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Albany Restaurants

Nicole's RestaurantNicole's Restaurant
69 reviews
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Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

We visited Nicole's on a Tuesday evening, and it was quiet, and a nice place to visit with friends. The food was excellent and everyone enjoyed the evening. More

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Angelo's 677 PrimeAngelo's 677 Prime
1799 reviews
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Steakhouse | Albany, Upstate New York

Never disappointed with dining at this restaurant. Everything is always the highest quality and service. More

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Tala American BistroTala American Bistro
457 reviews
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American | Albany, Upstate New York

Greats spot! I would highly recommend Tala to anyone! More

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Yono's RestaurantYono's Restaurant
886 reviews
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Contemporary American | Albany, Upstate New York

My mother has mentioned coming to this restaurant for a while as she has met the owners. My brother, mother and I decided to treat ourselves. It was excellent. Food, service, everything was exceptional. While it’s not cheap, we did splurge and you could come here more regularly without spending as much. If you are looking for interesting and delicious food, I recommend. More

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Athos RestaurantAthos Restaurant
1086 reviews
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Greek | Albany, Upstate New York

Overall a first rate experience. Service was top notch, food was excellent, ambiance pleasant More

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Cafe CapriccioCafe Capriccio
1130 reviews
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Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

It was out first visit! We had a great experience and will most definitely be back! Already recommended to 2 friends! More

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The City Beer HallThe City Beer Hall
150 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Albany, Upstate New York

Went before seeing comedy show at the Egg, we got seated right near the gas fireplace, great spot and excellent service tasty beers! More

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Texas de Brazil - AlbanyTexas de Brazil - Albany
1621 reviews
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Steakhouse | Albany, Upstate New York

Fully enjoyed the experience. The food was excellent, as was the service. We completely over ate! More

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MezzaNotte RestaurantMezzaNotte Restaurant
298 reviews
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Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

It was great I live the coats checked it make it comfortable at the sitting space. Food was excellent and the service. More

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Black & Blue Steak and Crab - AlbanyBlack & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany
678 reviews
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Steakhouse | Albany, Upstate New York

Debbie, the server, was great! The food was tasty and well presented. We dined in the private dining room allowing for quiet conversation. Thank you! More

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Vintage House NYVintage House NY
64 reviews
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Contemporary American | Albany, Upstate New York

Awesome time. The service is outstanding and our server Hannah is not only efficient, pleasant and funny; she remembered my being there previously and what I ate. That’s just fantastic! I introduced my friend’s daughter to this restaurant for her birthday and not only did Hannah ensure we had a good time but took special care to show the birthday girl special attention. Thank you; thank you; thank you! More

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Jack's Oyster HouseJack's Oyster House
1489 reviews
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Seafood | Albany, Upstate New York

Food and service was great! I was unaware of the limited menu for New Years Eve I wish that would have been on their website. Some of the food options we wanted and chose that restaurant for were not available that day. Otherwise was a pleasant experience. More

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Hana Japanese SteakhouseHana Japanese Steakhouse
374 reviews
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Japanese | Albany, Upstate New York

The food was delicious, the chef was hilarious and fun to watch cook, and it was a great place to go and have a friend's outing to. We will definitely be going back. More

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The Point Restaurant & LoungeThe Point Restaurant & Lounge
92 reviews
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Contemporary American | Albany, Upstate New York

There were a few glitches with the food ... server didn’t have the special correct so one diner ordered that and was later told they didn’t have that so he had to change his order. They promised a drink on the house for him. The other two diners ordered filet mignon and they were not cooked to order. This was quickly resolved and THEN the floor manager brought us over another bottle of wine that were drinking instead of just a drink for the one diner. Her customer service was beyond top notch. Cheers to Elaine. Next time I am in Albany, I will definitely eat at The Point. More

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dp An American Brasseriedp An American Brasserie
368 reviews
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American | Albany, Upstate New York

DP's is our favorite restaurant in the Capital Region of NY. Great service, food, ambiance, etc. The Purnomo's know how to run a restaurant. We actually ordered off the Yono's menu and shared the Indonesian tasting menu. Spectacular, plenty of food, incredible flavors in each course. James, our server, was attentive and friendly. A "10" of an evening. More

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Provence - AlbanyProvence - Albany
820 reviews
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French | Albany, Upstate New York

Excellent food and great service, the music was great too! More

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IL FARO restaurant & barIL FARO restaurant & bar
120 reviews
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Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

Been here twice in past three weeks. Tried both appetizers and dinner options as well as dessert. All the food was excellent. Service was good both nights. One with a group of 10, another with a table of 4. The manager came over both nights and followed up on our satisfaction. The food is thoughtful and unpretentious. Portions are not large but you won’t be hungry when you leave. A bit pricey for a weekly spot but a great date night or special occasion restaurant. More

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Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse - AlbanyDelmonico's Italian Steakhouse - Albany
383 reviews
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Steakhouse | Albany, Upstate New York

Excellent food both in quality and quantity. Great service. Recommend making reservations. More

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Reel Seafood CoReel Seafood Co
855 reviews
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Seafood | Albany, Upstate New York

Great food and great service. Server accommodated for complimentary birthday dessert as well More

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Ama CocinaAma Cocina
100 reviews
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Mexican | Albany, Upstate New York

It was delicious, definitely going back again! 👍🏻💕 More

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Savoy TaproomSavoy Taproom
17 reviews
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American | Albany, Upstate New York

A fun, laid back easy environment with good food and drink. Food was creative and well done, reminded me of NYC a little. More

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Simpson'sSimpson's
174 reviews
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American | Albany, Upstate New York

We've gone to Simpson's for many of our special occasions with large groups as well as Sunday brunch and family dinners. The waitstaff is always friendly and attentive and the food is always spot on. The menu is excellent and we've never been disappointed with the chef specials. Their ability impaired access is excellent too, easy to drop off at the front entrance under cover and not far from the main entrance. Would highly recommend! More

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P.F. Chang's - AlbanyP.F. Chang's - Albany
14 reviews
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Asian | Albany, Upstate New York

Very nice Nee Years Eve dinner! More

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Buca di Beppo - AlbanyBuca di Beppo - Albany
523 reviews
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Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

Birthdays and Christmas Eve dinner More

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110 Grill - Albany110 Grill - Albany
43 reviews
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American | Albany, Upstate New York

Delicious food and tons of gluten free options - that actually taste good. More

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Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - AlbanyWellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany
126 reviews
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American | Albany, Upstate New York

Chosen primarily due to location, we were joyously surprised at the magnificent experience at Wellington’s. The staff had set up a lovely reserved table for us. We requested a change of location and this was accommodated cheerfully, Our server Ray was a delightful blend of welcoming and well informed about the food and seating. She provided service that allowed us to have pleasant interaction and enjoy a well paced, leisurely meal. We love to share entrees and so chose one from the regular menu: Meyer lemon ravioli with lobster and sea peas. We also ordered a special of the night: Black cod (succulent) on a tasty sweet and white potato gratin accompanied by a side of green beans and sautéed mushrooms. Both were exceptional in preparation and presentation. We wanted to ask the Chef to come forward for acknowledgment. One of the best meals that I have ever had and we travel far and wide, We had some time and so also shared the Citrus cake dessert. The cake was made with olive oil and had a marvelous taste and texture. Enough sugar to form a caramelized crust, the interior was moist with a nice even grain texture. It was accompanied by rosemary gelato which was creamy rich with a hint of aromatic. This was topped by orange and grapefruit segments relieved of the filament. High notes and low notes, interesting colors, contrasts of taste and texture this dessert was a perfect finish for the meal. Congratulations to the chef and staff. I rarely give 5 stars. More

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The Standard Restaurant & LoungeThe Standard Restaurant & Lounge
1406 reviews
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American | Albany, Upstate New York

Outstanding service from Edo. Great food and great value. More

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NormansideNormanside
17 reviews
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Continental | Albany, Upstate New York

Food is delicious. Our server was attentive. I made a reservation on Open Table for a party of six, requesting separate checks,and although I received a confirmation from Open Table, the restaurant had no record. Luckily, we were seated and separate checks were not a problem. More

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Red Lobster - ColonieRed Lobster - Colonie
1 review
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Seafood | Albany, Upstate New York

Great experience, great food and the waiter was very friendly! More

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TGI FRIDAYS - Clifton ParkTGI FRIDAYS - Clifton Park
10 reviews
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American | Albany, Upstate New York

The food remains consistently good at Friday’s! The NY strip steak was cooked perfectly and seasoned just right. Service was way above average, friendly and attentive. After so many years in the business it’s nice to see they reinvent and continue to deliver good food in a nice neighborhood atmosphere with service from people who care about the customer. Go and enjoy. More

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Tengu Asian BistroTengu Asian Bistro
1 review
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Sushi | Albany, Upstate New York

Tengu Asian Bistro offers delicious dining, takeout and delivery to Albany, NY. Tengu Asian Bistro is a cornerstone in the Albany community and has been recognized for its outstanding Sushi cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Sushi restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.More

TGI FRIDAYS - AlbanyTGI FRIDAYS - Albany
11 reviews
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American | Albany, Upstate New York

TGI Fridays has been living the weekend since its doors opened in 1965. Today, there are over 900 restaurants in 60 countries offering delicious food and legendary drinks, all served in the spirit of Friday. We are proud to bring people together for brunch, lunch, dinner, late night, and everything in between. So when we say "In Here, It's Always Friday" we mean it.More

Romano's Macaroni Grill - ColonieRomano's Macaroni Grill - Colonie
40 reviews
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Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

Food was excellent. Team was understaffed but the server did an amazing job. More

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The Edison Club Grille RoomThe Edison Club Grille Room
1 review
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American | Albany, Upstate New York

Casual and fine dining available for members and the community in our Grille Room. We are now offering lunch Tuesday through Sunday and dinner is available Tuesday through Saturday. Outdoor patio seating overlooks our 27-hole championship golf course during the spring and summer months. Reservations recommended.More

Albany Diners' Choice Winners

Albany's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Nicole's RestaurantNicole's Restaurant
69 reviews
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Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

We visited Nicole's on a Tuesday evening, and it was quiet, and a nice place to visit with friends. The food was excellent and everyone enjoyed the evening. More

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Angelo's 677 PrimeAngelo's 677 Prime
1799 reviews
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Steakhouse | Albany, Upstate New York

Never disappointed with dining at this restaurant. Everything is always the highest quality and service. More

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Yono's RestaurantYono's Restaurant
886 reviews
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Contemporary American | Albany, Upstate New York

My mother has mentioned coming to this restaurant for a while as she has met the owners. My brother, mother and I decided to treat ourselves. It was excellent. Food, service, everything was exceptional. While it’s not cheap, we did splurge and you could come here more regularly without spending as much. If you are looking for interesting and delicious food, I recommend. More

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Athos RestaurantAthos Restaurant
1086 reviews
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Greek | Albany, Upstate New York

Overall a first rate experience. Service was top notch, food was excellent, ambiance pleasant More

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Cafe CapriccioCafe Capriccio
1130 reviews
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Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

It was out first visit! We had a great experience and will most definitely be back! Already recommended to 2 friends! More

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Tala American BistroTala American Bistro
457 reviews
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American | Albany, Upstate New York

Greats spot! I would highly recommend Tala to anyone! More

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Texas de Brazil - AlbanyTexas de Brazil - Albany
1621 reviews
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Steakhouse | Albany, Upstate New York

Fully enjoyed the experience. The food was excellent, as was the service. We completely over ate! More

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Hana Japanese SteakhouseHana Japanese Steakhouse
374 reviews
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Japanese | Albany, Upstate New York

The food was delicious, the chef was hilarious and fun to watch cook, and it was a great place to go and have a friend's outing to. We will definitely be going back. More

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Black & Blue Steak and Crab - AlbanyBlack & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany
678 reviews
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Steakhouse | Albany, Upstate New York

Debbie, the server, was great! The food was tasty and well presented. We dined in the private dining room allowing for quiet conversation. Thank you! More

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The City Beer HallThe City Beer Hall
150 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Albany, Upstate New York

Went before seeing comedy show at the Egg, we got seated right near the gas fireplace, great spot and excellent service tasty beers! More

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