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The Barnsider Restaurant

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480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 869-2448
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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 41
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  • 17
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice dinner

Visited last night for dinner and had the fish special. Was cooked slightly more than I would have desired but overall a very good meal and great service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Langdon H
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited last night for dinner and had the fish special. Was cooked slightly more than I would have desired but overall a very good meal and great service.

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Pittsburgh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Just the other night I was there with my Daughter and Grand Daughters . The service was excellent and the meal better than that. E mes leas about 28$ per person and plentiful. I highly recommend this place.

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Albany, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Barnsider is a consistently good bet if you like beef or swordfish. the menu tends to be on the conservative side, but the food is always fresh and hot. If they mess up, they will make it right for you. Customer service is a very big thing for this place with a great tradition in Albany.

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Albany, New York, Usa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

You will never go wrong here. They have consistent good food. All dishes!! The salad bar is awesome and the wait staff is great !

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Boston
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The salad bar offerings were fresh but very basic with a reasonable selection of dressings. My husband's medium rare prime rib was closer to rare while my medium rare top sirloin was a tad dry and closer to medium (with a fair amount if gristle). Not a home run, for sure.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Fantastic food, excellent and fresh salad bar. Nice lounge area with popcorn and crackers and cheese.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Have always loved this place, had an amazing time, service was amazing...they made my daughter and I feel special by giving us carnations😍

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Boston
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30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Dined here recently with friends while heading towards Saratoga Springs. It's an excellent steak and seafood restaurant with a fabulous fresh salad bar. We have eaten at one of their other properties, The Beverly Depot, so we are familiar with their menu. I had filet and baked stuff scallops, the filet could be cut with a butter knife and the... More 

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Albany, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

the beef is better than average and is among the best in the Albany area. In our party we had prime rib and filet mignon. The were both cooked as ordered and were delicious. Our table also had sword fish and stuffed shrimp. Both were well cooked and tasty. The starches are the usual, potato or rice. We ordered a... More 

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Albany, New York
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27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited this facility for the first time with family and I would recommend it. The menu is typical American cuisine so there are no surprises and the prices are very reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: (518) 869-2448

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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