Travel Guide

Albany, New York 

Eats & Restaurants



Mediterranean Restaurants

  • Anton’s Greek Restaurant, 577 New Scotland Avenue; Tel: 518-453-9191 - Family-owned Greek restaurant and takeaway serving inexpensive meals. Menu includes gyro, souvlaki, and deli-style sandwiches.
  • Athos Restaurant, 1814 Western Avenue; Tel: 518-608-6400 – Features classic Greek cuisine using recipes passed from generations. Dishes include Greek-style veal chops, moussaka, pastichio, and sole kalonis.
  • Oasis Mediterranean Cafe, 4 Delaware Avenue; Tel: 518-813-4880 – Middle Eastern establishment located in Downtown Albany. Signature dishes include shawarma, manakeesh, koozi sham, and falafel.
  • Mamoun's Falafel, 206 Washington Avenue; Tel: 518-434-3901 – Middle Eastern restaurant serving Syrian and Lebanese cuisines. Entrees include shish kebab, urfa kebab, shish tawouk, kebab halabi, and couscous.

Latin American Restaurants

  • Salsa Latina Restaurant, 315 Central Avenue; Tel: 518-426 -7050 – Latin American and Mexican Grill in Downtown Albany. Family-style restaurant serving tasty dishes from the Latin region.
  • El Loco Mexican Cafe, 465 Madison Avenue; Tel: 518-436-1855 – Mexican restaurant serving Tex-Mex, traditional Mexican, and Nuevo Southwestern cuisines. The salsa sauces here range from mild to “loco” hot.
  • El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant, 144 Washington Avenue; Tel: 518-465-2568 – Mid-priced restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine. Dishes include burritos, traditional tacos, tamales, tostadas, and appetizers.
  • Bros Tacos, 319 Ontario Street; Tel: 518-935-1096 – Eating here is inexpensive and the Mexican food is good but with its own twist. However, the food takes a while to be served especially the tacos.

European Restaurants

  • La Serre, 14 Green Street; Tel: 518-463-6056 – French fine dining restaurant located one block away from the Times Union Center in Downtown Albany. The restaurant has a nice interior and cozy ambience.
  • Provence, 1475 Western Avenue; Tel: 518-689-7777 – French restaurant specializing in cuisine from the southern region of France. The restaurant opens seven days a week for lunch, brunch, and dinner.
  • The Olde English Pub and Pantry, 683 Broadway; Tel: 518-434-6533 – Serves traditional English dishes including shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, English-style burgers, sandwiches, and pasties.

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