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The Wine Bar and Bistro On Lark

200-202 Lark St., Albany, NY 12210
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Ranked #7 of 585 restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Schodack, NY
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We dined at Wire bar and Bistro on Lark last night - Its in the basement of an older Lark Street building - great little funky place - loved the decor. Also a great outside eating area. Service was good -seated quickly. Bottle of wine arrived promptly. We waiting quite some time for someone to take our order. We didn't... More

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Saratoga
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I wish the Wine Bar were closer to me - I would definitely go there once a week! It is so charming - a series of small brick walled rooms, each with a welcoming fireplace. Kevin the owner is wonderful and welcomed us with a complimentary aperitif. The menu was small enough to know that everything was going to be... More

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Boston, MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Having grown up in New York, I honestly wasn't expecting much in terms of culture and cuisine from Albany. But it was the logical stop along a road trip, and the meal we thoroughly enjoyed at The Wine Bar and Bistro and Lark may lead us to make Albany a new destination rather than just a stop-over. The atmosphere is... More

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Addison, Vermont
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

For an overnight in Albany just before Thanksgiving, this was a great surprise. As noted by others, the place is very unassuming from the outside, as you walk down into what is basically a basement. The place is small, only ten tables in three separate rooms and the atmosphere is intimate and very well done. The menu is small but... More

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Albany, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you want a delicious meal, fairly priced delivered by some of the best servers in Albany, come here. Lovely selections on to regular menu are accompanied by daily specials. Great wine selection and cozy ambiance. Be sure to check out the patio when the weather permits!

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Crestwood, Kentucky, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We were seated outside at the only 2 person table left available, which unfortunately was right under a hanging plant. I understand not wanting to use up larger tables, but there was plenty of other seating available. The drinks were good, but rather pricey. The food was good, but again - a bit overpriced. Overall, it was a good meal,... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Albany. In a small city loaded with chain restaurants, it stands out. The food is fabulous and well presented. I'm not a big wine drinker, but friends who are love the wine list as well. You can't beat the ambiance - several little rooms with only a few tables and a fireplace... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

It doesn't look like much from the outside. It was recommended to us by the inn host. Anyway we went in and the food and atmosphere was amazing. A little more upscale and felt like you were actually out for dinner. Service excellent. Art work on the walls from local artists

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

I have been a patron of The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark since the 3rd day of my residency here in Albany. I am in the restaurant a few times a week (have been for 2 years at this point) if you do the math that is 312 times in 2 years....yikes! I just did the math and think... More

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Albany, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I have gone to this restaurant for,a few years and introduced several friends to it. My experience was overpriced cheese platter, which I have had before, 3 pieces of cheese, supposedly 6oz., no way . I have had this before and it was extremely disappointing. No fresh fruit such as blueberries. I mentioned this to the owner. Also 3 charges... More

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