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The Barnsider Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205-2540
(518) 869-2448
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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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 4 weeks ago

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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

Thank jakesmom1946
north carolina
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Decided to check out this original steakhouse while visiting Albany and i was not disappointed. After talking with the staff they recommended the beef wellington which did not disappoint, tender juicy and flaky left me wanting more. Also barnsider boasts one of the only salad bars in town! The menu is great for the steak lover in you and the... More 

Thank mikemenumaxx
Albany, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Love this place! Very warm atmosphere, amazing salad bar, great meals and super friendly staff! The best part, if you go on your birthday, you can get a meal for half price!

Thank Vonda C
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The Barnsider used to be a pretty good option for a good meal. We have been twice in the past year and we're unimpressed both times. The salad bar used to have a much bigger selection, and the whole place has a strong musty odor that's difficult to ignore. The food was overpriced for only a so, so, meal. The... More 

Thank nicole l
Bernalillo, New Mexico
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169 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We moved away from the Albany area five+ years ago, but it's always fun and flavorful to return to this local institution. I can attest to the consistent quality of the food, its preparation and service. I don't rate it "Excellent" only because of the high ambient noise level, which, although slightly lower than on our last visit, is still... More 

Thank Tom T
Sarasota, Florida
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Went to celebrate a family event and it was disappointing. Loud, rushed and Expensive!!! Our dinner was served while we were eating our salads, clearing and wiping off the table while several were still eating, continued to clear and wipe off the table while we were finishing our drinks. Obviously wanted us to move on. The restaurant was loud and... More 

Thank Tyler B
West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The food and service was wonderful when our party of 12 were there. The food was excellent, and the service was outstanding. The only problem we encountered was on their website. We were unable to pull up their menu in advance, and if we did we might have been put off by their high prices. But we went and we... More 

1 Thank Don W
Bristow, VA, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 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.

1 Thank Clark S

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?