Bard & Baker Board Game Cafe, 501 Broadway, Troy, 518-948-6693, bardandbaker.Com. Cuisine: Gourmet sandwiches, cakes, snacks. Bread and desserts baked on web site. Ambiance: Something like a loud and alluring library café. Price: $. Hours: 9 a.M. From ten p.M. Tuesday to Thursday, nine a.M. To midnight Friday, 10 a.M. To nighttime Saturday, 10 a.M. To 6 p.M. Sunday, closed Monday.
Cantina, 408 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 518-587-5577, cantinasaratoga.Com. Cuisine: West Coast-stimulated Mexican delicacies include bocaditos (avenue eats), San Francisco Mission burritos, tacos, and platos classics. Ambiance: Stylishly present day, open-plan interior with retractable front and Broadway sidewalk seating. Price: $$. Hours: 11:30 a.M. To nine p.M. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday; 11:30 a.M. To 10 p.M Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday. Five.4.19
ca.1883 Tavern at the Stewart House, 2 N. Water St., Athens (after the Riverfront Park), 518-444-8317, stewarthouse.Com Seasonal River Grill on the outside deck hours run Memorial Day via Labor Day with brought hours of 3 to nine p.M. Wednesday, and Movie & Food Truck Mondays from June 24 through Aug. 28. Cuisine: Simple, stunning plates inspired by local, seasonal produce. Local red meat burger, salads, vegetarian, seasonal outside grill. Ambiance: ca. 1883 Tavern is a superbly curated step again in time in a boutique hotel. The seasonal River Grill is a comfortable waterfront choice charmingly accessed with a ferry to and from Hudson on Friday and Saturday night. Live weekend tune in the Riverfront Park on Friday night and River Grill level Saturday night time. Price: ca. 1883 Tavern, $$$; River Grill, $$. Hours: three to 9 p.M. Thursday, 3 to ten p.M. Friday, noon to ten p.M. Saturday, noon to nine p.M. Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Five.23.19
D&M Jerk Center, 160A Quail St., Albany, 518-898-9093. Cuisine: Abbreviated nine-item menu of Caribbean fine-sellers, inclusive of jerk hen, oxtail, stew beef. Family recipes, sluggish-cooked meats, and Jamaican seasoning. Ambiance: Colorful Jamaican takeout nook shop with thumping tunes and chef-proprietor at the counter. Two tables for eating in. Price: $. Hours: eleven a.M. To 9 p.M. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.M. To ten p.M Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday.
Flatbread Social, 84 Henry St. Saratoga Springs, 518-886-1198, Web: flatbread.Social Food: Shareable starters and salads, residence-made flatbread crust pizzas, dessert pizza, selfmade ice cream, brunch pizza special on Sunday. Ambiance: Fun, airy, present-day pizzeria, bar, and sport room. Price: $$. Hours: Kitchen: eleven:30 a.M. To ten p.M. Tuesday to Saturday, eleven:30 a.M. To nine p.M. Sunday. Bar open till midnight Tuesday to Saturday, 10 p.M. Sunday. Happy hour: 3 to 6 p.M. Tuesday to Thursday. Closed Monday.
Hot Spot Jamaican American Cuisine, 244 Washington Ave. Albany. 518-426-2938 hotspotjamaican.Com. Cuisine: Full array of Jamaican delicacies from breakfast ackee and saltfish to fried escovitch fish, cow foot, charcoal-grilled jerk bird. Mannish water or cow cod soup alternates on Saturdays. Lunch buffet and liquor license pending. Ambiance: Friendly consume-in or take-out Jamaican outpost with counter seating and tables. Casual vibe. Price: $$. Hours: nine a.M. To eleven p.M. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.M. To the middle of the night Friday and Saturday, 9 a.M. To 10 p.M. Sunday. Online ordering available.
M&Ms Tap & Tavern, 501 Route 20, New Lebanon, 518-794-6102,
mmtapandtavern.Com. Cuisine: Fantastic wings, house-made burgers, chili, tender naan-bread tacos, wood-fired pizza. All sparkling, in no way frozen, an awful lot regionally sourced. This is a excellent upgrade on famous bar food. Ambiance: Cozy, rustic pub hidden away in an unassuming strip mall. Price: $$. Hours: 11:30 a.M. To ten p.M. Tuesday to Friday, 12 to 10 p.M. Saturday, 12 to nine p.M. Sunday. Closed Monday.