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The Bears' Steakhouse

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8254 Duanesburg Rd, Rt 7, Duanesburg, NY 12056
+1 518-895-2509
17:30 - 20:00
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Wed - Fri 17:30 - 20:00
Sat 17:30 - 20:30
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Albany, NY
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363 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Making a reservation at The Bears is no simple feat. You have to call when someone is there and are unable to leave a message. The atmosphere is "homey" with wood paneling and country-style decor. But we were told to try it because the entrees are supposed to be "over the top." When our waitress brought out our big plate... More 

Thank eluper
Southborough, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

First impression was positive. Small homey atmosphere, friendly staff. The service was great thru out. Table cloth with linen napkins. Then came the food. First the rolls were plain with little flavor. Main course Delmonico steak. Problem was it was the entire rib and not just the rib-eye, flavor was good but the fat content and lack of tenderness were... More 

Thank LeonardoG408
Albany, New York, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

service , exemplary as usual. Companions who ordered the filet mignons turned out to be excellent. The delMonico Steaks were greeted with a massive amount of beef , quite flavorable: however, lot o fat. The amount of great steak was grand for the price . The desert was great( Banana cream is to die for), the shrimp cocktail was grand... More 

Thank 565garryg
Delanson, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

My family and I waited forever to eat at the Bears and we finally decided to eat there On my father's birthday I made a reservation two weeks before they told me was 4495 a person we had a party of 9 after we went there and everything was said and done we ended up paying $700 and they also... More 

1 Thank Amber B
Cohoes, NY
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199 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

My brother in law and his wife traveled from Tarpon Springs, Fla. to have Chateaubriand with us at The Bears. The Bears is one of our favorite places to dine for a special occasion. The Payne Family operates an exceptional restaurant. Dinner service runs beautifully: from the shrimp cocktails, to the delicious homemade soup to the Chateaubriand that melts like... More 

Thank smartcookie1916
New York
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Heard about it for years. Finally went. Had the legendary Châteaubriand. What an expensive dissapointment. We had the Châteaubriand for two ($89.) It was nothing like the Châteaubriand we have experienced elsewhere. The presentation was seriously lacking, consisting of a platter of thick slabs of beef that were gray on the outside. Potatoes and ears of corn on the cob... More 

3 Thank Susanarl
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

I haven't been here for a number of years and was excited to bring my sweetheart to this much acclaimed restaurant. what we experienced was one big letdown. our party of four had ordered the chateaubriand. served to us on a hugh platter already sliced (thus it was not hot and not medium rare as we ordered it), with simple... More 

2 Thank tom e
Duanesburg, New York
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Had another wonderful meal at the Bears. Mrs. Payne makes the best soup. I tried the Tomato Bisque and it was delicious. We ordered off the menu and i had the delmonico which was cooked to perfection. John's cocktail sauce for the Giant shrimp cocktails was to die for..... Always leave there so full its hard to walk out of... More 

1 Thank ANDREA N
Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

What an expensive disappointment! I had heard from multiple people how this was the best steak house. Looking back on that, none of them had been here for over 20 years. We pre-ordered the Chateaubriand - medium rare, more towards the rare. They bring out this slab of sliced meat that is barely pink in the middle, so salty everyone... More 

2 Thank Laura34618
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

It's been 20 years since I last visited The Bears. I don't live in the area any longer so when I knew I was coming to Albany for business and I was asked my opinion on a restaurant selection I immediately thought of The Bears. This place is in Duanesburg/ Delanson, NY, which is in the middle of nowhere (about... More 

1 Thank Dan O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8254 Duanesburg Rd, Rt 7, Duanesburg, NY 12056
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Duanesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 518-895-2509

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?