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Blu Stone Bistro

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661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
+1 518-869-9976
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel restaurant has excellent food. We were stuck in Albany after our flight was cancelled, and this restaurant was a nice surprise.

Thank trisheric99
Beachwood, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, excellent food, great ambiance...a great experience. I would recommend to all travelers to visit. The patio was so inviting and I hope to get back to Albany.

Albany, New York
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549 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second trip to BluStone Bistro at 661 Albany Shaker Rd in Albany NY and both trips resulted in never getting to experience happy hour. On the first time out they were undergoing a renovation to the property, which adjoins the Hotel Indigo. They advertise their happy hour as running from 3:30-6:30 PM. Very generous. We arrived at... More 

Thank mcdedrick
Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blu Stone Bistro is the restaurant that is attached to the hotel I was staying at. The Food here is excellent and I say this with certainty because I ate 4 nights here, 3 in a row and everything thing was cooked to perfection. From the Steak to the Scallops, everything thing was spot on. The courtesy and friendliness of... More 

Thank William S
Troy, New York
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bread rolls were hard. The food didn't seem fresh. Prices are quite high but food is not as tasty. Service was okay.

Thank SeemiPal
Key West, Conch Republic
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Blu Stone Bistro's website, consulted in planning a collegial business lunch meeting, showed an appealing lunch menu. Assumed that meeting at a customary lunch time (1pm) our small group would be accommodated, we went ahead with our plans. BUT NO! Approaching the location, it was not immediately clear where to enter, but upon entering around back (this is a restaurant... More 

Thank RevRandy
Troy, NY
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134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We were the first to arrive at around 4:45 and not even sure they were open. We were seated by the bar which got noisy as the happy hour crowd moved in. Rolls were brought to the table and were so hard that it was impossible to break them open. The waiter saw me struggling and brought me another--just as... More 

Thank JudyTroy_NY
Baltimore, Maryland
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The restaurant is attached to Hotel Indigo near the Albany Airport. It is definitely an additional attractor for the hotel but worth the trip on its own. Service is attentive and fast. Food and wine is excellent. They make extensive and varied use of local mushrooms - delicious in everything I tried.

Thank GreggDavis
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

The staff here is wonderful! The filet minion is fantastic but is a bit overpriced, though you're paying for a meal, not just food. TRY THE CHEESECAKE! They make it in house and it's the best I've ever had.

Thank Nicole W
Orangeville, Illinois
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This was a great place with attentive staff that made eating here very enjoyable. It's on my go to again list for sure!

Thank glstorm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-869-9976
Blu Stone Bistro is conveniently located next to the Indigo Hotel. Moments away from Albany International Airport. BluStone offers an outstanding menu, eclectic wine list and great seasonal martini list. We pride ourselves on attentive, friendly, knowledgeable service, a menu that is inventive, using only the highest quality ingredients, and an atmosphere that is comfortable, casual and cool. Whether you are a local resident or a traveler, Blu Stone Bistro is a must on your list of places to experience in Albany.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?