Restaurant & Pub
107 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. Two-for-one
draft specials, all day, every day. Full bar. Serving 11:30-11
Mon-Wed, 11:30-midnight Thu-Sat, 11:30-10 Sun. AE, D, MC,
Aimie’s Dinner & Movie With Wallabee’s
190 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. $$$
Albany Pump Station
19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, 447-9000, www.evansale.com.
This downtown Albany brew pub offers a vast array of American
fare. The menu includes Gorgonzola sirloin, stuffed shrimp,
calamari and a large offering of soups, salads and sandwiches.
Full bar includes a wide array of award-winning microbrews.
On-premises catering; takeout available. Serving 11:30-10
Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri-Sat, noon-8 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V.
Alibis Martini Bar
1100 Madison Ave., Albany, 489-0606. Expanded menu features
a creative take on continental fusion with such items as
pan-seared ahi tuna, sushi and California potstickers. And
don’t forget the unique martinis! Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving 5 PM-1 AM daily. Reservations suggested on weekends.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
154 Jay St., Schenectady, 382-9277. Located on a pleasant
pedestrian walkway, this hip eatery features sandwiches,
soups, salads and homemade desserts highlighting bread pudding
and gelato. Full bar, espresso and cappuccino, and family
made chocolates to compliment the meal. Takeout available.
Reservations recommended. Serving 8-6 Mon-Fri; open till
8 on Thu, 10-5 Sat. Closed Sun. AE, MC, V. $
192 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. Dinner
hourly 5-close Wed-Sun; brunch 8-2 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Angelo’s 677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany, 427-7463, www.677 Prime.com. Stylish
downtown steakhouse with hardwood floors, plush leather
chairs and cherry walls. Steaks and seafood are the specialties
here, along with the tempting dessert menu. Full bar, on-premises
catering. Reservations recommended. Serving lunch 11:30-2
Mon-Fri; dinner 5:30-10 Mon-Sat; bar menu 2-10 Mon-Fri.
Closed Sunday. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
18 Park Ave., Clifton Park, 383-2004. Full lunch and dinner
menu, from sandwiches to steaks, with daily specials. Full
bar. Takeout available. 11-10 Mon-Sat; 11-midnight Fri-Sat;
11-8 Sun. Call-ahead seating offered. AE, MC, V. $
480 Sand Creek Road, Colonie, 869-2448. Specialties are
hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood, including prime rib of
beef and baked stuffed shrimp. Light fare available. Full
bar, banquet facilities. Reservations accepted for parties
of five or more. Serving dinner 4-10 Mon-Thu, 4-10:30 Fri-Sat,
4-9 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
The Basement Bistro
776 Route 45, Earlton, 634-2338, www.sagecrestcatering.com.
Chef-owner Damon Baehrel cooks up regional American food
with the freshest possible ingredients, and his Sagecrest
Catering has provided meals for more than 2,500 weddings
in 20 years in the biz. The restaurant offers a tasting
menu of 10 to 15 courses of whatever’s freshest that day,
for a fixed price (which, like the menu, changes daily).
The fall menu is likely to offer treats such as house-cured
duck-breast prosciutto and homemade cheeses—and there are
theme menus such as potato and truffle tastings. Wine and
beer is served; off-premises catering. AE, MC, V, personal
The Bears Steakhouse
Route 7, Duanesburg, 895-2509. Some of the area’s best steaks,
served for more than 38 years in a friendly, unassuming
setting. It’s a charming step back in time. Call in advance
to reserve house specialties chateaubriand and prime rib.
Serving dinner Wed-Fri 5:30-8; two seatings Sat at 5:30
and 8:30. Reservations required. MC, V. $$$$
95 Everett Road, Albany, 482-2333; 367 Delaware Ave., Delmar,
475-1111. Known for its pizza, BEFF’s (Big Ed Fat Field’s)
menu features stunning entrees, as well as 10-ounce burgers,
homemade soups made fresh daily, salads, great nachos and
other bar fare. Try the chicken toes. Daily specials. Full
bar. Takeout available. Albany: serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11
Fri, noon-10 Sat, 4-9 Sun. Delmar: serving 11:30-10 Tue-Thu,
11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat, 3-10 Sun, 11:30-10 Mon. AE, DC,
MC, V. $
47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2755. Gourmet breakfast—available
all day—and lunch seven days a week. Menu features such
items as muffins, scones, eggs Benedict and German apple
pancakes, as well as a host of gourmet salads, soups, quiches
and sandwiches. Private parties, catering, takeout available.
Serving 8-3 daily. AE, DC, MC, V. $
The Blue Plate
1 Kinderhook St., Chatham, 392-7711. An eclectic menu of
New American cooking served up nicely in this casual, friendly
restaurant. Fresh fish specials, pasta and meat loaf, as
well as a few surprises. Start with the Prince Edward Island
mussels with white wine, tomatoes and garlic. Full bar.
Serving dinner 5:30-9 Tue-Thu, 5:30-10 Fri-Sat, 5-9 Sun.
Closed Mon. Reservations accepted for parties of five or
more. D, MC, V. $$$
Bombers Burrito Bar
258 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. Prime spot to celebrate your
birthday with a gigantic margarita. Takeout available. Lunch
delivery. Serving 11 AM-1 AM daily. Bar till close. AE,
MC, V. $
2209 Central Ave., Colonie, 382-1110. Excellent jambalaya
and a menu of pizza, calzones, other sandwiches, chicken
dishes, burgers and salads. The place comes into its own
with an array of bar food—wings, fried stuff, clams, you
name it. Good sports-watching venue. Monday night football
special with 25-cent wings and $2.50 22-ounce Coors Light
draughts. Full bar. Serving 3-3 Sat-Wed, 11 AM-3 AM Thu-Fri.
No lunch on Thursdays. MC, V. $$
Brandon’s Steak and Seafood
1725 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 347-1329. Bouillabaisse
is a regular menu item, as is crab legs. Look for stuffed
sirloin specials. Full bar, banquet facilities. Serving
lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. Reservations
suggested. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
Brown’s Brewing Company
417-419 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 11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-10
Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse
Crossgates Mall, 452-2900. Enjoy ribs or a sirloin between
serenades from the nearby wall-mounted moose and buffalo.
Also look for seafood (grilled shrimp) and chicken dishes.
Features daily specials and unique side dishes. Full bar,
takeout available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat,
noon-9 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
1632A 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
11:30-9:30 Mon-Thu, 11:30-10 Fri, 4-10 Sat, 4-9 Sun. Reservations
accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
1814 Western Ave., Albany, 452-5670. House specialties include
cabernet risotto, petite chateaubriand, Long Island roast
duckling. Wine cellar with more than 2,000 wines. Full bar,
on-premises catering, takeout available. Serving 11-11 daily.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
661 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”
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, MC, V. $$
Castle Street Café
10 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-5244,
www.castlestreet cafe.com. Fine dining tucked into an unassuming
storefront, with attractive high ceilings and a brick wall.
A fusion menu built around provender from local suppliers
has won praise from local and national press; don’t miss
“The World’s Best Chocolate Mousse Cake” (Newsday).
Serving dinner 5-9:30 Sun-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat. Celestial
bar menu also offered. Closed Tue. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
The Century House
997 Route 9, Latham, 785-0834, www.the centuryhouse.com.
Fine American dining in the relaxed atmosphere of a newly
renovated Federal-style farmhouse. Chef Kevin Conway offers
creative specialties from chargrilled filet mignon to his
signature Martha’s Vineyard lobster chowder. Full bar. Banquet
facilities, on/off-premises catering. Takeout available.
Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-9 Mon-Sat. Reservations
suggested. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Church Street Café
65 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. AE, MC, V. $$$$
392 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1106, www.circuscafe.com.
The accurately-named Circus Café will make you feel like
the circus is in town. Enjoy festive yet classic American
cuisine in this unique, atmospheric setting. Try the homestyle
meatloaf, lump crabcakes with ginger aioli, chicken pot
pie, oversized salads and stupendous desserts. Serving lunch
and dinner daily from 11:30-10. Theme parties and late night
bar. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Cliff’s Country Inn
57 Route 9P, Saratoga Lake Road, Malta, 584-9791. Steak
is the watchword here; prime rib is a very popular item.
But don’t worry: there are seafood favorites, too. Hot and
cold sandwiches also available. Full bar. 16 TVs; NFL package
available. Serving 4-9 Mon-Tue, 4-10 Wed-Thu, 4-11 Fri,
noon-11 Sat, noon-9 Sun. Reservations accepted. MC, V. $$
Cock ’n’ Bull
Parkis Mills Road (off Route 147), Galway, 882-6962. Known
for steaks and fresh fish served in a restored barn. On-premises
vegetable, herb and flower gardens (in season). Full bar
with large wine selection. Takeout available. Serving dinner
from 5 PM Mon, Wed-Sat; from 3-8 Sun; closed Tue. Reservations
recommended. “Pub” entrées under $15 available. MC, V. $$$$
Colorado Mine Co. Steakhouse
1893 Central Ave., Colonie, 862-1120. Steaks and chicken,
broccoli cheese soup and the onion blossom are some of the
menu’s featured items at this Western-themed family steakhouse.
Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Sat, noon-11
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
The Country Corner Café
25 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 583-7889; 165 High Rock
Ave., Saratoga Springs, 584-8300. 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. Church Street location: Serving 6 AM-2 PM Mon-Sat,
7 AM-2 PM Sun. High Rock Avenue location: Serving 7-3 Mon-Sat,
8-3 Sunday. Cash only. $
33 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 lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Fri and dinner 5-9 Mon-Thu, 5-10
Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Latham Farms, 579 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-1234;
1035 South St. (Routes 7 and 20), Pittsfield, Mass., (413)
499-7900. www.dakotarestaurant.com. Not just a steak house—the
menu also features live Maine lobsters, ocean-fresh seafood,
an extensive salad bar, hearty whole-grain bread and irresistible
mud pie. Kids’ menu available. Full bar, takeout available.
Reservations strongly recommended. Latham: Serving dinner
4:30-10 Mon-Thu, 4:30-11 Fri, 4-11 Sat, 1-9 Sun. Pittsfield:
Serving dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu, 5-11 Fri, 4-11 Sat, 4-10 Sun;
also brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
184 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 bottled beers. On-premises catering and takeout. Serving
11:30-9 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11 Fri, noon-11 Sat-Sun. AE, MC,
806 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; 11-11:30 Fri-Sat; closed Sun-Mon.
AE, MC, V. $
DeJohn’s Restaurant & Pub
288 Lark St., Albany, 465-5275, www.dejohns.com. Enjoy a
glass of wine or ice-cold beer in the cozy 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;
oversized martinis. Third-floor banquet room is available
for private parties. Serving dinner 4-11 Sun-Thu, 4-midnight
Fri-Sat. Lunch 11:30-4 Sat-Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
63 Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, 581-7011. Soups, steaks,
seafood and a salad bar comprise the simple menu. Sirloin,
porterhouse, prime rib, tenderloin—you’ll find your favorite
cut and they’ll cook it to your liking. Save room for the
massive desserts. Full bar. Serving dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu,
5-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Duncan’s Dairy Bar
890 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.
The Egremont Inn
10 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 Angus strip steak, and fresh fish; desserts and
baked goods are made from scratch. 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.
2612 Guilderland Ave., Rotterdam, 382-9329. Featuring daily
specials, homemade soups and chowder, steak, seafood, burgers
and wings. Serving 4-10 Mon-Wed, 11-11 Thu-Fri, 4-11 Sat.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
71 Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-2700. Creative American
cuisine with Asian and Spanish specialties served in a renovated
dining room with a mahogany bar on Lenox’s chic Church Street.
Homemade desserts. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering,
takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving lunch
noon-2 Thu-Mon, noon-3 Sat-Sun; dinner daily 5-close; bar
with tapas menu open later. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Fortunes at Saratoga Gaming & Raceway
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, Crescent Avenue, Saratoga Springs,
581-5790, www.saratogagamingandraceway.com. Fortunes offers
a unique dining experience while overlooking the excitement
of live harness racing. The varying menu features American
cuisine with an extensive a la carte menu and impressive
Prime Rib buffet. Serving 5-10 Tue-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat, closed
Sun-Mon. Full bar, on-premises catering. AE, MC, V, ATM.
Four Corners Luncheonette
2 Grove St., Delmar, 439-0172. An old-fashioned eatery with
counter seating, booths and tables. The menu features a
blend of diner fare and fancier stuff. Dinner offerings
get into more ambitious dishes with a contemporary American
touch. Takeout available. Serving breakfast 7-11:30 Mon-Sat,
7-1 Sun, lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Sat, dinner 5-8 Tue-Sat. AE,
D, MC, V, cash and personal checks. $
Friends Lake Inn
963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, 494-4751. This rustic
inn is set against the backdrop of the Adirondacks, but
you needn’t be an overnight guest to enjoy a meal from the
menu of eclectic American regional cuisine. Complement your
dinner with one or more than 20,000 bottles of wine from
the wine cellar. Full bar, on/off-premises catering. Serving
dinner 5:30-9 Mon-Sat, 5-8:30 Sun. AE, CB, DC, MC, V. $$$$
16 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-7359. Casual gourmet
dining with lots of variety; favorite dishes include filet
mignon, chicken cavatappi and shrimp etouffee. Full bar,
on/off-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving dinner
5-9:30 Sun-Mon, 5-10:30 Tue-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat. Reservations
not accepted. AE, MC, V. $$$
George Mann Tory Tavern
Routes 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. $$$$
Good Fellas Bar and Restaurant
15 Watervliet Ave., Albany, 438-0069. Specializing in pizza,
wings, and Italian lunches and dinners. Full bar, takeout
and delivery available. Serving. 11 AM-4 AM daily. AE, D,
MC, V. $
Grandma’s Country Restaurant
1273 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-4585, www.grandmascc.com.
A comfortable family restaurant with a cozy country interior.
Come hungry and enjoy generous helpings of tasty, home-cooked
foods from lasagna to roast chicken to huge chef salads.
Try the homemade cream of turkey soup; they make over 15,000
quarts per year. Breakfast menu includes the Belgian waffle
with fresh strawberries. Daily specials, light menu available.
No matter what you eat, save room for dessert and sample
a slice of Grandma’s legendary pie. Beer and wine. Takeout
available. Serving 6 AM-11 PM daily. AE, CB, D, DC, MC,
275 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 453-3299. Pub fare as well
as Italian favorites. Also, steamers and fall-off-the-bone
ribs. Full bar, takeout available. Serving lunch and dinner
11:30 AM-4 AM daily; happy hour daily 4-6. AE, D, MC, V.
The Grey Gelding Bistro & Bar
423 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-0957, www.greygelding.com.
Specializing in new American cuisine with Cajun, Californian
and Tuscan influences. Dine on signature dishes as the pecan-encrusted
salmon with a mango mojo pesto sauce or the Cajun-spiced
pork medallions with gorgonzola-rum sauce. Extensive wine
list with an emphasis on small vineyards from around the
world. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering. Serving
lunch 11:30-2:30 Wed-Sun, dinner 5:30-10 Wed-Mon, late-night
menu 10-midnight Fri-Sat and with Monday Night Football.
Closed Tuesday. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
45 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 specialties
like the fresh fish of the day and Creole jambalaya. Full
bar, takeout available, private parties. Serving dinner
5-10 PM Wed-Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
251 N. Main St., Mechanicville, 664-8511. Home-style cooking
and homemade desserts. Full bar, on/off-premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving 11-9 Wed-Fri; 4-9 Tue, Sat-Sun.
Closed Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $
Holmes & Watson
450 Broadway, Troy, 273-8526. The menu boasts lots of homemade
soups and salads, chili, wings, unusual sandwiches, charbroiled
burgers and complete dinners from pasta to seafood to steaks.
Daily lunch and dinner specials. More than 100 selections
of beer, ale and stout—24 on tap. Full bar, banquet facilities,
250 seats on two floors and an outdoor courtyard. Serving
from 11 AM daily. Reservations suggested for larger parties
and Fri-Sat nights. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
Crossgates 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-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Horseshoe Inn Bar & Grill
1 Gridley St., Saratoga Springs, 587-4909. Menu features
steak, smoked ribs, seafood, pasta and Italian-American
specialties. There’s also a pub menu. Daily specials. Full
bar, banquet facilities, takeout available. Casual attire.
Serving 4-midnight Mon-Fri; 9 AM-midnight Sat-Sun. Reservations
recommended. AE, MC, V. $$
Crossgates 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. $$
Hungry Trout Restaurant
Route 86, Wilmington, (800) 766-9137. Fresh trout, venison,
seafood and steaks. Incredible views of the Adirondack mountains
and the lighted waterfalls of the Au Sable River. Full bar.
Serving dinner 5-10 daily. AE, D, MC, V, personal checks.
The Irish Mist
285 Second St., Troy, 266-8915. American bistro featuring
steak, seafood and pasta. Enjoy the outdoor deck on the
water. Full bar, on/off-premises catering, takeout. Serving
dinner 3-9 Tue-Thu, Sun; 3-10 Fri-Sat; Sun brunch 11-2.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
Jack’s Oyster House
42 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. $$$
738 New Loudon Road (Route 9), Latham, 785-8536. Extensive
menu featuring tavern favorites such as sandwiches, burgers,
wings and more. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving noon-4
AM daily. Happy hour 5-7 Mon-Fri. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
59 N. Pearl St., Albany, 432-1997. American casual dining
is available in the Capital Region’s shiny “eatertainment”
establishment. The menu features everything from finger
food to full meals with a gourmet flair. Lots of big-screen
TVs, plenty of pool tables and a hyperactive video-arcade.
On-premises catering for up to 800. Takeout available. Serving
11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu; 11 AM-3 AM Fri-Sat; noon-midnight
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
John Andrew’s Restaurant
Route 23 and Blunt Road, South Egremont, Mass., (413) 528-3469.
Attention to detail marks the fine dining at this Berkshire
hideaway, where the view is pleasant and the food reflects
the eclectic taste of owner Dan Smith. Inventive entrées
include sautéed duck breast with duck confit; try the $25
prix fixe dinner on Thursdays. Full bar, on- and off-premises
catering, small private parties. Serving dinner 5-9 Sun-Tue,
Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. Closed Wed. AE, MC, V. $$$$
240 Wolf Road, Colonie, 435-1551. Just the place if you
crave a burger at 3 AM. The main tavern menu features such
favorites as fresh soup and salads, burgers and wings, all
available until 3:30 AM. Full bar, accommodations for small
parties. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-3:30 AM daily.
AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
301 Lark St., Albany, 436-7008, www.justinsonlark.com. Look
for some offbeat ethnic dishes such as jerk chicken on an
inventive, often-changing menu at this newly refurbished
Albany institution. Full bar and on-premises catering for
small parties. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-4
Mon-Sat; dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat; brunch 11-4
Sat-Sun; café menu until 1 AM nightly. Reservations suggested.
AE, MC, V. $$$
121 Wall St., Schenectady, 395-5999, www.katieobyrnes.com.
Cozy establishment serving American cuisine with an Irish
flair. Full bar, takeout available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Fri,
12:30-11 Sat, 12:30-9 Sun. AE, ATM, D, MC, V. $$
Kirker’s Steak and Seafood
959 New Loudon Road (Route 9) Latham, 785-3653. The steaks
include tenderloin, prime rib and New York strip, but don’t
limit yourself. Try the crabmeat lobster tails. Full bar,
on-premises catering and banquet facilities for up to 45.
Takeout and gift certificates available. Serving lunch 11:30-3
Mon-Fri; dinner 4-10 Mon-Sat, 1-8 Sun. Reservations suggested.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$
35 Burlington Ave., Round Lake, 899-6000, www.lake-ridge.com.
Fine dining for a reasonable cost in historic Round Lake.
Cozy atmosphere with four dining rooms and two fireplaces.
Menu includes steaks, veal, seafood and pasta; many fresh
takes on old favorites. Private banquet facilities for up
to 35. Beer, wine and liquor. Takeout available. Serving
lunch 11:30-2:30 Tue-Sat; dinner 4:30-8:45 Tue-Sat, 3-8
Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Main Street (Route 43), Averill Park, 674-3363. Barbecue
ribs, seafood, pastas, fish specials and many other homemade
dishes. Dine on the deck overlooking Crystal Lake. Full
bar, banquet facilities. Takeout available. Serving 11:30-10;
tavern menu until 11 PM. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
471 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-midnight
Fri-Sat; bar menu available until 2 AM. D, DC, MC, V. $$
453 Madison Ave., Albany, 463-9779. The menu features favorites
from steak to burgers to chicken parmesan to chicken wings.
Homemade selections include the mac and cheese poppers,
french fries, authentic beans and greens, spaghetti and
meatballs, panini sandwiches and a variety of desserts.
Fresh fish daily. Wine by the bottle or glass; 17 draft
beers and more than 40 bottled selections. Full bar, on/off
premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-close
Mon-Sat, noon-close Sun. AE, MC, V. $
356 Northern Blvd., Albany, 463-2296. Serving gourmet dinner
specials and a wide variety of appetizers and pub fare.
Full bar. On/off premises catering. Take out available.
11-11 Mon-Fri, 3-11 Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
408 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. $$$$
10 Troy Road, East Greenbush, 477-9881. Five-acre clambake
grove. Enjoy barbecue ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket.
You will also find prime rib and king-crab legs as Saturday
specials. Children’s menu. Full bar, on/off-premises catering
and takeout. Serving 11-10 Mon-Fri, noon-10 Sat, noon-9
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Log Jam Restaurant
Routes 9 and 149, Lake George, 798-1155. Adirondack hospitality
and charm are served up along with prime rib, fresh fish,
chicken, pork and seafood, and a salad bar worth walking
to. Full bar. Reservations accepted. Serving 5-9 Mon-Thu,
5-9:30 Fri-Sat, 4:30-9 Sun. Lunch 11:30-2:30 daily. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland, 489-4288. Exciting fine-dining
menu features pasta, chicken and seafood dishes. Cappuccino,
beer and wine by the glass. On/off-premises catering. Serving
11-9 Mon-Sat; brunch 10:30-3 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Longfellow’s Hotel & Restaurant
500 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, 4-11 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Happy hour
4-7 PM Mon-Fri. Takeout available. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Magnolias on the Park
462 Madison Ave., Albany, 449-2492. Specializing in dishes
originating from the Southeast and served with a side of
Southern hospitality. Menu includes fried chicken, catfish,
Bar-B-Q ribs, pulled pork, biscuits and cornbread. Sidewalk
cafe with a view of Washington Park. Serving dinner 5-close
Tue-Sun; Sun brunch 10-2. Closed Mon. Reservations recommended.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Latham Circle Mall, Latham, 786-6258. A popular spot featuring
regional American cuisine, from salads to steaks. Try one
of the 26 international draft beers or over 30 bottles.
Check out our new private VIP room! Full bar, take-out available.
Serving 11:30-10 Mon, 11:30-11 Tue-Thu, 11:30 AM-midnight
Fri, noon-midnight Sat, noon-10 Sun. Bar open later. Reservations
accepted. Catering available for parties large and small.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Fourth and Congress streets, Troy, 272-2422. Troy’s oldest
restaurant has been open since 1913. Menu features breakfast
all day, gourmet deli sandwiches, burgers, wraps, appetizers,
salads, homemade soups and desserts. Serving 6:30 AM-5 PM
daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-8444. The casual-dining
menu includes soups, salads and burgers as well as full-course
dinners. Full bar, catering and banquet facilities. Serving
breakfast 6:30-11 Mon-Fri, 7-11 Sat, 7-noon Sun; lunch 11-2
Mon-Sat; dinner 5-10 daily. Reservations suggested for parties
over five. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Martel’s at OTB
711 Central Ave., Albany, 438-0127. Live, televised horseracing
with fine food and spirits. Banquet facilities with seating
capacity of over 600. Full bar. Serving 11-11 Mon-Sat (kitchen
closes at 9 PM Mon-Thu; 10 PM Fri-Sat), 11 AM-7 PM Sun.
AE, MC, V. $$
49 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-5455.
On trendy Railroad Street, a cheery, unpretentious breakfast-and-lunch
joint serving comfort food that effortlessly blends old-fashioned
American standards with more updated fare like eggs Florentine,
soybean vegetable stew and sandwiches featuring grilled
eggplant, avocado, brie and the like. Breakfast served until
closing. Takeout available. Serving 6 AM-3 PM daily. Cash
353 State St., Albany, 463-2100. Chef Andrew Plummer continues
at this Center Square hot spot serving Asian-inflected progressive
American cuisine in a city grill atmosphere. The menu changes
seasonally, but look for inventive fare like grilled kangaroo,
wok-seared tuna with mustard soy vinaigrette, grilled venison,
and Allegro sea bass with ginger lime butter. Many exotic
specials. Full bar. Reservations suggested. Valet parking
Tue-Sat. Serving dinner 5-9:30 Mon-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat; closed
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
1238 Route 9H, Ghent, 828-0663. A family place featuring
lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. Serving a variety of
sandwiches and early-bird specials, as well as frequent
Friday and Saturday buffet specials and Sunday champagne
brunch buffet (11:30-2). Full bar, catering, banquet facilities.
Serving 9 AM-10 PM daily. Reservations suggested for special-event
days. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Route 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 noon-2:30; dinner Mon-Thu 5-9, Fri-Sat
5-9:30, Sun 12:30-9. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Morrette’s King Steak House
1126 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, 370-0555. Offering their famous
oversized steak sandwiches since 1947, with a variety of
other choices. Informal dining. Beer available. Small parties
up to 25 guests. Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, Sat; 11-10 Fri. Closed
Sun. MC, V. $
New World Home Cooking Co.
1411 Route 212, Saugerties, (845) 246-0900, www.newworldhomecooking.com.
Big, bold flavors in New American cuisine, featuring free-range
meats, regional products and many vegetarian choices. Ric
Orlando’s jerk chicken and Thai green curry never tasted
better. Serving dinner Mon-Sat 5-11, Sun 4-10. Kids menu.
Large parties welcome. Takeout available. Banquet facilities.
On/off-premises catering. Reservations recommended. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Newest Lunch Bar and Grill
1925 Curry Road, Schenectady, 355-7777. A casual and comfortable
environment with something for everyone; a Schenectady tradition
since 1921. Famous for their hot dogs with meat sauce, and
check out the new menu! Full bar. Takeout available. 11-9:30
Mon-Sat; closed Sundays. MC, V, AE. $$
The Old Homestead
120 Lake Hill Road, Burnt Hills, 399-6973. An all-American
menu sporting dishes from creative sandwiches to burgers
to steak and seafood. Full bar, small private dining room.
Takeout available. Serving noon-close daily. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$$
The Old Mill
Route 23, South Egremont, Mass., (413) 528-1421. Dine in
the rustic elegance of a converted 18th-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, Tue-Thu; 5-10 Fri-Sat; closed
Mon. AE, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Olde Bryan Inn
123 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-2990, www.oldebryaninn.com.
Rustic and roomy, with traditional specials and lighter
fare. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu,
11-11 Fri-Sat. Bar open until midnight Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$$
One Caroline Street Bistro
1 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2026. Continental,
regional American and fusion fare, all prepared to order
with the freshest of ingredients, including local organic
produce and free-range meats. Lighter fare includes soups
and salads, along with a full appetizer menu. The dinner
menu offers entrées such as sticky chicken with dirty rice
and traditional jambalaya. Homemade desserts a specialty.
This restaurant’s wine list won the 2004-05 Wine Spectator
Award of Excellence. Full bar. On/off premises catering.
Serving dinner from 5-9 Mon-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. Bar open
later. Closed Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
One One One
111 Main St., Greenwich, 692-8016. A top-notch eatery in
Greenwich’s attractive downtown, where the kitchen does
wonderful things with farm-fresh locally grown organic produce
and other ingredients. A full bar is also available. Serving
dinner 5-9 Wed-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
68 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, all in a century-old
tavern. Banquet facilities and private outdoor patio. Takeout
available, lunch delivery. Serving 11:30-close Mon-Sat,
4-close Sun. Reservations are accepted for large groups
only. AE, D, MC, V. $
O’Toole’s Restaurant Pub
Kohl’s 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-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-11 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
The Owl at Twilight
1123 County Route 29, Olmstedville, 251-4696. Tucked way
up in a corner of Olmstedville, on the way to Lake Placid,
this is a fine-dining restaurant with an American-fusion
bent. Mussels steamed in a habanero and tequila broth;
pork tenderloin roasted with a garlic and cilantro adobo—that
gives you a taste of the menu. Full bar. Serving Thu-Sun
5-close. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Palmer House Café
1462 Main St., Rensselaerville, 797-3449. A country village
restaurant with a menu that changes weekly and highlights
fresh vegetables and herbs, as well as elegant pastries.
Full bar, on/off-premises catering. Dinner 5-close Thu-Sun,
brunch 11-3 Sun. Lunch is served noon-5 Sun. Closed Mon-Wed.
Reservations suggested. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Panoramic Steakhouse at the Georgian Resort
384 Canada St., Lake George, 668-5401. In a beautiful setting
overlooking Lake George, dine on steak specials, roast prime
rib, pecan-encrusted trout and chicken marsala. Full bar,
on-premises catering. Serving 5-10 daily. AE, CB, D, DC,
MC, V. $$$$
11 N. Broadway, Schenectady, 374-0100. Italian-American
cuisine served within a casual contemporary décor. Featuring
steaks, cut to order, as well as seafood and pasta dishes.
Try the signature dish, chateaubriand. Reservations suggested.
Full bar; takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-4 Tue-Fri.
Serving dinner 4-close Tue-Sat. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
47 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-7767,
www.pearlsrestaurant .com. Classic American fare simply
prepared; plenty of steaks, fish and game, with signature
dishes ranging from venison to fried chicken to tuna tartare.
Full bar with an extensive wine list. Serving dinner 5-10
Sun-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat; brunch 11-3 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Pepper Jack’s Sandwich Creations
217 Western Ave., Albany, 426-5505. A unique breakfast,
lunch and dinner restaurant located in the middle of Albany.
Offering authentic Philly cheesesteaks, sandwich wraps and
more. Off-premises catering and takeout available. 9 AM-midnight
Mon-Sat, 9 AM-10 PM Sun. AE, MC, V. $
Pinto and Hobbs
State and Dove streets, Albany, 426-4900. Classic pub food
featuring burgers, wraps, wings, sandwiches; dinner entrees
after 5 PM. Patio seating. Full bar and banquet facilities.
Takeout available. Serving regular menu 11:30-10 Mon-Sat;
late-night pub food Thu-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Primo’s Restaurant at The Inn at Saratoga
231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1890. American fine
dining is offered at a cozy Victorian inn. Bistro menu available.
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. $$$$
430 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-5981. Sherlockian memorabilia
surrounds you as you dine on such specials as Watson’s fillet
or partake of “inspector’s delight.” Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving lunch from 11:30 AM daily, dinner 5-close daily.
Happy hour Mon-Fri, 4-7 PM; hors d’ouvres Fri. Preferred
seating service. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
The Publik House Pub and Restaurant
Routes 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-11:30
PM Sun-Thu, 11 AM-12:30 AM Fri-Sat. Serving pasta until
9:30, full menu until 11. AE, MC, V. $
2 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. AE, D, MC,
4582 Route 30, Amsterdam, 842-2606. www.theraindancerrestaurant.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. Also serving
a light fare menu all day. Mon-Sat 11:30 AM-10 PM, Sun 12:30-8
PM. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Randy’s at the Dovegate Inn
184 Broad St., Schuylerville, 695-6095, www.dovegateinn.com.
Enjoy casual dining and a traditional American menu, featuring
steak, chicken and seafood, including lobster ravioli. In
addition, a lighter bistro menu is available. Lunch includes
such fare as salads, deli-style sandwiches and quiche. On-premises
catering for parties of 20 and less. Takeout available.
Serving lunch noon-3 Fri-Sat, dinner 5-9 Wed-Sat, dinner
4-8 PM Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
321 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, garden
dining. Serving 5-10 Wed-Sat, Sat-Sun brunch 11-3, dinner
5-9. Closed Mon-Tue. MC, V. $$$
Reel Meals Dinner & a Movie
86 Congress St., Saratoga Springs, 583-8883. Enjoy a meal
and catch a movie in one of three movie theaters. Serving
an array of steaks, seafood and poultry (try the chicken
breast stuffed with asiago, roasted peppers and proscuitto),
vegetarian fare and salads. Full bar, on-premises catering,
takeout available. Can accommodate private parties of 10
to 300. Serving 4-10 Mon-Fri, 11 AM-midnight Sat-Sun, and
holidays. Matinees daily all summer. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
The Ripe Tomato American Grill
Routes 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
11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 10-10 Sun (brunch 10-2). Skidmore
student meal cards accepted. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, 452-1352; Wilton Mall, 583-2213.
Both locations feature a wide selection of menu items, from
chicken to ribs to half-pound burgers. If you’re not into
meat, try the pasta or the extensive salad bar. Full bar.
Takeout available. Serving 11-11 Mon-Thu, 11 AM-midnight
Fri-Sat, 11-10 Sun. Call-ahead seating available Mon-Thu.
AE, D, MC, V. $
Salty’s Pub & Bistro
Country Dollar Shopping Plaza, Guideboard Road, Halfmoon,
371-1120 or 371-1694. This casual neighborhood eatery boasts
some of the freshest seafood in the Capital Region. The
restaurant features a 50-foot oyster bar, a stunning array
of seafood, and a pasta and vegetarian menu as well. John
D. Marzilli, new owner and former chef of the Albany Marriott,
welcomes one and all to experience his “fresh” cuisine.
Full bar. Banquet facilities. Takeout available. Serving
11-9 Mon-Thu, 11-10 Fri-Sat, 4-9 PM Sun. AE, CB, D, DC,
MC, V. $$
183 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 220-9900. Large menu
featuring burgers, salads, seafood, Italian entrees. Outdoor
deck. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering, takeout.
Serving 3-10 Tue-Thu, 3-11 Fri-Sat, 3-10 Sun. AE, ATM, D,
DC, MC, V. $$
Saratoga Rose Inn & Restaurant
4136 Rockwell St., Hadley, 696-2861, www.saratogarose.com.
This 1885 Queen Anne Victorian inn is run by executive chef
Richard Ferrugio. Spring/summer menu features individual
beef Wellington, duck with raspberry chipotle sauce, rack
of lamb with merlot garlic sauce, Pan Asian shrimp in tamarin
sauce, homemade fettucini with peas, mushrooms and scallops
in a sage butter sauce, and homemade desserts. Extensive
wine list. Reservations recommended. Serving 5 PM-8 PM Thu-Sat;
Sunday brunch 12 PM-2, Sun dinner 4-7 PM. Starting Nov.
5, dinner 5-9, Sat-Wed, Sunday brunch 10-2. AE, ATM, D,
MC, V, personal checks. $$$
Sargo’s at Saratoga National Golf Club
458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-4653; fax: 226-0698.
Chef Peter Siconolsi creates progressive regional American
cuisine with an ever-changing menu utilizing fresh, local
ingredients. House specialties include roasted Maine lobster,
char-grilled ostrich filet, and the seared Chilean sea bass
with lobster risotto. Also, new simply grilled menu. Extensive
wine list and desserts made on the premises. Full bar, banquet
facilities and catering available. Outdoor terrace. Serving
dinner 5-9 Mon-Sat, lunch 11:30-4 Mon-Sat; brunch 10-2 Sun.
AE, CB, D, MC, V. $$$$
1 S. Pearl St., Albany, 426-9647. Soups, large salads and
seafood jambalaya are available, as well as pasta, stir-fries
and quiche. Full bar open late. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu,
11:30 AM-midnight Fri, 7 PM-midnight Sat. AE, D, MC, V.
404 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-0192. A downtown eatery
with a casual atmosphere; dinner specials featuring pasta,
fresh fish, shrimp and chicken, as well as many vegetarian
selections. Also sandwiches, panini and homemade soups.
For dessert, try the chocolate-chip-and-walnut pie, carrot
cake or one of the other homemade selections. Beer and wine.
Limited catering. Serving Sun-Tue 11 AM-3 PM; Wed-Sat 11-9.
Menu and hours change seasonally. AE, D, MC, V. $$
1434 Altamont Ave., Schenectady, 355-9924. Eclectic American
menu offering everything from dinners to light fare. Homemade
soups, burgers, wings, and authentic regional items from
around the country. Full bar, on-premises catering, takeout
available. Serving 11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat,
noon-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Seattle Sub and Pita Co.
Main Square Shoppes, 318 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-1727.
Featuring hot and cold pita wraps and gourmet subs and salads
made with the freshest ingredients. Vegetarian selections
available. Dining on the outside deck in the warm months.
Java Jazz Café & Bakery located inside. Serving 7-7
Mon-Fri, 8 AM-3 PM Sat. Closed Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
537 Aviation Road, Queensbury, 798-1900. Serving hearty
country-style breakfast and lunch. Breakfast served until
3 PM. Lunch features homemade soups, breads, overstuffed
sandwiches, pies and other tasty desserts. Open year round.
Serving 7-3 daily. AE, D, MC, V, personal checks. $
The Desmond, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, 640-6094, www.desmondhotels
albany.com. The Des mond’s casual restaurant, with grilled
swordfish, chicken teriyaki and a selection of salads as
well as wine by the glass. Full bar. Serving 6:30 AM-10
PM Mon-Thu, 6:30 AM-midnight Fri-Sat, 7-10 Sun. AE, CB,
D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Soho Soup, Sandwich and Pita Co.
11 S. Pearl St., Albany, 445-7482. Featuring soups, subs
and pita wraps made with fresh greens and avocado, roasted
red peppers, fresh cheeses and more. Vegetarian wraps available.
Takeout only, delivery available. Open 10 AM-2:30 PM Mon-Fri.
No credit cards. $
The South End Tavern
757 Burden Ave., Troy, 272-9661. A friendly haven of comfort
food that’s been a South Troy mainstay since 1934. Specials
include baked ham on Monday, meat loaf on Tuesday, roast
beef on Wednesday, corned beef and cabbage on Thursday,
and prime rib on Saturday. Also, for a special treat, try
the scallops, haddock and shrimp. Full bar. Serving 11-11
Mon-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
389 Broadway (Route 9) Saratoga Springs, 226-4437. A family-friendly
sports bar with a menu featuring baby-back ribs, crab cakes,
pastas, wraps and salads. Full bar; takeout available. Serving
Mon-Sat 11:30-11, Fri-Sat 11 AM-midnight, Sun 11-11. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $$
1 N. Church St., Schenectady, 346-3400. Schenectady’s newest
banquet facility and fine-dining inn welcomes wedding receptions,
and is happy to provide full accommodations to its overnight
guests. Full bar and banquet facilities. Serving lunch 11:30-2
Tue-Fri, dinner 5-9 Tue-Sat, brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, DC, MC,
V, D. $$$$
3925 Route 2, Cropseyville, 279-9993. An all-around dinner
house featuring pasta, beef, chicken, burgers, pizza and
veal. Everything from finger foods to entrées. Full bar.
Serving dinner 4-9 Wed-Thu, 3-11 Fri-Sat, 3-8:30 Sunday;
bar open one hour later Wed-Thu, till close Fri-Sat. MC,
Sutton’s Marketplace Café
1066 Route 9, Queensbury, 798-1188 ext. 2. A casual eatery
located in a country store that sells everything from baked
goods to gifts to toys. Menu offers a wide variety of breakfast
and lunch options, prepared with the freshest of ingredients.
Children’s menu available. Serving 7:30 AM-3 PM Mon-Sun.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
Teagan’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant
360 Columbia Turnpike (Route 20), East Greenbush, 477-9909.
Friendly neighborhood all-around good-food place, with a
Continental menu featuring steak, seafood and pasta. Full
bar, banquet facilities. Serving lunch 11-4 Mon-Fri, dinner
4-10 Mon-Sat, 2-9 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
774 Pawling Ave., Troy, 283-8376. Featuring rib dinners,
English-cut and regular. 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. $
Stuyvesant Plaza, 489-1661; 1 Southside Drive, Clifton Park,
383-7148. Old posters and found art decorate the walls;
the glossy menu boasts a variety of steaks and burgers,
their famous “Jack Daniels sauce,” 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. $$
1133 Central Ave., Colonie, 438-7457. Featuring a wide range
of homemade food, from burgers, wings and sandwiches to
dinner entrées such as prime rib, shrimp scampi and chicken
parmesan. Try the San Antonio-style chicken for a great
flavor combo. Full late-night menu. Takeout available. Serving
11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-1 AM Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
200 Broadway, Troy, 272-3013, www.tosca grille.com.
This upscale restaurant in the historic Hendrick Hudson
Building in downtown Troy features innovative regional American
cuisine with a strong French foundation. Opera-themed décor
enhanced by maho gany walls and tortoise-glass chandeliers.
Full bar, on- and off-premises catering. Reservations recommended.
Serving dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat, brunch 10-3 Sunday. AE, DC,
MC, V. $$$$
Turf House Grill
Holiday Inn Turf, 205 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-7250, www.turfhotels.com.
Menu includes chicken, veal, seafood, fish and steaks. Banquet
facilities. Serving a luncheon buffet 11:30-2:30 Tue-Fri;
dinner 5-10 daily; prime rib buffet 5-10 Sat; Sun brunch
10:30-2. Reservations suggested. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
40 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 11:30-1:30 PM Tue-Fri; dinner 5-7
PM Tue-Fri, 5-10 PM Sat; 11:30 AM-8 PM Sun. Reservations
recommended. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Parkwood Plaza, Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-5672. It’s a
chophouse with an Italian flavor as chef Ray Crodelle (formerly
of D’Raymond’s) and owner Mike Powers join forces to offer
a comfortable dining experience. Daily seafood specials,
great pasta dishes and a superb house marinara. More than
120 diverse menu items. Full bar; banquet and catering facilities.
Takeout available. Try the $10 dinner specials on Sunday
and Monday. Serving lunch 11:30-2:30 Mon-Fri; dinner 4-10
Mon-Thu, 4-11 Fri, 2-11 Sat, 1-9 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
Union Bar & Grill
293 Main St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-6228. Contemporary
American and Italian cuisine in a Soho-inspired steel-and-aluminum
environment. Chef-co-owner Vito Gnazzo hails from Naples.
Try appetizers such as steamed mussels; entrées might include
grilled chicken, braised barbecue beef ribs, or Neapolitan
meatloaf. Menu also features homemade pastas, sandwiches
and pizzas. Full bar; off-premises catering; takeout available.
Dinner 5-10 Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu; 5-11 Fri-Sat; lunch noon-3
PM Sat-Sun; Sun includes brunch specials. Closed Tue. AE,
MC, V. $$$$
Union Hall Inn
2 Union Place (Routes 29 and 67), Johnstown, 762-3210, www.unionhallinnrest
aurant.com. A historical tavern-restaurant built in 1798.
Specializing in fresh fish and shellfish dishes, steak and
veal. Vegetarian items, too. Full bar, small banquets and
personalized catering. Takeout available. Serving lunch
11:30-2 Tue-Fri, dinner 5-close Tue-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon
except holidays. Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Uno Chicago Bar & Grill
Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, 869-3100; 601 Troy Schenectady
Road, Latham, 782-7166. www.unos.com. Chicago-style deep-dish
pizza, as well as salads, ribs, steaks, chicken, sandwiches,
burgers and express lunch daily. Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving 11:30 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM-1 AM Fri-Sat,
11:30-11 (midnight in Latham) Sun. Advanced seating requests
accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
The Vanilla Bean
521 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 782-BEAN (2326); 216
4th St., Troy, 272-8605. This upscale bistro offers a varied
breakfast menu, hearty lunches, deli sandwiches, homemade
soups, gourmet salads and daily specials as well as heavenly
desserts, fresh-baked goods, party platters and special-occasion
cakes. Now featuring full-service dinner. Takeout available.
Latham serving 7 AM-9 PM Sun-Thu, 7 AM-10 PM Fri-Sat; Troy
serving 7-7 Mon-Sat, 7-6 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
10 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. Patio open during summer months. Serving 11:30-9
Mon, 11:30-10 Tue-Thu, 11:30-10 Fri, 5-11 Sat; dinner specials
nightly. Closed Sun (available for private parties). Reservations
suggested on concert nights. AE, DC, MC, V. $
Crowne Plaza Hotel, State and Lodge streets, Albany, 427-3066.
An upscale American menu featuring steaks, lamb and a variety
of fresh fish. Full bar, on-premises catering and banquet
facilities. Light dinner menu, too. Serving breakfast 6:30-11:30
Mon-Fri (buffet 6:30-10), 7-noon Sat-Sun; lunch 11:30-2
Mon-Fri; dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
The Wine Bar
417 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-8777, www.thewinebarofsaratoga.com.
New American cuisine featuring fresh ahi, award-winning
cheese, and entrée- and tapas-sized portions, prepared with
fresh, local ingredients. Featuring 50 wines by the glass,
as well as a full bar. The restaurant also includes a secluded
smoking lounge for those who wish to enjoy an aromatic cigar
after the meal. Serving 4-11 PM Tue-Sun. Closed Mon. AE,
D, MC, V. $$$$
801 Route 9, Wilton, 584-2489. Great American cuisine since
1948. Home of Tessie’s world-famous oven-roasted turkey
dinner. House-butchered steaks, fresh fish. Full bar, cozy
Adirondack charm and hospitality. Reservations accepted.
Serving 4-close Wed-Sun. Personal checks and cash only.
Metroland's Fall/Winter Dining Guide 2006