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Best thing I've ever eaten in Albany--Short ribs braised in Rioja, Cafe Madison

PSZaas Jan 31, 2010 05:39 AM

Six-top at Cafe Madison the other evening, hanger steaks, cassoulet for the others, but for me the short ribs braised in Rioja. This was the best dish I've ever eaten in any Albany restaurant, a huge, unctuous portion, kicked up with jalapeno slices, served with a mess of duck-fat-fried (?) potatoes. I think this store-front bistro has come into its own; service, price, all make this a favorite. 3 courses per, two bottles of wine, tip, about $70/pp.

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Cafe Madison
1108 Madison Ave # 1, Albany, NY

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    mjoyous Jan 31, 2010 06:19 AM

    Thanks PSZaas. Haven't eaten there in a long while, will have to put it back on the radar! Used to hit there for brunch, always excellent.

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      gerchak198 Jan 31, 2010 06:34 AM

      What's "six-top"?

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      1. re: gerchak198
        TonyO Jan 31, 2010 07:23 AM

        six people

      2. financialdistrictresident Jan 31, 2010 02:17 PM

        Thanks for the report, PSZaas. I still have not been to Cafe Madison and those ribs with jalapenos sound like they'd be perfect for SO.

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