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About Reel Seafood Co

Welcome to Reel Seafood Company. Year after year, we're voted the #1 Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar in the Capital Region. We've been serving the freshest seafood and steaks for over 30 years, since 1984.

Our seafood is shipped in daily from the finest seafood purveyors, never frozen, from sustainable supplies. You'll know after your first bite that we mean fresh. You dish will be simply prepared and delicious.


We also serve the choicest steaks and chicken, have the largest raw bar in New York's Capital Region and a wide selection of beer, wine and cocktails.

195 Wolf Rd.
Albany, NY 12205
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Wolf Road in Colonie

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 458-2068

Website:
http://www.reelseafoodco.com/

Catering:
We offer a delicious catering menu, which we'll deliver and setup for you. Please contact Linda Dagostino at (518) 458-2068

Executive Chef:
Alan Maki

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
If you have a reason to gather, we have a place to host it. We can facilitate corporate events, sales meetings, seminars, fundraising events, holiday parties, birthday parties, bridal shower, baby shower, rehearsal dinners, retirement/anniversary parties, bar/bat mitzvah and more. Call Linda Dagostino at (518) 458-2068 for more information.

Reel Seafood Co Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
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Good for Groups (12)
Romantic (12)
Business Meals (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Healthy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Fun (4)
Seasonal (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Every time we return lately we are more impressed. They've added a lot of new items to the menu, so you will not get bored. They have a new pecan (almond?) encrusted grouper with a leek cream sauce over mashed potatoes. I opted to skip the nuts and just had the grouper grilled but with the rest of the ingredients. It was delicious! The leek sauce had very thin leek frizzles on top. One of the other guests fish dishes came out cold, but the server brought it back in immediately and came right back out with it the appropriate temp. It was a very busy night (Friday in Lent) so no points lost for one cold dish. The other dishes were great. Staff is great about accommodating changes to the menu.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Truly enjoyed the quality, dinner, and ambiance.
Fish was very fresh.
Services was great.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great dinner. The chowder is amazing and their salads are beautiful and fresh. We can also recommend the cioppino. Reel Seafood is a restaurant that thankfully still serves complimentary bread and it's a highlight unto itself. The rolls come piping hot with three accoutrements -- olive oil/vinegar, whipped butter, and then a special butter (this night, it was blackberry and disappeared quickly). The service is wonderful. The ambiance is comfortable and friendly, but nice for a special occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day Dinner!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Reel Seafood was a real pleasure to dine at. I had the LeGrande special - shrimp, haddock and scallops with beurre blanc. The entree was perfectly cooked and tasted very fresh. My wife had fish and chips which had a lovely light crust and an excellent flavor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great time had by all on Valentines Day!!! Had lobsters and they were cooked to perfection! Excellent service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Enjoyed the food, lots of gluten free options, great fresh seafood. My daughter attends college in the area and I will go back whenever we visit her.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first visit to Reel Seafood and we will not return.
We had a reservation, seated late.
The main room was way too bright with lighting, so we sat in a smaller room which was much nicer, but not a lot of seating. The menu was very expensive for the amount of food included, only 1 side dish. My husband's fish was very dry and he needed to ask for sauce to flavor it.
The kitchen was backed up and the server apologized a few times, but never offered to give us anything complimentary during our wait & we had asked, since she kept asking us if we wanted anything.
We will not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had coconut shrimp and it was burnt. Also had lobster Mac and cheese, but couldn’t find the lobster.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Absolutely loved the food, the staff was very nice, the food was done in a timely manner, it was clean and I recommend it to anybody for any occasion!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I was in the Albany area for business and picked this restaurant based on the online reviews. I was a bit disappointed. The clam chowder should be labeled "potato chowder" (potato pieces were numerous and cut too large; you had to really search to find a piece of clam). For my entree, I ordered the sesame tuna. The waiter said "we serve it rare, is that OK with you?". I said of course. The presentation of the dish was excellent and the flavors were superb BUT, the tuna was cooked MEDIUM at best! So, food not bad, but they have work to do to get above 3 stars.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very pleased with our entire experience. Staff was courteous and attentive. Food was on point. Highly recommend the raw bar. Outstanding oysters!!!. Quiet and pleasant dining atmosphere. Would highly recommend and will definitely return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Late-night Find
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice meal. I don't like to write reviews and usually get bored reading them, I'll make mine short.
Appetizers: steamed clams were cooked perfectly, king crab legs also cooked perfectly and were delicious, clam chowder and butternut bisque outstanding. We were starving. We also love to cook which is why we rarely eat out.
Entrees: Diver scallops for wife, I got the almond encrusted grouper. I picked my entree from looking at the table near us. They all got that entree and it looked marvelous.
The scallops were fantastic, the grouper was ok. It was missing flavor but was good. To me it looked like it was going to be awesome, so I was a little disappointed.
We had wine for drinks and water.
Dessert: tiramisu, outstanding! Two things about this night were fascinating
1. The amount of food two folks our age can consume
2. How really terrific everything was, from soup to nuts as the saying goes.
Our server was top notch, very attentive and pleasant. Wonderful!
We decided to give the place a try, my wife made reservations using open table and to my surprise it worked perfectly.
The whole experience was terrific.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent, server could have been a bit more attentive.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Delicious food, beautiful decor :)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The sea bass and the tuna were delicious. The combination of flavors were fabulous. Our server Kristine was very attentive and you could tell she enjoys working at Reel Seafood.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Not only was our food cold when it arrived but my chilean sea bass was not cooked properly. The waiter was helpful in assisting me with a replacement in which I choose the stuffed haddock. When it arrived, all I saw was a plate full of bread stuffing dumped on top of the fish. Not wanting to send it back, all that was worth eating was the fish. Our waiter Peter appeared to be a little frazzled and rushed as he worked the room. Felt he should have at least asked if we needed anything else before running off. Overall, this was my 2nd time eating here and my last. What should have been a good date night for my fiance and I, ended up being a disappointment.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

It was simply awful.

The fish was excellent, the rest of the experience was poor at best.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Real Seafood has been a go-to staple for years. Great venue for a business gathering. Top quality and consistency. Very professional waitstaff. Central Location, easy parking, etc.

Can't miss with this place.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great salad and bread. Seafood was fresh. My only complaint was that my Brussels sprouts were dry.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Year's Eve. With reservations we still waited 15 minutes for our table. As a couple we were seated in the loudest part of the restaurant, despite the fact I chose date night while making the reservation. I have never felt so rushed at a restaurant before. Once seated we irserrd wine, an appetizer and our entree. We had just eaten one piece of our Appetizer and the entree arrived. From being seated to entree, no lie, 20-30 minutes. The seafood lasagne my husband had was really good.
The almond encrusted Grouper I had, left a lot to be desired. It was over cooked, the sauce was bland and the mashed potatoes were an after thought. At least the raw Oyster selection was fantastic as usual. Our waitress was great. It'll be awhile before we go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Server was well prepared for the New Years Eve crowd. As was the kitchen. The food was delicious and timed well. A reliable and consistent, quality meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a very nice New Years Eve dinner. The chef made up a pasta and clams for my wife even though it wasn't on the menu. We will be back soon.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I expected more in terms of flavor. The food was fairly bland and my husband’s salmon was dry. Table was very small and it was essentially like we were dining with the table next to us. It is unfortunately likely that we won’t be back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, just a wonderful place to celebrate. The lobster risotto never disappoints, and the LeGrande Special (haddock, shrimp and scallops) was perfectly prepared. A special way to end the year.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great Food and Great Service and has improved over past year with creative cuisine

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

WE HAD A NEW YEARS EVE BRUNCH. THEY HAD A LIMITED BRUNCH MENU WHICH WAS VERY CREATIVE BUT I PREFER THE REGULAR BRUNCH MENU. THE MUSIC WAS A JAZZ GROUP WHICH WE ENJOYED VERY MUCH.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere. We really enjoyed our time here. I haven’t been here in a while. Seemed updated and popular place. We will definitely go back again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was our first time dining out on Christmas Eve and we weren't really sure what to expect. The table reserved for us through Open Table was perfect, the service was excellent (personable, attentive and thoughtful) and the food was superb. A great evening and a memorable meal made for a holiday event.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 24, 2017

First impression was bad. Three women at the reception desk and not one would look up to acknowledge us. Finally, the youngest of the three escorted us to our table. Our waitress, Christine, was so much more cordial than the hostess. But as soon as a table of eight showed up, our tiny table for two became unimportant, as did my urge to tip. No big deal. I’m sure the table of eight made up for that. Merry Christmas! Food was very good. No complaints there. Will probably not return next time we are in town.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I have to say I was so disappointed in temperature (Very Cold) of the area we sat in next to a window.
The food was excellent and our waitress was Great. I told the waitress about being cold and she said that she would turn the heat up. I found out later from the manager when I asked again that the heat was not working the day before and that it still was not fixed the day after???
Being cold was not what I wanted when paying a lot of money for a meal. I feel that they knew that something was wrong with this area and they still sat us here when they could have placed us in and area that had heat.
I sat and ate my meal with a coat on not enjoying my meal due to the cold.
I feel that Reel Seafood let us down. We were looking for a nice dinner together instead the two of us froze.
Have to say this was unacceptable!!!! to us and just maybe the last time we ever go here. Guess what is really disturbing is that they knew their was not heat yet they still seated us in and area on a cold night next to a window with not hear in the area !!!!!!!
Not the way customers should be treated!!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Our food was tasty and the service was exceptional!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My overall experience was awful. My husband ordered the Oscar Omelet that was asparagus, crab and Gouda with a hollandaise sauce. The asparagus was undercooked, no Gouda and no sauce. My home fries were cold and undercooked. My son’s chicken fingers were so tough he had to chew it with his chocolate milk. There was little to no interaction with the waitress, Santa came by our table more often than she did.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent staff, food, and drinks. Reasonably priced, and a overall beautiful restaurant! Will definitely be returning!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

As always, the service was great, as was the dish I ordered. The Lobster Risotto was delicious, as was the clam chowder. My Table Attendant was courteous and attentive, but not hovering. Their rolls are warm and fresh and there is almost always an interesting selection of specialty butters to go with them.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We just returned from Boston and came running back here for better seafood than the coast! Love Reel Seafood Co, you’re the best! No need to travel out of town for fresh seafood.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Crab cake all bread. Ceasar salad mediocre
Rolls in bread basket really chewy crust.
Service inconsistent during time we were there. Super noisy even though requested a quiet table. A lot of money for poor quality food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent for both casual and more intimate dining. Food and service is excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The themed brunches are very unique and enjoyable. Ambiance is lovely.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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