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The Barnsider Restaurant

480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 869-2448
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Ranked #104 of 599 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
Manassas, Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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upstate ny
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We went as a group of 12 over this past weekend and were appalled at the service and quality of the food. I had the Beef wellington (28.95) which included a burnt mushroom duxelle, a undercooked phyllo dough shell that was burnt on the bottom, and a 5 oz piece of tenderloin (not prime grade), with hardly enough demi glace... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Our server, David, and our additional waitstaff were very personable and attentive to our needs. Haddock stuffed with crabmeat was excellent! Salad bar good especially the sharp cheddar and fresh Italian bread. Unfortunately no room for dessert. Would recommend highly and I was glad to have had a nice dining experience.

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New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It a fine place for a family style steak dinner. Nothing spectacular, but I enjoyed it. Location is good.

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Lapeer, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Cool steak knives but very dull. Small steak, big price. If you want to take Momma somewhere nice. Well then don't take her here. But hey at least I paid a lot. Recommended really, come on!

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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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