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The Bears' Steakhouse

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8254 Duanesburg Rd, Rt 7, Duanesburg, NY 12056
+1 518-895-2509
Wed - Fri 17:30 - 20:00
Sat 17:30 - 20:30
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575 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Steaks, Prime Rib, Delmonico ,Chateaubriand, in unusually huge portions. This is not fine dining as the prices would suggest . But it is a lovely home with a small number of tables where a charming family is offering very good meat with wonderful service. They have no interest in turning tables or trying to be a bustling restaurant. They want... More 

Thank ReddyBro
Ballston Lake, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best meal I have had in a long time!! The shrimp cocktail was fantastic with just the right amount of horseradish ( great for the sinuses!). The chateaubriand was to die for! So tender and flavorful!! And the homemade desserts were top notch! The family is amazing and so lovely!! We will definitely return and... More 

Thank Kellykat44
Albany, NY
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440 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Making a reservation at The Bears is no simple feat. You have to call when someone is there and are unable to leave a message. The atmosphere is "homey" with wood paneling and country-style decor. But we were told to try it because the entrees are supposed to be "over the top." When our waitress brought out our big plate... More 

Thank eluper
Southborough, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

First impression was positive. Small homey atmosphere, friendly staff. The service was great thru out. Table cloth with linen napkins. Then came the food. First the rolls were plain with little flavor. Main course Delmonico steak. Problem was it was the entire rib and not just the rib-eye, flavor was good but the fat content and lack of tenderness were... More 

Thank LeonardoG408
Albany, New York, United States
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

service , exemplary as usual. Companions who ordered the filet mignons turned out to be excellent. The delMonico Steaks were greeted with a massive amount of beef , quite flavorable: however, lot o fat. The amount of great steak was grand for the price . The desert was great( Banana cream is to die for), the shrimp cocktail was grand... More 

Thank 565garryg
Delanson, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My family and I waited forever to eat at the Bears and we finally decided to eat there On my father's birthday I made a reservation two weeks before they told me was 4495 a person we had a party of 9 after we went there and everything was said and done we ended up paying $700 and they also... More 

1 Thank Amber B
Cohoes, NY
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209 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

My brother in law and his wife traveled from Tarpon Springs, Fla. to have Chateaubriand with us at The Bears. The Bears is one of our favorite places to dine for a special occasion. The Payne Family operates an exceptional restaurant. Dinner service runs beautifully: from the shrimp cocktails, to the delicious homemade soup to the Chateaubriand that melts like... More 

Thank smartcookie1916
New York
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131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Heard about it for years. Finally went. Had the legendary Châteaubriand. What an expensive dissapointment. We had the Châteaubriand for two ($89.) It was nothing like the Châteaubriand we have experienced elsewhere. The presentation was seriously lacking, consisting of a platter of thick slabs of beef that were gray on the outside. Potatoes and ears of corn on the cob... More 

4 Thank Susanarl
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I haven't been here for a number of years and was excited to bring my sweetheart to this much acclaimed restaurant. what we experienced was one big letdown. our party of four had ordered the chateaubriand. served to us on a hugh platter already sliced (thus it was not hot and not medium rare as we ordered it), with simple... More 

3 Thank tom e
Duanesburg, New York
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Had another wonderful meal at the Bears. Mrs. Payne makes the best soup. I tried the Tomato Bisque and it was delicious. We ordered off the menu and i had the delmonico which was cooked to perfection. John's cocktail sauce for the Giant shrimp cocktails was to die for..... Always leave there so full its hard to walk out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8254 Duanesburg Rd, Rt 7, Duanesburg, NY 12056
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Duanesburg
  • Phone Number: +1 518-895-2509

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