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Carmine's in Albany: Very important question that I need answered for work!

GreekGddss Jan 23, 2008 09:29 AM

What neighborhood in Albany is this restaurant technically in? Downtown? Mansion Hill? Is this considered West Albany? I have no clue about the Albany area at all. Any help would be much appreciated!


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  1. AmyH RE: GreekGddss Jan 23, 2008 10:56 AM

    Yes, that area is considered West Albany. I'm not sure where the actual boundaries for the neighborhood would be, or if there even are any. It may matter that Carmine's is on the south-west side of Central Ave, so maybe it's just in Albany proper. But it's definitely not Downtown or Mansion Hill.

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    1. re: AmyH
      TonyO RE: AmyH Jan 23, 2008 02:34 PM

      West Albany would be correct. Is the Westgate Mall sign still there ?

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        AmyH RE: TonyO Jan 23, 2008 03:04 PM

        Yes, but Westgate Plaza is across Central Ave. I think the Albany City boundary is I-90, so both sides of Central Ave would be West Albany in that area.

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          GreekGddss RE: AmyH Jan 23, 2008 04:54 PM

          Thank you both so much! I really appreciate your responses.

    2. NYchowcook RE: GreekGddss Jan 26, 2008 07:36 AM

      But the question I have is . . . Why?
      Why would you go?

      Food is mediocre at best.
      I watched Carmine give a cooking demonstration. He used (tasteless) tomatoes off season in a saute dish. I asked "why"? He said: customers expect it.
      There are so many better Italian restaurants in Albany.

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      1. re: NYchowcook
        luckycat RE: NYchowcook Feb 18, 2008 01:59 PM

        Carmine's place is uncreative and, yes, mediocre. I have never had an exceptional meal there. Or even a very good one.

        1. re: luckycat
          AmyH RE: luckycat Feb 19, 2008 05:36 AM

          Be that as it may, the OP never said or even implied that she wanted to eat there.

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