If you have family or friends visiting you in the Capital Region for the holidays, chances are, you’re not going to want to cook every night. Luckily, this city has so many amazing bars and restaurants to choose from that you don’t have to! Below, find three of the area’s top eateries that are sure to fill your belly this summer.
The Inn At Erlowest, a Queen Anne-style stone castle on the western shore of southern Lake George, isn’t just a private residence turned award-winning luxury, ten-suite hotel—it’s also a fine dining, farm-to-table restaurant destination for guests and the public alike. The inn serves an à la carte dinner menu in its dining room and outdoor patio nightly from 5-8:30pm, as well as a lighter fare menu of cocktails and appetizers at its Library Bar. Weekly specials made with seasonal foods ensure that each visit is a unique dining experience. Guests at the inn are also treated to a farm-fresh breakfast the morning after their stay.
3178 Lake Shore Dr, Lake George 518.668.5928
The Barnsider is an upscale steakhouse that delivers a delicate balance of superior food, service and atmosphere. Located on Sand Creek Road in Albany, The Barnsider’s menu offers a wide variety of exceptional cuts of beef, carefully aged for a minimum of 28 days in a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment and are then expertly cut and trimmed in an onsite butcher shop, ensuring each cut is lean, tender and incredibly flavorful. The restaurant’s award-winning chefs use only the freshest ingredients to make sure your dinner, holiday party or wedding shower is the absolute best it can be.
480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany 518.869.2448
New from the owners of Henry Street Taproom is Flatbread Social, a wood-fired pizza, craft beer and cocktails hotspot, located right next to the Taproom on Henry Street. Flatbread Social officially opened its doors on December 31, 2018, and has since been serving starters, salads and pizzas in an inviting and, yes, social, atmosphere (you can even play shuffleboard with friends there after you eat). Flatbread offerings include “The Only Kind Of Pizza There Is,” topped with local sausage, garlic mushrooms, fire-roasted tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella; the “Kick In Your Pants Pie,” which features pickled banana peppers, spicy chorizo, fire-roasted tomato sauce and mozzarella; and homemade ice cream.
84 Henry St, Saratoga Springs 518.886.1198