I love the Blue Tusk, but ... it may not be for everyone.
I have been here 3 times now, and it's becoming a great stopping off place between Albany and Buffalo. Sandwiches here are excellent and reasonably priced. Beer pours are generous (I think they use imperial pints) but prices are a bit steep and vary from tap to tap -- so, if you are price sensitive, be sure to ask for the price before giving a final order. (One tap was $9/pint! The special of the day, however was just $3.50. Most pours were between $5 - $6/pt.)
The setting is a lovely rehab of an older classy restaurant and the service is very polite and professional. One of the more upcale places to enjoy a beer or glass of wine at when in Armory Square.