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Quintessence - CLOSED

11 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-3528
+1 518-434-8186
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good0%
  • Average11%
  • Poor34%
  • Terrible33%
17 Feb 2013
“Albany Location Closed - Halloween 2012”
17 Dec 2012
“Malta Location - misses the mark”
Restaurant Hours Closed
££ - £££
11 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-3528
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Reviewed 17 February 2013 via mobile

Use to come to Albany back in the late 80s and early 90s to visit friends when they were in college. Use to love to go and have the chicken teriyaki and salad and spinach noodles. The Art Deco and jazzy music was very hip...More

Thank pdshaw
Reviewed 17 December 2012

Sorry Quinny's - something is not right in Malta. We went when it first opened & had a good time. This trip we brought friends who had never been to the Albany location & I raved about all the good times I had there "back...More

Thank calanne
Reviewed 20 May 2012

I do not know why this place is popular. It is dirty, the food is drab and atmosphere is suitable to a crowded bar without the excitement.

Thank tbgmike
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Albany location is old reliable - we tried to Malta location and it just wasnt the same. Food was okay - service was fine.....just missing something. Chicken teriaki didnt taste the same. Maybe it's the water 8/

Thank BellaGinger
Reviewed 30 January 2012

This place is an institution, they held their own back in the 80's, and are back with a bang. Everything is prepared perfectly, they have their mojo again, love this place!

Thank Rick V
Reviewed 19 January 2012

We went to the Malta Quintessence based on our fond memories of the Albany location. The Malta experience did not even come close. The food was basic Sysco food - for instance, the fried calamari tasted as though it was frozen and warmed up in...More

Thank Cam027
Reviewed 18 December 2011

Let me tell you. I was very disappointed in this restaurant. My wife and I went here all the time when we were dating 25 years ago. It was a favorite. We were told it reopened just like it was. It didn't. Chicken and green...More

Thank Robf0754
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Went to the Malta location for breakfast with my husband and mother. Our first clue should have been when we saw that no one was parked in the lot. We ordered very basic meals including an omelette that came with home fries. By far the...More

Thank Deen444
Reviewed 26 August 2011

Quintessence has opened another outlet in Malta, New York. Last night I had perhaps one of the worst restaurant experiences of my life. First, let me give you the positive! The staff was very attentive working in a team fashion and there was no fault...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208-3528
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-434-8186
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