Restaurant & Pub
107 Wolf Road, Colonie, 446-9909, 99restaurants.com. This
Boston-based chain features grilled and fried dishes. Also,
Buffalo wings and burgers. Try the chipotle chicken quesadilla.
Full bar. Serving 11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat,
11:30-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
Aimie’s Dinner & Movie With Wallabee’s
190 Glen St., Glens Falls, 792-8181, 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. MC, V. $$$
Albany Pump Station
19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, 447-9000, evansale.com. This
downtown Albany brew pub offers a vast array of American
fare. The menu includes steaks, stuffed shrimp, calamari
and a large offering of soups, salads and sandwiches. Full
bar includes a wide array of award-winning microbrews. On-premises
catering; takeout available. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11
Fri-Sat, noon-8 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
Alibis Martini & Margarita 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 5:30 PM-1 AM daily. Reservations suggested on weekends.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
42-44 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-2118,
mezzeinc.com. Making liberal use of local and seasonal ingredients,
chef Joe Nastro’s New American menu includes wood-grilled
Berkshire pork, grilled bistro steak with herb fries, and
more. Full bar with extensive wine list. Serving dinner
from 5 PM daily. AE, MC, V. $$$$
154 Jay St., Schenectady, 382-9277. This hip eatery features
sandwiches, soups, salads and homemade desserts highlighting
bread pudding and gelato. Full bar, espresso and cappuccino,
and family made chocolates to compliment the meal. Takeout
available. Reservations recommended. Serving 8-5 Mon-Fri;
8-8:30 Thu, 10-5 Sat. Open late on Proctors performance
nights. Closed Sun, except during Proctors performances.
AE, D, MC, V. $
192 Main St., Sharon Springs, 284-2105. Serving traditional
comfort foods and heritage recipes that reflect New York
state and local products in a restored hotel with guest
rooms available. Dinner reservations recommended. Dinner
hourly 5-close Thu-Mon; brunch 8-2 Sun; dinner 11:30 AM-4
PM Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
2305 Nott St., Schenectady, 372-8610, andyscatering.com.
Catering parties, picnics and weddings of all sizes, all
year round. Lunch or dinner menus, featuring barbecue chicken
and ribs, lobster, crab or clam bakes, pig roasts, buffet
specials and more. Off-premises catering. Beer and wine
menu. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Angelo’s 677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany, 427-7463, 677prime.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. $$$$
480 Sand Creek Road, Colonie, 869-2448. Specialties are
hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood, including prime rib of
beef and baked stuffed shrimp. Light fare available. Full
bar, banquet facilities. Reservations accepted for all parties
Sun-Thu; reservations accepted for parties of five or more
Fri-Sat. Serving dinner 4-10 Mon-Thu, 4-10:30 Fri-Sat, 4-9
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Barrington Brewery & Restaurant
Jenifer House Commons, 420 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington,
Mass., (413) 528-8282. Rustic tavern serving up stick-to-your-ribs
pub fare such as chili, chowder, burgers, bratwurst, a wide
array of specialty sandwiches and salads, and the hearty
favorite Steak & Stout. Full bar featuring a half-dozen
or so beers and ales crafted on the premises. Takeout available,
including bottles, growlers or kegs of the house-made brew.
Serving 11:30-9:30 Sun-Thu, 11:30-10 Fri-Sat. D, MC, V.
The Basement Bistro
776 Route 45, Earlton, 634-2338, sagecrestcatering.com.
Chef-owner Damon Baehrel cooks up regional American food
with the freshest possible ingredients, and his Sagecrest
Catering has provided meals for more than 2,500 weddings
in 20 years in the biz. The restaurant offers a tasting
menu of 10 to 15 courses of whatever’s freshest that day,
for a fixed price (which, like the menu, changes daily).
Reservations required well in advance. Wine and beer served;
off-premises catering available. Seatings begin at 6 PM
Wed-Thu, 5 PM Fri-Sat, and 4 PM Sun. AE, MC, V, personal
The Bears Steakhouse
Route 7, Duanesburg, 895-2509. Some of the area’s best steaks,
served for more than 40 years in a friendly, unassuming
setting. It’s a charming step back in time. Call in advance
to reserve house specialties chateau-briand and prime rib.
Serving dinner 5:30-8 Wed-Fri; two seatings Sat at 5:30
and 8:30. Reservations required. MC, V. $$$$
95 Everett Road, Albany, 482-2333; 367 Delaware Ave., Delmar,
475-1111. Known for its pizza, wings and 8-ounce burgers
BEFF’s (Big Ed Fat Field’s) menu features hearty entrees,
as well as homemade soups made fresh daily, salads, nachos
and other bar fare. Daily specials. Full bar; 29 beers on
tap at Delmar location. Takeout available. Patio available
at both locations. Albany: serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11
Fri, noon-10 Sat, noon-9 Sun. Delmar: serving 11-10 Mon-Thu,
11-11 Fri, noon-10 Sat-Sun. AE, MC, V. $
47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2755. Gourmet breakfast—available
all day—and lunch six days a week. Featuring muffins, scones,
eggs Benedict and German apple pancakes, as well as a host
of gourmet salads, soups, quiches and sandwiches. Private
parties, catering, takeout available. Outdoor patio, weather
permitting. Serving 8-3 Tue-Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
Bistro at the Georgian Resort
384 Canada St., Lake George, 668-5401, georgianresort.com.
Award-winning executive chef Patrick Longton offers American
regional cuisine on the shores of beautiful Lake George.
Serving seven days a week, breakfast 7:30-11, dinner 5-10.Full
bar, takeout. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Bloomers an American Bistro
2853 Route 9, Ballston Spa, 584-4484, bloomersbistro.com.
American cuisine with global influences. Specialties include
New York strip steak with white truffle bordelaise. Vegetarian
options. Full bar, takeout. Reservations recommended. Serving
dinner 5-9 Tue-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
The Blue Plate
1 Kinderhook St., Chatham, 392-7711. An eclectic menu of
New American cooking served up nicely in this casual, friendly
restaurant. Fresh fish specials, pasta and meat loaf, as
well as a few surprises. Full bar. Serving dinner 5:30-9
Tue-Thu, 5:30-9:30 Fri-Sat, 5-9 Sun. Closed Mon. Reservations
accepted for parties of five or more. D, MC, V. $$$
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 varieties of chicken
wings. Also boasting 20 draft beers and a dozen types of
frozen margaritas. Takeout available. Lunch delivery. Serving
11 AM-1 AM daily. Bar till close. AE, MC, V. $
2209 Central Ave., Colonie, 382-1110. Jambalaya, pizza,
calzones, 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. Full bar. Serving 3-3 Sat-Wed,
11 AM-3 AM Thu-Fri. MC, V. $$
Brandon’s Steak and Seafood
1725 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 347-1329. Bouillabaisse
is a regular menu item, as is crab legs. Look for stuffed
sirloin specials. Full bar, banquet facilities. Serving
lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri; dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat. Closed Sun. Reservations
suggested. AE, MC, V. $$
Brown’s Brewing Company
417-419 River St., Troy, 273-BEER (2337), brownsbrewing.com.
This brewery-restaurant is located in a restored 150-year-old
warehouse with a large deck overlooking the Hudson River
and Troy Marina. Menu offers pub-style fare, including appetizers,
salads, sandwiches and wraps. Award-winning brewery offers
10 different styles of fresh ales and lagers. Serving 11:30-11
Mon-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun. AE, MC, V.
Buffalo Wings & Rings
203-A Wolf Road, Colonie, 454-9464, buffalowingsandrings.com.
Specializing in chicken wings soaked in any of several sauces
with a heat range from mild to “atomic.” Also burgers, sandwiches,
gyros, soups, salads, and several styles of potato and onion
rings. Full bar, off-premises catering, takeout. 11-10 Sun-Thu,
11-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $
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 Mon-Thu, 11:30-10 Fri, 4-10 Sat, 4-9 Sun. Reservations
accepted. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
12 1/2 Delaware Ave., Albany. 462-0050. An all-night café
serving homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything
cooked to order. On- and off-premises catering. Takeout
available. 5 PM Wed-7 AM Thur, 5 PM Thur-7 AM Fri, 5 PM
Fri-2 PM Sun. Closed Mon-Tue. AE, MC, V. $
1108 Madison Ave., Albany, 935-1094, cafemadison.com. This
Pine Hills staple now offers fine dining in the evening,
with daily fish, risotto, or veal specials. Also a perennial
Best Breakfast winner. Serving brunch 7:30-2 Mon-Fri, 7:30-3
Sat-Sun. Serving dinner 5:30-9 Sun, 5:30-10 Mon-Thu, 5:30-11
Fri-Sat. Full bar, takeout. AE, DC, MC, V. $
Castle Street Café
10 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-5244,
castlestreetcafe.com. Fine dining tucked into an unassuming
storefront, with high ceilings and an interior brick wall.
A fusion menu built around provender from local suppliers
has won praise from local and national press; don’t miss
“The World’s Best Chocolate Mousse Cake” (Newsday).
Serving dinner 5-9:30 Mon, Wed-Thu; 5-10:30 Fri-Sat, 5-9:30
Sun. Bar menu also available. Closed Tue. AE, D, MC, V.
2015 Rosa Road, Schenectady, 381-2080. Enjoy tapas at the
bar and full meals in the dining room. Mediterranean-inspired
New American menu includes spring rolls with artichoke hearts
and goat cheese, homemade pappardelle in a Bolognese sauce,
and classic bistro-style steak frites. Full bar, on- and
off-premises catering. Serving dinner 5-close Tue-Sat. AE,
MC, V. $$$
The Century House
997 Route 9, Latham, 785-0834, the centuryhouse.com. Fine
American dining in the relaxed atmosphere of a renovated
Federal-style farmhouse. Full bar. Banquet facilities, on-
and 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. $$$
4465 Route 30, Amsterdam, 842-7399, charliesrestaurant30.com.
Offers a little taste of everything. Mexican, Italian and
Chinese dishes are interspersed between Angus burgers, New
York-style pizza, and seafood. Full bar, banquet facilities
and catering. Open 4-10 Mon-Sat, 12-8 Sun. AE, D, MC, V.
Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, 150 Main St., Lake Placid,
523-9886. Charlie Levitz’s fun, fine-dining menu features
duck-leg confit, venison loin with a blackberry demi-glace,
and other such fare, exotic and traditional. Light menu
also available, and don’t overlook breakfast! Full bar with
signature cocktails and wine list. Serving breakfast 6:30-11
daily, lunch noon-2:30 daily, dinner 5-10 daily. AE, MC,
Church and Main
49 Church St., Canajoharie, 673-2433, churchnmain.com. Celebrate
the Mohawk Valley’s bounty with food prepared from local
farm offerings, under the skilled hand of chef-owner Michael
Lapi. Look for such items as slow-roasted chicken, pan-roasted
wild Maine cod, a risotto variety and veggies galore. Full
bar, wine list. Serving dinner 5-9 Thu-Sun. MC, V. $$$
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
prepared in different ways. Serving Tue-Sat lunch 11:30-2,
dinner 5:30-9; open 7 days in July-August. AE, MC, V. $$$$
392 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1106, circuscafe.com.
Enjoy festive yet classic American cuisine in this unique,
atmospheric setting. Try the homestyle meat loaf, lump crabcakes
with ginger aioli, chicken pot pie, oversized salads and
stupendous desserts. Serving lunch and dinner 11:30-10 daily.
Theme parties and late night bar. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$
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. Serving
dinner seven days, lunch Sat-Sun. Call for hours. Reservations
accepted. MC, V. $$
Cock ’n’ Bull
Parkis Mills Road (off Route 147), Galway, 882-6962. Known
for steaks and fresh fish served in a restored barn. On-premises
vegetable, herb and flower gardens (in season). Full bar
with large wine selection. Takeout available. Serving dinner
from 5 PM Mon, Wed-Sat; from 3-8 Sun; closed Tue. Reservations
recommended. “Pub” entrées under $15 available. MC, V. $$$$
The Country Corner Café
25 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 583-7889; 165 High Rock
Ave., Saratoga Springs, 584-8300. Cozy home-style eatery
with loads of breakfast options to choose from; all the
jams and jellies are homemade, and the maple syrup is the
real stuff. Also offering sandwiches, homemade soups and
more. Church Street location: Serving 6 AM-2 PM Mon-Sat,
7 AM-2 PM Sun. High Rock Avenue location: Serving 7-3 Mon-Sat,
8-3 Sun. AE, MC, V. $
33 2nd St., Troy, 266-9200. This downtown Troy establishment
serves gourmet American fare as well as an impressive array
of seafood and pasta items. Full bar, on-premises catering.
Serving lunch 11:30-3 Mon-Fri and dinner 5-9 Mon-Thu, 5-10
Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Latham Farms, 579 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-1234;
1035 South St. (Routes 7 and 20), Pittsfield, Mass., (413)
499-7900, dakotarestaurant .com. Not just a steakhouse—the
menu also features live Maine lobsters, ocean-fresh seafood,
an extensive salad bar, hearty whole-grain bread and irresistible
mud pie. Kids’ menu available. Full bar, takeout available.
Reservations strongly recommended. Latham: Serving dinner
4:30-9 Mon-Thu, 4:30-10 Fri, 4-10 Sat, 3-9 Sun. Pittsfield:
Serving dinner 4-9 Mon-Thu, 4-10 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun; also
brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
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. Full bar including
10 beers handcrafted on site, four guest bottled beers.
On-premises catering and takeout. Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Thu,
11:30-10 Fri, noon-10 Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
806 25th St., Watervliet, 273-9888. A restaurant with a
little bit of everything: steak, seafood, clams and more,
with baked stuffed shrimp a particular favorite. Full bar,
banquet facilities and on- and off-premises catering available.
Serving 11-11 Tue-Sat; closed Sun-Mon. AE, MC, V. $
DeJohn’s Restaurant & Pub
288 Lark St., Albany, 465-5275, dejohns.com. Enjoy a glass
of wine or ice-cold beer in the cozy pub, and then have
dinner in the second-floor dining room. The menu includes
a variety of appetizers, entrees and sandwiches. Homemade
cheesecake is a specialty. Daily pub and restaurant specials;
oversized martinis. Third-floor banquet room is available
for private parties. Serving dinner 4-11 Mon-Sun, 4-midnight
Fri-Sat. Lunch 11:30-4 Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
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. Outdoor dining Serving dinner
5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
DP an American Brasserie
25 Chapel St., Albany, 436-7747, dpbrasserie.com. Yono’s
sister restaurant is an American brasserie with 18-foot
ceilings and plentiful natural light, featuring Chef Yono’s
inventive takes on traditional favorites. Full bar with
more than 50 wines, on- and off-premises catering, takeout.
Reservations recommended. Serving 11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 5:30-11:30
Fri-Sat. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V, ATM. $$
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 a casual
tavern and an elegant dining room overlooking Karner Brook.
The menu changes frequently to highlight seasonally available
seafood, meats, game and produce. All dishes prepared to
order; desserts and baked goods are made from scratch. Specialty
martinis and Wine Spectator award-winning wine list.
A more casual menu is available in the tavern. Full bar,
on-premises catering. Serving 5:30-9:30 Wed- Sat, 5-9 Sun.
Closed Mon-Tue. AE, MC, V. $$$$
See listing under “Pub Fare.”
The Factory Eatery & Spirits
20 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, 885-0500, thefactoryeatery.com.
A restored factory building gives the name; follow that
theme through a first shift of burgers and wings, fried
chicken or fish and chips for the second. Reubens, ribs,
good soups and a lively bar are also part of the appeal.
Serving lunch and dinner 11 AM-10 PM daily, late-night menu
starting at 10 PM; breakfast buffet 8:30-noon Sun. D, MC,
2128 Doubleday Ave. (Rt. 50), Ballston Spa, 884-2926, fiftysouth.com.
Kim Klopstock, of “The Lily and the Rose” catering, offers
her eclectic fare at this former diner with all-day breakfasts,
appealing lunch specials and a tapas approach to her late-in-the-week
dinners. Full bar, catering. Serving breakfast 8-3 daily,
dinner 4:30-close Wed-Sat, brunch 8-3 Sun. AE, D, MC, V.
Filet 7 West
611 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, 785-7215, filet7west.com.
An upscale, modern American steakhouse with a chef’s tasting
menu for fine wine. Serving lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri, and dinner
daily. Banquet facilities, on- and off-premises catering.
Reservations recommended. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
71 Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-2700, fireflylenox.com.
Creative American cuisine with Asian and Spanish specialties
served in a renovated dining room with a mahogany bar on
Lenox’s chic Church Street. Homemade desserts, full bar,
on- and off-premises catering, takeout available. Reservations
recommended. Serving lunch 11-3 Thu-Sun; dinner 5-close
every day; bar with tapas menu open later. AE, CB, D, DC,
MC, V. $$$$
Fortunes at Saratoga Gaming & Raceway
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, Crescent Avenue, Saratoga Springs,
581-5790, saratogagamingandraceway.com. Fortunes offers
a unique dining experience while overlooking the excitement
of live harness racing. The varying menu features American
cuisine with an extensive a la carte menu and impressive
prime rib buffet. Serving 5-10 Thu-Sat. Full bar, on-premises
catering. AE, MC, V, ATM. $$$.
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, personal checks. $$
Friends Lake Inn
963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, 494-4751, friendslake.com.
This rustic inn is set against the backdrop of the Adirondacks,
but you needn’t be an overnight guest to enjoy a meal from
the menu of eclectic regional American cuisine. Complement
your dinner with one of more than 20,000 bottles of wine
from the wine cellar. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering.
Serving dinner 5:30-9 Mon-Sat, 5-8:30 Sun. AE, CB, DC, MC,
16 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-7359. Casual gourmet
dining with lots of variety; favorite dishes include filet
mignon, chicken cavatappi and shrimp etouffee. Full bar,
on- and off-premises catering. Takeout available. Daily
lunch 11-3. Serving dinner 5-9:30 Sun-Mon, 5-10:30 Tue-Thu,
5-11 Fri-Sat. Reservations not accepted. AE, MC, V. $$$
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. $$$$
68 Beekman St., Saratoga Springs, 584-5772, gotchyas.com.
An American pasta house with a cozy bar in this historic
building once frequented by Lucky Luciano, Lucille Ball,
Walt Disney and Al Capone in Saratoga’s celebrated West
Side neighborhood. Serving 4-9:30 Tue-Sun; closed Mon. AE,
MC, V. $$
Grandma’s Country Restaurant
1273 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-4585, grandmascc.com. A
comfortable family restaurant with a cozy country interior.
Come hungry and enjoy generous helpings of 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.
Save room for a slice of Grandma’s legendary pie. Beer and
wine. Takeout available. Serving 6 AM-11 PM daily. AE, CB,
D, DC, MC, V. $
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, greygelding.com.
Specializing in new American cuisine with Cajun, Californian
and Tuscan influences. Dine on signature dishes such as
the pecan-encrusted salmon with a mango mojo pesto sauce.
Extensive wine list with an emphasis on small vineyards
from around the world. 2007 Wine Spectator award
winner. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering. Serving
lunch 11:30-2:30 Wed-Sat, dinner 5:30-10 Tue-Sun. Closed
Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
45 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 584-4790, hattiesrestaurant.com.
Serving authentic Southern and Louisiana cuisine since 1938.
Come for the famous fried chicken and biscuits, or try specialties
like the fresh fish of the day and Creole jambalaya. Full
bar, takeout available, private parties. Serving dinner
5-10 PM Wed-Monday. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
251 N. Main St., Mechanicville, 664-8511. Home-style cooking
and homemade desserts. Full bar, on- and off-premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving 11-9 Wed-Fri, 4-9 Sat, 8-7 Sun.
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, with 24 on tap. Full bar, banquet
facilities, 250 seats on two floors. Serving from 11 AM
daily. Reservations suggested for larger parties and Fri-Sat
nights. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
Horseshoe Inn Bar & Grill
1 Gridley St., Saratoga Springs, 587-4909. Menu features
steak, smoked ribs, seafood, pasta and Italian-American
specialties. There’s also a pub menu. Daily specials, full
bar, banquet facilities, takeout available. Casual attire.
Serving 4-midnight Mon-Tue; 11 AM-midnight Wed-Fri; 9 AM-midnight
Sat-Sun. Reservations recommended. AE, D, MC, V. $$
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. $$
Hungry Trout Restaurant
Route 86, Wilmington, (800) 766-9137. Fresh trout, venison,
seafood and steaks. Incredible views of the Adirondacks
and the lighted waterfalls of the Au Sable River. Full bar.
Serving dinner 5-10 daily. AE, D, MC, V, personal checks.
The Irish Mist
285 2nd St., Troy, 266-8915. American bistro featuring steak,
seafood and pasta. Full bar, on/off-premises catering, takeout.
Serving dinner from 4 PM Tue-Sun; Sun brunch 11-2. AE, D,
MC, V. $$
Jack’s Oyster House
42 State St., Albany, 465-8854, jacks oysterhouse.com. 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. $$$
738 New Loudon Road (Route 9), Latham, 785-8536. Extensive
menu featuring tavern favorites such as sandwiches, burgers,
wings and more. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving noon-4
AM daily. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
59 N. Pearl St., Albany, 432-1997. American casual dining
is available in the Capital Region’s shiny “eatertainment”
establishment. The menu features everything from finger
food to full meals with a gourmet flair. Lots of big-screen
TVs, plenty of pool tables and a hyperactive video-arcade.
On-premises catering for up to 800. Takeout available. Serving
11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu; 11 AM-3 AM Fri-Sat; noon-midnight
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
John Andrew’s Restaurant
Route 23 and Blunt Road, South Egremont, Mass., (413) 528-3469,
jarest aurant.com. Attention to detail marks the fine dining
at this Berkshire hideaway, where the view is pleasant and
the food reflects the eclectic taste of owner Dan Smith.
Inventive entrées include sautéed duck breast with duck
confit; try the $30 prix fixe dinner on Thursdays. Full
bar, on- and off-premises catering, small private parties.
Serving dinner 5-close Thu-Tue. Closed Wed. AE, MC, V. $$$$
240 Wolf Road, Colonie, 435-1551. Just the place if you
crave a burger at 3 AM. The main tavern menu features such
favorites as fresh soup and salads, burgers and wings, all
available until 3:30 AM. Full bar, accommodations for small
parties. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-3:30 AM daily.
AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $
301 Lark St., Albany, 436-7008, justins onlark.com. Look
for some offbeat ethnic dishes such as jerk chicken on an
inventive, often-changing menu at this newly refurbished
Albany institution. Full bar and on-premises catering for
small parties. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11:30-4
Mon-Sat; dinner 5-10 Sun-Thu, 5-10:30 Fri-Sat; brunch 10:30-4
Sat-Sun; café menu until 1 AM nightly. Reservations suggested.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$
121 Wall St., Schenectady, 395-5999. Cozy establishment
serving American cuisine with an Irish flair. Full bar,
takeout available. Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Fri, 12:30-9 Sat,
12:30-9 Sun; late-night menu until midnight nightly. AE,
ATM, D, MC, V. $$
State and Lodge streets (at the Crowne Plaza), Albany, 427-3049,
cpalbany .com. Now serving full dinner menu in addition
to all-day menu featuring paninis, burgers, salads and other
light fare. Full bar with newly enhanced wine list including
flights and 16 wines by the glass. Serving 11 AM-2 AM daily.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $
Kirker’s Steak and Seafood
959 New Loudon Road (Route 9) Latham, 785-3653. The steaks
include tenderloin, prime rib and New York strip, but don’t
limit yourself. Try the crabmeat lobster tails. Full bar,
on-premises catering and banquet facilities for up to 45.
Takeout and gift certificates available. Serving lunch 11:30-3
Mon-Fri; dinner 4-10 Mon-Sat, 1-8 Sun. Reservations suggested.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$
35 Burlington Ave., Round Lake, 899-6000, lake-ridge.com.
Fine dining for a reasonable cost in historic Round Lake.
Cozy atmosphere with three dining rooms, two fireplaces,
and a new ballroom. Menu includes steaks, veal, seafood
and pasta; many fresh takes on old favorites. Private banquet
facilities for up to 35. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving
lunch 11:30-2:30 Tue-Sat; dinner 4:30-8:45 Tue-Sat, 3-8
Sun. Closed Monday. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Main Street (Route 43), Averill Park, 674-3363. Barbecue
ribs, seafood, pasta, fish specials and many other homemade
dishes. Full bar, banquet facilities. Takeout available.
Serving 11:30-10; tavern menu until 11 PM. AE, D, MC, V.
471 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, 438-5005. Serving everything
from wings and pizza to prime rib and fresh fish, with an
emphasis on fresh seafood. Full bar. Off-premises catering.
Takeout available. Serving 11-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-2
AM Fri-Sat. D, DC, MC, V. $$
356 Northern Blvd., Albany, 463-2296. Serving gourmet dinner
specials and a wide variety of appetizers and pub fare.
Full bar. On- and off-premises catering. Takeout available.
Serving 11-11 Mon-Fri, 3-11 Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
408 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 587-7766. Nightly seafood
specials include baked stuffed shrimp and broiled catch
of the day; also aged, cut-on-premises steaks, sliced sirloin
and pasta dishes. Light menu available. Full bar and banquet
facilities. Serving lunch 11:30-4 Mon-Sat, dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu,
5-11 Fri-Sat; lunch and dinner noon-9 Sun. Reservations
welcome. AE, MC, V. $$$$
Log Jam Restaurant
Routes 9 and 149, Lake George, 798-1155, logjamrestaurant.com.
Adirondack hospitality and charm are served up along with
prime rib, fresh fish, chicken, pork and seafood, and a
salad bar worth walking to. Full bar. Reservations accepted.
Serving 5-9 Mon-Thu, 5-9:30 Fri-Sat, 4:30-9 Sun. Lunch 11:30-2:30
daily. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Stuyvesant Plaza, Guilderland, 489-4288. Exciting fine-dining
menu features pasta, chicken and seafood dishes. Cappuccino,
beer and wine by the glass. On- and off-premises catering.
Serving 11-9 Mon-Sat; brunch 10:30-3 Sun. AE, D, MC, V.
Longfellow’s Hotel & Restaurant
500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-0108, longfellows.com.
Situated in an old country estate built in the late 1800s,
the inn prides itself on its warm and relaxing dining ambience.
The menu of American and mesquite offerings includes an
array of steaks, bourbon-glazed salmon, fresh pastas and
pan-roasted garlic shrimp. Full bar, on-premises catering.
Serving 5-10 Mon-Thu, 5-11 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun; tavern menu
available one hour later nightly. Happy hour 4-7 PM Mon-Fri.
Takeout available. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
Magnolias on the Park
462 Madison Ave., Albany, 449-2492. Specializing in dishes
originating from the Southeast and served with a side of
Southern hospitality. Menu includes fried chicken, catfish,
BBQ ribs, pulled pork, biscuits and cornbread. Sidewalk
cafe with a view of Washington Park. Serving dinner 5-close
Tue-Sun; Sun brunch 10-2. Closed Mon. Reservations recommended.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Latham Circle Mall, Latham, 786-6258. A popular spot featuring
regional American cuisine, from salads to steaks. Try one
of the 26 international draft or 30 bottled beers. Check
out the 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. $$
Fourth and Congress streets, Troy, 272-2422. Troy’s oldest
restaurant has been open since 1913. Menu features breakfast
all day, gourmet deli sandwiches, burgers, wraps, appetizers,
salads, homemade soups and desserts. Serving 6:30-5 daily.
AE, D, MC, V. $
74 State St., Albany, 434-7410. French techniques inform
the contemporary American cuisine of chef Brian Molino at
this handsome restaurant in downtown Albany’s new boutique
hotel. Utilizing as many organic, local ingredients as possible,
Molino offers such dishes as seared scallops with sweet
corn risotto, English peas and crispy pancetta, and roasted
duck breast with apple-stuffed poblano peppers and arugula
salad. Full bar, on-premises catering. Reservations recommended.
Serving breakfast 7-10 Mon-Sat, lunch 11:30-2 Mon-Sat, dinner
6-10 Mon-Sat, brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-8444. The casual-dining
menu includes soups, salads and burgers as well as full-course
dinners. Full bar, catering and banquet facilities. Serving
breakfast 6:30-11 Mon-Fri, 7-11 Sat, 7-noon Sun; lunch 11-2
Mon-Sat; dinner 5-10 daily. Reservations suggested for parties
over five. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Martel’s at OTB
711 Central Ave., Albany, 459-2650. Live, televised horseracing
with fine food and spirits. Banquet facilities with seating
capacity of more than 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. $$
49 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-5455.
On trendy Railroad Street, a cheery, unpretentious breakfast-and-lunch
joint serving comfort food that effortlessly blends old-fashioned
American standards with more updated fare like eggs Florentine,
soybean vegetable stew and sandwiches featuring grilled
eggplant, avocado, brie and the like. Breakfast served until
closing. Takeout available. Serving 6 AM-3 PM daily. Cash
353 State St., Albany, 463-2100. Chef Rick Weber continues
at this Center Square hotspot serving Asian-inflected progressive
American cuisine in a city grill atmosphere. The menu changes
seasonally, but look for inventive fare like grilled kangaroo,
wok-seared tuna with mustard soy vinaigrette, grilled venison,
and sea bass with ginger lime butter. Many exotic specials.
Full bar. Reservations suggested. Valet parking Tue-Sat.
Serving dinner 5-9:30 Mon-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat; closed Sun.
AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
1238 Route 9H, Ghent, 828-0663. A family place featuring
lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. Serving a variety of
sandwiches and early-bird specials. Full bar, catering,
banquet facilities. Serving 9 AM-10 PM daily. Reservations
suggested for special-event days. AE, D, MC, V. $$
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 11:45-2:30; dinner 5-9 Mon-Thu, 5-9:30
Fri-Sat, 11:45-9 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Morrette’s King Steak House
1126 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, 370-0555. Offering their famous
oversized steak sandwiches since 1947, with a variety of
other choices. Informal dining. Beer available. Small parties
up to 25 guests. Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, Sat; 11-10 Fri. Closed
Sun. MC, V. $
New World Home Cooking Co.
1411 Route 212, Saugerties, (845) 246-0900, newworldhomecooking.com.
Big, bold flavors in Global Heritage cuisine, featuring
free-range meats, regional products and many vegetarian
choices, including their signature pan- blackened string
beans. Ric Orlando’s jerk chicken and Cuban pot roast never
tasted better. Kids menu. Large parties welcome. Takeout
available. Banquet facilities. On- and off-premises catering.
Reservations recommended. Serving dinner 5-10 Mon-Thu, 5-11
Fri-Sat, 4-10 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
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-Thu; 5-10 Fri-Sat. AE, DC,
MC, V. $$$$
Olde Bryan Inn
123 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, 587-2990, oldebryaninn.com.
Rustic and roomy, with traditional specials and lighter
fare. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11-10 Sun-Thu,
11-11 Fri-Sat. Bar open until midnight Fri-Sat. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$$
One Caroline Street Bistro
1 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 587-2026. Continental,
regional American and fusion fare, all prepared to order
with fresh 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. This restaurant’s wine list
won the 2006-07 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. $$$
One One One
111 Main St., Greenwich, 692-8016. A top-notch eatery in
Greenwich’s attractive downtown, where the kitchen does
wonderful things with farm-fresh locally grown organic produce
and other ingredients. A full bar is also available. Serving
dinner 5-9 Wed-Sun. AE, MC, V. $$$
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. Half-off appetizer menu 9-11 daily. Rotating
dinner specials daily. Full bar. On-premises catering for
small parties. Off-premises catering for large parties.
Reservations accepted. Serving 11:30-11 Sun-Thu, 11:30-midnight
Fri-Sat, noon-11 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Palmer House Café
1462 Main St., Rensselaerville, 797-3449. A country-village
restaurant with a menu that changes weekly and highlights
fresh vegetables and herbs, as well as elegant pastries.
Full bar, on/off-premises catering. Dinner 5-close Thu-Sun,
brunch 11-3 Sun. Closed Mon-Wed. Reservations suggested.
AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
1-3 Prospect St., North Bennington, Vt., (802) 442-7171.
Offering a contemporary American menu. Separate lounge offers
lower-priced menu items. Large outdoor terrace. Fine wine
selection and full bar. Off-premises catering and takeout
available. Serving 5 PM-close Tue-Sat in the fine-dining
area; 5 PM-close seven days a week in the lounge. AE, MC,
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 dinner 4-close Tue-Sat.
AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
47 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-7767,
pearlsrest aurant.com. Classic American fare simply prepared;
plenty of steaks, fish and game, with signature dishes ranging
from venison to fried chicken to tuna tartare. Full bar
with an extensive wine list. Serving dinner 5-10 Tue-Sun,
lunch 11:30-2:30 Sat, brunch 11:30-2:30 Sun. AE, MC, V.
Pearl Street Public House
44 S. Pearl St., Albany, 465-1001. Newly redesigned restaurant
across the street from the Times Union Center. High-end
American pub featuring signature dinner items such as marinated
New York strip and swordfish au poivre; also homemade soups
including award-winning chowder. Full bar, renovated banquet
facilities and a rooftop patio for live music and dining.
On- and off-premises catering. Gift certificates available.
Serving lunch 11-3 Mon-Sat; dinner 4-10 Wed-Sat; closed
Sun. On Times Union Center event nights, restaurant is open
and kitchen stays open after the event lets out. AE, MC,
Pepper Jack’s Sandwich Creations
217 Western Ave., Albany, 426-5505. A unique breakfast,
lunch and dinner restaurant located in the middle of Albany.
Offering authentic Philly cheesesteaks, sandwich wraps and
more. Off-premises catering and takeout and delivery available.
9 AM- midnight Mon-Sat, 9 AM-10 PM Sun. AE, MC, V. $
Pinto and Hobbs Tavern
State and Dove streets, Albany, 426-4900. Classic pub food
featuring burgers, wraps, wings, sandwiches; dinner entrees
after 5 PM. Patio seating. Full bar and banquet facilities.
Takeout available. Serving regular menu 11:30-10 Mon-Sat;
late-night pub food Thu-Sat. AE, D, MC, V. $$
Prime at Saratoga National
458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-4653 ext. 2. Offering
a grill menu featuring salads, sandwiches and lighter fare,
as well as a dinner menu featuring Prime’s famous steaks
and seafood. Serving lunch 11:30-4 Mon-Sat, grill menu seven
nights a week until close, fine dining 5:30-9 Mon-Sat and
brunch 10-2 Sun. After Nov. 1, serving dinner and grill
menu 5:30-9 Wed-Sat, Lunch 11-4 Sat and brunch 10-2 Sun.
AE, CB, MC, V. $$$$
Primo’s Restaurant at The Inn at Saratoga
231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1890. American fine
dining is offered at a cozy Victorian inn. Bistro menu available.
Full bar, catering and banquet facilities for up to 110.
Serving dinner 5-9 Sun-Thu, 5-10 Fri-Sat. Reservations suggested.
AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$$
The Publik House Pub and Restaurant
Routes 9 and 9P, Malta, 587-7479. On first glance at the
menu, this seems like a pizza place, but then you discover
there’s a full-fledged selection of entrées among the pasta
and calzones. Full bar. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-11:30
PM Sun-Thu, 11 AM-12:30 AM Fri-Sat. Serving pasta until
9:30, full menu until 11. AE, MC, V. $
2 Cohoes Road, Watervliet, 273-9646. American and Italian
offerings abound, including lasagna, seafood, veal and peppers,
prime rib and Mexican pizza. Specials daily. Renowned pizza.
Full bar. Takeout and delivery available. Serving 11-10
Tue-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 4-9 Sun. Closed Mon. AE, D, MC,
4582 Route 30, Amsterdam, 842-2606. The steaks are delicious
and the portions are huge at this area favorite. Dinners
include all the trips you care to make to the salad bar,
and the menu also offers a standard array of chicken, seafood
and pasta-based dishes. Also serving a light-fare menu all
day. 11:30-10 Mon-Sat, 12:30-8 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$$
Randy’s at the Dovegate Inn
184 Broad St., Schuylerville, 695-6095, dovegateinn.com.
Enjoy casual dining and a traditional American menu, featuring
steak, chicken and seafood, including lobster ravioli. In
addition, a lighter bistro menu is available. Lunch includes
such fare as salads, deli-style sandwiches and quiche. On-premises
catering for parties of 20 and less. Takeout available.
Serving lunch noon-3 Wed-Sat, dinner 5-9 Tues-Sun, brunch
10-2 PM Sun. Reservations suggested. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Recovery Room Sports Grill
62 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 396-3800, recoveryroomsportsgrill.com.
Full menu, from appetizers to steaks, ribs, seafood, chicken
and pasta. Also soups, salads, burgers and desserts. Local
sports memorabilia sets the mood. Full bar. Takeout available.
Serving 11 AM-midnight daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
321 Warren St., Hudson, 828-3657. A casual, friendly, world-inspired
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, 5-9 Sun; Sat-Sun brunch 11-3.
Closed Mon-Tue. MC, V. $$$
The Ripe Tomato American Grill
Routes 9 and 9P, Malta, 581-1530, ripetomato.com. Affordable
four-star dining in this Italian-American grill. Try the
award-winning shrimp-and-scallop bisque. Specials daily.
Full bar. Takeout available. Reservations recommended. Serving
11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 10-10 Sun (brunch 10-2). Skidmore
student meal cards accepted. AE, DC, MC, V. $$
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. “Where friends and family surround
you and food is plenty,” is the motto at this casual neighborhood
seafood eatery, featuring a 50-foot oyster bar, a vast array
of fresh seafood, and a pasta and vegetarian menu as well,
presided over by chef-owner John D. Marzilli, former chef
of the Albany Marriott. Full bar. Banquet facilities. Takeout
available. Serving 11-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 11-8 PM
Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
Saratoga Rose Inn & Restaurant
4136 Rockwell St., Hadley, 696-2861, saratogarose.com. This
1885 Queen Anne Victorian inn, called “an amazing culinary
experience,” by saratoga restaurants.com, is run by executive
chef Richard Ferrugio. Menu features contemporary cuisine
with Mediterranean and Asian accents, Black Angus beef,
rack of lamb, duck breast, salmon and shellfish, chicken
and pork, and homemade pastas and desserts. Extensive wine
list. Reservations recommended. Serving 5-8:30 Thu-Sat,
4-7 Sunday. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
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 11-9 Mon-Wed, 11
AM-4 AM Thu-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
1434 Altamont Ave., Schenectady, 355-9924. Eclectic American
menu offering everything from dinners to light fare. Homemade
soups, burgers, wings, and authentic regional items from
around the country. Full bar, on-premises catering, takeout
available. Daily lunch and dinner specials. Serving 11:30-11
Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, D, MC,
537 Aviation Road, Queensbury, 798-1900. Serving hearty
country-style breakfast and lunch. Lunch features homemade
soups, breads, overstuffed sandwiches, pies and other tasty
desserts. Open year round. Serving breakfast 7 AM-3 PM and
lunch 11 AM-3 PM daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
The Desmond, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, 640-6094, desmond
hotels.com. The Des mond’s casual restaurant, with grilled
swordfish, chicken teriyaki and a selection of salads as
well as wine by the glass. Full bar. Serving 6:30 AM-10
PM Mon-Sat, 7-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$
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. Daily
specials include Monday baked ham, Tuesday meat loaf, Wednesday
roast beef, Thursday corned beef and cabbage. For a special
treat on Fridays try the scallops, haddock and shrimp, and
on Saturday the prime rib. 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 11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 11 AM-midnight Fri-Sat,
11-10 Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$
1 N. Church St., Schenectady, 346-3400. Schenectady’s newest
banquet facility and fine-dining inn welcomes wedding receptions,
and is happy to provide full accommodations to its overnight
guests. Full bar and banquet facilities. Serving 5-9 Tue-Sat,
brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, D., DC, MC, V. $$$$
Sutton’s Marketplace Café
1066 Route 9, Queensbury, 798-1188 ext. 2. A casual eatery
located in a country store that sells everything from baked
goods to gifts to toys. Menu offers a wide variety of breakfast
and lunch options, prepared with the freshest ingredients.
Children’s menu available. Serving 7:30 AM-3 PM daily. AE,
D, DC, MC, V. $
Teagan’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant
360 Columbia Turnpike (Route 20), East Greenbush, 477-9909.
Friendly neighborhood all-around good-food place, with a
Continental menu featuring steak, seafood and pasta. Full
bar, banquet facilities. Serving lunch 11-4 Mon-Fri, dinner
4-10 Mon-Sat, 2-9 Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
774 Pawling Ave., Troy, 283-8376. Full pub menu. Full bar.
Takeout available. 8 AM-4 AM Mon-Sat; noon-2 AM Sun. Cash
Tess’ Lark Tavern
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; 16 draft
beers and more than 40 bottled selections. Full bar, on/off-premises
catering. Takeout available. Serving 11 AM-2 AM Mon-Thu,
noon-3 AM Fri-Sat, noon-close Sun. AE, MC, V. $
Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, 489-1663; 1 Southside Drive, Clifton
Park, 383-7148; 3060 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, 581-4012.
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 Sun-Wed, 11 AM-2
AM Thu-Sat. Clifton Park: Serving 9 AM-midnight daily. Saratoga
Springs: Serving 9 AM-midnight daily. AE, D, MC, V. $$
1133 Central Ave., Colonie, 438-7457. Featuring a wide range
of homemade food, from burgers, wings and sandwiches to
dinner entrées such as prime rib, shrimp scampi and chicken
parmesan. Try the San Antonio-style chicken for a great
flavor combo. Full late-night menu. Takeout available. Serving
11 AM-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 AM-1 AM Fri-Sat, noon-10 Sun.
AE, D, MC, V. $$
200 Broadway, Troy, 272-3013, tosca grille.com. This upscale
restaurant located in downtown Troy’s historic Hendrick
Hudson Building 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-close Mon-Sat, brunch 10-2 Sun. AE, MC,
Turf House Grill
Holiday Inn Turf, 205 Wolf Road, Colonie, 458-7250 ext.
432, turfhotels.com. Menu includes chicken, seafood, fish
and steaks. Banquet facilities. Serving a luncheon buffet
11:30-2 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. $$$
40 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 393-3344, turftavern.com. Upscale
restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere featuring gourmet
cuisine and seasonal specials. Full bar, banquet facilities,
on/off-premises catering. Serving 5-9 PM Tue-Fri, 5-10 PM
Sat; 11:30 AM-8 PM Sun. Reservations recommended. AE, D,
MC, V. $$$
Parkwood Plaza, 1760 Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-5672. A
steakhouse with Italian flavor offering 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. Serving 11:30-9 Mon-Wed, 11:30-9:30 Thu, 11:30-10:30
Fri-Sat, and 11:30-9 Sun. AE, MC, V, D. $$$
Uno Chicago Grill
Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, 869-3100; 601 Troy Schenectady
Road, Latham, 782-7166. 3008 State Route 50, Saratoga Springs,
587-4270, unos.com. Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, as well
as salads, ribs, steaks, chicken, sandwiches, burgers and
express lunch daily. Full bar. Takeout available. Latham
serving 11:30-11 Sun-Thu, 11:30-midnight Fri-Sat. At Crossgates,
11:30-11 PM Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM-midnight Fri, 11 AM-midnight
Sat, 11-10 PM Sun. Saratoga Springs: 11-11 PM Sun-Thu, 11-midnight
Fri-Sat. Advanced seating requests accepted. AE, D, DC,
MC, V. $$
10 Sheridan Ave., Albany, 463-9113. A 100-seat restaurant
featuring 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-Thu, 11:30-11
Fri, 5-10 Sat; dinner specials nightly. Closed Sun (available
for private parties). Reservations suggested on concert
nights. AE, MC, V. $$
The Wine Bar
417 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-8777, thewinebarofsaratoga.com.
New American cuisine featuring award- winning cheese, and
entrée- and tapas-sized portions prepared with fresh, local
ingredients. Featuring 50 wines by the glass, and a full
bar. The restaurant also includes a secluded smoking lounge
for those who wish to enjoy an aromatic cigar after the
meal. Serving 4-11 PM Tue-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon. AE, D, MC,
613 Union St., Schenectady, 344-7086. Fine wine and fine
dining, with a “progressive American” menu. Serving 4-10
Tue-Fri; 4:30-10 Sat; lounge open later. Closed Sun-Mon.
801 Route 9, Wilton, 584-2489. Great American cuisine since
1948. Home of Tessie’s world-famous oven-roasted turkey
dinner. House-butchered steaks, fresh fish. Full bar, cozy
Adirondack charm and hospitality. Reservations accepted.
Serving 4-close Wed-Sat, 1-close Sun. Personal checks and
cash only. $$
Metroland's Fall / Winter Dining Guide 2008