Casual dining near SUNY Albany
I haven't lived in the Capital District for about a dozen years and am looking for recs for a friend travelling to the area this weekend for a college hoops tourney. As they are unfamiliar with the area, the closer the bettter to SUNY. I think Cleo is a bit to upscale, maybe a pub with really good food would be a better choice. Thanks in advance.
lol my inlaws live in Troy (just across the river) and love Cheesecake Factory. :(
We did convince them to try a local eatery once and we did like the Albany Pump Station -- its a brewpub in an old building (maybe a former factory?) The food is ok, pub grub type stuff. Its in the capitol district but its right off the highway/waterfront so its pretty accessible.
Horrible food but good fun: Jillian's (w games etc)
It's a couple of miles down the road but Washington Tavern on Western has great wings. It's very crowded at night so I'd only recommend it for lunch.
Also I second Sutters plus it's literally across the street.