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Great time at Jack's. Oysters, martinis, filet mignon, all fantastic. Service was excellent. People were very nice. It's a really fun place.
Always good food drinks for buisness
Not much else to say
Staff as friendly and professional. Cook was accommodating to my allergies and made something that wasn’t on the menu. The oysters was delicious
Leon was fantastic! We have been to Jack's before and enjoyed it but Leon made our visit even better!
Seafood Fish bowl chowder , OYSTERS, creamed spinach, tower of seafood all wonderful. Amber was friendly, knowledgeable & attentive, matre d was great to visit with So glad we made our first but not last visit there!
Was in town over the weekend from downstate...'82 UALBANY grad. Had early reservations and the service was impeccable. Overall, the food was very good to excellent. Shrimp cocktail was a little chewy. Great mushroom soup. Steak Diane was very tender & tasty; my friend said the NY Strip with Gorgonzola cheese on top was one of the best he'd ever had. Drinks and wine prices were very reasonable. The place has been there forever...and isn't going anywhere anytime soon!
Jack's is a landmark of downtown Albany. The food and service were both very good. The prices are on the high end, especially the specials so keep that in mind. Overall a nice evening
The ambience at Jack’s was delightful! The old building’s architecture was wonderful! The food was delicious, the server attentive, and the birthday boy had a wonderful time! Would definitely dine there again!
I love going to Jacks. The food is always top notch. Last time we went I had a special which consisted of a petite filet, crab cake and a giant shrimp. It was phenomenal! The atmosphere is quaint, it's like a step back in time. I would highly recommend Jacks!
This was my first visit to Jacks as I've heard so much about this place. The food and wine was very high end and I enjoyed it, no complaints. However being as though I was on a date, I was sat in the front entrance of the restaurant right by the door so we could feel a draft. Not to mention it didn't have the same ambiance as the main dining area with the jazz music. I requested to be moved not only for this reason, but a couple with loud disrespectful children were already seated right by our booth. I was really in shock that the restaurant would allow small children who are disorderly in after 7pm. That is usually when a lot of romantic dates are going on and we certainly do not want noise. Of course they accomdated us and moved us, but they really should think about a no child policy in the evening time. I couldn't believe the parents just allowed their child to scream in such a manner while others are trying to dine and eat, we weren't the only couple who requested to move to the main dining area either.
Waiter Alex not very attentive. Other than that enjoyable.
Went on valentine’s day with prior reservations and requested a booth. we ended up getting a table packed next to everyone. Furthermore we didn’t get water till 20 mins. Ordered starter and entree for the both of us. Waited as other guest that arrived atlest a half hour after us and still got ALL their food before us. We ended up asking for the manager after the waiter came out with stakes for the couple that was seated a half an hr later than us! An hour later..... They ended up boxing our food and was on the house of course........What a bad experience and I think more should have been done to accommodate us. I use to buy gift cards to the place for family I liked it so much. Have to say I won’t be back again won’t be referring anyone in the future. All in all a bottle of wine would have been nice or something more than “jacks to go” on valentine’s
An old establishment - quite characteristic of Albany. The building the restaurant is in is historic; the business has been around for 100 years.
- Staff is very well trained
- Drink service at the bar
- Food is delicious
- Interior lighting is uncomfortably bright to cater to older patrons
- Speed of service is subpar
- 30 minutes and 1 reminder to be seated at a table with prior reservation
- After being seated:
- 10 minutes to get water
- 30 minutes to place order for drinks+appetizer+entree
- 50 minutes to get a bottle of wine
- 1 hour to get bread at the table
- 1:20 to get appetizer
- 1:45 to get dinner (by which time we simply took it to go).
- 5 minutes to get the check, sign, and leave.
Very good experience. My girlfriend and I enjoyed our dinner.
Exceptional meal and dining experience. The food was excellent and the presentation was outstanding. The service was terrif8c- attentive without being rushed.
World Class venue and traditional Albany hospitality!
Excellent food and service
The boat chowder is a must starter
Highly recommend this restaurant
Jacks ntable cuisine... the seafood and steak were delicious . Vegan fare is bland. Very pricey.
I love Jack's and go whenever I can. The wait staff is great, the owner is always around to make sure everything was good. The food is excellent, the prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is perfect. I love their Seafood soup!!!! That's a must have every time I go.
I am not from this area and we wanted to celebrate. It was a good choice, food great and so was service. If I go back to this area, I will definitely go back.
Outstanding food and service as always. Looking forward to our next visit!
Jack's is a reliable standout in Albany. We had the pleasure of Leon's service on Friday. He is an energetic and efficient waiter. Brad roams the floor and checks in on everyone at some point. The personal attention is genuinely appreciated. To say that Jack's is a local gem is an understatement. The ambiance is exquisite and the menu is refined. Entrée preparations are thoughtful and balanced. Desserts are charming. As appropriate for dinner after work any night of the week as it is to celebrate an occasion. Step into history and prepare to be taken care of.
Always love Jack's! The service is terrific, the food is always lovely. I love the selections. We always consider this a place to go when we want something special.
Fantastic Meal, Great Service. Our server was fanatic he made the meal special
Our server was totally inattentive throughout the whole night. Luckily, we were sitting near the bar and we were able to get other waiters to help us out. He seemed too spread out geographically and never made it to our table. Wine list is seriously lacking. There are only a few choices and none of them were good.
Great old style bar and restaurant. Food and service were excellent.
Great food; impeccable service. A wonderful place for fine dining.
Even though it was a very cold night the atmosphere at jacks was comfy and cozy. I lived ths portions and the food was prepared how we ordered. The waiter was friendly and had a great attitude. Thank you
Outstanding , great setting and service. Can’t wait to go back.
Great atmosphere and spot on steaks. High class. Been there a few times and Jack’s is consistently worth the trip!
The food at Jack's was great, and definitely the best part of the experience. The service was good, but after checking far too often in our first few minutes, there was a lengthy gap before we were finally able to order. The atmosphere and decor are classic, but a bit cold; literally and figuratively.
The food was delicious. Unfortunately, it was a very cold evening and where we sat it was drafty. But I'll go back. It made our celebration very special.
Brad and family have maintained the same level of good service for decades. The food quality is notable and there is no substitute for the service the staff provides.
Delicious meal after a show at the Times Union Center... Great service!
Jack's is a fantastic local venue in downtown Albany, NY. This is a nice place to dine for lunch. They have the usual lunch fare on their menu and also feature specials. My favorite is when they serve a lunch dish with two different kinds of fish. Their soups are absolutely amazing as well.
I would recommended any of their beef or seafood dishes for dinner. The steaks are always cooked to perfection and the seafood is fresh. The portions are perfect and everything is served in a delightful presentation. I ordered a lobster tail the other night and it was literally the biggest lobster tail I have ever dined on!
I cannot say enough about the wonderful staff of Jack's Oyster House. Everyone is professional, welcoming and friendly. Jack's is a place where you get the fine dining experience from every angle. I highly recommend.
The service and our waiter were excellent, other then that, the experience was disappointing. The atmosphere is dreary at best. The restaurant is in need of a serious make over. Everything just seemed dark and cold with very little color anywhere. It was also very cold temperature wise. We were freezing the whole time.
The food was excellent but extremely overpriced. I understand going to a higher end restaurant is going to be expensive but there were only 2 of us and a five year old. Our bill including tax and tip was over $180.00. That is insane! The portions were rather small also, especially the salad, for the money spent.
We were looking for a restaurant close to the Times Union Center and were intrigued by the reviews & History behind Jack's. Yes, it is expensive, but the service & quality of the food was exceptional - 4 of us had lunch before the TSO show. My wife wanted oyster stew, which was not on the menu. No problem! They whipped up a great oyster stew for her on the spot. I took a chance on the crab cakes (I never order crab cakes unless I'm in MD)and was rewarded with 2 moist cakes filled with crab and just enough breading to tie it all together. Of course, we all had raw oysters as well - Bluepoint - fresh & sweet. We informed the staff as we came in that we had a show to go to & they had us out in plenty of time without feeling rushed.
Our waiter was excellent, this is the third year we have gone to Jacksfor Christmas... it was excellent.
Visited Jacks for Christmas. Food was delicious and service was attentive. Will go back again for dinner.
Great restaurant with awesome food especially the steak. Service is always excellent.