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234 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-1322
+1 518-427-5963
Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 16:30 - 23:30
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North Bellmore, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nestled in the heart of Albany, far from downtown where parking is a major issue is this cozy place in what 30 years ago was the suny albany student bar district. The wine list was extensive pairing up with a menu had a number of upscale comfort food items. Shrimp bisque to start was wonderful on a 10 degree evening... More 

Thank Tom S
Niskayuna, New York
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We have lived in the area for a short 2 years and had been looking for a restaurant that had jazz and great food. My cousin mentioned "The Ginger Man" and I promptly made reservations. To our delight, we found exactly what we were looking for. We were greeting like old patrons as we walked in with smiles and hellos... More 

Thank Kim L
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Delicious food, nice beer selection, friendly, efficient service (although we were one of only two tables) Took too long to get here, will be back soon!

Thank MGH_7
Rensselaer, New York, United States
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219 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Made an easy reservation through Open Table for an early dinner for girls' night out. We were seated in the back for a quieter location. The wine and drink selection is extensive so there is no problem choosing something to drink. The Guinness they offer is directly from Ireland as opposed to other restaurants receiving it out of Mexico. There... More 

Thank DeborahL428
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Well done, Trip Adviser! You got this one right. We travel to Albany occasionally to visit an ailing old friend and while there, we like to explore the restaurant scene. Tonight, we chose The Ginger Man based on its ratings and proximity to our friend's home. We had booked a table and, on arrival, were seated immediately at a nice... More 

Thank Donald M
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I've been going to the Gingerman pretty much since it opened in 1983. While the prices are certainly different than they were then (as you'd expect them to be), it's still a great place for a well-prepared meal and great glass (or bottle) of wine with a friend or partner. The ambience is unchanged: pleasant, comfortable and friendly. While the... More 

Thank guyr541
Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Found this restaurant via Opentable. Only had a few minutes to grab lunch before my meeting and being The Ginger Man was less than a mile away off I went! Service was very good - waitress was very attentive and when I noted the short time I had to dine, she verified my selection would be prepared quickly (fish tacos)... More 

Thank Dave M
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

stopped in for a nice lunch upon my return to the capital district and i was very happy to experience the same great food and personable, attentive staff that has made this place a benchmark on the local restaurant scene as far back as the 80's

Thank Tom E
Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Small, quirky restuarant with chef designed menu to take advantage of local, fresh food. Food and presentation were first-rate, the server very knowledgable, and my lunch delishious.

Thank Mo K
Northampton, Massachusetts
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216 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

I had a decent dinner there. The place is comfortable and welcoming, the menu is interesting, although the preparation isn't always memorable. Good local beer selection.

Thank Mike L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
16:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-1322
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-427-5963
The Ginger Man Wine Bar and Restaurant is the perfect choice for a casual bottle of wine offering several appetizers and dinner. All menus offer creative sampling flights including appetizers, wines, beer, scotch and small batch bourbons from around the world. Its unique atmosphere provides a warm feeling whether you choose to linger over lunch or dinner. Our famous seasonal fruit and cheese board, charcuterie platter, or a house made dessert paired with our wide selection of ports, grappa and liqueur’s makes The Ginger Man a perfect destination spot.

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