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Blu Stone Bistro

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661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
+1 518-869-9976
16:00 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:30
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Have had several dinner meetings here. Solid experience all around. Food is good. Decent drink selection Summertime they have a nice outdoor area. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Thank Aliveguy
Albany, New York
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I often pick one of the dinner specials, they change each month. But if you want to eat a bit lighter and quicker, I love the Short Rib Sandwich and you can never go wrong with the Po' Boy and tons of tasty shrimp packed in. Yum.

Thank David S
Saranac Lake, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Met some friends there right across from my hotel and was pleasantly surprised! Great space, good drinks, great food and super service. I usually drive down to PFChang's but good to know if I just walk across the street (highway) I can have a great dinner with lots of variety. Later I went back to Desmond bar and won't do... More 

Thank Steven P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We had the opportunity to eat last evening at the Blu Stone Bistro because it was easy and connected to the Hotel Indigo. We had a great dinner. The owner made some recommendations which we took the Brussel sprouts were fantastic and the New Delhi Spring rolls were outstanding. We both ordered flat breads for our dinner and the bartender... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Connected to the Indigo, you might not expect a tasty meal from this kitchen. Limited menu but good quality meal. Flatbread was good as was the burger. Certainly convenient while staying here or close by.

Thank John M
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I had dinner here and I have eaten a delicious sword fish with vegetables: it was so fresh and tender and tasty. In the morning, this restaurant prepares very rich and good breakfast: especially good are the waffles with season fruit and maple syrup. Recommended.

Thank PalombiG
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Good food, nice ambience and attentive staff. It specializes in farm to table menus. Prices and portions were appropriate.

Thank Amy C
Pennington, New Jersey
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411 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stayed in the IHG Hotel Indigo attached to this restaurant. Came down and had breakfast which was similar to what you would get from a Holiday Inn. The coffee was pretty decent and my waffles were OK. Wish they had real maple syrup. Location is good for travellers and I think would be OK for lunch or dinner. Cost was... More 

Thank KidLove
Providence, Rhode Island
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260 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a group of 6 people at dinner, and they handled this with ease. Everyone's entree came out at the same time, and service was attentive without being overbearing. Good food.

Thank KLGri
Burlington, Vermont
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We started our stay here at the hotel with cocktails in Blu Stone. Bartender was friendly and attentive, the appetizers we ordered were delicious. We did return in the morning for breakfast and were very disappointment with the service. Very slow service for a place that was not busy, food came out cold. I would come again for cocktails but... More 

Thank KWags1998

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-869-9976
Blu Stone Bistro is conveniently located next to the Indigo Hotel. Moments away from Albany International Airport. BluStone offers an outstanding menu, eclectic wine list and great seasonal martini list. We pride ourselves on attentive, friendly, knowledgeable service, a menu that is inventive, using only the highest quality ingredients, and an atmosphere that is comfortable, casual and cool. Whether you are a local resident or a traveler, Blu Stone Bistro is a must on your list of places to experience in Albany.

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