Black & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany

4.7
1484 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 1484 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were kid free for the night, and I am very happy that we chose black and blue for our date night out.

The ambience & atmosphere was exactly what I craved. The service was impeccable. The waitstaff were extremely friendly and thorough while explaining any questions that we had.

I ordered a small oyster sampler which was phenomenal. The toppers paired perfectly with each oyster. The man who brought the oysters over, explained each oyster-which was neat to hear. I highly recommend the oysters.

The bread it was surprisingly scrumptious. I was very excited and really enjoyed the pretzel bread. My husband and I ate two baskets of the bread-so it’s safe to say that we enjoyed that.

I ordered a ribeye with the red wine demi glaze and a side of mashed. The glaze was absolutely delicious. I poured it literally over everything; the steak, the mashed potatoes, and I even stole my husband’s french fries and dipped them into the glaze.

My husband really enjoyed his cowboy ribeye, bone in, with a side of french fries. He ate the entire steak-which should tell you how much he enjoyed it.

We were offered dessert, but we both were very full at that point. I ordered an ‘almost famous’ cocktail to enjoy while we were ending our night. The cocktail was crafted in a way that it was delicious yet beautiful.

Overall I highly recommend this restaurant. My husband and I very much enjoyed ourselves & our meal, and will be back.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome time!
Food was fantastic! Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best red snapper I’ve ever had! I wish there were more moderately priced bottled wine selections.

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SuePer
Portland
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice ambiance. Service good with Lisa and Daniel both serving us.

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LindaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a touch expensive, but worth it. Table, wine/water glasses and silverware were impeccably clean. Waitress Alex....friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always consistent. Food was really really good. It is pricey for what you get, which is typical for a steak restaurant.

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vipfredo
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Love going there for a night out!!

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EdwardLNorton
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a comfortable, easy place to sit and talk and relax. Service is smooth and professional and very competent. The food...please. Everything just the way we like it. It’s a special treat for us as it’s a bit out of our way but for a few special occasions we make it our go to place.

RS
RaymondS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite Mother's Day volume of patrons, reservation seating was prompt, social distancing and masks were in place, service was courteous and efficient and food was excellent. Nice to be able to dine in after COVID restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother’s Day Dinner , everything was outstanding!

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JasonD
Limerick
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food (as always) was absolutely fantastic. The service, perfect. Such a great selection of food from which to choose - something to cater to everyone. Went there again on Mother's day, and again, a great experience.

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vipAnniversaryLunch
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day treat for me! My husband and I loved everything and didn’t go hone with much in the doggie box - we ate it all!!
Food is Always hot, tasty and appetizing! Desert to go home! Oh yeah, dirty martini is one of the best!

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MarkM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Very good service. Pricey, but worth it!

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Jake
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, overall was a great experience

MW
MicheleW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent the service was excellent however the decor needs to be freshened up example paint missing from walls in the booth we were in the fabric in the booths were stained in the placemats for frayed....

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MichelleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our anniversary dinner here!! Always great quality food. My filet was done more than I would have preferred, but it was absolutely amazing! Service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Although we had a reservation, we waited more than 20 minutes for our table without apology. Food was good, but service was just not what you’d expect for this type of restaurant.

JD
JimD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best steak I’ve ever had in my life. There were 6 of us and we allloved our food. The service was perfect and we had an absolute awesome experience

JC
JeffreyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

a little overpriced and the filet Mignon I ordered with crab & Béarnaise sauce (Oscar) came out without the Béarnaise and they told me "we ran out of it" but the chef has more on the stove now----came out a few moments later with some mess that resembled drawn butter but was tasteless....they missed the mark

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was wonderful!

JK
JamesK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our 3rd trip here. 1st trip left a lot to be desired, gave it another try...2nd trip was amazing...brought us back for the 3rd trip. Food just wasn’t very good. Key lime pie was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice ambiance. Good service.

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chilly12090
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sides are large portions to be shared, calamari was perfect and steaks came on hot plates so if the steak wasn't done enough you could cook it some more.

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JayC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak selection. Choices abound and the preparation was perfect.

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TOYA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would highly recommend Black & Blue Steak and Crab!

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Mike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is pricey, but the steak is worth it. They also do a really good job with their cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Complementary Champagne was nice to celebrate!

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vipFredricD
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lamb chops a little disappointing, seemed to lack flavor.

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JoeV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and food. Small screw up with oysters we ordered but waiter quickly brought us the ones we ordered. Isn’t a quiet dinner but food & service made up for noise.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. We went for our anniversary and received complimentary champagne! The food and atmosphere was outstanding.

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ChristinaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to celebrate an anniversary. The food was great and service was the best.

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mjonis
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Katina

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sussooz
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious especially the grouper. The wait staff are friendly and on top of things. The ambiance is a combination of romantic and casual. If you do not order dessert they treat you to chocolate truffles which is a nice touch if you are not a sweets lover. Be sure to make a reservation they appear to be doing well during the pandemic. Really great place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good. Prices on the high side but I understand restaurants must survive! I would like to see at least 1 side come with dinner or a garden salad. Wine also a bit steep. Overall, we had a good time. Server and crew were very good. Would go back on special occasions.

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SariT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was amazing; the food was delicious and the service was great. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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MichaelK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was very nice and the service was very friendly and professional. We were unexpectedly greeted with a glass of champagne for our special 45th anniversary. The staff did everything to accommodate us.

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MatthewD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent & friendly, food was great!

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MelissaP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for fine dining! Waitstaff was pleasant and attentive!

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ScottP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with a slight mix up with our appetizer everything was outstanding. Can wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrated an anniversary, on 4/24, and enjoyed it very much. The noise level was high as we were seated in a