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The Barnsider Restaurant

480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205-2540
+1 518-869-2448
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“sirloin” (35 reviews)
“scallops” (22 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205-2540
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Barnsider for our aniversery and had a good dining experience. The service and the food were excellent. Our only complaint about the whole experience was the wait time between the appetizer and our main course. The food however made up for...More

Thank willy016
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

My family and I chose to go to The Barnsider for Easter dinner this year. Mistake! First, and one of the most perplexing things, is that I believe we had three servers. One took our drink orders, another was responsible for our dinner orders, and...More

Thank Taryn G
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We went to Barnsider early Saturday on Easter weekend. Barnsider was bustling. Our wait staff was professional, efficient, displayed great teamwork, AND numerous were very friendly. The salad bar and breads were fresh. My husband had the Ginger Scallion Swordfish with sirloin. He said it...More

Thank Rrose411
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I am basing this on the past two times I have been to the Barnsider. I love the salad bar and the bar area. The bar menu is much more casual and the options are very good. The app we got was good in the...More

2  Thank KMur27
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

When I was a kid my family went to The Barnsider, and my recollection was that it was an upscale , really good restaurant. Skip ahead many years and I had the chance to go back yesterday for an early dinner before a concert. I...More

Thank Connecticutguy
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Have been going here for almost 2 decades. This place used to be one of the the best in the capital region. I have literally been here well over fifty times in my life. Lately I have noticed things I used to never see -...More

Thank JamesLAS1
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We have been going to The Barnsider for as long as I can remember. The Staff is wonderfully attentive and pleasant. I can always count on a Filet so tender you can cut it with your fork! I always make the comment before we arrive...More

Thank Mitch M
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

First of all, let me make it known that the Barnsider is one of my favorite restaurants and has been for over 20 years. I am noticing though that as their prices continue to increase, that their meat portions continue to get smaller and smaller....More

1  Thank _anthonylanz13
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We decided to stop early 5:30 on Friday evening and had good location to sit by window. It was a bit dim by window but not noisy for more private conversations. No complaints, food is always delivered hot and steaks cooked perfectly. When place is...More

Thank Barretomjj
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Still a good steakhouse in Albany with the rare salad bar which is always full of fresh selections. Staff is very attentive. But. We went on a Monday night. The baked potatoes were clearly left-overs from the weekend - small and re-cooked or over cooked....More

1  Thank Robert M
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Annmarie M
5 March 2017|
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Response from mbrogers55 | Reviewed this property |
We have enjoyed the Barnsider for years but lately there have been consistency issues with the food preparation. Since Trip Advisor is one of the most respected and well read review sites I would post my comments here. If... More
myrna a
3 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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 - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205-2540
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-869-2448
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