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New World Bistro Bar (Albany)

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Found this NWBB thread on the General Tristate Archive:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/608342

We finally got back to NWBB recently. It's a fun, lively place. Still has an eclectic crowd . We had reservations and were seated upstairs near the bar. I must remember the next time I make reservations to request a different seating area. It can get really loud there and depending where your table is you can have people standing all around you. Okay if you're there for drinks, not so enjoyable if you're having dinner. Service was excellent.

Now on to the food:

Blackened stringbeans with creole remoulade - spicy, fresh a house specialty we get every time . . .

Purple haze shrimp with ginger, habanero, pineapple, red cabbage - good. Not sure I'd give it a *9 for heat . . .or order it again.

House cured duck prosciutto bruschetta with fig jam. Delicious . . .

I'm so behind in my reports I'm sure we had another app and I can't remember what it was . . .maybe the house made duck liver pate?

Ropa vieja - someone at our table had this and liked it alot.

Daily gnocchi special - made to accomodate SO's no meat request.

Creme brulee of the day - infused with peach tea. Subtle and different.

We appreciate that they have so many vegetarian choices.

One of my favorite restaurants. Only wish there was a NWBB in Saratoga . . .Albany is a lot closer than Saugerties.

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