Century House - Latham, NY

4.6
682 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Century House Restaurant features new American cuisine with an emphasis on fine steaks and fresh seafood imaginatively prepared and artfully displayed. At The Century House you can rest assured that you will receive excellent service from a knowledgeable and caring staff, who will strive to make your meal unforgettable. The federal style decor, with its wide plank wood floors, spindle back chairs and stone fireplace reflects our 1816 beginnings. "Experience The Tradition"
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We are offering a 3 course price fixed menu for dinner featuring some of our house favorites and a few new exciting items $45 per person ++. Reservations are required and tables are blocked for 2 hours.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 9:00PM

What 682 People Are Saying
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KB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent! Will definitely go back again.

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AE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Sorry to say, despite an outstanding waitstaff and pleasant atmosphere, the noise level was deafening! All 4 of us are at the point of needing hearing aids but could not converse because of the loud voices at nearby tables. We skipped dessert because of it. Also, 3 out of 4 of us had the Twisted Lobster Roll and were disappointed in the sparse amount of lobster. Suggest going to the Price Chopper nearby to get an outstanding lobster roll. Enough meat in one roll there for two people, which has probably spoiled us for the Century House one.

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Prime Rib Special on Wed. and it was the best prime rib that I have had in a long time. Everything was great...service food...atmosphere! Well done Century House!

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R
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

For a light super, the onion soup is truly exceptional. The hamburgers are wonderful. The service is great.

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w
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I would particularly recommend the meat dishes. We had a NY strip, two filets and a special - the veal chop. We’ve had the prime rib previously. All of the meat was perfectly prepared, very flavorful. For starters, we had calamari (a bit too much batter, dry) and a caprese salad (winter, tasteless tomatoes but creamy mozzarella). Loved the ambiance of the dining room: warm, dark, fire going. Enjoyed the dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience at the century house.
Food is always top notch as well as the service

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for the best tavern chips with hot blue cheese sauce and nicely seasoned Prime Rib, Great Restaurant experience. If you like either fine dining or the tavern. It is the best. If you happened to get Bob and Kevin at the bar, they are the best. They are great if you happened to be sitting at the tavern. Very great place for great food, great dining experience, excellent service and a place where they remember you. 5 star

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N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Prime Rib special was great! Served in 10 minutes!

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall experience was good. We have eaten here several times and understand that on NYE it can get busy.

Service was ok and for the value food was just ok. My prime rib was a bit overdone and my wife’s filet was underdone.

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GA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, visit often. Last time was New Years Eve. Our group of 4 was well taken care of and well feed. will be back soon.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants, when I come to Albany to visit my uncle. I love the prime rib,it’s delicious! My husband had the lobster tails which were so sweet ! I love the lobster chowder, but this time it was a little too salty! I also loved the holiday drink The Yule Mule! Great meal over all! We will be back on our next visit.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice meal, with excellent service by Laurie

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IC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good, their 2 for $22 offering on Sundays was good value, not your usual slimmed down portion you see when there are these types of deals.

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f
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

John the bartender and and our server, was fantastic.

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LE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There’s not much to say except the food was delicious. The dining room is beautiful and welcoming. And our waiter was great. (Wish I could remember his name.)

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SD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT!!! Our favorite place in the Capital Region. The service, food and atmosphere is outstanding. They have the best prime rib outside of Texas.

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RA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I go every year before Christmas. Excellent service, good food and nice ambiance. A little crowded for 1:30 but it was the week before Christmas and people catching up for the holiday.. Would not miss it!

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RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have had many meals here. some with just 2 of us and some with a dinner party. The service is always great and the food is delicious, good quality and portions are more than adequate. Save room for a great dessert!

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w
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Every time we go I wonder why it takes us so long to return. I think I have had almost everything on the menu and it is all good and I can't say enough about the service! We have never been disappointed!

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LJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holiday lunch with friends. Room decorated nicely, table by the fire place, nice lunch menu plus specials. Good service. All enjoyed their selection plus very good coffee. Not rushed. Stayed for a couple of hours. Fortunate to have this local, traditional restaurant in our area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is good. Bar drinks are very generous.
Noise level here is always high.

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EH
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, good service. A little too noisy and I found the salad with salmon add-on a little pricey.

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A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I wish I had looked at portions. I would have split a meal. Great service.

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my mom for lunch in December and everything from the ambiance to the Christmas decor to the staff was wonderful. Our waiter was prompt and polite and our lunch was fabulous. In addition, the chocolate mousse was amazing! A five star experience, my mom loved it.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Took people out for Birthday

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V
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wednesday night prime rib special is a great deal! Absolutely delicious , all for $19.99!

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MK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and courteous staff. Relaxing atmosphere any time of day.

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DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Colonial American food with an interesting gourmet flair, even a little on the french side with some menu selections excellent. Very friendly and accommodating wait staff and manager. We have been coming here for 50 years for romantic dinners, family special events and Christmas parties...It is a gem of a restaurant

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving Dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Realize it was a “holiday” menu but there was no flexibility and server was not attentive. The support staff was more helpful.

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b
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a very good meal here. Our server was professional and courteous and his helpers were wonderful It is however quite noisy when busy but if you know this to be what you’re going to experience before you get there you will be able to tolerate it better. I hope this business continues its success as it was truly a very good restaurant

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WJ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A traditional eating spot, this is one restaurant that our group goes to each year around the Thanksgiving/Christmas season.

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V
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our “Go-To” place for lunch. Great food! Great staff!

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EO
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Although I have lived in this area for 11 years, until last Spring, I had never been to the Century House for a meal, just for "events" in their banquet area. Honestly, I was *never* impressed with it. In April or May a friend suggested we meet there on a weeknight; I was surprised at how much I loved the restaurant given my banquet experiences.

We were looking for someone to go on my birthday and I suddenly remembered my great dinner in the Spring, so I booked a table.

Good news - the warmth and ambience. After a very hospitable welcome we were seated in the beautiful dining room, right next to the fireplace. What a lovely atmosphere!

Good news - service was GREAT. Our server was named Christine, I think. I'm awful with names. She was informative, warm, attentive, and present.

Good news - our food was GREAT. Two of the three of us had salads first, both were bountiful and delicious. The mozzarella in my caprese was like a soft little pillow, the cheese was so fluffy and flavorful. With a hint of balsamic and on a bed of delicious tomatoes and arugula with little toasts - delicious. I had some fantastic wine - which the served helped me select. Also the table bread/rolls were unreal. So good. Our entrees were all excellent. My steak was prepared exactly as requested, which does not always happen even at the best places. Dessert did not disappoint either.

If you are waiting for bad news there really is none. The only complaint of sorts is that the noise level on a Saturday night was very loud. It was not horrible, but sometimes we had to lean in and ask one another to repeat things.

Overall an excellent meal and a place that we will return to.

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V
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always fresh! That’s why this restaurant is a good choice for any meal of the day. Prices are reasonable. Waitstaff, the best! We have been there for brunches, lunches, dinners and special events. We are never disappointed . We can’t wait to go back !

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CR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

A little pricey but I knew that going there food was awesome.

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EK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for dinner on our wedding anniversary. Great ambience and the food was delicious. Very attentive waiter but not overly attentive. Everything you would expect for great hospitality!

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TK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu was changed since last visit but waiter asked the chef if we could get the French Dip that had been deleted. We were pleased when we were able get it. Meal was great.
Hope they put it back as a regular item.

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DW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been there many and we never had a bad experience. We will definitely return.

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