Restaurants in Troy


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  • Illium Cafe
    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.
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    9 Broadway
    Troy, NY US
  • Riverfront Rocktoberfest
    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.
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    Riverfront Park
    Troy, NY US
  • Alexi's Diner
    A casual diner, Alexi's Diner is a haven for those looking for a laid-back cup of coffee. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Alexi's Diner has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Alexi's Diner won't cost you a sitter. Whether you have a large or small group, Alexi's Diner can accommodate both. Keep it casual at Alexi's Diner — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly. Bring the Alexi's Diner's great food to your place. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. Alexi's Diner is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots. You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant. Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Alexi's Diner. Short on cash? No problem. Alexi's Diner happily accepts all major credit cards. Stop by for three square meals a day — Alexi's Diner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    294 N Greenbush Rd
    Troy, NY US
  • Jose Malone's Mexican Irish Restaurant
    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.
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    405 River St
    Troy, NY US
  • The Greek House
    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.
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    27 3rd St.
    Troy, NY US
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, a down-home barbecue joint in Troy. It s easy to find fare you love at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, though fat levels are anything but low. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que patrons can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's free wifi hotspot. Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy. Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines. No need to be formal, business casual will pass. Or, take your food to go. Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's River St location. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat. Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.
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    377 River St
    Troy, NY US

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