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The Point Restaurant and Lounge

1100 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208-2248
518-729-5383
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English first
Albany, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We opted for The Point when we discovered that New World no longer serves dinner past 10 PM and were pleasantly surprised with our choice, as we hadn't been there in a while (it was always great, just a little further distance for us). I ordered the tuna steak with purple sticky jasmine rice and fried okra, which was a... More 

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Albany, NY
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150 reviews 150 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by The Point. I don't frequent many Albany restaurants but this is one I have returned to and brought friends. The menu is a delight to choose from, the service was attentive and friendly but they knew when to leave us alone, and though the place was a little loud for my taste, the atmosphere was... More 

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Watervliet, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This restaurant is especially nice as it has a large choice of seating areas, from energetic and lively near the bar to quieter rooms and nooks off the main area. The menu has a wonderful variety, from beef and pork tenderloin to seafood and pasta. Most nights there are also imaginative specials and the appetizers themselves are generous enough to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I ate at this restaurant 2 1/2 weeks ago and got salmonella poisoning. I'm not sure what dish is was, but it was definitely something I ate there. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

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Albany, New York, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We live a few miles down the road and find ourselves in here about once a month. Our last visit was great, and we consistently get great food and service. The local craft brews are always a welcome treat and the food coming out of the kitchen was just amazing. On our last visit we enjoyed a great flatbread appetizer... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I'm sorry Saratoga, I know you think you win the restaurant game but The Point is, hands down, the best restaurant around. The food is amazing, the bartenders are actual mixologists and will create you a drink based on any time of feeling or theme you throw out to them. The atmosphere is great. This is my all time favorite... More 

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Charlton, New York, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Amazing, serendipitous discovery ! Wife and I were in Albany, late afternoon, and I suggested grabbing a bite. Stumbled onto this incredible, very affordable choice. Grilled Salad with walnuts and strawberries and also Beef Short Rib Nachos for a starter, with a beautiful, full-flavored IPA and wife had a Summery signature fruity Martini. Wanted something quick and fairly light for... More 

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Schenectady, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I like the choices ranging from pub fare to entrees. The food was delicious, atmosphere was great and the dessert was big enough for 4 of us to share!! We will definitely be back!

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Albany, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is a great place for the 30+ crowd. It is elegant yet casual. The bar area has high top tables so plenty of seating. The food is great. I have eaten here several times and always enjoy my meal. I highly recommend it for a girl's night out or date night.

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Albany, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Food is excellent...one of the best burgers anywhere! Rustic decor....love the brick walls...the mirror rm is wonderful. Nice place for a date on the weekend late afternoon when it's quiet.

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Additional Information about The Point Restaurant and Lounge

Address: 1100 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208-2248
Phone Number: 518-729-5383
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American, Italian

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