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“Very reliable menu & waitstaff”
Review of Solano Grill & Bar

Solano Grill & Bar
Ranked #59 of 89 Restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I've had occasion to here numerous times over the past ten years and have not yet experienced a bad meal. About once every few months they put on a wine tasting event from various wine areas. These events also feature some of their delicious canapes. Their "end of the month" special is always a treat. I recommend reservations.

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Thank jrosano
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is one of our reliable go-to places when we're looking for good California sometimes-fusion food. The menu is fairly good sized and the newish chef is trying a few new things. We're fond of both their fresh fish / seafood and the Paella (have to disagree with the previous reviewer who doesn't like it). Have also found the lamb to be quite good. The service is unfailingly good and attentive. The one complaint is that they don't regularly have fries to serve with steaks, lamb, etc. Recently they have had these on the extra menu and I have to say they were average at best (but being in the Bay Area and often going to France, I'm spoiled). They always have an added menu of seasonal and special and have special dinners (like the last night of the month). The atmosphere is quiet and pleasant.

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Thank Michael F
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Solano Bar and Grill, againts all odds (and bad food), continues to survive. While the help are very friendly and the bar is serviceable. But the food is inconsistent because they try to cook too many genres of food. By all means, avoid anything that seems complicated: paella, for example. Steaks taste good but are tough as shoe leather. And Sunday brunch-forget it unless you are fasting that day. Even the frenh fries are poor-undercooked yet greasy and nasty!1

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Thank Raphael823
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

No one wanted to cook or clean for an Easter Family gathering so luckily we were able to book here for a party of 21 for a lunch. They gave us a private room- large and airy, worked with us to make a very nice and varied menu for a very reasonable price. Excellent seafood chowder and seafood paella with lots of seafood in both. Salmon, NY steak, and a vegetarian dirty rice option. All good. Nice organic garden salad, and creme brulee to top it off. Everyone enjoyed the gathering, take home boxes for large portions, good service. Weve had smaller family gatherings here in the past and its still good and still a good value for a nice gathering.

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Thank LawY
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

In the past, I liked this place for good food and value. Went for lunch today, had pulled pork sandwich plate. Well, call it dreadful. The (salty) pulled pork saturated the bun with grease and I could even squeeze more grease out! I pointed out the problem to the waiter who did offer to change the soaked bun, nothing more. Over-salted but otherwise good fries, so-so coleslaw, wonderful Pilsner tap beer. Service was OK.

Well, at least the beer was good.

I won't be back. Not more-ish, no more for me.

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Thank rbertolott
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