Black & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany

4.7
1405 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 1405 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday meal there. Food was out of this world! Highly recommended getting the seafood tower. They also give you a special birthday dessert too!

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DawnS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was outstanding. Extra safety precautions in place made us worry free in dining there. Everything was fresh, perfectly prepared and delivered to our table timely.

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ShandaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Would definitely return!! The steak was outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was my birthday so I treated the kids out to steak and seafood dinner. We enjoyed the food and the servers were attentive. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good

JS
JosephS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freaking place is AWESOME! The food, scenery, and service was second to known. Perfect for a proposal night. Thank you so much!

KB
KathiB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Everything was fine except we were shocked that they never asked a particular table to take their crying screaming baby outside. Even the parents sat there and let it scream. For the price of the food and the ambiance you’d think a screaming child would not be in attendance. So it put a bad taste in my mouth when management didn’t step in. And we weren’t the only diners upset. Not a good way to pick up a returning customer. Shame on you. So sorry

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Marvine
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Alex was amazing and good was just as great! One of the best steakhouses I've been to and I been too a lot living in nyc.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff quickly sets the tone making you feel as you are the only one in the restaurant. The Lobster and Crab dip... incredible. The Chilean Sea Bass and Prime Rib, both perfectly prepared. It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end!!

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John
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

My Kansas City strip steak was not cooked to what I requested. But more important than that the steak was tough. It was not easy to cut and was very chewy. I was disappointed as I have eaten there before and the food was terrific.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal! The She Crab soup was delicious and the chop salad could have fed a family of four!! The rack of lamb was the best I ever tasted and the prime rib was alderman delicious! Can’t wait to return!!

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Chuck
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server and her assistants were all excellent. Love the pretzel bread!!!

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vipslue22
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Enjoyed Easter dinner - regular menu so you weren't limited by only a special menu

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Bad oyster, dried out red snapper. Too long between check ins by staff. NO compensation (not even a complimentary drink). Cappuccino machine broken. No interest in returning.

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KatieC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service! We went for an anniversary dinner and Lisa and Henry were wonderful. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a special occasion date night.

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JosephS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers and cocktails were fabulous! The 10 ounce filet mignon was cooked to perfection! Easily one of the best pieces of meat I have ever eaten!!!

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CHAR
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. We had reservations at 5:00, we were seated right away. Both of our waiters were very nice, yes we had 2 waiters even though we were a party of 3! Both of them were trained for the upscale restaurant that it is. Our salads were incredible! The Filet Mignon was excellent and done to perfection. All portions were very generous. The desserts were out of this world and again portions were generous. You get what you pay for. We will definitely come back.

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing we ordered was amazing. The ambiance can not be beat.

KC
KC230
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was outstanding. Food was very good. The noise was terrible. My husband and I wear hearing aids. It was totally impossible to hear the server or the couple we were with.

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Saratoga10
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner for my husbands birthday. The food and drink were excellent! The wait staff (Lisa and her helper whose name began with a C) where fantastic and a attentive. They knew the menu and explained everything in great detail. The food was tasty and I recommend the seafood tower! It was a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks were perfectly cooked. The scallops were perfectly seasoned. The staff was very attentive and top of everything. It’s always really consistent here! Pretty pricey so bring your BIG wallet

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RobertoC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attention to detail from host stand to table! Food is impeccable. Team service is very attentive and not over bearing.

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vipAFConway
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been better!!!! Food is was delicious . Service was beyond words. Wouldn’t change a thing. Can’t wait to go back again soon. Favorite restaurant in the 518!

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GeorgeT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been to Black & Blue Steak and Crab several times and have not been disappointed on any of our visits. The staff is awesome, the Covid restrictions were firmly in place (made us very comfortable), and the food (as always) is superb. There was only one flaw that we noticed - the scallops were a bit salty to the taste, which overrode the taste of the scallop itself. I spoke with another party that had been there a couple nights before - said the same. May be something to pass on to the chef. Otherwise, fabulous! Will definitely dine there again and again.

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KarenA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious. Waiters were excellent. We have been here before food is great.

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ErnestM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black & Blue is one of our favorite "special" eateries in the Capital Region. The food is always top notch and the staff works hard at making each experience perfect. Or son is a professional chef and he raved when we took him to Black & Blue. He said the porterhouse steak was the best steak he'd ever had that had been cooked by someone else.

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PatrickM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great from the appetizers though the main course,. Oysters, Ahi were perfect. Great KC strip. Service was excellent and well coordinated.

I had not visited B&B in over a year. They have improved the experience significantly. I will be going back soon!

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FrequentDiner
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS AN EXCELLENT CULINARY EXPERIENCE. SERVICE WAS AND ALWAYS IS EXCELLENT.

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HeatherW
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Will definitely recommend to friends and return again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fabulous, food was excellent as always!

JD
JobbaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating an anniversary with a special dinner. Our waitress, Lisa, started our meal with two glasses of champagne. We split the chopped salad for an appetizer, which was a good idea because it was a large portion easily split between the two of us. Lisa was very knowledgeable about the different cuts of meat offered and assisted in us both choosing 6 oz. filet mignon. The meat was cooked to perfection and was delicious. We ordered the mash potatoes and Mac and cheese for sides. Save room for dessert! The creme brûlée and gelato were the perfect ending to a fantastic meal.

There were barriers between each table and lemon with hot clothes were provided to clean our hands between courses. The music was eclectic which complemented the ambiance nicely.

For a special occasion or just a special night meal out, I highly recommend this restaurant. From the quality of the food, the cleanliness, and the staff this was a 5 star evening out.

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Ally74
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Abby was a great server. We’ll definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner-great service, amazing food & beautiful atmosphere! Ty!

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Ingmalou
New England
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

steaks were good, however slightly overcooked, as we ordered rare, and were served more like a medium rare
fries are good, but salads are disappointing, especially for the price point
caesar salad had exactly 5 small croutons, a few parmesan shavings and very little dressing, same with the chopped salad, I do not like salads with too much dressing, but this was for sure very little

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around.

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Jackny34
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Small problem, but corrected immediately

Look forward to returning

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Brandon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! Went for our anniversary and they made it special.

BB
BillyBreeze9
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best suit and tie that walks in for dinner and I’m sat by the kitchen; hire pretty girls with brains!

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RodL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall positive about the restaurant. Servers were good, from the hostess being on top of things to prompt seating to the two guys that took care of the table. Appetizers were excellent: in particular, the crab and lobster fondue is well worth a try! My daughter had a filet mignon while I had the Red Snapper and both were good. Negatives: the tonic water that they use is very lightly carbonated which can make their drinks disappointing. And then overall value . . . . while you don't eat here to save a few pennies, I'm not convinced about the "value" they offer. I think we ended up around $90 per person with two drinks for my daughter and one for me (driving)

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on Sunday night, after a funeral and celebrating our kids birthdays. The wait staff couldn’t have been better. They were sympathetic for our loss, yet allowed us to also celebrate the birthdays.

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 4.7 stars by 1405 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.