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“Poor treatment”

La Serre Restaurant
Ranked #94 of 702 Restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The food is quite good although a bit pricey for the amount you receive. La Serre participates in almost every coupon program. When you use a coupon there they treat you like a second class person!!!! Most of their coupons include a "glass" of wine. Well it's more like a half of a glass, because when you order another glass it is you receive much more. They should not participate in coupon programs if they are going to treat people poorly!!!

3  Thank karalp2016
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We made reservations at La Serre for dinner before a concert at the Times Union. The restaurant is very convenient to that venue and parking is easy as there is a large parking garage nearby......super easy! La Serre's decor is "old world"......beautiful wood paneling with large mirrors, fireplace mantel, candles. Service was fine....attentive and prompt. We loved the carpaccio appetizer and the tiramisu dessert. The entrees were good..... lamb meatloaf and a chicken dish....but neither would be something that we'd rave about. All said, La Serre is very convenient to the Times Union and parking; and for that convenience, it is a good option for dinner before a concert.

Thank nbr20
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is dining as it should be. Have not been there in a number of years. Where have I been? It was a favorite, a drink at the bar or small cocktail lounge, and then a leisurely dinner. Nothing has changed and that is a good thing. From the front entrance, to the bar and cocktail lounge; the banquettes and white table cloths; the miles and miles of wood paneling gleaming in very pretty lighting fixtures and all dressed up for the holidays.

Good friend and I decided to have a leisurely holiday lunch. On a whim we chose La Serre. Could not have been a better choice. Difficult to decide on the menu items. We noted that this was a spot for a good business lunch. Subdued and private. And, oh the food: we both had a very good glass of wine/ a top California Chardonnay and a lovely French Pinot Noir; the Salad Maison, a bed of field greens with a warm bleu cheese and bacon dressing. Yes, warm dressing! Ooooh. Then a perfectly cooked lightly blackened salmon with a beurre blanc sauce, risotto, and crisp haricot verts, fresh squashes, a perfect medley. The service was excellent, providing a measured pace as we told our server we wished for a long lunch. Dessert was the only so so in an otherwise spectacular meal. FYI: Albany has come up with a very creative way to park: we pulled up right in front, used a credit card in a standing small black kiosk, paid $2 for 1 hour 45 minutes, put the printed parking ticket on our dash and in the front door in minutes. Forgot to mention several diners enjoyed the Bistro Menu, lighter fare but not lacking in beautiful preparation.

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Thank LuvtheAdirondacks
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

eating here again tonight! my favorite Albany restaurant Best goose preparation serve with vegetables. Finest wine selection and even in the cutting edge with Fireball liquor!

1  Thank Maryevelynadrienne
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

ate there several times with friends and had a good dining experience--price is very high and only those that can afford go there--it has a rep for being expensive

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Thank crisgro2016
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