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