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“Good food and service”

Novak's Hungarian Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 154 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$20
Cuisines: German, Hungarian, Eastern European, Central European
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Good for: Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Description: At Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant, we have been proud to provide an authentic Hungarian dining experience to the Albany area. We use the freshest ingredients and the richest flavors to bring you a truly unique dining experience. Our founders, Joseph and Matilda Novak immigrated to the United States from Hungary in 1957. They are proud to of brought traditional Hungarian recipes with them. Our signature dishes are bound to leave you wanting more. Try our cabbage rolls, chicken paprika, or kolbasz sausages! Take advantage of our lunch buffet from Monday through Saturday, or our dinner buffet from Monday through Thursday. We are also an artisan bakery and would love to make a special pastry or dessert for you. Are you looking to cater your next event? Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant is the perfect choice for small and large catering events. Drop-in today and have a meal with us. At Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant, you’re family.
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a relatively small venue with a lot of history. The food is Eastern Europe and is prepared very well. The day we went, there was a smorgasbord with all of their featured foods available. We tried a little of everything, and all was delicious. We were too full for dessert, but brought some home....and glad we didn’t miss the opportunity. Yummy!

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Thank Carl O
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

My husband and I had dinner here. It was Wednesday evening around 6:30, but it was very crowded and we needed to wait for a while. They close at 8pm on weekdays. That day they were understaffed and we were told that the service would be slow. Since we were hungry we went for buffet. We also ordered Pilsner. Everything in the buffet was good and authentic (my husband is from Europe), but Pilsner didn't come until we were about to finish the meal. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive and explained that the Pilsner needed to be served in special glasses, but they didn't have enough clean ones that night. She went back to the kitchen many times to see if the glasses were ready, but they weren't. Finally she decided to serve Pilsner in normal glasses and it was good. We were too full for desserts, but they all looked good, so we ordered a piece of chocolate cake to go. Since the waitress felt bad about Pilsner she didn't charge for the cake. We enjoyed the cake later.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

But I grew up in Austria and had some fabulous food while traveling so spoiled a bit. It was very busy and a lot of repeat customers so I would say popular with locals that like the food.

Thank StellerJ2
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were looking for a place for breakfast in downtown Albany the other day and discovered that Novak's serves breakfast as well as its great lunches and dinners. We stopped in to find traditional Hungarian treats mixed with traditional types of breakfast foods. It was incredible. After breakfast you need to try the fresh pastries, cakes and cinnamon rolls, or just take them home with you like we did. Yummmmmmmmmm.

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Thank GARY B
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to dine/pick up deserts. The staff were helpful and friendly. I highly recommend the chicken dish and Hungarian soda. Delish!

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