This Egyptian restaurant, with its amazing falafel platter, is my friend Dave's favorite place to eat, so when I visit him that's where we always go. No argument from me, as I would be a constant patron were it in my neighborhood! The food is delicately spiced and beautifully presented. The falafel is the most exquisite I've ever eaten, and the platter comes with several kinds of hummus, plus feta and baba ganoush and a salad with fresh strawberries. But on my most recent visit I tried the stuffed eggplant special, which was to die for. Seriously. The "spicy" (meaning full of spices, not hot) meat mixed with the eggplant was plentiful, and topped with a luscious layer of bechamel. This was accompanied by a yummy, interesting scoop of brown rice with nuts and cranberries, and a salad made of couscous, parsley, fresh berries, and pine nuts. All this for $14.99. There are a variety of beverages, including tap water delicately flavored with orange or lemon-lime, and baklava at an excellent price ($1.50 for a piece just large enough to satisfy me).
Eight months after closing the River Street location in Troy, the Marmora Cafe has reopened, and is now located (along with other businesses) on the ground floor of an RPI dorm near Congress and Sixth. Street parking is available, but you might have to walk a couple of blocks.
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