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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%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (34 reviews)
“steak” (116 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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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Klextra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner celebrating a birthday. Dinner is 50% for birthday person, must show ID. Never a complaint, steaks are tender and cooked perfectly. I have notice few reviews with complaints but I have been here couple of times and food is always excellent. It's usually...More

Thank Barretomjj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a family gathering of six. My perception was that The Barnsider is a steak house (and it is). I don't usually enjoy the fare as I'm not a beef eater. There aren't a ton of options if you're not ordering beef. Maybe 6...More

Thank fleshbroiler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always wanted to try this restaurant. Visited Friday night early about 5pm. Ordered prime rib and stuffed shrimp. For a place supposedly noted for its steaks, the prime rib was chewy, had to put extra jus on it to taste like what prime rib should...More

Thank richmac55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Barnsider has been a favorite for years. Steak and Potatoes says it all. If that is that you are looking for, Barnsider will fit the bill. Enjoy a cocktail while waiting for your table in the rustic dining room. Once seated, the friendly staff is...More

Thank HungryHippo7525
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Questionable service and then charged almost $4. for a small side of orange butter to go with my salmon. Really??? The waiter never mentioned the extra charge. Serious customer service training in order here. . . so many good restaurants going out of business and...More

Thank Laurie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

from salad bar to the main course with drinks in between....one of the few places you can't go wrong in capitial district. steak au pove is excellent!...beef wellington or the pork chops tough choice but can't go wrong. does get busy, always wait, not the...More

Thank dotdoctor2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has been almost 20 years since I lived in the Albany area so when we stopped in Albany for a quick overnight trip on our way back from New England we decided to look for a steak restaurant. I thought of the Barnsider because...More

Thank moon026
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Barnsider is a lovely place to eat. We love the salad bar! Fresh tossed salad greens, beets, carrots, olives, peppers, cucumber, onions,chic peas, 3 bean salad, etc. Very fresh and crisp..Nice breads and a huge block of fresh NY sharp cheddar cheese. Dinners are...More

Thank BJgates
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Annmarie M
How do you contact someone regarding an awful experience? I wrote to the corportate office in Danvers, Ma back in January and got no reply! Is there a web address where we can contact someone? Thanks
5 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
myrna a
Is the dress casual
3 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

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