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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
Closed now
All hours
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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Meriden, Connecticut
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank jackandpatti
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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164 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Cambria, CA
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank docred
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23 reviews
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.

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.

Albany, New York
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589 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 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 

Thank mcdedrick
Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

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 

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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?