Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Upstate New York
  4. Capital District
  5. Albany
Jack's Oyster House, Albany, NY

Jack's Oyster House

4.2
4.2
1384 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
For nearly a century, Jack’s has been an integral part of Albany’s landscape. Long considered the hot spot for politicians and the famous, Jack’s ambiance is reminiscent of the clubby New York style restaurants so in vogue today.


Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Order delivery or takeout

There’s more to explore

Discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Scan the QR code to discover countless more restaurants like this one with our app.

Open app

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (518) 465-8854
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Larry Shepici
  • Private party facilities
    We have a wide range of options for parties of all sizes.
  • Private party contact
    Marisa Trepaso: (518) 465-8854
  • Neighborhood
    Albany
  • Cross street
    Broadway
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,384 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 1.6Value

NoiseModerate

1,384 Reviews
  1. Peterpan

    New York City

    177 reviews

    5.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting Albany, Jacks was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. I always find it amusing to have wonderful seafood inland, but here we were! Mussels are a litmus test for me, and Jacks served an outstanding preparation of delicious, perfectly sized mussels. A lightish broth, well-seasoned and perfectly cooked mussels were just wonderful. I also enjoyed a lovely arugula salad as a starter. Can't wait to go back to Albany!

    Is this helpful?

  2. MaureenH

    New York State

    72 reviews

    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jack's has been one of our go-to places for many, many years and we've made a point of returning for Sunday brunch several times since things started to open again. Overall the food was very good, and the service continues to be excellent. The Oysters Rockefeller and other apps and salads were excellent. The burgers were overdone (two times we went) and offered no cheese alternatives to the Gruyere on the menu. The 'poutine' was dried out. Clearly doesn't work well if made earlier; need a starch you can make fresh or that works better re-heated. Also the menu is missing several of the old favorites. I recognize there's a new chef, but there are some things you expect from Jack's after 100 years (or in my case, almost 50 years). Boat Chowder - Maybe you can't use the old recipe, but some kind of chowder on the brunch menu would be welcome, especially on a cold autumn day. Sandwich - Something besides a burger for the non egg- eaters (perhaps something akin to the 'Almost Famous' beef, or perhaps a chicken). Fish - something besides shell fish on the brunch menu would be great - Boston style scrod has always been a classic Jack's staple. I see there are several fish choices on the dinner menu, so it shouldn't be a lift to include one of them in the brunch menu. I wish Jack's and its employees the best during these difficult times.

    Is this helpful?

  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blown away by the brunch experience! Easily the best in the area!

    Is this helpful?

  4. MichaelA

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed a great meal at an Albany classic. I would highly recommend the strawberry cheesecake!

    Is this helpful?

  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great atmosphere. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. Absolutely recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  6. MichaelD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in the Albany area great service , great food and excellent safety measures in the era of Covid

    Is this helpful?

  7. JacklynC

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Amazing atmosphere. Romantic & elegant.

    Is this helpful?

  8. Jeannine

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally a perfect meal. Exquisite from beginning to end.

    Is this helpful?

  9. danirose

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was amazing. Service was great. I can't wait to go back!

    Is this helpful?

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. The lobster and steak were perfectly prepared. It was a great experience. I also love the history of the restaurant.

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Jack's Oyster House using the Order Online button.

Jack's Oyster House is rated 4.2 stars by 1384 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Jack's Oyster House

42-44 State Street, Albany, NY 12207

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway
  • Neighborhood
    Albany
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Larry Shepici
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (518) 465-8854
  • Private party facilities
    We have a wide range of options for parties of all sizes.
  • Private party contact
    Marisa Trepaso: (518) 465-8854
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo