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Grille 138 Albany NY

not too pricey in our opinion. they are posted on the menu on their site if you'd like to take a look.

Grille 138 Albany NY

we were going to a show at the egg this past Saturday with a group of eight so we wanted something good within walking distance. one of our party came across the site for grille 138 on Washington ave. the location was great for us. they have only been open a couple of months. it's run by the folks who used to be the rustic gourmet in Delmar. we were quite pleased. nothing super exotic but all done well.

http://www.grillat138.com/

between us for apps we had the French onion soup, lobster bisque, sesame tuna. all entrees come with a side salad or cup of soup so everyone had some kind of app.

for mains we had the salmon wellington, roasted beet salad with goat cheese and candied pecans with seared tuna as an ad on, meatloaf, osso buco, the chianti burger with gorgonzola and prime rib that I can recall.

we would go back for sure.

Indian lake ny recommendations?

we ended up going to the indian lake restaurant. based on the reviews it sounded quite good especially considering the slim choices up there. it lived up to the reviews. the menu was pretty varied and everything was done well. they have no website as of yet. as I saw mentioned the atmosphere was nothing special but that's ok as long as the food and service were good which they were.

Saratoga Springs

here's an ongoing thread that should help.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5096...

Good Bagels Between Baldwin and JFK

bagel boss on merrick rd and 24 bagel on long beach rd both in Oceanside.

Indian lake ny recommendations?

planning to do some leaf peeping this weekend in the indian lake area. any good places around there? we won't get as far as lake placid so nothing that far up. I saw mentions of the indian lake restaurant and tavern and the hedges on blue mountain lake. anyone been to either of these or any other good spots in the area? maybe in speculator too. my mom will be with us so nothing too exotic or spicy and hopefully with good vegetarian options would also be nice.

Woodstock - A place to sit for a while with good food

Woodstock - A place to sit for a while with good food

we like Joshua's café quite a bit. good choices including vegan.

http://www.joshuascafe.com/m/index.html

Need fruit salad for 12 people [Long Island]

most supermarkets have or can make platters. waldbaums, king kullen, fairway, etc. I'd imagine all have this.

Fish Markets Nassau County

Freeport still has a couple of good stores on the nautical mile. there were more but after sandy they are now gone. since we moved away I don't get there too often. we used to frequent two cousins. actually, fairway market has a good seafood department and they have a couple of Nassau places and a new Suffolk location.

Next Door Kitchen and Bar, Ballston Spa

for starters-

I had the crab cake with kimchi. good size with very little filler and the kimchi was not overpowering

my wife had the duck confit

we also split the arugula salad with goat cheese and blueberries

next up-

I had the pan seared rainbow trout with smoked trout cream and mustard seed relish

my wife did a couple of the small plate options; the poblano pepper with corn and quinoa which she loved and the crab fettuccini made with zucchini ribbons in place of pasta

for desserts-

I had the peach & blueberry crisp

my wife had the goat cheesecake with strawberries and rhubarb

everything was really great. we're hoping to get back there soon. I thought the noise level was ok especially considering we sat at the bar.

Mio Posto (Saratoga Springs)

uh oh, not sure about this...

http://blog.timesunion.com/tablehoppi...

Next Door Kitchen and Bar, Ballston Spa

we ended up there friday night last minute. no reservations and they were full up but we sat at the bar. we really enjoyed everything a lot. these guys could give mio posto and javier's a run for their money.

Next Door Kitchen and Bar, Ballston Spa

interesting menu. we shall put it on the go to list. thanks for the heads up.

Rosendale, NY. Foodie haven

been to Rosendale café many times. they get some great music too. you can go early, sit for dinner and stay at the table for the music.

Swordfish recipes

our favorite is grilled with a habanero mango salsa. fresh habs, mango, cilantro, scallions, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.

Jul 21, 2014
davmar77 in Home Cooking

Lake George Restaurant Recommendations

going to the owl tomorrow. how casual is it? looking forward to checking it out.

Lake George Restaurant Recommendations

we're going to the owl next month. also going to bistro leroux soon after that. looking forward to checking out both.

Favorite Restaurants [Woodstock]

Joshua's is quite good. We went a few years ago and liked it. We were going to the area again recently so we thought we'd check it out since it had been a while. It's even better now. Wide selection and everything was prepared very well.

Fiddlehead sightings?

that's way out of line. i've seen them high but never like that.

Fiddlehead sightings?

Up here near Albany I picked some up at a supermarket at 4.99 a lb. They do grow wild around here. One of my coworkers knows a spot.

Lake George Restaurant Recommendations

i live in clifton park near exit 8a and i usually get to lake george in under an hour so i think the drive time isn't as much as mentioned. either way, it's worth the ride for the choices of better places as opposed to lake george's more standard fare.

Mio Posto (Saratoga Springs)

went back this past saturday for my wife's birthday. another excellent meal. here's how it went.

we split a small salad to start. arugula with golden beets, goat cheese and pistachios.

for apps, i had the ba da bing shrimp and my wife had the grilled octopus. both were really nice. the shrimp is kind of a creamy scampi.

for my main i had grilled tuna with a roasted corn and olive salsa with sauteed spinach, roasted potatoes and pearl onions. my wife had the seared scallops with lobster risotto, a blood orange butter sauce and asparagus. both dishes were excellent.

for dessert i had the amazing coconut cream pie and she had the flourless chocolate cake. both were yummy.

all in all, i can see why this place continues getting rave reviews.

Any great breakfast places in Plainview, Huntington or nearby?

we were visiting relatives and friends last weekend where we used to live on long island. on sunday we went to thomas'. i had peaches and cream stuffed french toast with a side of home fries. my wife had a scramble with spicy chicken sausage, broccoli rabe and melted parmesan. great stuff.

Non-tomato based pasta dishes that can be made ahead of time

linguine and clams comes to mind.

Southside Fish and Clam, Lindenhurst

went a few times when i still lived on the south shore. nothing fancy of course but it serves it's purpose.

Any great breakfast places in Plainview, Huntington or nearby?

their pumpkin pecan waffles are amazing!

Any great breakfast places in Plainview, Huntington or nearby?

thomas' ham and eggery in westbury is worth the wait for me.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/thomass-ham-a...

Foodie Choices Near Glen Cove

it's been a while since we moved away but tom schaudel's restaurants used to be considered quite good. we used to like coolfish in syosset although i don't know if he's still associated with them.

http://coolfishrestaurant.com/

http://www.tomschaudel.com/index01.html

Dinner on the South Shore - Nassau

rs jones in merrick has been mentioned many times on this board. always a favorite of mine.

http://www.rsjones.com/