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cbauer | | Nov 25, 2011 06:09 PM

Hi fellow chowhounders,
I never get on this particular forum (I'm in MD, however am a native from NYC). I have a question regarding Albany in general and good places for food. Here's the scenario....

My neice who is in Boston, and her husband who is in Albany in the Navy in Nuclear school for subs , will be spending their time together after Christmas (he has to be in school/work during the holiday). I thought a nice Christmas gift would be to give them a night out at a restaurant so they wouldn't have to cook one night. (she will only have a short time to spend with him as she has to get back to Boston for grad school as does he for his school/work).

So, is Albany a large city? Are there any recommendations on restaurants? (at this point, cuisine doesn't matter - I'll find that out from her mom what they prefer). What I don't want to do is send them a million miles away for a night out, as they are newlyweds and I'm sure they would want to get home quickly LOL! Or, now that I think about it, maybe a catered dinner at home??

Any ideas, suggestions? Thanks in advance... I'm sure you guys are as awesome as the Mid-Atlantic folks!