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The Barnsider Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205-2540
+1 518-869-2448
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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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely anytime of day and any day of the week The Barnsider is spot on! EVERYTHING is cooked to perfection! The salad bar is excellent well stocked, great variety, best bleu cheese dressing around. Breads and cheese you could make a meal out of them alone! From the hostesses, the cooks, and servers everyone is friendly and kind. They love... More 

Thank CheleTea
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Does everyone go here for their birthday? We haven't been here since we were first married 20 years ago... we loved it then and it is still just as good. Fast, pleasant service, delicious salad bar complete with bread and cheese. Then a succulent piece of prime rib. Perfect! Highly recommend this local iconic restaurant!

Thank rosetucci
South Burlington, Vermont
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this place. It has that old time steakhouse feel-if something like that exists haha..Salad bar is good & it has a pretty wide variety of stuff on the menu. Steaks are good:)

Thank JennyLatrine
Albany, New York
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must stop. The atmosphere is great, service was friendly and sincere. Food is delicious and salad is so fresh. We love this place.

Thank Denniz n
Schenectady ny
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Food was great, service was also great. A little pricey but worth it. Salad bar included with all meals

Thank Gayle B
Saint Augustine, Florida
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124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice salad bar, fresh, and warm bread. good menu choices! Be aware, if you like you steak cooked more than medium , it is not even a choice on the menu. I sent my 'medium' back, and still got a cold in the middle, charred on the outside piece. If I am paying for the steak and want it done,... More 

Thank Mags B
Albany, Ny
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The noise level in the Barnsider is way too loud, detracting from the experience of enjoying dinner here. Also, their best dish --- the roast leg of lamb --- is no longer on their menu.

Thank mac4747
Ballston Lake, New York, United States
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

My wife and I had Dinner on a Thursday evening, The restaurant was very busy but it was only a short wait for a table at around 6:30pm. I had a Filet that was cooked perfectly at medium rare with a baked potato that was slightly under cooked but I actually like them that way. My wife had Baked Stuffed... More 

1 Thank Chet S
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We come here on a regular basis and are never disappointed. The staff is very accomodating, and they remember us from previous visits. The food is standard pub-fare done well.

1 Thank Vikingchef79
Altamont, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Food was overcooked. My shrimp was so small and dried but the worst was the steak. I ordered it medium rare and got it over cooked. Sent it back and by the time the waiter returned with the new one, everyone at the table had finished their dinners. The new piece was no better! It too was overcooked. I didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, 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: +1 518-869-2448

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