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Jack's Oyster House

42-44 State Street, Albany, NY 12303
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Ranked #75 of 591 Restaurants in Albany
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Price range: $35 - $50
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broadway
Description: Known literally around the world for warm and welcoming hospitality, Jack’s Oyster House has been continuously operated by the Rosenstein family since 1913 and is now under the direction of grandson Brad. Along with French Certified Master Chef Luc Pasquier - 1 of only 52 in North America - the restaurant offers the ultimate dining experience at a true value. Come also enjoy “Bar 42” or take advantage of the extensive banquet services.
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English first
Albany, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Great food and Service, nice top of the line place. The steak is amazing. Would go back and recommend

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Fontana, WI
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A favorite of Albany and a favorite of mine. Service is #1 here with attention to each person's preference. Ask about the special of the day you just will not go wrong.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

dinner started out with great homemade bread, oysters and fish great, steaks wonderful. Highlight for this previous Boston resident was large flaky wonderfully cooked boston cod.

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Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our tour stopped in Albany for one night at the Hilton on Lodge St.. We asked at the desk for a steak place close-by. They sent us to Jack's. We found it a pleasant walk from the hotel. Service was top-draw, and our waiter, "Leon", was more then we could have asked for. Food was pricey, but very good. Two... More

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new york
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I wrote a review last July and wanted to say that the menu now does include live 2 1/2 lb lobsters once again. One of my favorite Jack dishes are the scallops. I remember 50 years ago they served the most delicious bay scallops with potatoes au gratin and peas on a platter. It was divine. A year or so... More

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Recommended by the hotel staff at 74 State which is next door. I had the lobster risotto and my daughter had chicken rigatoni ala vodka. The food was delicious. Portions were on the large side so we took home the leftovers. Too full for dessert. Maybe next time. The service was excellent.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate at Jack's this last week and although the service was impeccable, once seated, the food was not. Our first server sat us in a terrible spot not far from the kitchen and even closer to the service table, that smelled terrible. Our second server was lovely and very professional, although when he separated the two dishes we shared,... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You will not be disappointed at Jack's. From the moment you walk through the door, to the moment you get back into your car! Jacks is the Top restaurant for hospitality in the area. Food is top notch! Service is above and beyond..ask for Nami she was very sweet and persoanable the last time we went. Everything was perfect as... More

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Cohoes, NY
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137 reviews 137 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I decided to celebrate our anniversary at Jack's on Saturday, August 16th. Jack's is a classic steak and seafood restaurant. The decor is old school: dark wood interior black and white tile floor, white table cloths, and you receive white glove service. We were warmly greeted and promptly seated at our table. The service at Jack's is... More

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Loudonville, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

have been going for years. was always the place to go to impress, no more. go to prime 677. food and service at 667 beyond compare. Truly white glove service and food beyond compare. money well spent

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