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Jack's Oyster House or The Brown Derby (Albany)?

financialdistrictresident | Jan 10, 2010 06:06 AM

One of the best things about Jack's is that it's open 365 days a year and has a rich history. We went recently for lunch on Christmas Day.

When I think of Jack's I'm reminded of The Brown Derby . . .and the early 1900s!

I read that Chef Larry Schepici is now at The Brown Derby (owned by the Mallozzi family of Villa Italia fame). The Brown Derby menu looks like traditional American fare. Jack's looks like they are trying to reposition themselves with traditional "Jack's" dishes and newer French American cuisine (similar to what Union Square Cafe in NYC did). I'm not interested in "Albany's Greatest Restaurant Legend," just curious if Chef Luc Pasquier is creating great food today. Nice to see both are on

Has anyone been to Jack's AND The Brown Derby recently? Your thoughts? Do they have specials or dishes you would recommend beyond their traditional American menus?

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