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Across the Street Pub

1238 Western Ave., Guilderland, 482-9432 or 438-1718. Standard pub fare with sandwiches, salads, burgers, tasty fried appetizers homemade soups, and a new expanded menu with low-carb choices, kids selections, and portabello mushrooms. Full bar. Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon, 11 AM-1 AM Tue-Sat, noon-9 Sun. MC, V, ATM. $

The Ale House

680 River St., Troy, 272-9740. Cozy Troy pub serving homemade soups and chili, clams, award-winning wings, burgers and deli sandwiches. Lunch and dinner specials. Full bar, featuring microbrews and import drafts. Off-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-1 AM Mon-Sat, noon-10 Sun. Cash only. $

The Black Cat Ale House

25 White St., Cohoes, 235-3199. A Manhattan-style pub with a Cape Cod flair featuring an extensive menu complete with steamer clams and New York strip steaks. Outdoor patio. Takeout, on-premises catering available. Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-2 PM Mon-Fri, 11 AM-2 AM Sat, noon-midnight Sun. AE, MC, D, V. $$

The Cat’s Meow

14 Karner Road (Route 155), Guilderland, 456-1895. Popular tavern serving a light menu including burgers, homemade soups, pizzas, giant fish fries, finger foods and sandwiches. Dinner specials nightly. Outdoor dining available, full bar, catering for small parties. Takeout available. Serving 11:30-11 Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. AE MC, V. $


1165 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-8440, Sandwiches, salads, burgers and soups. Grilled fare, daily pasta specials. Also Southwestern menu featuring Mexican dishes. Full bar; exotic barmaids and dancers. Serving 11:30 AM-8 PM Mon-Fri. Kitchen closed Sat-Sun. AE, MC, V. $

Douglas Anthony’s Italian Steakhouse

See listing under “Italian.”


2012 Central Ave., Colonie, 869-0494, American-style menu serves up spicy pub fare. Full bar. On- and off-premises catering available. Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Sat, noon-midnight Sun. D, MC, V, AE. $.

The Fountain

283 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 482-9898. Pizza, finger foods, burgers and other light fare, as well as a large selection of Italian dinners. Specials available all week. Full bar. Serving 11 AM-2 AM Mon-Thu, 11 AM-3 AM Fri-Sat, noon-2 AM Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $

Hill Street Café

180 Madison Ave., Albany, 462-3544, www.hill-street-café.com. Serving good pub food every day and every night. Menu includes chicken wings, pizza, grilled sandwiches, wraps, salads, hot subs and burgers. Full bar. On-premises catering for parties. Serving 11:30 AM-3 AM daily. MC, V. $

Mad River Bar & Grill

86 N. Pearl St., Albany, 433-8338, This downtown establishment offers traditional pub fare: wings, quesadillas, chicken fingers, all types of salads and many sandwiches to choose from. Full bar; private parties; takeout available. Serving noon-10 Mon-Fri, 4-10 Sat. Closed Sunday. AE, D, MC, V. $


4 Clinton Square, Albany, 463-1455, Menu features hearty burgers such as the paddy melt and specialties such as the chicken Caesar salad sandwich. McGeary’s makes its own soups, breads and rolls, and is the home of Guinness black-bean chili. Wings, steaks, fresh seafood, daily lunch and dinner creations, two full bars, 34 taps. Banquet facilities for up to 150. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Tue, 11:30-11 Wed, 11:30-midnight Thu-Sat. Closed Sun. AE, MC, V, ATM. $

Michael’s Lounge

43 Mall, West Sand Lake, 674-5938. Menu items include burgers, fries, chicken wings and mini hot dogs. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-4 AM daily. AE, MC, V. $


40 Lincoln Ave., Watervliet, 273-9892. A variety of pub food, including pizza, chicken wings, sandwiches, burgers, finger food and the biggest Reuben in town. Full bar. Serving 10 AM-11 PM Mon-Thu, 10 AM-midnight Fri, 11 AM-midnight Sat, noon-11 Sun. Cash only. ATM on premises. $

O’Leary’s Pub & Grill

153 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 382-8909. Pub fare with lots of sandwiches, hot and cold, and entrée specials like the burrito el grande. Vegetarian friendly. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri, 4-11 Sat. Closed Sunday. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $

Pinhead Susan’s

38-40 N. Broadway, Schenectady, 346-6431. A gorgeously refurbished bar just off Schenectady’s State Street, with a menu that includes burgers, sandwiches and homemade soups. Try the house specialty Guinness burger. Named for local graffiti. Full bar. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri, noon-10 Sat, closed Sun. AE, DC, MC, V. $

Ravenswood Pub

1021 Route 146, Clifton Park, 371-8771, Light meals including homemade soups, salads, pub fare and fabulous chicken wings. Casual atmosphere. Full bar, on-premises catering and banquet facilities for up to 75. Takeout available. Serving 11:30 AM-midnight Mon-Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $

Sadie Klutz

849 Madison Ave., Albany, 459-8099. Enjoy pizza and pasta. Try the hot sandwiches or light fare, such as wings and burgers. Full bar. Takeout, delivery and catering available. Serving 11 AM-midnight Mon-Fri, noon-midnight Sat-Sun. Cash only. $

Smitty’s Pit Bar & Grille

138 Washington Ave., Albany, 465-6744. Pub food in a pub-style atmosphere. Featuring 18 beers on tap. Lunch and dinner specials daily. Full bar. Reservations for large parties. Takeout available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Wed, 11 AM-1 AM Thu-Sat, noon-11 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $

The Starting Gate

55 Watervliet Ave., Albany, 482-8179. Known for its hamburgers and home-cooked turkey and roast beef. For a flavor kick, try the Cajun chicken sandwich. Lunches and late-night snacks, too. Full bar, banquet facilities, on and off-premises catering, takeout and delivery available. New deck is open. Serving 9 AM-4 AM daily. AE, DC, MC, V. $

Sutter’s Mill & Mining Co.

1200 Western Ave., Albany, 489-4910. Back-to-basics bar food and full dinners available in either the front room or the dining room. Steaks, chicken, crab legs and those legendary burgers. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11:30 AM- midnight daily. AE, D, MC, V. $

Valenti’s Pub

729 Pawling Ave., Troy, 283-6766. Pub fare, specializing in pizza and pasta. Also burgers, wings, salads, subs and much more. Full bar. Takeout and delivery available. Serving from 11:30 AM daily. AE, CB, DC, MC, V. $

Washington Tavern

250 Western Ave., Albany, 427-0091. Although this spot is best known for its traditional tavern fare, a dinner menu is also available evenings from 5 to 9, with such dishes as steak, ribs and sizzling fajitas. Full bar, banquets for up to 60, on-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 11:30 AM-12:30 AM daily. AE, MC, V. ATM on premises. $


Metroland's Spring/Summer Dining Guide 2003
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