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Black & Blue Steak & Crab - Black & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany, Albany, NY

Black & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany

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4.5
1879 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

black & blue Steak and Crab sets the bar for the New American Steakhouse; elegant yet unpretentious, sophisticated yet approachable. b&b offers an inventive design and an unparalleled, vibrant ambiance for you and your guests. Our inspired cuisine coupled with our gracious hospitality is perfect for your refined lunch meeting, special occasion dinner, night out with friends, family gathering or executive business event. black & blue also offers a variety of private rooms and tailor made menus for large groups. We would be happy to help plan your next business meeting or celebratory function.

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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 313-7388

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Russell

  • Private party facilities

    Invite your guests to an experience they won’t forget. An elegant setting, a customized b&b menu, and unparalleled hospitality; this is what you can expect when hosting your next special event at black & blue. Whether it’s an intimate party, a lavish reception, or an important business meeting, you can be certain the black & blue experience will be effortless and memorable. CLUB ROOM - accommodates up to 60 guests for a sit-down meal. Projector and screen rental available for business meetings and presentations. High-speed internet access. BOARD ROOM - accommodates 15 guests for a sit-down meal. Features a flat screen, high-definition television with PC connectivity at no additional charge. High-speed internet access. FRONT ROOM - accommodates up to 30 guests for a sit-down meal. Projector and screen rental available for business meetings and presentations. High-speed internet access.

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Cross street

    Fuller Road

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Raw Bar

  • Oysters on the Half Shell$3.25

    today's fresh selections, your choice

    • Oyster Sampler

      • Small (4 Pieces)$13.00
      • Large (8 Pieces)$25.00
    • Shrimp Cocktail$16.50

      served chilled with a spicy-citrus cocktail sauce

      • Tuna Tartare$16.50

        diced yellowfin tuna, avocado, sesame seed, and pickled ginger atop sticky coconut rice balls

        • Grand Seafood Tower$89.00

          chilled blue crab, king crab, lobster, shrimp, and oysters on the half shell (serves 4+)

          Soups and Salads

          add shrimp (3) $11, lump blue crab (4oz) $13, steak tips $16

          • She-Crab Soup$11.00

            a maryland-style, blue crab bisque

            • Mixed Greens$8.75

              mixed field greens with tomatoes, cucumber, and cornbread croutons in a white balsamic vinaigrette

              • Caesar$12.00

                classic housemade caesar dressing with hearts of romaine, shaved parmesan cheese, and brioche croutons

                • Chopped Salad$12.00

                  chopped romaine, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, blue cheese, bacon, and toasted chick peas in a sweet & sour vinaigrette

                  Starters

                  • Calamari$14.25

                    point judith calamari, lightly fried and tossed with cherry peppers and garlic

                    • Crab Cake$17.75

                      north atlantic lump blue crab, seasoned and pan-seared, served with an avocado-lime emulsion

                      • Crab & Lobster Fondue$17.00

                        sweet blue crab, maine lobster, and parmigianoreggiano cheese fondue served with toasted pita chips

                        • Wagyu Meatballs$15.50

                          kobe-style, slow roasted wagyu beef with caramelized onions, and a roasted garlic cream sauce

                          Steaks and Chops

                          All of our black angus steaks are wet aged for 21–28 days, hand-cut to b&b specifications, seasoned with our signature house rub and broiled to your liking in our 1700 degree oven

                            Cuts

                            comes with house-made sauce

                            • Bistro Filet

                              • 9oz$26.00
                            • Filet Mignon

                              • 7oz$32.00
                            • New York Strip

                              • 12oz$35.00
                            • Kansas City Bone-In Strip

                              • 14oz$42.00
                            • Filet Mignon

                              • 10oz$44.00
                            • Ribeye

                              • 14oz$48.00
                            • Porterhouse

                              • 20oz$54.00
                            • Bone-In Cowboy Ribeye

                              • 20oz$56.00
                            • Half Rack of Lamb

                              • 12oz$35.00

                            Sauces

                            • Red Wine Demi Glace

                              • Horseradish Cream

                                • Gorgonzola Cream

                                  • Black Truffle Butter

                                    • Béarnaise

                                      Sides

                                      add a side to your cut; one size

                                      • French Fries$8.00

                                        hand-cut, herbed aioli

                                        • Mashed$10.00

                                          red bliss potatoes, scallion

                                          • Mushrooms$14.00

                                            wild mix, onion, shallot

                                            • Asparagus$13.00

                                              roasted with cabernet-pickled onions

                                              • Creamy Kale$15.00

                                                sautéed kale, cream, parmesan

                                                • Mac & Cheese$13.00

                                                  orzo pasta, three cheeses

                                                  • Haricots Verts$13.00

                                                    garlic, butter, olive oil

                                                    • Scalloped Potatoes$13.00

                                                      in a light cream sauce

                                                      • Brussels Sprouts$13.00

                                                        pan-seared

                                                        Steakhouse Classics

                                                        add to any cut

                                                        • Au Poivre$12.00

                                                          peppercorn, brandy sauce, haricots verts, hand-cut fries

                                                          • Oscar$15.50

                                                            lump blue crab, asparagus, and bearnaise sauce

                                                            Surf Your Turf

                                                            add these to any cut

                                                            • Grilled Shrimp

                                                              • 3 Pieces$11.00
                                                            • Sea Scallops

                                                              • 2 Pieces$15.50
                                                            • Lump Blue Crab

                                                              • 4oz$13.00
                                                            • Half Maine Lobster$20.00

                                                              • Alaskan King Crab Legs

                                                                • 8oz$23.00
                                                              • Jumbo Lobster Tail

                                                                • 18oz$68.00

                                                              Fish and Shellfish

                                                              • Black Grouper$33.00

                                                                line caught with roasted artichokes, cipollini onions, kalamata olives, blistered tomatoes, scallion pesto, and black garlic vinaigrette

                                                                • Red Snapper$34.00

                                                                  line & spear caught red snapper with fingerling potatoes, brussels sprouts, and baby carrots finished with a bacon-sherry cream sauce

                                                                  • Sea Scallops$34.00

                                                                    pan seared, north atlantic sea scallops with a potato-parsnip puree, preserved lemon gastrique, and haricots verts

                                                                    • Salmon$29.00

                                                                      herb & parmesan risotto with pan seared brussels sprouts, and a balsamic reduction

                                                                      • King Crab

                                                                        alaskan king crab legs, steamed, served with drawn butter, and choice of side

                                                                        • 1 Lb$49.00
                                                                        • 2 Lb$89.00
                                                                      • Lobster$75.00

                                                                        north atlantic 18oz jumbo lobster tail, broiled, served with drawn butter, and choice of side

                                                                        House Specialties

                                                                        • Roasted Organic Chicken$29.00

                                                                          pan roasted airline breast and thigh with seasonal vegetables, scalloped potatoes and a pan jus sauce

                                                                          • Mushroom Pappardelle$26.00

                                                                            pappardelle pasta with wild mushrooms, peas, arugula greens, truffle oil, and shaved parmesan cheese

                                                                            Wines by the Glass

                                                                              White & Rosé

                                                                              • Sparkling Rosé | Gruet Sauvage | Albuquerque, New Mexico$13.75

                                                                                • Prosecco | Prima Perla (187ml) | Prosecco, Italy$12.00

                                                                                  • Pinot Grigio | Alois Lageder | Südtirol, Alto Adige$11.25

                                                                                    • Sauvignon Blanc | Cottat 'Le Grand Caillou' | Loire Valley$10.00

                                                                                      • Chardonnay | Red Tail Ridge 'Sans Oak' | Finger Lakes, NY$11.50

                                                                                        • Chardonnay | Chalk Hill | Sonoma, CA$14.00

                                                                                          • Dry Riesling | Forge Cellars 'Classique' | Seneca Lake, NY$12.75

                                                                                            • Moscato | Villa Pozzi | Sicily, Italy$8.50

                                                                                              • Dry Rosé | Studio by Miraval | Mediterranee, France$13.50

                                                                                                Red

                                                                                                • Pinot Noir | Chasing Lions | California$9.25

                                                                                                  • Pinot Noir | Averaen | Willamette Valley, OR$13.50

                                                                                                    • Merlot Blend | Chateau Ribebon | Bordeaux, France$11.25

                                                                                                      • Tempranillo | La Social | Rioja, Spain$10.50

                                                                                                        • Cabernet Sauvignon | Alias | California$8.50

                                                                                                          • Cabernet Sauvignon | 'Black & Blue' by Innocenti | Argentina$11.25

                                                                                                            • Cabernet Sauvignon | Joel Gott '815' | California$14.75

                                                                                                              • Malbec | Alhambra | Luján de Cuyo, Argentina$10.50

                                                                                                                • Red Blend | Murrietta's Well 'The Spur' | Livermore, California$16.00

                                                                                                                  Sommelier Selections

                                                                                                                  Thanks to the Coravin System, we now have the freedom to pour a single glass of wine from any bottle without opening it. This system protects the wine from oxidation using Coravin's proprietary technology, which leaves the cork in place while the wine is poured. This system gives us the ability to share some finer wines you wouldn't typically find by the glass. Below are our selections we would like to share with you; all pours are six ounces

                                                                                                                  • 2017 Botani | Old Vines Muscatel, Malaga, Spain$15.00

                                                                                                                    • 2015 Olivier Leflaive | Auxey-Duresses, Cote du Beaune, France$25.00

                                                                                                                      • 2014 Gran Moraine | Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton (Willamette Valey), Oregon$22.00

                                                                                                                        • 2017 Daou | Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California$20.00

                                                                                                                          • 2014 Heitz Cellars | Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California$25.00

                                                                                                                            • 2012 Chateau Cantenac Brown | Margaux, France$29.00

                                                                                                                              Specialty Cocktails

                                                                                                                              • By the Sea$10.00

                                                                                                                                sparkling wine / La Guita Manzanilla Sherry / pink peppercorn / lemon

                                                                                                                                • Almost Famous$9.50

                                                                                                                                  rosé de provence / moscato / Aperol / dry curaçao / grapefruit / fennel fronds

                                                                                                                                  • Sparkling Cosmo 2.0$10.00

                                                                                                                                    Square One Bergamot Vodka / orange / liqueur / cranberry gelée / sparkling wine / lime

                                                                                                                                    • The Rose Room$13.00

                                                                                                                                      Hendrick's Midsummer Solstice Gin / Ketel One / Grapefruit & Rose / Lillet Rosé / rose hips / lemon

                                                                                                                                      • The Dark Night$11.00

                                                                                                                                        Lockhouse Gin / Cynar / ruby port / burnt / orange

                                                                                                                                        • Writer's Block$8.75

                                                                                                                                          St. Lucia Chairman's Rum / brown sugar / lime / grapefruit

                                                                                                                                          • La Abeja$10.00

                                                                                                                                            Milagro Silver Tequila / honey / lemon / chili salt / mezcal rinse

                                                                                                                                            • Rye & the Giant Peach$12.00

                                                                                                                                              Rittenhouse Rye / Peach Limoncello / honey / mint / Fee Brothers Orange Bitters

                                                                                                                                              • Toki Cherry Blossom$12.00

                                                                                                                                                Suntory 'Toki' Whisky / fresh lemon / cherry blossom syrup

                                                                                                                                                • B&B Barrel Aged Manhattan$13.25

                                                                                                                                                  High West Prairie Bourbon / Carpana Antica / Fee Brothers Orange Bitters / port cherries

                                                                                                                                                  • Capitol Fiz$11.00

                                                                                                                                                    Sly Fox Gin / grapefruit / rosemary syrup / lemon egg white, sparkling wine

                                                                                                                                                    Beer on Tap

                                                                                                                                                    • Lawson's Super Session | Warren, VT | 4.8% Session IPA$7.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Sixpoint the Crisp | Brooklyn, NY | 5.4% Pilsner$7.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Brooklyn Seasonal | Brooklyn, NY Seasonal Selection$7.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Ommegang Rare Vos | Cooperstown, NY | 6.5% Belgian Pale Ale$7.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Wolf Hollow Selection | Schenectady, NY Brewer's Choice$8.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Nightshift Whirlpool | Everett, MA | 4.5% American Pale Ale$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Sloop Juice Bomb | East Fishkill, NY | 6.5% India Pale Ale$7.00

                                                                                                                                                                  Beer by the Bottle

                                                                                                                                                                  • Amstel Light | Amsterdam, Netherlands | 3.5%$5.75

                                                                                                                                                                    • Michelob Ultra | St. Louis | 4.2%$5.25

                                                                                                                                                                      • Coors Light | Colorado | 4.2%$5.25

                                                                                                                                                                        • Heineken | Amsterdam | 5.0%$5.75

                                                                                                                                                                          • Corona | Mexico | 4.5%$5.25

                                                                                                                                                                            • Ommegang Witte | Cooperstown, NY | 5.2%$6.25

                                                                                                                                                                              • Sam Adams Seasonal | Boston, MA | 5.3%$5.75

                                                                                                                                                                                • Delirium Tremens | Melle, Belgium | 8.5%$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wolf Hollow Lock 9 Porter | Schenectady, NY | 6.9%$8.50

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Athletic Brewing Run Wild IPA | Stratford, CT | Na - 0.5%$6.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                      What 1,879 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                      4.5
                                                                                                                                                                                      4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                        EllenC

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Poor acoustics - loud room Dinners were good but not excellent and would expect excellent for the priice

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                                                                                                                                                                                        BruceH

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Drinks are expensive. My salmon was under cooked and raw in the middle and the Brussels sprouts where so bad you almost could not cut them. The bread was good. The portion size was small.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        JeffP

                                                                                                                                                                                        Naples

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 6 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Server kept interrupting our conversation with his own personal stories. We couldn’t enjoy our dinner

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                                                                                                                                                                                        DavidZ

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                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                        U took my wife here for our Anniversary & we couldn't have been more pleased!! The food is amazing & the service was top notch!! We will definitely be returning at a later date!!

                                                                                                                                                                                      5. MD

                                                                                                                                                                                        MichelleDzachallie

                                                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                        We Chose B&B to celebrate my son’s college graduation. Steaks were great but my daughter found a hair in her pasta halfway through her meal. Not very appetizing. They did take the cost of the pasta off the bill.

                                                                                                                                                                                      6. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Carina was amazing. She made my mom who suffers from dementia feel so very special. The pork belly and calamari appetizers were amazing. My husband and I shared a porterhouse, just perfect. The crème brûlée is not to be missed! Thanks Carina!

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                                                                                                                                                                                        JamesM

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Great meal! Great service!

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Goldielox

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Great place for a celebration! Food was delicious and service was great

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                                                                                                                                                                                        RickM

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        And absolutely pleasurable experience from beginning to end. The food is incredibly delicious. The atmosphere is designed well and very comfortable to be sitting in. Our service was impeccable. Our server, thomasine and her assistant Emily we're very friendly and assisted Us in enjoying a great dinner

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Paul

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Celebration meal with family for our daughter's University at Albany graduation. Excellent service & food.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        wb620

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        This restaurant caters to steak and oysters. The steaks were prepared perfectly, good quality and presentation on the oysters. Particularly enjoyed our cocktails, the ambiance in the bar and personal but professional wait staff. However, the fish and cooked seafood were disappointing. Salmon was a thin, frozen filet - overcooked and with a high price. Scallops medium-sized, not large or diver, but expensive. Mac and cheese (orzo), disappointing. No lamb chops available. Shared a couple desserts - enjoyable.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        JamesG

                                                                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 10, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Birthday celebration

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                                                                                                                                                                                        ZacharyD

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Amazing overall service staff food everything is spectacular

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                                                                                                                                                                                        danaK

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        The scallops were too salty, has a long wait for food to be served, server was out to lunch, asked multiple times for lemon and kept forgetting, soda was flat, the shrimp cocktail was pathetic, they were small shrimp, mother's food was terrible had to order lobster for my mom another 30 minutes so we did not even get to eat together cause I was done already, the dessert's were small and overpriced. I had reservations for 7:00 pm had to wait for 20 minutes and told by staff it's been a long day. Really? It's our Mother's Day out. Not the same, it used to be my favorite restaurant, not anymore.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        valerie

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Ordered a Cesar salad as an appetizer server didn’t come back for over 30 mins . We didn’t order entrees and when she came back she took it as the salad was our meals . Took over an hour to get bread . We finally got our meals ordered and waited a while for that … came out with our food missing one of our sides because they ran out and never came out to tell us they ran out . They offered another side AFTER our steaks came out . We denied because we didn’t want to wait forever for it to come as we did everything else . The server didn’t provide us with welcoming vibes . I wish I picked somewhere else for my Mother’s Day dinner . I expected way more from an upscale restaurant

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                                                                                                                                                                                        RV05

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Staff made Mother’s Day exceptional like most vista to B&B!

                                                                                                                                                                                      17. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Great service. Good recommandation from the staff. A lot of attention from the staff. Impressive presentation. Tasty. Amazing meals. A great evening !!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                        RamThomasD

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Service was great. Even got a complimentary champagne toast for our anniversary. Was a little disappointed in the oysters. Very small. Otherwise dinner was great.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        JohnK

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Service was seriously slow... we've been many times and just must be new servers. For $600 (party of 5) I'd expect better and faster service.. Also, $64 for 2oz of king crab I'd insane... it was literally 1 piece. 2 thumbs down...

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                                                                                                                                                                                        LoriB

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Waiter accommodating and always had a smile. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a special night out!

                                                                                                                                                                                      21. HT

                                                                                                                                                                                        HonoraT

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Steak and crab was very good and tasteful. The carrots the chef made for us was also tasteful.

                                                                                                                                                                                      22. L

                                                                                                                                                                                        Loveroffood

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                        We had a delicious and expensive meal and everything was cooked to order. My husband and I love the shrimp cocktail normally so upon ordering we ordered one extra one to split. The shrimp were smaller than normal and not worth the price. We feel because we ordered an extra order of it that they short changed us on the size of the shrimp used instead of ensuring they were really good sized BECAUSE we ordered an extra one. We told the waitress we were disappointed and all she said was "I don't think we've changed the size of the shrimp we use." Nothing was taken off of the bill and no apology was provided. Next time we will return to another local steakhouse instead.

                                                                                                                                                                                      23. KS

                                                                                                                                                                                        KevinS

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                        Great food, great atmosphere, courteous and attentive service. This place really tries to make your night out for dinner special and memorable. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                                                                      24. A

                                                                                                                                                                                        Andy

                                                                                                                                                                                        Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                        Great service from Nick. Just wish they had the first two wines we wanted. But in the end wine was excellent. Food was great as well. Will be back

                                                                                                                                                                                      25. LH

                                                                                                                                                                                        LindaH

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                        Nice atmosphere and attentive workers but a bit of a rip off. Decent portion on Mixed Green Salad but cucumbers cut into minuscule slivers and just a few grape tomatoes cut in half. Steak and salmon both good but for the price it should include at least one side instead of having to pay $8-$12 for each. Passed on dessert, over $10 for each. Also, why bother to have customer indicate a birthday on the online reservation website if it won’t be celebrated in any way by servers or staff?

                                                                                                                                                                                      26. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                        Great place for a date night. The atmosphere is very romantic. My waiter was extremely nice. Would definitely go back again.

                                                                                                                                                                                      27. N

                                                                                                                                                                                        Netta

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                        Definitely great place but some drunk said something kinda rude but had nothing to do with our servers Lisa and brad, they were great

                                                                                                                                                                                      28. PF

                                                                                                                                                                                        PatriciaF

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                        Our waitress was amazing and the food was delicious and the restaurant was beautiful

                                                                                                                                                                                      29. KW

                                                                                                                                                                                        KevinW

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                        Excellent evening the food was excellent and the service was great.

                                                                                                                                                                                      30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                        Celebrating an anniversary. Round of drinks at the bar, and dinner. We were given a complimentary Champagne (2 glasses) for the occasion. I always get the filet, and it was excellent, and our server Catina was excellent as well. My wife had the snapper, and she enjoyed it. One comment is on the cocktail sauce we had with the shrimp was very bland and boring, and I know that is a personal preference, but it was a step above ketchup. Other than that, it was a very enjoyable meal.

                                                                                                                                                                                      31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                        Orlando

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                        Wife and I went out for Anniversary. We were sat at a small table between two other tables that were very close together and no privacy. Couple we sat next to immediately got quiet when we sat down and we felt uncomfortable having any type of private conversation ourselves. It wasn’t crowded at first, so it was quiet, which exasperated the awkwardness. Food and service were great but the fact that we felt like we were sitting on top of the other couples next to us brought down the overall experience. Would have preferred more private booths or stand-alone table over benched cafeteria-like tables. Great place for work outing or group dinner but not for intimate date night imo.

                                                                                                                                                                                      32. C

                                                                                                                                                                                        Cocheese

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                        Everything was spot on except the hostess. We had reservations and arrived 40 minutes early to have a cocktail. Checked in we we arrived and went to the bar. When it was time to sit she gave us nothing but attitude..as if we just walked in off the street. The only thing preventing a 5 star review is the hostess.

                                                                                                                                                                                      33. GS

                                                                                                                                                                                        GabbyS

                                                                                                                                                                                        Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                        Steak was tough (ordered medium rare) fish came out undercooked and had to be sent back. Sides were cold and nothing was taken off of the bill. Won’t be returning. Bad quality for the price. Everything smelled fishy and steak was not high quality for what they charge. Overall disappointing.

                                                                                                                                                                                      34. DR

                                                                                                                                                                                        DakotaR

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                        The place is nice, the food was good. Me not being a steak connoisseur didn’t notice the difference with the way it was cooked and dry aged. The apps were very nicely presented and the service was phenomenal

                                                                                                                                                                                      35. JR

                                                                                                                                                                                        JRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                        Mary and Joe had great service, they were very personable!

                                                                                                                                                                                      36. DO

                                                                                                                                                                                        DONANDCAROL

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                        I celebrated my birthday at Black and Blue and will definitely be coming back. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. The weather was miserable but the evening was a great success.

                                                                                                                                                                                      37. KM

                                                                                                                                                                                        KristinM

                                                                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                        The food was fabulous and our server Kat was amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                                      38. U

                                                                                                                                                                                        Ukusssurg

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                        This is a fairly typical up market steakhouse. It is usually busy and seems very popular. We were sat quite promptly (had a reservation). It took a little while to be greeted by a trainee waiter. We were not given a bottle wine list initially (a bit surprising for this type of restaurant. The waiter/sommelier arrived and supplied one and made recommendations. The starters - tuna tartare and calamari were excellent. (We have also had the wagyu meatballs which are also excellent). There was a long gap between starters and mains. Steaks were overall good but not outstanding. One (filet) came out medium when medium rare was ordered. Lamb rack was very good. Desserts were good. Overall very pleasant but not as good as expected for the price. It was quite noisy

                                                                                                                                                                                      39. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                        Went for my birthday with my wife and two small children. Note: we know they don’t have a children’s menu and that’s fine. The service was outstanding. I forget the waiters name but he was top notch. Very personable. I was a bit disappointed in the steaks as they were over cooked. My wife and I ordered our steaks medium rare. They were more like medium plus. My kids steaks were ordered medium. They were more like well. We didn’t complain as they were still very good The drinks were good too. They also made the children very welcome even though this is definitely a fine dining establishment. All in all a good experience

                                                                                                                                                                                      40. v

                                                                                                                                                                                        valr

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                        It's a local favorite for me and my wife. Only handful local places offer oysters. B&B is always on point and consistently excellent.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                                                      FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                      Black & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 313-7388.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Black & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany is rated 4.5 stars by 1879 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Google Map for Black & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany

                                                                                                                                                                                      1470 Western Ave Albany, NY 12203

                                                                                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                        Fuller Road

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                        Albany

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                        Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                        Steakhouse, Seafood, American

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                        Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                        Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                        None

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                        Jeff Russell

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                        (518) 313-7388

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                        Invite your guests to an experience they won’t forget. An elegant setting, a customized b&b menu, and unparalleled hospitality; this is what you can expect when hosting your next special event at black & blue. Whether it’s an intimate party, a lavish reception, or an important business meeting, you can be certain the black & blue experience will be effortless and memorable. CLUB ROOM - accommodates up to 60 guests for a sit-down meal. Projector and screen rental available for business meetings and presentations. High-speed internet access. BOARD ROOM - accommodates 15 guests for a sit-down meal. Features a flat screen, high-definition television with PC connectivity at no additional charge. High-speed internet access. FRONT ROOM - accommodates up to 30 guests for a sit-down meal. Projector and screen rental available for business meetings and presentations. High-speed internet access.

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