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Lanie's Cafe Incorporated

) #34 of 534 Restaurants in Albany $$ - $$$ Italian, American,
471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
+1 518-438-5005
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (7 reviews)
“salads” (10 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
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1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was my third time visiting. The ambiance is great and our server was attentive. My favorite part is always the salad bar. The bread and cheese are wonderful. The past two times I've ordered the ravioli and it is amazing. This time I ordered...More

Thank travelrus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great salad bar and huge portions. Steaks are very good and the Italian dishes are very good too. Always a nice dining experience

Thank Lisa2365
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six happy eaters. Our waitress was excellent, she guided through the big menu and told us about the specials, entrained us while we ordered and made sure we were happy when the food arrived. We enjoyed steak, seafood and salads, with rave reviews. Cocktails were...More

Thank Jo-Anne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will tell people we have been coming here for about 10yrs. It is a very popular place with excellent ambiance and great servers. I've posted great reviews on this place, so Im not someone who only writes when they are mad. The last two...More

Thank NewYorkBighawk68
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I took a group of visitors here and they loved it as much as I do. Salad bar was fresh and had a lovely variety pick from. The pasta entre with seafood mix , yummy. Portions are very generous.

Thank Sparkle D
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Went in with my friend Dan Z and we ordered the Ruben sandwich with Cole slaw and pickles which was one of the best sandwiches I have eaten in quite some time. We sat at the bar and we had a Stella Artois and an...More

Thank Electorny
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is my absolute favorite, have never had a disappointing g experience here. Everything on the menu is great - chicken sorrento is my favorite, my husband always gets a steak. Nice salad bar, staff is always friendly, portions are so big I usually...More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Went here with some colleagues. We are three big guys and we split the calamari appetizer, chicken parm, and a seafood platter and we didn't even come close to finishing everything. Simply ridiculous how big the portions are. It's not all just size though... the...More

Thank pmjennissen
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Went for an afternoon lunch with friends. Had heard so many good things that I had high expectations. Nachos were HUGE but boring. Some drinks were okay but some were weak. Open turkey sandwiches got a thumbs up. Prime rib sandwich got two thumbs up...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I couldn't wait to try this place. Had the French onion soup which was just OK not very flavorful. And had the prime rib asked for it to be "rare and it was more towards medium. I expect prime rib to almost be able to...More

Thank ember333
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Questions & Answers
22 July 2017|
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Response from pmjennissen | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. Bartender was very seasoned and made a great martini!
22 September 2015|
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Response from cindyhBinghamton_ny | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember seeing gluten free on the menu for pasta. However the menu is quite extensive, and this restaurant seems to me like they would definitely have gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1583
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-438-5005
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