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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 - 9:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Half Price Entree on Birthday

the beef is better than average and is among the best in the Albany area. In our party we had prime rib and filet mignon. The were both cooked as ordered and were delicious. Our table also had sword fish and stuffed shrimp. Both were well cooked and tasty. The starches are the usual, potato or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
nylindajohn
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Albany, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Have always loved this place, had an amazing time, service was amazing...they made my daughter and I feel special by giving us carnations😍

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Dined here recently with friends while heading towards Saratoga Springs. It's an excellent steak and seafood restaurant with a fabulous fresh salad bar. We have eaten at one of their other properties, The Beverly Depot, so we are familiar with their menu. I had filet and baked stuff scallops, the filet could be cut with a butter knife and the... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

the beef is better than average and is among the best in the Albany area. In our party we had prime rib and filet mignon. The were both cooked as ordered and were delicious. Our table also had sword fish and stuffed shrimp. Both were well cooked and tasty. The starches are the usual, potato or rice. We ordered a... More 

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Albany, New York
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27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited this facility for the first time with family and I would recommend it. The menu is typical American cuisine so there are no surprises and the prices are very reasonable.

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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Barnsider. Extensive menu choices. Starting off was the salad bar, fairly simple selections but all very fresh. Several of us enjoyed the ginger scallion swordfish with either potato or seamed veggies. It was quite good, although the ginger scallion butter topping didn't add much ginger or scallion flavor. The crab stuffed haddock was flavorful... More 

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On the road again
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Went here with friends of mine have known for 45 years about the same length of time BS has been open dating back to its days at Colonie Center. Steaks, chops, salad bar are very good not quite as good as a Capital Grille but real close but more important not as pricey either. You can't go wrong at BS....

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Albany, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We have been here a number of times and have always had a pleasant experience. The restaurant is known for its beef but they also have good fish.

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Ft Walton Beach FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Been to The Barnsider several times while in Albany for business over the last 8 years. I like the casual, rustic pub vibe and the service is usually pretty good. Steaks and Salad Bar are usually pretty good, but I've never had a "great" steak there. Of course, prices are pretty moderate as well, I just think it could be... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Enjoyed the pub side of Barnsider recently and have no complaints. First, they have popcorn available which is something I enjoy as well as plenty of cheese and crackers, and pretzels. Servers have always been efficient and accommodating. The Hawkeye steak was juicy-and I like to have my steaks medium-well. Baked potato was done well, also. As I said, "No... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

we ate at a table in the bar. ordered Hawkeye and salad bar. Quality and quantity of beef much improved since last time (6 mos ago). Service effiecient and well-timed to enjoy wine and salad before cooking steak.

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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 1 - 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?