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“Fabulous birthday dinner” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of 51 Front Wine Bar & Bistro - CLOSED

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51 Front Wine Bar & Bistro
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Albany, New York
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fabulous birthday dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

This was my first visit to 51 Front. It is such a warm, cozy place with a nice bar. We had wine, appetizers, main course, and dessert which were all delicious. I had the rabbit which I highly recommend. I will definitely be visiting this lovely restaurant again.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank KABM1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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  • English first
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English first
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best place to eat within 50 miles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The expertise and inventiveness the chef shows in preparation,presentation and ingenuity are unsurpassed within the Capital; District. But the more you come the less I will be able to and thats all I'll say about it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cawessot
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usa
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Food, ambiance and attention to details, all great.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and myself have been in the Albany area for the last 24 years and still miss the ample choices of good restaurants in other areas that are not present in Albany and its sorroundings. Last Saturday was an expection, when we visited this very nice restaurant for the first time.
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What a great choice that was!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Albany area, so deprived of restaurants that are not part of chains, and so deprived of above the average restaurants, has in this one a perfect example of what is needed in this area. The owners are a couple, the husband is the chef and the wife is the hostess. So, she was the first face we saw when we got into the restaurant. She was a great first impression. The waitress was as well pleasant and very attentive to details, and the food was great.
On a cold evening like that one was, the butternut squash soup was perfect, delicious and as warm as I needed it. My husband's entree was a steak that he enjoyed from beginning to end and the next day (yesterday) he was still telling me what an excellent chef that restaurant has.

I recommend 51 Front to anybody looking to have an out of the ordinary and very pleasant dining experience in the Albany area.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank elaUsa
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Saratoga Springs, NY
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“YAY!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Excellent wine, excellent food, excellent wait staff and the Owners are hands on. You cannot go wrong if you choose this restaurant.
It's a gem and 5 star service! They're under new ownership and the Chef is part owner - makes a huge difference in the quality. Unparalleled.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Marybeth M
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Clifton Park, New York
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214 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Best kept secret in the Capital District!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

An intimate and cozy atmosphere greets you as you enter this little gem of a place. The night we were there it was packed, but the wait staff were very responsive and friendly. Full bar with a happy hour that can't be beat. Comfort food and live bands at times. Parking is a little bit of a hassle but not much. Enjoy Front Street in beautiful Ballston Spa and then land here to complete the night.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kathy0619
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