Restaurants in Albany

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MOSU

MOSU 111 Wolf Rd Suite 1, Albany Asian • $$$

“MOSU is a fantastic restaurant offering an all-you-can-eat hot pot experience for lunch at $40 per person, including beverages. The $5 margaritas were a hit during a birthday celebration. The menu caters to various dietary restrictions and has options for all diets. Parking is convenient, shared with other restaurants in the plaza. The restaurant is kid-friendly, allowing children to choose their veggies and meats for the broth. They also offer barbecue at the table. Wheelchair accessibility is available. The self-ordering iPad, friendly service, and a wide selection of meats, including juicy lamb, are highlights. The cozy yet elegant atmosphere, along with a variety of broths and ingredients, makes MOSU a top choice for a delightful dining experience.”

4.5 Superb110 Reviews
Fidens Brewing Company 897 Broadway, Albany Brewery • $$

“Fidens Brewing Company is a popular spot in Albany, NY, known for its delicious food, excellent beer selection, and fun environment. The brewery offers a bright and open atmosphere, complete with real plants scattered throughout. The menu features a variety of options, including the popular birria tacos, and the beer selection includes a range of styles, from dark and sour to IPA and cider. With a spacious room and easy parking, Fidens Brewing Company is a must-visit destination in Albany.”

4.7 Superb112 Reviews
Albany Ale and Oyster 281 New Scotland Ave, Albany American • $$

“Albany Ale and Oyster offers an exceptional dining experience. The restaurant serves a range of delicious dishes, including the popular brisket burger, which is described as "melted in your mouth" goodness. The pretzels, shrimp cocktail, and Caesar salad with chicken are also highly praised. The wine list features 50% off bottles, and the knowledgeable servers can help with pairing recommendations. The Reuben sandwich is a must-try, with many praising it as the best in Albany. With its friendly service and trendy atmosphere, Albany Ale and Oyster is a great choice for a night out.”

4.7 Superb110 Reviews
Nicole's Restaurant 556 Delaware Ave, Albany Italian • $$

“Nicole's Restaurant offers a superb dining experience, with excellent service and food. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive, creating a well-planned experience for guests. The menu features a variety of options, including the "queen" meal, and the bartender crafts phenomenal drinks. Overall, a great choice for a night out.”

4.8 Superb78 Reviews
Delaware Supply 292 Delaware Ave, Albany Bar • $$

“Delaware Supply is a top-notch craft beer bar in Albany, offering a curated draft list with a nod to old money flavors. The small but well-spaced venue features unique and high-quality beer selections, along with sandwiches and a great atmosphere. With a relaxed vibe, complimentary water station, and beer artwork, it's an ideal spot to enjoy a drink without the rowdiness. The owners are friendly, and the bar is conveniently located near the Spectrum Theater. Whether you're a beer enthusiast or just looking for a chill spot, Delaware Supply is a great choice.”

5 Superb42 Reviews

“Sushi by Bou - Albany NY @ City Beer Hall offers an amazing sushi experience that rivals those in Japan. The sushi is creative, fresh, and expertly paired with sauces. The atmosphere is great, with attentive yet unobtrusive staff. Whether choosing the standard 10 or the Bou-gie option with 17 plates, every dish is unique and delicious. Guests feel special and cared for, especially on special occasions like birthdays. It's deemed the best sushi experience in the region by many, making it a highly recommended spot worth revisiting.”

4.8 Superb62 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Villa di Como Ristorante 286 Lark St, Albany Italian • $$$

“Villa di Como Ristorante offers an authentic and exceptional Italian dining experience. The food is expertly prepared, with dishes boasting rich, flavorful tastes. The menu features unique selections alongside classic Italian favorites, all served with excellent service and great value. This restaurant is a fantastic find, offering a true culinary experience from the homemade Limoncello Martini to the special Shrimp entree.”

4.5 Superb185 Reviews

“The Yard: Hatchet House and Bar offers an exciting experience with their axe throwing activities. The staff, including Alec and the manager, provide excellent customer service, ensuring a safe and enjoyable time for guests. The bar boasts an outstanding selection of drinks, and the addition of electronic game screens adds to the overall entertainment value.”

4.7 Superb70 Reviews
Grappa '72 818 Central Ave, Albany Italian • $$

“Grappa '72 is a well-established Italian restaurant located in a modest setting in Albany. The restaurant offers top-class Italian cuisine, including memorable dishes like the chocolate gelato dessert. Customers praise the attentive service, lively ambiance with live music, and delicious seafood and other menu items. Grappa '72 is suitable for various occasions, from celebrations to romantic dinners, and is highly recommended for its fine dining experience.”

4.6 Superb97 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Iron Gate Cafe 182 Washington Ave, Albany American • $

“The Iron Gate Cafe offers a charming Victorian ambiance and fantastic food in a convenient location. The restaurant is known for its excellent espresso drinks, high-quality ingredients, and attentive service. With a spacious and beautiful interior, as well as a lovely courtyard, the Iron Gate Cafe provides a comfortable and enjoyable dining experience for food and coffee enthusiasts. Vegetarian options, such as the Black Bean Eggs Benedict, are also available.”

4.7 Superb230 Reviews
MOSU 111 Wolf Rd Suite 1, Albany Asian • $$$

“MOSU is a fantastic restaurant offering an all-you-can-eat hot pot experience for lunch at $40 per person, including beverages. The $5 margaritas were a hit during a birthday celebration. The menu caters to various dietary restrictions and has options for all diets. Parking is convenient, shared with other restaurants in the plaza. The restaurant is kid-friendly, allowing children to choose their veggies and meats for the broth. They also offer barbecue at the table. Wheelchair accessibility is available. The self-ordering iPad, friendly service, and a wide selection of meats, including juicy lamb, are highlights. The cozy yet elegant atmosphere, along with a variety of broths and ingredients, makes MOSU a top choice for a delightful dining experience.”

4.5 Superb110 Reviews
Wizard Burger 74 N Pearl St, Albany Vegan • $

“Wizard Burger in Albany is a must-visit spot for delicious burgers and a fun atmosphere. The pineapple burger and jackfruit burger are highly recommended. The fries are perfect, and the service is quick. It's a great place for a treat or a special night out, with cool people and cool food.”

4.7 Superb148 Reviews

“Ragonese Italian Imports is a family-owned store filled with Italian delicacies and authentic flavors. The restaurant offers generous portions of traditional Italian subs, including the "Hungry People" sub, which can feed 2-3 people. The sandwiches are made with high-quality meats, cheeses, and vegetables, and the owners are friendly and welcoming. The store has a cozy atmosphere, with display cases filled with a variety of tasty-looking foods and desserts. For special occasions, Ragonese Italian Imports also offers traditional Italian Easter pies, including savory and sweet options. These pies are made with love and care, just like one's grandmother used to make. With reasonable prices and convenient pickup options, Ragonese Italian Imports is a go-to destination for traditional Italian cuisine.”

4.9 Superb75 Reviews
Eggcellent 1660 Western Ave Suite 1, Albany Cafe • $

“Eggcellent is a small, cute business located conveniently close to the Crossgates Mall. The restaurant offers amazing boba, with a good proportion and fantastic taste, though it is a little more on the pricey side. The service is incredibly quick, and the staff is very friendly and courteous, even towards customers who take a long time to order. The environment is welcoming and cozy, with limited seating due to its small size. Eggcellent has loads of options for add-ins to your beverage, small treats, and coffee, and the yuzu egg tart is a creamy delight. The restaurant rightfully sells out of tarts quickly, so customers may have to try the chocolate one next time.”

4.9 Superb69 Reviews
Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream 366 Delaware Ave, Albany Ice Cream Shop • $

“Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream is a charming and fun ice cream parlor with a delicious selection of unique and vegan ice cream flavors. The waffle cones are a standout, known to be mind-blowing and fabulous. The staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is pleasant, with live music and games. They offer vegetarian options including vegan ice cream and cookies. The patio is a nice spot to enjoy your treats on a nice day. Overall, it's a must-visit destination for a sweet treat and a great experience.”

4.8 Superb84 Reviews
Fidens Brewing Company 897 Broadway, Albany Brewery • $$

“Fidens Brewing Company is a popular spot in Albany, NY, known for its delicious food, excellent beer selection, and fun environment. The brewery offers a bright and open atmosphere, complete with real plants scattered throughout. The menu features a variety of options, including the popular birria tacos, and the beer selection includes a range of styles, from dark and sour to IPA and cider. With a spacious room and easy parking, Fidens Brewing Company is a must-visit destination in Albany.”

4.7 Superb112 Reviews
Albany Ale and Oyster 281 New Scotland Ave, Albany American • $$

“Albany Ale and Oyster offers an exceptional dining experience. The restaurant serves a range of delicious dishes, including the popular brisket burger, which is described as "melted in your mouth" goodness. The pretzels, shrimp cocktail, and Caesar salad with chicken are also highly praised. The wine list features 50% off bottles, and the knowledgeable servers can help with pairing recommendations. The Reuben sandwich is a must-try, with many praising it as the best in Albany. With its friendly service and trendy atmosphere, Albany Ale and Oyster is a great choice for a night out.”

4.7 Superb110 Reviews
Nicole's Restaurant 556 Delaware Ave, Albany Italian • $$

“Nicole's Restaurant offers a superb dining experience, with excellent service and food. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive, creating a well-planned experience for guests. The menu features a variety of options, including the "queen" meal, and the bartender crafts phenomenal drinks. Overall, a great choice for a night out.”

4.8 Superb78 Reviews

“Great Indian Kitchen Restaurant & Bar offers exceptional service and delicious food that will make you feel like family. The staff, especially Rocky, is sweet and helpful, always ready to explain dishes. The wings, lamb with cashew sauce, and chicken tikka masala are to die for, and the jasmine rice is a must-try. The Butter Chicken, whether with chickpea or chicken, is described as perfect with buttery soft chicken and perfectly cooked vegetables. The flavors are described as a warm hug in the mouth, with beautiful flavors and a mild heat. The portions are huge, the rice is delicious, and the service is fantastic. The cozy atmosphere makes it a great spot for dinner or a date. It's a place worth returning to and trying more dishes from the menu.”

4.7 Superb103 Reviews
Sabor a Campo 485 Delaware Ave, Albany Spanish • $

“Sabor a Campo is a restaurant located on Delaware Ave, known for its delicious and unique dishes. Popular menu items include sweet chili chicken, cheese grits with shrimp, ribs, collards, and steamed garlic broccoli. The tres leches is a must-try for dessert. With a welcoming atmosphere and consistent quality food, it is a popular choice for both locals and visitors. They also offer catering services.”

4.7 Superb102 Reviews
Dosa Grill Albany NY 1225 Western Ave, Albany Indian • $

“Dosa Grill Albany NY offers an exceptional dining experience with its delectable Indian cuisine and exceptional customer service. The menu features standout dishes like Chicken Biryani med spice, Shahi paneer, and the beloved Garlic Naan. Customers consistently praise the restaurant's attention to detail, cleanliness, and the overall "wow factor" of the flavors. Dosa Grill has quickly become a favorite among Indian food enthusiasts in the upstate New York region.”

4.6 Superb142 Reviews
M Pellegrino Importing Co 1197 Central Ave, Albany Sandwich Shop • $

“M Pellegrino Importing Co. is a family-run store serving great Italian food with excellent service. They offer a wide selection of pastas, Italian cold cuts, homemade rolls, and delicious cannolis. Their menu features tasty meal specials, hot and cold subs, and fresh salads. The friendly staff welcomes customers, making it a fun stop for food lovers. With its amazing prepared items, fresh grated cheese, and homemade soups, M Pellegrino Importing Co. is a must-visit destination for Italian cuisine enthusiasts.”

4.8 Superb65 Reviews
Delaware Supply 292 Delaware Ave, Albany Bar • $$

“Delaware Supply is a top-notch craft beer bar in Albany, offering a curated draft list with a nod to old money flavors. The small but well-spaced venue features unique and high-quality beer selections, along with sandwiches and a great atmosphere. With a relaxed vibe, complimentary water station, and beer artwork, it's an ideal spot to enjoy a drink without the rowdiness. The owners are friendly, and the bar is conveniently located near the Spectrum Theater. Whether you're a beer enthusiast or just looking for a chill spot, Delaware Supply is a great choice.”

5 Superb42 Reviews

“Short and Stout Tea Company, LLC is a wonderful tea shop that offers a delightful experience for tea lovers. The staff is kind and knowledgeable, with some able to speak a little Japanese, making it a welcoming environment for all. The shop features a cozy corner with Japanese tatami mats, adding to its unique charm. The tapioca matcha latte and chai latte are popular drink choices, and the bubble tea is said to be the best. The shop's care for their product is evident, making it a great place to relax and enjoy a cup of tea, whether you're local or just visiting.”

4.9 Superb50 Reviews
Athos Restaurant 1814 Western Ave, Albany Greek • $$

“Athos Restaurant offers a wonderful dining experience with great food and service. The vegetarian and seafood options are plentiful and delicious, making it a great choice for those who only eat Halal meats. The mezze platter, moussaka, and souvlaki have all received high praise for their quality and flavor. However, there was a complaint of extremely salty steamed vegetables in the vegetable plate. The coffee and service have been consistently rated as excellent. The restaurant's knowledgeable staff are able to answer questions about alcohol content in the food. Despite the small issue with the vegetable plate, the overall dining experience is reported to be positive.”

4.4 Superb370 Reviews
MezzaNotte Ristorante 2026 Western Ave, Albany Italian • $$$

“MezzaNotte Ristorante offers outstanding hospitality and delicious dishes. Guests highly recommend the duck meatball appetizer and pasta special with clams. The Calamari appetizer is cooked perfectly, and the sautéed scallops with tomato risotto are a must-try. Top off your meal with Hazelnut Gelato and enjoy attentive service from the friendly staff. A dining experience at MezzaNotte is sure to impress with its quality and value.”

4.5 Superb126 Reviews
Savoy Taproom 301 Lark St, Albany American • $$

“Savoy Taproom is a fun, casual place to celebrate, with outstanding service. Their chicken wings are the best around, and dishes like street corn pasta and fried chicken sandwiches are delicious. Known for their fantastic mule drinks, the atmosphere is great, and the pimento burger and bacon brie burger are ooey gooey and delish. The Steak Salad is a must-try, with friendly servers like Sara making the experience lovely.”

4.5 Superb115 Reviews

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“Sushi by Bou - Albany NY @ City Beer Hall offers an amazing sushi experience that rivals those in Japan. The sushi is creative, fresh, and expertly paired with sauces. The atmosphere is great, with attentive yet unobtrusive staff. Whether choosing the standard 10 or the Bou-gie option with 17 plates, every dish is unique and delicious. Guests feel special and cared for, especially on special occasions like birthdays. It's deemed the best sushi experience in the region by many, making it a highly recommended spot worth revisiting.”

4.8 Superb62 Reviews
Villa di Como Ristorante 286 Lark St, Albany Italian • $$$

“Villa di Como Ristorante offers an authentic and exceptional Italian dining experience. The food is expertly prepared, with dishes boasting rich, flavorful tastes. The menu features unique selections alongside classic Italian favorites, all served with excellent service and great value. This restaurant is a fantastic find, offering a true culinary experience from the homemade Limoncello Martini to the special Shrimp entree.”

4.5 Superb185 Reviews

“The Yard: Hatchet House and Bar offers an exciting experience with their axe throwing activities. The staff, including Alec and the manager, provide excellent customer service, ensuring a safe and enjoyable time for guests. The bar boasts an outstanding selection of drinks, and the addition of electronic game screens adds to the overall entertainment value.”

4.7 Superb70 Reviews
Athos Restaurant 1814 Western Ave, Albany Greek • $$

“Athos Restaurant offers a wonderful dining experience with great food and service. The vegetarian and seafood options are plentiful and delicious, making it a great choice for those who only eat Halal meats. The mezze platter, moussaka, and souvlaki have all received high praise for their quality and flavor. However, there was a complaint of extremely salty steamed vegetables in the vegetable plate. The coffee and service have been consistently rated as excellent. The restaurant's knowledgeable staff are able to answer questions about alcohol content in the food. Despite the small issue with the vegetable plate, the overall dining experience is reported to be positive.”

4.4 Superb370 Reviews
MezzaNotte Ristorante 2026 Western Ave, Albany Italian • $$$

“MezzaNotte Ristorante offers outstanding hospitality and delicious dishes. Guests highly recommend the duck meatball appetizer and pasta special with clams. The Calamari appetizer is cooked perfectly, and the sautéed scallops with tomato risotto are a must-try. Top off your meal with Hazelnut Gelato and enjoy attentive service from the friendly staff. A dining experience at MezzaNotte is sure to impress with its quality and value.”

4.5 Superb126 Reviews
Savoy Taproom 301 Lark St, Albany American • $$

“Savoy Taproom is a fun, casual place to celebrate, with outstanding service. Their chicken wings are the best around, and dishes like street corn pasta and fried chicken sandwiches are delicious. Known for their fantastic mule drinks, the atmosphere is great, and the pimento burger and bacon brie burger are ooey gooey and delish. The Steak Salad is a must-try, with friendly servers like Sara making the experience lovely.”

4.5 Superb115 Reviews
Taiwan Noodle 218 Central Ave, Albany Taiwanese • $

“Taiwan Noodle offers authentic and delicious Chinese cuisine. The standout dishes are the spicy wontons and pork belly buns, which are described as exceptional. The beef noodle soup is also praised for its rich and flavorful broth. The servers are friendly and attentive, even offering a glass of water without being asked. Overall, the restaurant is known for its great dumplings, good food, and nice people.”

4.6 Superb70 Reviews
Kismet Mediterranean Grill 1116 Madison Ave, Albany Mediterranean • $$

“Kismet Mediterranean Grill is a welcoming spot that serves delicious food and provides excellent service. The team of staff is polite and respectful, with one staff member in particular receiving high praise. The restaurant is clean and unassuming, with a cozy ambiance created by traditional music and dance performances.”

4.5 Superb76 Reviews
ama cocina 4 Sheridan Ave, Albany Mexican • $$

“Ama Cocina is a great spot for a pre-show dinner or Happy Hour, with prompt seating and service. Enjoy delicious food, including margaritas for $25, and thoughtfully crafted cocktails. While some dishes may be questionable, it's a blast for drinks and a fun atmosphere, making it a favorite Mexican spot to meet friends.”

4.5 Superb75 Reviews
Josie's Table 1475 Western Ave, Albany American • $$$

“Josie's Table, located in the capital district, has been praised by diners for its delicious food and pleasant atmosphere. The restaurant has gained a reputation for its outstanding dishes, with one reviewer from New York City expressing their desire to make a special trip back. The brunch offerings, such as the French toast, eggs in purgatory, and breakfast sandwich, have been particularly singled out for their excellence. The dinner menu also received high marks, with the roasted chicken and Halibut special receiving positive comments. The service at Josie's Table is described as professional and friendly, with servers going above and beyond to make the dining experience enjoyable. However, some reviewers have noted that the noise level can be high, making it difficult to have conversations. Despite this, the overall consensus is that Josie's Table is a great dining option for those looking for delicious food and a comfortable atmosphere.”

4.3 Superb371 Reviews

“The City Beer Hall offers a relaxed atmosphere with a tasty chicken sandwich and an eclectic list of draft beers. The service is friendly, although some dishes may arrive late or burnt. The restaurant is conveniently located near The Egg for concerts. Despite some unwelcoming bartenders, it is a top spot for beer and lumber enthusiasts, providing a warm and cozy environment for friends and family. Nearby parking garages and lots make it easily accessible for visitors.”

4.4 Superb113 Reviews
Café Capriccio 49 Grand St, Albany Italian • $$$

“Café Capriccio is a restaurant located in a historical neighborhood, known for its old-school Italian setting and excellent food and service. The restaurant is a great choice for special occasions, as it provides exceptional meals, attentive staff, and a magical atmosphere. Jim Rua, who oversees the establishment, ensures that every detail is taken care of, contributing to its survival and success for almost 50 years. It is recommended to consider taking an Uber when visiting the restaurant at night.”

4.3 Superb269 Reviews
The Copper Crow 904 Broadway, Albany American • $$

“The Copper Crow offers a delightful dining experience with a mix of European and Korean fusion dishes. Known for its delicious food, cocktails, and mocktails, this restaurant impresses with dishes like Brussels Sprouts and Catfish tacos. With excellent service and a great wine list, it's a must-visit spot.”

4.3 Superb249 Reviews
Albany Wasabi 195 Wolf Rd, Albany Japanese • $$

“Albany Wasabi is a great spot for all-you-can-eat sushi. The food is freshly prepared and delicious, with unique options like the mango and shrimp tempura roll. The service is top-notch and the price is unbeatable. The restaurant has enough space for large groups and is wheelchair accessible. Just be mindful of how much you order, as there are so many tempting choices. Overall, a fantastic dining experience for special occasions or a treat.”

4.3 Superb206 Reviews
Encore Lounge 71 Fuller Rd Suite 4, Albany Pubs • $$

“Encore Lounge is a lively karaoke bar with a great song selection and friendly staff. While lacking a substantial pub menu, it offers reasonable prices and a fun atmosphere for celebrations or nights out with drinks and good food. Perfect for a fun night with friends, enjoying drinks, and singing your heart out.”

4.6 Superb42 Reviews
Caffe Italia 662 Central Ave, Albany Italian • $$

“Caffe Italia is a highly praised restaurant that offers a delightful dining experience. The food is consistently phenomenal, with customers raving about the exceptional quality and taste of dishes such as the NY strip steak with Italian hot and sweet peppers, gorgonzola gnocchi, and broccoli rabe with sausage. The service is quick and efficient, and the prices are considered well worth the exceptional meal. Customers also highlight the outstanding bread and herb-oil spread, as well as the perfectly cooked penne pasta and flavorful sauces. Whether it's the veal parmigiana, eggplant, or chicken pizzaiola, Caffe Italia consistently delivers an excellent dining experience that leaves customers eager to return.”

4.7 Superb54 Reviews

“Kuma Ani, located on Wolf Road in Colonie, NY, is a charming restaurant that offers great service and delicious food. A visitor from Raleigh, NC, enjoyed a pleasant lunch before heading to the airport. The curry chicken ramen, recommended by an employee, received high praise for its spicy yet well-balanced flavor and generous toppings. A family visiting from Vermont had an outstanding experience in April 2024, appreciating the staff's friendliness, menu expertise, and even receiving ice containers for their travel. Kuma Ani caters to various dietary needs, including gluten-free entrees.”

4.5 Superb103 Reviews
Suga Foot's Soul Kitchen 165 Madison Ave, Albany Southern • $$

“Suga Foot's Soul Kitchen is a restaurant that serves up delicious soul food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The owners are friendly and make you feel at home. The menu features dishes like smothered chicken with beans and rice, mac and cheese, and collard greens, all made with love and care. The food is phenomenal, with flavors that will leave you wanting more. The restaurant has an old-school Brooklyn vibe, with great music and a cozy atmosphere. Whether you're in the mood for a quick lunch or a hearty dinner, Suga Foot's Soul Kitchen is a must-try. With its warm hospitality and mouth-watering dishes, this restaurant is sure to become your new favorite spot.”

4.5 Superb101 Reviews

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3.5 Good2 Reviews
McDonald's 31 Holland Ave, Albany Fast Food • $

“McDonald's is a family-friendly restaurant that offers a great dining experience. The food and service are highly praised, with the staff going above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. The restaurant has a brand new play house, making it very kid-friendly. Additionally, the restaurant is wheelchair accessible, catering to the needs of all customers. Overall, McDonald's provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for both adults and children.”

2.7 Average109 Reviews

“The Albany Distilling Company Bar and Bottle Shop is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. This distillery and cocktail bar offers inventive drinks, a fabulous space, and great atmosphere. The bar features games, indoor and outdoor seating areas, and serves Defazio's pizza. Guests can enjoy a craft hard liquors taster flight, craft pizza, and even customize their drinks to their liking. The bartenders are knowledgeable and can also make mocktails and serve wine and beer. With exceptional service, this venue is perfect for private events or a casual night out.”

4.7 Superb45 Reviews
Kismet Mediterranean Grill 1116 Madison Ave, Albany Mediterranean • $$

“Kismet Mediterranean Grill is a welcoming spot that serves delicious food and provides excellent service. The team of staff is polite and respectful, with one staff member in particular receiving high praise. The restaurant is clean and unassuming, with a cozy ambiance created by traditional music and dance performances.”

4.5 Superb76 Reviews
ama cocina 4 Sheridan Ave, Albany Mexican • $$

“Ama Cocina is a great spot for a pre-show dinner or Happy Hour, with prompt seating and service. Enjoy delicious food, including margaritas for $25, and thoughtfully crafted cocktails. While some dishes may be questionable, it's a blast for drinks and a fun atmosphere, making it a favorite Mexican spot to meet friends.”

4.5 Superb75 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Dave's Hot Chicken 1206 Western Ave, Albany Chicken • $

“Dave's Hot Chicken offers a delicious dining experience. The menu features well-seasoned fries and delectable sauce, with the option to add extra pickles. The chicken is nicely seasoned and perfectly crispy, with sliders being a particularly tasty recommendation. The restaurant has a simple menu and good prices, making it a popular spot. While service can be slow at times, the food is worth the wait. With great parking and easy access, Dave's Hot Chicken is a great choice for a satisfying meal.”

4.5 Superb216 Reviews
Miranda's Deli 52 Columbia St, Albany Deli • $

“Miranda's Deli is a favorite lunch spot known for friendly service and delicious food. With large portions and good prices, this family-owned deli offers a variety of Italian sandwiches, creative subs, and tasty pizza slices. The jerk melt with cheddar cheese and shredded chicken is a standout dish, while the roast beef special is a must-try. The welcoming atmosphere, along with the presence of a friendly golden retriever, adds to the charm of this popular spot. Whether a local or just passing through, Miranda's Deli is a go-to destination for satisfying meals.”

4.9 Superb49 Reviews
Bon Appetit Cafe 80 Wolf Rd, Albany Egyptian • $

“Bon Appetit Cafe offers incredible, authentic food made with love at super reasonable prices. Customers highly recommend the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and Pita, calling it the best in the area. The owners are kind and friendly, offering generous portions and the BEST falafel in the capital region. An awesome experience that keeps customers coming back for more.”

4.9 Superb48 Reviews
Mazadar Mediterranean Kitchen 1839 Central Ave, Albany Mediterranean • $

“Mazadar Mediterranean Kitchen serves fresh, delicious food made with high-quality ingredients. The restaurant offers a variety of options, including vegetarian dishes like the veggie sample platter and fiery falafel mazburger. The menu features halal and organic meat options, including the popular chicken kabob with rice and beef gyro. With generous portions and wonderful service, this Colonial spot is a standout.”

4.6 Superb111 Reviews

“Romanteac Bubble Tea Dessert offers a mixed dining experience. The pancakes, fruit and milk tea are decent, but the service and atmosphere are lacking. The tableware is basic, and portions can be stingy. However, the egg tarts and tiramisu are praised as delicious, and the staff is friendly. Overall, it's a good spot for bubble tea and unique desserts.”

4.8 Superb56 Reviews
Cheesecake Machismo 293 Hamilton St, Albany Bakery • $

“Cheesecake Machismo offers the best cheesecake with unique flavors in town. The owners are friendly and knowledgeable, ensuring each slice is the perfect balance of sweetness. With a wide variety of flavors available, customers are always delighted with their choices. While some popular flavors may sell out quickly, the staff is happy to provide recommendations. The cheesecakes are priced at $7 per slice, which some may find a bit high, but it's worth it for the quality. Whether you're a local or willing to make the drive, Cheesecake Machismo is a must-visit for delicious and diverse cheesecake options.”

4.8 Superb54 Reviews
FRESH N' PRESSED 456 Madison Ave, Albany Cafe • $

“Fresh N' Pressed is a charming deli offering a good selection of food. Customers praise the tasty and freshly prepared meals, including the Cuban sandwich. The friendly owners accommodate special requests with a smile, and the restaurant has a variety of vegetarian dishes available.”

4.8 Superb54 Reviews

“Maurice's Delicatessen is a highly recommended spot for delicious meals. The restaurant offers a variety of options, from sandwiches like the Reuben with corned beef or the tuna sammy with pepper jack cheese, to homemade soups like the creamy chicken. One can also find a satisfying breakfast, with the pastrami sandwich being a highlight. The staff are friendly and engaging, and the prices are reasonable. The deli's food is said to be as good as famous city delis, making it a great spot for those craving a taste of home.”

4.9 Superb44 Reviews
Grappa '72 818 Central Ave, Albany Italian • $$

“Grappa '72 is a well-established Italian restaurant located in a modest setting in Albany. The restaurant offers top-class Italian cuisine, including memorable dishes like the chocolate gelato dessert. Customers praise the attentive service, lively ambiance with live music, and delicious seafood and other menu items. Grappa '72 is suitable for various occasions, from celebrations to romantic dinners, and is highly recommended for its fine dining experience.”

4.6 Superb97 Reviews
Banh Mi 47 74 N Pearl St Suite 5, Albany Vietnamese • $

“Banh Mi 47 is a small, modest, and extremely clean sandwich shop that serves authentic and tasty banh mi on fresh bread. The grilled beef sandwich is a standout, with fresh veggies and seasoning, and a light, airy baguette with a crispy shell. Innovative options like the French-dip style banh mi are also available. The portions are great for lunch, and the staff is kind and helpful. With consistently superior food, juicy meat, and fresh veggies, Banh Mi 47 is a must-visit spot in the neighborhood.”

4.7 Superb67 Reviews
Fatty's Uptown 11 Colvin Ave, Albany Pizza • $

“Fatty's Uptown is a restaurant that offers a variety of pizzas, wings, burgers, and appetizers. Their food has been highly praised by customers, with specific mentions of the Fun Guy Burger, real fries, buffalo chicken pizza, and bone-in wings with garlic Parmesan sauce. The restaurant's Mac and cheese and pulled pork have also been noted for their flavor. Fatty's is known for its generous portion sizes and high-quality ingredients. They offer their own delivery service, which is a convenient option for those who do not live within their delivery range. Fatty's has been commended for their customer service, including a gesture of encouraging customers to call the store directly for delivery to save money. They are a great option for catering events or for enjoying a meal.”

4.9 Superb41 Reviews

“MR HALAL- Chicken•Gyro•Falafel offers a delightful dining experience. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes, including tender and moist chicken and felafel, perfectly seasoned and cooked. The rice plate is a standout, with a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. Vegetarians will appreciate the falafel and gyro options, including the falafel gyro, which is highly praised. Friendly service is also highlighted, making it a great choice for a satisfying meal.”

4.6 Superb85 Reviews
Good Religion 28 N 3rd St, Albany Caribbean • $

“Good Religion serves authentic Caribbean soul food that's both delicious and healthy. Their jerk chicken, oxtail, and catfish dishes are standout favorites, and their sides, including collard greens and sweet potato, are not to be missed. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, with friendly service and a cozy ambiance. This spot is a must-try for soul food and Caribbean cuisine lovers, and its health-conscious approach is a bonus.”

4.5 Superb127 Reviews
Mr Bumbles Cafe 263 New Scotland Ave, Albany Breakfast • $

“Mr. Bumbles Cafe, located on New Scotland Ave, offers a delicious breakfast sandwich with salmon, fried egg, American cheese, spinach, tomatoes, and lettuce on a toasted croissant. The cafe is known for its great atmosphere, service, and customizable meals. The staff is friendly, and the food is excellent, made with high-quality ingredients. The cafe is wheelchair accessible and is a must-visit place in the New Scotland plaza area.”

4.6 Superb81 Reviews
Dan's Place Two 494 Washington Ave #1230, Albany American • $

“Dan's Place Two is a family-owned diner in Albany, offering an authentic diner experience with a friendly atmosphere. They serve great coffee and quality comfort food, including delicious gravy fries. With cash-only payments and reasonable prices, it's a great spot for a meal, although note that it's not open for evening suppers.”

4.8 Superb47 Reviews
Josie's Table 1475 Western Ave, Albany American • $$$

“Josie's Table, located in the capital district, has been praised by diners for its delicious food and pleasant atmosphere. The restaurant has gained a reputation for its outstanding dishes, with one reviewer from New York City expressing their desire to make a special trip back. The brunch offerings, such as the French toast, eggs in purgatory, and breakfast sandwich, have been particularly singled out for their excellence. The dinner menu also received high marks, with the roasted chicken and Halibut special receiving positive comments. The service at Josie's Table is described as professional and friendly, with servers going above and beyond to make the dining experience enjoyable. However, some reviewers have noted that the noise level can be high, making it difficult to have conversations. Despite this, the overall consensus is that Josie's Table is a great dining option for those looking for delicious food and a comfortable atmosphere.”

4.3 Superb371 Reviews
Restaurant 605 605 New Scotland Ave, Albany Bar • $$

“Restaurant 605 is a must-visit casual dining spot that offers a diverse menu with something for everyone. The 605 burger is a standout dish, and the shishito peppers, General Tso's chicken bites, and French dip are also highly recommended. The menu features creative and nuanced options for both food and beverages, and the portions are generous. The staff is friendly and welcoming, providing great suggestions and genuine care in curating a memorable experience. Bartender Halsey is particularly praised for her exceptional skills and ability to command the room while keeping a fine bar. The fries and espresso martini are also highlights of the menu. Overall, Restaurant 605 is a delightful spot with delicious food and outstanding service.”

4.4 Superb117 Reviews
Café Capriccio 49 Grand St, Albany Italian • $$$

“Café Capriccio is a restaurant located in a historical neighborhood, known for its old-school Italian setting and excellent food and service. The restaurant is a great choice for special occasions, as it provides exceptional meals, attentive staff, and a magical atmosphere. Jim Rua, who oversees the establishment, ensures that every detail is taken care of, contributing to its survival and success for almost 50 years. It is recommended to consider taking an Uber when visiting the restaurant at night.”

4.3 Superb269 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Caffe Italia 662 Central Ave, Albany Italian • $$

“Caffe Italia is a highly praised restaurant that offers a delightful dining experience. The food is consistently phenomenal, with customers raving about the exceptional quality and taste of dishes such as the NY strip steak with Italian hot and sweet peppers, gorgonzola gnocchi, and broccoli rabe with sausage. The service is quick and efficient, and the prices are considered well worth the exceptional meal. Customers also highlight the outstanding bread and herb-oil spread, as well as the perfectly cooked penne pasta and flavorful sauces. Whether it's the veal parmigiana, eggplant, or chicken pizzaiola, Caffe Italia consistently delivers an excellent dining experience that leaves customers eager to return.”

4.7 Superb54 Reviews
Tuscan Oven 100 Broadway, Albany Pizza • $

“Tuscan Oven is a popular lunch spot known for its delectable buffet and delicious pizza slices. The staff is attentive, and the food is consistently excellent, with the perfect balance of flavors in the sauce and crust. The restaurant offers a spacious parking lot, a kid-friendly atmosphere, and is wheelchair accessible.”

4.2 Good76 Reviews
Albany halal grill 118 Ontario St, Albany Halal • $

“Albany Halal Grill is a highly recommended restaurant known for its delicious and flavorful food. Their chicken over rice and lamb chops are popular choices among customers. The restaurant offers great prices, efficient delivery service, and large portion sizes with their family platter. The food is known to be fresh, hygienic, and served with wonderful service. Overall, it is a great spot for enjoying delicious and juicy lamb dishes.”

4.2 Good60 Reviews
Ted's Fish Fry 1186 Western Ave, Albany Seafood • $

“Ted's Fish Fry is a popular local restaurant known for its delicious fish fries and generous community support. Customers praise the great atmosphere, friendly staff, and clean environment. The menu features tasty options like the spun milkshake, making it a go-to spot for both locals and out-of-town visitors.”

4.2 Good58 Reviews
Camila’s to go 402 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville Italian • $

“Camila's, a restaurant known for its delicious and generously portioned dishes, offers a range of options including Blackened Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Parmesan Chicken, Broccoli Rabe with sausage and marinara, and Caprese salad. The tangy tomato basil soup and fresh baguettes are particularly praised. While pricier, customers appreciate the quality and unique flavor combinations, with the exception of the meatballs. Orders through UberEats arrive hot and fresh.”

4.1 Good51 Reviews
Ms. Lizzie's Kitchen Plaza 23 Truck Stop, 240 Church St, Albany Southern • $

“Ms. Lizzie's Kitchen is a warm and welcoming family-owned restaurant. The staff, including the owners, make guests feel at home. The food is exceptional, with reviewers raving about the "FREAKING AMAZING" home-cooked meals. The fried haddock with cheese grits is a particular favorite. With a cozy atmosphere and kid-friendly environment, Ms. Lizzie's Kitchen is a great stop for families and travelers alike.”

4 Good54 Reviews
Northeast Chinese II 900 Central Ave, Albany Chinese • $$

“Northeast Chinese II serves authentic Northern Eastern-style Chinese cuisine that impresses diners. The friendly staff offers great suggestions, and the food is consistently fresh, well-cooked, and flavorful. Must-try dishes include the five-color Chinese salad, fried eggplant with minced pork, and stir-fried taro with sugar coat. Other popular options include pan-fried dumplings, beef and broccoli, and spicy pork with veggies. With its high-quality food and good value, especially with a discount for cash payments, Northeast Chinese II is a top recommendation for Chinese food lovers.”

3.8 Good83 Reviews
Arby's 131 Colonie Center, Colonie Fast Food • $

“Arby's is a popular fast-food chain with a location in the Colonie Center, featuring a foodcourt with seating near a movie theater. The restaurant has a reputation for good service, with staff being well-staffed and helpful. The food is above average, with some customers noting that it's not the best they've had but still enjoyable. The restaurant has a clean atmosphere and seems to be a popular spot for lunch. However, the parking situation can be challenging due to its location. Despite some issues with customer service, the restaurant has made an effort to address concerns, with one customer receiving a refund and a free meal coupon after a disappointing experience. Overall, Arby's is a reliable spot for a quick and tasty meal.”

3.3 Good20 Reviews
Dunkin' 392 New Karner Rd, Albany Coffee Shops • $

“Current staffing is wonderful! Just saw a nice young man, volunteer and gladly help an old woman bring things to her car. It was the sweetest, nicest kindest thing I’ve seen all day.”

2.9 Average25 Reviews
Dunkin' Dunkin' Plaza, 500 Northern Blvd, Albany Coffee Shops • $

“Dunkin' has significantly improved, with customers praising the new friendly and talkative staff. The crew handles mistakes well and ensures drinks are always good. The food is consistently hot, and customers have had positive experiences at different times of the day. The drive-through service is commendable, with many cars served within a short time. Overall, it is one of the top Dunkin' locations for many visitors.”

3 Average31 Reviews
Dunkin' 439 Madison Ave, Albany Coffee Shops • $

“Dunkin' is a popular morning restaurant known for its excellent service and delicious offerings. The vanilla bean colada and croissants are highly recommended. While the parking lot is small with only six spots, the restaurant's interior is warm and welcoming. The staff is friendly and efficient, and drinks are always freshly brewed. Despite some external issues with safety concerns and homeless individuals, the restaurant's interior is clean and well-maintained. Overall, Dunkin' is a great choice for a quick and enjoyable breakfast or morning pick-me-up, with top-notch customer service and tasty treats.”

3 Average44 Reviews
Dunkin' 677 Central Ave, Albany Coffee Shops • $

“This location was good, but it's a tight pull in on a busy street. Went inside to order it wasn't crowded, there was parking. The staff was nice and friendly. They didn't mess up the order or the food, and it was clean inside. They have a new churro donut that's supposed to taste like churros, I guess, but it doesn't. It tastes like one of those old fashion cinnamon sugar donuts, except it has a fancy shape. Like, c'mon, dd you know dang well that doesn't taste like a churro. lol maybe if they had like a caramel drizzle on it ? then maybe, but yeah, no Anywho, it's dunkin donuts what else is there to explain.”

2.7 Average28 Reviews
Dunkin' 1040 Central Ave, Albany Coffee Shops • $

“Dunkin' is a popular restaurant that offers great food and coffee. The reviews highlight the consistently hot and ready-to-go items, friendly and professional staff, and excellent service. Customers particularly enjoy the coffee, breakfast items, and the reasonable prices. Overall, Dunkin' provides a great dining experience.”

2.2 Poor19 Reviews
Dunkin' 1351 Central Ave, Albany Coffee Shops • $

“Dunkin' is a popular spot that offers decent, consistent, and tasty food and drinks. Their menu includes a variety of donuts and food options, all of which are fresh and hot. The coffee is always great, and the mobile order app makes it easy to grab a bite without breaking the bank. While the service can be hit-or-miss, with some locations having friendly and fast staff, others may have less-than-ideal attitudes. Overall, Dunkin' is a reliable choice for a quick and affordable meal or snack.”

2.5 Average25 Reviews
Dunkin' 1 Crossgates Mall Rd C203, Albany Coffee Shops • $

“Great place! Jalino at the register was awesome a great salesperson I might add because I bought stuff I didn't even come in for!”

2.2 Poor23 Reviews
The Copper Crow 904 Broadway, Albany American • $$

“The Copper Crow offers a delightful dining experience with a mix of European and Korean fusion dishes. Known for its delicious food, cocktails, and mocktails, this restaurant impresses with dishes like Brussels Sprouts and Catfish tacos. With excellent service and a great wine list, it's a must-visit spot.”

4.3 Superb249 Reviews
Albany Wasabi 195 Wolf Rd, Albany Japanese • $$

“Albany Wasabi is a great spot for all-you-can-eat sushi. The food is freshly prepared and delicious, with unique options like the mango and shrimp tempura roll. The service is top-notch and the price is unbeatable. The restaurant has enough space for large groups and is wheelchair accessible. Just be mindful of how much you order, as there are so many tempting choices. Overall, a fantastic dining experience for special occasions or a treat.”

4.3 Superb206 Reviews
Encore Lounge 71 Fuller Rd Suite 4, Albany Pubs • $$

“Encore Lounge is a lively karaoke bar with a great song selection and friendly staff. While lacking a substantial pub menu, it offers reasonable prices and a fun atmosphere for celebrations or nights out with drinks and good food. Perfect for a fun night with friends, enjoying drinks, and singing your heart out.”

4.6 Superb42 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Pizza Michelina 376 Delaware Ave, Albany Pizza • $

“Pizza Michelina in Albany offers delicious wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza with high-quality ingredients. The small, simple place has friendly staff and a cozy atmosphere. Customers highly recommend the perfectly done crust, fresh toppings like mozzarella and mushrooms, and the not-too-sweet ricotta cheesecake. Great for takeout or a small dine-in experience.”

4.6 Superb110 Reviews

“JiBeiChuan Rice Noodles & Ramen季北川 is a must-visit for foodies, offering amazing Asian cuisine and impeccable hospitality. The Mala Fish Slices Rice Noodles are a standout, with generous portions, perfect spiciness, and flavorful soft fish fillets. The Taiwanese fried chicken is also a favorite, flawlessly fried with the right crunchiness and seasoning. The menu features authentic dishes, and the staff is warm and attentive, ensuring a memorable dining experience.”

4.7 Superb62 Reviews

“Mimi's Kitchen Café serves delicious food with generous portions. Favorites include the seafood soup, Corned Beef Ruben, Loaded Nachos, Irish Nachos, and Hamburger and Fries. The café offers a variety of options, including vegetarian choices, and has a large parking lot. Its fresh and tasty dishes make it a popular spot, with delivery soon to be available.”

4.9 Superb14 Reviews
Jack's Diner 547 Central Ave, Albany Diner • $

“Jack's Diner is a popular restaurant that has been serving customers for 15 years. It is known for its American breakfast, Mexican, and El Salvadoran food options. The diner is famous for its high-quality ingredients, generous portions, and freshly made meals. The home fries are a must-try. Although there might be a wait during busy hours, it is worth it as everything is made fresh. While the service is generally good, there have been some recent complaints about the attention given to customers. Despite this, the Mexican specialties are visually appealing and receive positive reviews. The bacon egg and cheese is a customer favorite. However, there was an incident where a customer received burnt pupusas and did not receive more coffee after requesting it.”

4.5 Superb126 Reviews
Mamoun's Restaurant 206 Washington Ave, Albany Middle Eastern • $

“Mamoun's Restaurant is a go-to destination for great food, particularly for its exceptional falafel. The baklava is also a standout, setting a high standard for others to follow. The restaurant's atmosphere is romantic, with subdued lighting, and the staff and owner are always friendly. The menu offers a range of delicious options, including kebabs, special plates, and unique-tasting pilafs, all at inexpensive prices. Whether dining in or taking out, Mamoun's is a must-visit for a tasty and satisfying meal.”

4.8 Superb44 Reviews
The Spinning Gyro 38 S Pearl St, Albany Mediterranean • $

“The Spinning Gyro offers a fantastic dining experience with delicious homemade dolams that are a must-try. The restaurant provides a pleasant environment with a great selection of music, and the team is friendly and accommodating. Customers highly recommend trying the lamb and beef platter. The menu includes a variety of options, such as chicken and vegan tacos, which are both priced at $10 for 3 tacos. The vegan option uses seitan as a meat substitute, rich in protein but high in gluten. The restaurant is popular among families, with kid-friendly options available and accommodating dietary restrictions with ease. Overall, The Spinning Gyro is praised for its flavorful Mediterranean tacos, generous portions, and excellent service, making it a highly recommended dining spot.”

4.5 Superb112 Reviews
The Bread Butler 15 Wolf Road, Albany Bakery • $

“The Bread Butler is a restaurant known for its exceptional service and high-quality products. They use only top-notch ingredients and offer a "nut-free" environment. The Bread Butler provides a welcoming atmosphere with a delicious scent of freshly baked goods. Their menu includes various bread, brownies, and unique creations like a salted Carmel Roca. They have expanded their offerings to include a sandwich menu, calzone-like items, and a variety of beverages. A notable menu item is the French onion soup flavored grilled gruyere cheese sandwich with caramelized onions. The Bread Butler also offers specialty drinks such as the iced rosemary, lavender latte. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and dedicated to providing excellent service.”

4.7 Superb54 Reviews
Juices Forever 85 Central Ave, Albany Juice Bar & Smoothies • $

“Juices Forever is a welcoming spot with a professional and knowledgeable staff. The menu offers delicious and affordable options, including vegetarian and vegan choices like vegan hot plates and patties. The atmosphere is clean and vibrant, making it a great spot for families with kids. The restaurant is also wheelchair accessible.”

4.8 Superb42 Reviews

“Fiorello Importing Luigi's Deli is a family-owned restaurant that serves authentic Italian cuisine. With a history of excellence, the restaurant has maintained its high standards over the years. The menu features a range of dishes, including pizzas, chicken options, and subs, all made with high-quality ingredients. The eggplant and lasagna are standout dishes, with the latter being described as the "best" and "out of this world." The restaurant offers generous portions and a welcoming atmosphere, making it a great choice for families and those seeking a true Italian dining experience.”

4.9 Superb35 Reviews
Impossible Flavors 1810 Western Ave, Albany Latin American • $

“Impossible Flavors is a highly-recommended eatery serving delicious empanadas, curly fries, and other treats. The beef & cheese, pepperoni pizza, and buffalo chicken empanadas are standouts, and the prices are great for the quality and quantity. The restaurant's warm atmosphere and kind owner make it a must-visit for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Treat yourself to a culinary experience that will leave you feeling nostalgic and eager to return.”

4.9 Superb33 Reviews
Zoya’s 605A New Scotland Ave, Albany Pizza • $

“Zoya's offers a delightful dining experience with its thin and light pizza crust, though some may find it a bit salty. The restaurant provides excellent service, delivering orders promptly, and offers a variety of vegetarian options. The friendly staff and quality food make Zoya's a popular choice for the local community.”

4.5 Superb94 Reviews

“The Bowl (Street Noodle & Salad) offers a variety of delicious rice bowls and fresh salads. They provide good food and accommodate dietary restrictions like gluten-free options, although some sauces may contain nuts. Customers appreciate the hot and fresh meals, along with the friendly and helpful staff. Watching the staff prepare meals in cool pans adds to the experience. The restaurant's cleanliness and flavorful teas also receive high praise, making it a great spot for a tasty and satisfying meal.”

4.6 Superb63 Reviews

“Sovrana Grocery Bakery & Deli offers delicious food with very friendly service. They have a warm and inviting setting, perfect for enjoying fresh ingredients like in the veggie sub or gluten-free pepperoni pizza. While primarily serving college students, the restaurant provides reasonably priced meals post-COVID-19. The grandma pizza is a bit thick but tasty, and the vegetarian options like the Margherita Pizza or pesto pasta are flavorful. The owners, John and his wife, are accommodating and welcoming, ensuring you find something you like. Keep in mind that parking is street-only, and the restaurant may not be very kid-friendly due to limited seating and no high chairs available.”

4.5 Superb91 Reviews
Stacks Espresso Bar 488 Broadway, Albany Coffee Shops • $

“Stacks Espresso Bar is a popular spot in Albany, known for their great coffee and breakfast options. Customers appreciate the friendly staff and cozy atmosphere. While the menu may be limited for non-meat eaters, the truffles are a must-try. With multiple locations, it's a convenient place to grab a sit-down latte or delicious breakfast sandwich. Whether you're in town for a trade show or just looking for a place to work, Stacks Espresso Bar is worth a visit for a satisfying meal and good coffee.”

4.6 Superb62 Reviews

“Nyx: A Scratch Baking Co. is a delightful bakery that offers delicious food and excellent service. Popular items include their coffee, banana muffins, and various cinnamon rolls. The owner, Shannon, is known for her warmth and friendliness. The bakery offers options for dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan items. Although seating is limited, the Halloween decorations add a fun touch. It is highly recommended to visit and try their delectable treats.”

4.6 Superb62 Reviews
Dove + Deer 32 Dove St, Albany Cocktail Bar • $$

“Dove + Deer offers a beautiful atmosphere, with attention to detail throughout the space, including the bathrooms. The restaurant caters to various diets, serving both vegan options like the fantastic vegan lo mein and non-vegan options like the best burger. The menu also features the delicious Kong Pow Brussel sprouts, Spicy Kale Caesar salad with salmon, and a great selection of NA beers. With lovely service and a great beer selection, Dove + Deer is a highly recommended spot.”

4.4 Superb81 Reviews
Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen 942 Broadway, Albany Bar & Grill • $$

“Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen is a bustling college bar known for its lively atmosphere and fun activities like karaoke nights and live music performances. The friendly staff serves surprisingly good food, including popular items like the rodeo burger and hot dog specials. The bar is a great spot for college students to let loose and have fun, with a nice vibe and a layout that accommodates different types of people. Despite some limitations, like limited seating and crowded environments, it's a fun spot to check out on weekends.”

4.5 Superb53 Reviews
Loch & Quay 414 Broadway, Albany Beer Bar • $$

“Loch & Quay in Albany is a quaint Bar & Grill with delicious food and solid drinks. The grandson of the original owner serves as a friendly bartender who provides great meal suggestions. The portions are huge and the atmosphere is welcoming. While not a "must go to" spot, it is considered one of the nicer establishments in downtown Albany, perfect for a casual bite and beer.”

4.5 Superb51 Reviews
Rosanna's 23 Dove St, Albany Italian • $$

“Rosanna's is a restaurant that offers high-quality food, service, and ambiance. The menu is focused and imaginative, with frequent changes and specials based on seasonal ingredients. There is a nice mix of salads, appetizers, small plates, and main dishes, all of which are well-prepared and presented. The dessert menu is mouth-watering, featuring housemade gelato and sorbet in various flavors, some of which are vegetarian or vegan. Rosanna's also has an impressive cocktail menu, including original cocktails, classic cocktails, specialty dessert cocktails, and non-alcoholic "mocktails." The wine and beer selection is excellent, and there is a good variety of aperitifs and digestifs. The service is friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable, with waitstaff who remember repeat customers and their dietary restrictions. The ambiance at Rosanna's is cozy and inviting, with warm decor and multiple separate rooms for dining. There is also a nice outdoor sidewalk patio for outdoor dining. Rosanna's has become a favorite restaurant for many, with plentiful vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options always available on the menu. Rosanna's catering services have also received high praise, with the best wedding food and appetizers ever tasted at a wedding event. The Brazilian food catered by Rosanna's at a recent wedding was particularly memorable, with delicious beans, meat, salad, and rice with veggies. Overall, Rosanna's is a standout restaurant in the Capital Region, with something for everyone to enjoy.”

4.4 Superb74 Reviews
288 Lark Wine & Tap 288 Lark St, Albany Italian • $$

“288 Lark Wine & Tap offers an exceptional Italian dining experience, with a welcoming and attentive staff led by Chef Ali. The Cacio e Pepe, tiramisu, and limoncello spritz are highly recommended. This wine bar, known for its excellent selection of wine and homemade limoncello/orangecello, is a must-visit for wine lovers. The food is delicious and authentic, making it a new go-to spot for many. Located in Albany, it is a great place to visit after a movie at the Spectrum. Owner Ali and Chef Tony, who has experience in Calabria, Italy, ensure a memorable experience. Parking is convenient and easily accessible.”

4.8 Superb25 Reviews
Sushi Tei 1800 Western Ave, Albany Japanese • $$

“Sushi Tei offers delicious sushi and sashimi with generous portions at affordable prices. Customers enjoy dishes like salmon sashimi, edamame, tofu, angry dragon roll, and salmon lover roll. The restaurant is clean, staff are friendly, and they value customer satisfaction. The sushi box for lunch is just the right amount. With fresh and top-quality sushi, it's a favorite spot in the area, comparable to renowned places in Vancouver BC. Customers appreciate the accommodating staff and frequent visits to enjoy the great food.”

4.4 Superb65 Reviews
Druthers Brewing Company 1053 Broadway, Albany Brewpubs • $$

“Druthers Brewing Company is a restaurant known for its excellent beers and delicious food. The menu offers a variety of tasty dishes, including mac and cheese, fried chicken sandwich, wedge salad, monkey bread, and wings. Portion sizes are generous, and the restaurant can accommodate large groups. The atmosphere is described as chill, lively, and not too noisy. The staff, particularly the waitresses, are commended for their excellent service. It is a place where customers have enjoyed great experiences and would gladly return to.”

4.3 Superb118 Reviews
Black & Blue Steak and Crab 1470 Western Ave, Albany Steak House • $$$

“Black & Blue Steak and Crab offers a top-notch dining experience with excellent service and delicious food. The atmosphere is relaxing and perfect for special occasions with comfortable ambience. The ribeye with bearnaise sauce and mashed potatoes are recommended, along with the delightful crème brûlée for dessert. The Filet mignon with truffle butter is also a must-try. While the prices are on the higher side, the quality of the food makes it well worth it. A highly recommended restaurant for those looking for a pleasant and enjoyable meal.”

4.2 Good386 Reviews
Ruth's Chris Steak House 1 Metro Park Rd, Albany Steak House • $$$$

“Ruth's Chris Steak House in Albany offers exceptional service and perfectly cooked steaks in a beautiful setting. While service on busy holidays like Mothers' Day can be slow, the overall experience is worth it. The regular menu still impresses, with top-notch appetizers, salads, and drinks. Whether celebrating a special occasion or just enjoying a nice evening out, Ruth's Chris Steak House provides a fabulous dining experience that is sure to be cherished.”

4.2 Good335 Reviews
Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse 1553 Central Ave, Albany Steak House • $$

“Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse is a Capital Region staple, serving traditionally prepared and presented dishes with a focus on quality over quantity. While some dishes may lack flavor, the menu offers a variety of options, and the staff is consistently polite, attentive, and efficient. With prompt service and a welcoming atmosphere, this restaurant provides a pleasant dining experience.”

4.2 Good288 Reviews
Cafe Calabria II 1736 Western Ave, Albany Italian • $$

“Cafe Calabria II is a locally owned and family-run Italian restaurant that serves high-quality food with generous portions at an affordable price. The menu features classic dishes such as Chicken and Eggplant Parm, which are made with fresh and homemade ingredients. The restaurant also offers a wide range of sides, including pasta, and signature cocktails. The staff is professional, friendly, and knowledgeable, making it a great place to dine in-house. The restaurant is known for its homemade red sauce, which is a standout, and its homemade Pineapple Cheesecake is a must-try dessert. With a large bar and drink menu, Cafe Calabria II is a great spot for both locals and visitors.”

4.3 Superb87 Reviews
TORO Cantina 111 Wolf Rd, Albany Mexican • $$

“Toro Cantina offers a delightful dining experience with excellent food and outstanding service. The menu features delicious options, and the bartenders are knowledgeable and friendly. Taco Tuesdays are a hit, and the chips, guacamole, and margaritas are exceptional. The patio has been nicely redecorated, making it a great spot for al fresco dining. Generous portions and leftovers ensure great value for your money.”

4.2 Good261 Reviews

“Barcelona Restaurant-Wine Bar is a popular dining destination known for its delicious food, attentive service, and welcoming atmosphere. The servers are polite, knowledgeable, and go out of their way to accommodate dietary restrictions, including gluten allergies. Reservations are recommended, as the restaurant fills up quickly. Whether enjoying a family meal or a night out with friends, Barcelona Restaurant-Wine Bar provides a consistently enjoyable dining experience.”

4.3 Superb85 Reviews
TapAsia Asian Tapas 227 Lark St #1101, Albany Asian Fusion • $$

“TapAsia Asian Tapas offers a delicious and extensive menu at reasonable prices. The service is excellent and the atmosphere cozy. Customers highly recommend the tapas options and specific dishes like dumplings, Pad Thai, and drunken noodles with beef. The restaurant is known for its award-winning seafood chowder and has a friendly staff that memorizes orders. Whether you're a local or just visiting, TapAsia Asian Tapas is a must-visit spot for tasty Asian cuisine.”

4.5 Superb36 Reviews
Dutch's Place 462 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany Bar • $$

“Dutch's Place is a hidden gem that exceeds expectations. Despite its unassuming exterior, the interior has a warm and friendly neighborhood vibe, attracting locals who come to hang out with friends. The food is a highlight, with tender and flavorful garlic Parmesan wings and incredible pizzas that stay crispy and perfect for days. The menu features unique options like cheese with pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, and roasted red peppers. While there may be occasional miscommunication with orders, the staff is responsive and willing to make things right. Overall, Dutch's Place is a welcoming spot with great food and a cozy atmosphere.”

4.7 Superb21 Reviews
Tara Kitchen 1785 Western Ave, Albany Moroccan • $$

“Tara Kitchen is a unique restaurant that offers amazing food. Despite some minor hiccups, the staff goes above and beyond to provide a great experience. The Schenectady location offers a buffet with delicious vegetarian options, while the Albany location serves flavorful dishes like buttery pita and spicy harissa. The chicken may not always be perfect, but the lamb is tender and tasty. Most dishes are gluten, soy, nut, and dairy-free, making it a great option for those with dietary restrictions. Overall, Tara Kitchen is a must-visit for anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind dining experience.”

4.3 Superb71 Reviews
Bar Vegan 205 Lark St, Albany Vegan • $$

“Bar Vegan offers exceptional cuisine with incredible flavors. Despite being pretty empty on a Friday night, the restaurant's food is worth exploring. While the cocktails may seem pre-mixed, the food, including the bar vegan sushi roll, exceeds expectations with unique flavors and textures.”

4.3 Superb62 Reviews
The Hollow Bar + Kitchen 79 N Pearl St, Albany American • $$

“The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is a fantastic choice for dining in Downtown Albany. The restaurant offers a wide variety of food options, from casual burgers to more elaborate entrees, all served in a nice atmosphere. Customers appreciate the craft beer selection and impressive cocktail menu. The Salmon Burger and Beer Cheese Burger were highlights, both served with delicious sweet potato fries. The chowder and Nokia Chou salad were also standouts. The service is excellent, with friendly staff creating a welcoming environment. The old building adds to the cool and interesting ambiance. For private events, the restaurant is well-organized, offering extensive menus and online prices. Overall, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is a top-notch dining spot with great food and drinks.”

4.2 Good114 Reviews
Cafe Madison 1100 Madison Ave, Albany Breakfast • $$

“Cafe Madison is a nice cafe with plenty of seating. The food is very good, with standout dishes like the raspberry oatmeal pancakes. The staff is friendly, but be prepared for wait times of at least 30 minutes on Sundays. Despite the crowds, the cafe offers a waiting area and parking out back. The coffee is also a highlight, making it a recommended spot for breakfast or brunch.”

4.2 Good113 Reviews

“The Lark Street Tavern is a popular spot for entertainment and dining, known for its Jazz Tuesdays and Sunday brunches. The restaurant has a cozy back room, perfect for large groups and special events, with a retro chic décor and comfortable seating. The menu features tasty options such as pork rib sliders, queso mac & cheese, shrimp, and nachos. The staff is friendly, efficient, and attentive, making sure every guest is well taken care of. Although some note a change in management, the bartenders continue to receive praise for their excellent service and drink-making skills. Overall, the Lark Street Tavern is a great place for both food and entertainment.”

4.3 Superb53 Reviews

“Hana Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar provides excellent food and service. The restaurant is recommended for large groups, offering reasonable prices for quality meals. While there was a slight delay in serving a sushi dinner compared to the hibachi menu, the attentive and kind staff made up for it. Overall, a great dining experience with delicious food and friendly service.”

4.2 Good104 Reviews
Madison Pour House 1110 Madison Ave, Albany Pubs • $$

“Madison Pour House is a neighborhood bar that offers a wide selection of beer taps and an expansive can list. It is a popular spot for trivia and watching soccer games, with a friendly staff. Vegetarian options are available, including a beyond-burger taco, although vegan cheese options would be a nice addition. The bar has multiple TVs and a great ambiance. The "everything" pretzels are a popular menu item, and while the cheese dip is good, some may find it not the best they've had.”

4.4 Superb33 Reviews

“The Honey Baked Ham Company offers delicious food and excellent customer service. The staff is friendly, helpful, and polite, making it a pleasant dining experience. The menu includes the HoneyBaked sandwich, Ham salad, Ham classic, and sliced turkey, all of which are fresh and high-quality. Although the pricing is slightly high, the large portion sizes make it worthwhile. The store is clean and has a great ambiance. It's a perfect place for a meal or to order to-go.”

4.5 Superb23 Reviews
Samurai Japanese Restaurant 158 Wolf Rd, Albany Japanese • $$

“Samurai Japanese Restaurant offers a delightful dining experience with its fresh and unique sushi rolls. The service is generally fast, though some customers wish the staff would check in more frequently. The menu features an extensive selection, including rolls with steak that are well-received. The drinks are a mixed bag, with some inconsistencies, but the Blackberry Margarita is a standout. Overall, this restaurant is a favorite for celebrating special occasions, with top-notch food and wonderful cocktails that keep customers coming back.”

4.2 Good84 Reviews
Kazan Sushi, Ramen & BBQ 1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Albany Ramen • $$

“Kazan Sushi, Ramen & BBQ serves fresh, delicious Japanese cuisine at great prices with generous portions. The sashimi oceans is a highlight, and the service is wonderful. This clean and welcoming restaurant is a hidden gem, perfect for a birthday celebration or any occasion.”

4.2 Good77 Reviews
Shining Rainbow 209 Central Ave, Albany Chinese • $$

“Shining Rainbow is a Chinese restaurant located in Albany known for its great customer service and delicious food. The staff is gracious and professional, handling any issues promptly and efficiently. The restaurant offers an extensive menu with authentic and perfectly flavored dishes, including a hot pot option with various broths, meats, and vegetables. The ambiance is cozy with a beautiful decor, and the service is attentive, providing hot Jasmine Tea for customers upon arrival. With a wide selection of live fish and other menu options, Shining Rainbow is a great choice for various tastes and preferences.”

4.2 Good76 Reviews
Kitchen 216 161 Washington Ave Ext, Albany Southern • $$

“Kitchen 216 is a must-visit for flavorful and perfectly seasoned soul food. Visitors praise the delicious meals, like the sweet jerk sauce with fried shrimp. The pineapple tea is a hit, and the owner's attentive and personable attitude adds to the inviting atmosphere. Guests appreciate the good vibes and welcoming staff. With a variety of daily specials, this restaurant offers a unique and tasty experience. Don't miss out on the chance to try their signature sweet jerk sauce, which you can even purchase in a bottle. Whether you park by the store or at Walmart, a visit to Kitchen 216 promises a delicious and hospitable dining experience.”

4.2 Good74 Reviews
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