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“Perfect Dinner for Two”

Jack's Oyster House
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Ranked #26 of 706 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: US$35 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broadway
Description: Known literally around the world for warm and welcoming hospitality, Jack’s Oyster House has been continuously operated by the Rosenstein family since 1913 and is now under the direction of grandson Brad. Along with French Certified Master Chef Luc Pasquier - 1 of only 52 in North America - the restaurant offers the ultimate dining experience at a true value. Come also enjoy “Bar 42” or take advantage of the extensive banquet services.
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We stopped here for a nice dinner while staying in downtown Albany. It was close to our hotel so we gave it a shot. The prices aren't cheap but are actually very reasonable considering the high quality food and service. We started with the seafood soup which I believe was a daily special. It was outstanding. My wife and I both ordered a filet mignon for our entrée and they were excellent. They included a salad, rolls, potato and vegetables. Our server was very friendly and did a great job. If we lived in the area we would definitely return.

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Thank JLago
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

I made reservations for 6 here for our sons college graduation dinner. We were told it was one of the best restaurants in Albany. We were so very disappointed from shortly after we arrived. We were quickly seated and there were few in the dining room as it was 530 on a Friday. Our drinks were brought to us. Then we waited 20 minutes to have or food order taken. No one came to our table, so I went and asked for our wait staff to take our order. Our order was taken and it took an additional 25 minutes to be served. We had to ask for drink refills. Of our 6 entrees, each priced over $45, 2 were good, 4 steaks were over cooked rather than medium rare. Service was so very poor. Not at all impressed.

1  Thank LWMiller
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

My brother suggested Jack's for our Mom's 90th birthday. She wanted a family dinner. We reserved a private room on the first floor for 20 people and chose the private dining menu. The evening was perfect ! Ed did a great job in helping me to make menu decisions and setting timing for the appetizers and meals. The service was flawless. The two servers were obviously experienced and very familiar with the menu and drink options. The room was quiet and private. The food was beautifully presented and excellent. Appetizers were passed by the servers and all were excellent and well-timed so that we were not rushed. The salad was fresh and attractive. We chose lobster tails, salmon, fish trio and Steak Diane and all were beautifully presented, hot and delicious. Cheescake with fresh strawberries and blueberries was a perfect ending to the meal. Several people commented that they had never been to a better party. So happy that we chose Jack's Oyster House !

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Thank Donna K
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Expensive for really bad food. While the aphmoshere was great and the service fine the food was bad. Send back because a few plates were cold and when they brought it back it was just as cold. Oysters were small. Family of 8 celebrating a graduation all were disappointed in their meal. We paid a lot of money for not so good food. Will not return.

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1  Thank cornerstore
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Right around corner from hotel so we tried it. We mainly had starters. Oysters were really good but pricey at $34 a dozen. Must be going rate in area but double what I'm used to paying. Chopped salad was OK but was overpowered by the dressing. One in our party had Salmon and thought it was excellent. Great service. Perhaps we would have enjoyed more we were having traditional entrees instead of just starters. Would probably go again if situation arose.

1  Thank BillH298
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