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black & blue Steak and Crab

1470 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-3538
+1 518-313-7388
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pretzel bread” (13 reviews)
“steak” (114 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
1470 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-3538
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything ...we had was delicious. Started with lobster bisque.... one of the best I've had!! Steak with grilled shrimp and scallops!!! Awesome flavor!! Service was top notch, very friendly and attentive from the hostess to our waitress!!! Would certainly go back again!!!

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Black & blue is a wonderful fine dining experience. The food is awesome and the wait staff is very attentive.We started the meal with an appetizer of raw oysters, followed by a seafood fondue. For dinner, I had grouper. My daughter had the marlin entree,...More

Thank capitalfoodie518
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is pricy, but you go here for a special occasion. We went for our anniversary. When we called to make reservations, they asked us if we were celebrating anything & we said our anniversary. We received a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival....More

Thank Takemetoalaska
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, we are honored to celebrate any special occasion with you!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here on a visit for the weekend and went here for a special celebration. Everything was great! Appetizers were very good - seafood and special appetizer that are different and delicious. Steaks were done perfectly. Deserts were excellent!

Thank MaineMoke
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Restaurant was busy but service was excellent. Reservations are strongly recommended. Everything we ordered was extremely well prepared. Portions were generous.

Thank travellerLPM
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food here is outstanding. I have been to their Albany and Rochester NY locations.They are coming to Burlington Ma shortly and can't wait for it to open. It is a dining experience with a comfortable décor, great staff and great dishes.

Thank msteinberg07
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! If you would consider writing me a direct message, I would love to continue a conversation with you, a loyal customer! Therese O. Guest Relations Manager therese@twoforseven.com

Reviewed 8 June 2018

I love lobster, and had a delicious lobster salad sandwich for lunch that could have been served in Maine! The lobster was plentiful, perfectly cooked, and served with a light dressing on buttery toasted bread. This is a really pretty and quiet restaurant. The service...More

Thank Laurababyboomer
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Laura, thank you for taking the time to share your review.

Reviewed 3 June 2018

Hands down, this is the most romantic restaurants in Albany. We said WOW as soon as we walked in. The setting is beautiful. Service was outstanding. We were warmly greeted, promptly escorted to our table and had one of the best waiters we have had...More

Thank MexicoCat
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 27 May 2018

Had our wedding anniversary at the Black and Blue (B&B) in Albany NY. While very pricey, the meal was absolutely outstanding. A downside to this place is that it is extremely noisy. There is no area in this place that you can escape not only...More

Thank TheRichard26
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Richard, thank you for sharing your review.

Reviewed 10 May 2018

After having a lack luster experience last year, we decided to try them one more time for lunch. Stuck with dishes we had tried before which were delicious. She-crab soup, crab cake, oysters, & scallop entree. May sound like a lot of food, but the...More

Thank Aud542
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased we were able to win back your business!

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Melissa W
9 March 2016|
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Response from Andrew P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have lobster and other seafood choices.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 16:30
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 16:30
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 16:30
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 16:30
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 16:30
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1470 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-3538
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-313-7388
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Description
black & blue sets the bar for the New American Steakhouse; elegant yet unpretentious, sophisticated yet approachable. b&b offers an inventive design and unparalleled ambiance for you and your guests. Our inspired cuisine coupled with our gracious hospitality is perfect for your refined lunch meeting, special occasion dinner, family gathering or executive business event. black & blue also offers a variety of private rooms and tailor made menus for large groups. We would be happy to help plan your next business meeting or celebratory function.
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