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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, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 64
    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
3.5 Stars

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Rrose411
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Cohoes, New York
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  • Special occasions
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Cohoes, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 14 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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West Haven, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My family has been going to The Barnsider for years. The service has always been fantastic and friendly, and the food has always been amazing. The times that are few and far between where your order isn't absolutely perfect, if you make your server aware they are more than happy to make it right for you, with no gripes about... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Decor is an old barn, but food is first class. Service is excellent. Bar area, with happy hour buffet, is a great place to meet up with family and friends. Free popcorn and many TVs are great when trying to catch a sports event.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Love the food and atmosphere especially in the tavern. Relaxing and enjoyable...Lisa is our favorite server...very sweet and efficient. Whether you want to linger over drinks or have a quick bite to eat, this is a perfect spot for a great meal....love the cosmos, very tasty, steak and scallops are consistently good.

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upstate, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Barnsider has a long history and has successfully maintained an excellent reputation over the years. I love the menu which offers a nice selection of beef, chicken, and seafood dishes. They are know for their beef. I recently had the Baked stuffed shrimp and beef tenderloin medallions which was a delicious combo dish. They also have a very nice... More 

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Additional Information about The Barnsider Restaurant

Address: 480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205
Phone Number: (518) 869-2448
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
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
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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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