We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Barnsider Restaurant

480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205-2540
+1 518-869-2448
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (36 reviews)
“steak” (123 reviews)
“top sirloin” (9 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
16:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205-2540
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (343)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 341 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We are local for many years. This place too. However, once in a while I get a haircut, a shave, brush my teeth. Not this place. Tables, chairs, carpets.... Same exact place as forever. They could shampoo the carpets once a decade. Maybe refinish the...More

Thank John I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wait staff very friendly, our table was right next to grill and server prep area. Very loud and annoying. Salad bar was good but not too many choices. Waited a very long time for our entrees. When they arrived not only over cooked, but very...More

Thank ccym440
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter turned 30 and my son and daughter-in-law celebrated an anniversary at this establishment and we were pleased with the service and food and the ambiance. We had a great time and no complaints. This was my first time at this restaurant and won't...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The wait was estimated correctly by the hostess at a half hour at 6 pm on Saturday. They will only take reservations for partys of 5 or more. The salad bar is average. A restaurant of this size should have more selections available. Also someone...More

Thank Randy B
Reviewed 28 September 2017

So many bad reviews, so much not giving a ---- by the management or even the corporate parent. I have been patronizing the Barnsider for decades, since they were located in Colonie Center. During most of that time, I can honestly say that I never...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The Barnsider has been our to-go place for steak for two generations since they started out in Colonie Center years ago. However that is now changed. After enjoying a great steak, we were leaving the restaurant and passed by their grill area. As I passed...More

4  Thank Olaf-Mickey
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

The Barnsider was recommended as the goto for steaks. A family of four from out of town, needs steaks and gluten free options. The service was good, but the food was average for the price point. The Beef Wellington was a great dish but the...More

Thank Eugene P
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Great service. Great steak and seafood combo! Best restaurant we have found in the area while visiting our daughter

Thank rjbean10281
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Our server, Chris, went above and beyond on everything. He was great, and when he found out it was our Anniversary he even brought out candles in our desert. The review would have been a star less if not for him. The Prime rib I...More

Thank Mrfixit8344
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I hadn't been to the Barnsider in several years. My intake of red meats has been reduced over the years. However, I do like a nice steak every now and then. And special occasions are a good excuse to indulge. To celebrate a friend's recent...More

Thank Beantownguest
Nearby Restaurants
Buca di Beppo
213 reviews
.57 km away
Outback Steakhouse
147 reviews
.73 km away
Chipotle Mexicfan Grill
15 reviews
.36 km away
Wolf's 1-11 Restaurant, Bar & Banquets
51 reviews
.43 km away
Nearby Attractions
Colonie Center
54 reviews
.82 km away
Salt Den
14 reviews
4.04 km away
The Egg
196 reviews
3.51 km away
Crossgates Mall
117 reviews
4.27 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Annmarie M
4 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from mbrogers55 | Reviewed this property |
We have enjoyed the Barnsider for years but lately there have been consistency issues with the food preparation. Since Trip Advisor is one of the most respected and well read review sites I would post my comments here. If... More
myrna a
2 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 17 answers
Response from SailoroftheStars | Reviewed this property |
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 480 Sand Creek Rd, Albany, NY 12205-2540
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-869-2448
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing