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Any rec's for Latham NY

DGresh Feb 12, 2013 10:39 AM

We're staying in the Hampton on Route 7 north of the airport, and Google's search-nearby function is giving me a lovely selection of fast food places. Is there anywhere reasonably close that is decent? Not looking for high end fine dining, but a place that actually cooks real food if you know what I mean.

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    DGresh Feb 20, 2013 10:07 AM

    Thanks for your suggestions, but unfortunately we had to cancel our trip up there due to illness (we were planning on visiting RPI on a college visit). I'm sure we'll be back, and will try out one of these.

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    1. re: DGresh
      AmyH Feb 20, 2013 11:28 AM

      Sorry to hear you had to cancel. When you do come, since you're visiting RPI, please see my Troy recommendations above. Especially Ali Baba which is right down the street.

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        Roger K Feb 20, 2013 12:34 PM

        I concur with AmyH's Troy suggestions and also add The Charles Lucas Confectionary & Wine Bar.
        Nice spot for relaxing with a glass of wine, local and regional cheeses, and other small plates that don't require any cooking.

      2. PSZaas Feb 20, 2013 09:52 AM

        Yoshi Sushi is nearby, too. Much better sushi than anything else in the vicinity.

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          trakman Feb 13, 2013 07:32 PM

          One of the best Italian restaurants in the area is not too far from where you are. D'Raymonds. Little bit pricey, but their veal dishes are to die for, particularly the veal chop. I would recommend them highly


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            Roger K Feb 12, 2013 09:14 PM

            Not knowing what you are looking for, I'd suggest:

            Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar - French themed (slightly toward high end)

            Otis & Olivers - Good bbq ribs (30 Mill Rd. New location)

            Ala Shanghai - Authentic Shanghai style. Must-have soup dumplings.

            Karavali - Argueably the best Indian food in our area.

            Sake - good sushi and tepan table cooking available also.

            Portofino Italian - I haven't been there yet, but it got decent review recently considering it is attached to a hotel.

            Hopefully, something here strikes your fancy. Good luck and dining.

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            1. re: Roger K
              DGresh Feb 13, 2013 02:48 AM

              Lots of things sound good on your list-- thank you! Will consult with the companions (son and DH).

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                Roger K Feb 13, 2013 08:02 AM

                Forgot to also mention The Century House for good basic American Food.

              2. re: Roger K
                AmyH Feb 13, 2013 05:54 PM

                I second the recommendations of Ala Shanghai and Karavalli. Both have great food! Otis and Oliver's is good, too. Haven't been to their new location. Sushi X is also quite decent with all you can eat (but not buffet) sushi and other Japanese foods. There's a Korean place in the Peter Harris Plaza on Route 7 that has good food but I'm blanking on the name.

                If you don't mind going across the river into Troy, Ali Baba on 15th Street has great Turkish food. And there's Dinosaur Barbeque. The Flying Chicken for inexpensive but quite good fried chicken. And DeFazio's for the best pizza around. Bacchus (sp?) is also supposed to have good wood-fired pizza.

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