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Driving from VT to Albany on Sunday to see a movie at Spectrum 8. Where can we get a decent dinner after the movie?

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nancyl126 Nov 30, 2011 09:34 PM

We would prefer someplace that didn't serve a lot of legumes (Indian) because of an allergy....but would enjoy well prepared, preferably locally sourced ingredients at less that $50 pp.

  1. financialdistrictresident Dec 4, 2011 05:51 AM

    And if celebrity chefs are your thing, Chef Ric is a two time "Chopped" winner:

    http://newworldbistrobar.com/2010/10/...

    You can also check out their "local sourcing" list.

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    1. re: financialdistrictresident
      davmar77 Dec 6, 2011 06:14 AM

      if i remember correctly, the theater owners are new world's landlord. another vote for new world.

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      Roger K Dec 1, 2011 11:07 AM

      Within the same block as the theater, is the New World Bistro Bar. They meet your criteria. You probably should make a reservation. Also in that block is My Linh's Vietnamese restaurant. I don't know how much of their food is locally sourced.

      Other than those two, you will have to drive elsewhere in town.

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      New World Bistro Bar
      300 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY

      My Linh
      272 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209

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      1. re: Roger K
        financialdistrictresident Dec 1, 2011 11:44 AM

        Second Roger K's suggestions. I have not been to My Linh's but my SO has and likes it (note: many hounds prefer Van's for Vietnamese).

        1. re: Roger K
          brandywiner Dec 3, 2011 06:30 PM

          Another vote for New World! I was in Albany the weekend of Irene, and had a couple of wonderful dinners there, including one after catching a pair of movies at the Spectrum.

          1. re: Roger K
            AmyH Dec 3, 2011 06:54 PM

            And another vote for New World Bistro Bar! I believe most of their ingredients are locally sourced and you can get very reasonably priced meals there, especially considering the quality.

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