After church, I'm certain you're going to be hungry and be looking for the best spot to get your brunch on. Here are my picks for the best places to go in the Albany area. Happy Easter!

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    The Desmond

    Located at 660 Albany Shaker Road in Albany, everyone knows the Desmond as one of the places famous and other high-profile public figures stay when they come to Albany. Every year, they host an Easter brunch that is under $25 and delicious. Make reservations by calling 518-640-6184.

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    Michael's Banquet House

    I have been here for a couple of Easter brunches over the years and they don't disappoint.  Also coming in at under $20, this place is best enjoyed with a large group and if you plan to come early. They're located at 1019 New Loudon Road, Cohoes; make reservations at 518-785-8524.

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    Glen Sanders Mansion

    If you're looking for really upscale, this is the place to go.  Located at 1 Glen Ave, Scotia, their selection is fresh and tasty.  Their parent company, Mazzone Management Group, has three other branches the same day.  Make reservations at 374-7262.

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    Located on 301 Lark Street in Albany, this longtime hangout consistently has outstanding brunch every week, so you know they know what they're doing.  Best for smaller groups but will pack early, make reservations at 518-436-7008.

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    Located 15 minutes outside of Albany in beautiful downtown Waterford at 91 Broad Street, McGreivey's has tasty menus that don't feel like your "typical" brunch food.  If you're looking for a change of pace, prices are reasonable, and reservations are being taken at 518-238-2020.

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