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Food and restaurants in Albany

Top restaurants

Bar
“Top Chef Ric Orlando's bistro is one of the coolest spots in town! Farm-fresh eats & regional beers fill out a global menu, with a mahogany bar from '39 World's Fair. Highlights Great cocktailsGreat coffeeGreat dessertGreat tea selectionOutdoor seating Popular for LunchDinnerSolo dining Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entranceWheelchair accessible parking lotWheelchair accessible restroomWheelchair accessible seating Offerings AlcoholCocktailsCoffeeComfort foodHappy hour drinksHappy hour foodHealthy optionsLate-night foodOrganic dishesSmall platesVegetarian options Dining options LunchDinnerCateringDessertSeatingTable serviceTakeout Amenities: Bar onsite Good for kids High chairs Restroom Atmosphere: Casual Cozy Romantic Upscale Crowd Family-friendly GroupsTourists Planning: Lunch reservations recommended Dinner reservations recommended Accepts reservations Usually a wait Transgender safespace LGBTQ friendly ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Great happy hour 2.00 drafts Outside patio with fireplace and heaters big TV ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“There might be a bit of a wait, but it's worth it! They're known for their breakfast and brunch.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Known best for its brunch, Iron Gate is a conveniently-located eatery with delicious options for all. Its lovely patios and décor are just an added bonus at this spot—it's certain to please. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Decent food, served fast but made fresh. Affordable counter service available downstairs.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Fresh Ingredients, Tapas, good wine list, cocktails, able to handle large groups, dark, large place. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Balloon Twister most Tuesday nights! Several dinner choices for 8.99 between 4pm and 6pm. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Brewery
“It's got great beer and tasty, slightly unique pub food. Nice, open, wood interior.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“There might be a bit of a wait, but it's worth it! They're known for their breakfast and brunch.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Known best for its brunch, Iron Gate is a conveniently-located eatery with delicious options for all. Its lovely patios and décor are just an added bonus at this spot—it's certain to please. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“This coffeehouse roasts its own coffee beans. Alongside the awesome coffee, you can get housemade soups & sandwiches in a chill space with free WiFi.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Donut Shop
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great ambiance, great coffee & tea, delicious baked goods, salads and sandwiches. A nice place to sit and chat.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Best coffee in Albany, but getting a table during busy times is generally unlikely.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“3Fish is perfect for coffee and a pastry during the week. On weekends, its later hours are ideal for a light snack and wine or beer. The beautiful patio in the back is Albany's best-kept secret.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Bakeries

Donut Shop
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Just up at the top of Winnie by the hospital you will find the place that "America runs on".”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Quote from a yelp review: "Do yourself a favor - stop reading after this sentence, go to Cheesecake Machismo, wait outside as necessary based on the time of day, and order a slice of the blueberry maple. Seriously if you like cheesecake, might like cheesecake, or ever thought about liking cheesecake you need to go here immediately."”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Bagels Bagels Bagels, thats all the got so if you don't want a bagel don't come here. They are pretty good but a bit small. I tend to go Terra Coffee for bagels tho since they are so close!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop