Black & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany

4.5
1641 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
What 1641 people are saying
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vipCynthiaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Business dinner with colleagues. Good snd service was excellent.

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vipGEORGIA
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a great steak and great everything else, look no further. Black & Blue is the best restaurant around, and with a casual unstuffy atmosphere. And the servers are excellent, as they enhance your dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the perfect date night! Will be here for any and every special occasion! filet was perfection! A little pricey but the service made it worth it.

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Wolfgang
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

B&B was the perfect venue for a “Boys’ Night Out.”

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TheoH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1st time there and it was perfect.thank you for a great bday dinner

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KenD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time with outstanding food and service.

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JodyP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Kitchen was slow the chef didn’t know how to black and blue a ribeye

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JenniferP
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always will recommend this place for a romantic evening. Food is delicious and the lighting is perfect

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Hondo
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent. Our food, lobster and fillet were well prepared and the she-crab soup was superb. The flourless chocolate cake again excellent.

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MaryJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Taking friends out for 50th anniversary. Nice table but it became nearly impossible to carry on a conversation due to two large, LOUD tables adjacent to us.

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Mark
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Amazing setting, service was outstanding and the menu had a good mix of steaks and seafood. Our dinners were prepared perfectly, not one bad thing to say, I would highly recommend and I would also go back!

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PeggyL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I was very disappointed. The service was terrible and the food was ok. Definitely not worth the price.

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ZachR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food was average at best, service was poor, not what you would expect for the price. I doubt I'd go back if the meal was free.

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Keno
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to make a reservation days ahead but showed up and didn’t need to wait at all. Seated at a booth style table that could handle four so the two of us had ample room. Drinks and meals were served at appropriate timing. My NY Strip was cooked just as I ordered, medium, and had no fat. She had the Haddock special. Only comment she made was it was a little dry and could have used a sauce availability.

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vipLaurieE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was top notch as usual. You could tell there was a lot of new waitstaff (but that’s to be expected these days.).
Will definitely return.

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vipChasearch
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the service was good. My only complaint was their wine by the bottle prices were ridiculously marked up.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Celebrating a birthday

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TLC22
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation on 9/21 for an anniversary dinner on 9/26 through OpenTable (linked through the black and blue website). Received a confirmation text the day before (9/25). Showed up to our reservation and the restaurant was closed with a sign on the door stating that they are closed Sundays and Mondays. Not sure why I was able to make a reservation on a day the restaurant is closed. Upon calling the restaurant the following Tuesday, I got a half-hearted apology and offer to make another reservation. Needless to say I did not make a new reservation. I am posting this in hopes of making others aware of this situation so that it doesn't happen to anyone else.

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Jason
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I have been to Black and Blue in the past for lunch and it was very good. The quality of our recent dinner was ok, but not to the standard that the price commands. Our service was a bit slow but understandable due to staffing and a busy night. The one unfortunate event was that I ordered a tonic with lime for a drink, my wife ordered a glass of wine. The waitress confirmed the order and off she went. When we received our drinks, we toasted as it was our anniversary, and took a drink. To my surprise it was straight Gin on the rocks. Being that I have not drank alcohol since 2003 due to family alcoholism, it was a little eye opening. The waitress handled it pretty well, other than telling me that the bar tender should know better since his mother is a recovering alcoholic, which was a little too much info.

Between the average meal and this event I would spend this level of money elsewhere.

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lilray
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel our server was excellent. Our entire meal was excellent. Definitely will be going back.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was perfect, the waitress was very pleasant and engaging. Was a little dark in there, was hard to read menu. Other then that perfect spot to go.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff and management went above and beyond! Beautiful ambiance, delicious food, well worth the trip!!

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our food was very delicious. Staff were polite and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The way the lobster tails are presented are very pretty and tasted great but very hard to get out of the shell.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We come here a lot and this was by far the worst experience we’ve ever had. It’s expensive so it should be perfect. May not be back for a while.

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vipanonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Very loud, poor service, but the food was good. They were out of the wine we wanted, then we waited 10 more mins. for another one, just kind of frustrating.

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Kompany
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because it was our anniversary we were given complimentary champagne (it was on the sweet side) a nice gesture, but we prefer dryer champagne.
The waitress was awesome. We had to get her name because where we honeymooned she is going on vacation😃! The food was great! Cooked to perfection!

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DannyG
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic overall. No complaints. If you have the spare cash and want steak that is on another level check this spot out. It’s not cheap so don’t complain about price. It’s priced that way solely because of the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Met my daughter from Boston area there to say goodbye for the winter, as I leave for Naples, FL soon. We had a great time. Loved the ambiance and the food and drinks!!!
Awesome!!!!

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was perfection, our waiter could not have been more responsive.

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antny87
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and my strip steak was cooked perfectly. The hot plates are a great idea and keep your steak sizzling hot! The gorgonzola cream is a must try! My wife loved her scallops and the calamari was very fresh and had a nice kick to it. The scalloped potatoes were very good but the brussel sprouts were very bland and a little soggy. Don’t recommend those. Our drinks came out after our appetizer arrived which was a little disappointing. The dessert was a good size and very tasty. Hopefully next time they will get five stars!

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Jonie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our food was delicious and the service excellent.We have been there several times and have always been happy with the experience.

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Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding steaks, great service. Not inexpensive by any measure but we’ll worth it.

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MiaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining here! Great ambiance and excellent food and service!

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NicoleJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The menu is ala carte, mostly wet aged steaks which range from 29-59 and sides, etc. are additional. The food was good, not mind-blowing, for the cost. The service was excellent.

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SMO6
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food, classy atmosphere and not too pricey

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was top notch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service & good

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John
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great upscale restaurant and service. Food was great, but came with upscale prices.

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MaryC
1 review