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lawyerlady Jan 3, 2009 09:15 PM

will be in downtown Albany for a week. any good food recs for lunches/dinners? i pretty much like anything as long as it's good!

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    gerchak RE: lawyerlady Jan 4, 2009 05:45 AM

    For dinners, McGuire's, Cafe Capriccio, Justin's for a start.

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      financialdistrictresident RE: gerchak Jan 8, 2009 03:53 AM

      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).

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        financialdistrictresident RE: financialdistrictresident Jan 8, 2009 03:57 AM

        Almost forgot MAD - Miss Albany Diner.

        You might want to check out this long thread on TOP NY Capital Region: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/349608

      2. re: gerchak
        financialdistrictresident RE: gerchak Jan 13, 2009 10:32 AM

        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.

      3. Caralien RE: lawyerlady Jan 4, 2009 06:53 AM

        For BBQ, try Capital Q Smokehouse (http://www.eatmypork.com). It's take-away only during this season (unless you want to sit on an outside bench).

        1. jspear RE: lawyerlady Jan 5, 2009 05:56 AM

          We like the pearl and second mcguires. we also eat at jack's oysterhouse and if you can drive we have been eating at milano in latham a lot lately and have liked Creo out of town in colonie a lot.....

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            jkent RE: jspear Jan 5, 2009 07:52 AM

            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.

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              jspear RE: jkent Jan 5, 2009 09:52 AM

              the pearl, really??? yikes

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              Fred19 RE: jspear Jan 6, 2009 03:25 AM

              I like Jack's Oysterhouse also. For a quick lunch, we like Pepper Jacks.


            3. financialdistrictresident RE: lawyerlady Jan 9, 2009 02:38 AM

              You might want to check out this thread on restaurants in Albany/Rens. Amtrak vicinity: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/562856

              1. lawyerlady RE: lawyerlady Jan 24, 2009 09:26 AM

                just want to thank everyone for their recs. i wasn't in albany as long as expected so the only place i got to eat at was justin's. i liked it and thanks again for the recs!

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                  jspear RE: lawyerlady Jan 26, 2009 08:21 AM

                  Glad you enjoyed yourself, Justin's used to be GREAT but I admit, I haven't been in a long while....

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