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

4.6
4.6
2135 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 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

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What 2,135 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Great for fine wines

  • Upstate New York

    Good for special occasions

  • Upstate New York

    Steakhouse

  • Upstate New York

    Most Booked

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  1. JM

    JosephM

    Naples

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This food at this restaurant is consistently good and the service is very attentive to your needs without being intrusive. The interior is quiet enough to allow you to hear others in your party without raising your voice.
  2. DR

    DavidR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food3service4ambience2
    Overall its was Great I didn’t like the chairs they was too small at the back and I had to lean forward while at the table the service was excellent but I ordered a medium steak and its was Rare
  3. MH

    MegH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food & service! First time for all of us; fabulous evening out with work friends!
  4. l

    lisag

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The service was extremely slow and the restaurant was extremely noisy, both of which may be due to a large party in the side room
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening all around. Wonderful room, food and service.
  6. NG

    NancyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Black and Blue has a great menu. You can choose from 6 sauces for steak, and some steaks offer a choice of size. Great seafood, drinks and delicious desert. Fantastic service, quiet, spacious.
  7. IV

    IVJCR

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent!!! Always love dining at this location.
  8. FZ

    FranzZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious. Lobster toast, wedge salad, bone in ribeye, pappardelle truffle wild mushroom, creamed kale! Key lime pie, Conundrum Red blend bottle.
  9. M

    Madison

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a great dinner! I requested a booth and they were accommodating.
  10. CC

    CoreenC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our servers were Mary and Ryan. What a great job and very knowledgeable! Definitely going back
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great service and the food was solid as usual
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  13. KD

    KathieD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kenshi and Chris were very good. Food was excellent.
  14. JA

    JeffreyAB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    First time at the restaurant. We were looking for a romantic place and, although the decor and place settings, the noise was so loud that we needed to lean into another and talk quite loud to hear one another. The service was the best. Loved Neal and Brian! Will request them again when we return. Both extremely nice and very knowledgeable about the menus. The food was extremely over the top in flavor! The She Crab soup is so good that we could come and have that, a glass of wine and a dessert and be very satisfied. Speaking of dessert, which we took home, it was scrumptious! We did speak with the wait staff in the front and said we had heard such wonderful things about the restaurant and, one of the responses was I’ve heard that! Guessing the cost of the meals there are unaffordable to a lot of the staff. I believe that it would help your restaurant if you allowed sampling of items to your workers in the front of the kitchen. This gives them a sense of appreciation and also they would be a great mouthpiece for more wonderful reviews and bring in more business. Besides the noise level, horribly loud, the only other thing we were disappointed in was no coffee with Kalua and Bailey’s on the menu. Also for our take home bags, our sauces weren’t added into the boxes. Disappointing. We will definitely be back again.
  15. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around excellent dining experience. One of the top 5 restaurant's in the Capital region. Highly recommend.
  16. A

    Abcde

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our reservation was at the end of the night and we had a fantastic experience. Very attentive staff and delicious food!
  17. C

    Carol

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not our best experience. Oysters were great. Food sat too long, overcooked, cold. Risotto glued together. Wait for the entree was very long.
  18. JC

    JimC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had NY strip, guest had ribeye…both seared & cooked to perfection….paired with a nice SIMI cabernet, a few sides, and a great dining experience…Black & Blue never disappoints…
  19. AP

    AmyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience! Our steaks were cooked perfectly and our waiter, Joe, was able to answer all of our questions and was very attentive. We were not rushed through our meal and the pace at which we were served was great. We look forward to going back!
  20. B

    Benital

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Thank you for accommodating an additional couple. The atmosphere was great, drinks were just ok. The food arrived cold and the wait staff forgot to place a dinner order (salmon). On the upside, we were not charged for the late meal and ordered a another round of drinks while we waited for our guest to finish his meal.
  21. C

    Chelsbee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We felt lucky to have a really great team helping us. Excellent service from those two!
  22. MB

    MaryannB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely New Year’s Eve dinner. Lots of attention from the serving team. Started with delicious crab bisque followed by rack of lamb, NY strip and accompaniments. We will keep in mind for other special occasions.
  23. HD

    HotelDIva

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautifully decorated for New Year's Eve. Seated immediately. Service excellent. Two servers. Wine, water and app served quickly. LOVE the warm pretzel rolls and whipped butter served before we ordered. I had filet mignon. Found it very tender, cooked exactly as ordered, but didn't have much flavor. First dinner companion got the sirloin/lobster tail special. He loved it but I did not like the sort of smoked flavor given to everything, even the lobster. Third dinner companion got the T-bone, loved it. Fourth got the ribeye-a bit charred on the outside, inside cooked as ordered, said it didn't have much flavor. we all liked our sauces. Ordered desserts, one loved the pie. The ice cream said it was three scoops, waitress said it would actually be one "big" scoop but when served it was really one small scoop. Check came quickly and was processed quickly.
  24. N

    Neena

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Steak was dull looking. Bernaise sauce an embarrassment. Runny & tasteless. Not a good value for the $
  25. MD

    MichaelD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service is always good there. Food is always enjoyable as well. I don’t understand how their reservation system works. Could not get a reservation past 4 pm yet the tables were half empty the entire time we were there. It was after 6 when we left.
  26. d

    dscap

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our friend group of eleven, whom only have the opportunity to get together 2x per year, had a great night at Black & Blue steak and crab. Our servers were kind and attentive. The filet that the lion share of us had was perfectly prepared and well seasoned. Several folks had fish and enjoyed their choices as well (scallops and red snapper specifically. The mashed potatoes, hash browns, Mac and cheese and kale, were nice accompaniments and our appetizers were great. Overall, we had a lovely time! The only complaint was that food came out slowly but it was worth the wait!
  27. AH

    AdamH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service was a little slow when we first sat down- then the appetizers and food came out quickly. Great food and great location. It's nice how everyone is spaced out so you can actually hear the other people at your table. Great meal- we will be back.
  28. X

    Xtremeram09

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    We have been to this location numerous times, the food is always great and usually the service is fantastic. It seems like we got a new waiter and assistant this time around. They were awkward to talk to and couldn’t hear anyone in our parties orders.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Family Christmas dinner
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food was bland, service was poor. Not what we have been used to here. Not worth the cost.
  31. AF

    AFConway

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Menu was rather "the same" I absolutely adored my steak but there aren't many choices I agree it's great to do something well every time but I would really like a few more choices Food is expensive but predictably delicious
  32. MF

    MFamily

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a Wednesday after the Christmas holiday, my family of four came in for dinner. Even though the restaurant was full, our reserved table was waiting and we had impeccable service from there. Our server spent a lot of time explaining the meals and suggesting items for us. We especially enjoyed the Tuna Tartare appetizer and Scallop entree. Our server suggested Manhattans to go along with the Lamb entree, and my husband and son LOVED it - a must try according to them. This is a special place, and we felt valued by the wonderful service we enjoyed.
  33. E

    Executive

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had an excellent dinner there, filet mignon was perfect. Started with Shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell and crab cake. My wife had the duck, my sister had the lamb. Finished off with Key Lime Pie - best I've ever had and Creme Brulee. Kenji was excellent at taking care of us. It's our favorite steak place in Albany, by far!!
  34. GT

    GretchenT

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was outstanding! If you go, be sure to get their signature dessert, Peanut Butter Budino, it was incredible.
  35. TR

    TheresaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was professional and thoughtful. We went for our anniversary and they gave us free glasses of champagne. Our wait staff was incredible. The food was outstanding, the best steak I’ve had in so long. We got the hash browns and the Mexican street corn as sides and they were definitely big enough to split. My favorite restaurant by far
  36. TT

    TomT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptionally prepared and presented. Service was outstanding. Wait staff were attentive and professional. Overall wonderful experience for a special occasion.
  37. DF

    DanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service !! Temperature in the room was a bit chilly. Food was amazing.
  38. M

    Mario

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    5 of us were out for dinner. It took 45 minutes to get our apps then another 40 minutes to get our entrees. 4 of us ordered our steaks cooked to medium. 1 was medium rare. We received 3 medium well and 2 medium rare. The mashed potatoes were not creamy at all. The street corn was good but the portion size was for two people max. Not impressed at all based on the reviews. Loved the atmosphere!
  39. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was phenomenal. I wish some of the side portions were a bit bigger, for example (2) scallops were $18. But you pay for the taste and service, and for that it was worth it. Had such an amazing first experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amanda was our server assisted by Emily, both fantastic, best service ever there in a dozen visits

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 4.6 stars by 2135 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
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 Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 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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