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Feb 4, 2012 05:36 AM

Suggestions for late night dining in Troy?

Need your suggestions for a late night dinner in Troy. Kitchen MUST be open after 10 pm.

Any options besides Brown Brewing Co.(Taproom kitchen open until midnight)?

Thanks for your help.

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  1. Holmes and Watson serves until 11, I think.

    4 Replies
    1. re: PSZaas

      Thanks, PSZaas. I haven't been to Holmes and Watson in years :)

      We ended up at Daisy Baker's just before 10 pm:

      We started with warm bread and a bottle of wine. We shared several appetizers:

      Squash bisque - delicious. Didn't care for the garnish of julienned jicama on top (nice for presentation), IMHO added nothing to the dish in terms of flavor.

      Grilled Flatbread topped with Montrachet goat cheese, caramelized Walla Walla onions,
      roasted peach, baby arugula, and balsamic. Very good.
      SO ate most of it.

      Savory crawfish cheesecake topped with tempura lobster, smoked paprika dust,
      Meyer lemon citronette, on a sourdough pretzel crust. Loved this! Different and delicious.

      Beet Salad roasted and chilled Community Gardens red, gold, and candy cane beets, toasted
      pistachios, creamy goat cheese, and craisins, drizzled with a ruby grapefruit-basil vinaigrette. This appetizer was also a favorite. Simple and delicious.

      We had an entree, pan seared breast & roasted leg of long island duckling with
      a braeburn apple-onion puree, and calvados-thyme pan jus. This was okay. The apple-onion puree was chunky, not really a puree. The "puree", mashed potato/sweet potato and the pan jus were my favorite tastes on the plate. This dish also had a side of cucumber, tomato and purple onion. A cold, slaw. It didn't work for me. I would probably not get this again.

      Based on our experience, appetizers are their strong card. Daisy Baker's is on Very good service, great atmosphere. Will definitely go back if we're in Troy.

      1. re: financialdistrictresident

        Sounds good; I always enjoy it there (the room, the old Christian Science Reading Room) is spectacular, but I'm usually there at lunchtime. Dinosaur is open until 11 on weeknights, midnight on weekends.

        1. re: PSZaas

          Thanks, PSZaas. We drove by Dinosaur and I thought they might be open late. Their menu has a half BBQ chicken, drunken spicy shrimp and some sides. Otherwise it's better for the meat lovers than me.

          1. re: financialdistrictresident

            I've actually enjoyed the chicken more than the beef brisket, and tried the fish special once; it was excellent. They sell a lot of chicken. The time to go, though, is when the view over the river is pleasant, instead of scary.