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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
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pretzel bread” (14 reviews)
“steak” (116 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
1470 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-3538
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came to black & blue to celebrate our anniversary. The staff was very friendly and accommodating- giving us a complementary champagne toast and a little card, We brought our 3 week old baby along, and they had no trouble finding a...More

Thank nicoleostoyich
ThereseO245, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Nicole, thank you for taking the time to share your review. If you would be willing to continue the conversation, please consider sending me a direct message to discuss the food quality issues mentioned. Therese O. Guest Relations Manager therese@twoforseven.com

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Working dinner with several collegues... fantastic filet minion, good onion rings and no bad cheescake.

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

Thank you for choosing black & blue for your work dinner! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at b & b last evening. After really looking forward to trying b & b, our expectations were dashed. First, the excellent: this is a beautiful restaurant; it exudes a modern, crisp, chic elegance. Even the background music was "cool." While the cocktails...More

Thank oldvolvo940
ThereseO245, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I would like to apologize on behalf of the entire black & blue team for the disappointing experience. We are very about the food issues mentioned. Would you mind sending us a direct message with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have to say .. food is / was great !! our server Alex and bartender Annie were amazing .. BUT /.... Shame on your management for allowing people with dirty sweat pants down to their buts .. ripped tank tops .. and baseball hats ???...More

Thank Tina Y
ThereseO245, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Tina, we are so pleased you enjoyed your experience. While we do apologize for your disappointment, we do not have a dress code and do not treat our guests any differently for their appearance. We do hope you will join us again in whatever fashion...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner with my fiance, was greeted with a personalized birthday card. The oysters looke great and were from local areas in the East. But the aged steaks were to die for,, cooked at high temp and perfectly seasoned. Servers were friendly...More

Thank cmarkey4
ThereseO245, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

Reviewed 8 October 2018

I can't say enough good things about my experience yesterday with my Fiance. A personal note was waiting for us when we arrived. The dining room is modern and sleek. The servers were extremely helpful and versed with the menu. The Oysters looked fresh and...More

Thank cormarkey
ThereseO245, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience. Please come back, soon!

Reviewed 6 October 2018

I have eaten here several times and I am always pleased. I was here for a work dinner with colleagues and I was very impressed. When the staff saw we were all in business attire, they swapped out our white napkins for black ones so...More

Thank topher2076
ThereseO245, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Topher, thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are so pleased to hear about your experiences. Please come see us again, soon!

Reviewed 2 October 2018

The atmosphere is unique and lovely, it took a long time to order and get served. It was on the pricey side.

Thank Lintonaire
ThereseO245, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for sharing your feedback. If you would like to share any more information about your experience please feel free to reach out directly, we would be happy to continue the conversation. Therese O. Guest Relations Manager therese@twoforseven.com

Reviewed 24 September 2018

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
ThereseO245, Guest Relations Manager at black & blue Steak and Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Shelley, Thank you for providing your feedback. We are honored you would select black & blue for such an occasion!

Reviewed 9 September 2018

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 14 September 2018

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.

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Melissa W
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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