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Lanie's Cafe Incorporated

471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
518-438-5005
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Ranked #59 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Jun 2, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

First time here. Great menu, service, atmosphere. However, I cannot understand why restaurants still allow people to smoke anywhere near customers that are eating.when I am eating a meal, or at anytime really, I shouldn't have to smell cancer sticks. If you want your future cancer patient customers to have a place to smoke set them a table up by... More

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Syracuse, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you are anywhere near the Albany, NY airport, you owe it to yourself to dine with several guests at Lanie's. The selections on their menu approach culinary infinity with every sort of gastronomic entree you've ever heard of and just as many more you never did. I ordered the Chicken Riggies with Linguine just to see their take on... More

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East Greenbush, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This place was recommended to me by one of my clients. We decided to try it, and we loved it!! We had nice drinks at the bar while waiting for our friends to arrive. No wait for a table when they arrived. Everything was wonderful.....the drinks, salad bar, main course, and desserts! The service was fabulous...TWO waitresses, and both were... More

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Saranac Lake, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Took a client to Lanie's last week, packed but we got a table and although the server coming to table first time was slow, it was well worth the wait. Huge portions, great hot food with the best sweet potato fries I have ever had...crispy and tasty! Great lunch, trying dinner there next week !

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Albany, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Lanie's continues to be my favorite restaurant in the Albany area. The food is consistently excellent, the atmosphere is warm and inviting and the service is great. Lanie's is pretty on both the outside and the inside. They have lights around their outdoor patio and tables with thatched umbrellas. It's a perfect place to eat outside. There is live music... More

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Niskayuna, New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We called last minute on a Friday Night and they made room for six of us. The server was great and did not rush us at all as we waited for a last minute guest. Great meals all around and we sat for a bit and chatted with no problem ! The outside seating is wonderful in good weather.

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Rensselaer, New York, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Who knew that this tucked away cafe in the corner of a strip mall would be so welcoming? The dining area with salad bar is small and cozy. The bar is separated from the diners by a glass wall. It's seen but not really seen. On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving there was a small band playing in the bar which... More

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Ghent, New York
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154 reviews 154 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a gem for outdoor dining and gathering for evening drinks. The food is exceptionally fresh and high quality, great prices too. Wonderful variety of entrees and amazing salads. typical salad can feed 2-4 people; the portions are very generous. Hard to pass up the onion rings. Clearly the staff aims to please too.

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Latham, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

It's been nearly a week since I visited Lanie's. Hmm....what to say....it was OK. Nothing really stands out in my mind one way or another. I had a BLT wrap. Although the menu described it as "in-house roasted turkey" It seemed like deli sliced to me. Good-sized portions. I wasn't disappointed but I wasn't really thrilled either.

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Seminole, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The food was just ok and the prices for food and drink are above normal..Our service was good.but that doesn't justify the prices.

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