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Yono's RestaurantYono's Restaurant
912 reviews
Contemporary American | Albany, Upstate New York

Excellent food and service. We celebrated a special occasion in style at Yono’s. We met Yono as he took time to greet his guests. Overall experience was a WOW! More

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Athos RestaurantAthos Restaurant
1116 reviews
Greek | Albany, Upstate New York

Nice place. Food was good. Service was great. Authentic Greek restaurant with interesting menu. More

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Angelo's 677 PrimeAngelo's 677 Prime
1841 reviews
Steakhouse | Albany, Upstate New York

Wonderful pre show dinner. Our waiter Tim walked us through the menu as this was our first time at this restaurant. More

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Tala American BistroTala American Bistro
475 reviews
American | Albany, Upstate New York

I can't believe this Bistro has been here for 5 years and we never went here. Excellent food, atmosphere, service and happy hour value! Our server was the bartender and she did an awesome job taking care of us! The bring your own bottle of wine night on Mondays is a great idea, it can save you a little money while providing you your favorite libation! We did not try any entrees yet but if they are as good as the apps. I am sure they will be awesome! We will definitely put this restaurant on our go to list! Thanks for everything Tala bistro! :)) More

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Cafe CapriccioCafe Capriccio
1172 reviews
Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

Nice and cozy table. Service was outstanding. Eggplant appetizers were delicious. Portions were perfect. Very nice experience! More

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Nicole's RestaurantNicole's Restaurant
86 reviews
Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

We had an excellent experience at Nicole's on Tuesday evening. Food, service, and ambiance were outstanding!! More

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Texas de Brazil - AlbanyTexas de Brazil - Albany
1710 reviews
Steakhouse | Albany, Upstate New York

Had a fantastic night out with my husband. Our waitress was amazing and kind. I would definitely be seated at her table more often . Food was amazing and cooked just right. Bartender was very helpful with helping us pick out a wine choice for the night. I will always recommend this location. More

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Black & Blue Steak and Crab - AlbanyBlack & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany
770 reviews
Steakhouse | Albany, Upstate New York

Absolutely fantastic! Best steak around!! Found this place based on reviews. It absolutely did not disappoint! The service was impeccable and the food outstanding. Everything is fresh and delicious. The presentation and ambiance amazing. More

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MezzaNotte RestaurantMezzaNotte Restaurant
313 reviews
Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

The waiter was friendly and professional. The food was delicious! More

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Hana Japanese SteakhouseHana Japanese Steakhouse
382 reviews
Japanese | Albany, Upstate New York

It was my birthday dinner and they were amazing. Brought my cake out during the perfect time. I was able to open gifts and hang out without feeling rushed. They made everything extra special! More

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IL FARO restaurant & barIL FARO restaurant & bar
136 reviews
Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

As frequent diners at Il Faro, our meals are always delicious and the service is impeccable. The owners want to make sure their patrons are happy. They are attentive and kind. They take pride in not only the quality of the food but the presentation as well. It is rare to have such a gem so close. More

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dp An American Brasseriedp An American Brasserie
385 reviews
American | Albany, Upstate New York

Great service, food and drinks. Always. Great bartenders who can make you whatever interesting drink you want . More

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The City Beer HallThe City Beer Hall
162 reviews
Gastro Pub | Albany, Upstate New York

All of the food we had was awesome, butternut squash soup with coconut, burgers, green tea rissotto, etc. More

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The Point Restaurant & LoungeThe Point Restaurant & Lounge
114 reviews
Contemporary American | Albany, Upstate New York

This place rules!! Beautiful inside, great food, vegan options, and awesome service! More

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Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse - AlbanyDelmonico's Italian Steakhouse - Albany
418 reviews
Steakhouse | Albany, Upstate New York

Music was toooo loud. Maybe a corner where the speakers were turned down. More

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Jack's Oyster HouseJack's Oyster House
1530 reviews
Seafood | Albany, Upstate New York

March 20, 2019 - First visit to Jack's with my husband before seeing Fleetwood Mac at TU. Food was out of this world, atmosphere was excellent and our server, Kendra was the best. We had been overlooked after we had been seated and they asked Kendra to take our table and she was terrific. Very personable and always with a smile. She had us in and out in time for the concert. Also makes a tasty lemon drop martini. Thanks, Kendra for the wonderful service. More

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Provence - AlbanyProvence - Albany
834 reviews
French | Albany, Upstate New York

Our server (Dave?) we incredible. Food and atmosphere were amazing. It was my first time there but I’ll definitely be back! More

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Vintage House NYVintage House NY
77 reviews
Contemporary American | Albany, Upstate New York

Valentines 2019 was phenomenal. Vintage house did a special menu- 4 courses. The food and service were exceptional. We will be back. More

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110 Grill - Albany110 Grill - Albany
78 reviews
American | Albany, Upstate New York

This was my first time at 110. I am not going to mention the food items that I and my dinning companion chose because I feel what one person likes will be disliked by someone else. That being said, I will say I was not impressed with the food item that I chose but it was my choice and I am sure other people would like it. My dinning companion enjoyed her meal very much. I would recommend 110 to a friend. More

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Reel Seafood CoReel Seafood Co
897 reviews
Seafood | Albany, Upstate New York

It had been a while since my last visit...I won’t take that long again. Food was excellent, and the staff was friendly and very professional. More

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Simpson'sSimpson's
177 reviews
American | Albany, Upstate New York

As always we had a wonderful experience at Simpson’s. Food was delicious, staff was attentive. Great for large group dinners. Highly recommend. More

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Savoy TaproomSavoy Taproom
21 reviews
American | Albany, Upstate New York

Happy St. Patrick's Day! The Savoy probably had a crowd on Saturday, but Sunday dinner, with no entertainment on stage, was nice and quiet ... at least early at 6pm when we dropped in. Keith J was our cheerful and efficient server. He kept a close eye on us, with other tables competing for his attention. My coffee cup never ran dry. Corned beef and cabbage & Shepherd's pie were our perfect entrée selections. Bangers and mash competed for our favor, which rounded out their nice holiday menu. A ginger crème brûlée finished off our Sunday dinner in style. Sláinte! More

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Ama CocinaAma Cocina
122 reviews
Mexican | Albany, Upstate New York

Fantastic restaurant. Great service. Would definetly go there again. The jalepeno corn muffins were amazing More

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Buca di Beppo - AlbanyBuca di Beppo - Albany
527 reviews
Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

Good food and good service. They aren't kidding about the family style servings. Come hungry or be ready to leave with leftovers More

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NormansideNormanside
21 reviews
Continental | Albany, Upstate New York

Food was very good with nice atmosphere. Service a little slow but was quite busy More

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The Standard Restaurant & LoungeThe Standard Restaurant & Lounge
1429 reviews
American | Albany, Upstate New York

Love the menu variety and awesome atmosphere! Great food for great price too! More

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Red Lobster - ColonieRed Lobster - Colonie
1 review
Seafood | Albany, Upstate New York

Great experience, great food and the waiter was very friendly! More

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Wellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - AlbanyWellington's @ The Renaissance Hotel - Albany
139 reviews
American | Albany, Upstate New York

We really like the upbeat feel of this place – especially like the booths by the window overlooking State St. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The braised short ribs were amazing and the lemon ravioli with the lobster was also. Service was well-timed and friendly, and we look forward to our next visit. More

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P.F. Chang's - AlbanyP.F. Chang's - Albany
18 reviews
Asian | Albany, Upstate New York

Food was very good. Server was friendly and helpful. Atmospheres was ok. More

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Tengu Asian BistroTengu Asian Bistro
2 reviews
Sushi | Albany, Upstate New York

The food was amazing! Always have a good meal from Tengu whether it’s in the restaurant or take out. More

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Seasons at The ClubSeasons at The Club
2 reviews
American | Albany, Upstate New York

My husband and I are so excited that Season's at Colonie Country Club is now open to the public!! We had an amazing meal, prepared perfectly by the chef. The service was superior, and the ambiance was delightful. I completely recommend to anyone looking for an amazing date night, this is the place to go. We will be back for sure. So many more dishes to try!!!! More

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TGI FRIDAYS - Clifton ParkTGI FRIDAYS - Clifton Park
12 reviews
American | Albany, Upstate New York

The food at TGI Friday’s has improved in recent years - consistently good. Service excellent- engaging staff. The wile experience is excellent and value very good. Really like the Stripes reward program also. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - AlbanyTGI FRIDAYS - Albany
14 reviews
American | Albany, Upstate New York

Awesome food More

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Romano's Macaroni Grill - ColonieRomano's Macaroni Grill - Colonie
52 reviews
Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

Food was excellent-consistently good and plentiful servings. More

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City Line Bar & GrillCity Line Bar & Grill
Reviews coming soon
American | Albany, Upstate New York

City Line is a modern and fun destination for dining, drinks, socializing and being seen on the scene. City Line takes the classic American bar and grill concept to refreshing new heights. Our scratch kitchen draws inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. Everything about us, from the industrial modern interior design and seating to our exciting food and handcrafted drinks, is built for creating an incredible experience.More

Skyloft NYSkyloft NY
Reviews coming soon
Barbecue | Albany, Upstate New York

Coming Soon!More

The Edison Club Grille RoomThe Edison Club Grille Room
1 review
American | Albany, Upstate New York

Casual and fine dining available for members and the community in our Grille Room. We are now offering lunch Tuesday through Sunday and dinner is available Tuesday through Saturday. Outdoor patio seating overlooks our 27-hole championship golf course during the spring and summer months. Reservations recommended.More

Albany Diners' Choice Winners

Albany's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Angelo's 677 PrimeAngelo's 677 Prime
1841 reviews
Steakhouse | Albany, Upstate New York

Wonderful pre show dinner. Our waiter Tim walked us through the menu as this was our first time at this restaurant. More

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Yono's RestaurantYono's Restaurant
912 reviews
Contemporary American | Albany, Upstate New York

Excellent food and service. We celebrated a special occasion in style at Yono’s. We met Yono as he took time to greet his guests. Overall experience was a WOW! More

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Nicole's RestaurantNicole's Restaurant
86 reviews
Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

We had an excellent experience at Nicole's on Tuesday evening. Food, service, and ambiance were outstanding!! More

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Tala American BistroTala American Bistro
475 reviews
American | Albany, Upstate New York

I can't believe this Bistro has been here for 5 years and we never went here. Excellent food, atmosphere, service and happy hour value! Our server was the bartender and she did an awesome job taking care of us! The bring your own bottle of wine night on Mondays is a great idea, it can save you a little money while providing you your favorite libation! We did not try any entrees yet but if they are as good as the apps. I am sure they will be awesome! We will definitely put this restaurant on our go to list! Thanks for everything Tala bistro! :)) More

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Athos RestaurantAthos Restaurant
1116 reviews
Greek | Albany, Upstate New York

Nice place. Food was good. Service was great. Authentic Greek restaurant with interesting menu. More

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MezzaNotte RestaurantMezzaNotte Restaurant
313 reviews
Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

The waiter was friendly and professional. The food was delicious! More

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IL FARO restaurant & barIL FARO restaurant & bar
136 reviews
Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

As frequent diners at Il Faro, our meals are always delicious and the service is impeccable. The owners want to make sure their patrons are happy. They are attentive and kind. They take pride in not only the quality of the food but the presentation as well. It is rare to have such a gem so close. More

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Texas de Brazil - AlbanyTexas de Brazil - Albany
1710 reviews
Steakhouse | Albany, Upstate New York

Had a fantastic night out with my husband. Our waitress was amazing and kind. I would definitely be seated at her table more often . Food was amazing and cooked just right. Bartender was very helpful with helping us pick out a wine choice for the night. I will always recommend this location. More

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Cafe CapriccioCafe Capriccio
1172 reviews
Italian | Albany, Upstate New York

Nice and cozy table. Service was outstanding. Eggplant appetizers were delicious. Portions were perfect. Very nice experience! More

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Black & Blue Steak and Crab - AlbanyBlack & Blue Steak and Crab - Albany
770 reviews
Steakhouse | Albany, Upstate New York

Absolutely fantastic! Best steak around!! Found this place based on reviews. It absolutely did not disappoint! The service was impeccable and the food outstanding. Everything is fresh and delicious. The presentation and ambiance amazing. More

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