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“Great atmosphere, good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Reel Seafood Company

Reel Seafood Company
195 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205
+1 518-458-2068
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Ranked #58 of 599 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: $6 - $37
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I really enjoyed my stuffed haddock. My husband was little dissapointed in scallops (needed a little more sear) but truffle fries were delicious! The ambiance was cool in blue and grey with a beautiful three section fish tank and cool jazz playing in the background.

Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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English first
castleton, n.y.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not happy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

visited there with a party of 4, took forever to get cocktails, once the order was placed, then waitress told us "no changes allowed to menu"..I asked for my swordfish to be blackened or cajuned, was told can't do it. calamari appetizer was tiny....not impressed, will not be returning, place was half empty, don't see the problem with a small change like blackening a piece of fish.
place was good at one time....not now...

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Schenectady, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Much Improved”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The remodeled restaurant is beautiful and really provides a great ambience. Reminded us of an upscale seafood restaurant by the ocean. We had a couple of appetizers which were very good (fried oysters and yellowtail sashimi). The flavors were excellent and had an element of surprise. The one negative was the portions. A single appetizer to share would not have cut it so we were glad that we ordered one each. The main courses were uneven. While the standard stuffed haddock (a carryover from the old menu) was good with an unforgettable stuffing, the halibut was on the dry side and the flavors not quite cohesive. The complimentary rolls was accompanied by butter, oil and vinegar dip and a special spread of the day (it was cream cheese with scallions on the day we went) - do not pass on the bread, it was awesome!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Found by chance, had to pass on the good news”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

On a stroll from my hotel in search of a light bite. Saw the seafood sign and thought I would take a chance. Once I walked in It was obvious this place was well managed and I even felt under-dressed. I was greeted all the same and given a nice table with prompt drink and oversized bread with delicious toppings. My two sides were more food than one guy needs and they were top notch! Try the New England Clam Chowder!

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91 reviews 91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Quality, not quantity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

The entrees at Reel Seafood were delicious. The Alaskan Halibut was great. Small portion, but very good. The only problem was that their desserts weren't up to par with the entrees. The ice cream on the banana fosters melted way too fast and ended up being very soupy.

Visited June 2014
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