Black & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany

4.4
1748 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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JohnS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was first class and the food was fantastic.

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Collin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Steak was good. Service was slow. No paper towels in the bathrooms.

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KathL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is the best in Albany. Prices are high, especially considering you do not get sides with entrees. Fish entree was small, all beef was cooked perfectly.

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BrianW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top shelf. The Red Snapper was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good time had by all

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LaurenP
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Mary A was our server and she went above and beyond! Food and service was excellent!

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KIMBERLYP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and service never disappoints. We were however pretty cold in the booth we were in. It was a cold night but don’t like having cold feet for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food!

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

NY Strip was beautifully cooked, however the red snapper and wavy meatballs were both overcooked. Asparagus in rosemary citrus butter was a lovely compliment to the steak. Service was attentive until it became more crowded then it took some time to be able to order dessert and then to settle our bill. We were in the bar which was definitely more casual than the dining room, which also had a lighter, more open feel to it. Farther away from home so would likely look to something closer next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We waited at the bar for our table and had to remind the hostess about our reservation for a table even though it was not overly crowded. Waited over 30 minutes for waitress to take our drink and food order. This then led to waiting additional time for our meal. Reservation for 8:30, did not get our food until 10pm. It was delicious, perfectly prepared. Worth the price, but not the wait.

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paul
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Food outstanding

Memorable

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JoshG
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable staff, atmosphere and food. Overall this is one of the best restaurants that I’ve ever been through in my entire life, and I’ve been to a lot while traveling

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vipFredricD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable

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TylerC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around! Food and staff were both incredible.

Love going back to try new things, because you know no matter what you get, it’s gonna be delicious.

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Mike
Naples
39 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected outstanding!!

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RandallE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black and Blue is a an absolutely superior,well managed restaurant with great food and an incredible wait staff.We have never been less than COMPLETELY satisfied and this is our go-to place for special occasions. Steaks and seafood are of equally high quality and sides are varied and wonderful! Always worth it!!

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WilliamA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Balck and Blue. It is the place we go to when it is a special night or event in our live. The food is always great and the service is outstanding.

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LoriM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Some menu items out of stock. Filet awesome. Hash-browns awesome. Very pricey for what you get.

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RickiP
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for 4:30 so it was fairly quiet. We sat in the bar area so my husband could see the tv as he is a sports fan. We were greeted by Brendan one of the bartenders who would be our server as well, he was wonderful. We had the pork belly appetizer, rib eyes (one cowboy) one with shrimp and one with blue crab, creamy kale, cauliflower gratin and split a creme brulee for dessert. I would say the star of the evening for me was the pork belly, it was divine. Everything about the meal was wonderful as well as the service. This was a great way to celebrate the new year and we will return.

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RussellD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a really complete dining experience, B&B is unsurpassed. The food is excellent, the service is impeccable, the ambience is relaxing and enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing like usual)

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Mikey17
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had the seafood tower ;’oysters a little gritty; lobster were great ; crab meat not king crab
Other foods were very good
Server were exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding it was our anniversary

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HotelDIva
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Seated promptly upon arrival. Given menus right away, along with long descriptions of what was on special. Left us deciding on drinks. Long after we decided, waitress finally came over for the drink orders, which didn't come before we placed our dinner orders. They were out of the house merlot. Only two chardonnays by the glass to choose from, one oaked, one un-oaked. Warm bread came, one kind nice and yeasty, the other a pretzel type. Appetizer came, still no drinks. After we had eaten the bread and most of the app the drinks were finally served. I had asked for taste of the oaked, no problem, liked it very much so had her serve it. We had the 'lobster fondue" and the meatballs. Husband and I didn't like fondue at all, my daughter thought it was "okay". Meatballs were good but not as yummy as I remembered. Fondue with warm salty pita "chips" which were more bready than crisp. Not really as cheesy as described, with an odd after taste. Steaks came not too long after, perfectly cooked and delicious. Asparagus side was ok, but orzo mac & cheese had an odd flavor and texture. Again, only my daughter liked it. Table was cleared quickly and in timely manner between courses. Water frequently refreshed. Second drinks ordered and again a long wait but did finally come before we were finished. Dessert, the creme brulee was a bit bland but ok. Waited and waited for the check long after we finished. I finally went up to reception to ask for our check. There was still a bit of delay but finally presented with the check. I had told our waitress when we sat down that I had a loyalty card, so presented it when paying. She took it away, then came back with a kind of confusing communication about yes I had points but could save them. I opted to use them, handing over our credit card for the balance. Took just a little too long but when she brought the cc back the points took almost $250 off our bill. Three steaks, one drink, four wines, one app and two sides had come to over $330.

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vipRobertL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve…..outstanding in every aspect. Service and food .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEw Year’s Eve

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Tuna
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined here on 12/31/21. Reservation was at 5:15 and we were promptly seated when we came in. We split a wedge salad and they brought out the salad on two separate plates. Nice. I got the porterhouse steak and my wife got the 7 oz. filet. Both steaks were properly cooked and tasty. The sides we got were the asparagus and the mashed potatoes, each plenty enough for the both of us. Service was excellent and attentive. If there is any knock regarding this experience (and it's a tiny one), I'm not a big fan for eating off metal plates. Something about cutting my steak on a metal plate just gets to me. Between the sound and the feel of that process, I just don't like it. A wonderful dining experience and I look forward to returning when we're in the area.

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TylerS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Staff were very welcoming as we walked in, our waiter was good, the food and atmosphere went well together along with the style. If there had to be any opinions it would be that it be explained that the sides have to be paid for, as well as when choosing sides that when ordering my sides with my steak I didn't expect to get the sides for sharing portion, I was fine with the price of the bill just didn't expect to pay for my sides, would normally expect sides to come with my steak and not realize that the price for the steak is well just for the steak and not steak and sides

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service

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TorresA
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dinner was absolutely amazing. Food took a little long to come out. total dinning time was about 2.5 hrs. But we’ll worth the wait. Drinks were awesome as well as our server.

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RichB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our holiday party there. The service was spot on right down to remembering what we like and drink. We were welcomed by so many employees there, it felt like home. I highly recommend going there any chance you get!!!!!

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JohnP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service started out very good, then waned from there. Could not get anyone's attention.

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Khaled
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Seafood meals are abit mediocre. From seeing what everyone else ordered seem that steak is better main to have there

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vipNanette
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black and Blue service and food were just outstanding. Servers were so accommodating and we were not rushed. This is a quality restaurant that ensures a fine dining experience.

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NathanF
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! From the busboy to the sommelier everyone was amazing! Can’t wait for our next special occasion.

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shelleyb
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at the bar was not up to snuff...I moved 3x and had to wave down one of the 3 bartenders servicing less than 10 people two times...I could understand if you were busy but it was not...your bar is the first thing people use...overall, once we got beyond the bar it was excellent...

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MarkK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our group comes to Black & Blue to celebrate birthdays around Dec. 20th. We always enjoy a fantastic meal.

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Cj1121
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Johnny was fantastic. We celebrated the holiday with my dad and he made us feel special.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fabulous. Johnny the bartender was great and our servers John and Mary were wonderful!!!

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ClaudiaD
New York Area
1 review