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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 - 10:00 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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Bristow, VA, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Anytime a restaurant offers streak cooked Pittsburgh style and really can serve it that way, that's a real streak house in my opinion. My streak was cooked perfect.

Thank Clark S
Marlboro, New Jersey
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286 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on a Saturday nite. There was no wait at all. Tho the restaurant is quite large I think it's telling that there was no line on a Saturday nite at 7:00pm. Service was great. Very friendly. The teriyaki filet was very tasty and cooked to spec until I got to the center. Then it was pretty red.... More 

Thank Joanne L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Barnsider is a great place for dinner. The best salad bar with fresh bread and cheese. Great selection of entrees. Steak, seafood or chicken. Had the prime rib w/ baked scallops and washed it down with their strawberry shortcake. Delicious.

Thank Bob B
Albany, New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For years the palace to go when you had that STEAK feeling. Had it got dressed and headed out to the Barnsider for what I'd always as the "best beef in town". Maybe caught them on an off night,but from the time we entered the restaurant it seemed unusual. The seating process was flawed, a table was dragged across a... More 

Thank nasarman6
Schenectady, New York
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit here, won't be my last. We had a great food, great service and a wonderful time. Our group consisted of 6 people we all choose to skip appetizers as the meals coming out around us were substantial. The restaurant has a lovely well stocked salad bar that comes with all meals. I had the Old... More 

Thank Mary B
Latham, New York
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

dined here with 2sons celebrating a birthday. i ordered escargot, combo scallops and sirloin with vegetable medley of fresh vegetables. steak was cooked perfectly as asked.sons had shrimp coctail and the other son also had escargot. he did not care for the melted cheese on the escargot. one ordered prime rib and scallops. was superb. other son had baked stuffed... More 

Thank Aline F
Scotia, New York
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just wanted a quick bite, after seeing a production, at Capital Rep. The bar area is the Best choice, when dining at this restaurant. Prices are very reasonable, service is quick and professional, and the food is quite tasty.....no complaints...just kudos....

1 Thank Linda V
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 July 23, 2016 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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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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 

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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
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?