99 Washington Ave., Albany, 694-4400. This locally owned
establishment serves up omelettes and specialty sandwiches,
and Mediterranean specialties such as falafel, hummus and
shawarma. Takeout available. On/off-premises catering for
private parties. Serving 7 AM-4 PM Mon-Fri. MC, V. $
A Taste of Greece
193 Lark St., Albany, 426-9000. A bistro setting serving
up the gamut of Greek fare: spanakopita, dolomades, Greek
salad, gyros and souvlaki, kebabs, moussaka and more; extensive
vegetarian menu. Serving beer and wine. Takeout and catering
available. Serving lunch 11-2 Mon-Fri, dinner 5-10 Mon-Sat.
Closed Sunday. MC, V. $$
BFS Restaurant & Catering
1736 Western Ave., Guilderland. 452-6342, bfsrestaurant.com.
Fine Mediterranean cuisine. Falafels, spanakopita, kebabs,
baba ghanouj, tabbouleh, veggie platters and many other
Lebanese, Moroccan, Egyptian, Greek and Italian dishes.
Heart-healthy, vegetarian and kids menus available. Expanded
beer and wine list. Eat in or take out; on- and off-premises
catering available. Takeout available from 9 AM, serving
9 AM-9 PM Mon-Sat. Closed Sunday. AE, MC, V. $$$
See listing under “American.”
The Garlic Lover’s Corner
235 North Greenbush Road, North Greenbush, 283-1621. Metroland’s
Best-Kept Secret for 2008. Kebabs, stews, Middle Eastern
takes on meat, fish and pasta dishes are featured in this
friendly place not far from HVCC. Serving lunch 11-3 Mon-Fri,
dinner 4:30-9 Mon-Sat. MC, V. $$$
180 Delaware Plaza suite 200, Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-8800.
Voted Metroland’s Best-Kept Secret three years in
a row, this café offers intimate and casual dining, featuring
falafel, kabobs, wine and beer, wonderful salads, and innovative
entrées created by chef-owner Joseph Soliman. Serving dinner
4:30-9 Tue-Sat, lunch 11-3 Tues-Fri, noon-3 Sat. Closed
Sun-Mon. AE, MC, V.