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The Wine Bar and Bistro On Lark

200-202 Lark St., Albany, NY 12210
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Austin, Texas
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226 reviews 226 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had six of us, all staying just up the street at Morgan State House, just a short walk away. Sit at the table outside in the rear, although the basement spaces look cozy. Our server was great, she remembered six wine by the glass choices without writing anything down! We decided to attack the starter portion of the menu... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The small, charming bistro was a recommended by the staff at the Morgan State House. It is below street level with a wine cellar vibe and has a rear terrace. The food is simply sublime. I started with the grilled asparagus with mushroom, fried egg and grana padano shavings followed by the lamb chops, with slow baked eggplant and what... More

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Barrington, RI
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family lives in the country outside of Albany and we decided to head to the "big city" for dinner the last time we were visiting. The nice thing about the Albany area is the highways are in pretty good shape and the traffic is rarely bad. On the way to the restaurant, you do pass through some run-down areas... More

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Washington DC
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198 reviews 198 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I think this place can be great. For appetizers we had: escargot (cooked nicely, but too much lemon and can use more garlic), crab cakes (flavor was great, can use less breading). For main course we had: pork shoulder (there was too much sweet sauce), and snapper. We had a cheesecake for dessert which was good. The presentation for all... More

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Laguna Beach, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was staying in Albany on business and wanted a nice glass of wine with a decent meal. The nearby inn that I had stayed, had recommended the Bistro that I could walk to. It is in the basement of a building so you have to look for the sign. They have an outdoor dining patio that I recommend on... More

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I had dinner here while visiting in Albany the week of the birthday. The weather was great and we were able to get a table in the garden. We were seated promptly. Our server Kyle and all the staff were personable, looked fashionably professional and had a good knowledge of the food and wine. We shared the crab cake starter,... More

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Albany, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I brought my husband here for his birthday dinner and we had a fabulous meal. It was early on a Tuesday so we had the place almost to ourselves. Our table was great...a secluded little "cave" for two. Atmosphere is quiet and romantic. Dinner was fantastic...I have a gluten allergy and everything they prepared was delicious. I had the clams... More

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NYC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Great spot worth the wait! We sat outside at the patio which was glorious. Food was awesome, decent prices and fantastic selections. I felt the staff could have been more welcoming, they seemed almost annoyed by having us there.

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Schodack, NY
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157 reviews 157 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Additional Information about The Wine Bar and Bistro On Lark

Address: 200-202 Lark St., Albany, NY 12210
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: American

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