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301 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1007
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Ranked #188 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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30 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
new york
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Been going here since they opened on and off. We live out of town. It used to be a classy place with great service. You could eat a good meal or have a few drinks and listen to jazz. I couldn't say how the service food or music was because there were 7 gangbangers blocking the door, smoking cigarettes and... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

I was staying downtown at the Hilton and decided I wanted to walk around a neighborhood strip. This Lark st looked good so after trying to decide where I wanted to eat I chose Justins. Big mistake. Food took forever and it was just horrible. Took a strangely long time to try and leave the place.

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Albany, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Had a late dinner at Justin's on Nov 24, 2013. Truly excellent food, prepared super well, served piping hot - yum! Friendly service. The problem? The bartender (in charge of music) likes rap. Now Justin's is a rather upscale restaurant, not quite as expensive as Jack's but nearly so. The decor is very nicely done, exposed brick, nice wooden tables... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Monaca was the perfect hostess and server, the menu was plentiful as were the portions, and the meals were not only delicious but very creatively plated. Monaca very graciously and patiently returned to our table numerous times until we we were (finally) ready to order. We also enjoyed the atmosphere and were very impressed with the art selections on the... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Hadn't been to Justin's in about a year...always thought of it as a venue for good & slightly creative food. In the past it had been a good place for talking, eating and making memories. The menu was pretty sedate. The room hot and not air conditioned. The staff was friendly. The room was half empty on a warm Friday... More

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Albany, NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Thank you, Monica, for the worst restaurant experience we have ever had. I would say worst dining experience, but we actually weren’t able to get anything to eat anything. Arrived 7:15-ish, the bar area was maybe half full. After a few minutes we got menus & water, which was dribbled across both our legs as it was set down on... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I got to Justin's at 9pm Sunday night. The bartender Ulysses was doing a great job bartending and sharing great Muddy Waters tracks from his iPod. I ordered food and when things got noisy in the bar due to some party goers and moved into the restaurant the adjoinjng Savoy room. I had an eggplant starter to die for and... More

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Scotia, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We went for an early dinner on a Friday night and, frankly, were not impressed. We were seated immediately in the dining room; a room that could use a little updating and lots more heat. The martini was pleasant, but not memorable. The waitress brought out rolls with a flavored butter. The flavor of the butter was odd and left... More

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Oswego, New York, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Saturday night is certainly a tough time to get last minute early evening reservations; my wife and I are glad we did. The food was good portions were a bit big, wine selection was plentiful. Overall, a nice experience.

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DeWitt, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch and sat next to the fireplace on a cold February day in Albany. Bloody Mary's were spicy and delicious. Lunch was very good. Pasta salad as a side was a hit. Jamaican Jerk Chicken sandwich was really good. Nice jazz music was piped in and sitting next to the fireplace made for a very cozy and warm lunch... More

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