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Vault 244 Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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244 1st Ave W, Albany, OR 97321-2224
+1 541-791-9511
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Albany, Oregon
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We only went for cocktails and conversation. We were not disappointed. Full, beautiful bar, creative recipes, rotating taps, cozy fire! Our drinks were delicious and the food on the other patron's plates looked and smelled wonderful.

Thank Alisa W
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best place in town for a business dinner or date night. The food and drinks are really top notch. One of only a few "fancy" places in Albany. But it's not too fancy. Try the cocktails too, most are amazing

Thank Dave H
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 4 really enjoyed the wine selection and the warm fireplace on a cold winter afternoon. Perhaps the classiest joint in Albany!

Thank Janice B
Salem, Oregon
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love Vault 244. It's the single best restaurant in Albany, and I would say better than any in Salem, and better than many in Portland and Eugene. The place is beautifully decorated and inviting and comfortable as soon as you walk in. Today we had the soup (more of a stew), a couple of different salads, fish tacos,... More 

Thank J-Man-75
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Probably the best ambiance for a date over dinner and drinks. Very nice bar but relatively small bar top. Fantastic drinks. The food is more than adequate for the price. For the experience, everything is fairly priced. I would give it 5/5 but I need a little extra something special to set it apart to get there. No complaints. A... More 

Thank Catdome09
Albany, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This is a posh petite little spot on the corner of 1st St. in downtown Albany. Great food and service. The Vault has a fun, swanky vibe, perfect for a night out. Drawbacks are that if you are trying to catch the happy hour it can fill up fast. For a light night happy hour the table by the fire... More 

Thank travelfam626
Albany, Oregon
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Great food, drinks, atmosphere and service. If you don't have a reservation it's worth the wait. I've been to the Vault on quite a few ocassions for different reasons and their quality never waivers.

Thank Cyndi V
Olympia, Washington
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Upscale restaurant in downtown. Great service and food. Interesting drink menu and wine list. The Absinthe Minded was unusual and tasty. I enjoyed the tender salmon stuffed with crab and tasted the double pork. Both were excellent. I would definitely visit them again.

Thank Irene854
Monterey, California
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Cozy fire going was great for the rainy night we chose. Service was excellant and the food was great. Two of us had the stuffed salmon . It was really good. Quite atmosphere. Nice to be able to talk and not yell across the table. The dessert menu was tempting but none of us in our group of four had... More 

Thank Danceelliec
San Rafael
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Vaults is a small gem Every detail is in good taste.. It has a cozy feeling and delicious up scale food. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. On a recent visit, the only seats available were at the end of the bar. It was a treat to be served by the bar tender who advised us on menu options... More 

Thank Josephine L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $36
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
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 - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 1st Ave W, Albany, OR 97321-2224
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 541-791-9511
This is described as an upscale bar/tapas place. I haven't yet been there, but from walking by it looks intriquing. It offers outdoor tables.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?