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The Barnsider Restaurant

480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 869-2448
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Ranked #109 of 602 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: $1 - $30
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Poestenkill, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I worked on Wolf Road for nearly 30 years and in the '70s The Barnsider was one of my regular treats for lunch once a month or so. Similarly, at that time there were no other steak-houses in the area which combined the atmosphere, food - they cut and aged their own beef - and fun service. We had MANY... More 

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Belmont, New York, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

They do have an extensive salad bar so if you don't care for the entrée you won't go hungry. That said I have had good and not so great entrees. I don't usually order steak so that may be the difference. The fish offerings did not impress.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've been here half a dozen times over the last several years. The pub food is fairly standard pub grub, but always tasty. The food in the dining room is more sophisticated and they make one of the better steaks in Albany. The seafood is also really good. They have a fantastic salad bar with SO many options, delicious breads... More 

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Germantown, New York
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135 reviews 135 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Barnsider serves excellent food both in their pub and restaurant. For less expensive pub fare try the pub side. There is a large bar and some tables surrounding a bar. The restaurant is very large and there is a nice size salad bar. The homemade bread is delicious.

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Manassas, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Quick service, but not overbearing. You cannot go wrong with their steak or seafood. It is easy to locate and has lots of parking, and I have never had to have a reservation

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Clifton Park, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Came here for dinner with my fiancé, brother and sister-in-law. Everyone was very pleased with their meals and our server was extremely friendly and attentive. I ordered the baked scallop combo with prime sirloin. The scallops were so amazing I might just have to get a full platter of them next time! Cooked perfectly in wine, butter and garlic. Sirloin... More 

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Northport, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Huge restaurant, fair prices and an awesome salad bar make this a great destination for families and bargain-conscious diners. The restaurant is huge and takes reservations which is a must especially on weekends. Good selection of entrees. It's always bustling and you'll be making lots of trips to the salad bar! Enjoy.

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Albany, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Barnsider has been an Albany staple since, I believe, the dawn of time. It's very pretty outside, and a little cavernous inside. It's like a dressed-up college dinning hall. I've been there several times because it is a favorite of my step daughter's and her fiancé. I don't eat red meat so I cannot attest to the steak. My... More 

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Colonie, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Never had a bad meal at the Barnsider, great place to go, even when it is not your birthday. Great specials that night.

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Upstate NY
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My husband and I have eaten steak all over the globe, and the sirloin for two at the Barnsider is by far and away our favorite. After our last trip (which included steak at two very pricey steakhouse restaurants, one a 5 star) we couldn't wait to get back and have a really succulent and delicious one! My advice: build... 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 1 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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