Located on the North Pearl Street, Bayou Cafe has made its mark in the city's nightlife by offering the late-night revelers a vibrant atmosphere that is accentuated by live music events. Particularly famous among the regulars here are the upcoming cover/ tribute bands as well as country musicians like The Elkoholics and Square Pegs, who have performed to a packed house in the past. Apart from live music, Bayou Cafe is also known for serving cajun and creole delicacies with the jumbo-laya wings being a favorite for most of the diners visiting the cafe. As for the beverages, the bar menu comprises an excellent selection of bottled and draft beers like Davidson Bio's Scotch Ale and Labatt Blue Light. Visit the bar on weekday happy hour and you can avail of exciting offers on appetizers and beer. All in all, Bayou Cafe is a perfect spot to make the most out of your night in this city.
This elegant Latham restaurant serves up authentic Northern Italian cuisine. The bistro setting gives a casual feel to the restaurant, and the amicable staff ensure your dining experience is comfortable. Try some of the fresh homemade pasta. Grilled seafood, veal specialties, poultry and wood roasted gourmet pizzas also feature on the menu. Don't forget to ask about the daily specials - these include some really creative dishes. Milano boasts of an award winning wine selection, consisting of around 180 wine bottles. Go ahead and take your pick.
Upscale and trendy, Angelo's 677 Prime is definitely a must visit place. Though the steaks are a specialty here, they also serve delicious seafood. Some of the dishes you may want to try here are the kobe beef, lobster mashed potatoes, lobster sushi app and the amazing steaks. Do try their extensive collection of wines as they offer about 400 different varieties, and cocktails too. They also offer their space for grand dinners, corporate events, romantic outings and wedding receptions. For bookings and more information, call ahead or visit their website.
Located in the bottom of a 1930s building, Stagecoach Coffee is one of the most popular coffeehouses close to Empire State Plaza, the New York Capital Building and all of the activity Downtown. This cafe prides itself on roasting Arabica beans in small, 20-pound batches and you can pick up some grounds or beans online or in the store. Stop by for coffee and a pastry, or have your lunch at one of the counters overlooking State Street.
Jack's Oyster House is one of the city's oldest restaurants and has been open since 1913. With a classic steakhouse and seafood menu, and with its proximity to the Capital Building, it is a popular lunch and dinner spot for the city's politicians. This is possibly the best spot in the city to get delicious Strip Steaks, Filet Mignon and Porterhouse Steaks in a classic 1930s style restaurant.
Maurice's serves a variety of hot and cold sandwiches Monday through Friday, catering to the plethora of New York State government employees. Sandwiches and subs are always fresh and made-to-order, and are done on one of six different breads. You can also come in during the morning where breakfast sandwiches and pastries are served until 10:30am. There are other outlets throughout the Capital Region, but this is by far the most popular of the Maurice's Sandwich Shops.
A local favorite, Mamoun's Mideast Café serves up some of the finest falafel in the city along with tamarind juice and Turkish coffee. This small, 12-table restaurant has sit-down and counter seating, but you can also get food to go. There are plenty of vegetarian options and sweet treats that you can get to accompany your meal.
A coffee shop complete with a delicious diner menu, the Albany Coffee Shop and Sam's Home Cooking, this great Lark Street eatery has filling portions of classic treats at great prices. This is especially popular for students on a budget with amazing meals at knockout prices. Closed for vacation during the month of August.
Cafe Hollywood is one of the hippest cafes by day and clubs by night on Lark Street. This unassuming spot is a popular hangout, thanks to its nifty decor and their "White Trash Menu," featuring delicacies such as Ramen and Twinkies.
Hot Dog Heaven is a small, family-run business on popular Lark Street. Burgers, sandwiches, wings and, of course, hot dogs are all cooked or made-to-order. Hot dogs comes in two sizes: "Lil Pup" and "Big Dog," so you can sample a good variety of toppings like homemade Meat Sauce, sauerkraut, cheese or fried onions. Stop in for breakfast (served all day) for all your morning favorites at great prices.
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