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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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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Relax With Friends & Great Food!!

I have to say that this place is one of my favorites in the Albany, NY area. it's easy to get to, has tons of parking and the ambiance and appointment of the interior provides almost a relaxing atmosphere to have a nice, casual dinner with friends, "more than friends" and business associates... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Litehous
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Greene County, NY
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  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great ambiance...lots of wooden character. Food is excellent and the service is also excellent. I recommend the steak tips or the Iowa Hawkeye!!!

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Greene County, NY
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have to say that this place is one of my favorites in the Albany, NY area. it's easy to get to, has tons of parking and the ambiance and appointment of the interior provides almost a relaxing atmosphere to have a nice, casual dinner with friends, "more than friends" and business associates. Though sometimes it gets just a bit... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The best steak and seafood restaurant around. The Scallops are to die for. The staff and great and service is great. Good wine selection and a great salad bar. would highly recommend

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was a terrific place to get together with friends. Great food, beautiful atmosphere, and good service. The lobster role was pure heaven.

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Cohoes, New York
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The stars available don't reflect the "Good" rating I wanted to give the Barnsider. This restaurant has had its ups and downs over the years. Yesterday's experience was mainly good. But I am glad I had a discount to help offset the price and the "errors". We went with friends who hadn't been there in MANY years due to a... More 

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Sainte Agathe des Monts, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Been there many times,always had enjoyable meal Good food,very nice salad bar ,with attentive service Rib eye ,new York sirloin, prime rib.....highly recommended Th optional sides of mushrooms and double baked potatoes were excellelant,cannot judge the rest of th menu ,since I always stick to the above here

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We visited this establishment for a birthday dinner. Although the size of the place is small we had very quick service from the waitstaff. Two in my party thought it was a little two fast, but we knew from experience this restaurant has a huge following and they try and accommodate many dining guests. Hey nothing wrong with that. Menu... More 

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Albany, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We recently celebrated our daughters birthday at the Barnsider. While the staff was efficient and friendly, the prices were very overpriced. We do not mind spending money on a good, quality dinner, but the quality of food did not match the prices. Unfortunately, we will not be returning to the Barnsider. There are too many other restaurants in the Capital... More 

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Colonie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My family truly enjoys eating at the Barnsider, so much so, my daughter wanted to have her graduation dinner there. The good people at the Barnsider, gave us a private spot for the entire family. Had room to talk with family members and mingle. Dinner was excellent. Staff took very good care of us.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Our supper club of six recently met at the Barnsider for cocktails, steaks and conversation. The rustic restaurant is a long-time Albany area fixture seen from the Northway and found just off Wolf Road. The place is really quite "campy" with it's rustic decor and do-it-yourself salad bar featuring lots of iceberg lettuce. Our steaks and sides were just average…... More 

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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: Large groups, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?