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black & blue Steak and Crab

1470 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-3538
+1 518-313-7388
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pretzel bread” (14 reviews)
“steak” (114 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 16:30 Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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Food
Service
Value
LOCATION
1470 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-3538
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Reviewed yesterday

We were celebrating my son's 15th birthday and wanted to go someplace special! We love steak and crab so this was the place to go. We ordered the Filet Mignon, salmon and crab cakes and crab bisque. Everything was delicious! They brought out a chocolate...More

Thank Shelley G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are blue because we live in FL and B & B is in NY. We had a wonderful meal here with family. The filets were cooked perfectly. Rack of lamb was a tad overdone.

Thank Karen F
ThereseO245, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Karen, thank you for sharing your comments! We also have a location in Burlington, MA in addition to our three New York locations - Albany, Buffalo & Rochester.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was very clean, the wait staff courteous and the food outstanding. We both had the lobster bisque to start, it was very good, we followed with the filet and NY cut steak, and added the king crab legs. The filet and steak were...More

Thank JASUSA
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We look forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This BBSC has a fairly new, well designed contemporary facility. The service is friendly, attentive--excellent. There is a wide variety of menu options. The caesar salad with extra black anchovies was excellent. The fully loaded baked potato was smallish but very good. The wet aged...More

Thank daggertravel
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a gift card to Black & Blue, so the fact that the food was just so-so, the service was amateurish and the staff acted as if it was their first day on the job, was less painful. Nothing was all that good, and...More

Thank Ellis P
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ellis, thank you very much for your review. I am terribly sorry for any issues you experienced during your last visit. If you're open to it, please send me an email with your reservation information so we can continue the conversation and learn more about...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was middle and up dining place known for its steak. That was the reason I ordered steak and my fave was ribeye. The steak was a good size of 14 oz. Maybe 80 percent of it was tender and juicy, but the rest...More

Thank BWS66
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, I will be sharing this with Chef and his team. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is one of the loudest restaurants I've ever been in. The food was average to just ok....too much salt for my taste. The service was slow. Food was over priced.More

Thank jdooley51
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. I am terribly sorry for any issues you experienced during your last visit. If you're open to it, please send me an email with your reservation information so we can continue the conversation and learn more about your...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

I have visited this location on many occassions. The food, service and atmosphere are the absolute best in the area.

Thank Cowboys16
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 23 July 2018

We started at the bar and then moved to a table. Excellent atmosphere, food and beverage, and service. B&B usually does things right and this was no exception. Dinners of seafood and beef were excellent as usual. Great place to spend an evening whether it's...More

Thank DiNipoti
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for sharing your experiences. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 23 July 2018

We arrived into Albany late (10pm) and were starving. We were lucky to come across B&B. This is an upscale restaurant with a beautiful decor. The food was fantastic and the restaurant offers a great wine and drink menu. The staff was welcoming, friendly and...More

Thank Gary Q
Therese O, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Gary, thank you for sharing your comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience.

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Melissa W
9 March 2016|
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Response from Andrew P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have lobster and other seafood choices.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 16:30
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 16:30
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 16:30
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 16:30
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 16:30
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1470 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-3538
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-313-7388
  • E-mail
Description
black & blue sets the bar for the New American Steakhouse; elegant yet unpretentious, sophisticated yet approachable. b&b offers an inventive design and unparalleled ambiance for you and your guests. Our inspired cuisine coupled with our gracious hospitality is perfect for your refined lunch meeting, special occasion dinner, family gathering or executive business event. black & blue also offers a variety of private rooms and tailor made menus for large groups. We would be happy to help plan your next business meeting or celebratory function.
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