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The Point Restaurant and Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1100 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208-2248
+1 518-729-5383
15:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 15:00 - 01:00
Wed - Fri 15:00 - 02:00
Sat 15:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently had dinner at the Point on a cold winter's night. There were eight people in our party, including two children. We had the stuffed shrimp appetizer, the pork nachos and bruschetta apps. The shrimp was outstanding. I ordered three delicious cosmos. The bread provided was amazing. A few entrees our table ordered included the burger, the hanger steak, and... More 

Thank toodie9
Albany, New York
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Two weeks ago my yoga teacher and I decided to go out for a glass of wine and a light bite. We decided on The Point because I have always eaten there al fresco, and we tried going there several weeks ago, but there was a private party, so it was closed. The restaurant is just gorgeous, not very crowded,... More 

Thank Suzanne T
New York
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with a friend. Loved the atmosphere of the place, and the staff were friendly. They have a nice bar as well, it's a nice place to grab a drink and some food with friends. I enjoyed my meal and would definitely come here again and recommend to others!

Thank Langlokt
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Nine of us stopped in to have dinner last Friday night at The Point. Once again, we were not disappointed!! Since we arrived right as they opened at 4:00, we got a table in the bar side of the restaurant, right in front of the window - nice large (single) table so no one was crowded. Three of us started... More 

Thank Richard M
Hagaman, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My son and I dined at the point on a beautiful fall day. We ate outside, and had a wonderful meal. Our waiter, Keith, provided excellent service. The menu offers great variety. We will definitely dine there again.

Thank Dawn R
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A weide selection of wine beer and food makes his place a joy to visit. Very nice menu with slight little twist that makes each option just a little bit better than the competition.

1 Thank William M
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573 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The service here is always "on point". The food is good & more upscale than other bars along this strip of Madison Ave. Parking is always an issue, behind the building is usually full .The atmosphere is congenial but occasionally loud when the bar is crowded. It is a nice place for seating a large group.Service at the bar was... More 

Thank ReddyBro
New York City, New York
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A great meal and an excellent martini menu. We were nearby for a work conference and looking for some local fare and found The Point listed on Yelp. Its in a college neighborhood so it has a good location and a great vibe. The Black Magic martini was so good I had 2 which paired well with the Duck Risotto.... More 

Thank davidirby
Boston, Massachusetts
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Point is a near upscale bar and restaurant away from the craziness of downtown Albany and literally at the junction of Western and Madison Ave. I have been many times, but just picked up to write a review after celebrating a friend’s birthday. I usually go back to this restaurant because of it’s attractive décor and also very well-run.... More 

1 Thank rusticalley
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Here is a place that ranks very high in my experience . Open only for dinner the place is not expensive. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Ambiance is easy.

Thank eMark

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208-2248
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-729-5383

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?