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“Great food and atmosphere”

The Point Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #35 of 688 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Penfield, New York
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238 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Dined here to celebrate a birthday on a Friday evening. Wonderful food, excellent decor and awesome service. The only down side was that because the bar was crowded, the place was loud to the level that our server had to shout the evening's specials. Even then it was difficult to hear. But a place worth returning to!

  • Visited June 2013
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Albany, New York
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Where's the Duck?”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stopped in on a Saturday, Kentucky Derby Day. Asked to be seated outside and we had a glass of wine at the bar while we waited for our table. The bar was not busy and had quite a large number of employees behind the bar but we were not acknowledged for quite a few minutes. Wine price for a glass of Simi Chardonnay was a bit high.
When seated we had trouble knowing who our service person was since there is nothing to distinguish an employee from a customer.We had multiple people approach our table. Once we established who was our server the service progressed nicely. We had a duck confit jalapeno popper and a pizza that actually had gnocchi pasta on it. The pizza was great but the Popper left alot to be desired. It was supposed to be stuffed with duck confit. We found only a shred through the whole dish, hence the title of our review. It was very disappointing, especially for the price.

  • Visited May 2013
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NY
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163 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Really good food and drinks!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Ate here for graduation dinner at the recommendation of my graduate and it did not disappoint. Everyone enjoyed their meal...portions were good....food fresh and tasy.....drinks yummy. Would eat here again...

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank elsbells63
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Albany, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Finally a decent upscale atmosphere in uptown Albany. The menu is a bit limited but everything is very good and definitely different than the usual pub fare. The cheese board is always great with a few cocktails. Perfect place for the office crowd, a few drinks with a client, or a date.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank JohnnyNYFL
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Albany, New York
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“my favorite local restaurant”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

My husband and I visited The Point on a whim 2 years ago and have been coming back ever since. The specials are very interesting and always a fusion of flavors. We love the cheese board appetitzer and have never been disappointed in a meal. The prices are in the moderate or more range, but we keep coming back for the food and the ambiance. What can I say, but I love this place.

  • Visited April 2013
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