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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?

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:


    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.

    2. r
      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.

      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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