FYI, Captial Q is closed for vacation through Jan. 11, and Pearl is history. They closed down after losing their liquor license, which occurred after hundreds of underage drinkers were found there one night.
Second Cafe Capriccio. The chef at McGuire's is now at Creo' so not sure if that matters. Yono's (Albany) or Tosca (in Troy) for more upscale options. If you have a car you might want to drive to Saratoga Springs for more dining options (www.thesaratogalife.com).
Went to Cafe Capriccio on Friday night. They have live jazz Friday nights. The duck tagliatelle was delicious. One of their servers also works at Creo'. Lawyerlady please report back and share your experiences.