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The Barnsider Restaurant

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480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205-2540
(518) 869-2448
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Albany, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wait staff not too friendly but above that, meal was not even close to being worth the price. Had stuffed shrimp and steak with vegetables. Steak was good but it was literally 1 shrimp cut in half with some breading. Veggies were raw. Do yourself a favor-stay home and cook.

Thank swflava
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for the buffet dinner on business the food was well prepared but lacked in verity no pasta dish was offered which surprised me a little but the two meat dishes were great and I have to assume the fish Was wonderful because it was gone by the time it was my tables turn . Down fall Waite staff... More 

Thank Mschristinebies
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Albany as we travelled to Maine. Wolf Road has a lot of dining options, but we wanted more than fast food or pasta, so we tried Barnsider. It's an old-school steakhouse, complete with salad bar. The wine selections are fine, not extensive, but we did not care. We ordered the special sirlions, and they... More 

Thank Ann H
South Egremont, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were 4 people going to the Barnsider for dinner. 2 of our party ordered the rack of lamb, and ordered it rare. When it got to the table, it was well done...for both of them. When we told our server about it, she offered to take it back and bring new orders, but that would mean the 2 people... More 

Thank Harry G
Albany NY
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is excellent, wait staff is superb! Atmosphere is perfect as they have a bar area which includes seating (maybe a Bar type menu too (??) and different sections where they seat families, couples, adults, business associates, etc. I highly recommend!!!

Thank MrsSipster
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having just flown into Albany to visit friends and an early camp visiting day we recommended to the Barnsider. I call this a venue for everyone. The menu is very diverse and offers a wide selection of beef, fish and a great ensemble of specialities to satisfy s y palate. The wine list also fairly represented California France and Italy's... More 

Thank SteveH318
Niskayuna, New York
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been several years since my wife & I went to the Barnsider so we decided to go there for my birthday dinner. We made the right choice as it was as excellent as we remembered it to be. We started with the salad bar that is included with entrees and it was full of many tasty selections. My... More 

Thank Stevnshe
franklin lakes
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met friends for dinner on Saturday. The food was nothing special. Expensive for the food served. We ordered fried calamari and crab stuffed mushrooms for appetizers. I must say, the calamari was very tender. The mushrooms were ok, but I tasted no crab. 2 of us had the 10 oz prime rib- silver skin left on- served room temperature.... More 

Thank myrna a
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here for at least 20 years. Love the lamb chops, and the salad bar. Great place for friends and family to celebrate ocassions,or just for a weekday meal w my husband. The bar has a lighter menu when you don't want a big dinner.

Thank upupandawaygrammy
Albany, NY
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163 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to celebrate Fathers Day. We had dined here recently and had a great dinner and experience. People at the table next to us were seated well after us. They were able to place their order and go to the salad bar before we were even waited on. Party size was not the issue because the table next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205-2540
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: (518) 869-2448

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