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Blu Stone Bistro

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661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
+1 518-869-9976
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the occasion to dine here twice during my stay at the Indigo. Great food, nice atmosphere and very attentive staff. Even chatted awhile with Joe, the owner. Overall, a very pleasant and relaxing experience.

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Thank pfoxall3
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the Indigo. Went to Blue Stone. Part of Indigo. Bar was full. Told to sit is one of the tall tables. So I did. Offered no menu, no drink. After about 10 min. Nothing. Some one left the bar. Took that seat. Bartender...awesome. Very much on top of things. However, for a nice hotel, this bistro is nothing... More 

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Thank Mcarabis
Hopewell Junction, New York, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was conveniently located across the street from the hotel where I was staying on business. The decor is very trendy and modern with a hipster vibe. The drinks are expensive and so is the food. They have a lot of gluten-free and vegetarian options, I had a black bean patty and my waiter happily substituted a side salad... More 

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Thank Christina S
Meriden, Connecticut
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Indigo while visiting Saratoga. Got there around 8:30 on a Saturday night. The sign said they stopped serving at 9:30 so we quickly went down. They had a decent crowd. We were seated immediately. The gentleman who seated us rattled off the specials for the night and explained the menu. It was a summer menu based on the... More 

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Thank jackandpatti
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

After being seated and given menus, our waitress returned to say that the table we were at, and the remaining tables, were not available. There were at least 6 empty tables and several empty booths. We were told that we could only sit at the outside patio. Since it was about 90 degrees outside, we asked if there was anything... More 

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Irmo, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Ate dinner here when we stayed at the Indigo hotel. We were asked if we wanted to sit outside but stayed inside (never saw the outside seating). Seating was a number of fairly close small tables so not sure how they would seat groups (moving tables together?) The food was generally good but more expensive than expected. The service was... More 

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Thank seeking_direction
Cambria, CA
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Great menu, good value and friendly, helpful staff. Large dining room with an outdoor terrace and a well patronized bar.,

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Thank docred
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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

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Thank trisheric99
Beachwood, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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.

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Thank REDHEART63
Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American
Meals
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
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
Description
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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