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Jack's Oyster House

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Tue, 2/19
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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Manhattan Clam Chowder
Jack’s famous 1913 recipe
Jack's Famous Oysters
Exotic Oysters Ltd
Soup / Chef's Inspiration
Inspired by the
Little Neck Clams
Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Spicy horseradish cocktail sauce
Fried golden crisp, spicy chipotle lime aioli with sweet and hot asian dipping sauce
Pizzetta Pomodoro
San marzano tomatoes, basil pesto, extra virgin olive oil, parmesan and mozzarella on thin semolina crust
Classic Caesar Salad
Chopped crispy romaine tossed with parmesan, anchovies, croutons and creamy dressing
Grilled chicken $+5.00
Jumbo grilled shrimp $+7.00
Jack's Famous Chopped Salad
Applewood smoked bacon, ripe tomatoes, cucumber, crisp lettuce, maytag blue cheese, tossed in jack’s signature vinaigrette, and topped with crispy onions enjoy with
Atlantic Salmon and Grilled Asparagus Salad
Marinated grilled asparagus, hearts of palm, organic field greens tossed in a tangarine balsamic vinaigrette
Steakhouse Salad
Grilled​ tender beef filet medallions, maytag blue cheese and seasonal greens, tossed in our house vinaigrette
Grilled Chicken and Applewood Bacon on a Brioche Roll
House roasted chicken, apple smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and aioli on brioche roll, with house made pickled vegetables
BLT Sandwich
Apple smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato on brioche roll, house made pickled vegetables
Jack's Vermont Cheddar Burger
Ground sirloin burger topped with vermont cheddar on a toasted house-made roll and crispy julienne fries
Black and Blue Burger
Ground sirloin burger, char grilled with jack’s seven spice rub, topped with maytag blue cheese, on a crisp house-made hard roll, black pepper and horseradish aioli with crispy julienne fries
Chicken Rigatoni Ala Vodka
Chicken medallions, chopped roma tomatoes, basil, parmesan reggiano in a light pink northern Italian vodka sauce
Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon
Finished with a light white wine citrus sauce
Maryland Jumbo Lump Crabcakes
Served with asian slaw and mango chipotle herb aioli
Hand Cut Genuine Calves Liver
Pan-seared liver, balsamic caramelized onions and applewood smoked bacon
Known literally around the world for warm and welcoming hospitality, Jack’s Oyster House has been continuously operated by the Rosenstein family since 1913 and is now under the direction of grandson Brad. Along with French Certified Master Chef Luc Pasquier - 1 of only 52 in North America - the restaurant offers the ultimate dining experience at a true value. Come also enjoy “Bar 42” or take advantage of the extensive banquet services.
$35 - $50
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As regular visitors to Albany, dining at Jack’s Oyster House is a must. Our recent visit was as perfect as all the rest: from the welcome at the door by the host, who rushed out to open the door for us, to our wonderful server,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Shelley B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a very quiet place, with a warm atmosphere suitable for the cold outside, it is a restaurant with so much fame, very wide and pleasant decoration of the time, good choice of dishes and very good taste; The staff is very attentive. Recommended for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank marcoanendezs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty restaurant with a fireplace. Food was delicious. We had crab cakes, oysters, filet mignon and the trilogy of steak, tuna and shrimp - all very good. Service was impeccable- attentive and friendly. We will be back!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Janice J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined at Jake's on a Wednesday night. It was basically empty, and so, the extremely SLOW service was kind of a surprise. We were seated quickly, but that was where the quickness ended. We spent almost 3 hours in the restaurant, and that was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose this restaurant for it's strong history and reputation of being a GREAT place to go. My expectations were clearly to high, however they shouldn't have been. We were greeted at the door and promptly seated. No one ever asked to take our coats....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Krioux48
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Jack's once was a venerable location with good food and service. It was an icon, but tonight it was cold food, average service and a waste of time. The menu is already limited and yet they were out of salmon. The scallops were cold and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank delmardiner
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Stopped in for a Sunday lunch from which we came away feeling as if we'd been to somewhere we'd go to for a celebration. Dining is in a beautiful big high ceiling room with dark wood paneled walls, large mirrors, and tables all covered with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NYorkAl
Reviewed December 27, 2018

I love Albany for it's historic feel and Jack's is an iconic symbol from when I lived in the area. Most recent visit provided a decent dinner and friendly service. But there was nothing special (other than the rich, historic feel of the space itself)...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mike R
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been visiting this place for MANY years (almost 40 years). The Best service. Great food of course. The father and now the son - just class acts ! Hope to see the next generation Cornell Hospitality Grad to carry on the great tradition. Several...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

My husband has been raving about this restaurant for years. It was my first experience. The ambiance, the wait staff (thank you, Jasleen!!) and the food surpassed my expectations. An American Classic restauarant at its best. Can’t wait for our next trip to Albany!

Date of visit: October 2018
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January 25, 2016|
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Response from Aline F | Reviewed this property |
we were not pleased with some of the menu and the service was abomidable
Laurie H
July 9, 2015|
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Response from Chr1st0ph3rH |
On the street parking, and a parking garage in the rear. The attire runs the gambit from suits to business casual during the week. Its a nicer than average place so dress well but comfortable.
July 8, 2015|
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Response from Ann G | Reviewed this property |
There are three or four entree salads and a pizza pomodoro on the menu. I do agree with the suggestion that you call and inquire. They are very accommodating.
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