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Reel Seafood Co

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693 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am–10:30 pm
Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(518) 458-2068
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lee Dupont
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Catering
We offer a delicious catering menu, which we'll deliver and setup for you. Please contact Linda Dagostino at (518) 458-2068
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wolf Road in Colonie
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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.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We are offering a Buffet Brunch from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The price is $35, includes tax, does not include gratuity. Children 5-12 are $15 includes tax, does not include gratuity. We will also be offering our Raw Bar with additional individual pricing. Our full Dinner Menu will be available at 3:00pm.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 693 People Are Saying
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4.3
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Perfect setting for Sunday brunch with friends! Our server ,Frank, was very accommodating.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Service was great. Food was so so and a bit expensive- $37 for 5 broiled scallops, a side and a sauce. A bit pricey.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I eat there because of the fresh seafood and oysters...
Al

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The menu selection was excellent. The service was excellent. However, my meal, Sesame Tuna, was only average. Primarily that was because the quality of the tuna was only average. The wasabi risotto was only average at best - too thick, gummy and ineffectively spiced (same for the tuna). The bread was excellent. The Cioppino was huge which is not an indicator of quality My guests made no complaints, but also made no exclamations such as "this is wonderful." So I must conclude that their meal was only average as well. So I would say 2.5 stars out of 5.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was good a service excellent. The ambiance was pleasant. Loved the fish tank.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

A great date night spot for my wife and me, and we live an hour and forty five minutes away! Everything we have ever had here has been absolutely delicious and very pleasing on the eyes. The only problem we have ever had was choosing what to order from the many amazing menu items.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Have been here many times in the past enjoying good food & service. Unfortunately, Easter Sunday dinner was a disappointing disaster. Two of the meals were not cooked to the correct temperature. The filet mignon had to be replaced twice eventually taking 20 minutes. By this time the rest of the table had finished their meals. My family member left without eating. The meal was overpriced & lacked the quality we were used to seeing in the past. My future return to Reel Seafood for now is in question.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

had a good time, menu for Easter brunch very limited, but we were able to get items not on menu due to our helpful waitress. live music was nice but a little loud. wasn't too crowded so we didn't wait long for our food and portions were generous.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wonderful as always...my salmon was delicious. I always start out with yummy oysters. My friend really enjoyed his filet mignon. He said it was as good as that from a steakhouse.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This is my 6th visit for brunch and somehow it just seemed off. The waiter was good but when I gave my order for soup as an appetizer and wanted to peruse the menu a little, he just stood there andwanted my whole order, which I really was not ready to give. So anyway, in a quick decision, I ordered the Kobi hamburger. What was I crazy??? Bad choice. No real flavor and it will never be the choice again. Get the fish sandwich. Husband had the salmon sandwich and brother had the grouper, both excellent choices, to my chagrin. The clam chowder is very good. Much louder than it has been in past. $$ but my wonderful hubbie picked up the bill. Over $100 with appetizers and one person drinking alcohol for 3 persons.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went with friends. We enjoyed the Sunday Brunch. Take Two was playing - the music was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I have been to Reel Seafood, but this was the first time I went to brunch. I brought my boyfriend, son and parents. Our server was excellent, the portions were very generous and the relaxing music was lovely. The only feedback I have is we had reservations for 11 a.m. and we had to wait in our cars (and several other cars) for the doors to open. I think the restaurant should open at 10:45 a.m. if they are accepting an 11 a.m. reservation.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The wedge salad had so much blue cheese it was not good. One of the dishes had to go back due to no flavor. One of the steaks was over cooked.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I am from out of town, but have been coming here for ... decades (!?). Solid choice for business or pleasure. Seafood is top notch. Very pleasant ambience. Great bartenders if you are a solo diner.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

One of our favorite seafood restaurants. Can’t miss

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The meals where overpriced and the portions where small. Also, I did not care for the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Second time at the establishment. Staff was friendly despite being very busy on a friday night. Bar was packed. Food was excellent. One of the few truly nice restauarants in the Wolf rd area.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great meal and service!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great Oyster Happy Hour

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Management was incredibly rude

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Lunch was delicious. Clam chowder was creamy with great taste and seasoning. Bacon on top was a bonus. Shrimp Po Boy on wrap was great! Well stuffed and tasty. Swordfish sandwich was delicious. Perfectly cooked.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Even though it was a slow Monday, the dining room was loud. It is a loud room.The oysters were devine; beet salad delicious and the mussels were the best since Brussels.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I’d only recommend this place for the raw seafood bar. Everything else was fair at best. My husband is over 6 ft and we ordered multiple dishes and they put us at a tiny table that was super wabbly. We had to ask to switch to a bigger space. My wine glass and utensils were also very dirty (so gross). I’d rather avoid chain restaurants, but Red Lobster would more likely be the better value! Overall this place has gone downhill since the last time I’ve been in.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We went to celebrate my daughter's 18th birthday, just 4 people. The waitress was very nice but I think that the host and hostess fell a little short. One of our dishes (the lobster risotto) came out a little cold. I understand that it was busy, but a restaurant like this should be prepared for a busy night. Also, I dislike that the happy hour is limited to the bar area, so you cannot order from it if you are in the dining area. We asked for a table near the bar but even with a reservation they couldn't accommodate us. I did mention that we were celebrating a birthday in my reservation but they seemed unaware of it until I mentioned it. I guess I will have to be much more detailed when I make a reservation.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The location is near by with plenty of parking. The appetizer selection is very extensive for a seafood restaurant. All though I have some favorites, they are always coming up with new dishes that I try. Great place to take out of town guests for a nice dinner that is close to airport and some of the better hotels in our area.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We come here often--ever since it was first called REAL SEAFOOD (long before the renovation). We have had some wonderful servers, but none better than Colleen, who is a gem. I wish we could come on nights when she is there all the time, but we travel from NYC to Vermont and have little choice. The food is great, the oysters superb and we look forward to returning in a few weeks. (When Colleen is not there, we hope to see Jennifer, who is also one of our favorites!)

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food and service!

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Someone from the restaurant brought us water then it took a half an hour to get a drink. The waiter who was a child kept flirting with my date. He was shaking our hands. Then our food came out cold. The fish needed to be deboned and my scallops were cold. I won’t be going back anytime soon. I left a tip however im not sure why.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Food was tasty this time around. Was not very good last summer but looks like they turned things around.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Affordable, fish was fresh, service attentive but not over bearing. Hot buns were great - warm, fresh yeasty. Fish & Chips - a little heavy on the "chips" and a little light on the "Chips" but crisp and flavorful. Calamari presentation was imaginative and tasty. Festive ambiance, a place for fun dinning.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day Dinner!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 10, 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.

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!!

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