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Jack's Oyster House

42-44 State Street, Albany, NY 12303
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Ranked #75 of 602 Restaurants in Albany
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
  • French first
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English first
New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a surprise, the wine is exemplary and simply worth the stop. The appetizers add to this experience. Be very specific about your dinner, we found they cooked everything well done, regardless of our direction. It was good but could have been great. Service was overly friendly, and could have been more professional...

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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

The food is good not great and the menu was limited. The most impressive aspect of the experience was the excellent service. Prices are high for what is being prepared. Would not recommend.

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Albany, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have no complaints. After being invited to join some friends, then reading some sub-par online reviews, I went here ready to be underwhelmed... but I thought my meal was wonderful and the service was delightful! I really enjoyed looking at the old motifs and photos in the dinning room. I ordered the Strip Steak (medium) which was perfectly cooked... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Jacks is a lovely restaurant with a real feeling for Albany's great history. The staff is exceptional. The menu, however, is very limited. Although the food is good for the price one would expect much better.

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Albany, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Food quality and portions were not what I expected. Given the raving reviews from colleagues, I expected to have a great culinary experience. I left disappointed and have no plans of returning,

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

Went here on a Sunday evening with 2 friends as not much was open nearby our hotel. Nice looking restaurant indoors with somewhat indifferent, haughty waiter. Had their shrimp cocktail (OK, 4 jumbo shrimp but very expensive even by NYC standards). Our waiter was terribly slow despite the fact that the restaurant was virtually empty when we arrived for dinner.... More 

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Albany, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My friends and I have gone to Jacks for the past 2 Thanksgivings and have no complaints. Our waiter was more than attentive keeping the hot rolls coming and the water glasses filled. The meals (turkey with the fixings and shrimp toscan were hot and delicious. We were not rushed at all and enjoyed it thoroughly.

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New york
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We were very disappointed in our recent visit to Jack's. The service was okay. My water glass never got refilled. This would not have been so bad if the food were better. The crab cakes were adequate with little flavor. The strip steak was nicely cooked, but, again, did not have much flavor. The plating was not attractive. There was... More 

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Cummington, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We would always go there for dinner when we went through Albany & it was one of our favorite places ever. On the way back from Thanksgiving we decided to stay downtown & walk to the restaurant as we hadn't done that for a long time. The service was as good as ever but one look at the menu told... More 

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Albany, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have been going here for many, many years. Always had the nicest things to say. But those days are long gone. They have a Chef from Troy NY that couldn't keep his own business a float now running their kitchen. The food is horrible. It always comes out cold or lukewarm. They dish you up food that is not... More 

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Additional Information about Jack's Oyster House

Address: 42-44 State Street, Albany, NY 12303
Phone Number: 518-465-8854
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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