Great Prime Rib in Albany?
I'm thinking of taking my mom out for dinner as a holiday treat, and she L.O.V.E.S. prime rib. I've dragged her to the Barnsider once, and she was pretty pleased with it, but her favorite place to get prime rib is currently Laney's or Lanie's (can't remember the spelling, sorry!) out in Loudonville. I don't think it's the most amazing thing ever, especially since they tend to overcook it and don't take it back, even if it is their mistake. But she really loves the place, so is there somewhere with really great prime rib I could take her to to knock her socks off?
The Bears' - Wonderful but a 30m drive
Kirkers - consistently great IMO and closer
Angelo's 677 Prime - I have heard great things about it but never eat there.
The first 2 are better than the Barnsider - I expect the 3rd is also
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The best beef rib I've had in the area is at Cliff's, on Saratoga Lake. It's a fun, low-key place, with just fantastic beef.