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#56 of 65 Bar in Albany


Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Table Service

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3.3 miles from New York State Capitol
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

It was a rough week, and my husband and I both came home, flopped on the couch, and asked each other, "What do you want to do for dinner?". The answer was a resounding "Martel's." I had a hankering for a real burger, and my...husband had a salad with steak. It was still light out, so we were able to appreciate the glass windows overlooking the golf course, and it was just what was needed after tough week, and probably our last hurrah after hunkering down for weeks ahead of social distancing. As usual, the service was friendly and uplifting, and the food was delicious. Pair it with a beer from their generous list (I like Stella Artois), or even their very capable wine list. The meal, as usual, satisfied the soul and lifted the spirits during a difficult time. I'm glad Martel's is so close to us, and look forward to going again when times are less chaotic. Peace, good food, and good health to all.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

Real Turkey and a pleasant waitress. Nice atmosphere filled with locals like former Mayor Jennings and State Cops 👮 who I used to played basketball 🏀 with at the YMCA. Went with a 50 year friend we had a great time. Homestyle food 12+ draught...beers 🍻 on tap. the Doctor Hit me with some BIG LOVE ❤️💕 and a helpful VOTE! Written 7.25.19 the Doc!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 23, 2018

I've been to Martel's tons of times and there's a reason why I keep coming back... The food is delicious, reasonably priced and the service is impeccable! I've been here with friends and family and I also like that they have really good beers on...tap which is a good thing as I'm a beer fan. I remember when I moved to the neighborhood, I was greeted with open arms and Kathleen made me feel like part of the family. Rodger always greets us and says hello when we're there. I highly recommend a visit to Martel's, you won't leave disappointed.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed March 17, 2018

I have been to Martels many, many times over the years. My moms wedding reception was there, we’ve had numerous catered parties there and I’ve gotten take out pizza and wings during football season and everything has always been great. Roger has always been friendly,...the staff is friendly and the location is very convenient. The prices are responsible as well.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed March 8, 2018

The food and service was excellent. The server has been there for years, she was friendly and professional It is always a pleasure to have a server that not only enjoys their job but also has people skills.

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

People liked the sausage and peppers. The bussers were polite. Served fried chicken aged firewood , and not worth a broken tooth for. Will still give a chance for smaller party but would never have them cater again

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed November 21, 2016

We had eaten here a few times during the summer and weren't very impressed but when we ate here recently the atmosphere was improved by the fireplace and darker interior.The place could use some infrastructure updates but the food is good and the service is...very good. Prices are very reasonable. Hot turkey dinner with real roast turkey for $12.49. Mixed drink $6.25. Our server Charlie took good care of us...the food came out a little too fast but that was OK. It seems to draw a local crowd and they place serves our purpose for dining with our elderly father.More

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed March 17, 2015

We began stopping at Martel's once we moved into the area. We have enjoyed both lunches and dinners here. Our favorite table is one of the high tops by the fireplace. The atmosphere is very cordial and relaxing. The menu items as well as the...chef's specials are all a great value for the exceptional quality of the food. The wait staff, to the person, are all very professional, courteous, and extremely attentive. Martel's has become of our local "go to" spots for an great meal and a good time with the folks that work there. It is a "can't miss" spot located right on a golf course.More

Date of visit: March 2015
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Delicious meals and very friendly staff (and owners). Fun times at the bar - and there are often karaoke nights. Great views of the rolling golf course.

Date of visit: March 2014
Reviewed September 13, 2013

If I could give this place ZERO stars I would. NEVER have them cater a large event. You would think since the restaurant is EMPTY they would pay more attention to the large parties that have booked their space. The owners are nasty, rude, and...overall bad at business as are the waitresses. The positives are the view, which is beautiful overlooking the golf coarse, and also the food was very good. However, the negatives outweighed the positives. If you are getting a bite to eat, may be OK, if you are planning an event like a reception, party, etc. STAY AWAY, not the place for those things (and they over charge, 8$ for ONE soda pitcher).More

Date of visit: September 2013
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  • Yes, Martel's Restaurant offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Martel's Restaurant offers delivery services.

  • Martel's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 3