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Dinner near Amtrak station in Albany

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I'll be picking someone up at the Albany train station this week. Is there anything interesting nearby to eat? Anything from ethnic hole in the wall to fine dining....

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  1. That side of the river (Rensselaer / East Greenbush) is pretty sparse. You can easily crss into downtown Albany and there are a fww good options there depending on what you're in the mood for.

    1. Hi!

      There are a few options you have if you'd like to stay in East Greenbush/Rensselaer (where the Amtrak station is located). If you'd like to stay very close, there is a bar/pub looking place at the bottom of the 'hill' of the amtrak station. There's also a Diner on route 9 and 20 (a road close to the station, I'm assuming you're getting a cab.) Routes 9 & 20 also have a Subway, Chinese takeaway place and Hot Dog Charlie's (kind of a local thing, I think, and I liked them!) in a strip right before the diner. You can go about 5-10 minutes further up that road for a chinese buffet and a quiznos, but... not much else I can think of. There are also a few deli-mart type places on some side roads that you can't miss.

      If you'd like to go to Albany, it's right across the river, and I'd recommend Bentley's for a good Burger (it's on S. Pearl St)

      1. If you cross back over into Albany via the Rts. 9/20 bridge, as opposed to driving back up through Rensselaer to I-90, you will be near a local favorite, Cafe Capriccio- great Northern Italian, as well as Lombardo's, an old red-sauce place.

        1. In Albany there is Jack's Oyster House on State St
          http://www.timesunion.com/entertainme...
          and Lomardo's (obviously Italian) on Madison.
          http://www.timesunion.com/entertainme...
          Both are favorites of Politicos as is Cafe
          capriccio.
          http://www.timesunion.com/entertainme...
          There is a nice Brew Pub in Albany off Broadway
          http://www.timesunion.com/entertainme...

          The site I have given you for the restaurant will also have lots of reviews of others.

          Good luck finding a suitable chowhounding experience