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The Point Restaurant and Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1100 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208-2248
+1 518-729-5383
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Fri 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Albany, New York
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two weeks ago my yoga teacher and I decided to go out for a glass of wine and a light bite. We decided on The Point because I have always eaten there al fresco, and we tried going there several weeks ago, but there was a private party, so it was closed. The restaurant is just gorgeous, not very crowded,... More 

Thank Suzanne T
New York
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125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with a friend. Loved the atmosphere of the place, and the staff were friendly. They have a nice bar as well, it's a nice place to grab a drink and some food with friends. I enjoyed my meal and would definitely come here again and recommend to others!

Thank Langlokt
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Nine of us stopped in to have dinner last Friday night at The Point. Once again, we were not disappointed!! Since we arrived right as they opened at 4:00, we got a table in the bar side of the restaurant, right in front of the window - nice large (single) table so no one was crowded. Three of us started... More 

Thank Richard M
Hagaman, New York
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My son and I dined at the point on a beautiful fall day. We ate outside, and had a wonderful meal. Our waiter, Keith, provided excellent service. The menu offers great variety. We will definitely dine there again.

Thank Dawn R
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176 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

A weide selection of wine beer and food makes his place a joy to visit. Very nice menu with slight little twist that makes each option just a little bit better than the competition.

1 Thank William M
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557 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

The service here is always "on point". The food is good & more upscale than other bars along this strip of Madison Ave. Parking is always an issue, behind the building is usually full .The atmosphere is congenial but occasionally loud when the bar is crowded. It is a nice place for seating a large group.Service at the bar was... More 

Thank ReddyBro
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

A great meal and an excellent martini menu. We were nearby for a work conference and looking for some local fare and found The Point listed on Yelp. Its in a college neighborhood so it has a good location and a great vibe. The Black Magic martini was so good I had 2 which paired well with the Duck Risotto.... More 

Thank davidirby
Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

The Point is a near upscale bar and restaurant away from the craziness of downtown Albany and literally at the junction of Western and Madison Ave. I have been many times, but just picked up to write a review after celebrating a friend’s birthday. I usually go back to this restaurant because of it’s attractive décor and also very well-run.... More 

1 Thank rusticalley
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Here is a place that ranks very high in my experience . Open only for dinner the place is not expensive. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Ambiance is easy.

Thank eMark
Buffalo, New York
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Our Albany friend took us here because she had never had a bad meal there. This visit kept up the good streak. Everyone loved their meal - calamari appetizer was amazing, black and clue pizza, hangar steak, steak and frites, and Nonna's chicken. All delicious. And the coffee was good too.

Thank gina021

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208-2248
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-729-5383

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?