Times Union food critic Cheryl Clark didn't mince words when describing the Illium Steak Wedge salad at Illium Cafe, declaring it "a revelation." Tossed with the salad's bacon, toasted almonds, fried goat cheese, and blue-cheese dressing were "the most tender, flavorful medallions of beef I've enjoyed in a while."
The salad is one of the many dishes lovingly crafted from local and organic ingredients by the cafe's resident chef, Marla Ortega. Alongside salads, her lunchtime feasts spotlight innovative sandwiches, such as quesadillas filled with seared scallops, bok choy, and local cow's-milk cheese infused with black truffle. That spirit of experimentation remains for breakfast, when Marla mixes seared wild salmon into omelets and pairs banana-and-macadamia-nut pancakes with banana-infused whipped butter.
An entire menu of coffee drinks complements Marla's cuisine, running the gamut from gourmet roasts and frappes to iced drinks, which are made with coffee beans harvested from icebergs.
The Times Union also praised the caf?'s elegantly decorated dining room for its "gorgeous woodwork," which complements its painted tin ceiling, pull-down glass windows, and landscape mural.
As stunning fall colors settle into the leaves of Saratoga County, beer lovers gather at the Malta Drive-In to celebrate the changing of the season with 27 different German and seasonal fall craft beers. Traditional German food complements a wide selection of American seasonal favorites, such as the Fall Summit ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company and the traditional Oktoberfest beer produced yearly by the Spaten brewery. The organizers endeavor to entertain more than taste buds, arranging live musical performances throughout the day from German accordion player Herb Liebenhagen, Saratoga favorite Headband Jack, and the Bluz House Rockers. Visitors also partake in games and contests such as Best Brat Costume or Who Smells the Most Like Cabbage.
Jose Malone's Mexican Irish Restaurant serves a laid-back Mexican feast.
None of the fare at Jose Malone's Mexican Irish Restaurant is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here.
Jose Malone's Mexican Irish Restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Eat out with the little ones at Jose Malone's Mexican Irish Restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Jose Malone's Mexican Irish Restaurant is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Jose Malone's Mexican Irish Restaurant in jeans and a hoodie.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Jose Malone's Mexican Irish Restaurant.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
At Jose Malone's Mexican Irish Restaurant, diners can easily find street parking or parking in a nearby lot.
Jose Malone's Mexican Irish Restaurant's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
Numerous reviews of The Greek House begin with a quaint first impression, noting the vibrant light-blue walls and the small but charming space. It's a mistake to label the family-owned venue as inconspicuous, however. The kitchen preps masterful renditions of authentic Greek cuisine, and the servers present these meals with enchanting hospitality, a quality that the Times Union praises alongside the "wonderfully intense mintiness" of the stuffed grape leaves. Bob Goepfert of the Record deems the menu "complete and tempting" before noting that the moussaka—a blend of seasoned ground beef and eggplant—is one of the best he's ever tasted. He shares this sentiment with Metroland, which raves about the accompanying sauce by calling it "a béchamel from heaven, fluffy and rich." Shish kebabs, pita wraps, and gyros round out the catalog of traditional items, often sharing the plate with greek fries dappled in parmesan cheese and oregano, the same seasonings that were used to make Grecian wrestlers less slippery in the ring.
For cultured Turkish cuisine cooked to perfection, swing by Alibaba.
With no low-fat options served, come ready to eat your heart out.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Alibaba just as much as their parents do.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Alibaba as well.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Alibaba.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Delicious food is never hard to find, but it is hard to find at the right price. Alibaba is making it happen.
All major credit cards are accepted.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Alibaba serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For falafel, hummus, kebabs, and more, check out Troy's Beirut Restaurant.
For those tired of trendy diets, Beirut Restaurant s lack of low-fat food is sure to make your stomach smile.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Beirut Restaurant.
Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at Beirut Restaurant.
Beirut Restaurant is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table.
Catering services are also available.
Or, take your food to go.
Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Beirut Restaurant.