The Barnsider ANALI - Capital Region Living Magazine
Holiday Dining Guide
The Albany Pump Station can arrange for private holiday parties on our
spacious mezzanine. We can accommodate cocktail parties of up to 150 people,
buffets and full-service meals of up to 60. We enjoy creating a warm and friendly atmosphere and want to make your visit a memorable one. Experience the
history and atmosphere that makes the Albany Pump Station one of Albany’s
most unique venues! The space is simply amazing.
Experience The Barnsider Restaurant today. All dishes are prepared by
award-winning chefs who use the freshest ingredients available. Our beef is carefully aged a minimum of 28 days in a temperature and humidity controlled environment and our chefs cut and trim every steak to rigid standards in our OnPremise Butcher Shop. This results is a lean, tender and incredibly flavorful steak.
Voted the best steakhouse in the Capital Region by CRL voters. Monday–Thursday
4pm-10pm, Friday–Saturday 4pm-10:30pm, Sunday 4pm-9pm.
19 Quackenbush Square • Albany • 447.9000 • www.EvansAle.com
480 Sand Creek Road, Albany • 869.2448
Trotolle a la Canali
For close to 40 years the Romeo family has been providing a taste of Old
World classics which have been passed down through generations originating in
Calabria and Naples, Italy. Caffé Italia takes great pride in providing guests with the
finest quality cuisine prepared and served in a manner which is found in a traditional Italian household. Every entrée is cooked to order, enabling guests to enjoy
dishes “the Romeo Way” or request/create their own. Consider Caffé Italia for your
next holiday gathering, special celebration or intimate evening for two. Dinner is
served seven nights a week. Private dining and catering are also available.
Canali's Restaurant has been providing their customers with wonderful
cuisine at their Rotterdam location for over 65 years. We offer fine dining on
premise or you can take advantage of the great tasting food and excellent service when you take our food on the road to your location. Whether it's a sit down
dinner for two, a birthday party or an elegant banquet, Canali's Restaurant will
add immeasurably to your next event. You can relax in our dining room, order
"take-out" from our menu or let us cater your next affair.
CHRISTMAS EVE TAKE-OUT SPECIALS
Caffé Italia Ristorante
662 Central Ave • Albany • Reservations recommended 459.8029
[email protected] • Like us on Facebook!
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ITALIAN & AMERICAN RESTAURANT
126 Mariaville Road • Schenectady • 355.5323 • canalisrestaurant.com
“Enter as strangers, leave as friends,” has been the motto at Cella Bistro
since it opened its doors. Owned and operated by the Cella family with Executive
Chef Michael Cella at the helm, the bistro offers simple food that is “seasonally
inspired, ingredient driven, artfully expressed.” Menus change daily and incorporate the best of New American cuisine coupled with traditional family recipes.
Upscale ambience and superb service bring bistro friends back repeatedly.
Specialized planning and chef designed menus ranging from tapas to sit-down
dinners offer patrons a variety of ways to cella-brate both private and corporate
events. Named by Metroland in “Best Restaurants 2013.” Dinner service Tuesday
- Saturday from 5 pm; private events seven days by appointment.
2015 rosa road, schenectady • 381-2081 • on the web and facebook
One of the area’s finest and well-known Italian dining establishments,
Cornell’s has been a staple in Schenectady for over 60 years. Enjoy authentic
Italian cuisine and American fare with a fully stocked bar and extensive wine
list. Diners can expect plentiful portions and original family recipes with great
service and ambiance. We invite you to come and join us today for dinner.
Voted #1 Schenectady County Restaurant
by Capital Region Living Magazine readers.
39-45 North Jay Street • Schenectady • 370.3825
At Chez Mike, our goal is to provide a superior dining experience through
exceptional service and fresh, from-scratch food, in a relaxed neighborhood
atmosphere. We are a casual restaurant serving Eclectic American Cuisine
which changes seasonally. In addition to our comfortable dining room, Chez
Mike offers a full service bar for your enjoyment. Chef/Owner Michael Cohen’s
off-the-cuff cooking style is always highlighted on the daily specials board
which is constantly changing according to the season’s best offerings.
The family at Chez Mike is looking forward to serving you.
596 Columbia Tpke Hannaford Plaza • East Greenbush
479.4730 • www.chezmikerestaurant.com
Voted Best Italian Restaurant. D' Raymonds is a family-run Italian restaurant located on Osborne Road, just two miles off Wolf Road. We have intimate
seating, brick walls with mural windows, dim lighting and wood beams that give
a touch of old-world charm. While the interior is inviting, the meals are the real
stars. We are known for our sauces, veal, pasta and fresh seafood. No other
restaurant in the region boasts as much variety and skill when preparing these
dishes. All ingredients are fresh and each dish is made to order.
269 Osborne Road • Loudonville • 459.6364 • Draymonds.com
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CELEBRATING OUR 40TH YEAR
El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant began serving traditional delicious Mexican
and Spanish cuisine in the Capital Region 18 years ago. The owners of El Mariachi
Restaurant are Patty Bermejo-Bhola and Freddie Bhola. Patty Bermejo-Bhola came
from the beautiful and culture colonial city of Puebla where the traditional cuisine
and outstanding specialties include mole poblano, pipian and gorditas poblanas.
With the strong family tradition that their parents taught them, the Bermejo family
has been able to start the first authentic Mexican restaurant in the Capital Region.
144 Washington Avenue • Albany • 465.2568
289 Hamilton Street • Albany • 432.7580 • OPENING SOON
The Ferrari family has been serving the finest Italian dishes since 1974.
Our family restaurant provides authentic Italian dishes with a first-class wine
selection. The ambiance is casual and family oriented with the feel of going to
1254 Congress Street • Schenectady
382.8865 • www.ferrarisristorante.com
In a Colonial Mexican setting, Jose Malone's creates innovative Mexican
inspired cuisine and has been recognized for its excellence by both Metroland and
Hudson Valley Magazines. On the Hudson River in Troy's Marina District, we offer
over 60 different tequilas and an assortment of craft beers in our full bar. Known for
its multiple award-winning Margaritas, a fine accompaniment to such dishes as
pineapple goat cheese quesadillas, banana leaf wrapped tamales, New Mexican
spiced pork tenderloin and strawberry chipotle ribs. Named “Best Ribs in the
Capital Region” by Metroland Magazine. Our scratch kitchen treats its cuisine like a
fine craft. Now Open... The Annex at Jose Malones. Catering private events, receptions, parties and meetings. Email : [email protected]
Our beautifully decorated and generously sized meeting rooms can
accommodate most parties or gatherings. Not only will your celebration benefit from a truly unique and memorable setting, but also your guests will dine on
the finest, authentic Japanese cuisine in the Capital District. Koto offers a delectable and sizable selection of authentic Japanese food ranging from sushi and
sashimi to delicious cooked dishes, you will always find the mouth-watering
food of your choice. Catering now available.
405 River Street • Troy • 273.2196 • www.josemalones.com
260 Wolf Road Extension, Latham • 869.8888 • www.kotoalbany.com
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Come enjoy the Koto experience!
Take away some of that holiday stress and let us do the work.
Lakeview has a casual family atmosphere, serving a variety of American cuisine.
• Open 7 days a week
• Serving lunch and dinner
• Banquet facility up to 100 people
• Seasonal deck seating overlooking beautiful Crystal Lake
Route 43, Averill Park • 674.3363 • www.Crystallakeview.com
Celebrating 40 Years. Voted Best Diner & Best Breakfast.
The Latham '76 Diner where we take pride in making sure you have the
best dining experience. Family owned and operated for over 40 years we
know what our patrons have come to expect: great food, at a reasonable price,
served fast with a friendly smile.
722 New Loudon Road, Rte. 9 • 785-3793 • Latham76diner.com
We have developed a respected reputation in the food industry and the
community for our food, as well as our service. This reputation has been earned
and maintained through hard work and consistent quality. The insistence of
attention to detail and customer satisfaction parallels Chef Max Suhner’s obsession with food. Chef Suhner strives for perfection in his kitchen, and it is this
standard of perfection that resonates throughout the entire restaurant.
We welcome you to visit with us and experience culinary delights created
by a culinary craftsman.
Mountain View Brasserie
10697 State Route 32 • Greenville
966.5522 • www.mountainviewbrasserie.com
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Photo by Megan Mumford • www.meganmumford.com
SriSiam is the real Thai restaurant in Rensselaer. All of our dishes are
freshly prepared. Everything is cooked from scratch by Thai chefs and where
practical all ingredients are sourced locally. Vegetarian options available.
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11am-2:30pm; Sat-Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Sun-Thu 4pm - 9pm; Fri-Sat 4pm - 9:30pm
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE
44 Sherwood Avenue • Rensselaer
915-1655 • www.srisiamthaifood.com
The Towne Tavern invites you to come enjoy our award-winning food
in the comfort of our renovated 1800s blacksmith shop creek-side in Averill
Park. Whether you are stopping in for a drink with friends or for a family dinner, we have it all. Be sure to try our many barbeque entrees slow-cooked on
premises, our award-winning pizza or one of our many home-style entrees.
Open Daily for lunch & dinner, take-out available and a small private room in
our upstairs dining room for that perfect party!
GOOD FOOD ~ GOOD TIMES ~ GOOD FRIENDS
2850 NY 43 Averill Park • 674.3040 • thetownetavern.com
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The Reel Seafood Co. in Albany, New York has been consecutively rated
the #1 Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar in the Capital District for over 30 years.
Known for having the largest variety of oysters and fresh cut fish in the area,
Reel Seafood Co. also offers premium steak, chicken and pasta dishes. Reel
Seafood features an upscale dining experience in a casual atmosphere.
Book your holiday party at Reel Seafood for 15-45 guests.
Contact us for copies of our banquet menus.
Holiday Gift Card Promotion
Purchase four (4) $25 or $50 gift cards and get one of equal value FREE.
195 Wolf Road • 458.2068 • www.reelseafoodco.com