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Albany Bistro

1051 Grant St SE, Decatur, AL 35601-3127
+1 256-686-1667
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (10 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
“etouffee” (2 reviews)
17:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1051 Grant St SE, Decatur, AL 35601-3127
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very small, very out of the way, and VERY GOOD! The chef uses locally grown and sourced foods and the flavor of everything we've tried has been outstanding!

Thank Tamathi
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This restaurant is located at the edge of one of Decatur's historic districts; small yet has a very roomy feel. The food is always fresh and delicious; I have had most everything on the menu and can't come up with anything to say except, delicious....More

Thank Lisa B
Rick B, Owner at Albany Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Hi Lisa B- We thank you for your recent review of Albany Bistro and your encouraging words about our food and service. We are proud that you have taken the time to reach out to everyone about our concept! Rick Brown Albany Bistro 1050 Grant...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Albany Bistro is our favorite restaurant for a special anniversary dinner. The menu varies with the season and is always fresh and delicious.

Thank wareagle83
Rick B, Owner at Albany Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Wareagle83 - Thank you for visiting Albany Bistro for your anniversary dinner. We are looking forward to the spring menu and hope to have you visit again! Rick Brown Albany Bistro 1050 Grant Street Decatur, Alabama 35601

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Having eaten at Albany Bistro many times, I can't brag enough about the wonderful food and excellent service we get every time we dine there.

Thank Bamarph
Rick B, Owner at Albany Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Hi Bamaph - Thank you for highlighting our work! We value all feedback and certainly thank you for taking the time to share this message with others. Rick Brown Albany Bistro 1050 Grant Street Decatur, Alabama 35601

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This is very cozy but lovely bistro. They serves not only traditional Southern foods, such as Deep Fried Chicken, but also very fine dining too. Staff are very kind and responsive. Foods were good and also right size, not too bulky. Wish to visit again...More

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Rick B, Owner at Albany Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for your review of "Simple but classy foods", we are excited to know that you have been pleased with your experiences with us. We can't wait to have you visit again! Rick Brown Albany Bistro

Reviewed 8 March 2017

Visited the reastaurant a Tuesday night and we were a group of 7 people. We chose to start with a salad and then main course. Service were quick and we very served our drinks and beers quickly. I´really liked that they focused upon microbreweries around...More

Thank pjohannisson
Rick B, Owner at Albany Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

pjohannison - Thank you for taking a moment to rate your experience with us! We are proud to lead the Local Food Movement in our area and are excited to choose local providers of raw products, food, drink and specialty items for use at Albany...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

My wife and I have visited Albany Bistro many times and it is always a delight! Located in the historic area of Decatur, Alabama it offers fine dining and you are served by the owners that take great pride in their menu offerings. Great place...More

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Jake R, Owner at Albany Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review. We appreciate you taking the time to share. Be sure to follow our social media for upcoming changes to our menu... our local farmers are telling me some of the spring crops will be in early this...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

What a great find! Very impressed!! Great date night with old friends. Great selection & so unique. I would highly recommend.

Thank a11red
Jake R, Owner at Albany Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thanks for choosing Albany Bistro. I appreciate you taking time out of your day to share your experience! As the weather warms up, remember we have some great promotions especially for our patio each day of the week.

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful dining experience with excellent service. We arrived at 11:15 with no reservations but seated quickly. I ordered the buttermilk fried chicken and I highly recommend it! My husband had shrimp & crawfish etouffee and he also said it was really good. The highlight of...More

Thank tammbrad
Jake R, Owner at Albany Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! I'm glad you chose our Coffee & Toffee Cheesecake. I think the Morgan Price toffee makes it the perfect dessert.

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Had Valentine's dinner two days late. So enjoyed the intimate, cozy atmosphere. The food was good, presentation and service excellent! Will go back for sure! The hazelnut creme brûlée was the best!

Thank Connie B
Jake R, Owner at Albany Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thank you for choosing Albany Bistro! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience enough to share. The chocolate hazelnut creme brulee is always a guest favorite... it's hard to go wrong with anything that has Nutella! Thanks again for the kind words.

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can one wear a jacket and Tie and not feel out of place here
17 October 2016|
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Response from Bamarph | Reviewed this property |
Anything is fine. Golf shirt,sports coat or just about anything. Nice place but it is casual'
Robert S
Why are only church going people afforded an opportunity to decrease their bill by 15% on Sundays while Muslims, Jews, Atheists, Realists, and other religious and ethnic groups can't because they don't have a christian church bulletin to present as written on your Sunday brunch menu??
24 September 2015|
Response from Jake R | Property representative |
Mr. Stevenson- Thank you for going public with the question you asked us in an email on September 14, 2015. Since we replied to your email on September 16, 2015 and received no response, I am copying our correspondence... More
Jake R
Hi Happy35601 - Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It appears that you have visited our establishment several times and each visit review was less than excellent. We urge our guests to supply positive feedback on how we can better serve all guests. Would it be possible provide guidance, suggestions or improvements that could be made for a more positive experience?
12 September 2015|
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Response from Cookiesto | Reviewed this property |
I just checked and I gave Albany Bistro an Excellent rating! All 5 marks checked!! :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$28
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1051 Grant St SE, Decatur, AL 35601-3127
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 256-686-1667
Located in the heart of the Historic Albany neighborhood in Decatur, Alabama, Albany Bistro brings a new sophistication to classic southern fare. Our chef sources from local organic growers to bring you the best flavors of the season. Albany Bistro changes its menu weekly to reflect the local growers' bounty. Isn't it time you escape the ordinary?
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