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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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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
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
Special occasion was NOT special here...

If you're just looking to go out for a great steak, this place will work for you (your water glass will never empty.) However, if you're celebrating a birthday, be prepared to PROVE IT. We went there last night to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday (it was her 1st trip to a real steak house... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Teena W
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Long Island, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We came here on a Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary. We had to wait for a table but not too long. The service was good and the steak was excellent. The price was a little high but worth it.

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Long Island, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you're just looking to go out for a great steak, this place will work for you (your water glass will never empty.) However, if you're celebrating a birthday, be prepared to PROVE IT. We went there last night to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday (it was her 1st trip to a real steak house; and her younger siblings 1st... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We have been dining at the Barnsider for more than 30 years. It has never failed to live up to it's wonderful reputation. Excellent steak , a full menu of seafood and steaks, accompanied by a simple but crisp salad bar. Recommended for a special meal. Also, large enough to handle large groups. Great staff.

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Niskayuna, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

You need to go here and you need to get the Filet Mignon Bearnaise. I cannot put in to words how amazing this steak is. Oh. My. Lord. It's a little pricey, but man is it worth it.

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Albany, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We always celebrate our special occasions here, like birthdays and anniversaries. We also go to Barnsider when we want to feel special. Food is excellent and the staff treat us like royalty. Half of birthday celebrant's entree is also nice.

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Guilderland, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Love eating in the Hawkeye Grill. The Iowa Hawkey is my favorite! Food is great, service a perfect 10. Bartender was the best! For the money, you can't beat it. You can even get their salad bar for a couple of bucks added to your meal.

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Clifton Park, New York, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I walked in and expected this would be a great dinner by the look of the place but boy was I wrong. We were looking for someplace with a good steak. My boyfriend ordered his medium rare and it came out well done. And a server never came back to us or near our table for so long we just... More 

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Albany, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Excellent service. Great salad bar. Food is spot on. Nice place to visit for birthdays and special occasions. Great bar area, service and selection. Half off entree on your actual birthday. They do parties of 30 or more in the back dining room which is great for banquets or larger dinner parties. The open kitchen is nice as well for... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Try the bar area for dining. It's casual with a great atmosphere and the service is very friendly! The burgers are always really tasty, and the salads are great too!

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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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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: 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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