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The Point Restaurant and Lounge

1100 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208-2248
518-729-5383
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Ranked #29 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Jul 23, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Albany, New York, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 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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Waterford ny
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The Point is an excellent restaurant on Madison Ave in Albany. My wife and I have visited this restaurant dozens of times over the years, and were initially drawn to it because of a very friendly/ genuine bartender named Elaine. Her service was awesome, and her personality always made us feel welcome. The food has always been outstanding, as well... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We met friends for dinner. We had a reservation and we seated promptly. Service was adequate to good. The menu is odd; every item had one too many ingredients. I'm a pizza fanatic. There were 6-8 pizzas on the menu but none I'd even consider. I have a sweet tooth but there was no dessert I'd consider. I love bread... More

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Albany, NY
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Part way through our meal, my companion looked at me and said, "we are never coming here again." Friday night was very, very busy with a raucous bar crowd, happily imbibing. Having learned on an earlier visit that reservations are necessary in this busy venue, we had a dining room reservation and were seated immediately. However, the dining room quickly... More

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Albany, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Went to dinner tonight, about 5pm so it was not busy. Ordered the Fall Scallop Risotto. The meal was so salty I couldn't eat it. The risotto looked like a pile of rice. I sent back most of the meal explaining to our server the issue, she agreed to tell the kitchen. No one came out to talk with us....... More

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