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The Ginger Man - CLOSED

234 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-1322
+1 518-427-5963
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
234 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-1322
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Great wine bar. Really a lovely spot. Located between Washington Park and the College of St. Rose on Western Ave. The food was also excellent. This is a spot you need to try at least once.

Thank David S
Reviewed 29 June 2017

One of those places than only locals can recommend. A nice small restaurant close to Washington Park, cozy atmosphere and small menu to make things easy. Service was a little to slow, probably because the place was packed...food was good and tasty. Great wine selection...More

Thank Rafael P
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I will not review every morsel I ate for dinner nor describe the cozy ambience or the quaint jazz trio. Let's just say it was a diamond in the rough! Somewhat pricey but I would pay anyway for such fine food and service. I felt...More

Thank Doug L
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a great place for a first date if you like wine and quality small plates. This is possibly the best first date place in Albany. You must make reservations. Its value and quality are no secret. It is always packed.

Thank Thatguypaulie
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I met my friend at the Ginger Man for a late night glass of wine and a bite to eat. Everything about the Ginger Man was first rate. The selections of wine were long and amazing. The food was really good and artfully placed on...More

Thank Linda147
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I used to go here every 3-4 weeks for years, loving the simple menu of after movie fare of soups, sandwiches, burgers, and then dinner entrees were great. I keep trying this warm ambiance place again but have been continually disappointed by the rise in...More

Thank chris d
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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...More

Thank Tom S
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...More

1  Thank Krioux48
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!

1  Thank MGH_7
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...More

Thank DeborahL428
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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