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The Point Restaurant & Lounge

4.8
4.8
275 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 729-5383

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    http://www.bmtmgt.com/catering/

  • Private party facilities

    Let us take the hassle out of your next event! Whether it’s an after work social, private dinner, bridal brunch, baby shower, or bachelor party, we have the perfect space for you, as well as a culinary team that can put together a perfect menu for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (518) 729-5383

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Contemporary Italian

  • Upstate New York

    Best Overall

  • Upstate New York

    Best Value

  • Upstate New York

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Upstate New York

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JD

    JDunk

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were attentive and our party did not feel rushed at all. New food menu items were so delicious! Will definitely be coming back soon.
  2. SM

    SeanM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here and expected a good experience due to existing reviews but it exceeded expectations by far. This was one of the best restaurant experiences we’ve had in the area. The food and drinks were amazing and we loved the ambiance as well. We’ll absolutely be going back soon!
  3. LB

    LisaB

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and delicious food and drinks! Highly recommend. Will go back for sure!
  4. b

    barrys

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service delicious food reasonable prices a true gem in the capital District a must try if you’ve not been there before Or come back and experience wonderful fun evening
  5. R

    Rach

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was awesome! The food was great, the actual place itself is beautiful and the service was perfect! I will be coming back
  6. JS

    JeffS

    New York Area

    107 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    unpretenious gathering place with lots of room, halfway between local watering hole and step up dining. Our waiter Thomas was quite enrtertaining. Good for a family celebration.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pizza we've had in Albany!
  8. S

    Senghe06

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great meal! Also very kid friendly. We ate outside on a gorgeous day.
  9. VM

    VictoriaM

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Didnt know it would be a buffet for Mothers Day. When we got there at 1 oclock, the trays were empty or filled with dried out crusty food. They were replacing with new food (slowly) and did get new salmon and gnocchi (both good) but everything else was inedible. All this for $42 per person plus tax and tip. We got ripped off.
  10. LK

    LauraK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and drinks. Not your typical menu. Definitely recommend.
  11. MC

    MelissaC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as always... had great service as well and overall great night out with friends!
  12. LK

    LauraK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is great. The food was excellent! Not the usual pub food and not a franchise. Good service, good atmosphere. Look forward to going back. Definitely recommend this restaurant.
  13. LG

    LoriG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter Brunch-it was lovely. Food was delicious, with a lot of variety. Our server took very good care of us.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to dinner with my daughter during a college visit. Sat at high tables along the windows. Ambience was great, service was great and we’ll be back if we ever get back to the Albany area.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was delicious. Service was good for the most part. It felt like they were rushing the meal to provide the table to next reservation. Atmosphere was very loud, too loud for a date night.
  16. S

    Sunshine

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to enjoy good food, great drinks. Very friendly staff.
  17. GS

    GabriellaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken parm with bottle of wine is amazing! Love The Point, such a cute hole in the wall restaurant
  18. J

    Jazz

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service & friendly wait staff. Food was delicious & drinks were pleasant.
  19. NG

    NicoleG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Great food. Great drinks. Great experience overall. 10/10 recommend
  20. K

    Kelly

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were glad to see that The Pointe has rebounded since Summer 2022 when we believe staffing shortage issues, etc. we’re affecting the overall experience. Food, particularly the pork shop special was amazing! Service was good. The gentlemen serving as host/manager has a particularly engaging personality and upon noticing our server was slammed took our drink order himself, let us know the specials, and gave the recommendation on the one my husband ended up loving. Will be back!
  21. RA

    RobA

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to the point several times and this time did not disappoint. Everyone loved their food and we had a great time.
  22. AG

    ArtG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Excellent as usual. Our waiter was a little distracted. Excellent food, served hot! Was our anniversary dinner.
  23. SG

    SaraG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, cocktails, food, happy hour, and ambiance were all wonderful. Our expectations were exceeded.
  24. K

    Khoff

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and service was excellent. Definitely will go back.
  25. AT

    AnnetteT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks, and service were excellent!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall a great experience. Food and drinks were delicious and our server Thomas was a delight. It was a little loud. I can't wait to go back.
  27. EB

    EvBu

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great. Went for Valentine's Day and there was a special menu, everything was great. Definitely want to go again to try their regular menu!
  28. S

    Sara

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The point was awesome can not wait to go back!!!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Our waiter Thomas was very attentive especially to our toddler on Valentine’s Day. Accommodate her request for a special off the menu item. However our portions were incredibly small, the chicken dish was over cooked. The Point is always my go to for special occasions. Though the last two visit have been less than how I remember pre-COVID. I’ll keep trying 😊
  30. K

    Katelyn

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Point is always one of our favorite spots for dinner, last night was especially outstanding. The Valentine’s Day weekend had made the night especially busy and the manager and staff handled it with grace. The manager, Tisean, was especially attentive with seating guests, taking and bringing drink orders, and making sure we were enjoying our food and experience. Our waiter was also lovely and was able to answer all our questions about the menu. They were even kind in comping an appetizer for us when our food was taking a while to come from the kitchen (it is one of the busiest days of the year!) It was honestly one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in Albany. Thank you all.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so great from the moment we walked in... the manager was so friendly and welcoming and continued to check on us and ensure we were having the best experience! Had been here before and the ambiance and service has improved tremendously. We started with the sangria and spiced pear Manhattan both which were very tasty. We shared the ciabatta with ricotta as an app and we were both so impressed, such great value for such a delicious plate! Then we both got the steak which was seasoned very well and was cooked perfectly. We made sure, however, to save room for the tiramisu at the end which more than met our expectations. If you’re looking for a nice, low key, yet high quality meal this is the place to go. We will definitely be back soon!
  32. ML

    MaureenL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find !!! Stopped for dinner on our way home from a day of cross country skiing at Lapland Lake in the Adirondacks
  33. KM

    KayleeM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service we especially loved happy hour!
  34. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was very good especially on New Year's eve. Would go back. Recommend The Point to everyone who loves good food.
  35. l

    ljuman82

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two friends and I made a reservation for dinner. We were seated immediately and our server was very friendly and quick! Food & drinks came out quickly and everything was delicious! I’ve dined at the Point for years and will continue to come back. The ambiance and environment are always great, drinks are phenomenal and food is always delicious!
  36. PR

    PatriciaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is great, but they could do without the jazz music. It’s too loud and everyone has to shout over it.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Too loud and food was just ok
  38. SR

    SandraR

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and a delightful server named Simon.
  39. AV

    AnthonyV

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and great prices
  40. TR

    TR250

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food overall was very good as was the service. It is a bit noisy if you’re looking to have a quiet night out.

FAQs

The Point Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.8 stars by 275 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Point Restaurant & Lounge

1100 Madison Ave Albany, NY 12208

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (518) 729-5383

  • Catering

    http://www.bmtmgt.com/catering/

  • Private party facilities

    Let us take the hassle out of your next event! Whether it’s an after work social, private dinner, bridal brunch, baby shower, or bachelor party, we have the perfect space for you, as well as a culinary team that can put together a perfect menu for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (518) 729-5383

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