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The Barnsider Restaurant

480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205-2540
+1 518-869-2448
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“sirloin” (33 reviews)
“baked potato” (19 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205-2540
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1 - 10 of 331 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant isn't as good as no it used to be. Very expensive and mediocre food. Not as nice as it was many years ago

Thank Lisa2365
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to the Barnsider for over 20 years and have dinned there I would guess about 70 times. We have never had a bad meal or service. If you like steak or beef this is not to be missed.

1  Thank oldgeek1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today my family and I decided to try out a local place we have not been to yet, The Barnsider. We walked in were seated promptly then had our drink orders taken. We ordered our food then made our way to the offered salad bar,...More

3  Thank wwewriting
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is always good, but this time my steak was dried out. I was so surprised. I did not send it back and thats on me, but this remains on of my favorite places when I visit Albany. Their steaks are typically amazing....More

1  Thank Marcy F
Reviewed 8 July 2017

During the month of July (2017), a special 4 course dinner is offered with choices of sirloin, salmon and a third entree which includes the salad bar, a cup of soup, entree and a choice of strawberry shortcake or cheesecake for $50. I had the...More

1  Thank JudyTroy_NY
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant prides itself on not only the food but the service. I can see why. They were quite busy the weeknight we visited and it was after dinner hour. We were treated like old friends that had money...lol. The salad bar was nice and...More

1  Thank GraceB4555
Reviewed 1 July 2017

1. Not all dinners delivered at the same time, forcing you to be rude or have a cold meal. I would have preferred all to stay under the warmer until everyone could be served. 2. Medium prime rib served rare to medium rare. 3. 10...More

1  Thank laltshul2016
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Haddock either was not fresh or overcooked...I have had this before and it was delish...this piece, which was a takeout, was small, hard on the edges and not flavorful...veggies served with it were raw...won't be back!

Thank Sharonelle
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Our expectations were for a quality meal with good service. Met and exceeded. We didn't expect Ruth Chris level steaks etc and it wasn't. But Barnsider still did a fine job with a good meal. Steaks were good, prime rib was very good, lobster tails...More

1  Thank Ken L
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The hotel recommended the Barnsider and so I gave it a try. It's a popular place with lots of seating. I was going to get a steak and scallop combination plate, however the server recommended their seafood special of Stuffed Shrimp and Scallops. Bad move...More

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Annmarie M
4 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
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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