC, V. $$$
Warren St., Hudson, 828-3657. A casual, friendly, American
bistro in the heart of Hudson’s art and antiques district.
The menu features authentic Belgian frites, mussels,
fish and chips, burgers and daily specials. Full bar. Serving
5-10 Wed-Sat, Sun brunch 11-3, dinner 5-9. Closed Mon-Tue.
MC, V. $$$
Ripe Tomato American Grill
9 and 9P, Malta, 581-1530. www.ripetomato.com Affordable
four-star dining in this Italian-American grill. Try the
award-winning shrimp and scallop bisque. Specials daily.
Full bar. Takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving
11:30 AM-10 PM Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, 11-10 Sun; buffet
brunch 11-2 Sun. Skidmore student meal cards accepted. AE,
DC, MC, V. $$
Bar & Grill
Preserve, Albany, 426-4738. Casual dining on the riverfront,
featuring fresh seafood, unique daily specials and classic
pub fare served up on the open deck or downstairs in the
enclosed dining room. Full bar. On-premises catering. Serving
11 AM-close Mon-Fri, noon-close Sat-Sun. (Closing time varies;
call for hours.) AE, MC, V. $
Mall, Guilderland, 452-1352; Wilton Mall, 583-2213. Both
locations feature a wide selection of menu items, from chicken
to ribs to half-pound burgers. If you’re not into meat,
try the pasta or the extensive salad bar. Full bar. Takeout
available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Thu, 11 AM-midnight Fri-Sat,
11-10 Sun; bar open one hour later than kitchen Mon-Sat.
Call-ahead seating available Mon-Thu. AE, D, MC, V. $
Pub & Galley
Dollar Shopping Plaza, Guideboard Road, Halfmoon, 371-1120
or 371-1694. Full-course dinners featuring broiled seafood
and prime rib, plus a large selection of burgers, sandwiches,
salads and more. Full bar. Banquet facilities. Takeout available.
Serving 11:30 AM-9 PM Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM-10 PM Fri-Sat, 4-8:30
PM Sun. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
Congress St., Saratoga Springs, 587-JOES (5637). Two-in-one
venue featuring a fine-dining establishment and a theater
grille next door. Restaurant features certified Angus beef
and offers an intimate dining atmosphere. The décor is racetrack-themed,
and includes life-size replicas of famous horses, and guests
may choose their cut of certified Angus beef from the meat
case. At Broadway Joe’s Theater and Grille, catch a current-release
flick and order from a dinner menu featuring steaks, seafood,
pasta, sandwiches and salads (kids’ menu too). Takeout available.
On/off-premises catering. Full bar. Call for hours; reservations
suggested. AE, MC, V. $$
at Saratoga National Golf Club
Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-4653; fax: 226-0698. An
upscale restaurant now open year-round. Chef Larry Schepici
and culinary staff create progressive regional American
cuisine with an ever-changing menu. House specialties include
veal chop Michelangelo, veal lobster Lorenzo, lobster Savanna
and pistachio-encrusted lamb rack. Extensive wine list and
desserts made on the premises. Full bar, banquet facilities
and catering available. Outdoor terrace with extensive raw
bar and sushi station during the racing season. Banquet
facilities. Serving dinner 5-11 daily; brunch 10-2 Sun.
AE, CB, D, MC, V. $$$$
Broadway (Route 9) Saratoga Springs, 226-4437. A family-friendly
sports bar with a menu featuring baby-back ribs, crab cakes,
pastas, wraps and salads. Full bar; takeout available. Serving
Mon-Sat 11:30-11, Fri-Sat 11:30 AM-midnight, Sun 11:30-11.
AE, MC, V, D, DC. $$
North Church St., Schenectady, 346-3400. The onetime bank
and longtime Mohawk Club now offers fine dining with a meat-rich
menu of traditional ingredients—beef, of course, but also
fanciful presentations of loin of lamb, pork roast, and
more, with outsized desserts to finish. Full bar and banquet
facilities. Serving lunch 11:30-2 Mon-Fri, dinner 5-9 Wed-Sat,
3-8 Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $$$
Route 2, Cropseyville, 279-9993. An all-around dinner house
featuring pasta, beef, chicken, burgers, pizza and veal.
Everything from finger foods to entrées. Full bar. Serving
4-10 Wed-Thu, 3-10 Fri-Sat, noon-9:30 Sunday; bar open later.
AE, MC, V. $$
Route 9, Queensbury, 798-1188. A casual eatery located in
a country store that sells everything from baked goods to
gifts to toys. Menu offers a wide variety of breakfast and
lunch options, prepared with the freshest of ingredients.
Children’s menu available. Serving 7:30 AM-3 PM Mon-Sun.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
Pawling Ave., Troy, 283-8376. Home of the $9.95 Prime Rib
Dinner. With daily dinner specials and full pub menu. Full
bar, on/off premises catering. Takeout and delivery available.
10-10 Mon-Sat; noon-10 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
Plaza, 489-1661; 1 Southside Drive, Clifton Park, 383-7148.
Old posters and found art decorate the walls; the glossy
menu boasts Chinese potstickers, natural Angus burger, pasta
dishes and finger food. Full bar. Stuyvesant Plaza: Serving
11 AM-1 AM daily. Bar open until 1 AM. Clifton Park: Serving
9 AM-midnight daily. Bar open until midnight. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$
Central Ave., Colonie, 438-7457. Featuring a wide range
of homemade food, from burgers, wings and sandwiches to
dinner entrées such as prime rib, shrimp scampi and chicken
Françese. Try the San Antonio-style chicken for a great
flavor combo. Full late-night menu. Takeout available. Serving
11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-1 AM Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
Inn Turf, 205 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-7250. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Menu includes chicken, veal, seafood, fish and steaks. Full
bar and banquet facilities. Serving a different deli buffet
lunch every day 11:30-2:30 Tue-Fri; dinner 5-10 daily; prime
rib buffet 5-10 Sat (early bird price until 6:30); Sun brunch
10:30-2. Reservations suggested. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 393-3344. www.turftavern.com. From
stunning décor to superb meals, soups and desserts, a great
treat awaits you and your family. Featuring gourmet cuisine
and seasonal specials. Full bar, banquet facilities, on/off-premises
catering. Serving lunch 11:30-2 PM Tue-Fri; dinner 5-9 PM
Tue-Fri, 5-10 PM Sat; 11 AM-8 PM Sun. Reservations recommended.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Bar & Grill
Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-6228. Contemporary
American cuisine in a Soho-inspired steel-and-aluminum environment.
Try appetizers such as oysters on the half shell with a
champagne-horseradish sauce; entrées might include seared
sea scallops with yellow tomato coulis and Israeli couscous
and summer vegetables or braised barbecue beef ribs with
mashed potatoes and braised greens. Menu also features pastas,
sandwiches and pizzas. Full bar; off-premises catering;
takeout available. Dinner 5-10 Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu; 4-11 Fri-Sat;
lunch noon-3 PM Sat-Sun; Sun includes brunch menu. Closed
Tue. MC, V. $$$
Union Place (Routes 29 and 67), Johnstown, 762-3210. www.unio
nhallinnrestaurant.com. A historical tavern-restaurant built
in 1798. Chef-owned and operated, specializing in fresh
fish and shellfish dishes, steak and veal. Vegetarian items,
too. Full bar, small banquets and personalized catering.
Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-2 Tue-Fri, dinner
5-close Tue-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon except holidays. Reservations
suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Chicago Bar & Grill
Mall, Guilderland, 869-3100; 601 Troy Schenectady Road,
Latham, 782-7166. www.pizeriaun o.com. Chicago-style deep-dish
pizza, as well as salads, ribs, chicken, sandwiches, burgers
and express lunch daily. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving
noon-11 Sun, 11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-1 AM Fri-Sat.
Advanced seating requests accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Van Dyck Restaurant & Brewery
Union St., Schenectady, 381-1111. www.thevandyck.com. This
landmark music club in the historic Stockade features a
menu of eclectic food. Tavern menu ranges from light fare
to full dinners, with anything from wings to various seafood
combos. Also featuring a menu of delicious pub food. Full
bar and, of course, a selection of beers brewed right on
the premises. Serving 11:30-10 Tue-Wed, 11:30-11 Thu, 11:30
AM-midnight Fri-Sat. Tavern menu served 11:30-10 Tue-Wed,
11:30 AM-midnight Thu-Fri, 4-midnight Sat. Closed Sun-Mon.
Reservations highly recommended. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 782-BEAN (2326). This upscale
bistro offers a varied breakfast menu, hearty lunches, deli
sandwiches, homemade soups, gourmet salads and daily specials
as well as heavenly desserts, fresh-baked goods, party platters
and special-occasion cakes. Now featuring full-service dinner.
Takeout available. Serving 7 AM-9 PM Sun-Thu, 7 AM-10 PM
Fri-Sat. AE, MC, V. $$
Sheridan Ave., Albany, 463-9113. A 100-seat restaurant that
features salads, sandwiches, pizza and daily specials. Full
bar, banquet facilities for up to 150, on/off-premises catering.
Serving 11:30-9 Mon, 11:30-10 Tue-Wed, 11:30-11 Thu-Fri,
5-10 Sat; dinner specials nightly. Closed Sun (available
for private parties). Reservations suggested on concert
nights. AE, DC, MC, V. $
Crescent Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-2628. Sure, there’s
seafood, as befits a place with a view of the lake, but
there’s also a full menu of steaks, ribs, sandwiches, burgers
and daily specials. Lots of appetizers, too, including nachos
and wings. Full bar, on-premises catering. Serving 11:30-9
Sun, Wed-Thu; 11:30-10 Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-8777. www.thewinebarofsaratoga.com.
New American cuisine featuring fresh ahi, award-winning
cheese, and entrée- and tapas-sized portions, prepared with
fresh, local ingredients. Featuring 50 wines by the glass,
as well as a full bar. Serving 4-11 PM Tue-Sat. Closed Sun
and Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Metroland's Fall/Winter Dining Guide 2004