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The Ginger Man

234 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-1322
+1 518-427-5963
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster mac” (3 reviews)
“pate” (2 reviews)
“parsnips” (2 reviews)
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American, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
234 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-1322
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Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Visiting Albany for meetings with State government officials. Advised to try this restaurant and were very pleased with it. Very broad menu with good selection of French and other cuisines. The wine list was excellent. They do not just stock the most expensive bottles; they...More

1  Thank Jason R
Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

This used to be our favorite restaurant in the Albany area until they lost their chef. Now they seem to be back on track. Everything was very good.... Not exactly great... But very good. However, they have the very very best wine-by-the glass list of...More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Since taking a distance learning class that requires quarterly trips to Albany, I have made this local gem a regular visit. Their inventive dishes are always tasty, creative and well-portioned. We always seem to find new items on the menu which makes being a regular...More

1  Thank Always4Travelling
Reviewed December 30, 2013

My boyfriend and I went here for the first time last weekend. It is a smaller restaurant and it was pretty packed but we were able to get a table in the back area where it was much more quiet. They bring fresh, warm bread...More

1  Thank MPHGirl23
Reviewed December 19, 2013

Have been here several times for dinner and drinks. Always delicious food, well prepared and nicely presented; may selections and special dishes. Very nice atmosphere for dining or just sitting at the bar. Very good selection of beer and wines.

Thank archman8
Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

I was here with a friend and loved the ambiance that this place afforded for talking. Good selection of beers and there are wines on tap which I was hesitant to try. We had cheese board to share and that was good minus the fried...More

Thank ThePerfectRoom
Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is our first visit and it was a good one. Nice to have off street parking as well. We called ahead for a reservation. We were seated as soon as we walked in. Its nice inside with light colored wood work and a uniquely...More

Thank Nosedive225
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We had the pleasure of dining at The Ginger Man a couple of weeks ago and absolutely loved it. The Crispy Duck and Lobster Mac & Cheese were about as perfect as you could get. The menu is impressive. They have a good wine list...More

1  Thank CJBCAB76
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Visited late afternoon on my daughter's move in day for college, Wednesday August 28. Having spent my college years in this area, and visited many times since, it was remarkable to see how well maintained and attractive The Ginger Man was in comparison to the...More

Thank dap260
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were looking for a place to get a bite after watching "Spam-a-Lot" in the park and this was one of the few that served to 11PM. We walked into an empty (save one other couple) dining room at 10:45 with a hesitant "are you...More

Thank Ken B
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Response from srhahm | Reviewed this property |
Apparently there is lot but I wasn't aware & parked on street. Call restaurant for lot directions.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $32
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-1322
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-427-5963
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The Ginger Man Wine Bar and Restaurant is the perfect choice for a casual bottle of wine offering several appetizers and dinner. All menus offer creative sampling flights including appetizers, wines, beer, scotch and small batch bourbons from around the world. Its unique atmosphere provides a warm feeling whether you choose to linger over lunch or dinner. Our famous seasonal fruit and cheese board, charcuterie platter, or a house made dessert paired with our wide selection of ports, grappa and liqueur’s makes The Ginger Man a perfect destination spot.
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