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Blu Stone Bistro Restaurant Review: Blu Stone Bistro is located in the Hotel Indigo on a busy road to the Albany International Airport (opposite the sprawling Desmond Albany Hotel and Conference Center). It sports an undulating 40-foot-long bar of modern design and a pleasing menu overseen by the meticulous chef Oscar Valtierra. The cool blue, green and silver color palette splashed throughout the two dining rooms promises twenty-first century, and the menu goes along with that premise by sporting influences from the “It’s a Small World” school of cuisine: starters include chicken tikka skewers with yogurt sauce, grilled lamb with cucumber and onion salad and minted couscous and spicy tuna tartare; entrées range from steak frites to wild mushroom risotto, salmon scaloppini and short ribs, some of them offered in two sizes. In between is a lineup of flatbreads, salads and vegetarian options. Prices are generally fair, although some dishes think too highly of themselves---$12 for a basic cheeseburger and $22 for a half chicken with spuds and sprouts, for example.