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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

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4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
Good for Birthdays (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Casual (15)
Business Meals (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Romantic (12)
Authentic (11)
Fun (10)
Healthy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Live Music (6)
Cozy (5)
Great Beer (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Medium rare instead of medium well. Cold crab legs. Side dish never served. Small servings. Way overpriced.Good waitress and manager. But overall bad experience.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was ok this time. Been there once before and the food was great and the waitress made the experience lots of fun. This time we had decent food and decent service. But not great. Had to ask a couple of times for salt, pepper, lemons. Asked for a couple of extra rolls, but they were not given. There was not a lot of meat in the lobster which is not something they can control, but for the most part the food was good. I agree with others that the lobster mac and cheese is so rich it is amost too much. It is expensive for a family and we were celebrating a special occasion. It would be nice to feel like we were there celebrating a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great service, we hit Wednesday prime rib night, outstanding rib!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Staff friendly, food delicious. Pricy, little portions on the seafood tower which was $60

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Best food I have ever had there. Service was perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I have been here several times in the past. The food seems not of the same quality as on previous visits.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was wonderful. Service was also wonderful. I had the Chilean sea bass with potatoes and corn - chef's choice and it was delicious. Can't wait to go back there and yet other dinner options

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent Calamari, had grilled swordfish and partner had poached salmon both were excellent and presented well. The bread is addicting and the caramel pistachio butter was delicious. I would recommend this place and can't wait to return.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

We have been to Reel Seafood several times and every meal and dining experience has been exceptional.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

This was the first time at Reel Seafood and it was great. Normally we had to go to MA or ME for good seafood. The service was excellent and the food came out in a timely manner. Will definitely go there again and with friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We stay at a neighboring hotel annually when a friend and I make a trip to the Saratoga Racetrack. Have come to look forward to dining here as part of our 3 day mini-vacation. Food and service good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Good, not exceptional food. Service times were appropriate and the server was very pleasant. The restaurant has live music. Although the group was very good they were a little loud for the space. Overall a typical restaurant experience.

Tags: Live Music, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The service was spot on, the food was delicious. I expect this from a restaurant; afterall, their business is the restaurant and it has to be good.

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

As always, we had a wonderful meal. I had the pan-seard Chilean sea bass, flaky and moist to perfection my wife had the lobster risotto, and loved every bite. Can't wait to come back again!

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

My DH and I have been here previously for our anniversary. This time we were celebrating a birthday with our young adult children. Sarah, our waitress, was very personable and offered suggestions. We had reservations but arrived half-hour early and were promptly seated. We did have to wait for our daughter to drive up from college. Food was excellent and fresh. It is pricey but worth the trip for special occasions. Have only been there for dinner so can't comment on lunch and/or bar activity.
With so many "fish" places, Reel Fish is the real deal!! We come back again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Cozy, Scenic View, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Rise overcooked on the Jambalaya, and needed to add lots of salt.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The service was great but the food was not. Several mains came out with luke-warm proteins. The value for money is not there. We suspected that some of the fish had been frozen as the texture was off and they had a fishy taste. There are better and more reliable choices in Albany.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food was excellent! Subday brunch was exceptional-best in the area!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Love coming here food is always good however, our waiter last night was not good. He was older, sweating pretty heavily and was not very attentive. Had to wait a while for each drink.

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

Slow service. Took over an hour after orders were placed. Cajun swordfish was over cooked and under seasoned. Overall we were not impressed with any of our 4 meals.

Overall the quality of the food does not justify the high prices.

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

The Happy Hour special appetizers were outstanding. Both meals terrific, fish and chips were a match for any coastal town. The waitstaff at the bar and table side engaged us in conversation and we were warmly greeted on our arrival. definitely an enjoyable experience. Many more menu items we are looking forward to trying.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

This was our first visit. Our table was ready when we arrived. My swordfish was cooked properly, not dried out. My fiancee's crusted sole was way over cooked. Our server, although nice and pleasant, wasn't very attentive. I don't know if if she was overwhelmed with table or what what was going on but we would have preferred to have her visit more often. If it wasn't for the fact that the food took a while to come out I would have had them replace the sole. We spoke to the management before we left and they were very receptive and apologetic. Since I already paid for the bill they gave us a respectable gift certificate to come back and give them a second chance. We will do that since we are seafood lovers and the menu has a respectable selection of items.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Reel Seafood has very good seafood and the service is excellent as well as friendly. My husband and I visited for a casual lunch. The server brought us their wonderful warm rolls with a trio of olive oil, butter and berry spread. I had the swordfish with broccoli and my husband had the cajun chicken and shrimp oscar. Both entrees were delicious and the fish and chicken were moist and tender. The portions are a bit small, but were certainly adequate for lunch. The restaurant was quite empty and therefore more quiet and enjoyable than the usual more noisy atmosphere. Overall, Reel Seafood is a good choice for fresh fish in our area a certainly worth a visit.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Thank you! Our meal was fabulous & the staff were incredibly professional!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

The food was good but way over priced for what we got. there are many other places you can go to get seafood just as good for way less.

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

My family and I had a wonderful time and the food was very good. Job well done and Frank did well with his service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We had a lovely meal and the numerous gluten-free options marked on the menu was much appreciated. It was, however, fortunate that I questioned the garnish on the lobster tail in the lobster risotto. Turned out the restaurant knew the item as garnished was in fact not g-f but the menu had not been corrected and the server had not been made aware of this. Without the bread crumb garnish the dish was great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

I've been there 3 times recently - once for lunch and twice for dinner. All 3 experiences were excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We sat outside and Wolf Rd was noisy .We sat outside and Wolf Rd was noisy .We sat outside and Wolf Rd was noisy .We sat outside and Wolf Rd was noisy .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We had the best lobster since we were in Maine last summer!!! Your lobster special on Mondays is a great deal!!! #0% off!!! Wow! We'll be back soon!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We have been going to real seafood for many years. Every time we go we are amazed at the level of service. The food selections are amazing and genuine creations of fusions that the chef comes up with. The drinks are above average of any place I've ever gone

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

It was ok. Nothing special. Nothing terrible. Although my husband wasn't especially fond of his meal. Sea bass he said was "wet".

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

It's a great place for seafood. We always get the fresh blue point Oysters to start, highly recommend the baked lobster dinner or cioppino.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food was great and our waitress was wonderful. Lobster risotto was delicious (lobster abundant and perfectly cooked). Nephew got the lobster bake which was terrific. Again lobster perfectly cooked and the clams were so tender. Even my non-seafood loving nephew was happy as he was able to get a good steak. I plan to go back again soon and have already recommended to friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Time and time again this place has proven to be a great high end option. This will always be our special place for all our special occasions. Well done!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Delicious meals. We were all very happy with our selections. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We have been to the Reel Seafood a number of times... and this time was VERY disappointing. The service was slow. The Lobster Bake special was overcooked, and everything was bland and mushy. The lobster had a weird bleachy taste. The scallops were over cooked to a rubber consistency. The apps came and then we waited, waited 40 minutes for dinner ...
When the bill came it was wrong and we were overcharged with an app we did not order, we waited 15 minutes and when the bill came back it was still wrong with a duplicate charge for an app we did order. It was over 30 minutes to get a correct bill. It was not worth the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We had lobster bake. We're very disappointed since clams and lobsters were over cooked. You used to bake them perfectly!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We dined here in March for my husband's birthday dinner. Had a great meal. Our next visit was for Father's Day dinner and we noticed immediately that the menu was totally different and the prices were much higher. When we mentioned to our server about the change in menu she told us that there were new owners which explained it. The food was excellent and we were very pleased with our meals and the server was very attentive. They do have a reward program and we received money off of our bill from our March visit. That is a big plus. We might consider going back here for a special occasion, but once a year!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I went there for Father's Day to treat my sweetie for a great dinner. I have been there many times taking my group of girlfriends for lunch. Never disappointed! The staff are exceptionally welcoming. The waitresses are excellent. I had Bethany this time waiting on us and she couldn't have been more accommodating. Carolyn greeted us and she was great. We got the table we requested via the reservation made through Open Table. I love a place who will de-shell my full lobster!!!! Food was fantastic and fresh. Big change from many years ago when I wouldn't be able to say it was such a super restaurant. It is truly just that now! You can purchase vouchers through Groupon and there are several coupons available in the clipper for lunch and dinner, except on holidays. If you want a delicious seafood meal or great ahi tuna salad and more, definitely go to Reel Seafood.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Authentic, Fun, Healthy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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